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Best Western Chester Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Yes can you believe it the home of Popeye, didn't even know he had a home! LOL
The whole town is done up in the whole Popeye theme! The hotel has a very friendly staff, the pool is outdoors so is great in the summer on a 98 degree day like I had. Noticed they had an out door cooking area which looked like it could be fun with a group of people. They offer breakfast and the room was very comfortable. For a small town I expected to spend ALOT for NOTHING special and I spent very little for a lot that I got! I would recommend checking this hotel out!

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the back and you can over look the woods and or the pool vs the highway
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at the Reid's Inn for an overnight stay on our road trip. It was nice, but nothing special. The pool was enjoyable, and the sitting area near the entrance of the hotel was nice too. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable, but has no balcony. Don't expect anything special for the breakfast. In addition, contrary to what their website might say, this hotel does NOT have a view of the Mississippi River. If you drive to the west about 3 miles, there will be beautiful views at the bridge crossing the river. The front desk will give you a 10% discount if you eat at Reid's Harvest House Smorgasbord. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Olivia J
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Several small, quaint towns scattered along route 3 in southern Illinois...very limited lodging! Finding Reid's Best Western was a true blessing! Good Wi-Fi, very friendly staff, WELL above average accommodations for the area. Sparkling clean pool, with chair-lift. Crisp and clean facility. Discount at Reid's buffet included with stay. Close to local shopping. All around good value! Only minor complaint would be that charges take a bit longer than most to hit your credit card.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank MikiW57
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

My siblings and husband and I traveled to the Midwest for my aunts 100th birthday in Perryville, Missouri . We all stayed at this hotel, which is right across the Mississippi from Perryville for over a week. It was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating. An extra bonus was discovering the town was the home of the originator of Popeye. We all had a wonderful stay, visiting and being with family in a family atmosphere at the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mostly good, reasonably priced place to stay. But, should serve REAL Butter, not just a buttery spread! Otherwise, a good selection of breakfast choices. People at the front desk are friendly and helpful. Good to have a free computer in the lobby; I was able to print out my airline boarding pass in advance. Pleasant location, with woods in the back. No restaurant in the hotel, or within walking distance. But there is a very good buffet restaurant a short drive away.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This location is like coming home. Wonderful staff. Very clean and quiet motel. A most pleasant place to stay. The manager at this location treats you like you are family. I have never had a bad experience here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Francine S
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Traveling from SC to see nephew, not expecting to stay a week but it was the greatest time. Great, friendly staff, clean rooms, even let us check in early BC we drove 12 hours already. Nice clean rooms, pool was great, close to dining. Also has a refreshing breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Southern_SC
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Address: 2150 State St, Chester, IL 62233-1100 (Formerly Best Western Reid's Inn)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chester
Price Range: $98 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Chester Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Chester Hotel offers guests the perfect home away from home while they experience all that the area has to offer. History lovers delight in the many well-known historical attractions, such as Fort DeChartres, the Popeye(R) Statue River Outlook, the Cohen Mansion and author Pierre Menard's home. This Chester hotel is also close to Cole Memorial Park and the Elias Kent Museum. Within an hour's drive of Chester, guests can visit Fairmount Park, Gateway International Raceway and Six Flags(R) Over Mid-America in nearby St. Louis. This Chester hotel is a favorite among travelers who are attending one of the areas many music festivals and annual events, such as the Prairie DuRocher Rendezvous, the Grand American or shooting events at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, IL. This Chester hotel is also a great choice for Popeye(R) fans, the beloved cartoon character originated here and the town is host to the annual Popeye(R) Picnic each fall. ... more   less 
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