This is an older motel, and yes, you get an actual key for your room. The rooms are small, but our family of four spent almost a week there and survived. Our room had 2 full size beds. I prefer firm pillows and ended up purchasing one at a nearby Walmart because theirs just didn't have the support I wanted. It was nice to actually have sheets that smelled clean.
As far as cleanliness. Overall, I was comfortable staying there. Bedding, sink, toilet and shower were all very clean. There was some dust on the tv and along the baseboards (rather thick along the baseboards), but the motel is located right on the highway. You could tell that the room had been vacuumed, but the vacuum just didn't get up along the baseboards.
Sink was right in the room at the end of one of the beds. Wall air conditioner worked great. We also had a coffee pot, fridge, satellite tv, and free wi-fi. There was one office-type chair in our room, no desk or table (there wasn't room).
One pleasant surprise was how quiet it was. Even though the highway was right out front, traffic didn't keep any of us awake. Walls must be pretty thick because we didn't hear anything from any of our neighbors aside from an occasional wall bump. The rooms are non-smoking, but there are chairs outside of the rooms for those that wish to smoke.
Owners were very, very nice and helpful. They even gave us information about places to eat, etc. They eagerly attended to our needs. We asked about an iron (none in the room) and the owner said she had one that we could use.
Continental breakfast was very good. Cereal, sweet rolls, bagels, fruit, biscuits and gravy, milk, coffee, hot chocolate, and juice.
There were a few bugs. But, the motel is in the country and that is to be expected. We had a couple of spiders and a couple of gnats in our room, but no nasty bugs. I always check for bed bugs and I'm happy to report there were none found.
The best description I could give would be to think of "lake cottage" in a motel room. For the price, it was well worth a couple of minor inconveniences (smaller room and a couple of spiders). Even though my two teenagers were disappointed at first, they both ended up saying that they would stay there again.
They offered a BBQ grill and horseshoe pits out front.
One more note: We noticed a for sale sign in the yard out front, but the owners still were excellent hosts!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small motel located at the gateway to the Ozarks, 5 miles south of Hardy AR. Dedicated to making you feel at home and comfortable, on your journey, we offer SAT TV with Starzs & Encore wi-fi and a continental breakfast, cold AC for the summer and hot heaters for the winter. ... more less
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