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Tan Tar A Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Went in late October during the week. Most of activities were unavailable to us. Would choose a different time of year to visit,

Enjoyed my short stay at Tan tera.Plan on going back with couple more friends. Water park was perfect for my 6 yr old daughter and she also enjoyed the outdoor mini golf. We took the boat out from the facility's marina,, and had our takeaway lunch on the boat, kids enjoyed that alot.

Terrible check in experience. Waited 3 1/2 hours for a room.Management was non-existent. I loved lake of the Ozarks and will be back, but not at Tan-Tar-A.

We had trouble getting the key card to work on our door. The door had a one inch gap all around it letting in light and a few flies. The air conditioner was loud and leaked water on the carpet. The room above us had a leaky air conditioner that leaked all over our balcony that we couldn't use. The tv reception was bad on some channels and couldn't get a signal at all on NBC. We are both pretty fit for being around 70 years old, but the stairs were getting to be too much everywhere we went. The view was good. The golf course was nice. The pool area was also pretty nice.

Parking is awful, everywhere you want to go to eat or the pool is a hill that you have to walk up.

Some of tje rooms are a little dated, some are brand new, but always perfectly clean. We love the lake vibe and resort atmosphere.

The hotel is obviously older and could use some updating. Our room was spacious and the bed was comfortable, however, we had flies in our room that continued to multiply over the weekend! The bathroom was OK. It REALLY needs some updating. The shower was awful! It wasn't the pressure, it was the setting on the shower head, which could NOT be changed. More counter space would be nice too, but loved the view and the bed!

Great location lots of choices to dine drink and have fun

We didn't stay at the resort. We stayed in the Estates which are small houses on the back side of Tan-tar-a and we loved it! Rented a boat from their marina. Had a blast.

We were not guranteed a room on the resort because they couldn't accommodate us for 6 nights. So don't book more than 3 nights

Love this resort nice and clean place to stay. Different activities to do without even leaving. Fun for families or if you just want a fun get away with friends.

Rooms need to be updated. Clean but not very inviting. Patio to lake was full of bugs,could not even open door. Just needs some maitenance. Nice setting on the lake.

We found Tan-Tar-A when there were not enough open suites available in Camdenton. It was a great find for us! Our rooms were immaculate and comfortable. So impressed with the bedding, my husband is ready to buy a mattress set just like we had at Tan-Tar-A. Black Bear Lodge Restaurant's staff were attentive and the food excellent. Whether dining inside or on the massive desk, we enjoyed every meal. Ask for Donovan! Several of our party booked massages at the Windjammer Spa & Salon. Again, excellent experiences all around. It was refreshing to meet another Whovian at the front desk also!

Tan tara is a dated resort however the location is great. On the pricey side for other sites available at the lake

Resort has a great history, but is run down. Room smells musty.

The Resort was Great!! I had one of the v Best times of my Life. The room was Great and the view was Spectacular. The resort has so much to offer. Make sure you hit the 8th floor. They have stores and more. I definitely plan on going back!!!!!

Got a few days to spend at the lake and went with Tan Tar A- been there before- hotel rooms are very clean- air conditioning works great, so great things don't dry- rented a pontoon boat and had a great 4 hours on the lake- staff was very helpful and polite! The restaurant on-site was delicious!

I took my daughter & her friend for a girl's weekend. We went horseback riding & hung out at the pool. The girls enjoyed paddle boating & bowling. The buffet breakfast food & service at the Black Bear Lodge was excellent!! I love how the resort had everything your family needs for all age groups. We enjoyed our stay immensely & would go back! we stayed in the Estates area. My only complaint was on our last morning the people above us were so loud packing, they woke us all up at 7 am. :(

Great place to enjoy the lake, pools, and family. I would book it again. Felt so relaxing!

resort is very hilly and the building we stayed in ( B), was older , had no elevator, but endless hallways and staircases it seemed.. room was on second floor in building B and I had informed the girl at front desk that we had a baby and luggage , but was not offered any help with that.. in fact she said it was only a few stairs.By the time we had everything upstairs I was close to a heart attack.. . view was great, breakfast in black bear restaurant ( we picked Buffett) was not good. eggs cold, potatoes cold and mushy.. the pools ( inside and outside) were very cold.. I had expected a warmer pool on the inside at least. we had a rainy day and had no choice but to look for inside activities. it is a big resort with different buildings that somehow connect if you are willing to walk endlessly up and down stairs and hallways.. It was so bad for us we left a day early. I had paid for 2 nights but was willing to get on the road a day early just to get out of there.. maybe if we had nicer weather and could have spent time outside our experience would have been better.. but overall I was not impressed and would not go there again..

494 Tan Tar A Drive Osage Beach MO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Tan Tar A Resort places you within a 15-minute drive of Bear Creek Valley Golf Club and Osage Beach Premium Outlets. This 720-room, 3-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a golf course and a marina. Osage National Golf Club and Ozarks Amphitheater are also within a 20-minute drive.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Black Bear Lodge, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 720 individually furnished rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Tan Tar A Resort features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include 2 outdoor pools, a water park, and an indoor pool.

