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Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Osage Beach
Overland Park, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Shows a little age, but still a fun place to stay”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed at Tan Tar A for the second time this year the other night. The rate was very competitive and much lower than the Lodge of the Four Seasons for a weeknight stay. I was in a room by the fitness center/indoor pool. It shared a long balcony with other rooms and had a nice view of the lake. The room was larger than your typical hotel room. It was clean and functional..nothing too fancy, but it was fine. The room had free wifi.

I used the fitness center and the pool. They have a nice variety of fitness equipment with a couple of tv's going and the pool and hot tub are very nice.

I found the staff throughout the resort to be very friendly. This resort is a throwback to the 80's with regard to the light fixtures, carpet, etc., but I think that is what makes it unique and a fun experience. It all appears clean, just a little aged. If they spent the money to restore this to today's standards, the rooms would cost twice as much...I'm fine the way it is as long as they keep it clean!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We come here every year. We love the estates section best. This time we had a small problem but the resort gave us coupons for waterpark to compensate. Recommend summer time there is more to do then. The waterpark is nice and we always get a lakeview as the lake is calming and lovely. Great place to walk and enjoy the nature too

  • Stayed November 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

The room had a great view of the lake, but the rooms were were very outdated and furniture was terrible, the beds were like sleeping on a rock. The resort had some decent amenities Burger King, indoor water park, pizza, and a another restaurant but none of them were excellent. It was in a great location to go out to other places

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Dearborn, Missouri
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I have been to this resort several times in the last 38 years. This time we were there for a business meeting. There is nothing majorly wrong here other than the need for updating. Things are getting old and worn. I must say that they have a very nice fitness area.
I hope they address the age issues of the property.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Was able to get a room for $75 per night (not including the $10 daily resort fee) via Priceline bidding. Room was in the 7 story Tower E which is the newest building in the resort. The upper floors provide nice lake views. Room was clean and had 2 double size beds, refrigerator, round table and 2 chairs. The double beds are great for 1 adult or 2 kids, but would be a pretty tight fit for a couple. Resort is off the beaten path a little which is nice and also only 5-15 minutes away from all shopping, dining, and entertainment you want which is also nice. Like most resort properties, there are a lot a activities on site but most cost extra (water park, mini golf). The $10 daily resort fee does provide you with free wi-fi and newspaper. The golf courses looked nice and the resort grounds are nice. Although I was fortunate enough to get placed in Tower E, I could see that several of the surrounding buildings seemed old and could also have older decor inside as well. I would stay here again if I could guarantee the same building, but likely would not pay over $100-110 per night. Would hate to pay that amount and get laced in one of the older buildings.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Warsaw, Missouri
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This was my first stay at Tan Tar A. The hotel staff were friendly but unfortunately understaffed resulting in a long line at check in. The facility is just plain old and worn out. I needed a map to navigate the long hallways and parking facilities. My room was clean and in the main building which is an advantage if the weather is bad. The TV in the room was an antique as is most of the decor and carpeting throughout the resort. I have to admit I was not confident in the condition of the elevators and kept to taking the stairs. I will probably stay somewhere else when visiting the area again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

First of all, DO NOT HAVE YOUR NAILS DONE at the spa!!! I had Gel nail polish on when I arrived. They did not offer gel polish and did not know how to take it off. I mentioned to them a number of times that you scuff then let soak in acetone. They did not scuff and soaked. It did not come off. They then filed it off by hand as they did not have a dremmel and in the process filed my real nail off on 4 nails nearly to the quick. It was darker pink in the over filed area and painfull. I had to cut them all down as the thin ones kept splitting down the middle. Then they slapped on polish. Got it all over my fingers and cuticles. It bubbled, smeared and they had no quickdry top coast or UV lights so it was botched in about 5 minutes after leaving. The massage was good as was the facial. The resort is OK. A little dated and musty smelling in halls. Breakfast buffet not bad. DO NOT eat any of the lunch or dinner buffets. They are over priced and really really bad! They did not refresh the food when empty, old, off color and crusty. Most was not hot. Health inspector get your thermometer out.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
Address: 494 Tan Tar a Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065
Location: United States > Missouri > Lake of the Ozarks > Osage Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Osage Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark 3*
Number of rooms: 700
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Tan-Tar-A Resort, we provide guests endless excitement with an abundance of year round recreational activities in a casual and relaxed resort setting with an experienced team of friendly staff. Conveniently located on the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri,Tan-Tar-A Resort offers a great value for families, couples, and conference attendees with:- Exciting water adventures including wave runners, and ski, pontoon & paddle boat rentals- Wet, wild indoor family fun at Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark- 27 holes of championship golf with tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and breathtaking vistas of the Lake of the Ozarks- The "Bears Den" Arcade, guided horseback trail rides, miniature golf, a bowling alley and two outdoor tennis courts provide guests of all ages a variety of fun experiences- Seasonal supervised fun for kids ages 4-12 at "Kids Kabin" and "Camp Tan-Tar-A". While the adults are golfing or enjoying a romantic day at the spa, the kids can have the times of their lives with a variety of affordable fun activities2- Windjammer Spa and Salon is the place to spend a day nourishing your body and soul in an intimate, relaxed setting- 9 restaurants & lounges available to suit every palate and pocketbook, from hardy casual Ozark favorites to lakeside dining- Over 90,000 square feet of customizable indoor meeting space with 30 meeting rooms,as well as multiple scenic outdoor venues- Experienced, down-to-earth conference planning team offering solutions to unique group events- Personalized, custom wedding services, down to the last detail ... more   less 
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Tan Tar Hotel Osage Beach
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