"The hotel was older, but good for a short stay. The room was clean, but the TV didn't have CBS and the knob for the heat lamp in the bathroom was missing.2017-05-15"
"The hotel was comfortable and clean, and close to the Wine Trail.2016-10-11"
"My dog found old food under the bed, including chicken wing bones. The hair dryer smoked up and shot sparks everywhere when I tried to use it. The continental breakfast was cereal in plastic containers. I wasn't expecting much from a hotel at this price point, but it should've at least been clean. Don't stay here.2015-06-23"
"There was hair in one of the beds, so we didn't use it but left the covers down so the sheets would be changed. I also spilled a soda. When we returned, the spill hadn't been cleaned up, and the bedsheets hadn't been changed. The front desk clerk was helpful in finding us a 1st floor room since my wife was using a cane.2020-06-15"
"The hotel room was average, and the staff was unprofessional. The morning crew spent more time on smoke breaks than at the front desk. Find another place to stay.2017-09-18"
"An awful experience. The day staff spent more time outside smoking than inside assisting guests. Stay away from this hotel.2017-09-04"
"Close to SIU. The hotel was nice and clean. All the employees were pleasant. Breakfast was a welcome surprise, but it could've been better.2016-03-29"
"Everything about the hotel was great. The room was clean and odor-free. My only complaint was the too-firm bed. We were awake all night. Great employees. I'd recommend staying here.2015-06-17"
"I was happy with the accommodations and will recommend this hotel to my relatives.2018-09-26"
"The room was in need of cosmetic repairs to the ceilings and flooring, and the windows were dirty. I found a bug in the bed. Nice indoor pool, though it needed repairs to the tiles and hand rail. Good breakfast. If you're just looking for a place to sleep, this hotel will do.2017-07-15"
"The room had a strong odor. There was a fan airing it out that was removed as soon as we arrived.2016-08-09"
"Nice hotel room with awesome beds. All the employees were friendly. Good variety at the continental breakfast. Nice place for a short stay.2015-09-22"
"Great location near stores and SIU campus. The hotel staff was courteous and welcomed me warmly.2015-08-25"
"We woke to find bugs crawling on both beds. I'd never stay at this hotel again.2015-10-13"
"Nice hotel and staff. The beds were comfortable. Breakfast was OK. Good stay.2015-08-26"
"Close to SIU. The room was quite comfortable, and the manager was professional and kind. Loved the complimentary breakfast. This was my 2nd stay, and both times were just what I wanted. Highly recommend this hotel.2015-08-14"
"From the beds in adjoining rooms placed head-to-head against paper-thin walls to the parking spaces too narrow for an SUV, this hotel was an exercise in cost-cutting.2015-05-18"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.