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“Worst Motel In The USA.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Journey With Inn

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Journey With Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Heber Springs
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“Worst Motel In The USA.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2006

The worst motel I have stayed in in the UNITED STATES, and I was in the military and have been all over the US. Over priced, under kept, and should be shut down. Also they rent by the week for immigrant workers.

  • Stayed June 2006
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2006

We stayed at the Journey With Inn with another couple for a long weekend on the lake in June 2006. We requested two non-smoking rooms at the time we made our reservation, and were told that all rooms were smoking rooms, but were cleaned thoroughly after each guest checked out.

We arrived a few minutes before the office closed at 10 PM and checked in, with a few problems; one credit card was charged an incorrect amount, and it took quite a few minutes to fix that and pay for our second night. After getting checked in, we checked out our rooms.

The rooms were very small, which we expected. The kitchenette was acceptable, but the fridge was unplugged, and over the course of the weekend, never got cool enough to keep milk at a safe temperature, even turned as high as it would go. There was a lone Twinkie in one of the cabinets that looked like it had been there since the late 1980's. I left it as a gift for the next tenant.

The bathroom was TINY. I can't think of a good adjective that means "a lot smaller than tiny", so I'm not sure if you're getting the picture here. Maybe 4 feet by 5 feet. Stand-up shower that was approximately 2x2. If you dropped the soap, you had to OPEN THE DOOR to bend down to retrieve it.... It was obvious that the tile was very old and not well-maintained, but at least the bathroom was clean.

The bed area barely accommodated the bed, which was surprisingly comfortable, the upright chest of 4 drawers, and the 20" TV and stand. The entire room reeked of stale smoke. When we arrived home, our luggage and clothes smelled of smoke. It was pretty bad.

There was a connecting door between our room and the next; the door on our side *had* a lock, but it didn't actually LOCK. Out of curiousity, I opened the door. On the other side was a corresponding door, with a peephole carved through it at about waist level. Nice. We kept the upholstered armchair pushed against the door all weekend.

The pool that they advertise was not in evidence. Apparently, it had been filled in to make more parking. Which is a good thing, because there were approximately 12 parking spaces for the ENITRE motel. Our second day, we had to move our car because a truck with a large boat on a trailer needed to park, which took up about 5 of the spaces.

To sum up this (rather long) review, I doubt that we will return to the Journey With Inn. The pictures on their website look nice, but don't be fooled. If you can afford it, stay somewhere else. This is one Journey I wish I hadn't taken.

  • Stayed June 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2004

For a single mom with two kids, this motel was really a nice find.
Right across the street from a nice park, walking distance to a lot of places, very affordable and clean, we'll be back for another visit soon!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2003

We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay, and were SO surprised and pleased at this motel. The rooms are VERY clean and the staff really took care of our every need. Even gave us a toaster and an iron.
Having a furnished kitchen was a real convenience--even dishes are provided. The location is right in the middle of everything. We loved having the Trailfest right across the street.

G.P.

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Property: Journey With Inn
Address: 120 E Main St, Heber Springs, AR 72543-3113
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Location: United States > Arkansas > Heber Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Heber Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
JOURNEY WITH INN (Extended Stay) Motel conveniently located in Downtown Heber Springs. Movie theater, coffee shop, downtown shopping, townhall and restaurant is in walking distance. We have newly remodeled rooms with 32”flat screen TV with cable in all the rooms. We have kitchenette rooms with full size refrigerator and microwave. Free high speed wireless internet is also available. Security camera on premises. Spring Park is right across from the motel.It has children’s playground, skate park and basketball court. It also has natural Springs and Waking Trail. Greers ferry lake and Red river is under 2 miles. We have competitive daily rates. We also offer Weekly and Monthly rates for your Extended Stay. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Please call for the rates and Special offer! ... more   less 
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