Hawthorne Motel

Hawthorne Motel

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3.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Van Buren
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Hawthorne Motel their small hotel of choice when visiting Van Buren. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Hawthorne Motel is a budget friendly small hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms.

While visiting Van Buren, you may want to try some crab at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Blue Heron Restuarant at The Landing.

Should time allow, Ozark National Scenic Riverway is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

At Hawthorne Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Van Buren.

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602 Main Street, Van Buren, MO 63965
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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TrvLovrs wrote a review Sept 2016
United States
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Think old school with really good service. It's just like we stayed in when we were kids. But it's up to date and clean. Love the pool! Loved our corner room! Rooms aren't big but they are just fine!!
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JPKirkpatrick wrote a review Apr 2015
ELLSINORE
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hawthorne Motel at one time was a very nice motel in this quaint little tourist community... but is now dated. The rooms are on the small side, and the furnishings are several years old. The room that I was in had older carpet and a saggy bed. I have talked with some of the other patrons and they said pretty much the same. They are alright, but the value for what you pay....? I know it is supposed to be a 'resort community' but really it is a "Party Community" with a river to keep you cool. You won't be in the room most of the time, you'll be on the river, or sitting at the river park (a parking lot) watching other on the river. So, your room costs are high for what you get.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All the rooms appear to be the same type, but if you want a better room? Go somewhere else...
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Charlotte W wrote a review Jun 2017
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The pool is amazing!!!! Probably 12 feet deep and looks fairly new. Service was good. Very old school. Rooms were old, but seemed clean enough. Really, this is great luck if your near here, because there ain't much else! A.c. is cold, water is hot, the only problem is a lot of drunk people from the river. But, pull up your grill and settle in. Everyone else does. Mind your own business and you will be fine. NO PETS AT ALL. I believe the owner is a don't take no kind of guy. Yes very nice, but not who I would want to push, I don't think.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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chris t wrote a review Nov 2011
New Madrid, Missouri
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been going to the Hawthorne Motel since I was a kid. Since Teddy S. has bought the place it's a wonderful place to stay. The pool always looks good and clean and Teddy and his staff will help you with anything you need.If you ask real nice he'll cook steaks by the pool and sit around and play guitar with you. :( or you can ask Shuttel BOB ) Anyhow thats where I stay. Very nice time!
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Call early!!!!
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BillyKramer wrote a review Mar 2014
Ramona, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here almost every summer since I was born. Hasn't changed one bit. Rooms have a home like feel and the staff is always nice to our big group. If you want to experience Van Buren in a real Missouri backwood, hometown feel, I feel this is a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Corner room is large!
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Woody L wrote a review May 2014
Phoenix, Arizona
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had stayed here several years ago and it wasn't very nice but the manager said the were in the process of redoing and renovating the rooms and the motel. If they did do any work they forgot to bring the place out of the 50's. The only newness was the swimming pool.

Our room was the best, according to the manager. If so I'd hate to see the worst. Dirty old carpet that was outdated 20 years ago. Rust around the drain in the tub, a tiny bathroom, and the place smelled musty and mildewed. Never again. If we come to Van Buren again, I'd rather put down the rear seats in our SUV and sleep in the car.
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Date of stay: May 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The only tip I can offer is don't stay here.
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joeyr599 wrote a review Aug 2016
Springfield, Missouri
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For a smaller town and a smaller property, this was a very pleasant surprise. Very clean rooms, good beds, and the swimming pool is great. About 6 blocks to the Current River and about 4 blocks off Highway 60.
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Date of stay: August 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Doesnt really matter, all first floor, only 24 rooms total.
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Ty K wrote a review Aug 2016
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great spot. Keep in mind the price you pay for a room and the location. Walk to everything in town. Try mid week in the Summer. It's a completely different experience than weekends - peaceful, quiet and more family oriented. The river has fewer boats and floaters. Great store across the street for coffee w free refills, decent breakfast, great lunch, snacks and river provisions. We just returned from our 20th stay. It's not fancy and the air conditioners were recently replaced. Our rooms were very cool, even on hot days.
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Date of stay: August 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms are about the same. You have doubles and a couple triples.
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Teambanzai wrote a review Sept 2013
Memphis, TN
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I really wanted to like this motel, I really wanted to have all the quaint and nostalgic quirks that make old locally owned motels charming. Sadly the Hawthorn had none of these.

The Pros - They were friendly. Check in was easy and they made sure we had the rooms we needed. Towels - we had lots of towels in the bathroom... The location is great. Right in the middle of town within walking distance to The Jolly Cone and Smalley's Deli and the restaurants downtown. That's pretty much it.

The Con's - The price you pay for what you get. We paid $ 90 a night and it was not even really worth half that. If I had paid $ 45 I may not be complaining so much, but for $ 90 I expect more. So let me get started.

The place is dirty... not just old and in need of repair (which it needs that also) but is dirty. And this is nothing that a little effort couldn't fix. The front doors were filthy with grime, their were cigarette butts all over the ground, spider webs everywhere and outside lights were filled with old dead bugs... it just needs cleaning... inside and out.

The AC unit is not the right size for the room. It is a window unit and it lets the room warm up too much before it kicks in to cool it off.

The rooms are poorly maintained - our room had a smashed in wall and no cover over the light.

No coffee makers.

The curtains - yes they were black to keep out light, no they were not effective. they had no lining and no blinds so the light just shone right through!

The bathroom - toilet clogged twice plus the handle had to be held down through the entire flushing cycle - PLUS no shampoo? really no shampoo! cheap, cheap, cheap.

No dresser to put clothes in - just a recessed wall with shelves and a TV.

Like I said I really wanted to like this place, and for $ 45 I might have... but when you are only a few dollars cheaper than the Hampton, you better at least be clean.
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Date of stay: August 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Denisea C wrote a review Sept 2018
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Wanted to spend a weekend of long awaited and needed rest....got right the opposite. Mattress in the room was hard and springs literally stuck into my back so absolutely no sleep. The Mother-in-law did get another mattress in our room. Then upon a return from the river and fall springs mill our room was flooded. Everything soaked and the owners acted angry and rude to us. I will say the Mother-in-law was apologetic but bless her heart shes got some rude childeren!!!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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joeyr599 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Springfield, Missouri190 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Doesnt really matter, all first floor, only 24 rooms total."
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Ty K wrote a tip Aug 2016
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are about the same. You have doubles and a couple triples."
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JPKirkpatrick wrote a tip Apr 2015
ELLSINORE20 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms appear to be the same type, but if you want a better room? Go somewhere else..."
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Woody L wrote a tip May 2014
Phoenix, Arizona69 contributions60 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The only tip I can offer is don't stay here."
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BillyKramer wrote a tip Mar 2014
Ramona, California4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner room is large!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthorne Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Hawthorne Motel?
Nearby attractions include Big Spring (5.4 km), Current River (0.07 km), and Missouri Down Under (7.8 km).
What are some restaurants close to Hawthorne Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jolly Cone Drive-In, The Blue Heron Restaurant at The Landing, and Smalley's Convenience.
Is Hawthorne Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Van Buren.
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