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The Joy Motel

216 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Eureka Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015
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    2 of 5 stars
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    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The JOY is a neat little place. The theme is very retro, with very unique and original decor. It was very clean and run by the owner, herself. It is currently being renovated, so it's not in perfect condition but it is quaint and clean. The owner was very accommodating and I had a great stay. I was there toward... More 

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missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

not worth the $69 plus tax for sure, more like a $29 dollar no tell motel Safety concerns abound, does Eureka springs not have inspectors??? First off the room smelled like mold, it was visible on bathroom walls , and outer wall near balcony! dont get me started on what was wrong with the balcony, door from our room to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We couldn't have picked colder weather for our getaway stay here in January....it was 12 degrees one night. Our host Marcia couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating bustling around to make sure we had our extra fluffy blankets for the really comfortable king-sized bed, and then an extra radiator to keep us snug. The room was large, and beautifully... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed three nights in September. We could tell that the new owners are working hard to renovate. They were very accommodating and eager to please. I saw a picture of the pool before it was cleaned up and it wasn't pretty, but now it's very nice. There were deer walking around right outside the room. It's an old motel.... More 

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Anadarko, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we got there in a down pour and hail and they let us leave our motorcycles under the awning till morning, the rooms are very roomy,clean and an awesome price and the location was great. Got an awesome breakfast across the street at myrtie mays and the,trolly stop right there. You couldn't ask for a better host (Randy) . We... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent the Thanksgiving weekend of 2013 at the Joy Motel. This establishment was in the process of being renovated. The pool, which was not open, is now open and is salt water as we understand. We had a wonderful experience. The accomodations were fresh and pleasant. The bath has its own heater. It is convenient to the many attractions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the kitsch!!! Funky, fun, and friendly! We go to Eureka for the unique experience. And the Joy does not disappoint. Great location, and the people are fab! Priced reasonably and a happy place to rest!

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Marsha, the new owner bought the hotel in late 2013 and has spent numerous hours and I hate to think how much money on its restoration. The pool has been restored and looks fabulous. The renovation will take longer than Marsha intended, I'm sure. As a business owner in Eureka Springs I admire her vision and wish her the best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was our first visit to the Joy since it changed hands. The previous owners were old hippies and decorated this 40's era motel with a 60s theme. They served pancakes off a hot plate in the morning. We liked to stay in the Jimi Hendrix room and relax next to the large pool. It was fun and the rooms... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Hello, this review is for the Joy Motel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This property has buildings from the 20s, 40s, and 50s. It is being renovated and has extensive amounts of downed trees due to an ice storm. We had a renovated king room. New carpet, New bed. We loved the vintage bathroom with period fixtures. Don't expect the Hampton,... More 

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