Often referred to as a ‘family-friendly Las Vegas’, Branson has long been a popular holiday destination thanks to its staggering array of shows, entertainment theatres, and tourist attractions. While its lively strip is loads of fun to explore, its gorgeous surroundings offer up just as many recreational activities, with boating on its lakes and hiking in the Ozarks both popular.
In addition to this, the city also has a wealth of fantastic hotels, resorts, and inns for guests to stay at. Some lie in the heart of Branson, minutes away from its main sights and attractions; others guarantee guests a peaceful and tranquil time and are nestled away amongst the beautiful natural landscapes. Set in the southwest of Missouri, Branson certainly has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
1. Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa
Located in a magical spot on the shores of Table Rock Lake, the Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa is a delightful and dreamy place to stay. While the luxury resort itself looks exquisite, the views from its rooms of the surrounding mountains and lakes are just as divine.
Rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, the four-star hotel boasts two swimming pools, a gym, and tennis courts, as well as friendly and welcoming staff. Besides, there are three wonderful restaurants to try out, and lots of massages, treatments, and well-care packages to be enjoyed at its spa.
Location: The Chateau is a five-minute drive from Table Rock State Park and Pointe Royale Golf Course and a ten-minute drive from the strip
2. Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge
Lying at the heart of a beautiful property, this lovely resort looks every bit like a mountain lodge; its warm and cosy interiors make guests feel right at home. Its comfy and clean rooms are ideal for families as they each come with a dining area, seating area, and kitchen.
While the lush gardens, trees, and shrubs surrounding its swimming pools and buildings make it seem like you are in the mountains, Marriott’s Willow Ridge Lodge is ideally placed for visiting Branson’s main sights.
Location: The resort is a five-minute drive from the Hollywood Wax Museum and Titanic Museum.
3. Palace View Resort by Spinnaker
Another superb accommodation option, the Palace View Resort by Spinnaker has lots of excellent studios and villas for families and couples to choose from. Tastefully decorated, these are very spacious and come with their own dining areas, living areas, and kitchens.
On top of this, the four-star resort also has an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, and clubhouse.
Location: Many of the city’s main sights are just a five-minute drive away, with great hiking to be had in the nearby Ozark Mountains.
4. Lodge of the Ozarks
A fabulous three-star hotel, the Lodge of the Ozarks is very popular amongst guests. It boasts an unbeatable location, offers a free daily continental breakfast, and has courteous and friendly staff.
Besides this, its lobby and lounge are delightfully decorated with fine wood furnishings and warm tones, while a heated pool and fitness centre can also be found on the property.
Location: The Lodge is located on the strip and is just a ten-minute walk from lots of theatres, tourist attractions, shops and restaurants.
5. Grand Crowne Resort by Capital Vacations
The Grand Crowne Resort by Capital Vacations has very spacious, clean, and comfortable apartments that are suited for family vacations or large group holidays.
Each comes with its own spa bath, kitchen, and private terrace. The four-star resort also has a fitness centre, tennis courts, and a swimming pool for guests to make use of.
Location: The Branson Theater District is only five minutes away by car, with Thousand Hills Golf Course also lying nearby.
6. French Quarter Resort
Located just off the Branson Strip, the French Quarter Resort offers guests the chance to stay in clean, spacious, and traditionally-furnished villas, each of which has its own kitchen and balcony.
The four-star resort has an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and children’s playground. Barbecue facilities are also available, and the concierge can suggest what to see and do in Branson.
Location: The resort is just a short drive from lots of theatres, museums, and tourist attractions, as well as restaurants, shops, and the White Water waterpark.
7. Hilton Promenade Branson Landing
Set on the shores of Lake Taneycomo, the Hilton Promenade Branson Landing is a fabulous four-star hotel that is perfectly placed for exploring downtown Branson.
Its condos, rooms and suites are all very spacious and comfortable, with lovely rosewood furnishings on show alongside luxury bedding and flat-screen TVs. On-site are a swimming pool and business centre, as well as a fantastic restaurant and cocktail bar.
