We come to the Branson area several times a year but have never stayed at Chateau on the Lake. We decided to book a room for our 4th of July stay. The reservation process was a little bit different in that I booked our rooms online and decided after doing so I needed to add a night. I called the hotel and asked to add a night but the reservation specialist told me that she couldn't change our reservation (made online) from one night to two because there was a three night minimum for the holiday weekend. When I asked her why I was able to reserve only 1 night online she said that those are two different systems and she didn't know why. I wound up canceling that original reservation with her and went back online and was able to book two nights (which I now wanted) for the holiday weekend. This left a bad first impression on me but we decided to give the place a shot.
Upon arriving, we were greeted by friendly valet attendants who made sure we were treated very well. The interior off the hotel is very nice for this area. John Q. Hammons, the hotel legend is the mastermind behind this place. As a result, it resembles Embassy Suites but on a grander scale. The hotel boasts two pools (indoor and outdoor), a movie theater, a kids activity center (ages 4+), our kids loved the milk and cookies every night delivered by the Chateau Bear. On the negative side, since we were there on the holiday weekend, at some points there were not enough chaise lounges out by the pool but they would open up throughout the day. I did love the hotel policy that if you leave items (towels, etc) on chairs to "hold" your spot for more than 30 minutes (unattended) they would remove them so others could enjoy a chair. The pool attendants also brought complimentary cups of water and cold washcloths for you to enjoy while poolside. One note: the pool was extremely cold!!! The breakfast buffet (around $15 per adult and $8 per child) at the Chateau Grill was delicious and offered a great variety for all. All in all, while we felt like we paid a premium for our room (around $225 for a king room, lake view but also right above the air condition units), we were happy with our choice. We will return here soon hopefully. It's one of the nicer places to stay in the area.
- Also Known As:
- Chateau On The Lake Resort And Spa
- Chateau On The Lake Hotel Branson
- Chateau On The Lake Hotel
- Chateau On The Lake
- Chateau Lake
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa, is Branson's only AAA Four Diamond resort which is nestled in the Ozark Mountains over-looking the pristine waters of Table Rock Lake, yet only a short distance from nearby theaters, shopping, attractions and golf courses. One of the features of the resort is its 10 story atrium lobby complete with cascading waterfalls,lush plants and foliage. All guestrooms have hand finished textures walls in warm tones, comfortable Perfect Sleeper mattresses, down comforters, 37" flat screen TVs, Wi Fi and most guestrooms have balconies with either lakefront/lakeview or mountain views. The Chateau restaurant has earned a reputation known for its fine dining, fine service and wonderful food and where friends and family gather to enjoy each others fellowship and company. ... more less
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