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Jefferson City, Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I paid $70 for a room with a double bed. Clean and taken care of, mini fridge and microwave in the room. Indoor pool but we did not swim. Owner was friendly after you're around for a bit, but initial impression was a bit cold. Basic breakfast (cereal, waffle maker, breads) and basic room right off the interstate.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through, stopped and got a room and was out the next morning! Breakfast looked good, but I did not eat any!! Book through Expedia for a cheaper rate! Rooms were outdated, but perfect for the price!

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Granite City, Illinois
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were in Effingham on business and decided to stay here at this motel and was pleasantly surprised at how very nice the room was. It was spacious, clean, comfortable, and well worth the value of the rate charged. They offered breakfast but we did not go down to breakfast. We are in Effinfham a couple of times a year...

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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay,and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality. Thanks again. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Kanaiyalal Shah 2173424667

Reviewed October 12, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed at the St. Clairsville, Ohio America's Best Value Inn. What a nice property, clean, neat and simply a great place to stay! We used the property as a base to visit Wheeling Island Casino as well as the Ohio Valley Mall. Great location but even better it was a truly relaxing stay with five...

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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Randy, Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay,and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kanaiyalal Shah 2173424667

Highspire, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Only stayed here for one night on my way from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles. Check in was very quick and easy. Was my first night of travel so I was exhausted. It had a micro fridge and microwave which I was happy to have the micro fridge to put my travel beverages in to keep cold. Bed was very comfortable....

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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir. Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay, and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality.We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you Kanaiyalal Shah 2173424667

Iowa
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The nicer place next door was quite a bit more expensive. The outside of this one looked a bit run-down because the air conditioners were pretty beat up looking (our worked great). I looked at the room before checking in, and it also was ok with wife and kids after we got into the building. The room was ok, nothing...

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Harlingen, Texas
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Traveling through and staying for the night. Can't seem to get internet. Notified the front office and was told to try again. The room seems fairly clean. Just need a comfy bed for the night. Good value for the money. Pets are allowed.

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Chula Vista, California
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Stayed here one night on road trip from east coast to west coast. Reasonably priced suite. Comfortable bed in non smoking room. Microwave and refrigerator in room. Clearly an older hotel but a great value

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Knob Noster, Missouri
Reviewed June 9, 2016

The gentleman at the front desk was very polite and informative. The room was a nice size and was clean. The real complaint that I had was that even though we had a nonsmoking room, that's all we smelled. At the end of our hall were 3 smoking rooms and the smoke just traveled up the hall.

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Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have to start off by saying the staff was very friendly. My room was mediocre and it did not feel extremely clean. The hotel is definitely in need of upgrades. There were only about a half dozen vehicles in the parking lot. The parking lots of surrounding more modern hotels were nearly full. If the rooms were upgraded, I...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Effingham, conveniently located off of I-57 and I-70 exit 159. Whether traveling through or staying for a relaxing getaway, Americas Best Value Inn Effingham offers comfortable accommodations, affordable rates, and a friendly 24-hour front desk staff to help make your stay enjoyable. Start your day right with our free deluxe continental breakfast. Enjoy a refreshing swim in our heated indoor pool. Take advantage of our on-site guest laundry facility. Stay connected with free wireless high-speed Internet access in our common areas and guest rooms. Step into the privacy of your own guest room and experience absolute relaxation with amenities including a coffeemaker, extended cable TV with ESPN, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, clock radio, free local calls, and wake-up service. Children age 17 and younger stay free in their parent's room. At Americas Best Value Inn Effingham, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. Our Effingham, Illinois hotel is close to several area attractions such as The Cross, Effingham Performance Center, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lake Sara, and Mid America Motorworks. We are also near Eastern Illinois University, Lakeland College, and University of Illinois Extension. Culver's, Niemerg's Steakhouse, China Buffet, and Hardee's are all less than half a mile from our hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 1606 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1917 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Price Range: $60 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Effingham Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Effingham
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We were on the first floor and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaE543, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure there are no smoking rooms nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles buckeye62016, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“Stay at a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Des_4, Oct 17, 2015 | Read review
“King room was nice. Views are strictly urban area, parking lot, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles carlv664, Oct 14, 2015 | Read review
“quiet rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DenwaTulsa, Jul 17, 2015 | Read review
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