Years ago we wrote this hotel off but after reading some favorable reviews thought it was worth checking out ~ and so glad I did, as it has been nicely remodeled since the last time we were here. If you have any doubts, ask to see your room before you pay. Kelly at the front desk was WONDERFUL, very sweet, cheerful and helpful at check in, as was Becky the next morning at check out. Caring, friendly staff makes such a difference! Room 100 was spotlessly clean with a flat screen TV. Strong WiFi signal. Didn't use the pool, but it looked sparkling and inviting. It was a VERY hot day but the A/C kept the room cool. The bed was comfortable, linens were nice: fluffy pillows and crisp sheets (including an actual fitted sheet that didn't come undone in the middle of the night, thank you very much!) I always remove the bedspreads and was pleased to see that the blanket on the bed looked brand new, as did the towels. The sink area was gleaming as was the tub/shower. Hope they will continue to maintain the upgrades, as it is nice to see an older motel get a makeover :-) The only thing it lacked was an in-room fridge/micro, but in all fairness I didn't ask at check in. I did request (& received) a room with an outside door, which we prefer as it makes unloading luggage, laptop, etc. so much easier. Breakfast was well tended but standard continental ~ fruit & juice, toast/bagels/muffins, cereals, yogurt, H/B eggs, make yourself a waffle, B&G, etc. If a person wanted a more substantial breakfast they might check out the restaurant @ Petro which has an awesome all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. For being so close to all the truck stops at the I-70/57 crossroad, it did not have the OMG/yuck/scary quality one sometimes associates with such areas. Seems like other hotels in Effingham are either really expensive or really seedy, however this was a good value for the price & would DEFINITELY stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Raintree Inn!Located right off the highway, this hotel offers easy access to Harley Barn, Effingham Performance Center, Lake Sara and Corvette Funfest Car Shows.Those dropping in for some rest or those on a vacation will enjoy that the Raintree Inn is located near the Effingham County Fairgrounds, Cross Country Mall, Petro Stopping Center, Lake Sara and Effingham Performance Center. This Illinois hotel is just five miles away from the beach, fishing and golf. Many guests also stay at the Raintree Inn for the area's events, including Corvette Funfest Car Shows. Those visiting students or faculty at the area's schools will have just a short commute - Effingham Public Schools is just one mile away from this Illinois Best Western. Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University are also nearby. Business travelers can enjoy easy access to Telemind Corporation and Open Prairie Ventures Corporation. Traveling to and from this Effingham, IL hotel is a breeze with Mattoon Airport just 28 miles away and easy access to the Greyhound bus terminal. Feel right at home in the well-appointed rooms at this pet-friendly Illinois hotel with comfortable beds and generous amenities. The spacious, clean rooms at this Effingham, IL hotel offer high-speed Internet access, a coffeemaker and cable satellite television with HBO®. Get the perfect start to each day at this Illinois Best Western with a complimentary continental breakfast, including waffles, toast, cereal, fruit, oatmeal and biscuits and gravy. Unwind at the onsite Chaser's cocktail lounge or soak up some sun at the outdoor seasonal pool. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of an onsite restaurant, complimentary coffee, free popcorn and free parking at the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn. Truck/RV parking is also available at this Effingham hotel - making this the perfect place to stay if you need to rest while on the road. For an affordable trip to Effingham, IL, reserve a stay at the BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Effingham
- Effingham Best Western