Southern Oaks Inn in Branson, MO

3295 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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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
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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

9 Reviews
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.

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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.

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Jovan Hall
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reserve Branson Customer
Rison, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Southern Oaks"
March, 2015
After finding out thag SO had been on Hotel Impossible, we thought it would be an awesome experience. While the rooms were clean, the rest of the hotel left a lot to be desired. We were in the family suites in the main building above the lobby. We had an outside entrance to enter with a second key, but it was hard to unlock. The ice machine didn't work on our side of the hotel, so we had to go to the very back of the hotel to get ice. The swimming pool room was very humid and bit, but the swimming pool was amazing. Breakfast was served in the basement of the pool building. Breakfast wasn't good at all and options were limited. It wasn't worth the walk with our 4 kids to eat. We were one of few in the hotel during our stay. If I had to, I would stay there again. But only if I had to..

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Melba Childs
Kingsland, AR
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Southern Oaks Inn"
January, 2015
We booked our hotel and shows through Reserve Branson. Glad we did! Our overall experience was great! The hotel owners/managers were very friendly and helpful. This and an older hotel with rooms being recently updated some. Not the best but nice enough, clean, easy access, breakfast included. Would stay there again.

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Darcy P
Shreveport, Louisiana
"Clean, cheap, friendly, and a little out dated"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
I was nervous at first because of the price we got the room for however, my fears were put to rest as soon as we got to our room. The room was out dated but it was super clean, no weird smells or anything that you would expect out of on older Inn. The bed was not uncomfortable, the swimming area was nice, the breakfast was good, and the area of town that it is in is nice. I was very impressed with the staff as well. Everyone we came in contact with was very friendly! We stayed for 6 nights and the front desk lady called our room at least twice throughout the week to ask how our stay was going and to see if we needed anything. I would recommend this place to anyone!
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Jeri H
Norwalk iowa
"Horrible Hotel and Customer Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
I stayed at Southern Oaks Inn with my granddaughter. I called 3 times and spoke with 3 different people prior to my stay. I had read that the pool was not working and that was my main concern that my granddaughter would be able to swim. We walked into the hall and the smell was awful, got past that, went into the room and it was clean, or so I thought just by first glance. The pool looked great, clean big, went to get in and I would rather have cut my foot off, it was so cold you turned blue, funny when I talked to all three people I was told it was a heated pool!!!!! I talked to an employee and she said oh that was supposed to be fixed guess it wasn't. REALLY!!! Then I went to take a shower and a nasty thing was on the wall of the tub. I went to the front desk and asked if someone could come and clean it, she said oh yes we will take care of it, I have a photo because nobody ever came to clean it. We didn't eat breakfast there I was afraid of the filth in our room might have been the same way in the breakfast area. On my departure I stopped to check out, asked to speak to the manager, I was told he was busy and he would call me later that day. That was Saturday the 13th of May. No call, I called back on Sunday and explained the situation again to the front desk, yet another person. She did apologize and said Vinnie would call me back on Monday before noon. Well its now Monday a week later and Vinnie must still be busy because I have heard nothing from him or anyone else at the Southern Oaks Inn. So if your in Branson beware just because people tell you something its not always true!!!
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"No Regrets"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2017 NEW
Had some reservations (pun acknowledged) about staying here due to the mixed reviews I'd read. Attractive room rate was the deciding factor. Arrived a bit early. Things seemed to be a bit unsettled; the hotel was under new management and most of the staff were new. I arrived a bit before check in time, but was informed my room was ready. The room assigned was actually being renovated--paint bucket, drop cloths, ladder, et cetera. I returned to the front desk and was given another room, which was clean and as I recall, freshly painted. Beyond the mix up at check in I enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was more than "continental". I've already scheduled another stay at a very reasonable rate!!
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Jacksonville, Arkansas
"It was a good room"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2017 NEW
Ok the room was good. Extremely large for to be a king room. Alot of floor space. Not crowded at all. Bed was comfortable slept great! The issues which were my personal issues is that for one the room we stayed in was a king bedroom so it was for only two people but it was directly across from the pool entrance which is fine except for the fact that the pool closed at midnight and there were alot of going to sleep early was not an option. Second the door had a inch gap at the bottom which to me is a bit strange...along with kids running around and screaming it sounded as if they were in the room with us. So needless to say a room ment just for two people probably shouldn't be so close to the pool. As before this large king bed room should really be a queen double room. And last the bathroom....there is no reason for the bathroom to be that small in any room!! Especially a room that has that much floor space!! I had to step around the toilet to even be able to close the door! And then the tube was right there. I had to open the bathroom door from standing in the tube to even get out!! No reason at all a bathroom should be that small!! Ok I think that's it! Beds were very comfortable!!
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Barnett, Missouri
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2017
It was okay except the maid made our beds but forgot to give us towels the breakfast needs a little more and bigger room. Price was right and overall was nice. I would stay here again my sisters would too.

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.