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“Wonderful Place to Stay in Branson” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge

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Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
Ranked #5 of 140 Hotels in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to Stay in Branson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2008

This was a great resort to stay in Branson. We had a one bedroom, one bath condo with full kitchen, nice balcony, washer and dryer and king size bed. The suite was incredibly roomy and had enough seating for twenty!! Although I saw some reviews about the property having thin walls, we did not experience this at all. We didn't find out until 3 days into our stay that someone was staying in the lock off unit attached to our unit! That's how quiet everything was. The only negative I might give the room, is it did not have a jacuzzi in the room.

We didn't have to take advantage of the concierge services since we have family in the area and they helped us select shows and get discount tickets, but the concierge tables were manned every time I went there, so they seemed very accommodating.

The location of this property was great as it was located on one of the "express routes" around the strip. Located on the "yellow route," we were able to get around the horrendous Branson strip traffic and connect easily to the "blue" and "red" routes and get everywhere we wanted in minutes. We didn't discover this until about two days into our stay, so we wasted a lot of time, but once we figured it out we really appreciated the location of this property.

We didn't really use the pool, but it was beautiful and would be a great place for families to hang out.

  • Liked — Location and Size of the suiteq
  • Disliked — No jacuzzi
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank acatlover13
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Guy_From_Normal
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35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2008

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.

  • Liked — Quality of room
  • Disliked — No recycling
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Guy_From_Normal
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Missorui
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

This was one great resort. Had everything you need for a fun vacation. Great indoor and outdoor pools and hottubs. Free pool and table tennis in the game room.
The location was fine and within easy distance to the strip and all shows and attractions. Our room was very quiet!
The staff was the best! We had a great time there and will be back for sure!

  • Liked — The room was great!
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bwelliver
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Sherwood, AR
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2008

I can't go back to staying at regular hotels again. This resort is incredible. I have a family of 5 which doesn't fit into a regular hotel room. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and had lots of room. It was so clean and nicely decorated. The bed and pillows are the most comfortable that I've ever been in . The many pools on the site were wonderful especially the extra big heated jacuzzi. Customer service was the best. We especially enjoyed roasting hot dogs and making smores by the fire at night while getting to know other visitors and employees. Whenever we come to Branson again, this will be the only place we will stay. This is a 6 star resort! ******

  • Liked — There are so many things to do and see on the property.
  • Disliked — Everything was perfect.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Tam1969
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Indiana
Level Contributor
282 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2008

For less the $100 had a small unit that was great for two. Small efficiency kitchen with microwave and refrigerator, no stove. All utensils were furnished. Everything worked. Bed was comfortable. Location was great. Be sure to have a map as it is difficult to find. Would stay there again.

  • Liked — quality, location, price
  • Disliked — size of rom
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank hoosierhiker
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Acworth, Georgia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2008

My family stayed here using a timeshare exchange, in a one bedroom setup. I have owned a timeshare for the last 6 years, and have probably stayed at a dozen resorts in that time. This was one of the best. The rooms are big, pillows are comfortable, everything looks new and clean. The kitchen was surprisingly large and well equipped.
I am giving my experience 5 stars not just because of the room, but also because of all the activities they offer. The week we stayed there were terrible rain storms all but two days, and many of the activities we planned were rained out. It was so nice to bring my daughter to the indoor pool, or the planned craft activities. There were also coloring contests, movie nights on the big screen, and free popcorn in the lobby.

  • Liked — spacious rooms, lots of amenities
  • Disliked — walls are a little thin (could hear neighbor's tv)
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank ih1dnk
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St. Louis
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2008

We just spent 4 days at the Marriott Vacation Club in Branson. We enjoyed everything about our 2 bedroom condo and all of the facilities. Our room was clean and ready upon arrival. The staff was extremely curtious and helpful. Our children enjoyed the indoor pool and game room. We took part in several of the activities that they offer during the day. Overall, it was a great family experience and we have already made reservations to go back.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank McDaniel63
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Property: Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
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:
#3 Family Hotel in Branson
#12 Business Hotel in Branson
#14 Romantic Hotel in Branson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 414
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