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Raintree Inn
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
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“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Front desk person, Devon was wonderful. His customer service skills were great. BW should note this as the check out person was not so great. She acted like I was an interruption. Not friendly at all. This place needs an overhaul. Clean but very dated rooms. Breakfast room too small.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at Raintree Inn, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for tell us what you liked & you didn't like about our hotel. Without feedback from our guests, improving & understanding our challenges becomes more difficult. When our guests inform us about something or someone that did not make their stay the best it could have been, we address the concern.

Our breakfast area is still in the final stages of renovation & when it is completed I hope the space will seem larger.

I appreciate you noticing the cleanliness of our hotel. We take great pride in ensuring we remain the top 20% of Best Western branded properties.

I hope you will stay with us again. Thank you again for your feedback!

Brian - GM
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vincennes, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

My fiance and I stayed here one night, the room was nice, clean, the staff friendly, and the bed comfy although small. There was a breakfast provided, it was horrible, they are renovating, the breakfast area so we had to go to the restaurant, in the lounge area. The biscuits were cold, the gravy, luke warm, the waffle was good, you make it yourself, the apple juice was weak. We would stay again, I do hope they get the renovations done soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BW_Raintree_Inn, General Manager at Raintree Inn, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for your feedback!

I can understand your discontent over our temporary breakfast accomodations when you were at our hotel. Our renovations in the breakfast area are about 98% complete & we are now serving our breakfast in back where it should be - in our lobby.

In addition, I have ordered some new breakfast equipment including a chaffing dish for the biscuits & gravy in order to ensure both the gravy stays warm & also the biscuits.

Thank you again for your comments!

Brian - GM
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stopped here for one night, on our way from New Mexico to visit family in Indiana. We had our puppy with us and found this hotel identified as "pet friendly". It is in a convenient location, just off the freeway. It is clearly an older hotel, but our room was very nice (though it was small) and it appears to have been updated fairly recently. The bed was comfortable and the room and bathroom very clean. The room was located inside the building but we had easy access to the exit to take the pup out when necessary. There is a restaurant with the hotel and it seemed to be quite popular, but the menu had limited choices, but there were several other local restaurants nearby to order take-out. I would definitely stay here again if our travels take us in that direction.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

My wife and I stopped for the night in Effingham on our way from Cincinnati to Kansas City, and stayed at the Best Western Raintree. Our room was not anywhere close to fancy but clean and comfortable. I know this sounds a little odd, but I was especially impressed by the fresh-looking bright white silicone grout around the tub, as there was not a speck of dirt or mildew. The free breakfast was OK. For the money, we were both very pleased with the value.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I wasn't expecting much as this looked like an older motel in a truck stop area. However, the room was spacious and clean, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was pleasant. There was an outside door to the parking area and one onto an inside corridor for access to ice, vending, and the office area. The sink area was small, but the addition of a shelf over the sink allowed for a place for toiletries. Unfortunately, the very small area for the toilet and tub had no outlet for a night light which is very annoying for people like me who hate turning on a bright light during the night. There is a restaurant next door with a varied dinner menu if you don't want to drive to one of Effingham's many restaurants. Breakfast offerings were small, but still a step up from Danish and coffee that I have been offered in some other motels.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

We were just on our way through and stopped for the night. The room was big and clean but we were woken up during the night twice with a large truck turning in the parking lot behind the hotel. Breakfast was the usual "hot" breakfast. The sausage gravy was good but the biscuits were pretty hard. Overall a good place to stop over.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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SANDUSKY, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We were very happy with the desk staff and the room, not happy with the bartender and selection of TV program and lack of attention. The girl at the desk was very helpful in getting us a room on the ground floor with a door to the outside so we could walk our dog quickly and easily when needed.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Raintree Inn

Property: Raintree Inn
Address: 1811 W Fayette Ave., Effingham, IL 62401
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Raintree Inn 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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