• Cart
  • Help

Southern Oaks Inn in Branson, MO

3295 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
View on Map
Southern Oaks Inn Logo
Authorized Reseller
Rate Match Guarantee


Situated just a short walk from Shoji Tabuchi Theatre and Pierce Arrow Theater, the budget-friendly Southern Oaks Inn offers classic guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffee makers, as well as upgraded rooms with verandas or whirlpool tubs, flat-screen TVs, mini refrigerators and more. On-site amenities include free hot breakfast, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a coin-operated laundry.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary hot breakfast.
  • Indoor and outdoor pool.
  • Flat screen TVs and minifridge in-room.
  • 2-minute walk from the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre.
  • 3 minutes' walk from the Pierce Arrow Theater.
  • 4.1 miles from downtown Branson.
  • Minimum age of 21 for check-in.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • ATM/Banking
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Guest Laundry
  • Ice Machines
  • Indoor Pool
  • Inside Corridors
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
  • Outside Corridors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking Rooms Available
  • Sun Deck
Read All


from Southern Oaks Inn
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Southern Oaks Inn is a 141 room hotel/motel located on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, across the street from the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. We are a family owned and operated hotel that was recently featured on the Travel Channel's “Hotel Impossible.” The host of the show, Anthony Melchiorri was impressed to see the cleanliness of our rooms, our wonderful pools and friendly staff. This was a very positive experience for our staff and we love the newly renovated lobby.

You’ll rest well at our Branson Hotel in our spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Our dedicated housekeeping staff prides itself on the cleanliness of our rooms.

Southern Oaks Inn offers a variety of guest rooms to meet your needs. Our hotel rooms have one king size or two queen size beds. All rooms have color cable television and direct dial phones with free local calling to anywhere in Branson, Missouri.

Breakfast Items
3 Types of Juice, Milk, Hot Tea and Coffee
3 Kinds of Cereal and Variety Pack Oatmeal
Toast, Jellies and Peanut Butter
Donuts, Home Baked Cinnamon Rolls and Fruit
Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Eggs and Sausage

Pet Policy
There are two pet rooms that are smoking rooms on the second floor. There is $10 pet fee, a 20 lb. limit and dogs only. Always check for availability.

Minimum check-in age: 21 Years

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

11 Reviews
Helen Batten
1 Review
"Bad experience!"
June, 2017
No bedbugs, but hole in the wall in one room and no working AC. The other room had AC but couldn't turn down. It was dirty and dark in the hallways. We also had trouble with the front desk with payment issues. The employees we sent had to leave before breakfast since it was not until 7:00. I am the secretary that made the reservations so felt bad that the experience was not pleasant.
Tip: Ask about payment policy.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Joshua Lewis
Battlefield, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Bed bugs"
May, 2017
DO NOT STAY HERE THEY HAVE BED BUGS!! checked into hotel got in room took baby out carseat and sat down on bed instantly got bit!! Please stay away from here

Was this review helpful? Yes

Reserve Branson Customer
Centertown , MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Stay"
March, 2017
Room was very clean and very large. Bed was comfortable. There was a mini fridge in the room. The air conditioner worked well. I had a corner room and even though there were a lot of people staying there, it was quiet. Breakfast was OK..biscuits/gravy...eggs, waffles, juice. Staff was friendly and helpful. Outdoor pool was not open but neither were the ones at other hotels in the area.
Tip: There is not an elevator, but the stairs were not too bad because you go up a few and there is a landing.

Was this review helpful? Yes

sarah duke
kennett, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Better than expected"
August, 2016
We were down in D building near the indoor pool. The room was surprisingly nice for a cheap hotel. The indoor pool was nice but definitely was not actually 5 ft deep. There are balconies off of the pool. Not far from main strip.
Breakfast was packed and not worth the effort.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Linda Franklin
Kansas City, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Place"
August, 2016
I loved that I had a little car port for my car right outside my room window.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Ellington, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very Clean"
July, 2016
The room was very clean and the staff was great. Will be back to stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Shelly D.
McCloud, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"very clean"
June, 2016
Nice pool and the staff was wonderful. The rooms are a little out of date, but very clean. I would not suggest eating at the continental breakfast though.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Reserve Branson Customer
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Spring break weekend"
March, 2015
The front desk staff was great. The room was good beds were clean and comfortable enough. The pool was nice and the breakfast ladies work very hard to put out a good breakfast. The only thing we didn't like was the air conditioning wasn't working properly but it was cool enough outside to run the fan and keep it cool. We would stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes

TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
Sheila M
"Not Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2017 NEW
We stayed here from Aug 4-Aug 8..was so disappointed in this place..arrived at 10:30am and knew it was to early to check in we just wanted to see what time our room would be available..as soon as I said we had a reservation the desk clerk said in a rude tone that there is no way you will get to check in early and that we needed to go find something to do..when we finally got into our room it was not what we expected..it was a large room with 2 beds..the curtains were falling down..each bed had a different type mattress..one was a pillow top and the other was an old hard thin mattress..the end table between the beds had dried finger nail polish all over it..lamp shades were very old, dingy and had cracks in them..the linoleum in the bathroom was coming up in front of the bathtub..front of the a/c unit kept falling off and the filter was so dirty..had to really hit the face of it hard for it to stay on..no clock in room..toilet seat very loose..the indoor pool was closed..couldn't tell the difference between guests and housekeeping employees..housekeeping employees had family and friends helping them clean..our room faced the dumpster and it was full and had bags of trash piled high and surrounding it..not a nice sight at all..parking lot is in very bad shape..the free breakfast did not look good at all so we passed on it..over all this is not a visually pleasant room to stay in..very out dated and old..will never stay here again..was going to get a different place to stay but with it being the last weekend before school started everything was already booked up..will pay the extra to stay in a much nicer place the next time..lesson learned.
TripAdvisor user image
"Not a great stay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2017 NEW
Checked in on Friday August 4th room was just ok very outdated had a weird musty smell when we walked in. Indoor pool was closed on Friday for maintenance and didn't open back up until afte 2pm Saturday then closed again on Sunday. With the cop weather and rain having an indoor pool is the only reason we booked this hotel. Went down to talk the the front desk and was told "I'm sorry not sure when the pool will reopen" if we would have known that we weren't able to use the indoor pool we would have chosen another hotel. Overall kids were very disappointed and we will never stay here here again. I have been coming to Branson for over 10 years and have never had this kind of experience with a hotel. Only good thing about this hotel was the hot breakfast options which is why I have it a 2 star and not a 1 star.
TripAdvisor user image
Canehill, Arkansas
"Bad experience with hotel overbooking."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2017 NEW
Southern Oaks Inn web site advertised "only one room left". I booked this room using Discover card. Web site said they did not use Discover card. Switched to Visa and the booking went through. We were give confirmation number and pin number by email. Upon arriving at hotel, the clerk who was very rude informed us that our reservation was cancelled because we tried to use Discover card. We were never notified and then there was no vacancies anywhere in Branson under $150 or mandatory 2 night stay. We decided just to drive back home. Bad experience for this place of business. Beware.
TripAdvisor user image
"Pretty good stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2017 NEW
We weren't in our room often but: it was clean, fairly quiet, both pools were nice and clean, breakfast was really good actually (biscuits and gravy, eggs, waffles, oatmeal, cereal, bread, coffee, juice). There aren't a lot of outlets, so if you have several in the room, you may want a power strip. Water was nice and warm, water pressure was fair to good. The bed was firm, but not awful and we didn't wake up sore all over. The rooms are dated, but I wasn't expecting a 5-star hotel either. Overall, we had a good stay. I don't think we have any complaints.
TripAdvisor user image
William C
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2017 NEW
The staff are friendly, the rooms are decent and it has plenty of facilities. The outdoor pool was good. However the TV was old with a bad background noise and the fridge has to be turned off at night as it was too loud. It's location on the Shepherd of the Hills Expy puts it near plenty of restaurants however you will still need to drive into Branson. As well as this the wifi was pretty much useless which is always a disappointment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Oaks Inn

How many rooms are available at Southern Oaks Inn?
There 142 rooms available.

How many floors do the buildings have?
There are two floors in Buildings A, B, C.  Building D has three floors, 2 small meeting rooms and a large conference room.

How many different buildings comprise your units?
There are three separate buildings. One building comprises sections C & D.

How many adjoining rooms are available at Southern Oaks Inn?
There are 11 sets of two adjoining rooms throughout the property

Is there a restaurant on-site?  A lounge? Café?

Is there a minimum age required for check-in? 
There is a minimum age of 21 for check-in.

Do you have any resort or unit fees? 

Is Southern Oaks Inn pet friendly?
There are two pet rooms that are smoking rooms on the second floor.  There is $10 pet fee, a 20 lb. limit and dogs only. Always check for availability.

Do you charge for cribs, roll-a-ways, microwaves, fridges? 
Rollaways are available for $5 per night. Microwaves are not available to bring to rooms, but there are rooms that have microwaves available.  Refrigerators are included in updated rooms and the specialty rooms Veranda and Family Suites. The second floor rooms of the D building also have refrigerators.  If a guest is in a room without a refrigerator, a refrigerator can be brought to that room at no charge.  Recliners are also available for a $5 charge.

What are your pool hours?
Indoor pool hours are from 10am to 11pm - Monday through Saturday and from 10am to 9:30pm Sunday. The outdoor pool is only open during the summer season.  

What type of parking do you have? 
There is ample level parking on both sides of the property along both sides of the hotel guest rooms and another section on each side of the driving thoroughfare.

Is late check-in available?
Yes, the lobby is open and staffed 24 hours a day.

Is there a sundry shop or gift shop located on site? 
No, but items such as laundry soap, dryer sheets, toothbrushes, razors, Band-Aids and other items are available at the front desk for purchase.

Is Wi-Fi available throughout the Southern Oaks Inn? 
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Does the hotel offer shuttle service to area attractions and/or the airport?
Shuttle Service is not available but can be arranged.