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Best Western Saluki Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Carbondale
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United States
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK place to stay”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed here for one night (previously stayed here for two nights about a year ago). Both occassions were the same - hot breakfast was nothing special, rooms were fairly clean with a bit of an odd smell, and beds were pretty comfortable - nothing special.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I was happy that there is somewhere nice to stay in the Carbondale area. I have had bad luck finding a motel that is clean and fresh like this one. This Best Western is one of the best I've stayed in. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Riverside, Illinois
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I haven't stayed at a Best Western hotel in probably 40 years. I don't know why I even thought about staying at the Saluki Inn, but I am so glad I did. The room far exceeded my expectations, even after reading the fabulous reviews on Trip Advisor.

The room was clean, the bed was perfectly comfortable. The television was nice and big, and even the remote control was clean. I did not expect breakfast to be served, but it was, and it was delicious.

The staff was very friendly. I will definitely stay here again. And since I signed up for the Best Western rewards, I will even look for other Best Western hotels.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Emily (check-in) 8-4-13 was very nice and informative about the area.
Sarah (check-out) very interested if we enjoyed our stay. We thought this Best Western was nicer than their web site displayed.
I called from the road to request a 1st floor room, and I received a very nice 1st floor room at check-in
This hotel is pet friendly (we travel with our little dog).
This hotel is located near Southern Illinois University (Home of the Suluki's)...thus the name Suluki Inn.
Many restaurants and stores are near by.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Homewood
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Overall rooms were clean. pool was good and a decent breakfast offered. Heard some noises in above room and halls, but was not a constant problem. Like the location. We came by train and did not have own car. We could walk to restaurants, shopping, and movie theaters if we wanted to.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed while I was on a work related visit while our new housing was being completed. The staff was great, quick check in process, the room was furnished well and included a mini-fridge and microwave. Very clean room. The breakfast was good also. Used the fitness center and pool. Very clean. If we ever needed to stay in the area again, we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I will grant you this is not a 5 star in a large city center, but these were some of the best accommodations I've had in Carbondale. The staff was quite friendly, the breakfast buffet was average but sufficient and the overall decor of common areas and hotel rooms was updated and very clean. The beds were comfortable, but I will echo others in saying that the pillows could have been less dense. The climate controls were in working order and the refrigerator and microwave were a nice bonus. I did experience a tiny bit of noise from the halls and upstairs rooms, but nothing bothersome. The pool area and fitness areas were clean and not overcrowded. Other than a tricky intersection, the location could not be better. Plenty of dining and shopping choices. I will say that I booked late and my room rate was not a good value whatsoever. I don't believe I've ever actually paid the rack rate on the back of the door! (This, obviously, is on me, however!)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Best Western Saluki Inn
Address: 801 N Giant City Rd, Carbondale, IL 62902 (Formerly Carbondale Inn)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Carbondale
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Carbondale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Saluki Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN SALUKI INN IS NEWLY RENOVATED AND UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. The BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn is within minutes to the home of the Salukis-Southern Illinois University. We are within walking distance to shopping mall, theaters and fine dining. The BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn is seven miles from Giant City State Park and closer to venues like the local wineries, golf and other local area attractions. ... more   less 
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