Room options

Room (Selected at Check-in)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room (Selected at Check-in, Lakeview)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Tan Tar A Resort

Everyone (10) Couples (24) Business (7) Family (43) Friends (8)
4
Everyone

Went in late October during the week. Most of activities were unavailable to us. Would choose a different time of year to visit,

By , from St. Louis on Oct 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Brenda, Thank you for choosing our resort for a fall getaway and taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are sorry that some of our activities were closed during your visit. After Labor Day, the indoor waterpark is open weekends only; however, guests can still enjoy aquatic activities in our indoor pool and hot tub. Our miniature golf course, arcade, fitness center, playground and Oaks Golf Course are open daily in the fall, and we hope you had the opportunity to enjoy some of these activities. If you are able to come back next summer, we would love to see you again!

4
Everyone

Enjoyed my short stay at Tan tera.Plan on going back with couple more friends. Water park was perfect for my 6 yr old daughter and she also enjoyed the outdoor mini golf. We took the boat out from the facility's marina,, and had our takeaway lunch on the boat, kids enjoyed that alot.

By , from mo. on Oct 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2017

Sue, It makes us happy to hear that you took advantage of many amenities available right here at the resort. We’re sure your family returned home with a suitcase full of memories! We appreciate you telling everyone how much you enjoyed staying at Tan-Tar-A Resort and letting us know you are planning another visit with more friends. We look forward to seeing you then.

2
Everyone

Terrible check in experience. Waited 3 1/2 hours for a room.Management was non-existent. I loved lake of the Ozarks and will be back, but not at Tan-Tar-A.

By on Aug 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced and also apologize that a manager wasn’t available. Whenever possible we check-in guests when they arrive, but on busy days rooms may not be ready until check-in time at 4pm. Thank you for posting a review and letting us know about your stay. If you should change your mind about returning, we would be delighted to have the chance to serve you again.

2

it could use a bit of maintenance

Everyone

We had trouble getting the key card to work on our door. The door had a one inch gap all around it letting in light and a few flies. The air conditioner was loud and leaked water on the carpet. The room above us had a leaky air conditioner that leaked all over our balcony that we couldn't use. The tv reception was bad on some channels and couldn't get a signal at all on NBC. We are both pretty fit for being around 70 years old, but the stairs were getting to be too much everywhere we went. The view was good. The golf course was nice. The pool area was also pretty nice.

By , from Kansas City on Jul 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2017

Terry, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. Your input helps us to correct our mistakes and improve the service and accommodations we offer our guests. We are terribly sorry for the inconveniences you encountered with your room. I have shared your comments with Executive Committee. We want you to know that if there is any way we can assist you in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us.

3

the parking is awful..

Everyone

Parking is awful, everywhere you want to go to eat or the pool is a hill that you have to walk up.

By , from Illinois on Jun 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2017

Kelly, We apologize that parking was an inconvenience during your visit. We'll be sure to look into ways to improve this process for you and all future guests. Part of the beauty of the resort is due to the landscape. Unfortunately at times, the hills create challenges for our guests who have trouble walking or who utilize mobility assistive devices. If you return, please take advantage of our guest shuttle service that is available throughout the Resort and Estates Complex. Thank you for posting a review, and we hope you will visit again in the future.

5

stay here alot.

Everyone

Some of tje rooms are a little dated, some are brand new, but always perfectly clean. We love the lake vibe and resort atmosphere.

By , from sr. joe, mo on May 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2017

Hi Amber! Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Tan-Tar-A Resort. We are sincerely grateful for your loyalty over the years and look forward to welcoming you back again!

4

beautiful scenery!

Everyone

The hotel is obviously older and could use some updating. Our room was spacious and the bed was comfortable, however, we had flies in our room that continued to multiply over the weekend! The bathroom was OK. It REALLY needs some updating. The shower was awful! It wasn't the pressure, it was the setting on the shower head, which could NOT be changed. More counter space would be nice too, but loved the view and the bed!

By , from St. Louis on Oct 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2016

Dear Mary, It was nice to learn that you enjoyed our location, beautiful surroundings and comfortable beds. We want our guests to be satisfied in every way during their time here and we will have our team address the concerns you had with your room. Thank you for sharing your review. We would love to welcome you back for a return stay at our resort.

4

labor day weekend

Everyone

Great location lots of choices to dine drink and have fun

By , from st louis on Sep 6, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2016

Dear Chris, We were pleased to hear you liked our location and all the fantastic amenities that we offer. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and we hope you can return soon.

4

nice place to stay and fight by the lake

Everyone

We didn't stay at the resort. We stayed in the Estates which are small houses on the back side of Tan-tar-a and we loved it! Rented a boat from their marina. Had a blast.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 15, 2016

Dear Amber, Thank you for letting others know about your wonderful experience at Tan-Tar-A. We look forward to your next stay!

2
Everyone

We were not guranteed a room on the resort because they couldn't accommodate us for 6 nights. So don't book more than 3 nights

By on Jul 24, 2016