Disappointed to find the rooms in desperate need of updating. Have stayed at Tan-Tar-A many times over the years, but it had been 6 or 7 years since we stayed there last Rooms in the main building are very good size, but beds were only full size, carpet was old and dated, dresser and furniture looked like it had been there since the 1980's and I think […] it had. Bathroom needed updating, too. Still a nice resort area, but update the rooms and common areas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The resort is pretty big. The staff was very helpful as far as locating the room was concerned. The rooms looked a little outdated, but they were clean. The lake view was on a corner, so we got half of a lake view. We left some items in the room and the hotel staff retrieved them from the room and offered to mail them to us. I was very impressed. I […] would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice for short term stay"
We stayed in the smaller room for our first night. It was very clean, good amenities, and a nice porch area for sitting and visiting other guests.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was expecting a beautiful hotel with a wonderful lakeview, but we got an offproperty room up un the hill where all what we can see was the roof for the downstairs room. Not really was i wad expecting, we got there at noon as i was told by the hotel personal we can check in if the room was available, but we end up checking in at 6 pm when our "roof […] view" was available! The food at the black bear hotel was really good, the lobby has this smell as ig it were an old old building! Need to update lobby! But besides that it was a good experience. I'll definatelly be back, but making sure i got an on property room with real lakeview. Clerk at the marina not helpfull at all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Labor Day Fireworks"
Tan-Tan-A is always excellent. The staff are very friendly. This is an older hotel and the rooms are a little dated, but you will spend very little time in the room and likely most of your time using the facilities (pool, water slide, indoor water park, bowling alley, mini-putt, horseback riding, marina etc...). This hotel offers exceptional value for […] the dollar. We especially enjoy the fireworks on long weekends. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"friendly staff and nice /clean facilities & resort"
Staying at Tan Tar A Resort in Lake Ozark, Mo was a great family getaway! The grounds were very well kept and the facilities within the resort was very clean and well kept up! The staff was always very friendly from the time we checked in to the time we checked out! Definitely would highly recommend to anyone wanting a great place to get a way and relax!! […] We will go back again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the resort"
It's a beautiful resort and huge.... this is a resort in a true sense not just swimming pool to give a name resort......its surrounded by lake on both sides....very good for a relaxing weekend with family.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Where to start!?"
We booked 5 nights here for our honeymoon were so disappointed in the resort we left after two nights! The hotel is very very outdated and needs some major cleaning. The pool area was very nice. However it the hours at the pool an other attractions are horrible! The pool bar wasn't even opened on day we were scheduled to me there along with most of […] the restaurants. When the outdoor pool closed very early as well. We picked this resort because of all the attractions but decided to leave when everything was closed and very limited hours also the cleanliness was horrible. We even updated our room and found both hotel rooms in need of a update and major cleaning. We have stayed at many hotels and are very relaxed and easy to please people so were so dissapointed to end our honeymoon early and will not be returning to this resort. The staff was however was very friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Condo shopping at the Lake"
Nice area...the front desk service was lacking...not friendly nor helpful. I waited 20 minutes to check out while two employees visited in the back desk area and two couples were challenging their rate!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed at Tan-Tara many time and have always loved it there. The resort and the grounds still are well kept and beautiful! The inside of the room we got was out dated but clean. When we walked in it reeked of mold. We went down to the front desk and told them that I have an allergy to mold and if there was a way that we could change our room. […] Ryan helped us right away and had us moved to a different building and had us inspect it before he booked us in it. Everyone there was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our stay there and will go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very outdated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
visited with four friends for a relaxing getaway. disappointment, no swimming beach or convenient manner to swim in the lake. i guess we could've rented a paddleboat, waverunner, or other boat to journey into lake and then swim...? the condition and decor of hotel was as expected from the customer reviews. we were assigned to rooms on the 8th floor […] of one of the resort buildings (had a flat screen TV, two double beds, sofa bed, coffee table, small table with 2 chairs, 2 sinks for bathroom, small fridge) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend in the sun"
We stay here often and it is always fantastic. The rooms are a little dated but very clean. There is so much to do at this resort that you will likely spend little time in the room. We rented a ski boat in the morning, swam and used the water slide in the afternoon and had a fantastic dinner at the Windrose.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"days in heaven"
