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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
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“Traveling family”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This motel is a little difficult to find, we drove by it and had to backtrack when getting off the freeway. It is located behind you when you get off the freeway and there are no signs directing you. Room was clean and comfy, but a strange smell in the hallways. We suspect that the owners live on the property because of the strong scent of ethnic cooking lingers in the hallways. Not necessarily an unpleasant smell, but strange for a motel. Had difficulty connecting to the wifi, but the breakfast was decent and well stocked. Motel also has a pool, but we did not use it. Front desk clerks were friendly and accommodating. Lobby and rooms are a little dated, but clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Mrs. Cindy,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are pleased with your
stay.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You
Sincerely.
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2014

This hotel was quite the surprise when I walked through the door of my room. It was late when I checked in and early when I had to leave, but while I was there it was nothing but relaxing. This hotel really takes pride in the furnishment of their rooms. The bed was choice, the furniture was not like the cheap imitation furniture that you see in some places but was real hard wood, beautiful finish and it was heavy...always a good sign! I am looking forward to staying at this place again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Mr.Roger,

Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality .We are happy that you were pleased with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you.
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
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Charlotte, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have stayed here on our way from Michigan to Texas and back. It is a good value, is clean and comfortable. Nice, firm king size bed, tv with many channels available. Decent continental breakfast. No elevator, so if you stay on the second floor, be prepared to haul your luggage up the stairs. Overall good value, we will be making this a regular stop in our travels.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lori S
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Mrs. Lori,

Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are
pleased with your stay. Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You.
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
2173424667
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Minocqua
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here on our drive to Florida. The location was good and overall it was a good value. We arrived late and the one thing I thought was strange is that the door at the back of the hotel was locked and we couldn't even use our card to get in to bring our luggage in. I like that it was locked, but why no card access? The breakfast was the normal "hotel" breakfast with cereal, juice, and waffles. Our room was quiet and we got a good night sleep to be ready to continue on our drive to Florida

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank In-the-Northwoods
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn. We are happy that you were pleased
with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.Thank you for giving us an opportunity
to show you our hospitality.

Thank You.
Sincerely.
G.M.
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La Grange, KY
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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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Thank 820JerryM
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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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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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1 Thank David T
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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
2173424667
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Twinsburg
1 review
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
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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