My step-daughter was getting married in nearby Eureka and my husband's family was coming from Wisconsin. Originally I had suggested staying in the Bloomington Normal area, but the majority wanted to stay at this Days Inn due to location and price.
Our room rate was only $65, which is appropriate for the level of this property. We had a very late check-in (1:00am) and we were not the only ones checking in at that hour. The front desk clerk, Robin, had to excuse herself to take a blanket to a room as she was the only one there. Check in took considerably longer than most hotels, mainly because this property is still doing everything old school. They even had a reservation book!! I didn't even see a computer.
We entered the building through the back door (facing a field and not particularly well-lit and likely not observed or monitored). It was a bit disconcerting that when we went to use the key card in the door it was apparent that it was not needed, the door was not locked (secure).
Guest room was on the small scale and there was peeling/torn wallpaper throughout. Overall the room was clean, but the entire property was outdated and, since there are still apparently "smoking" rooms, I felt that there was a cigarette smoke odor throughout the building, especially in the breakfast room. We enjoyed the breakfast room as a central meeting place for our group, however the breakfast itself left little to be desired. Stale bread, bagels, two kinds of Kelloggs cereal and some assorted donuts. Even the hot water for tea did not taste right. Like dispenser had had coffee in it previously.
If you are traveling and just want a cheap room for a good night's sleep, this is your hotel. Anyone looking for more should probably look elsewhere.
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