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“worst hotel i ever stayed at”
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Lincoln Lodge
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Lincoln Lodge
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
bellflower il
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“worst hotel i ever stayed at”
Reviewed September 25, 2008

i stayed at this hotel and there is nothing nice about it. the curtins were stapled to the wall!! did not even cover the window. i had to cover it with a blanket! the owners penny & mr wong act like there is nothing at all wrong with the property the breakfast was stale donuts&coffee and they were sitting on a counter i would not let my animals eat from it was so dirty!!! the criminal activity there is just staggering the worst part you can complain about it to the owners and they dont care never stay there again rather sleep in my car

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  • Disliked — you name it to many to list
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2008

NEVER GO TO THIS HOTEL, LONG EXPLAINATION AND FRAUD COMPLAINT PENDING. PLEASE READ

I am attending U of I in Urbana this fall, so me and my wife traveled from North Carolina to visit the campus before we moved. We wanted to save a bit of money so we tried this lodge. 66 dollars? a fair price for a room we thought, however when we pulled in our cars there were people who were just loitering about and seemed to live in the hotel long term. Enough of them just stared at us as we pulled up to make us think twice about the safety of our two car caravan's supplies. We said, well we will just be careful, lets check inside the room. IT STANK. it smelled like something had died in there, and we had the "no smoking" option. At this point we decided to ask for a refund and stay at the super 8 up the road.---

We went back in after leaving the room abruptly but the front desk girl couldn't refund our money because it was a visa charge. We left a note for the manager that we would be comming in the morning and spent the night at the super 8. We made sure that our leaving had been annotated in the hotel logbook.

We arrived next morning at 9 AM and met with the manager. He produced a folder when he realized who we were, we thought that was odd... he pulled out our receipts and asked if we had signed them, we said yes but we left the hotel because it stank and had shifty people hanging around. He then pulled out pictures of our room.

THIS IS GREAT!!!!

The pictures consisted of a messed up bed, and the bathroom towels moved around(but still folded) to look out of place- and he said "you used the room I will not refund you!"

He tried to make it seem as if my wife and I had rented his hotel for some sort of trist for all of 3 minutes. We argued and his pictures had a time date that was 8 hours off when we had been in the room. however he wouldnt give our money back even when we could show proof we didnt stay and had reciepts from the other hotel.

We placed a stop payment on his services and are currently filing for fraud with the local police department. Please dont give your money to this man.

  • Liked — I hated everything about it and got cheated out of a room I didn't stay in
  • Disliked — The owner
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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2 Thank matthew111223334
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2008

We stayed at Lincoln Lodge in December, 2007, and also this past Mom's weekend for U of I. In December, the cost was $50.00 per night, which was appropriately priced. We only needed somewhere to stay during a bad snow storm so that we did not have to drive home following the pick up of our daughter for winter break. At that time, we would rate the place "good enough." They advertise continental breakfast, but all I found was a bag of bagels, a jar of peanut butter, a box of donuts, and some not so good coffee. However, Dunkin Donuts is across the street. We decided to make a reservation for Mom's weekend 2008, mostly due to the fact that everything else is sold out a year ahead of time, and they had rooms available. The price now went up to $100.00 per night. The rooms are very charming, with paneling, but the place needs maintenance. The shutters on the windows are in disrepair, and paper clips hold the curtains closed. The roof is in bad need of repair, and the tub fills up when you take a shower. The owner is very nice and accommodating, but I am not sure he understands all the maintenance issues with a hotel. When we were leaving, we went to get ice, but the ice machine was not working. They do have an outdoor pool, but I can't imagine how it is maintained. We decided to make a different arrangement for Mom's & Dad's weekends next year. However, if you like camping, you may like this place.

  • Liked — The proximity to the University of Illinois
  • Disliked — The lack of maintenance
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lincoln Lodge
Address: 403 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1643
Location: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
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Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Lincoln Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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