I loved the resort , we did have fun , all my family agreed that it was our happiest vocation time we spent .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a great place to stay at in lake if the ozarks. It is a beautiful location rooms are a great size and the staff was so helpful and accommodating. My only 2 issues were: no elevators combined with no A/C in the hallways so plan on sweating when carrying your luggage up and down the stairs, and the room smelled awful like mold and mildew. It needs […] to be updated really bad and then it would be perfect Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The check-in time was 4:00 p.m. which is later than other hotels yet the check-out time was 11:00 a.m. and it was also a little earlier than other hotels. The air/heat unit was difficult to adjust because when it shut off the in-between time of it turning back on made the room too warm. Other than that, it was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very pleased with the hotel. We stayed in the estates and the rooms were big. It looked like it had recently been remodeled. I did not experience one rude staff member and would stay here again. The kids loved the outdoor pools. For those who complained about the rooms at this resort: You are paying between $100 - $200 a night. You wont get a […] better hotel for the price than this resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not enough for the price"
Loud metal banging in the room literally every 20 mins for 2 nights (after hrs of this we timed it). Told staff but could not locate the issue. They unscrewed a door to the a/c but made it worse The button to retrieve the elevator was inoperable the entire stay. Since we were located on the top floor, we had to go down a floor to get the elevator the […] entire stay. There were buckets throughout the resort collecting what seemed like leaking water from roofs. Outdated carpet that had air pockets due to water damage throughout resort. No staff at the indoor pool, mini golf, or arcade so our kids were only able to use the outdoor pool. Made staff aware of these issues but were told they were short staff. We understood this can happen at a seasonal resort, but when we were there in the 1st week of August and the price for the room was more than 4 star hotels we've stayed at, this was unacceptable. The outdoor pool by the lake was great and was the lone positive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Tan Tar A was a nice getaway. We were on the resort side, which is a bit secluded. We liked the tranquility of it all. The room could have been a little more clean, but it was not terrible (and I am really picky about that). Everything we wanted to do was within 20 minutes of us and we had a great time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, good balance of price and features"
Everything was a little worn and clearly this is an older resort, but having said that, the staff was always very friendly, it was near to everything we wanted to do and was a good price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything"
The room was very clean, bathroom sink didn't drain very well nor the tub. Tan Tar A is getting older and you can tell, but still over all a nice place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"family short vacation"
we had fun......pool and water slide great for the two kidsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Large Complex"
My husband & I have traveled some, but had never stayed in a RESORT before, so we were quite overwhelmed with the vast property, but after the first day, we learned our way around & saw that this could be the right place for us in the future, as long as we decide on the location/area that we would feel the most comfortable in - either close to the water […] & action, or off the beaten track in a condo where we'd be more secluded & on our own. Now we know the layout & our expectations are better understood for our next trip with Tan Tara. Excellent trip & will do it again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good get away"
Nice comfortable clean. Good get away. Will stay againGenuine Expedia guest review
The rooms are not very good. They need to update the carpet it bad. We left in the morning when we got Back housekeeping left our door open. So we left after that a day early and got a place at the Lodge of Four Seasons. I will never go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had to book a room at last minute and the whole experience was great. The rooms were clean and the service was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family Vaction 2013"
Great venues for entire family. Pleanty of shopping, fishing & site-seeingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful setting, OK Accomodations"
I haven't been to the lake of the Ozarks in years and we dedcided to go to celebrate our wedding anniversary.I booked a room at a decent rate for a weekend stay. Check in was great. They had more than enough people behind the desk to check us in quickly. From there we went to the concierge desk to get a map and then we were on our own.I didn't know […] it at the time but we were booked in the "Estates". which are private homes on the Tan Tar A property, but quite a ways from all the amenities.The room was OK, dated decor, comfortable beds, nice pillows and more than enough towels for my husband and I. The man at the check in said that the room included a "terrace:. It was really a very small patio overlooking the lake.Our room overlooked the lake and there was a small dock that was accessible. The dock was in poor condition and all the picninc benches and table were old and in disrepair. The parking was hard to maneuver. The parking space desgnated for the unit was hard to get into and there were 3 cars sharing it. We only ate one meal on the property and that was Burger King for breakfast. We did play golf at Hidden Lakes and that was fine. Nice course. We also used the main pool for the afternoon. It was very crowded but we found chairs and there was a bar there. I would not stay here again unless I got an absolutely fantastic deal. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lots to do"
Big active resort. Some paint would do wonders. Staff and amenities very good. Glad we went.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved it!! It was our first time visiting and it was just the two of us but we are going to bring the kids next time! They will love the pool area and arcade. I have a condition that it makes it difficult to walk far distances and I have to say you need to be in tip top shape to get around here, I defiantly got my exercise that weekend. Black Bear Lodge […] had an awesome buffet---best food I've had in a long time. Our view from our room was awesome, we had a lake view and had a lot of duck friends right out our window. I loved the toiletries that were supplied from Bath and Body Works, nice touch! Over all great experience! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In need of renovation!!"
The resort has a good lake location and offers lots of fun activities. Waterpark should be included in your stay. Rooms are old and old bedding.....nothing on the walls. Dissappointed with the quality of the resort. UPDATE!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for families!"
