We were part of a large family reunion group, so different members of our party book different classes of room. Ours was the "executive king," which just means the room has been refurbished fairly recently and he mattress is better those in than the standard rooms. Furnishings are definitely not high-end (particle board finished to look like the currently popular espresso-finished wood) and the rooms are small. But for a couple of nights it was comfortable enough and we definitely used the single lounge chair. However, our room wasn't as clean as it could have been. The floor had debris in the corners and the 'fridge had something sticky in the lower bin. The little bottle of shampoo is so tiny that it's sufficient for only one person. We appreciated the free wifi. However, this is a motel, not really a hotel: the rooms all open to the parking lots. We were awakened the first morning by guests leaving noisily at 4 AM. Doors banging, people calling to one another across the parking lot, and people talking loudly as they passed our door do not make for good sleeping.
Other members of our party were in the "standard double" rooms. The furniture in them is old and pretty battered, and the mattresses were pretty bad. There are no lounge/easy chairs in those rooms; just the small desk chair. At least one couple's room was never cleaned the first night. Uponn notifying the front desk, they were told they could get fresh towels but there was no attempt made to get the room even spot-cleaned.
The pool is nice and the restaurant and bar are very good. The hot breakfast is scrambled eggs with bits of ham, make-it-yourself waffles, bagels and English muffins, and biscuits and gravy. There are cold cereals, sweet rolls, fruit, and a variety of juices. The coffee was pretty good. My DH and I ate in the restaurant one night and found the food to be excellent and reasonable, and our waitress was attentive. The bar, which we didn't patronize, is lively and very modern. At night there's an outdoor fire and patio heater.
Overall, the rooms were adequate for the price and for a short stay. And there isn't much else in Charleston.
Definitely pay yhe extra for the "executive" rooms.
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August 21, 2013
Thank you for selecting Unique Suites Hotel during your recent visit to Charleston. It was our pleasure to be of service. All of our staff is committed to making your stay truly enjoyable and to assist in every way possible to make that happen. We are continually improving our accommodations as well as our performance to make your stay at Unique Suites Hotel memorable and will use your comments to achieve that goal. We look forward to your future visits and wish you the very best.
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For travelers interested in our property, we offer the ideal combination of quality accommodations and a premier location just blocks from Eastern Illinois University campus. We want you to experience “The Best in Style, Comfort, and Service” - Our Goal Is To Be Your Lodging Choice.
Our Executive Guestrooms have undergone complete renovations and are inviting and comfortable with stylish interiors featuring Sealy pillow top mattresses, 32” flat screen television, microwave, refrigerator, and a generous size work desk.
Our Standard Guestrooms are clean comfortable rooms for the cost conscious traveler that have undergone cosmetic improvements rather than renovation. All of our Standard Guestrooms also feature NEW Sealy pillow top mattresses and vintage furnishings and decor.
Our complimentary deluxe amenities available for all of our guests include
Hot Sunny Side Breakfast Self Serve in Our Newly Renovated Restaurant
New Restaurant and Lounge on Site
Large Outdoor Pool
State of the Art Fitness Room
High Speed WIFI
Local and Long Distance Calls
Vending Room & Coin Operated Laundry
Additionally toiletries available at no additional charge.
Our facility also has renovated banquet and meeting rooms for occasions of all types.
Unique Suites Hotel is located approximately one mile from Eastern Illinois University. Ample bus and van parking is available and within immediate proximity to your rooms. We feature exterior entrances to our guestrooms. You may view our property online at www.uniquesuiteshotel.com.
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