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Holiday Inn Effingham
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This hotel is connected to the Keller Convention Center and was a HGI during my stay but it may be changing it's affiliation soon. This should in no way deter you from staying here. Beautiful property in all ways; service, rooms, restaurant and location. 24 hour coffee service and small bar in lobby. Everyone super friendly and helpful.

If you're going to the Convention Center you definitely want to stay here. Lots of restaurants around, Starbucks, WalMart across street. Rates were reasonable. There aren't too many good hotels within a 30 mile radius of Effingham, but I'd go out of my way to stay here again.

Room Tip: Choice of Interstate or WalMart parking lot view. Doesn't matter.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel has changed names. It is now the Thelma Keller Convention Center. We walked in and it was so beautifully decorated still for Christmas. The front desk had trouble programming the room key and people were waiting behind us, but the gentleman remained calm and was very professional. It had a small restaurant, and bar area which was very nice. The room was very nice and clean. I was very impressed with this hotel and will definitely stay there again. It offered hot coffee and cookie while you registered.

Room Tip: Very centrally located with a Walmart across the street and a number of restaurants within walking d...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed at this hotel twice, once on the way to see relatives for Thanksgiving, then again on the way home. The hotel is new and spotless. Lobby was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Rooms are new, modern, and sparkling clean. Good internet, tv, and liked having a fridge/microwave in the room--very convenient with kids. Plenty of restaurants/shopping within walking distance. TGI Friday is in an adjacent parking area, and Walmart is right across the street. The whole family really enjoyed the pool--best pool we've had in a long time, and the highlight of a trip for my kids is the hotel pool. Warm, clean, plenty of fluffy towels, speakers piping in festive music after Thanksgiving (oldies prior to that)--pretty near perfect. I also liked the fact that the pool area is separate from the rooms/lobby area--no worries about kids making a bit of noise in the pool and disturbing others.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank marj70
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I couldn't find the Holiday Inn I was looking for, decided to check their rates as long as I was there - $99 a night, less than HI (no free breakfast), so glad I checked - a great hotel, elegant, clean, comfortable, luggage carts, elevator, and a wonderful restaurant, I had Seared Ahi Tuna and an amazing Spinach Cranberry salad; a full bar, it was all excellent. I'd drive an extra couple of hours to stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We've stayed at many Hilton Garden Inn hotels when we travel across the country but this is our favorite. It is always immaculately clean, the beds are fabulous and the staff excellent. The breakfast is also excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Had another nice stay at HGI. I have found consistent quality each time I stay. Hotel is so clean and I never hear people or showers in adjoining rooms like I have at other hotels. Location is convenient. Service is so good. I especially enjoy the way they do their breakfast and I don't mind paying the $8.95 rather than the "free" breakfast at other chain hotels. I like having the all you can eat buffet plus being able to order things from the kitchen.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This HGI has it figured out........great customer service.......spotless facility.......comfortable beds and a small but surprisingly good restaurant. Every one of the staff we met went out of their way to smile and say hello and took care of our questions. This was a business trip and we had the pleasure of staying 3 nights. The food, cleanliness and customer service was consistently excellent.
This hotel is right off the highway and right in the middle of restaurant row with everything from Starbucks to Steak & Shake to Effingham's famous Firefly Grill within 5 minutes of the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Effingham

Address: 1301 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4589 (Formerly Hilton Garden Inn Effingham)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Effingham
#2 Business Hotel in Effingham
#4 Family Hotel in Effingham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Effingham
Price Range: $116 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Effingham 3.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the center of Effingham, our Holiday Inn is the only hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Fully renovated in July 2014. ... more   less 
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