We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Joy Motel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Joy Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 33: English reviews
Start your review of The Joy Motel
 Click to rate
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rented and paid online and the pictures were very deceiving. We got there and it was a broken down, deserted place. First we went into the Bluebird Cottage... Gross. Stained sheets! I called Marcia because the fridge didn't work and asked if we could switch to Pine Cone Cottage. She let us in and it was even worse. Rust,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jamiefrancen
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was someone's big mistake: they never fixed it up, left it in a horrible state, no one ever liked it and now they are selling it. Hopefully, someone will buy it and fix it up! It could be a very nice place IF....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank annmac2015
Keller, Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are looking for cookie cutter, do not stay here. This is a delightful, quirky, comfortable, cozy adventure. The patio out back was a lovely spot to sit and just be. It was very quiet and the bed was super comfy. It's an old hotel, yet a place to remember. Not a chain, run of the mill place. We...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jason-christy H
Athens, Illinois
Reviewed 9 October 2016

NO! NO! NO! NO to Pine Cone Cottage at Joy Lodging in Eureka Springs AR. When we arrived to check in the air conditioner did not work correctly, we like it fairly cool. Owner said she would give our money back…we went elsewhere…5 weeks later still no refund. She actually rented the cabin to someone else for 2 of the...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank 681GregC
Missouri
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Don't waste your money.. go someplace else... this place is terrible.. "retro" means old, worn out and not maintained.. no cold water in bathroom sink.. I had to fix.. toilet would not flush.. I had to fix..

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank dkmo2016
Missouri
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

In short, move on quickly.... want to read more, ok. You came across this place based on price. Well if it was only 10.00, that's ten dollars a night it would be too much, really. I secured 3 rooms for our riding group 3 months or more ago. Arrival went check in went well, but that is all...when you see...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Kevin G
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This cute, retro motel was built in the 1930's...the tiling at the bottom of the salt water pool says so. If you want a nostalgic motel to stay, similar to those retro Route 66 motels, stay here. The furnishings inside the rooms match the time period. Beware, the bathroom fixtures are dated to the time period. The motel was cute...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank amberapocalypse
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It's hard to tell if any human being actually tends to this place. It is dirty, broken stuff and just plain awful. DO NOT BELIEVE ANY "GOOD" REVIEWS ! I wonder how they do any business at all after a party sees their room.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank annmac2015
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The owner was very nice on the phone, and the price, though $109/night, was less than other cottages in the area. We stayed in the Bluebird, and can only describe it as a camping cabin. There is a small mini fridge, window style a/c unit, coffee maker, TV, and a microwave. The entire unit smells of must and mildew, and...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Brian R
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The motel has so much potential to be a great boutique motel but falls way short of the online description. My husband and I stayed there for the weekend and originally asked for an upper corner room. Apparently, the one we were given had not been remodeled or cleaned in a very long time. Dead spiders, stained sheets and carpet...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Jennifer W

31 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Eureka Springs hotels
0.3 mi away
Eureka Matterhorn Towers
Eureka Matterhorn Towers
#19 of 36 in Eureka Springs
144 reviews
1.2 mi away
Brydan Suites
Brydan Suites
#20 of 36 in Eureka Springs
106 reviews
1.1 mi away
Land O Nod Inn
Land O Nod Inn
#13 of 36 in Eureka Springs
210 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 mi away
Wagner Inn
Wagner Inn
#28 of 36 in Eureka Springs
40 reviews
2.1 mi away
Regency Inn
Regency Inn
#5 of 36 in Eureka Springs
224 reviews
0.9 mi away
Swiss Village Inn
Swiss Village Inn
#34 of 36 in Eureka Springs
74 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mid-Century "Retro" appointed Queen & King Suites + Original Cabins, Eco-Friendly All Natural Fiber Linens + Amenities."Nestled into Nature" Picnic Area Fire Pit Balconies with Wooded Views Walking Trail all under Canopy of Native Pines.Ideally Located on upper 62 West, Historic Loop at Trolley Stop #100. Leisurely walk downhill to village shops, restaurants & galleries. Hikers will delight in exploring nearby Historic Black Bass Lake"Where Friends & Memories are Made Since 1929" ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Joy Motel

Address: 216 W van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3649
Region: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: £53 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Joy Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your The Joy Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Joy Hotel Eureka Springs
The Joy Hotel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Joy Motel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Joy Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had a queen, downstairs. Very cozy and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jasonchristyh, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take a room on the top floor. It's away from the noise!”
 of 5 bubbles amberapocalypse, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles brianrN760GE, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do Not Stay At This Location!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles praytm, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere.”
  • Toilet parts were broken.  We had to operate it by hand.
  • Parking
  • Non-functioning infrared heater
  • Baseboard in kitchen
  • No place to plug the heater in
  • Looks safe to me.
  • Outlet strips in use
  • tight parking at Pine Cone cabine
 of 5 bubbles Sunlady1120, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5