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720 West Gochenour Street, Vandalia, IL 62471
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Jay's Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Vandalia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Troy, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two story hotel/motel seems to be a semi newer build. Independent ownership, but seems more like the chains than the old style independent places. They seem very attentive to details. Can't find anything wrong with the place. The owner was nice. The doors open up to the outside. Good sized rooms. Nothing super special, but it is all you need.... More 

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Conover, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very clean rooms. Not fancy if you want that. But had a microwave, refrigerator, wifi (that worked) They didn't charge extra for the two dogs and gave me a room kinda a way from the others so the dogs were comfortable too. No steps for my 15 year old with hip problems. Walk right out the room, no hallways and... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Jay's is just off I-70 in Vandalia and makes a very convenient and inexpensive motel option when traveling between St. Louis and points East. I have stayed there twice over a period of more than 10 years and both times felt that I received good value. No restaurant on site anymore, but an excellent breakfast place just across the highway... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Easy access from exit 63 on Route 70. Friendly staff, very clean, microwave, and mini-fridge. Was within walking distance of fast food such as Wendy's. Close to gas station. Great value! I recommend Jay's Inn.

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Clarence, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were looking for a clean, comfortable room for a reasonable price and we found it here. The staff was very accommodating and the room was just what we wanted - clean and comfortable beds, clean bathroom, convenient location and good value. No frills but that is not what we needed for a one night stay. We were very pleased... More 

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Westland, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had planned on traveling to Effingham before we stopped, but my husband got sick, so I pulled into Jay's Inn parking lot to see if anything was available. Happily, there was. The room had a king size bed, a double recliner couch, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee, and a flat screen TV. Plus, there was a table and two... More 

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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. A large clean room, comfortable bed, a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffeemaker, WIFI and a sofa, all for less than $50.00. I would recommend this to anyone who is traveling in the area. Plenty of parking and several restaurants nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

On our road trip back from Missouri we ended up staying at Jay's Inn! Didn't look like much from the outside, but appearances can be deceiving. For less than $50/night (tax included) I had a large room with a queen size bed, large leather sofa and a good sized tv. There was also a fridge, microwave and coffee maker (including... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was the second year in a row that my friend and I stayed at Jay's Inn when we travel to Vandalia for the Civil War ball. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. My friend also appreciated the fact that she could take her little dog.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Jay's Inn is a rustic Inn with no frills. It is family owned and quiet. If you want an inexpensive place to stay with a clean room that allows pets for free, this is the place. There are nearby restaurants for meals. The room comes with a microwave and refrigerator if you want to bring you own food. I have... More 

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Address: 720 West Gochenour Street, Vandalia, IL 62471
Location: United States > Illinois > Vandalia
Number of rooms: 21

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