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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Reviewed 16 April 2008

Yikes!! Double YIKES!! If this place was remodeled a few months ago, I'd hate to have seen what it was like before. Try the comfort suites nearby just a few dollars more but you will thank me.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 July 2007

I travel quite a bit and this was the WORST hotel/motel I've seen in over 5 years! The lobby was dark and dirty and smelled strongly of curry and stale oil. A plant's tendrils were hooked back and forth across the whole lobby ceiling. Nevertheless, we decided to check in, leave our suitcases in the cars, and check out the two rooms (5 people). The back door had no security lock. Screens on several windows were broken and curtains were hanging helter-skelter. The hallways were dark and dirty. The one room was awful...at least the smell of curry and oil wasn't as strong...it was overpowered by the smell of mold! The bathroom floor had hair on it and the counter was greasy. The other room wasn't appreciably better. We spent only 5 minutes in one room attempting to make reservations elsewhere. None were available in Effingham. We were able to check out with only a $4 "cancellation fee"-Thank God we weren't dunned the full amount! We drove an hour north to Champaign and were able to obtain two rooms at the La Quinta Inn for only slightly more than we would have paid at the Howard Johnson. It was WORTH the extra drive. La Quinta was a palace compared to the DUMP called "Howard Johnson Express".

  • Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed 14 July 2006

We checked into the hotel, brought in our luggage and found the room to be unsuitable. Very old, yes it was functional, but don't bother staying here. That same night we moved to the Holiday Inn Express, it was $17 per night more and much nicer. When we told Mgt that we were leaving they charged us a full night's rent, though we had moved in less than 2 hrs previously, and hadn't touched the room! They were not very customer friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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hook00004, Marketing Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2007

We would like tell this guest that we have just renovated the hotel a few months ago and that the hotel does not look "old" anymore. Thank you.

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Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Address: 1606 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1917 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
Region: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Price Range: £54 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Effingham, conveniently located off of I-57 and I-70 exit 159. Whether traveling through or staying for a relaxing getaway, Americas Best Value Inn Effingham offers comfortable accommodations, affordable rates, and a friendly 24-hour front desk staff to help make your stay enjoyable. Start your day right with our free deluxe continental breakfast. Enjoy a refreshing swim in our heated indoor pool. Take advantage of our on-site guest laundry facility. Stay connected with free wireless high-speed Internet access in our common areas and guest rooms. Step into the privacy of your own guest room and experience absolute relaxation with amenities including a coffeemaker, extended cable TV with ESPN, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, clock radio, free local calls, and wake-up service. Children age 17 and younger stay free in their parent's room. At Americas Best Value Inn Effingham, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. Our Effingham, Illinois hotel is close to several area attractions such as The Cross, Effingham Performance Center, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lake Sara, and Mid America Motorworks. We are also near Eastern Illinois University, Lakeland College, and University of Illinois Extension. Culver's, Niemerg's Steakhouse, China Buffet, and Hardee's are all less than half a mile from our hotel. ... more   less 
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