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“Good for long term stay”
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Southern Oaks Inn
Ranked #118 of 133 Hotels in Branson
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Pro:
Clean and comfy
Awesome pool indoors
Laundry service was .75 for washer and .75 for dryer for DIY
Wi-Fi worked well

Cons:
Loud sometimes with kids running down the hall way.
Food was meh-
Hallways were very hot

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Vinnie P, General Manager at Southern Oaks Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Very good stay have stayed there several times and is a great hotel. Will go back anytime I am in the area have stay 5 times already this year. Stayed in both cold and hot times of the year and have had good experiences. The only thing is they run out of towels at the pool area often.
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Went with niece and 2 young teens to visit Silver Dollar City among other things and stayed at Southern Oaks Inn for 3 nights. We loved the fact that it had a decent breakfast scrambled eggs, waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal,oatmeal, toast but no meat.and of course juice and coffee. The biggest attraction though for us was that it had a indoor pool along with a outdoor one but since one of the kids was on meds and couldn't be out in the sun long we needed the indoor pool. One early evening that pool was locked up and the kids were extremely upset as we were too since that was the main reason we had booked there along with the great price, I called to dind out why the pool was locked up and talked to who I later found out was Nick. I explained the situation and he not to go into details explained why the pool was closed. He had no key so that was the end of the conversation. He called back not 3 mins after hanging up and offered a solution. That man went beyond the call of duty and to get us into that pool by climbing over a balcony to try to access the enclosed pool area which didn't work but not to give up he found another way through the basement and somehow put a brick between the door so that we could get in and we had the whole pool to ourselves. Nobody saw us apparently and the kids loved it. What he did was so special to us that we would come back just because of how he treated us. Thank you Nick they are very fortunate to have you as an employee. I can't say that about another 1 that was there not to mention his name. The location is great right by plenty of restaurants and the IMax theatre is right up the street. The strip is just a block over, Rooms are nice sized compared to many others and for the price it can;t be beat. It's great for a family on a budget and not a Motel 6 by any means. We usually stay at let's say more expensive place but we were just coming down from kansas to use our Silver Dollar city passes dor a few days during the week to relax and this was perfect thanks to Nick.

Room Tip: Rooms on the end are far away from the lobby where breakfast is served. .Outdoor pool is closer to t...
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

the only thing nice about this hotel was the outdoor pool. the inside pool was only open for a few hours each evening because of "cleaning". there were too many chemicals in the indoor pool and we didn't let the kids in much because the smell was overpowering. the breakfast was nothing to get excited about and the juices tasted awful. the rooms had a very strange odor and was far from comfortable. there was mold on our shower curtain which I had to clean off..and there had to be mold in our room because that's about the only thing that makes my allergies crazy. and as with every hotel not enough towels...3 towels for 2 adults and 3 children were obviously not enough.

Room Tip: the only tip I can think of is take a lot of allergy medication or choose a different hotel.
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

let me just say relax, and enjoy. The many years of coming here have seen a few changes but the place is still a relaxing holiday. The pool never gets better than this fine relaxing spot of joy. Sure you may miss it if you rush in and out, but the blue bird will still flutter with or with out our notice. Thanks again, it was great

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Tracy K
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Vinnie P, General Manager at Southern Oaks Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review , hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We booked the room a month in advance and requested a room on the ground floor since my mother has knee issues. When we got there, we were given a room in the last building (4th) and on the 2nd floor. When I asked to be switched to a ground floor room, the receptionist said she couldn't because they were booked. They have no elevators, so we had to carry our luggage upstairs. The room was hot and took a while to cool off once we adjusted the thermostat. The ice maker was in the basement in that building, so I had to walk down/up 2 flights of stairs to get ice. There are no restrooms near the pool, so you better be able to hold it while you climb a flight of stairs to your room. The pillows were hard and uncomfortable. I never could get the Wi-Fi connected on my laptop. I called the front desk and they said to try taking it outside to get connected and bring it back in. That didn't work. We had an issue with the toilet :(. My dad called the front desk to have them bring us a plunger, but the receptionist asked him to come get it. He had to walk to the 1st building in the lobby to get a plunger while people were eating their breakfast nearby. They gave him a tote to put it in... By this time, we were so disgusted with the hotel that we just skipped the continental breakfast and left.

Room Tip: There are 4 buildings and no elevators. Ask for 1st building on ground floor...maybe they'll giv...
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

First room had bedbugs, so we were moved to a different room with smaller beds... Maid service never checked on us or the neighbors. Had to call them finally. Other guests got fed up and started throwing wet towels in the hallway.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Mary J
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Vinnie P, General Manager at Southern Oaks Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Sorry for this experience. Your room was inspected after our staff moved your room and no bedbugs were found. Maid service will not knock or disturb you if the do not disturb sign in active on outside of your door. We hope to provide a better experience next time if you give us a chance.

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Additional Information about Southern Oaks Inn

Address: 3295 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616-8104
Region: United States > Missouri > Branson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 133 Hotels in Branson
Price Range: $49 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Southern Oaks Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Oaks Inn is located 4/10 of a mile east of 76 Country Music Blvd on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, across from the Shoji Tabuchi Theater. Southern Oaks Inn is close to several shows including the Shoji Tabuchi Theater, the Sight and Sound Theater,IMAX Theater Complex, Pierce Arrow Theater, the Hamner Variety Theater, RFD-TV Theater, the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, and about 5 miles from Silver Dollar City.Restaurants nearby include: Paradise Grill and Steakhouse, Bobby Jack's Pit BBQ, McFarlands Restaurant, Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Taco Bell, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, and IHOP. This location allows easy access to all shows, shopping and attractions.We offer many fine features designed to make your stay with us enjoyable. Some of these are:Large rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen beds Outdoor entry and indoor corridor entry rooms Veranda Rooms with private balconies, refrigerator and microwave, In-room King Jacuzzi rooms with microwave and refrigerator,Family Suites with Two Private Queen bedrooms, Living area with a Queen Sofa Sleeper, dining table, microwave and refrigerator. Home Suite has two private bedrooms (one Queen and One King), bath with Shower/Jetted tub, full kitchen and laundry, dining and living area and private entrance.All rooms offer:In room coffee makers and hairdryers. Outdoor and Indoor heated pools with Sun Decks. Limited Smoking and plenty of Non-smoking rooms Color TV with basic cable including ESPN, TNN, & The weather channel and RFD-TV. Coin operated laundryFree local calls Free wireless Internet. Plenty of level parking, ATM on Property. Our Full Hot complimentary breakfast includes:Eggs and sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, donuts,three types of cereal, pastries, oatmeal, fruit bowl, toast, coffee, tea, three types of juice and milk. Our breakfast is served from 6:45 a.M. Until 9:30 a.M. ... more   less 
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