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Americas Best Value Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1606 West Fayette Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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164 reviews 164 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife found a coupon for this motel in a booklet she picked up at a rest stop on the road. The price was low (less than $50), and the description made the place sound wonderful for the price. Well, we quickly found that the amenities had been wildly overstated. The motel seemed really old and not recently renovated, the... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir. Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest survey.I apologize that your experience was anything less then satisfying.It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again.I apologize for the Inconvenience. Thank You, Bhanumati Shah GM 2173424667 More

Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced. Since it is a smoking and non-smoking facility, could faintly smell that fact in hallway, but didn't have problem with our non-smoking room. Breakfast was DIY waffles, cereal, juice, coffee, some fruit, quite acceptable since the room was what we were there for. Wi-Fi was easily accessed. Traveling to Canada from KS we... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay, and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You, Bhanumati Shah GM 2173424667 More

Canton, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here because we had a travel plaza coupon. It is ok. Room clean and good sized. Very good king sized bed. AC good, but a little noisy. Internet good. Breakfast has a waffle maker, cereals and some donuts.

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear sir. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value inn of Effingham. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your stay.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You Bhanumati Shah GM 2173424667 More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visually impressive: no Sufficiently clean: yes Room had a mini fridge, microwave and a VCR. Office appeared to have a selection of movies available. Coin laundry. Electric outlets in room were scarce. Cigarette smoke smell present in halfway but not noticeable in room. Beds were firm. There was a variety of pillow types. Breakfast was 2 types of cereal. A... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your stay.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You. GM Kanaiyalal Shah 2173424667 More

Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed here last night as we were traveling home from vacation. We requested a non smoking room...but as we walked down the corridor, it reeked of cigarette smoke. We opened the windows of our room to air the room out as even the supposedly non smoking room smelled somewhat of smoke. The room was decorated fairly... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying.Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us.Please know that your comments and issues will be addressed. It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again.I apologize... More

Pittsburgh, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Four of us stayed at this motel in two rooms. Both rooms - one with a king bed and the other with 2 queens -- were large, clean, and very comfortable. We had no trouble locating the property and it was really quiet, in spite of being so close to the interstate. Checking in and checking out were easy. Breakfast... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey. We are happy that you are pleased with your stay.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here on our way to Michigan.It was very nice. There was an indoor heated pool and the management was very nice and helpful.We have stayed at Americas Best Value inns before but this was the best one that we have ever stayed at.The room was very large and clean and included everything, microwave, ref. iron , coffee etc.The... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Irmiee, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your stay and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show our hospitality.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You. Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More

Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This motel is a little difficult to find, we drove by it and had to backtrack when getting off the freeway. It is located behind you when you get off the freeway and there are no signs directing you. Room was clean and comfy, but a strange smell in the hallways. We suspect that the owners live on the property... More

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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Cindy, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are pleased with your stay.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You Sincerely. Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This hotel was quite the surprise when I walked through the door of my room. It was late when I checked in and early when I had to leave, but while I was there it was nothing but relaxing. This hotel really takes pride in the furnishment of their rooms. The bed was choice, the furniture was not like the... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Roger, Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality .We are happy that you were pleased with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Sincerely Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More

Charlotte, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have stayed here on our way from Michigan to Texas and back. It is a good value, is clean and comfortable. Nice, firm king size bed, tv with many channels available. Decent continental breakfast. No elevator, so if you stay on the second floor, be prepared to haul your luggage up the stairs. Overall good value, we will be... More

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Lori, Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are pleased with your stay. Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank You. Sincerely Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More

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Address: 1606 West Fayette Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
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Effingham Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Effingham

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2 story interior corridor. Heated indoor pool. Pet friendly (charge). Gas and diesel nearby. Restaurant nearby. FREE guest breakfast. FREE wi-fi. FREE car/truck/bus parking. I-57/70, exit 159. FEMA = IL 0020. Cable TV. Near Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. ... more   less 
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