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Magnuson Hotel Heritage Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Rantoul
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The room was clean with nice comfortable queen beds. The hotel is a bit dated but well maintained. I did not stay around for breakfast but it is included with a nites stay. This hotel is an excellent alternative when hotels in Champaign/Urbana are filled. It is conveniently located next to I57 with a walmart a few hundred yards away. I will stay here again when I am in the area.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at this hotel and were very pleased. It was quiet and friendly. We didn't want anything special. We wanted a comfy bed and something to eat before heading out in the morning. We got both and a complimentary newspaper to go with it. I would call the hotel directly to make my reservation (217) 892-9292
There was a little refrigerator in the room. I didn't check out the pool, so I can't comment on that.
There are lots of fast food restaurants nearby and a Walmart if you need something.
Easy off and on the expressway.
Yes, I would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

When a guest arrives at Magnusons, they may have the thought of staying at a mansion. That's what the outside looks like. A spacious lobby. Check in was quick & smooth.

One look at the room, I knew this would be two days of enjoyment. King bed, very comfortable, four pillows.The room's finishings include: four drawer chest,, two bed end tables, comfortable small couch, mico/fridge, small bench table. Floor rack for luggaga. No closet, however a wall mounted rack, with eight wooden hangers. Iron/iron board.

The sink counter space is limited. Not much space to the sink's left. To the right, half the space is occupied with a coffee maker and tray with cups, small soap bars, & plastic container for ice. There are two drawers & cabinet space under the counter.

Bathroom is a bit small, not for a handicapped person. Shower/tub combo. Three strips of tape for a skid proof tub floor. A wall hand rail. Hot are for shower within 10-12 seconds. Bathroom very clean, saw no mold or milddew around tub. THe shower head is high up, a short person may have problem adjusting the head to their height.

A wide screen television, with 60 plus channels. Air condition unit works fine. Unit controls are easy to figure out.

Breakfast is 6:00 to 10:00. A choise of four dry cereals. Bagels with two different jellies, orange/apple juice, coffee. Pancakes to be warmed up in a toaster. Milk in a refrigerator below counter. Only three tables. A guest may want to arrive easrly. However, I was the only person at 6:30, a Wedensday morning.

This is a two story facility, no elevator. All rooms open to the parking lot. Plenty of partking. In back is a very large lot, which will accommodate any size vehicle.

In room 207, first floor, is the guest laundry. Also an ice and vending machine. An enclosed pool with changing room is on the west side . The closest restaurant is the Big Wheel Restaurant across the street. Ate here twice. Nearby fast food eateries are Arbys, Burger King & McDonald's. A Long John Silver is about a 6-7 minute walk. A Wal-Mart Super Store can be walked to in 4-5 minutes. A Subway is located within.

Of five motels on a 15 day trip,, I rate Magnuson # 2. In a motel I look for a comfortable bed, clean room & quiet neighborhood. Magnuson supplied all three at a reasonable price. Magnuson is less than five minutes east of I-57.

This is a smoke free facility. If smoking occurs within their room, a $200.00 charge will be put on the guest's credit card. In the lobby is a guest computer.

The bathroom is the only drawback. However I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Service was not especially friendly. Ice machine was broken. Clothes dryer was also broken, and we intended to do laundry. Rooms were ok. Dated, but adequate. Beds were fine. Breakfast was quite minimal.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a motel for truckers to stop to grab a nap and a shower...the outdoor pool is ok, but not worth the damp, outdated, musty room. Website says "newly remodeled"......lol, maybe updated from 1950 to 1985??? But it still has filthy bathroom tile, the caulk in the shower crumbles and clogs the drain, the dingy, polyester bedding and old gray towels......its not great at all, and $70 per night is pricey.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Good point- it was clean,look remodeled, and rooms have fridge and microwave. No mold in baths. No tore up furniture. Stayed here in 2011 and it is much better than then. Wireless worked ok,just a little flakey but worked. A/ C worked well even though it was 98.

Not so good- Breakfast is underwhelming but cereal,bagels,juice and coffee can get you on the road. Pricing seemed a little high at 61 plus tax, but hard to find a room for under 60 anymore.

Overall, I think you will be ok with it, just don't expect room service.

Room Tip: Walmart next door. Arby's , McD's and Red Wheel for food. 1st floor is best.....no elevator.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

we stay in 200-300 motel rooms a year with our pets....2 dogs. we have found this property to be well situated (red wheel restaurant on one side, walmart on the other), and meets our needs with both comfort and cost. mike accepted our furry children the first time we called for reservations. mike and his staff are always friendly and go out of their way to be he helpful. they accept CLC.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Heritage Inn

Address: 420 S Murray Rd, Rantoul, IL 61866-2124
Location: United States > Illinois > Rantoul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Rantoul
Price Range: $61 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel Heritage Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is just minutes from the Gordyville Horseshow and Chanute Air force Base Museum and is just a short drive to the city Champaign and the University of Illinois. Corporate travelers will enjoy being near Rantoul Industrial Park, Ameritech and Adecco. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, guests can begin their day with a complimentary continental breakfast. After breakfast, guests can enjoy the free wireless internet, seasonal pool and sauna, or head out to enjoy the sites. Corporate travelers can take advantage of the business services at the hotel including a computer in the lobby. Newly remodeled rooms await all guests. All rooms feature cable TV, free local and long distance calls, wake up service, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, microwave, hairdryer, and iron with board. Suites are also available for upgrading your stay. ... more   less 
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Best Western Rantoul
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