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“Friendly, relaxing atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
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Kirkwood Lodge
1192 Lakeshore Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065   |  
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st louis
1 review
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“Friendly, relaxing atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

I've stayed at Kirkwood on many occasions. While there are "no frills", the rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and accomodating. We especially enjoy the view of the Lake, pool and deck. Plenty of nice shady patio areas to enjoy the outside. Close and convenient to local attractions...only a mile or so from the outlet mall, short drive to "the Strip". No TV's or phones in the rooms but this lends itself to quality family time. If you have children, they will love it!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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st louis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

This place is good for its Price and great room. You are suppose to spend all of your time at the lake on the lake. This is the place for you. its a nice place to stay. They have great meals in the dining room and you can sit at the pool and watch the boats go by.
You want a room on the lake for a couple nights, this is the place!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

I have been to the Kirkwood lodge each of the last seven years and every time, it is great. The friendly staff welcome you and set you up for a relaxing stay, there was great live music and the food was abundant and tasty. The party boat is always great and the swimming, pool or the Lake,, it a bit hit. I have always thought it is the best kept secret on the Lake

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

I stayed at the Lake this summer with my family, we recieved a room that smelled horrible, it actually leaked from the roof and was filled with mold. There was no maid service while we were there. We had to ask the desk for towels each day. We had elderly people in our group and they were unable to enjoy the pool area, because the tram that takes you down was broken. The office staff was anything but nice, very rude. The place is being held together by a bandaid, there is nothing nice about this place. I would not stay here again if they offered a free room.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — the smell in the room and the service
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Olathe
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

Although this was my 2nd stay at Kirkwood Lodge, I was thoroughly disappointed w/ how the care and uptake of the Lodge has declined since my last stay in '07. We decided to return this summer when we were offered a $75/night fee versus the normal $95/night charge for returning. In hindsight, the cheaper price was not worth the compromised condition.

The 3 rooms my party and I stayed in all smelled of mold, mildew, and were very musty. We all ended up packing them full of air fresheners to try and minimize it.

All the decor, furniture, bedding and piping appeared to be originally from the 70's.

Most of the emenities they offered on the website were not offered once you arrived. There was supposed to be a tram taking you from the rooms to the pool and swim dock that has been broken for 2 years now. The gift shop was closed our whole stay. A game room was locked the whole stay also. The 'continental breakfast' consisited of Cheerios and Raisin Bran and a bowl of peanut butter ( no joke).

The original brige connecting the pool to a floating swim dock was broken. So as a replacment they used a corner of a neighboring boat dock and made a makeshift bridge to the swim dock that consisted of plywood with a number of nails not even nailed down all the way. The railing on that bridge was just another piece of wood.

Connected by swim rope to the big dock was a smaller dive dock that had loose boards which my son actually fell through the gap of.

We stayed three nights and never had maid service come around except for one of the mornings to hand out towels. We were however, asked to leave a maid tip when we checked out.

We knew not to have our expectations high b/c of our previous stay but we were still extremely surprised by the condition of Kirkwood Lodge.

I would only advise this lodge if a person did not plan on spending much time in the room or at the resort, and that is only b/c of the price.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Moldy Rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2006

Kirkwood Lodge has a great location on the lake and is still close to the strip. Our room was clean and we had a nice lake view patio. We enjoyed our breakfast in the cozy dining room overlooking the lake and watched the hummingbirds at the feeders outside the large windows. The staff was very hospitable.

Stayed May 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2005

It's really difficult to put into words what Kirkwood Lodge has meant to me and my family. We started going back in 1992 and have been back every year since. Simply stated, some of our best memories as a family surround Kirkwood and not just our immediate family but the extended family of guests that we share our week with. Many of these people have been with us for the last 14 years as we've watched our kids grow up as friends. Tremendous location, great amenities and a fantastic opportunity to enjoy yourselves.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kirkwood Lodge

Address: 1192 Lakeshore Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065
Location: United States > Missouri > Lake of the Ozarks > Osage Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Osage Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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Kirkwood Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks/Osage Beach, MO

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