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“Our family had an awesome time!!” 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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Ranked #26 of 151 Hotels in Branson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Our family had an awesome time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided on Welk Resort because of the reviews, family friendliness, water park, and price. The value for the money was really very good. The resort is fabulous. It is very clean and well taken care of. I love that it is close enough to the main strip but not on the main strip. There is so much to do here for families. They have activities and fun things around the resort to do. This is a great value added to your booking price. The water park was awesome. The two hot tubs are great. The restaurant was dead when we went in there for dinner but the two ladies working were so nice and friendly we felt at home. The food was really good!! We did not expect it to be so good! My husband had the grilled chicken and I had the fried shrimp and we were both very satisfied. The mini golf course is small but fun for children and families. I loved that they also have a park with swings and slides for toddlers and children. This was great because it was close to our room. The resort is really peaceful. The staff was exceptional and very friendly as we were coming and going. They have movies to rent and DVD players if you want to watch movies. The waterpark opens early and stays open late. The beds in our hotel room were amazing!!!! My husband is a bed snob and loved the bed. We just recently stayed in a four star hotel in St. Louis and he said the beds at Welk were ten times better than our previous hotel. The rooms are not very big but they were very comfortable and they did have a fridge which I was pleased about. I would book here in heart beat. The Welk is great. We had a really relaxing family vacation here.

Room Tip: bring ibuprofen or aspirin if you ever need it. I needed some and the small resort mini mart was out...
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those that follow me may remember my review of this property several years ago. Since then, it seems, the ownership has invested in this property and gave it a much needed face lift. The lobby is more modern than it was, and the rooms are not so Super 8ish as they once were. They now have a fridge, flat tv, and pretty decent wifi (when it actually worked -- more on that later).

Checking in, I learned how Expedia works in regards to your reservation. I had assumed, as I'm sure most of you do, that once you place your reservation, you are in the system and good to go. Not quite. Upon making your reservation, the property gets an email with all the details as well as where you are paying (Expedia or the property itself). The front desk (or whoever else) has to input the reservation manually into the system. I speak of this because this caused the only issue of my stay. Arriving around 1, I waited in the check in line for a good 10 minutes behind a lady who seemed to have an endless line of questions that had she read the literature provided by the front desk clerk could have had 99% of them answered i'm sure, but I digress. I finally get to the check in desk and my reservation was not in the system. We spent a good 5 minutes going around and around about how I was sure I booked the correct dates, etc. I finally went back out the the car and got my reservation print out (my phone was in the car too) and got back in the check in line. 10 more minutes or so goes by and I'm finally at the desk again. This time, the clerk realizes what had happened and runs back to the back and sure enough, my reservation is still in the inbox -- someone on the overnight shift didn't input the reservations.

After check in, we got to our room which was a lot better than I remembered. Like I said above, it no longer has the Super8 feel to it and more of a modern business hotel. Unlike last time, we decided to visit the splashitorium as the kids have been begging to swim for months now. So I suit up and walk over to the complex (it's across the parking lot from the lobby) and was surprised at what it was. The website and most tourist sites sell this as some water park. Yes, there is a water slide and that's about it. The pool is an indoor - outdoor setup which is pretty neat the way they have it laid out. There are two hot tubs (one in and one out) and a splash area with sprinklers and waterfalls for the super small. There are staff on site who coordinate activities and on the night we were there, they were showing a movie outside while people swam. I let the kids swim for a few hours before rounding them up for dinner. Of course, after dinner, we returned for a few more hours of water play.

Finally the kids are worn out and we return to the room. The beds are comfortable enough -- not too hard, not too soft and the only issue with the room we had was the AC would not heat up. It was perpetually on 71. The next day, I took the kids out to the playground, but the path was blocked by a scale replica of the Vietnam Vet Memorial in DC, so we had to detour a bit -- no big deal. The mini golf is more like old-school putt putt than the courses you see around town, so if you are a mini golf fan, go play off-site.

We skipped breakfast this time around because the last time we were here the $8 price tag for frozen and reconstituted food was a little much for the taste. Check out at the Welk is at 10 am -- pretty early, but being as the pool and everything opens at 10, it makes sense.

Both of my kids like this property -- mainly because of the splashitorium -- so we will stay here again.. The rooms are ok, but while now better than a super 8, there isn't much to separate this place from the Ramada or Fairfield Inn down the road -- that is unless you like the water park feature or the on-site theater.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Welk Resort. Location was great! Kids enjoyed the splash-a-torium, playground, and mini-putt. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the price was reasonable. We would stay again.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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Baton Rouge, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From pools to water slides to excellent game rooms and mini golf, this is a beautiful and fun resort for the family. Price is more than affordable and service is friendly. Recommend to all your friends . One tip - keep breakfast and snack supplies in your room where refrigerators are available and you won't have to purchase breakfast.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean and average. A little on the small side, king size bed and had only one chair at the table. The indoor pool and water slide is the reason we stayed and it is acceptable. The food at the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. We did not see a show this stay.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Branson for the weekend and stayed here for one night. The rooms are a little small but they were nice and clean and comfortable beds. We had 4 little ones and they all enjoyed the pool area. They won't stop talking about the slide and the jacuzzi. Nice service as well, the only thing I didn't like was their breakfast and I did feel it was a little over priced. I have had better breakfast at other hotels were breakfast is provided with your stay.

Stayed April 2015
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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at this hotel after doing a time share presentation at the Resort. This hotel is updated on the inside, but not the outside. It is clean but the walls are very thin. Luckily the family that stayed beside us was very quiet. You could hear others in the showers and when they would flush. The plumbing was shabby and the bathtub old but still a nice place to stay. If you want to use the pool/hot tub area it costs an extra $20. It is maybe 1 mile from the strip so really not walkable and there is nothing to do around the hotel ie: food, entertainment

Room Tip: Not on the main floor which is level 2. The vacuum started at 7:15 am.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
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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