Situated in downtown Branson with expansive views of the Ozark Mountains and Lake Taneycomo, Hilton Branson Convention Center is an elegant place to stay. The hotel is an AAA Four Diamond Hotel, and one of HIlton’s golf resorts. My visit was close to Christmas, and the lobby and grounds were beautifully dressed in their Christmas best.
I was very impressed with my dinner at Hilton’s Level 2 Steakhouse. Their Hawaiian ahi tuna appetizer was perfect and served beautifully atop an under-lit piece of pink rock salt. Steak, of course, is also on the menu. Level 2 sears their 28-day aged cuts in their special 1600° F infrared oven and cook them exactly to your specifications. After your fifth visit to Level 2, you’re invited to join their Cut Club. You can choose your preferred steak knife from five different selections and have your name engraved on it. The restaurant will have your knife, and all the specifics of how you like your steak, ready every time you visit. And don’t forget to order their signature Missouri butter cake for dessert — covered in bourbon caramel sauce, it is ooey-gooey delicious.
There are two Hiltons in Branson, and the Convention Center location is in a 12-story building near the tourist train station. In addition to its meeting facilities, the Convention Center has two pools — one indoor and one outdoor — as well as a fitness centre. While the hotel’s features are wonderful, you’ll want to get out to enjoy Branson’s many attractions, including musical shows and theatres, Marvel Cave and the amusement park at Silver Dollar City, Dogwood Canyon’s waterfalls, hiking trails and fishing, and the impressive Titanic Museum.
You have several choices of rooms at the Convention Center, all with the signature Hilton Serenity bedding collection on your king- or queen-sized bed. Bathrooms also feature Serenity amenities. Whether you choose a room or a suite (the ones on the 12th floor are particularly lovely) you’ll be well equipped for your stay. Guests with mobility or hearing disabilities will appreciate the accessible rooms with roll-in showers, automatic door closers, scald proof faucets, and visual notification lights.