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Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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“clean little piece of history!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

we stay'ed over night on our way to branson , at the end of july nice clean rooms at a great price plus the historical part of it was cool very clean grounds my 13 yr old even had to purchase a history book for route66 form them being a family who is into the car show scene it was cool to see all the things related to the days gone by , very good service too would recomend this motel to anyone .who like history of the way it was!

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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
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Thank you for rating the Rail Haven five stars and for sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Come see us again next time you visit Springfield.
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Travelling Route 66 we stayed in some really nice hotels but this was something else, what it lacked in size it made up for in charm, the check in staff were great, the whole atmosphere in the lobby was great. The rooms although on the small side (but there was 3 of us ) were exceptionally clean. Parking was outside your door so we didn't have to empty the car. The breakfast was really good everything you would need ( really good coffee ) would definitely stay here again......... Another fab little touch is the room keys, they make a great souvenir ...............

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Thanks for the 5-star rating and the helpful review. I'm happy to hear that the Rail Haven stood out among the rest of the hotels you visited along Route 66. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Everyone we came into contact with was friendly and helpful. Room was super clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
Great Flea Market/Antique mall a couple of blocks away (within walking distance) and well worth visiting.

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Thank you for the 5-star rating! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Come see us again!
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This motel reminds me of traveling when I was a kid. The door to your room is right were you park and that is for all the rooms. The rooms we have stayed in have been very clean, neat, and everything in good working condition. The breakfast has many items to choose from. Easy checkin and friendly staff.

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I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for the 5-star rating!
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

My mother and I recently stay here and it was remarkable!! We stayed in a very clean and comfortable room. Billy at the front desk was very helpful, friendly and personable. Our overall experience as well as outstanding customer service stood out more than any past stay I'v had with Marriott, Hilton and Wyndham. Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven is our # one place to stay while visiting Springfield. Thanks for the great hospitality. We will definitely be back.

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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
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Can't wait to see you again next time! Thanks for reviewing your visit. Glad to hear we're giving Marriot, Hilton, and Wyndham a run for their money!
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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My recent stay was so amazing!! I stayed in one of the themed jaccuzzi rooms (The Marilyn Monroe Room)! It was just breath taking with pictures of Marilyn on the walls and a fifty's style vanity table and shower. The room was immaculate and every amenity you can think of was included ! The whole experience was fantastic especially the wonderful staff member Billy in the lobby ! He showed us pictures of the other themed rooms online and shared the rich 75 year history of the motel with us. As we were leaving my van broke down and he got the tools from maintenance for the men to fix it and came out while it was being repaired to see if we needed anything !!! I can not say enough good things about Billy and the whole stay there. Continental breakfast was fantastic( waffle iron and batter for fresh waffles, fruit, cereal , breakfast sandwiches, awesome gourmet coffee machine, fresh squeezed juice.....). Already planning another stay there next time in the Elvis themed room ( He and his mother actually stayed in that very room ) or Hollywood Legends room !! I would highly recommend this Motel if you want to experience a fantastic trip back to the 50's !!!!!!

Room Tip: The themed jacuzzi rooms are amazing.
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is right next to the road so easy to get to. The room was comfortable and clean, and the pool was very refreshing on a really hot day! The breakfast was good and kept fresh. The best part was just wandering around and seeing all the Route 66 memorabilia. Definitely wont forget it!

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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
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Thank you for rating and reviewing your visit to the Best Western Rail haven. Come back and see us next time you are in Springfield.
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Property: Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven
Address: 203 South Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
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Location: United States > Missouri > Springfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Springfield
#3 Business Hotel in Springfield
#7 Romantic Hotel in Springfield
#13 Family Hotel in Springfield
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven is a top-rated TripAdvisor hotel where you can experience a classic piece of Historic Route 66 Americana. Eight sandstone cottages built in 1938, known as the Rail Haven Motor Court, evolved into what is today BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven. Proud recipient of the Best Western Director's Award and the National Registry of Historic Places. Be our guest at this historic hotel nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Springfield, Missouri - birthplace of Route 66. Enjoy a classic nod to the past without sacrificing any modern day amenities! We offer corporate rooms, a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, seasonal swimming pool, 24-hour lobby and business center. Whether traversing the Main Street of America, stopping over on your way to Branson, or conducting business, our Springfield hotel location is just minutes from the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and many national and local businesses, such as Kraft Foods, Bass Pro Shops(R) Headquarters, O'Reilly Auto Parts(R), 3M(R), Great Southern Bank Headquarters, just to name a few. BEST WESTERN Route 66 Rail Haven also offers guests easy access to Missouri State University, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Fantastic Caverns, Springfield Cardinals, Shrine Mosque and the historic Gillioz Theatre. Business travel or pleasure, whatever reason brings you to town, don't just stay at a hotel experience a hotel! ... more   less 
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