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BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Van Buren
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not new but clean”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This hotel was not new but it was very clean. The staff were exceptional. The maids even made eye contact and smiled...something you don't normally see. We stayed on the bottom floor and really didn't hear any noise until the next morning. If you want to sleep late, you should let them know at check in. We were on the bottom floor by the pool so at least we didn't hear any cars at night. There was a laundry room! I was able to wash my stinky clothes but bring your own detergent. It's pretty expensive to buy it there. Bring quarters for the washer and dryer. Breakfast was decent. The gravy was delicious.

Room Tip: In the morning you hear the maid going across the balcony above you with her cart. It wasn't re...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

BOB LINGO
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BEST WESTERN VAN BUREN INN
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Portland, OR
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

No bells and whistles at this hotel, but the staff and the facility are pleasant. The rooms are dated, but have a working TV and fridge. This is a nice place to stay if your looking for an overnight stop to rest, shower, and go the next day. They do have a nice complimentary breakfast. They do not have ice machines, but do have ice in ice chest in the lobby full of ice if you need it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 479-474-8100.


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BOB LINGO
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BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Found this hotel on travelocity while traveling to Hot Springs, AR. The gentleman at the front desk was very informative and friendly. The room was what you would expect from a Best Western. It was clean and everything worked well.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

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northern california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stopped here on our trip to Memphis, choosing this over the ones in nearby Fort Smith because of price. This was conveniently located off of I40 and our room was nice. We did not have road noise and we had the added comvenience of having a wonderful restuarant within walking distance. Would definetly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

BOB LINGO
Asst. Manager
BEST WESTERN VAN BUREN INN
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Dahlonega, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2011

We were deciding between this best western and the one in fort smith. This one was much cheaper so even though the other one was newer, we chose the one in Van Buren. Great choice. Wonderful staff, nice breakfast, large clean rooms.

Franks Italian next door has wonderful food at great prices. Walk right over.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

BOB LINGO
Asst. Manager
BEST WESTERN VAN BUREN INN
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

We checked in late and left early the next morning. It was conveniently located just off the interstate, parking lot was well lit, and beds comfortable. Front desk staff and "breakfast lady" were friendly and helpful. Hotel left a gift bag of snacks and bottled water in the room.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank HNAC
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

BOB LINGO
Asst. Manager
BEST WESTERN VAN BUREN INN
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missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2010

while traveling to dallas we were looking for a good nights sleep for a reasonable price. we found it here. the guy at the front desk was very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. we were looking for free wifi and free breakfast and we found that too. would recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bob L, Manager at BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn.

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 479-474-8100.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

BOB LINGO
Asst. Manager
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Property: BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn
Address: 1903 North 6th Street, Van Buren, AR 72956 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > Arkansas > Van Buren
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Van Buren
#4 Romantic Hotel in Van Buren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn This exceptional Arkansas hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 40 at Exit 5 and features affordable rates, clean rooms and unforgettable customer service, which makes this the best hotel in Van Buren. Guests will find themselves close to some of the area's best attractions - like the Old Fort Smith Historic District, Fort Smith Museum, Field of Dreams Baseball Field, downtown Van a short drive away and are also within walking distance. Don't forget to hop on the Arkansas Missouri Railroad, visit the King Opera House or see a show at the Alma Performing Art Center. Each spacious, well-appointed room comes complete with free newspaper, free wireless Internet access, 37 inch HD TV, fridge and microwave. Other hotel amenities include a full hot breakfast each morning, fitness center, an outdoor pool - open May until September - 24-hour front desk service, guest laundry and more. This Van Buren, Arkansas hotel is also pet friendly. Business guests will appreciate having a business center in the lobby, meeting and conference facilities, and a location close by local businesses and corporations. Our friendly staff is waiting to welcome you to your home away from home while on vacation. ... more   less 
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