Very nicely appointed "basic" hotel. Seems to have been recently remodeled, and everything was very tastefully done and in good shape. There were a few things I think might affect a person's decision to stay here, so here they are:
The wireless internet access, while convenient to use, was pretty slow. I ran an online test and it showed download speeds of 948Kbs, which is pretty pokey these days. It worked fine, but you would need to be patient if you need to access lots of data. They also advertised the fact that a password isn't needed to connect, which actually concerns me because it makes it easy for someone to sit in the parking lot, log in, & to try and access people's computers.
There was no iron and board in the room. The front desk quickly supplied one, but it was one of those tiny "table top" boards, which was extremely hard to use. If they can't supply them in every room, then just spend $30 and get a full sized one for the front desk.
The seating area for breakfast seemed kind of small, but I never had a problem finding a place to sit so maybe it's sized properly.
I had to cancel my stay and checked out at 1:30pm. They charged me for that day, because "their system charges the days first thing in the morning". While I can't complain too much since I did check out after their posted time, when I stayed at the State House Inn a few blocks away, they let me check out in a similar fashion without charging me for the day.
All in all, though, a good value and a nice environment, so I would definitely come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our downtown boutique property is located in the growing Springfield Medical District, only one block from the St. Johns Hospital campus. Our hotel is also in close proximity to the following local attractions: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Illinois State Capitol Lincoln Home National Historic Site Dana-Thomas House by Frank Lloyd Wright Abraham Lincoln's Tomb Illinois State Fair Feel at home in our stylish guest rooms, with contemporary boutique-style décor and furnishings. Of course a flat-panel HDTV, 1-cup coffee maker, refrigerator/microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and expanded cable television are included in all rooms, along with these other full-service offerings: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily Complimentary hotel-wide wireless high-speed access Complimentary weekday shuttle within 5 miles radius, upon availability ... more less
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