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“Not bad for the price but don't expect much” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Hollow Motel

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231 Fountain St, Hot Springs, AR 71901   |  
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Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Hot Springs
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“Not bad for the price but don't expect much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2006

I read great reviews and one terrible review of this place before we came. I'm sitting on the outside balcony now realizing both opinions could be correct. The place is very old and showing it's age. The rooms were clean..that wasn't a problem but you could smell smoke all around although the back of our door said no smoking. Two rooms down are two rather large dogs with their owners...they haven't barked too loudly but I would hate to be next to them. Don't expect any other services here. There aren't any except some VHS tapes in the "office" and a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker in the room. The office was locked when we arrived at 4pm..I rang the doorbell but no answer. I called them and told them I was standing out front and was told to ring the bell...which I had done several times. She finally came out and tried it only to find it wasn' t working. This appears to be a family run place so don't expect full service. However, if you are looking for a place that is cheap but yet clean, this could be a good choice for you. I wouldn't bring a family here but as an earlier review said, this would be a great place to share a room with several young people. The location is good as you can easily walk to bathhouse row and many places to eat from the hotel.
If someone would take this place and take it back to the correct period for decor, this could be a really nice place instead of just a decent place for a good price.

Stayed June 2006
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2006

Yes, the people are friendly, but this motel is what one might affectionately term a dump. It was okay for one night passing through; however, I would never recommend it to anyone but a group of teens looking for a cheap place to pile into for ten bucks apiece. The mattresses were sooooo old and worn, the floor had holes in it, and the closet was in dire need of repair. If you are used to camping or hostel living, it will probably be fine for you. If you are looking for a minimal but decent hotel environment at a savings, keep looking.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Disliked — The room and beds.
  • Tips/Secrets — There are many inexpensive motels in the area ... look around.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Happy Hollow Motel

Address: 231 Fountain St, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Location: United States > Arkansas > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Happy Hollow Hotel Hot Springs
Happy Hollow Hot Springs

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