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7 Reasons Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be YOUR home in Branson MO

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Branson Missouri is a true gem of a town nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Branson has something for everyone: beautiful scenery, Broadway-quality entertainment, theme parks, shopping, dining, outdoor activities…you name it. It’s a great, friendly place for a family vacation and if you haven’t checked it out, you should.

As with every vacation, you need a place to stay. Here’s my review of the Stone Castle Hotel in Branson Missouri.

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Stone Castle Hotel Branson Missouri – Review

1. Value

The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center is a value hotel. If you’re a family on a budget but want quality accomodations, you get a ton of bang for your buck here. A standard room runs just $79.00 a night. This gets you two double beds, a small table with chairs and a bathroom with a tub and shower.

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

The rooms are clean, comfortable, and things have been updated recently (current as of 2018).

All rooms at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center are inside corridor, which is a bonus for me. I will be 100 percent honest: the low price tag of this hotel room caused me to have some skepticism in advance of our visit. While I wouldn’t quite call myself a “hotel snob” I do like my luxury and comforts when I travel and the $79.00 a night rate kind of had me going “I wonder what’s wrong with this place?”

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
The sink/vanity area is separate from the tub/toilet area

While nothing is “wrong” with this hotel, it is a $79 a night hotel. It is clean and reasonably comfortable. If you’re looking for a budget hotel in Branson, this is worth considering. 

2. The cleanliness

The rooms and the common areas were clean. I don’t do the white glove test when I travel but I do notice when the housekeeping has been neglected and I didn’t find that to be the case here. 

3. The amenities

The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center offers free hot breakfast (included in your room rate). 

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This lovely little water feature with attached gazebo is just outside the breakfast room.

The hot breakfast buffet includes eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy as well as an assortment of breads, pastries, cereals and fruit. The breakfast is served up buffet style. There is plenty of friendly staff on hand as well, if you need something.

Even though the breakfast buffet was pretty crowded each morning I was there but I never felt like I had slim pickings, even when I squeaked in right before they stopped their service. I will say the coffee was weak and didn’t pass muster. 

Some of the other amenities included at the Stone Castle Lodge and Conference Center are free WiFi, a heated indoor pool and hot tub (a second pool is currently being remodeled) and and arcade. Parking is included in the cost of your room. There is also conference/reunion space available if you need that.

4. Themed Rooms and suites

The standard room met our needs but the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center has larger two-bedroom suites available as well. These family suites also offer a sleeper sofa and an extra bathroom, so if you’re a large family or doing a multi-family vacation, ask about staying in one of the four family suites.

This hotel also offers themed rooms and themed suites. Themed rooms come with jetted tubs with décor inspired by the golf course, the Australian outback and more. Come on…don’t you want to be able to say you slept in a room with a Sherlock Holmes mural on the wall? Maybe you don’t…but you can!

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
You know you want to!

One word about the themed rooms – most have a pillow-top king-sized bed and a jetted tub in the hotel room. These rooms also have separate bathrooms/shower area but the tub is right there in the room. Obviously, this is a feature suited to couples on a romantic get-a-way versus a family. I found the tub in the bedroom a little weird.

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

The themed suites will have a balcony or a living room type seating area…a couple of them even offer turret rooms, which are really cool. All themed suites have a fridge and microwave and most will have a larger TV than what you’d find in the standard rooms.

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
This view may or may not disturb you while you are – as Clay Cooper himself puts it – “bathitating.” It’s cute and campy but I probably wouldn’t have loved to see this view while soaking in the tub.

Finally, the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center offers a limited number of kitchenette suites. You might not love the idea of cooking on your vacation but a kitchenette can offer options for families dealing with food allergies or families on a really tight budget. Food is often our biggest expense when we travel and a kitchenette suite is one solution to spending those extra bucks. There are supermarkets within a short driving distance where you can stock up on what you need or purchase forgotten items.

5. Convenient Location

The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located near all the action in Branson. Whatever you came to Branson to do: enjoy shows, go to the theme parks, enjoy beautiful Table Rock Lake, The Stone Castel Hotel and Conference Center is a great place to establish base camp.

All of the Branson attractions are within an easy drive (and in some cases within an easy walk!) of the hotel. There is even a winery across the street!

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
Branson’s Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center is centrally located with beautiful views of the stunning Ozark scenery

6. Friendly Staff

I talked to everyone from management to the people who serve breakfast and I got the same level of engaged “let’s make it happen” hospitality. No matter where you are going on vacation or how much you are spending, it is really heart warming to stay with people who are this invested in making sure you have a happy stay. I found this caliber of friendliness everywhere in Branson, so it must be an Ozark thing. .

7. There’s a knight out front

I’m a sucker for a knight in shining armor and this one sits still and poses for endless photo opps. You really can’t ask for better than that.

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And what’s a castle without a knight?

 

7 reasons why the Branson Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center should be your Branson home|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
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9 Comments

  1. I think out of the seven things, a friendly staff and a clean hotel are the most important to me. This place looks like a great choice for a future vacation. Thanks for you insight.

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  2. I think I could spend the week in the room with that jetted tub and not leave. It looks so relaxing.

  3. I can’t get over the price point. You pointed out something so important and that is CLEANLINESS… this is so important to us when traveling. Would love for my family to experience one of the themed rooms and the personal touch from a great staff!

  4. One thing I have in my bathroom is a big glass jar filled with unused shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes etc so if tourists forget anything they can take something from the bathroom instead, the bedroom needs a facelift bad! anyway, the content was informative thanks.

  5. This is a fantastic guide.
    I was planning to go on a holiday in Branson this year with my family and wanted to give a surprise to my husband by booking such a amazing place to stay as he always loves to stay in such a beautiful places. And I must say this is really great as well as helpful info for me. Thanks for sharing.

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