My husband and I took our 2 children. We had a great time. The options of things to do was great. I hadn't been here for quite a while and it was nice coming back. Plenty of swimming options! Just all over a great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"More of a family resort with kids"
Staff was very slow at front desk, line was backed out the front door. They lost my credit card info that I prepaid in full for my room and wanted to charge me twice. Our room wasnt ready when we arrived at 3pm and was told to come back in an hour at 4pm or we would get a call letting us know by 4 if room was ready early we go back at 4:30 and room […] still wasnt ready, waited again in the long line for he same info. The lake had lot of trash floating in it at shore where it was very easy for them clean. Parking is horrible to find a spot anywhere close to our room. After paying good money to stay there we went to the water park and they wanted another $17 a person to swim Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not we had in mind!"
When arriving to our destination...they put us in a house like hotel room, 2 miles away from anything! Everytime we wanted to go down to the marina or pool or restaurants...we had to call shuttle service that took 15-20 minutes! Poor customer service, and rooms were very outdated! Not what we expected when it is called a "resort".Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great facility, Excellent Staff!!"
Our entire stay from beginning to end was awesome. Room service was on time and the food was great. I can't begin to describe how helpful and friendly the staff were. The wallpaper and carpet are dated but they did not dampened te enjoyment of our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed our stay though the resort boasts their marina but we found it hard to maneuver our 32' boat since we didn't know we had to take it directly to the boat landing prior to checking in. The boat landing was also very shallow. Other than that, we had a wonderful stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice resort - loved the pool"
We enjoyed the resort and the amount of activities available for guests. We were not impressed with the restaurants on resort. I felt the food was overpriced and not that good. We were impressed with the pool area, lots of seating, clean , towels available to use and nice bar close. We would however refer friends and relatives to look into visiting. […] We also would return for another stay. Especially now that we have an idea of the room types available and location of rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"wow!!! resort right on the water...."
this is a great resort tons of stuff for your family to do or not. we had a great time, we only wish we stayed longer. the resort is up and down hills so if you dont want to walk, all you do is to call for a golf cart pick up. its great....Genuine Expedia guest review
Not bad for 4th of July holiday. Fabulous fireworks show. However, our reservation was for a lakeview room and our room was far from the lake and lodge. Good shuttle service from outlying buildings into center of resort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at the Tan Tar-a estates and the condition of our room was terrible. Our bed sheets had human hair all over them, the bathroom door would hardly close, the carpeting in the room was stained and filthy. Overall the condition of the cabin was terrible . I would not recommend staying at the Tan Tar-a estates portion of the resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good resort for the budget minded."
We chose the hotel for a last minute 3 day getaway. There is a lot to do at the resort but other than the pools and the health club everything else is an extra expense.Genuine Expedia guest review
First time at this hotel. Staff was not the friendliest. The room was nice. I had requested lake view and paid for a lake view room and they were going to give us a regular one. Had to get a manager involved but then was resolved.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Complete resort great value"
We had such a good time at Tan Tar A that we extended our stay another day, which the front desk graciously accommadated us with. This is our second visit to the resort and were pleased to see how well it has been kept up, and how much it has expanded since our last visit 20 years ago. The pools are terrific, nice and big with good service. We will […] definitely come back to enjoy another stay at Tan Tar A. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Great place to relax"
I loved it so much I'm going again this weekend. Taking a few more people.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend trip to tan tar a"
Overall we enjoyed a relaxing time there. Staff was pleasant but didn't mention activities. We had to look for those. We took the tropic island cruise but all that was talked about was where the rich people lived. Not near enough about the lake itself and its activities. The dining was good but costly for what you got. Our room air unit wasn't working […] but was replaced in short order. We found that some area businesses were closed or nonexistant. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were in the area 47 years ago on our honey moon and whet back to TanTar A for our aniversery. The resort is very conforable. The food was great. Wind Rose Resterent was very nice and food excellent. THe resort is old; but in great contition. New marina and great lake equipment to rent.The room rate was very reasonable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place to spend with kids"
We had a good time at the resort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty place, but not for me!!"
Rooms need to be updated....very old...floor in bathroom had tiles broken and needed replaced and repaired. Showers also were horrible. One other thing we were disappointed in is that they did not have the horse-back riding available on Tues or Wed.,only nearer the weekend....& the riverboat cruise only goes if there are enough people to go, we called […] to make reservations, and they told us didn't have enough interested in doing it, so no cruise either....we did enjoy the putt-putt golfing and swimming on the resort. If you don't like walking up and down hills constantly, this is not the place for you. Also, you have to park a long long ways from your room, which is bad when you are carrying luggage (and no elevators!!) pretty place, but had a lot of downfalls. Lots of room for improvement. My husband and I are in early 50's, two kids 17, one 15. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ala carte resort"
The resort is decent, I expected a modern room, it was dated. The room reminds me of a motel. The biggest disappointment with the resort are the extra expenses such as a fee for the watermark , which when advertised gives you the impression its included with the price of the room. It was just okay. Not sure if I would return unless they offer complimentary […] water park passes, breakfast or something special for their guests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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