We have stayed in this hotel many times of the past 15 years and floated the Spring River. It is a great little country motel and is in a great location to several of the float and fishing outfitters in the area. It does not have a restraunt in or nearby but there is a truck stop (that serves an excellant breakfast) about a mile north on highway 63.
It has a wooden deck in the rear that is open to people staying in the motel, which overlooks the Spring Rover. Early morning views of the river and the trout fishermen is a very peaceful view.
When we visited last August (2003) a Subway sandwich place had been built directly across the road from the motel which added to the motel stay. The motel also has a nice, clean swimming pool.
While this motel is definately not the Hilton, the rooms are clean and kept up, even though it is an older motel. It felt good to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves with our group of friends on the deck of the motel after a long day of floating.
The room rates were around $50.00 a night, which was very reasonable if you compare it to hotel and motel rooms in nearby Hardy, AR. The second floor has very large rooms that over look the river on the back side.
They even have a couple of rooms that have three full size beds in each room (which works great if you have a few kids with you).
There is plenty of parking so if you are pulling a boat or camper, you won't have problems finding a parking spot.
We have stayed here many times and have never had any problems with the management or with our rooms. Once, we were given a room that the airconditioner was pretty loud so they moved up immediately with no questions asked. We have never had anything messed with or stolen from our vehicle or our rooms while we stayed there. Everyone is usually VERY nice, although sometimes when there are large parties or groups staying there it may get a little loud.
To my knowledge, they do not allow pets but I say that because I have never seen any pets while I was there. While they don't have a lots of convience things in the rooms, they do have airconditioners, clean towels and coffee makers. They also have an ice machine on the lower floor by the office.
It is a good value for the price and in a great location. Food, gas and liquor is nearby.
The only drawback I can recall about this motel is that Highway 63 is a VERY busy highway with lots of tractor trailer traffic, which sometimes is loud if you have a room in the front of the motel. If you are lucky enough to get a second floor room or a room at the back of the hotel, I think you will enjoy it more.
- Also Known As:
- Riverview Motel Mammoth Spring