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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.

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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
  • 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 with a select number of rooms featuring a Jacuzzi. We also offer family suites. 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

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

8 Reviews
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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Melba Childs
Kingsland, AR
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Southern Oaks Inn"
January, 2015
The hotel was in a good location, easy access and the owners/managers were very friendly and helpful! The room was good, older, but okay for price. Use Reserve Branson to book hotel and shows.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Tina B
"Nothing Special"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2017 NEW
Breakfast was aweful. Rooms were average. We arrived at 830 pm and had to call someone to come check us in. Indoor pool was closed. The staff was helpful but not very friendly. I guess for the price it wasn't as bad as it could be
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Ron W
Bethalto, Illinois
"Better than expected."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2016
I got a "deal" through "Hotwire". The price was so low I didn't know what to expect. But, my wife and I were pleasantly pleased. Although there were renovations in progress, we got a large clean room. Our telephone had issues, but was promptly replaced. Our only complaint was the heater was extremely loud, even on low speed. I think after the work is done, this will be a decent place to stay.
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"It's not bad "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2016
Really nice indoor pool, decent breakfast and clean rooms. I would stay here again. It's located on the red route so easy to get in and out of. My only real complaint is that there are no outlets near the bed to charge phones.
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
"Three nights at Southern Oaks"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 22, 2016
Church senior bus tour picked this place. has changed hand recently and was still a little bit disorganized. Several of the pop machines didn't work, lobby desk clerk didn't seem to notice when I wanted help. Wake up calls to everyone were a hour early. No micro waves in rooms. Rooms were clean, and beds comfortable. Easy access to motel, nice location off of 76 but close by. Low cost for bus tour, but will be voicing some complaints. Did try to put all on ground floor. Two story, but no elevator. Breakfast was average for motel. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs , no waffles. ok place to stay.
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Kristie M
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2016
Do not stay here. It was terrible from the time we checked in. The staff was rude to customers and to the other staff as well. I couldn't tell if they were remodeling the lobby or living out of it! It was a mess. Then our first rooms looked like someone had partied all night long in them! Un-made beds, trash and dirty linens everywhere. When we told the staff about it, they informed us they could have us a new room cleaned in a few hours! We had 6 rooms reserved and 4 of the 6 were dirty! The new "clean" rooms were still dirty, smelled terrible, and the air conditioners did not work good at all!!! We had it running full blast the entire weekend (middle of November) and it never cooled off. Pool area was filthy, lights did not work after dark, and the water was cold in indoor pool. Also, don't waste your money on the vending machines either...they don't work! I will not ever stay here again.
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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 that include the Breakfast Room and six guestrooms, 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 and there is no charge after the third 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 such as Jacuzzi, Veranda, Family Suites and the Home Sweet.  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?
Pool hours are from 7:30am to 11:45pm each day.

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.