We just spent a week at this Marriott. This hotel/condo is in the heart of Branson, but when you are on the property you would never know it. It is surrounded by trees and other beautiful landscaping and nestled off the busy roads.
There are currently 3 buildings with rooms. Building #1, #2, and #5. They have long term plans to build more buildings in the future. We stayed in building #2 on the top floor and our balcony faced the North (pool side). Building #2 is the newest building and is equipped with the latest flat screen TVs and appliances. It was very quiet on the top floor. We stayed in a two bedroom villa. This had a full kitchen, two full baths, three TVs. The main TV in the family room is connected to a separate DVD player. The beds, furniture, and furnishings were very nice. We were very comfortable here.
Doors on the rooms have been configured to automatically shut (which is good) but this can be rather loud and you can hear other doors slamming shut from inside your room. This sound may be more pronouced on lower floors of the building.
You can pay an extra charge to have housekeeping service for your room, or opt out of this by putting a magnetic sign on the outside of your door. There is a trash chute at the end of each floor, so you can empty your own trash when needed.
The only con I have for this place is they don't provide anything for recycling. After being there a week and preparing a few meals and snacks etc., we accumulated several items that should be recycled (newspapers, bottles, cans etc.). The front desk did take our recycled items, but the housekeeping staff recommended throwing everything in the trash.
Each day the Marriott schedules different activities throughout the day. Some have extra fees (ex. bingo is $5 a card - but you can win prizes). There are plenty of activities like card games, free movies on their big screen in the lodge, child crafts, smores and cookouts. If you have a family with kids, you'll be able to find an activity to meet all age ranges. Also, the indoor and outdoor pools are excellent. Outside you'll find ample areas to lounge in the sun, swim, or play volleyball or backetball in the pool. There is also a tetherball court, basketball court and shuffleboard court.
Every person on the hotel staff was very nice and helpful and all spoke fluent English.
I strongly recommend this hotel if you are in the Branson area.
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott`s Willow Ridge Hotel Branson
- Marriott Vacation Club Branson
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