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“days gone by glamorous luxury in a resort town of fun, great food, shopping and history.”

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South Shore Lake Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lake Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Mena, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“days gone by glamorous luxury in a resort town of fun, great food, shopping and history.”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Good location....good staff....great RCI price, lakeview, bridge lights....but why some may call dated....is a remembrance to the building and design of the abundant, prosperous life we lived, built and enjoyed of the 80-90's....large rooms, brocade, silks, mirrors, big, comfy stuffed furniture.....gold bathroom fixtures, walk in shower, double vanity, balconies. Townhouse floor plan and double fireplaces. It snowed several days, we had views, fires and a lovely time.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Fran P
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Arkansas
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

WOW at the Amazing Views from this BEAUTIFUL LAKE HAMILTON FRONTING and MOUNTAIN SIDE RESORT with aprox 18 ACRES to play, swim, walk, tennis, fish, and boat!

TWO POOLS with one ON THE WATERFRONT and one at top of hill.

EXTREMELY CLOSE to EVERYTHING! Great restaurants on the water, fine dining, mall, movie theaters, shopping, and entertainment!

Room Tip: LAKE FRONT is busy, but just off has incrediable views of lake, pool, mtns. and holiday fireworks!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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10 Thank jesunrise
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Russell Springs, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We enjoy staying at South shore lake resort, we got a lake view room. The unit a large and there is two outside pools and a game room. It is only (maybe 5 mins) to down town Hot springs where a person can get a hot bath and message. It is close to The Bell a nice dinner cruise with great food and many other things.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank anita059
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Searcy, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have utilized our timeshare at South Shore Lake Resort for only a couple of years now, but it is a great property. We have another timeshare in north central Arkansas at a different time of year, that is more rustic. We enjoy all of the amenities of Hot Springs that are within 10 minutes drive from South Shore. Great restaurants, Oaklawn gaming year-round, exhibits, lakes, etc. We are caregivers for our elderly parents, who both live within an hour or two of Hot Springs, so we can make emergency runs very quickly if needed. The last two times we went to South Shore, we upgraded to a two-bedroom condo, and really enjoyed our stay even more than the first time. The maintenance fees for timeshare owners are extremely reasonable. All of the facilities are in excellent condition, although there isn't always someone in the office, which is probably the only downside to the property. They also have packages for non-owners, so you don't have to buy to stay there.

Room Tip: Go for the two-bedroom condos.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Jim L
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Paris, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We visit South Shore Lake Resort at least once per year. We just returned from a 3 night stay and were please with what we found. Several things have been upgraded since our last visit. New carpet on the mini golf course (yes they have mini golf on site along with tennis courts, basketball goal, picnic areas with charcoal grills, billiards, ping pong and more), we also noticed upgrades to building exteriors and the second pool that had been closed on our last visit is now renovated and open. Many of the units we have stayed in have been updated, but those that may not be of the most recent style and decor' are always very clean and well maintained. There are a few units we have stayed in that have some trees blocking partial view of the lake, but they are still good. Most have had excellent views. I highly recommend this resort. This isn't a hotel, so their office hours are a little different. I do know that there were some different faces in the office than we have seen in the past, so maybe the phone call issues listed by the other review have been corrected.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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9 Thank NETXresident
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I am simply trying to confirm a reservation to South Shore Resort in Hot Springs but after 4 calls I cannot get an answer.I first talked to a lady named Rita and she told me I needed more information.I gathered the information and called back on Saturday February 16 and could not get a live person to talk to on a Saturday so I left a business phone number that is available 7 days a week.By Thursday February 21 I still had not heard from anyone so I phoned and got Rita again who said oh-well we have been busy,after pressing for more information she put me on hold without asking she just told me.I held for 11 minutes and finally hung up.I am not comfortable recommending this resort or treatment to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank dhinton
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Paris, Texas,
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We have been visiting South Shore Lake Resort for more than 20 years. The staff is very friendly and accomodating, they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The lake view from the balcony with a morning cup of coffee in hand is worth the trip. There are a number of sites that are always enjoyable to re-visit especially Garvin Woodland Gardens and La Hacienda Mexican Resturant.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Russell F
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Additional Information about South Shore Lake Resort

Property: South Shore Lake Resort
Address: 201 Hamilton Oaks Dr, Lake Hamilton, AR 71913-1805
Location: United States > Arkansas > Lake Hamilton
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lake Hamilton
Hotel Class:3 star — South Shore Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resort fun at it's best! Enjoy fabulous views of Lake Hamilton, 2 swimming pools, indoor and outdoor hot tub, tennis, basketball, pickleball, mini-golf, gameroom and playground. ... more   less 
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South Shore Lake Hotel Lake Hamilton

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