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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.

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

11 Reviews
Helen Batten
1 Review
"Bad experience!"
June, 2017 NEW
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.

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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.
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Overland Park, Kansas
"Nick Patel was great"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017 NEW
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.
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Lacey C
"would not stay again"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
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.
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Tracy K
"ANOTHER stay at the southern oaks.."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
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
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Payson, il usa
"Never Again - Terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
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.
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Mary J
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2017 NEW
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.

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.