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The Rippon-Kinsella House

1317 North Third Street, Springfield, IL 62702
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wouldn't recommend it. I put leftovers in the kitchen refrigerator it was dirty needless to say we didn't eat there and did not take our leftovers home.no water pressure in the shower, or hot water it was barely lukewarm even after letting it run.

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bandboperator, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella House, responded to this review

Wow. I'm sorry this guest had a bad experience. We try very hard to accommodate our guests. No one had previously complained about the shower having no pressure or being lukewarm. We have since replaced the thermostat on the water heater. The pressure seems adequate....perhaps some advancing arteriosclerosis in the galvanized plumbing in the 1871 house? (we will be replacing... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The hosts were friendly, but we clearly do not share my political beliefs, lol, which was clear from our morning conversations over breakfast. The downstairs was very nice, as was our room. My two criticisms were that the bed creaked pretty loudly whenever we moved on it, and breakfast was kind of luke warm our second morning, but I enjoyed... More 

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Lacon, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the fourth B&B I have stayed at. What a beautiful home with lots of character. When you walk in the doors you can't help but wonder who has stayed there before and the history of the home. It is nicely decorated and the dinning room is beautiful from the lead glass windows to the builtin cupboards. The inn... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Roger and Dave were so nice and helpful in picking us up at Amtrak and then also taking us to Hertz to pick up a rental car. The breakfasts we were served were delicious and the accommodations were good. Thanks Roger and Dave!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Me and my partner stayed a few weekends ago, it was our first time at a bed and breakfast. The owners are a wonderful and very personable couple. . Breakfast was good, house is very cool and unique. Only bad thing i have to say is the bed, it was extremely uncomfortable i ended up sleeping on the couch both... More 

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27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First, Roger and Dave are very welcoming hosts and the historic house is a gorgeous structure with a beautiful front porch. They are eager to share their stories and opinions, which made for some very lively moments of conversation. The house is filled with curiosities and artifacts (I couldn't imagine trying to keep it dusted! What a job!) You can... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

All items leading up to this stay made me very un-easy. There was no official reservation confirmation. Just a one sentence e-mail response, to my e-mail requesting some reservation confirmation. Phone conversations were brief and hurried. With that said, once we arrived the owner was very accommodating and cordial. The room was nice and the breakfast good, with an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My 2 daughters and I plus my 9 mo. old granddaughter stayed here and had a wonderful time. Roger was very congenial and funny. We all enjoyed talking with him as well as the other guests. We booked the connecting rooms and were pleased with them. The house is beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. The garden is a work in progress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had a great visit to the B&B. 1871 with wonderful decor and period design. Each bedroom can house two people. Innkeeper Roger is very hospitable and makes a great breakfast. Sat on the veranda and enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Say yes to staying here. I will be back.

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have known the proprietors of Rippon-Kinsella since they owned the Henry Mischler House and have come back several times to stay with them. That should tell you a lot right there! Of all the B&B's I have ever stayed at, Roger and David put the most effort into making everyone feel welcome. Roger cooks a terrific breakfast; not too... More 

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