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“A Little Dated But Undergoing Renovations”

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Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

The rooms are clean but a bit dated. They are currently doing renovation work on all the rooms and hopefully it will improve things. I look forward to staying here again once the renovations are done.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Our two double bed room was a little small but the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom and sink were too small.The free continental breakfast was pretty god but Iwould have liked to have some donuts and pastry instead of just bread and bagels. The waffle maker was decent and the juice was good but they did not have decaf tea or hot chocolate that I would have preferred.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

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.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

a very old building, doesn't seem to be updated at all. the handicapped room we requested did not have a proper toilet or bars in the tub, a/c was noisy. the staff was friendly, breakfast was ok, do not eat at the Mexican restaurant east of the hotel, the food was expensive and nasty, meat was fatty. there were 2 beds 1 actually had what my wife thought was bugs but it was dirt, so we don't think the room was clean. it was CHEAP, for a Best Western, but no better quality then a sleazy trucker hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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BW_Raintree_Inn, Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations. While our hotel is an older facility, we do updates throughout the year whether it's updating the carpeting, new paint, etc. to ensure that our hotel is up to Best Western standards & more importantly, our guests' standards.

We also do our upmost best to make sure our rooms are clean & up to Best Western standards. In fact, our guests comment quite often that our hotel is one of the cleanest they have stayed.

Our handicap-acccessible rooms were designed according to & follow US government ADA guidelines. However, we appreciate your feedback because if there is a way to provide a better experience for our guests, then we love to hear about it.

In April 2013, our hotel won our the Best Western Director's Award for cleanliness & for fully meeting Best Western standards. I hope that you will visit our hotel again & give us another chance to provide you with the experience you expect from the Best Western brand & once again, thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is one Best Western that doesn't have a good breakfast. Biscuits and gravy and some bread; not much more to write about. If you call and make a reservation please be sure to tell the clerk to write it down otherwise the room you expect may not be available.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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BW_Raintree_Inn, Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

I'm sorry our breakfast during your stay was not to your satisfaction. We do offer more than just biscuits & gravy & bread as we have waffles, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt & other options available. Your response to our breakfast actually caught us off-guard because we usually are told that we have one of the best breakfasts compared to other hotels our guests have stayed prior to staying with us.

As for the reservation mix-up we do apologize. We guarantee room types (ie king, two doubles) yet we cannot guarantee room numbers or which floor the room will be located. We're sorry if we didn't get your reservation right. Just as a general tip for anyone reading this, it's always best to call ahead to any hotel to double check a reservation or best to utilize the brand hotel's website to make your reservation & to be weary of 3rd party reservation sites as these 3rd party sites don't always accurately reflect the actual room inventory available at time of reservation/purchase.

Thank you for your feedback & by giving us your feedback, we know where we can improve upon to ensure everyone's stay at our hotel meets not only Best Western standards, but more importantly - our guests' standards.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We spend the night in this hotel while traveling through the area. The place was nothing special and very dated. For the price the stay was adequate to catch some sleep before continuing to travel.
Late at night we walked over to the restaurant on the premises and was treated very rudely by the bartender serving food and drinks. She was loud, outspoken, and acted like she was doing us a big favor to wait on us. I'm still pondering why she does not quite her job if she is so put out? It certainly would improve the restaurant/ bar.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Extremely friendly staff; great breakfast; excellent restaurant. Lots of construction in area but their exit is open and so easy to get to. Kelly gave great direction to find lots of shopping without getting back on the interstate. Beds in room were exceptionally comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham

Address: 1811 West Fayette Ave., Effingham, IL 62401-1991 (Formerly Raintree Inn)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Price Range: £58 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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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