The Branson Hillside Hotel in Branson, MO

1984 State Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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Splashatorium and pool area will be closed until April 30, 2023 for maintanance.  All pools are currently closed. 


Located in the Ozarks, the Branson Hillside Hotel offers accommodations just 6.7 miles from Branson and other top area attractions. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini refrigerators and coffee makers, as well as on-site amenities including a 10,000-square-foot water attraction featuring water slides, kids' splash zones and heated indoor and outdoor pools.

up to 4 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Situated 3 miles from the Branson Strip and 7.8 miles from Silver Dollar City with easy access to Table Rock Lake.
  • The minimum age for check-in is 21.
  • Theatre on property.
  • 10,000 sq foot indoor/outdoor water attraction with a 117-foot waterslide and kids interactive splash zone. (Currently closed til April 30, 2023 for maintenance).
  • Amenities include free mini-golf, free Wi-Fi, and an on-site restaurant & lounge.
  • Flat-screen TVs and minifridges featured in-room.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The additional outdoor pool is seasonal.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Children's Pool
  • Children's Program
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Inside Corridors
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Movie Rentals
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playground
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Room Service
  • Sun Deck
  • DVD Players Available
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Golf Course Adjacent
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Clubhouse
  • Pool Table/Billards
  • RV and Truck Parking
  • Waterslide
  • Beach/pool sun loungers
  • Beach/pool towels
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
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from The Branson Hillside Hotel
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 10:00am
The Branson Hillside Hotel, 2021 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, offers a 10,000 sq ft indoor/outdoor water attraction, mini-golf, dining, live theatre, daily planned activities, just 15 minutes to Silver Dollar City & Hwy 76, and everything else Branson has to offer, including shows, lakes, golf, shopping, and most especially, the friendliness of the staff.

The Branson Hillside Hotel's highest priority is the health and wellness of guests and team members. They are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) statements related to COVID-19 and following their guidance along with the federal, state, and local health departments and governments.

The 10,000 sq foot indoor/outdoor water attraction has a 117-foot waterslide, kids' interactive splash zone and hot whirlpool! Not available for Rooms booked without Splash Access. **Closed October 24 through April 30, 2023**

Safety guidelines: Maximum of 70 people allowed in the water park at once.

Breakfast buffet at the restaurant open daily except Jan 2 thru March 10, 2023. Served from 7:30-10:30
  • Free mini-golf and kids' playground (seasonal)
  • Additional outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Four-story hotel with inside corridors and elevators (159 rooms)
  • Clubhouse with fitness and game rooms. Daily planned activities year round for all age groups, from wine tasting and painting to pilates, teddy bear stuffers and s'mores. Something for everyone!
  • Wi-Fi available for free.
  • On-site restaurant.
  • Breakfast is available for a fee. All-you-can-eat breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Smoke-free Stage Door Lounge.
  • Hospitality rooms/meeting and banquet facilities.
  • Handicap-accessible & hearing-impaired rooms available.
  • 100% non-smoking rooms.
  • Kids stay free with parents.

Pets are not allowed. ADA-certified service animals are welcome.

The Branson Hillside Hotel is formerly Welk Resorts Branson.

The Branson Hillside Hotel Reviews

35 Reviews
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Patsy Blankenship
Iron Station, NC
2 Reviews
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"My Welk Resort stay"
November 2021
Went to Branson to see Daniel O'Donnell. Thank you Welk for bringing him back. Resort was clean and the employees very helpful. They responded quickly to a plumbing problem in our room. Their restaurant was reasonably priced and buffet style so there was an abundance of food. Snacks and drinks inside the resort lobby were overpriced. I paid over $7 for a soda and a water. Gift shop had lots of interesting stuff...half priced last day of open for the season but not otherwise.
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Tip: The Branson resort was not as activity filled as the other locations. There was mini- golf...just a small area. Pool was close but in fairness it was November. I think hotel needs some carpet and some plumbing work. The did recommend a great car service...Ambassador Car Service 913-579-4938.

