My partner & I received an invitation to attend the 2011 State of Illinois Inaugural Ceremony, and other celebratory events, including the Inaugural Ball. By the time we had confirmed our attendance, the rooms at the two best (and most conveniently located) hotels in downtown Springfield, Hilton Springfield & President Abraham Lincoln, were completely booked, as was our third choice, the State House Inn. This was the 5th trip to our capital city and we have stayed at each of the above mentioned hotels with great satisfaction. This was our first stay at Mansion View.
The Mansion View Inn is nothing more than a roadside motel that is a bit run down, and has seen much better days. The location is directly across from the Illinois Executive Mansion but is at least a 4 to 8 block walk from anything significant.
Check in & check out were quick and very courteous, the staff were very nice to us. Our queen room was spacious, had two desks, but was rather dark. There is ample room to hang your garments and store suitcases, although it could use some lighting. The bathroom was adequate, but very basic and in need of renovation. The tub shower was very narrow and the shower curtain was hung too far in. Most of our time in the shower was spent fighting off the shower curtain. Water pressure was rather low, and hot water took forever to reach our room, but when it did, it was very adequate.
The bed was just horrendous! There was an extreme dip in the middle of the mattress that caused us to roll towards the middle of the bed. We had to put the extra pillows in the middle of the mattress to prop us out of the hole. It took some getting use to, but why should I have to get use to such an outdated, overused mattress that was in desperate need of replacement!
Yes, I would stay here again, but only if my other choices were completely booked. I would not likely recommend this place to others unless you had no other choice in downtown Springfield.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 93 room property located in historic downtown Springfield, within walking distance to historic sites and downtown food, shopping and nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mansion View Hotel Springfield
- Mansion View Springfield