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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Visually impressive: no
Sufficiently clean: yes

Room had a mini fridge, microwave and a VCR. Office appeared to have a selection of movies available. Coin laundry. Electric outlets in room were scarce. Cigarette smoke smell present in halfway but not noticeable in room. Beds were firm. There was a variety of pillow types. Breakfast was 2 types of cereal. A variety of pastries and waffles. Some fruit and oatmeal packets also available.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Guest.

Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy to hear that you
are pleased with your stay.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You.
GM
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here last night as we were traveling home from vacation. We requested a non smoking room...but as we walked down the corridor, it reeked of cigarette smoke. We opened the windows of our room to air the room out as even the supposedly non smoking room smelled somewhat of smoke. The room was decorated fairly nicely, however the mattress must have had a plastic cover as it was hard and crackly when you moved. In addition, there were flow restrictors even on the sink faucet which made using any water more difficult. There was also no card security on the back door which concerned us as this is usually common. Breakfast was minuscule.....the worst that we had on our whole vacation. There was also a sign saying that you could not take coffee in your own mugs out of the breakfast area. All the other hotels, allowed this and offered this. So whatever money we might have saved by staying here...we then spent on buying coffee elsewhere. We actually travel this highway often to visit our son and his family in Kansas and will avoid this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying.Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us.Please know that your comments and issues will be addressed.
It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again.I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank You.
GM
Kanaiyalal Shah
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Four of us stayed at this motel in two rooms. Both rooms - one with a king bed and the other with 2 queens -- were large, clean, and very comfortable. We had no trouble locating the property and it was really quiet, in spite of being so close to the interstate. Checking in and checking out were easy. Breakfast included the usual subjects -- waffles, cereal, bagels, fruit, coffee, etc. No complaints and a great value!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey. We are happy
that you are pleased with your stay.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you.
Kanaiyalal Shah
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed here on our way to Michigan.It was very nice. There was an indoor heated pool and the management was very nice and helpful.We have stayed at Americas Best Value inns before but this was the best one that we have ever stayed at.The room was very large and clean and included everything, microwave, ref. iron , coffee etc.The breakfast was very nice and the manager made sure there was plenty of fresh coffee.This place is very nice and a very good value.We will stay here again in the near future.

Room Tip: We stayed downstairs, and all rooms open to the inside.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank irmiee
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Dear Mrs. Irmiee,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your stay and thank you for giving us an opportunity to show our hospitality.Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again.
Thank You.
Kanaiyalal Shah
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This motel is a little difficult to find, we drove by it and had to backtrack when getting off the freeway. It is located behind you when you get off the freeway and there are no signs directing you. Room was clean and comfy, but a strange smell in the hallways. We suspect that the owners live on the property because of the strong scent of ethnic cooking lingers in the hallways. Not necessarily an unpleasant smell, but strange for a motel. Had difficulty connecting to the wifi, but the breakfast was decent and well stocked. Motel also has a pool, but we did not use it. Front desk clerks were friendly and accommodating. Lobby and rooms are a little dated, but clean.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Cindy K
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effinghamgm, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Mrs. Cindy,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our guest survey.Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are pleased with your
stay.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You
Sincerely.
Kanaiyalal Shah
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This hotel was quite the surprise when I walked through the door of my room. It was late when I checked in and early when I had to leave, but while I was there it was nothing but relaxing. This hotel really takes pride in the furnishment of their rooms. The bed was choice, the furniture was not like the cheap imitation furniture that you see in some places but was real hard wood, beautiful finish and it was heavy...always a good sign! I am looking forward to staying at this place again!

Room Tip: If you have the option of choosing a king bed, go for it :)
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Dear Mr.Roger,

Thank you for staying at our Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you our hospitality .We are happy that you were pleased with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you.
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have stayed here on our way from Michigan to Texas and back. It is a good value, is clean and comfortable. Nice, firm king size bed, tv with many channels available. Decent continental breakfast. No elevator, so if you stay on the second floor, be prepared to haul your luggage up the stairs. Overall good value, we will be making this a regular stop in our travels.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lori S
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effinghamgm, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Dear Mrs. Lori,

Thank you for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn of Effingham.We are happy that you are
pleased with your stay. Thanks again for staying with us.We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank You.
Sincerely
Kanaiyalal Shah
GM
2173424667

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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 1606 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1917 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Effingham)
Region: United States > Illinois > Effingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Effingham
Price Range: £52 - £98 (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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