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“Fantastic! My Home Away from Home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Happy Days Hotel

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Happy Days Hotel
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in McAlester
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21 reviews
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“Fantastic! My Home Away from Home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I work in McAlester, yet live a good 100 miles from there round trip and often stop in at the Happy Days hotel when working late, during stormy weather, and just for a summer nights dip in the pool. I have over the span of four years stayed at the Happy Days hotel at least 100 times and it is my PREFERRED destination in McAlester! The staff is warm and inviting, the rooms take clean to a whole new meaning, and even though I am a younger guy and the motif predates me by a generation or two I just love the nostalgia of each room not to mention the convenience of both Angel's Diner and the Great Balls of Fire Family Fun Center. YOU should stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Christopher B
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thanks, Chris for this great review. We enjoy your visits and are privileged to have you in our "home.

We look forward to seeing you real soon!!
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cith of jefferson MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We made the trip many'a time from Missouri to Texas and McAlester, OK was a good, half-way, stopping point. Would always arrive at night so looking for a decent hotel always depended on finding a good, "brand name" location. In this case, wrong...the several we tried always amounted to one-timers; WE regretted the stay and ESPECIALLY after visiting about our concerns with a member of the management team, we vowed we would never stop there again...and we'd always pass the Happy Days Hotel as we'd leave town in the morning. A stoic, pink building, with little charm but one that gets your attention - it just, "looks HAPPY." We finally gave in and stopped on our next trip, late at night. Both sets of front doors locked,with buzzers to let you in. An immaculate, sparkling clean, black and white checkered floor - spotless,from the messy slush and ice carried in by previous guests. A very warm and courteous welcome from the desk keeper and when we walked into our room, it was almost unbelief. We were in the Jimmy Dean room - the motif carried throughout. We couldn't believe how welcoming and clean the room was - to the point we looked closely at where the carpeted floor met the wall and no dust! Gosh, we have dust in that location at home!! Greeted in the morning after a very comfortable night's sleep by the grandma of the owner...she's there every morning to welcome the guests. A lovely, southern woman with a drawal that melts your heart. The hotel is one part of a three piece unit; Angel's Cafe, in addition to a large complex behind the hotel for the enjoyment of it's guests, complete with bumper cars! The diner's food was excellent and the scenery just like from the Happy Days show. As you can tell, we were thrilled. Have stopped there many'a time and made recommendations to friends who travel south...who stayed there and couldn't wait to get home to tell us about their stay. Oh - and extremely economical.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank walt t
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your warm comments. We work very hard to keep our "home" here like we want the one we go to at night to be...clean. We want our guest to feel at home, not at "just another hotel". We look forward to the return of so many like you who travel and we're the middle point.

Hope to see you again soon!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stay did not begin well. I had read other reviews, so when I called to make a reservation I asked for a first floor room because my friend has a bad hip and stairs are hard for her. When we arrive we were on the second floor and none on 1st floor available. There was much apologizing, but no offer to take some off price or free breakfast at Angel's Diner. But when we got to the 'James Dean' room we found it to be clean and spacious. Free and fast wi-fi. Comfortable beds. A great room for the price. Also got $1.00 off breakfast at Angel's by showing room key sleeve. So that's where we went after we checked out. We had just ordered when a woman hurried in, walked up and asked if we had stayed in room 2--. We had. When she started cleaning the room she found my friend's Kindle on her bed. The front desk clerk thought we had gone to the diner, so the room cleaner came looking. Not only did she have the Kindle but, because it was raining, had wrapped it in a plastic bag. That undid ANY bad feelings we had from the day before. Would stay there again, but this time make sure they had us on the first floor.

Room Tip: First floor. No elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank revshalom
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your review. We are always glad to hear from our guests. I am sorry it started out on the wrong foot. We had no rooms available downstairs that day. I apologize for that. I'm glad we were able to get the Kindle back to you before you were gone.

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip through McAlester.
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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Just spent my 20th anniversary with my husband at the happy days hotel this was our second time there and it is the best place to be for a great time and relaxation we love this hotel it takes us back to the good old days

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle T
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Congratulations on 20 years together! That's quite an accomplishment. We are glad to know you had a wonderful stay & thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing for many years to come!
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Eagan, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is a clean and trendy motel with a nice 50's touch. Bed was comfortable. one block from a metro-plex movie theater, 1/2 mile from all the shopping and dining needed for an overnight stay. Breakfast was all carbs, but tasty.

Room Tip: This was the first time I used an online discount service only to find their discounted rate was hig...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank PH55122
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you for the great review. It's always good to hear from our guests.

If you booked through Booking.com, the rates are higher, if you call us directly or use our web-site link, it would have been the same, before discount, as the sign.
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Pleasant place with lots of memorabilia and very conveniently located. Food is handy, fun out the back door and reasonably priced. Least expensive way to book is to call them direct. The staff went out of their way to accommodate me.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Charlie P
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were made to feel welcome. We hope to see you on your next trip.
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Texarkana, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

I LOVE this hotel. We used to live in McAlester and have always wanted to stay there ever since it was built. We would often eat at Angels Diner. We are children of the 50s and love to step back in time. Now that we live in TX, we come visit our son in McAlester. We were also celebrating Valentine's Day/39th Anniversary. Everyone is so nice and helpful. We WILL stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Queen Deluxe room, and it was very comfortable, spacious and clean. That was the mo...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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happydays1144, Manager at Happy Days Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit. We are very glad you finally got to stay with us and had an enjoyable Valentine's Day & Anniversary. We look forward to getting to know you mare as you take that "Step back in time" to those wonderful days of the 50's.
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Property: Happy Days Hotel
Address: 1400 S George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK 74501-7406
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Region: United States > Oklahoma > McAlester
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in McAlester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Happy Days Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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