Branson Landing review: a stay at Hilton Promenade

Branson, Missouri is the 25th most visited family destination in the US. With wholesome shows rivaling Broadway quality, the natural attraction of the Ozarks, and lots of dining and shopping, we think it gets this top 25 distinction from it’s ability to offer something to almost everyone, and its drivable location in the lower midwest.

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If you’re planning a trip to Branson, you won’t be short on hotel options. To be in the heart of Branson Landing, opt for Hilton Promenade. You’ll be right on the promenade, steps from the fountains, dining and bars, and shops, plus less than one block from Bass Pro Shop and the water.

As a newbie to Branson, I liked being in the center of things to get my bearings. On another trip, I might not mind being further afield (lakeside camping sounds pretty nice!) but if you’re looking for all the amenities you need along a pedestrian walkway at Lake Taneycomo, this is your hotel.

Room amenities:

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I tried out a king room in the ‘deluxe room’ category (there are only deluxe or suites), and on the third floor, I had a fantastic view of the fountain light show on the Landing at Lake Taneycomo, yet the room was quiet enough at night, despite overlooking the pedestrian area. The room comes standard with a mini fridge, coffee service, and a very nice desk workstation with lots of convenient plug-ins for electronics. Wifi does cost about $10 per day, unless you’re a HiltonHonors member of certain standing. I can tell you that as a basic member, I didn’t make the cut. Like most travelers, this annoys me to no end, and it’s good to be aware of. There’s a spacious walk-in shower and a tub in the large bathroom, and everything is well decorated and new-looking.

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Hotel amenities:

Great news for families: the Hilton Promenade has a nicely sized indoor pool and hot tub. The attached bathrooms even have showers, so kids can rise off or parents can shower downstairs after working out in the adjacent exercise room.

The restaurant in Hilton Promenade is currently closed for renovations (as of January 2015), but a shuttle does run to the adjacent Hilton Convention Center (a two minute walk), where families can dine at Level 2 Steakhouse. They also have a sleek bar with house-made cocktails. The lack of an on-site restaurant isn’t really a problem: even closer than Level 2 Steakhouse are the multitude of dining options on the promenade. There is also in-room dining should you need an early breakfast before promenade restaurants open.

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Room rates:

Because Branson is such a family-friendly town, Hilton Promenade seems to run specials that package kid-friendly attractions with room rates quite often. Check here for the current deals. At the time of my visit in late spring, the rack room rate began at $159 for a two-queen room and $184 for the standard king room I had. Pet-friendly rooms are available.

Date last visited:

May 2015

Directions:

The Hilton Promenade is located at 3 Branson Landing, Branson Missouri.

As I disclose whenever applicable, my stay at Hilton Promenade was complimentary, for the purpose of review. Without these stays, extensive hotel reviews would not be possible.

About the author

Amy Whitley AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly as a family travel expert at Go Green Travel Green and Practical Travel Gear, and contributes to Outdoors NW as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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