I always get a kick out of reading reviews before I stay at a hotel, and then comparing them to my own experience when I'm there.
I had noticed on a couple of recent reviews that guests had mentioned that this property was hard to find. Unless you are arriving in the middle of the night during a power outage, there is no way to miss it - it has palm trees for goodness sake. How many hotels in Joplin Missouri have palm trees out front?
My first stop was the lobby to check in, and it's been renovated very nicely. It's open and welcoming. On one side there is a large area for breakfast in the morning.
I had a first floor room, so the door opened to the outside. The room had all new furniture, a flat screen TV, new carpet, and new wood / laminate floor in front of the vanity, which was also new.
It's not Trump Tower, but they did a nice job on the renovation and didn't seem like they cut any corners.
The room was quiet, very clean, and the bed was comfortable.
Upon checkout, the front desk personnel were friendly and helpful.
Another positive is the location. Right off of I44, and walking distance to several restaurants. There's even a Waffle House in the parking lot.
Overall a good value, and I would stay here again. less