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BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   203 South Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802   |  
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Ranked #9 of 51 Hotels in Springfield
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed in Route 66 Rail Haven in November during our road trip across North America, key part being Route 66, where this motor court still exists. Very shortly: this is the best hotel for a Route 66 traveler you can find: extremely friendly and knowledgable (re: Route 66) staff, very clean and quiet rooms, fabulous looks with all neon signs and even a good warm breakfast included at one of the lower side prices you can find.
No wonder why Elvis also escaped here in 1956!

  • Stayed November 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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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
VesaT:

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip back in time. Thank you for sharing your experiences and reviewing your accommodations at the Rail Haven. I hope the rest of your trip across North America was as enjoyable or more so.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I love the old motor courts. This motel has he best feeling. Make sure to stay in one of the older original rooms. Staff is great and Route 66 abounds. I think they really understand the crowd that adores this nostaglia.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness

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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
WILLIAM S:

Thank you for reviewing and rating your visit to the Rail Haven. I'll be sure and share your review with our staff, as I'm sure they will appreciate it. I'm glad you got to stay in one of our original rooms. They will be 75 years old this year! Thanks again, and take care.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed here when we drove Route 66 and it was almost like a step back in time to the hey day of the Route. Its a great little motel. Basic breakfast included in the price but it did the job, Room was a great size, staff were friendly and we picked up info re detours on our forward travel on the route. Recommend for anyone driving Route 66

  • Stayed October 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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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
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I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Rail Haven. I hope the rest of your Route 66 travels and your American experience in general went well too. Thank you for the rating and for recommending the Rail Haven to other travelers.
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This motel was chosen for price and location. What a pleasant surprise to learn of it's Route 66 history with Elvis Presley. The room was recently updated and very clean. Breakfast was average, but nice that it was included in the price. We would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed October 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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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
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I'm thrilled to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and history of our hotel. We take pride in our hard-working housekeeping staff. Thank you for recommending us to the world!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you need a place to stay in Springfield, MO I sincerely recommend the Route 66 Rail Haven Motor Court. First opened in 1937, it has been charmingly renovated while keeping the flavor if it's early history. The room was clean and comfortable and included a refridgerator and microwave that are blended into the room. The continental breakfast had a varied selection including Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches, Cereal, Make your own Waffels, Yogurt and Fruit.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
cca4music:

Thank you for recommending the Rail Haven and giving us a five-star rating. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is our third stay at the Rail Haven, and it has become our home away from home when visiting Springfield. The rooms are compact, but well appointed, and thankfully, they've added some shelving to the bathroom for personal items. The continental breakfast is well stocked and plenty to start your day on. If you're looking for a clean and comfortable place to sleep while visiting Springfield, the Rail Haven is a great value. If you're looking for a spacious five star hotel suite with fabulous views, then look elsewhere.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
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Thanks for reviewing your stay at the Rail Haven, and thanks for coming back. It is always nice to hear from our repeat guests.
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Address: 203 South Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802
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Location: United States > Missouri > Springfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Springfield
#3 Romantic Hotel in Springfield
#5 Business Hotel in Springfield
#7 Family Hotel in Springfield
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven 3*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven is a top-rated TripAdvisor hotel where you can experience a classic piece of Historic Route 66 Americana. Eight sandstone cottages built in 1938, known as the Rail Haven Motor Court, evolved into what is today BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven. Proud recipient of the Best Western Director's Award and the National Registry of Historic Places. Be our guest at this historic hotel nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Springfield, Missouri - birthplace of Route 66. Enjoy a classic nod to the past without sacrificing any modern day amenities! We offer corporate rooms, a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, seasonal swimming pool, 24-hour lobby and business center. Whether traversing the Main Street of America, stopping over on your way to Branson, or conducting business, our Springfield hotel location is just minutes from the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and many national and local businesses, such as Kraft Foods, Bass Pro Shops(R) Headquarters, O'Reilly Auto Parts(R), 3M(R), Great Southern Bank Headquarters, just to name a few. BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven also offers guests easy access to Missouri State University, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Fantastic Caverns, Springfield Cardinals, Shrine Mosque and the historic Gillioz Theatre. Business travel or pleasure, whatever reason brings you to town, don't just stay at a hotel experience a hotel! ... more   less 
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