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Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
Ranked #6 of 133 Hotels in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Willow Ridge has excellent accommodations. It is not new, but it is well-maintained. The outdoor swimming pool was closed because it was still on the fringe of winter, but it looks like it would be a wonderful place for children and adults alike. The activities were numerous. There is ping pong, pool, video games, a children's room, and even an outdoor slide for small children.
Our wives took advantage of water aerobics most mornings. There were activities for children and adults. We didn't take part in many of them, but we enjoyed the wine and cheese receptions on the nights they had those. One of the receptions featured a talented classical guitarist.

The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. We had spent a long weekend there about five years ago, but we will plan to go back sooner this time.

Room Tip: We found the two-bedroom worked even for six adults. It had one bedroom with a king and another with...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our experience was wonderful. The staff was helpful and there were lots of activities for families. The only negative was there was no restaurant or room service on the property. The rooms were clean and there was a washer and dryer in the villa where we stayed.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Traveling with small children can be challenging when it comes to room privacy...this resort makes you feel like your right at home!! Which means I didn't have to worry to much if my baby cried that she would bother others!! Cozy home like villas that are amazing!!! Very clean and well stocked in all areas!! This resort caters to all ages!! The game room was a hit for us!! Right now in Branson things are still shut down for the season, but lucky for us we have stayed at this fine resort that has oodles of things to do!! Highly recommend this resort when traveling to Branson anytime of the year!! You won't go wrong!!!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed one night in a 2-bedroom villa on February 23, 2012. The property is beautiful and just off the main strip. It's located next to Castle Rock on Green Mountain Rd.
The villa was very nice and modern with plenty of room. We actually had a lot of things to do even with it being off-season. A nice indoor pool and hot-tub along with a game room with pool table/ping-pong - all kept the kids busy for hours. There was a fire with s'mores at 7pm which the kids love and movies in the lodge at 8pm. Also flat screen tv and dvd in the villa with rental movies available in the lodge. I should have booked a week - we could have enjoyed the resort without the hugge bonus of having all that Branson has to offer close at hand. We visit Branson often and will be back.

Room Tip: We had one close to the pool and the lodge - might be noisy in the summer but was great in Feb.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Marriott Willow Ridge is not a full service resort property and January is not the best time of year to visit Branson but we found the hotel service to be one of the best we've experienced as timeshare owners at two other resorts (Fl and AZ) and also Marriott Vacation Club owners. At this slow time of year the staff could have been very laid back and disinterested. Since we hadn't been to Branson in 35 years, we took advantage of the hotel tour ($7 per person) which was led by Shawn. He was excellent in providing commentary about the fish hatchery, the dam and lake, College of the Ozarks, Hollister, Branson Landing and the Branson strip with it's shows, shopping malls and museums. He also worked other events provided by the hotel during this slow season and was amazing in remembering the name and places of the people from his tour. We were also impressed by the support provided by Sharon Talley, Guest Relations Coordinator. She's the perfect representative for Branson and the Marriott hotel and was familiar with the shows, restaurants and stores open during the slow season. Each of her recommendations were spot on which made the week enjoyable.

The rooms and general meeting areas were well maintained. Needless to say we didn't get to try the outdoor pool or hot tub but the hotel did have events around the outdoor fire and a couple of wine and cheese nights which were first class. We got to meet other Marriott owners during these events who we will continue to keep in contact with for meet ups at other Marriott properties.

Our only suggestions for this resort would be to increase the offerings in the grocery store and to research offering a limited breakfast bar and a wine/beer bar (for charge) in the evenings. Since the hotel is not within walking distance it would be great to have a drink with friends around the fireplace in the den or outdoor fire pit in the evenings.

During our stay there was a tornado alert and we were impressed with the staffs concern in insuring guests were directed to the hotels lower lobby as a safety precaution and made comfortable until the alert was lifted.

Room Tip: Try for an upper floor overlooking the pool area which was very quiet. Of course during summer month...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Being February there weren't any shows to see so we checked out the cheesy sites. Ripley's, Hollywod Wax Museum, etc. in between we rested in the rooms and enjoyed some of the activities. The Wine and Cheese Social was nice. The wines weren't anything special but they tasted good. The kids enjoyed the indoor pool and we watched the movies on the large screen. The rooms themselves were standard fare. They were clean, up to date and everything worked. I would recommend the location for anyone staying there and I would likely stay there again.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We checked in on Valentines night late about 11pm, the ladies at the desk were so sweet they had balloons and coffee mugs full of chocolate for us. We had so much fun, the suite was so well stocked and a perfect get away during Branson's off season. We felt like the only people at the whole resort. Ann was exspecially nice, she is an asset for this lodge. As a Marriott employee of over 4 years I was very empressed with this property. We will be back very soon.

Room Tip: The two bedroom villa is great for an extended family getaway. This room sleeps 8 very comfortably.
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Address: 2929 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO 65616-3813
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Location: United States > Missouri > Branson
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Branson
#12 Business Hotel in Branson
#14 Romantic Hotel in Branson
Price Range: $108 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 414
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