We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Americas Best Value Inn

Hotel website
Hotel virtual tour
1606 West Fayette Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Americas Best Value Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    15
    21
    15
    7
    9
See reviews for
17
15
7
10
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (67)
  • Mar-May only
    (19)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (27)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (11)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Madison, WI
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just completed my 2nd stay at this motel. The prices are reasonable, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The TV worked fine. The A/C & Wi-Fi worked. The shower had hot water and good pressure. So all in all, it was decent. On the down side, the A/C was noisier... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dana, 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 seeing you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah GM 2173424667 More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in, the front desk gal was very nice through the entire experience, I believe her name was Rita. Unloaded everything at 12:30am, my son hopped right into his bed exhausted. I pulled down our covers and noticed stains on the fitted sheets AND the flat sheets. Not just one or two, several.....and there were cobwebs in the corners... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Malcom, 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.It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity... More 

Travelers are raving about these Effingham hotels

Tulsa
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

A TripAdvisor Member
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?!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Effingham hotels
0.3 mi away
BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn
BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn
#10 of 21 in Effingham
3.5 of 5 stars 209 reviews
1.3 mi away
Super 8 Effingham
Super 8 Effingham
#9 of 21 in Effingham
3.5 of 5 stars 316 reviews
1.0 mi away
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
#11 of 21 in Effingham
4.0 of 5 stars 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham
1.2 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham
0.6 mi away
Delta Inn
Delta Inn
#8 of 21 in Effingham
4.0 of 5 stars 122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay