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“Valentine's Day trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Happy Days Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1400 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester, OK 74501   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in McAlester
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Texarkana, Texas
1 review
“Valentine's Day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I LOVE this hotel. We used to live in McAlester and have always wanted to stay there ever since it was built. We would often eat at Angels Diner. We are children of the 50s and love to step back in time. Now that we live in TX, we come visit our son in McAlester. We were also celebrating Valentine's Day/39th Anniversary. Everyone is so nice and helpful. We WILL stay there again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit. We are very glad you finally got to stay with us and had an enjoyable Valentine's Day & Anniversary. We look forward to getting to know you mare as you take that "Step back in time" to those wonderful days of the 50's.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed in the Happy Day Hotel because the location was near our meeting site. We've stayed there before. We were very pleased with the rooms. They are themed for Movie Stars from the 50's and early 60's. Ours was Marilyn Monroe themed. The rooms are small but clean and the furniture is in good condition. The staff was very friendly and efficient. They serve a limited breakfast that we didn't eat but right next door is a diner furnished in the same theme and we found it to be very good and not expensive at all. There are several places to stay in McAlester Oklahoma but I recommend the Happy Days for a unique experience.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for that great review. We are glad you choose us over & over and plan to return. We love to be the meeting place over & over again.
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Marietta, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is by far one of the best hotels I have stayed in so far. The ambiance is great! There is a free breakfast and behind the hotel is a recreation center/bar. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
I am very glad you enjoyed your stay here at Happy Days Hotel in McAlester, OK. We are always glad to hear that our guests take the time to eat at Angel's Diner & visit Great Balls of Fire, as well. It makes for a well rounded trip to be able to "Eat, Stay & Play" without having to drive to get to do something.
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Laurel, MD
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

While travelling from Killeen, Tx to Illinois we found this hotel. The location was perfect as it sits right on the highway. It seemed a bit weird, but its great if you enjoy themed hotels. I really just wanted a nice, clean place to stay after driving for awhile.

It was that and more. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were extremely clean, and the breakfast was great. The price at the time was about 60 dollars, so it was a great value. Parking was also free which is a plus. If I am ever in the area again, I would stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for giving a nice review. We like to hear from new and old friends how their stay was.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We happened upon this place travelling through. Great value and clean rooms. Personal touch. American family owned and operated. They also have a diner and a bowling alley right there owned by same family. They allow pets too with no hassle.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sparks, OK
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We drove our classic car to the Fall Classic last October and stayed in the Lucy Room. We loved it!!! We enjoyed our stay so much that we reserved a block of rooms for our Early Ford V8 Chapter for this year's Fall Classic. The rooms are immaculate and the staff, though small, could teach some large chain hotels how a hotel should be run. Not only are they friendly but they go out of their way to be helpful. I wanted to make sure our club members could all stay together and enjoy the experience. Thanks, Happy Days...you sure made us "Happy". See you on the 17th....

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The 50's theme was fun. The Hotel was very clean. The Room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The breakfest was adequate but basic. Best value for the price. We enjoyed our stay and plan on staying there next trip.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1400 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester, OK 74501
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Location: United States > Oklahoma > McAlester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in McAlester
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Happy Days Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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