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“Not what it pretends to be.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Effingham

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Holiday Inn Effingham
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not what it pretends to be.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Owner lost Hilton Garden Inn Franchise for unstated reasons. The rooms are adequate. The prices in the restaurant are out of line or this part of the country. The room prices are too high for this part of the country. If you're looking for an excellent hotel experience keep on going to a real city. If stopping in middle of long interstate trip there are far less pretentious clean examples of real hospitality elsehere.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BusinessTravel48201
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Effingham, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear BusinessTravel48201,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to provide rates that are competitive in the area. Please accept my apologies for falling short of your expectations. We take all comments into consideration and welcome any opportunity to improve. Your patronage and support to the hotel is very important to us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Lera P
Case Manager
IHGCare
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

We pass through Effingham, IL frequently when traveling to visit family. I can't say enough about this hotel. It is right off the interstate. The rooms are large, comfortably and clean. The pool is warm and clean. The food service is also excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WorkingMommy8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

This property was formerly a Hilton Garden Inn. Our room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. For those interested in the indoor pool, it was wonderfully warm! Perfect to just walk right into the water and enjoy. There is a Wal-Mart very close by and a Cheddars restaurant. The hotel also has a restaurant on site. We would stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank YukonTundra
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Henderson, Nevada
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

This hotel is connected to the Keller Convention Center and was a HGI during my stay but it may be changing it's affiliation soon. This should in no way deter you from staying here. Beautiful property in all ways; service, rooms, restaurant and location. 24 hour coffee service and small bar in lobby. Everyone super friendly and helpful.

If you're going to the Convention Center you definitely want to stay here. Lots of restaurants around, Starbucks, WalMart across street. Rates were reasonable. There aren't too many good hotels within a 30 mile radius of Effingham, but I'd go out of my way to stay here again.

Room Tip: Choice of Interstate or WalMart parking lot view. Doesn't matter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank luvdabigeasy
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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

This hotel has changed names. It is now the Thelma Keller Convention Center. We walked in and it was so beautifully decorated still for Christmas. The front desk had trouble programming the room key and people were waiting behind us, but the gentleman remained calm and was very professional. It had a small restaurant, and bar area which was very nice. The room was very nice and clean. I was very impressed with this hotel and will definitely stay there again. It offered hot coffee and cookie while you registered.

Room Tip: Very centrally located with a Walmart across the street and a number of restaurants within walking d...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank P M
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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

We stayed at this hotel twice, once on the way to see relatives for Thanksgiving, then again on the way home. The hotel is new and spotless. Lobby was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Rooms are new, modern, and sparkling clean. Good internet, tv, and liked having a fridge/microwave in the room--very convenient with kids. Plenty of restaurants/shopping within walking distance. TGI Friday is in an adjacent parking area, and Walmart is right across the street. The whole family really enjoyed the pool--best pool we've had in a long time, and the highlight of a trip for my kids is the hotel pool. Warm, clean, plenty of fluffy towels, speakers piping in festive music after Thanksgiving (oldies prior to that)--pretty near perfect. I also liked the fact that the pool area is separate from the rooms/lobby area--no worries about kids making a bit of noise in the pool and disturbing others.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank marj70
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

I couldn't find the Holiday Inn I was looking for, decided to check their rates as long as I was there - $99 a night, less than HI (no free breakfast), so glad I checked - a great hotel, elegant, clean, comfortable, luggage carts, elevator, and a wonderful restaurant, I had Seared Ahi Tuna and an amazing Spinach Cranberry salad; a full bar, it was all excellent. I'd drive an extra couple of hours to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jemamfo
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Effingham

Property: Holiday Inn Effingham
Address: 1301 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401 (Formerly Hilton Garden Inn Effingham)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Effingham
#2 Business Hotel in Effingham
#4 Family Hotel in Effingham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Effingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Effingham 3.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the center of Effingham, our Holiday Inn is the only hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Fully renovated in July 2014. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Hilton Effingham
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