Where do I start – Knowing I am a huge nostalgia fan my wonderful wife made reservations at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield Illinois. Walking in the main lobby sent you back to a time where Greasers / Cars & Music you can listen to and understand, was prevalent. I was awe struck seeing all the cool memorabilia. We signed for our room and went on our way. It was clear that this hotel was renovated over a few times, regardless we were tired and just wanting to rest. As we walked down the hall way I noticed that all the unoccupied rooms would have the drapes open – so you can literally walk by and see the room set up (Not a Bad Idea) then without notice I stopped and started laughing, my wife looked at me as if I lost my mind and asked “what is so funny” – As I stood there and looked at this room – I said “babe – Where have you seen this Setting Before” she looked inside the room and said “Not sure but looks familiar” – I turned to her and said wow this is incredible.
Before I go on – I have to let all the readers know we are from Michigan not far from Dearborn and the very close to the Henry Ford Museum. With that being said in the Museum they have a DISPLAY of a HOLIDAY INN Room. Now getting back to my laughing – As we walked down the hall I realized we are staying in the Old Holiday Inn Route 66. My laughter was more based on see this exact display just like they have in the Museum. …. Ok moving on. So after we got by that – we got to our room – We are smokers and were in the smoking section of the hotel and honestly if I would have spent a week at this hotel I would have probably quit smoking. Moving ON! As I mentioned this is the Old Holiday Inn Route 66 Hotel – You may have some memories of Travel with your Parents / Aunts or Uncles pretty cool to see. Lots a memorabilia – Great Location off Route 66 close to just about everything.
So here is my overall review on a Scale of 1 -10: (1 being the worst – 10 being the best)
1. Location = 8
2. Cleanliness = 5
3. Comfort = 4
4. Room Quality = 5
5. Food in the small Restaurant = 6
6. Staff = 7
7. Pricing = 5
8. Return Visit = 2
As I mentioned it is cool to see all the memorabilia but that’s pretty much it, this is what rank up there with a $25 overnight Special during a road trip. Pretty much a place to Sleep – Shower and move on. The beds look like reincarnations of the middle late 70’s and feel the same too. The Shower was ok I guess, but the fixtures and bathroom walls and trim left much to be desired. It’s Cool to visit – and if you’re looking to save money especially if you are not staying long it’s a place that will interrupt a long drive – gets some rest – shower and move along.
Asked if we would stay again – Probably not, I love the location and the cool stuff (Memorabilia) but that’s about where it ends. So in essence if you want to experience what it was like staying in the state of the ART Holiday Inns back in the 70’s – Go For it – I have to say it is well worth that.
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- Also Known As:
- Route 66 Hotel And Springfield
- Route 66 Springfield