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Savannah, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This treasure of a small town Van Buren in the middle of the Ozarks is always a pleasure to go back to in the summer. From floating on the current river to finding this cute motel. It's very clean, the staff are so friendly and happy to help with anything you need at any time. The room me and my... More 

2 Thank nikito93
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for leaving us a review! Every review helps and we appreciate it greatly. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Starlight Motel!! We hope to see you again next year! More 

New Baden, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I appreciated the fact that we had a refrigerator in the room, which was clean except for some cobwebs (complete with spiders) in the corners. This is "bare-bones" lodging, in my opinion. Not a whole lot better than tent camping. There was a sign in the bathroom that read: "Put toilet paper in the trash can, PLEASE!" The carpet was... More 

Thank USAtravels77
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for leaving a review! Every review helps! We do apologize that your stay here was not well. We have owned the Starlight Motel for a very short period of time and we update as much as we can each year, doing the worst parts of the motel first. The Starlight Motel is old and requires lots of... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Very nice little place to stay for the price. The room was very clean and well taken care of. The owners were young but extremely nice and respectful. It's an older hotel so you could still hear guests in the rooms next to you. But after 10pm it was very quiet. It was the perfect place to stay for us.... More 

4 Thank Rhiannon A
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Starlight Motel! More 

Annapolis, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My fiancé and I go to Van Buren about 2 times a month, and we ALWAYS stay at Star Light! It's cheap, has nice bathrooms, extremely clean, and very well taken care of! You get what you pay for, in such a small town! The owners and staff are very friendly, and laid back. The pool is great, and never... More 

5 Thank MerElizabeth
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business. One thing in your review that I would like to mention is the quiet hours. We actually do have quiet hours here from 10 pm to 7 am but we aren't excessively strict with them like some other establishments you may find. Some hotels/motels ask guests to be in their rooms... More 

greenfield mo.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed at the motel for one night...we were planning on staying 3 nights,The room was very dirty...the carpet was stained with what looked like motor oil.The walls had been repaired but not painted.the shower had mold in it...and then there was the bugs...the tv had no remote control...the room smelled of animal poo or a cat box.I have never... More 

2 Thank Pat P
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do apologize that your stay here was not the best. We are still fairly new owners and we are renovating as much as we can each year. It is our goal to make the Starlight Motel a better place to stay for our guests and we appreciate any feedback given so that we can... More 

Bensalem, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The new young owners are really trying with this property. They have done a lot of new renovations and continue to do so. We were not able to float on the river due to severe flooding, but the owners gave us a huge discount due to so many cancellations while we kept reservations anyway. Very helpful and considerate owners. An... More 

7 Thank Connie E
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good stay here! We are deeply sorry about the flooding that Van Buren experienced last summer and we hope that this summer (2014) will be a better one! I am happy to say that we did indeed make all the rooms nonsmoking this year! Also, we have spent much... More 

Marion, Illinois
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We chose the Starlight because of availability and price and at first, we were satistfied. For an older building, the facilities were clean and well-kept. During the middle of our first night, the people in the room next to ours were very loud - we could hear numerous voices talking, banging on doors, etc. However, we didn't talk to management... More 

4 Thank Jeanna N
Matthew S, Owner at Starlight Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do hope you received the letter and your charger in the mail. I am going to post an explanation for others as well who see this review. Sometimes there are instances where other guests are being noisy inside and outside of their rooms and if such a case arises, please never hesitate to let... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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189 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

You don't have a lot of choices in Van Buren. With that being said, the Starlight was a great little bargain. I have stayed in the other little motels in V.B., but, I would have to say this would be my pic of the litter except for Big Spring Road Motel. Big Spring Road Motel is a lot more per... More 

3 Thank Debi M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

I stayed at the starlight motel from april 30 to may 8,2011....the room i had was very clean, the people that own this place were very nice, I had a awsome time & look foward to going again, thank you starlight owners

1 Thank danielnahodil
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near downtown Van Buren, Missouri, the Starlight Motel is a small, quaint motel located in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest along the Ozark National Scenic Riverways! The Starlight Motel is only two minutes from the Current River where thousands of people come every year all year-round to enjoy floating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and much much more! Van Buren is also home to Big Spring, one of the world's largest springs! The Starlight Motel has 12 rooms total; 4 doubles with kitchenette areas, 4 doubles without kitchenette areas, 2 single kings, and 2 single queens. All rooms have mini fridges, air conditioning, and cable television. The kitchenette rooms have all of these amenities, plus a microwave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starlight Motel

Address: 1409 Main Street, Van Buren, MO 63965
Location: United States > Missouri > Van Buren
Number of rooms: 12
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