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“i really wanted to like the river view, but...”
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Riverview Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jasper
Memphis, Tennessee
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“i really wanted to like the river view, but...”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

$45 ($49.95 w/tax at checkout) gets you a double queen with cinderblock indoor walls, dilapidated drop ceilings and fixtures covered with dust and spiderwebs. window on the door was "fixed" with duct tape and the door itself was ill-fitting of the frame and didn't lock securely.

sheets obviously hadn't been recently laundered. carpet in the room has seen better days (in the 1970's) and the threshold to the bathroom was rusting overhead and filthy. we could hear the neighbors talking/tv throughout the night. and the pool (although we weren't there for the pool) was half-full and 100% green sludge.

on the bright side, the owner is a sweetheart and does things the old fashioned way. more of a handshake deal and you can pay me in the morning when you're ready to checkout. and we didn't see any bugs, so that was good.

i have pretty low standards, but won't be back to the riverview in jasper. pay the extra 20 or 30 bucks for something up the street.

oh, and eat at the ozark cafe. it made the visit worthwhile.

by the way, we stayed here based on tripadvisor and other online reviews. hence, this review (our first).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

Very basic motel in the tiny tourist town of Jasper. Convenient to the town square and some decent restaurants. This is an old 1950's style motel that has not been well maintained. Concrete block interior walls, old style through the wall heating and cooling. Shower was not quite clean and had the beginnings of mold forming. Carpet was pretty worn out and stained. The pool shown on the website was turining green with algae. However, the room was basically clean, sheets were clean, no bedbugs or other varmints. I found it reasonably quiet, even though it's at an intersection of 2 state highways. Price for a double for 2 with tax was $44.60. If you are going up with a buddy to hike/canoe and want a cheap place to crash, it's more substantial than a tent. If you are trying to impress a [potential] significant other, you should probably look for a B&B or cabin rental in the vicinity.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2009

I tried to find a cabin in the Buffalo River area at the last minute but no luck. I found a review for this motel and reserved two rooms. At thirty five dollars a night per room I was able to reserve a room for my son and one for me, I snore. The motel is old and could use some work but the rooms are clean and the folks that run it are very nice. I doubt if my wife would like the motel. There are no malls in the area and she hates hiking.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

If your purpose in visiting the Buffalo River National Park area in Arkansas is recreation, such as hiking or floating the Buffalo River, then you are not going to be spending much time in your hotel anyway. What you are looking for is a clean room with good beds and accommodating hosts. That is what you will find at the Riverview Motel.

Located in downtown Jasper, AR, it is an older style motel, but it is clean and the beds are comfortable. When you get in from your all day outdoor activities, the motel has the best showers I have ever experienced. The water pressure is so hard that it almost feels like a massage. They offer canoe rentals and shuttles back and forth to the put in and take out spots on the river. The owners are nice people and a pleasure to visit with.

If all you want to do is lay around a room all day and relax, then rent one of the nice cabins somewhere between Jasper and Ponca. But just for a clean comfortable place to sleep and shower, this is your best and cheapest bet. When we stayed, the room rates were only $40.00 per night.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riverview Motel
Address: Hwy 7 and Road 74, PO Box 352, Jasper, AR
Region: United States > Arkansas > Jasper
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Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jasper
Number of rooms: 137
Also Known As:
Riverview Hotel Jasper

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