The Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center (Inn) is a locally owned and operated hotel and conference center that has been serving Branson visitors for over 20 years. It’s known for its Ozarks hospitality and the quality of the facility.
Earlier this week, the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), interviewed Kristine Maples (KM), the Co-Manager of the Inn about what they have to offer Branson visitors. The results of that interview are very enlightening and are presented below in a Q & A format:
BTC: How many rooms does the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center have?
BTC: Is the Inn open year round?
BTC: What are the major types of rooms you have?
KM: The majority of our rooms are Two Queen Bed and Single King rooms. We also have some King Comfort, which have a single king bed, but are larger than our Single King rooms and Queen Jacuzzi rooms.
BTC: Do you have any Suites?
KM: No, but we have several of our Two Queen Bed rooms that are adjoining with a connecting door that opens into both rooms.
BTC: How often are the rooms renovated?
KM: The rooms are upgraded and renovated on a scheduled basis. Most recently all the mattresses and TVs were replaced.
BTC: Do you have an outdoor pool?
KM: Yes, and it is one of the largest outdoor pools in Branson.
BTC: Do you have an indoor pool?
KM: Yes we do and it is colocated with our hot tub.
BTC: Are you a smoke-free facility?
BTC: Do you permit pets?
BTC: Do you have a business center?
KM: Yes, we have a complimentary computer and printer for our guests to use.
BTC: What room amenities do you offer?
KM: Just about anything you would expect in a hotel room including free internet, hair dryers, cable TV, coffee makers, etc. We also have free coffee and cookies in the lobby during its hours of operation.
BTC: Do your rooms have microwave ovens in them?
KM: No, but there is a microwave available in the Guest Laundry Room.
BTC: Why should someone on vacation in Branson pick the Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center?
KM: We have been serving Branson visitors for over 20 years, and are a locally owned, family oriented hotel that is clean, friendly, safe, and has a staff that is always willing to give that little bit extra for our customers.
BTC: How do you maintain quality control when cleaning rooms?
KM: First the Housekeepers, who are very good at what they do, clean the room. Then the room is inspected by the Head Housekeeper to ensure it meets our standards. If it doesn’t then the process is repeated until it does. The end result is a clean room that we are proud to offer our guests.
BTC: What kind of breakfast do you serve?
KM: We serve a hot continental style breakfast including biscuits and gravy, sausage, boiled eggs, make-your-own waffles, cereal, breads, and more.
BTC: Is there a fee to park?
BTC: Of all the amenities your property offers, what is your personal favorite?
KM: Our combination of a large separate outdoor pool and the indoor pool because it permits our guests, absent lightening, to enjoy a pool in just about any weather. They are also something our guests really use and enjoy.
BTC: How are you set up to handle conferences and groups?
KM: We have two different rooms for conferences and groups. One is a room for small conferences, groups, and family reunions which can comfortably handle about 24 in a social setting. Our large conference room can accommodate up to 120 with theatre style seating, and about 80 in a social setting. It has a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and counters. We also offer onsite catering, audiovisual aids, and just about anything else needed to have a successful meeting, conference, or reunion.
BTC: What do you think about the location of the Inn?
KM: Its location on Branson’s Red Route, near its western intersection with Highway 76, is ideal for getting to and from the Inn and just about anywhere else in Branson one would want to go using an alternate route to avoid Highway 76, and yet, we are seconds away from it when you want to use it. We are within walking distance of the IMAX Complex, and near the Shoji Tabuchi, Pierce Arrow, and Hamner theatres, and numerous restaurants including Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Casa Fuentes, and many more.
BTC: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about the Honeysuckle Inn?
KM: Although we are located right off a major road, our hotel is set back from the road amid four and a half beautifully landscaped acres, providing our guests with a quiet, relaxing lodging experience, including our unique water garden located near the porch by the lobby.
BTC: Is the Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center a member of Branson Tourism Center’s Lowest Rate Lock Program, and what does that mean?
KM: Yes. It means that we work in conjunction with BTC in guaranteeing that the price our guests pay for lodging through BTC will be the lowest rate available. If they find a lower price offered for the same room on the same dates anytime between when they book their room and when they arrive in Branson, BTC will match the lower rate.
For additional information or reservations for the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center, at the lowest guaranteed rates, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services, by calling 1-800-785-1550, or by visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com.