My wife and I wanted a nice relaxing weekend in the Branson area to shop eat and relax. I have driven by the Ye olde English Inn “original name” ever since I moved to Springfield, Mo in 1997 and always wondered what it would be like to stay there. Three factors prompted a stay there; 1) It is a historical Inn built in 1912 by one of the towns founders, W.H. Johnson. Mr. Johnson and his son W.W. Johnson are very well known in Springfield, Mo area for their neighborhoods that they developed and the homes they built. 2) Inn was completely remolded last year, and they just finished the third floor. & 3) The reviews were great!
We arrived at the Inn very early. I just wanted to check and see how early we could check in. Check in was 3pm, but since we were there and the room was clean they let us right in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. She informed us that there is a complementary breakfast that is provided and then showed us to our suite. The remodel was tastefully done, warm and inviting. One nice feature of the Inn they leave the doors open to they rooms that are not yet occupied, so you can see what they look like. My wife and I found several other suites that we would like to stay in. It was nice and quite in the hotel that night, which made our stay all the more enjoyable.
The breakfast that was included with our stay was just as wonderful. We hated to leave and head home. But with the Inn only being 30-40 minutes away, we will be heading back this fall and around Christmas.
So if you are looking for a nice romantic getaway and you don’t want to stay in a cookie cutter hotel, this could be the Inn for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the nostalgic charm of one of the area's most recognized landmarks, The Old English Inn on historic Downing Street in Hollister, Missouri. First opened in 1912, the Inn underwent a full renovation in 2010. Enjoy a luxurious stay in one of 21 beautifully-restored guest suites complete with Elizabethan-style architectural detailing, magnificent wooden beds, fine linens and modern conveniences such as 32" LCD TVs, high-speed internet connection and free local calls. The newly renovated Downing Street Bistro, located on the lower-level, features fine dining for dinner and offers breakfast and a Sunday brunch. Next door, the intimate Black Horse Pub offers a full-selection of spirits along with occasional live performances by local musicians. Located just 3 minutes from the Branson Landing, the Ye Olde English Inn is a must-see piece of Ozarks' History. Bring your camera for a photo of the handcrafted staircase, beautifully landscaped courtyard and the carefully preserved mark on the stone walls of the lobby left by the overflowing White River in 1945. Nearby, see the Hollister Train Depot where many of the Inn's first overnight guests arrived eager to meet the friendly people and explore the breathtaking scenery in Harold Bell Wright's 1907 novel, The Shepherd of the Hills. Many of these 1900-era visitors star in The Inn's extensive photo collection. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a place to reminisce with friends, military buddies or your extended family, The Old English Inn is the perfect place for any type group event, including weddings and anniversary celebrations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ye Olde English Hotel Hollister