We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Jay's Inn

720 West Gochenour Street, Vandalia, IL 62471
Hotel amenities
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Vandalia
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Jay\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 21: English reviews
Parma, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Cheaper than chain hotels and great rooms that are clean and maintained. We were going to continue to Effingham to a known brand name, but were tired and gave tgis place a try. Great choice. Inwould now choose it over the chain hotels that give points.

Helpful?
Thank Donald B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Passing thru from Indiana to Oklahoma. Was hoping there was a room available at Jay's and there was. This time there were three of us. Room was clean. Beds soft. A refrigerator and microwave in each room. Nothing fancy, but nice place to stay.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy L
Grand Bay, Alabama
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This motel stay is proof of the old saying "you get what you pay for". I was driving late and looking for a bed for the night and found a vacancy here and for only $ 50. The lady at the desk was very polite and the room seemed clean although the motel is very old. I almost couldn't sleep... More 

Helpful?
Thank trump215l
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not my normal place to stay, but I would definitely stay again. Independent owner - father & son - keep this place very clean. Rooms were nice and big. Beds comfy. Refrig and microwave are in room. The gentlemen that checked is in was very nice and hospitable. Recommended place across the street for breakfast.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy L
Troy, New York
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Two story hotel/motel seems to be a semi newer build. Independent ownership, but seems more like the chains than the old style independent places. They seem very attentive to details. Can't find anything wrong with the place. The owner was nice. The doors open up to the outside. Good sized rooms. Nothing super special, but it is all you need.... More 

Helpful?
Thank NYDiners
Conover, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very clean rooms. Not fancy if you want that. But had a microwave, refrigerator, wifi (that worked) They didn't charge extra for the two dogs and gave me a room kinda a way from the others so the dogs were comfortable too. No steps for my 15 year old with hip problems. Walk right out the room, no hallways and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deb O
Belfast, Maine
Level Contributor
87 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Jay's is just off I-70 in Vandalia and makes a very convenient and inexpensive motel option when traveling between St. Louis and points East. I have stayed there twice over a period of more than 10 years and both times felt that I received good value. No restaurant on site anymore, but an excellent breakfast place just across the highway... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dukeclu
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Easy access from exit 63 on Route 70. Friendly staff, very clean, microwave, and mini-fridge. Was within walking distance of fast food such as Wendy's. Close to gas station. Great value! I recommend Jay's Inn.

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert R
Clarence, New York, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were looking for a clean, comfortable room for a reasonable price and we found it here. The staff was very accommodating and the room was just what we wanted - clean and comfortable beds, clean bathroom, convenient location and good value. No frills but that is not what we needed for a one night stay. We were very pleased... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Wendy W
Westland, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had planned on traveling to Effingham before we stopped, but my husband got sick, so I pulled into Jay's Inn parking lot to see if anything was available. Happily, there was. The room had a king size bed, a double recliner couch, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee, and a flat screen TV. Plus, there was a table and two... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Donna R
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Vandalia
1.7 mi away
Ramada Vandalia
Ramada Vandalia
#3 of 5 in Vandalia
4.0 of 5 stars 216 reviews
1.9 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vandalia
17.2 mi away
Econo Lodge & Suites Greenville
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.1 mi away
Super 8 Greenville
Super 8 Greenville
#1 of 4 in Greenville
4.0 of 5 stars 225 reviews
17.0 mi away
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
#3 of 4 in Greenville
3.5 of 5 stars 74 reviews
0.1 mi away
Economy Inn
Economy Inn
#5 of 5 in Vandalia
3.5 of 5 stars 19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Jay's Inn

Address: 720 West Gochenour Street, Vandalia, IL 62471
Location: United States > Illinois > Vandalia
Number of rooms: 21
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing