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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
La Grange, KY
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Good Place for a Stop-Over”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

America's Best Inn is a great value. I paid $45.00 + tax (AAA rate); regular rate is $55.00, still a good value.

They have clean rooms with good wi-fi, microwave, fridge, and a decent TV with a good selection of channels. I believe the entire property is smoke-free. They also have an indoor swimming pool.

The breakfast is good, and includes Belgian Waffles.

I had time to shop around for my evening's stay, and found this to be the best price for a place that is considerably nicer than others in the under $70.00 price range

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Mr.Jerry,
Thank you for staying at Americas Best Value Inn. We are happy to hear that you are pleased
with your stay. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show our hospitality. We look forward
to seeing you again.

Thank You,
Kanaiyalal Shah
G.M.
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Fountain, Colorado
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

This hotel has a courteous staff. It also has nice clean functional rooms, with comfortable beds and they provide a great breakfast. This was one of the least expensive places we stayed and certainly one of the best! I heartily recommend this a a great place to stay while traveling through Illinois.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Mr. David,
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,
Sincerely,
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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Twinsburg
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had never stayed in this hotel but based on this experience, I will consider it again. The room was generally very clean and comfortable and the price was very affordable. My only disappointment was the breakfast but there was a great restaurant next door that offered a very affordable and tasty breakfast. Thank you to this hotel for a surprisingly pleasant experience!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sharon B
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Mrs.Shoran,
Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You,
Sincerely,
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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Nashville
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

At Exit 159 Off I-57 in Effingham, Illinois, this is an enhanced value proposition. Price-wise, my king bedded room was comparable to a Red Roof Inn standard king, but amenity-wise it was far superior, including: larger room overall, larger bath, larger towels, refrig, micro, easy chair, larger desk and in-room coffee maker. A continental breakfast (with the make-your-own-waffle feature along with cereals, pastries, o.j., milk, coffee) was included. An indoor pool is also offered, but I didn't check it out. My room was clean and otherwise very acceptable. Relatively minor negatives included: 'water miser' controlling the amount of water to the sink and shower; the requirement that payment be made at check-in; and having the clothes rack
exposed in the room (no closet or partition). Again, all of this is in the world of VALUE..

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Peter V
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Peter,
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,
Sincerely,
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

In general it is a good hotel, convenient for resting one night , has all amenities even an inner pool ( I didn't use it) , in my experience I noticed one pillow smelled like cigarette smoke , but in general the rest of the room was OK !

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank lzzn
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Mrs.Izzn.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere apology for your disappointing stay as a
guest of Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.It is our goal to provide our very best to each and every guest.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You,
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a coupon from a motel book and paid $45 plus tax for 2. Room was clean and didn't smell. We were only staying 9 hours so definitely was fine for us. Staff was friendly and allowed us to look at the room prior to paying.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Runforfunn
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Mr.Runforfunn,
Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You,
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
2173424667
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Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Finding this hotel was tricky. You have to turn on an unmarked road, and sort of wind your way back to the hotel. It's right next to the highway, but it's not obvious how to get there.
I think this hotel was a nice place at one time, but it has definitely seen better days. The room was old and a bit shabby. The bathroom, while relatively clean, had rust around the toilet, and the knobs on the faucets were loose.
The beds were OK, not sagging, so that was good.
The A/C is turned off until you check in, so the room is a bit stuffy.
Walls and ceiling are not sound proof, so I could hear water running in other rooms, and people walking around and talking.
The worst thing was the WiFi. It was intermittant, and VERY slow. Sometimes it wasn't working at all.
Continental Breakfast was pretty good, although nothing fancy. Cereal, toast, waffles, juice. The staff was good at keeping things filled up.
The overall impression I got of this hotel was of staying in a college dorm.
I paid $63 for the room, which I thought was too high for the quality. I probably will not stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank ShadowAlmighty
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Mrs.Shadow,
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere apology for your disappointing stay as a
guest of Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.I hope that you will allow us the opportunity to better serve you again in the future.It is our goal to provide our very best to each and every guest.

Thank You,
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
2173424667
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 1606 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1917 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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 
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