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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I didn't read the previous reviews and I should have. They are very accurate. When I booked, the person on the phone was super nice and I thought this would be a neat place---wrong! We were paying 120 a night and a pet fee...Where to start, the cottage smelled like mold. There was one heater that was on in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

You'd be better off staying at the Bates Motel. I can honestly say I have never stayed in worse conditions. If you do stay I would advise bringing your own water to drink and make coffee, etc as all that comes out of the tap is orange due to the condition of the pipes. The carpet was dirty as were... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I initially reserved a queen room at $55 for 3 nights. I understood that the low rate was not refundable. When I found out a friend would be joining me, I called to see if I could bump my reservation to a cabin and I did. $147/night with tax. Must be really nice. (Nope) When I checked into the Pine... More 

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Thayer, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Wow.. what a experience... should charge by the hour. It was a very bad experience, in all the times I've traveled this was the worse one ever. After 20 minutes there wanted our money back, because the room reeked of mold, there was water damage every where, the bathroom wasn't clean, the entry doors were deteriorated from water damage. The... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When we pulled up to the office there was no body around to help us. We called the motel phone number only to find a blackberry laying on the counter ringing. someone did come help us about 5 minutes later. She took us to room 10, where we were welcomed with half a door mat and ducktape numbers on the... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were to stay at the joy motel 10-15 through 10-17. I had read some bad reviews but was ASSURED by the owner we would get a newly remodeled room due to my bad allergies and asthma I cannot be around mold. Not that anyone should be as it is DEADLY dangerous. Upon arrival we were put in room 24.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff was friendly, parking was plentiful, the price was cheap, and you can see deer from the back deck. The peeling wallpaper, dead bugs, dust, and mildew smell were the dealbreakers for me though. Maybe if I was in one of the remodeled rooms this review would have been different.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We were there for Labor Day weekend and didn't have much of a choice in rooms. They put us in ground floor room that reeked of mold. The bedding was not clean, the floor was dirty, and the general place was in disrepair. Still couging from the mold. This motel has the potential for being a nice place, with its... More 

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Jasper, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I stayed at the Joy Motel this past weekend, and found the experience pleasant. The room was spacious, the sheets and towels freshly laundered and contrary to another review, I found no stains or mold. The motel is obviously in the process of renovation, and knowing that, I didn't look too hard for things that still need updating. I was... More 

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Redfield, AR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Please let me begin by saying I like to focus on the good in things, but after much thought I found very little good in the Joy Motel. I stayed there in early July, 2015. I made a reservation through Expedia, arrived in Eureka Springs during the middle of the afternoon and when I went to the office to check... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mid-Century "Retro" appointed Queen & King Suites + Original Cabins, Eco-Friendly All Natural Fiber Linens + Amenities."Nestled into Nature" Picnic Area Fire Pit Balconies with Wooded Views Walking Trail all under Canopy of Native Pines.Ideally Located on upper 62 West, Historic Loop at Trolley Stop #100. Leisurely walk downhill to village shops, restaurants & galleries. Hikers will delight in exploring nearby Historic Black Bass Lake"Where Friends & Memories are Made Since 1929" ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Joy Motel

Address: 216 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Location: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: $66 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Joy Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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