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.

The Rippon-Kinsella House

1317 North Third Street, Springfield, IL 62702
The Rippon-Kinsella House
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little nuances that people who want a sterile, processed, chemical-smelling hotel experience may not appreciate, but I do! I would tweak some of the food and beverage and repair some things here or there but my friend Scott and I were very pleased, comfortable and well-rested. While waiting for the hot water, as a resident of the Sonoran desert, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The house is historic and lovely. The owners are so sweet and friendly. But basic maintenance and cleanliness is not their strong suit I think. The place looked fine until we got to our room and saw the bed. I first noticed that the pillow shams that sat on top were dirty. OK, I thought, as long as the sheets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Roger and Dave were wonderful friendly guys and the home was charming. I enjoyed my stay and would stay again. However in all honesty I must say that the inn is a bit on the shabby side and would not be the place for anyone who is very fussy or particular.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lacon, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Plain City, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question