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BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1811 W Fayette Ave., PO Box 663, Effingham, IL 62401   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Effingham
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“nice for an overnight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were just on our way through and stopped for the night. The room was big and clean but we were woken up during the night twice with a large truck turning in the parking lot behind the hotel. Breakfast was the usual "hot" breakfast. The sausage gravy was good but the biscuits were pretty hard. Overall a good place to stop over.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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SANDUSKY, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were very happy with the desk staff and the room, not happy with the bartender and selection of TV program and lack of attention. The girl at the desk was very helpful in getting us a room on the ground floor with a door to the outside so we could walk our dog quickly and easily when needed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Spring Hill, Tennessee, Usa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We dined, relaxed, and chatted the night away. We were able to use the lobby and the staff had fresh coffee for us and popcorn that we could munch on. Our room was comfortable and we had a great night's sleep and met again for a good breakfast in the morning, continuing our conversations until it was time for us (5 couples) to depart for home.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you!!!!! I love hearing stories like this!! I'm so glad we could provide a great atmosphere for your reunion of friends!

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Peoria, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed at the Best Western Rain Tree while attending a two day conference. The hotel and room were clean and safe, and the $59 price was perfect for my budget. The high speed internet allowed me to complete work, the bed was comfortable, and the continental breakfast was good. I would definitely stay again while attending a conference.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for the kind words!

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

just stayed as a pass thru, asked for and told we would get a single king, room was two doubles, just wanted to sleep so did not complain. room was clean. would stay again if price was right. If you are sensitive to noise, do not stay as you can here the highway very clear. did not bother us though.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
I apologize for the mix up on the room. Please, never hesitate to let us know how we can make your stay better. We would have gladly corrected our mistake. We look forward to your return to our hotel!

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River Grove, Illinois
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19 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I stayed here 2 nights for business this past week.

Pros: Nice staff, updated comfortable bedding, with the exception of the carpet the room was clean, flat screen TV, decent Wifi, good sized king room and quiet. There is also a bar/restaurant next door open for dinner with passable food, not too many options in this area without getting on the expressway.

Cons: Not secured; the main entry door to the interior rooms had no locking system at all, no fridge/microwave (to be fair it is not listed in the hotel description but is a standard item in most places these days), carpet was filthy and breakfast was pretty bland with no healthy options.

My stay was not absolutely terrible but I do like to have a fridge since I travel several days on end and don't want to eat out every single day. For this reason I most likely would not return.

If traveling in October as of the 13th the NB 57 ramp is closed, which obviously I don't fault the hotel for. Unfortunately, you need to take that route if you want to go to an area with plenty of restaurant and shopping options. The only ice machine is broken so be prepared to stop for some.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your input on our hotel & complimenting our staff & our cleanliness.

Refrigerators are not standard in our rooms at our property. We do have fridges available upon request. Our average length of stay is 1.2 days but we do get business & contractor stays that are longer. Should you choose to stay with us again, please let our front desk staff know when reserving the room or upon check-in that you would like a fridge & we will do everything in our power to satisfy your request. We do have a microwave available to the general public in the lobby/breakfast area.

I have tried to improve our breakfast & just recently added a gluten-free option & sugar-free syrup. I am striving to always improve on our guests' breakfast experience & hearing your concerns will help me improve our breakfast offerings.

The interstate has been a problem we have had to deal with the last 2 years. The exit you describe was supposed to have been reopened 4 weeks ago but IDOT has yet to complete their work on it. My apologies to any inconvenience this caused you or any of our guests.

Once again, thank you for your comments because without hearing from our guests, we cannot continue to improve!

Thanks,
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed one night--pluses: friendly, helpful staff; we originally reserved room with 2 beds, but didn't have enough room for dog's bed, so we switched to a one king bed room--housekeeping staff so helpful and accommodating. The room was clean, spacious, and quiet. Negatives: the center entry area really smells smoky (hotel has both smoking and non-smoking rooms);no fridge in room. The hotel is being renovated, which will likely ameliorate such conditions as peeling rubber baseboard in bathroom. Fresh fruit and stronger coffee would improve breakfast!

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Address: 1811 W Fayette Ave., PO Box 663, Effingham, IL 62401
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Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Effingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn!Located right off the highway, this hotel offers easy access to Harley Barn, Effingham Performance Center, Lake Sara and Corvette Funfest Car Shows.Those dropping in for some rest or those on a vacation will enjoy that the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn is located near the Effingham County Fairgrounds, Cross Country Mall, Petro Stopping Center, Lake Sara and Effingham Performance Center. This Illinois hotel is just five miles away from the beach, fishing and golf. Many guests also stay at the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn for the area's events, including Corvette Funfest Car Shows. Those visiting students or faculty at the area's schools will have just a short commute - Effingham Public Schools is just one mile away from this Illinois Best Western. Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University are also nearby. Business travelers can enjoy easy access to Telemind Corporation and Open Prairie Ventures Corporation. Traveling to and from this Effingham, IL hotel is a breeze with Mattoon Airport just 28 miles away and easy access to the Greyhound bus terminal. Feel right at home in the well-appointed rooms at this pet-friendly Illinois hotel with comfortable beds and generous amenities. The spacious, clean rooms at this Effingham, IL hotel offer high-speed Internet access, a coffeemaker and cable satellite television with HBO®. Get the perfect start to each day at this Illinois Best Western with a complimentary continental breakfast, including waffles, toast, cereal, fruit, oatmeal and biscuits and gravy. Unwind at the onsite Chaser's cocktail lounge or soak up some sun at the outdoor seasonal pool. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of an onsite restaurant, complimentary coffee, free popcorn and free parking at the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn. Truck/RV parking is also available at this Effingham hotel - making this the perfect place to stay if you need to rest while on the road. For an affordable trip to Effingham, IL, reserve a stay at the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn. ... more   less 
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