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Marriott's Willow Ridge Lodge
Ranked #4 of 140 Hotels in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Seoul, South Korea
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140 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Nice!”
Reviewed August 31, 2008

This was a great hotel. We had a 2 bedroom suite with more than ample room for our family or four plus my parents. We enjoyed the pool/recreation area and were pleasantly surprised by the event offerings of this resort. We will stay here again guaranteed!

Stayed August 2008
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed August 16, 2008

We had a one bedroom suite-type room. It was more like a fully furnished apartment than a hotel room. Two TVs, a full kitchen, a dining area with a big table and chairs, living room area with coffee table and sofa, nice bathroom, big balcony/porch area with a table and chairs... it was like a home away from home. Not bad for $129.

The outdoor pool area was great, landscaped beautifully, and there was a lifeguard. Water volleyball and water basketball too. The hot tubs were even better, especially the outdoor ones. They're big and one curves around bushes so there's some seclusion from others in the jacuzzi. In total, between indoor and outdoor, there's two pools and three jacuzzis. They also have lots of activites and a fire pit. Plus, a basketball court, horseshoe pit and other things. (I don't think they have a fire every night though.) An activity schedule arrives outside the door in the morning, along with a morning paper. Nice.

I really think this would be a great place to go with kids in the summer. The pool area would be a big hit, and then you'd get them to sleep!

They do not have an ATM at the hotel, but they do have a very small convenience store at the front desk.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Irving, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2008

We paid $95/night + tax for three nights (Aug 4-7) for a regular room, 1 queen bed and a sleeper sofa for our 7 and 4 year old. For the money we thought it was a good choice. Our room might have been a tad small, but it was new (Bldng 5 4th floor) and nicely appointed. The pool was very large and nice - if you aren't interested in using the pool, my guess is there are other hotel choices in Branson that are just as good for a a bit less.

Location is great; close to supermarkets and restaurants. On our way to SDC, we took the Green Mtn Drive back road to avoid the terrible traffic on the strip (Hwy 76).

Parking is ample, and the atmosphere is more family-oriented than singles-oriented. Kids activities are plentiful. The reviews on Trip Advisor directed us to this choice, and we were not the least bit disappointed.

  • Liked — Overall, the property is new and nicely done; the pool is its central feature.
  • Disliked — Our regular room was a tad small, but doable for a 3 nt stay, and a good value compared to a 1BR suite at $70 more per night.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Louisiana
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Reviewed July 22, 2008

This was our first time in Branson and used Tripadvisor for suggestions of where to stay. We were very pleased with the resort. Our teen really enjoyed the swimming pool and game room. We will definitely stay there again. It is not on the main road, so that helped with the traffic, although even on this road (the yellow route) the traffic was bad at show times.

  • Liked — many family activities
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Southern Indiana
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Reviewed July 6, 2008

We had a change of plans mid-vacation and ended up in Branson for two nights. We pulled off the interestate, got online and found this hotel. We were the first to stay in the room we were assigned, so it was spotless and beautiful. It was a very small villa, but since it was only my 5-year-old son and I, we had enough room. I loved that the hotel was within walking distance of entertainment and restaurants. (Miniature golf was right at the entrance.) The resort itself had tons for kids to do even though the outdoor pool was not yet open for the season. If I could change anything, it would be to add a washer/dryer to the villa like the larger villas had. Also, our keys were made for only one night instead of two. We had to walk to the clubhouse to have them remade. Instead of just an apology and new keys, I was accused of putting the key next to my cell phone. Overall, it was a great stay. We were a short drive from a number of attractions, but away from all the commotion fo the strip.

  • Liked — Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful grounds, spotless room, close to attractions
  • Disliked — Key didn't work, no remotes in room for television/dvd player, very small room, no washer/dryer
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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St. Louis, MO
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2008

Wow! I will willingly go back to Branson just to stay here again!

We stayed here for 2 nights just to go to SDC. I wanted to avoid the strip at all costs. I couldn't believe how nice it was down on Green Mountain Rd. Lots of pretty condos and other hotels. Some stores and restaurants too so you could avoid the strip if you wanted.

We had a 2 bedroom villa (for 5 people) and it was spectacular. For the price (180/night), we couldn't ask for anything more. The place was clean and modern, fully equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds. Very nice, plush beach towels too. It was so nice having the washer/dryer too. They even had laundry soap.

I was hesitant to book at a timeshare place, not being an owner. I checked in like it was a regular resort. Not one person even mentioned the timeshare. The concierge sold us 2 days for the price of 1 tickets to SDC. No need to wait in line at the park.

My kids loved the outdoor pool. We spent many hours down there. The indoor pool looked nice too, but we didn't use it. They had a small game room and a ton of board games that you could check out. They gave us a schedule for the week's activities, but we didn't get to do any of them. Would have loved to roast marshmallows at the campfire, but they didn't have it the nights we were there.

The only possible downside I see is that it looked like they were going to be adding more buildings. If they add another pool, it should be fine. But if not, the current pool would be way too crowded. Even now, I could see it being too crowded during peak times. We were there early in the season and it wasn't a problem at all.

I absolutely recommend this place!

  • Liked — 2 bedroom layout, washer/dryer in unit; kids loved the pool
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
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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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