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“Not gold or silver or?!”
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SunBay Resort
St. Louis
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not gold or silver or?!”
Reviewed 27 October 2012

The place is quite dated both the rooms and common areas. They try hard, but it is just a place to stay. No resort things to do. It is on the lake and you do have a nice view. We were on floor 3.

We were in 2 BR and it said sleeps 4 private but it was more like semi-private. Bath between the BR's but had to go into the hall to get there. This is ok for a family but not for two unrelated couples. Had to move the chair in the living room to lower the murphy bed and the chair weight about 100 pounds. Kitchen very small and appliance out of date. Heat and air in front BR came from somewhere and was impossible to control.

Staff very efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Oklahoma
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

The value was excellent-we had a group of 8 and stayed thru an exchange with bluegreen...the location was wonderful! The size of the suite was nice and the kitchen had almost everything we needed. Nice hot tub.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Upstate, SC
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We had a girls week and stayed here while exploring Hot Springs.
Pros: Our room was clean, comfortable and very much like other timeshare condo properties I have stayed. Convenient to downtown where we did visit attractions and a Bathhouse Row spa. The on-site restaurant was casual and a bit pricey but served top notch steaks and seafood of a 5 star restaurant. We attended a free for guests watercolor art class.
Cons: Two a/c units were on our balcony making it cramped and noisy when they were running. Outside the master bedroom window was the pool that was brightly lit all night. The bedroom needed room darkening curtains and only had miniblinds. Our room was on the first floor, one level above the ground(pool) level.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank elleyshay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stayed for about 5 days and were received nicely. Resort is clean and well kept. The boat dock people were friendly and we enjoyed the clean fresh water lake boating for the days we were there.

Room Tip: Just the TX recepetion isn't that good.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Barb F
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Houston, Tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stayed in the Lodge - which is the original part of Sunbay Resort. A little outdated, but very clean and comfortable for my wife and me. Had a 2 bedroom unit - about 900 square feet of space with two baths. Again - a little small and outdated, but very clean and comfortable for my wide and me. Very close and accessable to all restaurants and attractions. Would come back to this place. Desk workers were exceptional in recommendations and very helpful to us.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

It was our second night at Sunbay and about midnight the doorbell rings. A security guard and awaken everyone in the condo to tell me that my vehicle was in the wrong parking spot. So I go out and move my vehicle to appease this humdinger of a security guard (who was wearing a badge that said "Security" like thats gonna make a difference). After I moved my vehicle I asked him that if he had anymore problems with us could he not ring the doorbell after 10. He proceeded to tell me that this was his parking lot and that if he had to wake us up at three in the morning he would. Just be cautious of booking a room here because the unimportant people take their unimportant meter maid job way too seriously. Great place to stay but just one ignorant over compensating security guard.

  • Stayed June 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

The condo just seemed to be lacking in every sense. The best perk is that the air conditioning never went out (the internet, however, only worked about 10% of the time). The guest bedroom has a vent that is connected to the hallway (our room was right by the outside entry on the second floor which lead us to be woken up at 7 am every morning by people either entering the building or getting ice from the machine.) There was no view from our room, which was said to be the "hidden treasure". All of the experiences could have been forgivable, except that the housekeeping was minimal (we actually called someone up to clean the wall in the master bedroom our first day because it has some nasty residue that was somehow missed.)

Room Tip: Do not pick the 2nd or 5th floor if someone is staying in the guest bedroom, no privacy and no sleep...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank JMayeD
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Property: SunBay Resort
Address: 4810 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-7499
Region: United States > Arkansas > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — SunBay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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