Motels with kitchenettes are uncommon in Branson, Missouri, where 18,000 guest rooms accommodate visitors. Perhaps the small city’s 240 restaurants relieve visitors of the desire to cook in their room. The extended stay hotel craze that started in the late 1990s hasn’t made a dent in Branson’s hospitality, so motels with kitchenettes tend to be older properties.
Deer Run Motel
Deer Run Motel is west of Branson near Silver Dollar City, two miles from Table Rock Lake. Two-bedroom suites at the budget-friendly motel have kitchens equipped with two-burner stoves, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, utensils and dishes. The same kitchen layout is available in what the motel calls extra-wide single rooms at a much lower cost. The motel sells discount tickets to Silver Dollar City, and a free shuttle operates when the amusement park is open.
Andrew’s Landing overlooks Table Rock Lake near the Showboat Branson Belle. The combination motel and RV park is across the road from the public marina’s boat rental facility and swimming in Table Rock State Park. Some of the economical motel rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes. Andrew’s Landing offers a senior citizens discount, and kids under 12 stay free. Motel guests share the property’s amenities -- including a swimming pool, picnic tables and barbecue grills -- with campers at the RV park.
Residence Inn Branson
Large studio, one- and two-bedroom suites at Residence Inn have full kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave and conventional ovens, a refrigerator with icemaker and all utensils. Renovated in 2008, the inn is just west of downtown Branson near the entertainment district. Andy Williams’ Moon River Theatre and the Baldknobber’s Jamboree are within walking distance. Residence Inn offers a golf package that includes one night’s accommodations and one round of golf. A Nickelodeon package for kids contains an assortment of goodies.
Hall of Fame Motel
The Hall of Fame Motel is in the center of the entertainment district near the Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Condominium suites at the motel have cathedral ceilings, jetted tubs, fireplaces and kitchenettes with a breakfast bar. The three-story elevator motel also has standard and adjoining rooms, and upper-floor rooms have balconies. The adjacent restaurant features live entertainment and microbrewed beer. Pets are welcome at the motel for an additional, nonrefundable fee.