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“A little treasure on Route 66”

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Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“A little treasure on Route 66”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I have nothing but praise for this little treasure on Route 66. We would have loved to have stayed for more than one night. It was great fun parking our Camarro outside our door beside the Harley Davidson motorbikes. The room itself was delightful and we enjoyed looking at the photographs. Breakfast was excellent even if a little crowded at the start. But we found a great spot outside to enjoy watching the world go by and eat our breakfast without being rushed. Definitely worth a return visit on day

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
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I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stop at the Rail Haven during your Route 66 trip. I hope the rest of your visit to the States was as enjoyable. Thank you for telling us about your stay.
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Columbia, MO, United States
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay at this historic and quaint Route 66 Hotel. The decor was spot on. The room rates were very reasonable. Breakfast was included! There was a nice variety of foods to choose from. The staff members were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Barb S:

Thank you for rating us five stars! We greatly appreciate your positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on our Route 66 trip, and loved the historic feel of the place. Also loved not having to lug our 4 suitcases up any stairs or elevators, and having a room near the office was a bonus as we could get breakfast easily and quickly.

Only downfalls id say are that the breakfast area is too small for the amount of guests; we ended up eating in our room but that's fine with us. The toilet also had a broken flusher which hubby mended with a key ring as we didn't want to complain and lose our lovely room and good spot on site. If the manager reads this, we were the first room as you look from the office on the furthest right hand side.

Also I don't know if personally id use the pool as it is near the road and id feel self conscious, but it is gated and fenced off, so prob just me.

All in all, great hotel and stay and we'd definitely come again!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Rebecca C:

Thank you for reviewing your stay. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will notify our maintenance supervisor about the toilet issue in your room. Thank you for informing us.

Also, no need to feel self-conscious. The shrubbery throughout the fence area makes it virtually impossible to see into the pool area from the road.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I'd driven by here before and stopped once and even recommended it a couple of times but this was the first time I managed a stay. The Rail Haven embraces its history and makes you aware of it without being overbearing or omitting any modern amenities. This is the way to run an historic motel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Rail Haven. Thank you for recommending us to the world!
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Loved this motel. Liked the memorabilia. We asked for a room with handicap accessible bathroom. That was very nice for my daughter who has mobility issues. Breakfast was awesome next morning. Waffles were light and fluffy. Even had a cappucino machine. Location was near alot of shopping and not too far from some historical sites.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Vicky S
Thank you for your review on the hotel we are glad you liked the historical value in the Route 66 Rail Haven. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast, waffles are always popular among our guests. Thank you for the 5 star rating.
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Tijeras, United States
1 review
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Wonderful motel - very charming, friendly, well lighted, spacious grounds and an exception value. Exceptionally well cared for historic motel. Plan to return next month to this same hotel in Springfield, MO.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Louise S:
Thank you for your review on the hotel. We look forward to your return visit next month.
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had visited Branson and wanted for our last night to stay closer to the airport so we didn't need to wake up early to drive for our flight. I picked this hotel as it was only 10 to 15 minutes to the airport and we were pleasantly surprised to find it nicely updated and extremely clean. Beds were comfortable and breakfast was good. Must say the famous Route 66 isn't what we thought it was but it still was a nice one night stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nate K, Front Office Manager at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
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Thank you for taking time to review the hotel and giving us a 5-star rating.
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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:
#2 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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