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“A really great hotel - especially for "oldtimers"” 5 of 5 stars
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Welk Resort Branson
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616   |  
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Beloit, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“A really great hotel - especially for "oldtimers"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in October 2013. Something that was particularly interesting was the demographic of the other guests - nearly everybody else staying at this hotel was really old. That also means they are really quiet too - so if you're looking for a peaceful night's sleep, this is the hotel you want to be.

The Welk Hotel shares a pool area with their timeshare resort across the parking lot, so if you want to use the pool area, you do need to purchase a $10 wristband to access the pool area. The pool area consists of one water slide (fun), a large indoor/outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub, and an outdoor hot tub. Mini golf is included in the hotel stay (but it's nothing fancy). The restaurant is in the Lawrence Welk Theater, so you do need to walk outside of the hotel to get to it which can be less than ideal if the weather is cold. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant is NOT included in the cost of your stay - it is an additional charge. We did not eat at the restaurant.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WelkBranson, General Manager at Welk Resort Branson, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive review. We are so glad that you found your stay so valued, and could share it with others on Trip Advisor.
We also got a kick out of your title about “old-timer’s”. One of the many great things about Branson is the appeal to visitors of all ages. Like so many tourism destinations around the country, at this time of year, we do tend to see more of a “Senior” crowd staying with us as most kids are back in school. But we want to point out that during peak season and even now on weekends, our resort is one of the more popular family destinations because of our indoor/outdoor water attraction, The Splash-A-Torium. We would even venture to say that we attract more families with children than most resorts in our area due to The Splash-A-Torium and all of the other amenities we offer as part of our resort package: on-site daily activities for the whole family, mini golf, playground and game room, as well as our fitness center, restaurant and live theatre. Of course our senior guests love these amenities as well and can even be found taking a trip down our 117 ft waterslide now and then!
Thanks again for the review and we hope you will come back and visit us soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed one night in the hotel which was recently been remodeled and was beautiful but more important to us was the amazing kids activities! We were traveling with another family who had two kids so our group consisted of 4 kids ages 8-11. They had the best time- scanger hunts, ceramics painting, ping pong contest and much more! This was in addition to the fabulous Splash-A-Torium and it was warm enough that the kids were able to use the outdoor pool as well. We are hotel snobs and are usually more Big Cedar Lodge folks when in the Branson area but this is a a much more affordable very comparable option.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The resort checked off most of our needs. It was clean and pleasant. Much much better than we expected. It wasn't stellar but again, it met our needs. It was remodeled tastefully and the staff was attentive.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had never been to Branson and had no idea what to expect. When we arrived in Branson the weather was wonderful and as we pulled into the Welks Resort we were happy to see just how nice everything was. The grounds were very well maintained, and beautifully landscaped. Upon check in we were greeted by very friendly staff. They assisted us kindly with check in and help get us acquainted with the facilities. Our room was beautiful and very clean and neat. The waterpark was amazing. Our children ages 8,6,& 5 all had the best time swimming and using the game room. They had activities scheduled everyday and you could pick and chose ones that would be best for your family. The staff was always very happy and very helpful. We ended up staying an extra day and had no problems when booking another night. It was really nice that they gave us a discount and even allowed us to stay in our room. We even had a barbque picnic on the property and since that is our family favorite it was AWESOME. there is really nice green belts where we played frisbee and the kids ran and played tag. On our 3rd day our battery died on our vehicle overnight and the resort staff help us get a jump start and even made calls for us to get additional help from the local Walmart. The location of the resort was perfect. It is off the main strip but close enough to still enjoy the amenities. We would recommend Trip Advisor and Welks Resort for your next vacation plans.

Room Tip: Our room faced the pool on the 3rd level and it was very quiet. We had no problems with noise from t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

For value, cleanliness, location, and a very caring staff this place is for you. I felt as if I were at home with new family members. The staff is second to none and the amenities will work for any type of travelers.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Well, since my last stay they have totally remodeled all of the rooms and this place is really great now!!!! Well worth the price points now as opposed to before. The only complaint is that when they remodeled the whole resort they put the same old cardio equipment back????!!!! Why in the world do that??? The cardio equipment is total crap and the guests don't deserve this. Several pieces of equipment didn't even work while I was there. In additioin, you have to pay extra now not just to use the Splash-A-Torium but also the big fitness facility. I paid the extra and the eliptical never worked and in addition all of the cardio equipment in there was the same old, outdated crap. Pretty disappointed in this aspect Mr. Welk! But if you don't care about fitness then go enjoy yourself. The staff are all great as well!! Oh, if you get the breakfast at the Stage Door, it is kind of bland. You may want to go into Branson to find better flavor. But the service there was great as well. And one more thing, I did have to clean my own bathtub when I arrived. It had a bunch of human hair in it unfortunately. Good thing I bring Clorox wipes when I travel!

Room Tip: This is still an old hotel with thin walls so choose top floor to reduce overhead noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WelkBranson, General Manager at Welk Resort Branson, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
We certainly appreciate the review of your recent stay. We are pretty excited about our new renovation and we are getting great feedback from guests like you. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your comments.
Though we understand you enjoyed your stay, we are a little confused about your comments in regards to the workout equipment in our fitness center.
It appears you may have been in our smaller fitness room in the hotel. This space has not been renovated yet, however we do have a first class fitness facility in the Timber Ridge Club House. This resort fitness center includes TRUE cardio treadmills, reciprocal bicycle, and elliptical, HOIST weight machines and assorted free weights, including medicine balls, yoga mat and open space for stretching. It is all gym quality equipment, and we have not had complaints on this facility in the past. We have already notified our maintenance department to insure there are no service issues with the equipment. We are quite proud of our fitness facility and believe it’s a fantastic facility to utilize during your stay with us.
Guests can purchase an additional Resort Package with their stay. It includes full use of the resort fitness center, The Splash-A-Torium, our indoor/outdoor water attraction, including hot tubs and a 117 ft water slide, use of the game room with pool table, foosball and air hockey, access to our activities center where you can watch movies, play video games and enjoy daily activities for the whole family.
Thank you for bringing a housekeeping issue to our attention. We will make sure your review is read by our associates.
Again, thank you for your review, and we hope we will see you again very soon.
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Dodge City, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My family stayed at the Welk for the weekend and we were very impressed with it. The renovation that was completed was well done in the rooms. The lobby you could tell was getting aged and I was worried that the rooms would be mostly dated with a few new touches. That was not the case, the rooms were fantastic, even my wife who can be tough on hotels was impressed with how well it was updated. The kids absolutely loved the pool area. The slide gave my 9 year old something more to do than just wade around in the pool. My 17 month old loved marching through the water spouts outside. Overall well worth the price, when we go back in December we are planning on staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616
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Location: United States > Missouri > Branson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Branson
#7 Business Hotel in Branson
#30 Family Hotel in Branson
#42 Romantic Hotel in Branson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resort Branson 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welk Resort Branson is your first class destination resort offering lodging, newly renovated hotel accommodations, dining, daily planned activities, fitness center, mini golf, and engaging game room. The Splash-A-Torium is Branson's newest heated indoor water attraction open year round and features a 117-foot water slide, spa, and kids' splash zone. Seasonally open is outdoor pool, spa, and kids' splash zone. Only 3 miles to Hwy 76 Entertainment and 8 miles to Silver Dollar City. ... more   less 
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