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Americas Best Value Inn

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1606 West Fayette Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tulsa
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually try and stay at mom and pop places like you used top fins on Rte 66, occasionally I stay at a chain hotel due to local and availability. I found myself twice this summer in Effingham, so the first time there I picked this gem due to price alone. WOW, what a great deal. Tremendous staff, clean, comfortable... More 

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

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.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, well placed for our overnight stay from Chicago to Memphis. Helpful reception, comfortable room with good facilities. Breakfast good enough for us as we are light eaters in morning. Good value for money. Would recommend this hotel.

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

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.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

Kansas
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Effingham and found the motel without much problem, not far from the interstate and easy to get to. It is fairly secluded. Upon entering the office my wife's first thoughts were "We made a mistake booking here." There was a little smell that was not pleasant. But we had pre-paid the room, and it was only for... 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.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.It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent bed very clean room & very quite. Had a microwave & refrigerator in room. Also had coffee in room. Offered a continental breakfast. Excellent rates. Shower was also great. Room was really a non smoking room.

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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.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here out of desperation on our move road trip to CO. It's a step above a truck stop, rooms smelled so bad of smoke and weird basement like odor, we had to cover our faces with tshirts so we could sleep. Mentioned it to the front desk and she gave us their "industrial room freshner"... More 

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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.I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere apology for your experience. I hope that you will allow us the opportunity to better serve you again in the future. Thank you Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

With a name like America's Best Value I was expecting a no-frills, budget hotel, but that was all I needed for a place to spend the night on a cross-country road trip. This hotel greatly exceeded my expectations, and was comparable to the business-traveler hotels I normally stay in for double the price. The front-desk attendant was friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Dear Phil, Thank you for staying at our Americas Best value Inn of Effingham IL. 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.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, K.Shah GM 2173424667 More 

hudson
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Room was OK, but in the pet area hallway was a bad smoking odor. Would not stay at this property again, although the manager was nice. Room was clean and price was okay. Better hotels in area at about same price

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

Dear Ralph, 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.Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve,but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.It is our hope that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Clean rooms with the exception of long hairs on some of the towels. Also the pillows looked like they were rescued from Goodwill. We slept really well, so mattresses were good and the room was quiet. The towels were so meager and thin, you could see light through them! Maybe time for new pillows and towels?!

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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 are pleased with your stay.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. K Shah. GM More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were returning to Indiana from a wedding in Pilot Point, Texas. We needed a place to stay on short notice. My wife, Marietta, went on line and found this motel very close by. We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and the good graces of the manager. A great place with all of the Amenities. his recommendations for a... More 

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

Dear Mr.Tommy, 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.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A fine hotel that is clean, quiet, and comfortable and a good value. Check-in/check out no problem, staff being polite and professional. Facility all around was well maintained. Breakfast was simple but did the trick. We’ve stayed places that cost three times as much, but were not as good as this hotel.

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

Dear Mrs.Sally M. Thank you for staying at our Americas Best value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay.. We look forward to see you again. Thank you , Shah GM 2173424667 More 

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