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Peggy Zitta
Troy, IL
2 Reviews
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"Christmas Getaway"
January 2020
The hotel and front desk staff were wonderful. The activities staff...not so wonderful. We attended several scheduled events only to find that the person in charge of the event made a decision not to have the event. We were told things like there was too many kids. I thought the reason to offer the event was to draw the kids to it. In the game room we asked for controllers for the video games the attendant half way pointed and said look over there. There was no controllers and all the board games had missing pieces. We love the Welks and have always loved taking our Christmas break trip there. This time I left a little disappointed. The breakfast buffet never disappoints!!
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Tip: Not a huge water park but good for younger kids. Take money when you head to the splashatorium

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Chad Nehring
Center, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great stay"
October 2019
Clean, nice and staff was great with plenty to do on site
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Tip: Check daily schedule for on site activities and escape room on site was great

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Colleen B.
Saint Jacob, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August 2019
To start with the beds are not queen size they are an oversized full. The noise above are room every night was like a Hurd if elephants till 1 or 2 am. But on a good note it was a very nice place for kids. The pool and slide was very nice. My granddaughter loved the activities at the pool but please make sure you take plenty of money with you because everything will cost you. The prices could be a little lower for the activities but still fun for the kids. The room we stayed in was not very clean the carpet was very worn and old.
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Patricia Schurkamp
Kansas City, KS
3 Reviews
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"Good for children"
June 2019
Although it would be a good place for kids, the employees tended to not be so friendly, the rooms had a moldy smell and mold could be seen in the bathrooms. I had two different rooms on two different floors and both had the same problems
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Laura Sonnabend
Neosho, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sadly disappointed"
December 2018
Although the staff was friendly and professional, I was sadly disappointed in the accommodations. The rooms were at best, mediocre. Not what I would expect after reading the descriptions on the Welk website and paying their rates. Even more frustrating was not having any hot water for a shower! After Letting the water “run until the water gets hot”, as told to do so by a gentleman at the front desk, an hour later the water was still cold and I no longer had the time to shower before our reserved dinner show. Needless to say, we won’t be back!
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Stacy Gilsdorf
Oakdale, MN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent Adventure!!!"
August 2018
This was my first time planning my family vacation. Everything worked perfectly! We had no issues at all. We got there, checked in, and they put us in a room right next to my aunt who was just passing through. The rooms were a tad on the smaller side, but who really spends a lot time in their room anyway? There is so much to do at the hotel! There is a list of events everywhere to make sure you don't miss a thing. The Splashatorium is pretty awesome, even for us adults! There is a smaller pool on the backside of the hotel too, which was usually less crowded and great for family wading. The rooms were clean, however, the beds weren't the most comfortable, but we all know nothing compares to our own! The breakfast buffet is great! Definitely worth the cost. Fill up early and spend less later! I would totally recommend this resort and we will stay there again for sure! P.S. If address the concierge regarding the timeshare mumbo jumbo upfront, they won't bother you again ;)
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Tip: Purchase the Splashatorium & the breakfast buffet vouchers

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Maud, TX
1 Review
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"Great experience!!"
July 2018
We stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed the set up. They have activities lined up all day so even if you don't have plans you can still have fun there. My kids as well as my husband and I loved the splashatorium. The staff was super friendly and always helpful.
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Tip: Some of the activities do cost to participate in.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Branson Hillside Hotel

How many rooms are available at The Branson Hillside Hotel?

There are 159 rooms total.

What is the minimum age required for check-in at The Branson Hillside Hotel?

The minimum age for check-in is 21 years old with a matching, valid, government-issued photo ID and credit card.

Does The Branson Hillside Hotel have a restaurant onsite? Lounge? Cafe?

The Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge is located on site. The Stage Door Restaurant is open for breakfast from 7:30 am to 10:00 am for a surcharge.

What is the charge for cribs, rollaways, microwaves & fridges?

There is no charge for cribs, but they are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Rollaways and microwaves are not available. Fridges are $5 per night.

Are laundry facilities available at the Branson Hillside Hotel?

This hotel has coin-operated laundry facilities.

Is WiFi available?

Yes. Wi-Fi is offered free to our guests. Ask at check-in for the security password. In addition, we do have computer work stations in the hotel.

What are the pool/ Splash-a-Torium hours at The Branson Hillside Hotel?

Splash-a-Torium will be closed from October 24 through April 30, 2023 for maintenance. The pool is open from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (Winter hours from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm). The water slide is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and requires a minimum height of 42”. Outdoor Splash Zone is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (weather permitting). Please note new guidelines: Maximum of 70 people are allowed in the water park at once. Two-hour increments per reservation and there is a 30-minute cleaning in within the two-hour period. Guests can reserve upon check-in or by calling a number provided at check-in. Guests can only reserve two times a day.

How old do kids need to be to use the Splash-A-Torium?

Children of all ages are welcome, however, all children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Does The Branson Hillside Hotel have free parking?

Ample free parking is available.

Can I check in late at The Branson Hillside Hotel?

Yes. Guests can check in 24 hours a day.

Does The Branson Hillside Hotel charge a deposit upon checking in?

The Branson Hillside Hotel does charge a $100 deposit that is completely refundable upon check-out.