"We were happy with the entire experience. Great value. The room was clean, and the AC worked well. The hotel was full, but it was quiet and relaxing. Friendly personnel. Excellent, well-stocked breakfast with plenty of choices.2017-10-05"
"The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, and there were a lot of choices at breakfast. Great place to stay.2017-08-29"
"The front desk clerk and breakfast were the best things about this hotel. The room was OK, but the furniture was worn and dated. The hallway was smoky. We were advised to park in front to avoid a car break-in. We won't return.2016-03-29"
"The hotel was nothing fancy, but it was clean and fine for my needs.2015-05-06"
"About 20 minutes from SIU. Quiet hotel. The room was clean but dated, and had peeling wallpaper. The bed was comfortable. The grout around the bathtub needed to be replaced, but it wasn't horrible. Nice staff. Not a fancy place, but OK for a few nights.2015-05-04"
"The hotel employees were nice and friendly. Book it.2020-03-20"
"Nice hotel, but the door to our room wouldn't close without using the key card, and the phone didn't work. The whirlpool was too hot, so we had to sit on the edge and just put our legs in. 2019-03-05"
"Great room, pool, whirlpool, and breakfast. This hotel is a nice place to stay.2018-10-04"
"I had a positive experience and no complaints. I recommend this hotel.2017-07-25"
"The room and bathroom were clean, and the appliances worked. Helpful, friendly personnel and great food. I'd stay at this hotel again and recommend it.2017-05-03"
"The hotel room and bathroom were clean, and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast food was fine. I had no complaints.2019-08-09"
"The hotel clerks were accommodating about finding the right room type for my needs. Don't hesitate to stay here.2018-02-23"
"The hotel was clean and well-run. I had my dog, and there was a grassy area with waste bags and a disposal container. The front desk clerks were helpful and nice to my dog and me. There were many restaurants in the area.2017-05-24"
"The hotel room was large and clean, and the staff was friendly. I definitely recommend staying here.2016-09-20"
"Clean, inexpensive hotel with friendly employees. Good breakfast with nice attendants. I had a pleasant experience; well worth a stay.2015-11-25"
"Nice, clean, quiet hotel with polite employees. The continental breakfast was good. Great place.2017-06-20"
"Nice hotel with friendly employees and excellent customer service. The bathroom walls and ceiling needed some work, but everything was clean. Nice variety at breakfast. I'd definitely stay again and would recommend it to family and friends.2016-04-19"
"Plenty of restaurants, stores, and gas stations nearby. I had a quick, easy, comfortable stay at this hotel.2015-09-22"
"The room, hotel lobby, and breakfast area were clean, attractive, and had everything I needed. All the employees were friendly and gracious, and the breakfast attendant made the best eggs ever. We highly recommend staying here.2018-07-22"
"Nice hotel with clean rooms and a good breakfast. Great place to stay.2017-11-06"
"Nice hotel, but the room needed better soundproofing. The beds and pillows were comfortable. Great front desk clerks and breakfast.2017-05-02"
"The check-in clerk was new but so pleasant. I always enjoy staying here. You'll be satisfied with this hotel.2015-11-19"
"Pricey hotel, but it was clean and quiet and the employees were friendly.2015-11-05"
"Our hotel room was by the pool equipment room, so we heard noise all night long.2017-10-18"
"We were able to stay at the hotel with our 2 cats, and the check-in clerk put us in a 1st floor room so we could easily take the cats out. The room with a king-sized bed was too small. Great complimentary dinner and drinks, and breakfast was free. You won't regret staying here.2016-10-17"
"The hotel room was clean, and breakfast was delicious. Stay here.2016-09-21"
"Great experience. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced, and the bed was so inviting. Nice staff. The hot breakfast buffet was great. Highly recommend.2016-04-12"
"The bathroom was way too small, but the hotel staff was friendly. I had an OK experience.2015-11-03"
"Our dog stayed at the hotel with us. The staff was competent and friendly, and breakfast was great. An excellent experience.2015-12-17"
"Great hotel. My room was huge and quiet, and the bed was very comfortable. Loved having a fridge and microwave, and a newspaper outside my room door in the morning. Nice bathroom. Staff was friendly. Good breakfast.2015-01-21"
"The hotel was older and the carpet needed to be replaced, but it was clean, comfortable, and affordable. The room had a microwave, fridge, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer. The staff was friendly and quite helpful. I enjoyed the warm pool and whirlpool. Breakfast was adequate. There was an ice machine and a snack vending machine near the entrance. I'd stayed here twice before and would likely stay again.2018-11-19"
"An OK hotel for a weary traveler, but needed remodeling. Not the best choice.2015-10-03"
"Stay at this hotel.2015-09-29"
"The room was not up to par, and service was poor. Find another hotel.2015-09-29"
"Decent rates. The hotel room was clean, and had a full-sized refrigerator. OK for a short stay.2015-04-26"
"The toilet in our room didn't work properly. No housekeeping during our 4-day stay. Find another motel.2022-06-24"
"Nice motel with helpful, friendly front desk clerks. Good place to stay.2018-01-07"
"We had a disappointing stay at this motel. Didn't look like online photos. We were greeted in the parking lot by patrons of the adjoining bar. Our room had a view of garbage and discarded mattresses. The toilet overflowed; a maintenance worker came to plunge it, but left toilet water on the seat. We were offered a room in the exterior addition, but asked for a refund instead. The clerk was rude but complied. Stay away from this place.2015-08-27"
"The motel room was sub-par, but the employees were friendly.2015-06-13"
"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"
"The hotel was noisy, and my room was right by the staircase. There was also noise from the room upstairs. The TV didn't work, so I had to unplug it and plug it in again to re-set it. The desk was wobbly, and the chair and closet door were broken. The lamp outlets didn't work. I was sorry I chose to stay here.2022-04-30"
"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"
"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"
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.