In this town rich with music and theatre, you’ll want to visit Branson’s Strip in the evenings, but likely want to sleep in a more relaxed setting.
The Hilton Promenade is in downtown Branson at Branson Landing, a pedestrian zone near the White River. Here you’ll find water fountains and fire cannons choreographed to music performing every hour, the occasional free concert and parade, as well as a selection of shops and eateries.
At Hilton, all rooms are very spacious. Mine had a comfy king bed, cool red easy chair with ottoman, and a big desk area (and it was easy to work, with the fast and free wifi). The closet was large and I had several drawers to unpack into. My mini fridge held some chocolates gifted from the kitchen — delicious! Had I had the time, I could have watched multiple TV channels, including HBO. The bathroom too was large, with a full bath tub, spacious separate shower stall, and sink surrounded by a big counter, with shelving underneath. Robes were fluffy, and (how rare!) two were provided.
Suites are even more spacious, with a full kitchen, dining area, living room, a balcony which can seat four for dinner, a separate bedroom, and a large bathroom with a jetted tub built for two. The Hilton Promenade even has some fully accessible rooms, with wider doors, lower water fixtures, visual door knock lights and telephone ring lights. TDDs are available on request. Hilton should be commended for offering this when so few other hotel chains do.
While breakfast isn’t included, (though a bed & breakfast rate is available), Big Whiskey’s restaurant serves meals and drinks throughout the day. You’re also only a block away from the Hilton Convention Centre with its Level 2 Steakhouse serving some of the best food in the area.
Other amenities include a hot tub and swimming pool, ideal for kids, and a 24-7 fitness room. The noon checkout is ideal to do a little shopping in Branson’s many nearby downtown shops before you depart for home.