Location: While lots of shops and restaurants lie nearby, most of the main attractions are around a ten-minute drive away.
8. Greensview Branson by Exploria Resorts
Rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, the Greensview Branson is a wonderful resort that is highly thought of for its excellent location, comfort, cleanliness, and great value for money.
On top of all this, the four-star resort’s spacious apartments and studios are very well-equipped, with a swimming pool, shuffleboard court, and barbecue area also open to guests.
Location: The resort is within walking distance of the Thousand Hills Golf Course and a couple of minutes’ drive from the Titanic Museum, New Americana Theatre, and Ripley’s.
9. Radisson Hotel Branson
A great three-star hotel, the Radisson Hotel Branson has clean rooms, comfortable beds, and friendly and welcoming staff. Located just off the strip, it also has two swimming pools, a hot tub, and fitness centre for guests to use.
Besides this, it also has a restaurant, bar, and lounge, as well as a business centre. Rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and feature a coffee machine, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom.
Location: The Radisson is a ten to fifteen-minute walk from the Branson Theatre District and all its shops, restaurants and entertainment options.
10. Welk Resorts Branson Hotel
A fun and friendly family resort, Welks Resorts Branson Hotel’s standout feature is its amazing water park and 117-foot water slide. Guests can play mini-golf and billiards or watch live shows performed at its on-site theatre.
In addition to this, the three-star resort’s accommodations are clean and comfortable, with a modern fitness centre and relaxing hot tub also on offer.
Location: The resort is located a ten-minute drive from the strip, with Table Rock State Park and the lake itself lying nearer by.
11. Grand View Inn & Suites
Despite being very centrally located, the Grand View Inn & Suites is most highly rated by its guests for its clean rooms, friendly staff, and delicious daily hot breakfasts.
The three-star hotel’s rooms are delightfully decorated, with flat-screen TVs found in each of them. Guests may also use its outdoor deck and pool.
Location: The hotel is located right next to the Tanger Outlet Center, with the Branson Variety Theater eight minutes away on foot. Otherwise, it is just a short drive to all the city’s main sights.
12. Hilton Branson Convention Center
Set in a high-rise tower, the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel’s rooms have wonderful floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that offer stunning views out over the mountains and lake.
The fantastic four-star hotel has lovely lounge areas, atriums, and private cabanas for guests to use, as well as an exquisite steakhouse and cocktail bar to try out. Also, it has two swimming pools and a well-equipped fitness centre and business centre.
Location: While it’s ideally placed for exploring downtown Branson on foot, the hotel is around a ten-minute drive from most of the city’s major tourist attractions.
13. Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark
Perfect for family holidays, the four-star Castle Rock Resort has its own water park and arcade, which are sure to keep your children entertained for days.
Besides its fun, family-oriented features, its rooms are clean and spacious; each comes with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom.
Location: The resort is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the strip and all the main tourist sights, theatres, shops and restaurants.
14. Branson King Resort & Suites
Another great four-star resort, Branson King is a very cosy place delightfully decorated with lots of Americana memorabilia. Its rooms, suites and studios are just as stylish; some feature modern interiors, and others are more traditionally furnished.
Branson King Resort & Suites has a sun terrace for guests to use, and a continental or buffet breakfast is served each morning.
Location: Located not far from the strip, the resort is just 600 metres from the Titanic Museum, Clay Cooper Theatre, and Branson Ferris Wheel.
15. The Village at Indian Point Resort
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, The Village is in a lovely spot right next to Table Rock Lake, with nature surrounding it. The four-star resort is very cosy and welcoming, with warm tones and wooden furnishings adorning its interior.
Most of the spacious apartments come with a spa bath. An indoor and outdoor pool are also on-site. In addition, there is a fitness centre and sauna, as well as a games room and children’s playground.
Location: Nestled away on Indian Point, the resort has lots of nature trails for visitors to explore, while boating and watersports can be enjoyed on the lake. It’s around a 15-minute drive to the strip and all of Branson’s main tourist attractions.