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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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

12 Reviews
Shirley M.
1 Review
May, 2018
Go somewhere else. Spent one night (5/25/2018) out of 4 there. More than 60 bites on my body.
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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.
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Tip: Ask about payment policy.

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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
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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.
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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
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"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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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.
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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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"budget motel - good for the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
Great location. It was nice having an indoor pool, but both pools could have been cleaner. Our room was clean when we arrived and cleaned up everyday - beds made, etc. No complaints for the price. Staff was pleasant and helpful - I watched them put up with a lot from a few very demanding customers and they kept a smile on their face.
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Charlene O
"FASA World Series Branson Mo softball"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
Nice accommodations at a reasonable price! Close to Branson RecPlex softball fields which was very handy going and coming from the softball fields in between games! Very friendly and helpful employees! Would visit and stay again!
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Leona M
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
"Stayed 4 nights July 2018 DO NOT BOOK here #1"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Nasty, terrible, dirty & worse excuse for breakfast ever! Rooms need updating badly. Maids do not clean rooms daily, a quick refresh towels which are thin, small and have stains on them.2 small pieces of white fuss remained 3 days on our bedroom floors in same spot, so they do not daily vacuum the carpets. In beginning they left plastic cups ( thank goodness they came wrapped or I would not of used) No cups refilled? The beds were not made, just pulled up covers and left pillows on the floor several times. The beds were hard, the pillows the flattest I ever experienced. The blankets were old, very worn and not good looking. The bathroom sink was so nasty that it should of been replaced years ago. The tissue box was all of 3" cube with tissues 1/3 the size of normal tissues. There was NO hairdryer or iron and ironing board, no pen and tablet.The built in wall unit of A/C worked well in the very warm Branson heat. Day 3 I washed my hands quickly with the smallest bar of soap ever, it crumbles in sink and guess what upon our return from the day & evening activities, still a crumbled mess, confirming here was zero freshening up of the bathroom sink area. The plastic bag for the ice bucket was never replaced, so I had to use the same one for 4 days? The Ice room ((( I have more to share so I will do a #2 post Food , Parking lot & incapable front desk ))))
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Abigayle d
"Softball tournament"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Gina and Auxxie are awesome!!! Great room super nice and helpful. Helped with sights and Were super cool with us hanging out at the pool. Our rooms were clean and very roomy. Highly recommend staying here!!!
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Ginger B
Little Rock, Arkansas
"Not ok at all."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2018 NEW
Reminded me of a motel I might have stayed at in 1987. Carpet was terrible and bed rooms either freezing or sweltering heat . Checked out a day early for obvious reasons and now in a nice condo . I’ll never let my husband book a room again , EVER .
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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, 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 10:00 am to 11:00 pm - Monday through Saturday and from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm 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.