Midwest Living Review
You almost expect to see Dean Martin and the other Rat Packers sipping martinis at the dark-wood bar at HK's restaurant, which serves as the centerpiece in this Lake of the Ozarks resort. Like bell bottoms and avocado green, the retreat's Asian-inspired, early 1960s design has endured long enough to look cool again. Continuing renovations include smaller, motel-like rooms redone in white with down comforters. You'll love the view from HK's; tall windows look out over a Japanese garden across the pool to the lake. Meetings instead of families are a focus here. There's an an acclaimed spa, lake cruises and indoor and outdoor pools. 350 rooms (any of which are nice, but try to snag one of the suites overlooking the Japanese garden and pool), suites and condominiums from $119.