I travel to Mattoon somewhat frequently and had heard nice things about the Quality Inn. The price was quite attractive for the Friday kicking off Memorial Day weekend and we decided to give it a try. The motel itself looks fairly new and the staff was very nice when we checked in. Things are clean and seem to be in good working order. The fact they have a partial gravel parking lot in front of the motel seems a little strange, but I assume the owners were strapped for $$ when renovating this property and that was one place they decided to cut costs. From a motel room standpoint I'm quite satisfied.
Sadly it seems they do not recognize that in 2014 internet connectivity is very important to many guests. They do offer wifi in the motel, of course. I asked to be placed in a room with the best internet access when we checked in. The desk clerk indicated if that was important we definitely needed to be on the first floor. Well, if this is the best access they have, that must mean the 2nd floor can't connect at all. It's borderline unusable for anything, and certainly for anything that requires a stable connection it won't work at all. I've experienced this in motels before at peak usage times (I tried last night around 10pm and had major problems). However, on a Saturday morning at 7:30 I would expect a motel's internet to be showing good performance. The speed and connectivity were just as poor at that time.
If you don't care about using a wireless connection, you may very well like this property. If being able to use the internet is important to you, my suggestion is to look elsewhere.
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- Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center is a 2 time award winning hotel (Gold & Platinum)Conveniently located right off I57. We are a host hotel for Lake Land College and EIU. Our award winning staff take pride in this hotel as well as all our guests! We look forward to seeing you during all your travels! ... more less
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