My husband surprised me with a trip to Branson, Missouri for our 5 year anniversary. He booked Lodge of the Ozarks through a Groupon and he was pretty sure from pictures and such that we would enjoy the place. We were not disappointed. The staff is EXCEPTIONAL at this hotel. Every single person we talked to was beyond friendly and accomodating. The location of this hotel is great. I enjoyed that it was on the strip, but far enough down (I'm directionally challenged, toward Andy's Frozen custard) that it wasn't right in the MIDDLE of the strip. Also, I have to mention the conceirge guy. He was very nice and got us our tickets and helped us with any questions we had about any of the shows. My husband is a very curious kind of guy and upon arrival wanted to walk around the facility and check out the place. We sat on the patio and enjoyed our evening (we had arrived at about 6 PM), and had a drink from the bar. The bar is very small. They were out of Jack Daniels and the next day out of Crown which disappointed my husband some, but he substituted for another whiskey. We walked around and saw the pool. Nice big pool, but a bit cold. We didn't really plan to swim anyways so that didn't matter. We walked around what used to be a club/entertainment area. I believe it was actually called The Club at one time. It was closed down, but the bartender said they had plans to re-open. There was construction around that area, but at no time was any construction work disruptive at all to us and they may not have even had construction going on at the time of our stay. I didn't notice it anyways. That area needed updating, which looks like they are in the process of anyways. Upstairs by the banquet hall is in definite need of some attention, the carpets need replacing, but again this was not a problem for us as we did not intend to use that area. We were only snooping around the place. We did eventually make our way back to the front lobby and enjoyed a game of checkers that they have set up in the front lobby.
FYI, if you purchase this hotel through the groupon and get the Golden Corral dinner tickets that comes with it... GO TO GOLDEN CORRAL. The food was spectacular. We were VERY suprised and enjoyed our dinner Friday night very, very much.
Room was fairly comfortable at best. My bed at home is cozier, but we only had a two night stay. A fluffier comforter would have been nice to snuggle in. Pillows were comfortable only be sure to use two because they sort of deflate. We had a Premier King room with a jacuzzi tub. We made use of a nice hot bath the first night. That was really nice, especially since it was our anniversary. The lighting seemed dim in the room, even with all the lights on. One of the electric sockets was broken and our fire alarm was, well, missing haha.. but we didn't intend of starting any fires. No big deal. Room was nice and big. Very comfortable for two. Night two was when we noticed the noise from our neighbor's room. They had a child and he was not happy and we could clearly hear him in the room next door. But they were made as adjoining type rooms so that may be why we could hear that room so much.
The continental breakfast was a bit underwhelming. The first day the bacon was undercooked and the second day the bacon was way overcooked. It was fairly typical with a few less options than I've seen at other similiar type hotels. I will say that had several cups of delicous coffee though.
All in all, we would definitely come back to this hotel in the future. Next time we come through Branson we might have our two children and they would enjoy the pool and such and this hotel was in a nice location. It was one of the nicest hotels from what we saw all along the main strip area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our comfortable home away from home, conveniently located on the "Classic Highway 76 Strip" in the heart of Branson's theater district. Lodge of the Ozarks is within a total 2 block walk of famous nostalgic Branson shows, shopping, attractions, and restaurants. We offer a complimentary hot buffet breakfast in the morning at Starvin' Marvin's for all of our guests, access to our heated indoor pool, and convenient fitness center. Within the walking distance of 9 local award-winning shows such as The Duttons, SIX, Jim Stafford, Hughes Brothers, and our very own Crystal Theater where we have The Hypnolarious Show featuring the award winning and hilariously funny hypnotist, Terry Stokes! With 45 years of sold out venues worldwide and over a 17 year run on the Las Vegas strip, 'Hypnolarious' needs to be #1 on your list when you visit Branson. Each of the accommodations at Lodge of the Ozarks is decorated in warm fall hues and wood accents. Premier rooms are decorated with handcrafted Amish or Victorian style furnishings. Select rooms will include a microwave, refrigerator, and jetted tub. Enjoy a swim with your family in our indoor pool or relax on our outdoor patio drinking your favorite cocktail while being serenaded by the sound of our flowing water fountain. Must be at least 21 years of age to check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge Of The Ozarks Hotel Branson
- Hotel Of The Ozarks
- Of The Ozarks Branson