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“Our new favorite stop in Illinois, a great find!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Effingham
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Hilton Garden Inn Effingham)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Effingham
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“Our new favorite stop in Illinois, a great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have been traveling the long length of Illinois 3 or 4 times a year for many years. We used to stay at and enjoy Drury Inns because they are pet friendly, reasonable, and have free food & drinks. Now pet-free, we've stayed 3 times in Effingham at a place that is a real jewel! Thelma Keller's, formerly a Hilton, soon to be a Holiday Inn, is a terrific place to stay. Impeccably clean, beautifully decorated - a very classy place. At Christmastime, it was more beautifully decorated than any place we saw all season. They have an excellent restaurant and a small bar with a good selection of draft beers. Both are frequented by locals. Walmart's across the street, lots of food choices nearby and they have a very nice military rate. Exceptionally good! Just wish it was exactly half way for us.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EffinghamHI, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Effingham, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
BPinMEFL-

We are honored to be your favorite place in central Illinois. We are anxious for you to return to see the complete enhancements that have been made now that we are officially the Holiday Inn. You will enjoy familiar faces while experiencing our Kids East Free Program with a paid adult order off our menu and all the amenities you're accustomed to from your previous stays.

We look forward to providing your 4th stay with us and many more down the road.

Sincerely
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Columbia, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had to go to Effingham for a Rotary training convention and we opted to stay at the hotel since all the events were at the convention Center. Beautiful, lobby area and a nice place to eat, nice bar, nice breakfast for 6.95. The rooms were nice and large and very very clean. The pool looked nice and clean. Our room had a small refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker and was just so comfortable and plenty of plugs for all of our digital equipment and free Wi fi. Great stay and I would go back. Nice staff and the convention center did a great job as well. Very close to places to eat and shops if you forget anything there is a Wal-Mart and Kohls within walking distance.

Room Tip: Third floor king suite was great
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Owner lost Hilton Garden Inn Franchise for unstated reasons. The rooms are adequate. The prices in the restaurant are out of line or this part of the country. The room prices are too high for this part of the country. If you're looking for an excellent hotel experience keep on going to a real city. If stopping in middle of long interstate trip there are far less pretentious clean examples of real hospitality elsehere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Effingham, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear BusinessTravel48201,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to provide rates that are competitive in the area. Please accept my apologies for falling short of your expectations. We take all comments into consideration and welcome any opportunity to improve. Your patronage and support to the hotel is very important to us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Lera P
Case Manager
IHGCare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We pass through Effingham, IL frequently when traveling to visit family. I can't say enough about this hotel. It is right off the interstate. The rooms are large, comfortably and clean. The pool is warm and clean. The food service is also excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

This property was formerly a Hilton Garden Inn. Our room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. For those interested in the indoor pool, it was wonderfully warm! Perfect to just walk right into the water and enjoy. There is a Wal-Mart very close by and a Cheddars restaurant. The hotel also has a restaurant on site. We would stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This hotel is connected to the Keller Convention Center and was a HGI during my stay but it may be changing it's affiliation soon. This should in no way deter you from staying here. Beautiful property in all ways; service, rooms, restaurant and location. 24 hour coffee service and small bar in lobby. Everyone super friendly and helpful.

If you're going to the Convention Center you definitely want to stay here. Lots of restaurants around, Starbucks, WalMart across street. Rates were reasonable. There aren't too many good hotels within a 30 mile radius of Effingham, but I'd go out of my way to stay here again.

Room Tip: Choice of Interstate or WalMart parking lot view. Doesn't matter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel has changed names. It is now the Thelma Keller Convention Center. We walked in and it was so beautifully decorated still for Christmas. The front desk had trouble programming the room key and people were waiting behind us, but the gentleman remained calm and was very professional. It had a small restaurant, and bar area which was very nice. The room was very nice and clean. I was very impressed with this hotel and will definitely stay there again. It offered hot coffee and cookie while you registered.

Room Tip: Very centrally located with a Walmart across the street and a number of restaurants within walking d...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Hilton Garden Inn Effingham)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Effingham
#3 Family Hotel in Effingham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Effingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Effingham 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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