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“The ONLY place to stay in Peoria IL” 5 of 5 stars
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Mark Twain Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 NE Adams St, Peoria, IL 61602   |  
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Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Peoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Housatonic, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The ONLY place to stay in Peoria IL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is fabulous!!!!! Easy access from the interstate, large FREE parking lot, the hotel is immaculately clean and fresh smells are throughout the hotel. All of the employees were very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean, quiet, tastefully decorated, clean, large, comfortable beds, did I mention clean?? Has a free cooked to order breakfast each morning!!! I loved this place!!!
So you have to ask yourself, with free parking, free made to order breakfast, free newspapers, complimentary drinks at the bar, WHY would you stay anywhere else in Peoria??? Rooms at this hotel start out at what you would pay for a cheap chain hotel and not get 1/3rd of the amenities you get at the Mark Twain. Do yourself a favor and check out this gem during your next stay in Peoria IL!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Peoria bridge, it is beautiful at night!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Naomi S, General Manager at Mark Twain Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Michael B.,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your most recent stay. We enjoy having you as a guest when you are in town to visit your family...our goal is to make you feel like you're "coming home" to a property that you feel comfortable in.

I remember that you stayed in one of our recently remodeled Deluxe rooms. I hope you enjoyed the room and noticed the changes from the last time you were here.

Safe travels, and we'll see you the next time you're in town.

Regards,

Naomi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice little hotel and very friendly and accommodating staff. It included breakfast which was made to order. It's within close proximity to the riverfront that has a walking path and a few restaurants. The rooms are small but nicely appointed and clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naomi S, General Manager at Mark Twain Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear RichDBoulder,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay.

I could not tell which room type you were in, however, if you decide to stay with us again and you feel your room was on the small size, check out our larger Deluxe rooms. Contact me prior to your next stay and I'll see if we can possibly upgrade you so you can check it out.

I appreciate your patronage and the review and hope to see you again!

Best,

Naomi
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Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very nice Hotel, clean rooms & very friendly staff. Also right down town Peoria, everything real close. Shoping, entertainment and sight seeing. Only a few blocks from the Illinios River. My wife and I went to a Blues concert that was only two blocks away from the Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Naomi S, General Manager at Mark Twain Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Dan807,

Thanks for your review!

I'm really glad that you enjoyed the hotel and staff. I hope you enjoyed the Blues Fest - it was huge this year and will be great again next year! Please contact us to let us know if you'd like to book for next year, and ask about any Blues Fest specials, or contact me directly for your reservation.

Happy travels,

Naomi
nshea at marktwainhotel.com
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Oneida, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Staying at the Mark Twain is like returning home for the weekend. From the front dest check in crew to the spotless housekeeping staff, this is the most accommodating and warmest venue in Peoria. The location is perfect for activities on the Riverfront as well as downtown shopping and sightseeing. There is nowhere else for me to stay when I visit Peoria.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Naomi S, General Manager at Mark Twain Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Collen H,

Thank you so much for coming back to the hotel this year and taking the time to write another review regarding your stay. We love having you as one of our "regular" guests and I am glad you have chosen us. Be sure to let me know if there is ever anything we can do to make your stay even better.

Have a great day,

Naomi
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Macomb, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to St. Francis Hospital, and the ratings on TripAdvisor. Even though the price was higher than we normally pay, we felt that it would be worth it as I was scheduled for some tests first thing in the morning at the hospital. Although the evening meal at the adjacent restuarant was good, the prices were high and the lighting dim. Furthermore, our room was small and the bed hard. Neither my husband nor I slept well. All-in-all, I wish that we had stayed somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naomi S, General Manager at Mark Twain Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Diana A,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review here regarding your stay.

I'm sorry that you wished you had stayed elsewhere. Our restaurant, Two25, is a casual fine dining experience and the lighting there sets the tone for the intimate experience. I apologize that you did not enjoy the experience, but glad that you felt the food was good.

If you do decide to stay with us again, feel free to ask us about the Deluxe rooms which are larger and on the top two floors of the hotel. You may feel more comfortable in those particular rooms, and you may even ask us to prepare the bed in a way that may make you more comfortable. Our mattresses are custom made locally and we get many rave reviews on them, and we realize we simply cannot please everyone. We have the mattresses created "on the firmer side of medium" because they are durable and long-lasting, plus, it's easier to add cushion to a bed that is a little firmer than to harden up a soft mattress.

Let us know, we'd love to take care of you when you are in town.

Naomi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Wanted to stay by the river in Peoria and found this one through trip advisor. Beautiful, well maintained rooms within walking distance from riverfront area. Safe parking area and on site breakfast both a plus. Definitely would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed August 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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Blm, il
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Perfect location for near the riverfront. The rooms were nice and clean. This is an older hotel but they've done a great job keeping it fresh. That makes up for the smaller rooms and no pool. The price was reasonable for the area. The lounge came in handy as meeting place for friends and family. The breakfast was the Best breakfast ever included with a stay. I would have been happy to pay extra just for that!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the river
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mark Twain Hotel

Address: 225 NE Adams St, Peoria, IL 61602
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Location: United States > Illinois > Peoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Peoria
#7 Family Hotel in Peoria
#9 Business Hotel in Peoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Twain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peoria's Premier Boutique Hotel. Proud to be independent and locally owned. Guests receive complimentary Starbucks coffee and cocoa in the lobby, Seattle's Best in-room coffee, free parking, free drinks, free wi-fi, free smiles. Featuring a complimentary breakfast including made-to-order omelets and Belgian style waffles. Business or Pleasure - why not both? ... more   less 
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