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Carpenter Street Hotel
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, Missouri
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Perfect for train travelers”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We came in on Amtrak & stayed 3 days to see the Lincoln museum & other attractions. We found this hotel absolutely perfect for that purpose. Their shuttle picked us up from the station and was available to take us to the tourist sites (free). Also there's a town bus just for the tourist sites that you can ride all day for $3. I don't think I'd walk the neighborhood way late at night, but I wouldn't do that anywhere. We felt very safe walking during the day.

Hotel was blessedly quiet. Yes, there are train noises but that's true anywhere in town (tracks on both sides of the downtown) & I stopped noticing after the first night. We were on the top (3rd) floor, and there's an elevator. Rooms were a good size, clean, modern furnishings. Main likes were the big comfy armchair with footrest, the fridge & microwave, bigger flat screen TV, and room coffee.

Breakfast was varied & good. Hot choices were biscuits & gravy, cheesy scrambled eggs, and sausage & potatoes. Also offered: cereals, waffle maker, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, V8 juice, other stuff. There are a few restaurants a couple blocks away, including Subway sandwiches. And there's a cafeteria with a lot of choices in the St John's Hospital, 2 blocks over (hospital cafeterias have great, cheap food). Best feature for me was the staff - friendly and seems like they've been there a long time - knowledgeable about the hotel and the town. We would stay here again any time.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Got a great walk in rate (same as the rate at www.booking.com) for this downtown Springfield motel. A brief walk from downtown. Great free shuttle service took me back downtown. Friendly staff and nice breakfast. Room was clean except for stain on desk chair. One light built was missing from beside the bed (which they promptly replaced). About half the price of the conference hotel out by the freeway my conference was at.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Mexico, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was a clean and well ran hotel. OK, it is in downtown Springfield and they cannot do anything about soup kitchens in the area. The parking was clean and close. The price was very reasonable and the room was clean and serviceable. The people were friendly and helpful. We asked for help in finding a place to eat, we not only got a great suggestion (Brickhouse Grill) but she gave us a 10% discount coupon. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Hotel is not a national chain and you can feel that the moment you check in. Staff is very helpful and attentive to their guests. Breakfast was ok - not a lot of choices, but adequate.

This hotel is best for couples or families with older children.

We walked the 2 blocks to see the Lincoln museum and the depot. It was close to downtown, so convenient for eating, museums, etc.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We are a mature couple doing R.66 and found this hotel to be a good one. Location is fabulous - just a couple of blocks (10 min walk) from Lincoln Museum and handy to downtown and most amenities. The hotel itself is very neat and tidy and met all our needs. Friendly staff and an adequate breakfast left us very satisfied with this stop over. I recommend this hotel to anyone wanting good quality at a good price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on our first stop on Route 66. Hotel was walking distance to downtown Springfield. Staff were
rather disinterested, but that doesn't bother us too much. Rooms were large, but outdated. They we're clean with
the exception of the windows which were smeared with fingermarks. Good facilities at the hotel and room rates
we're very reasonable for what you got.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Depew, New York
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We spent the night here while in Springfield for a funeral. The front desk staff on August 31st, was very helpful with places to go for dinner, letting us read all the menus she had while offering suggestions in town. The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable except for the air conditioning which did not work. After calling down to the desk, we were moved to another room in which one did work and got an apology from her also, wasn't her fault that they did not work, but she was very gracious about it. The next morning I went down for coffee and snack to take to the room while relaxing before we had to leave. The selection was not much but it was a bit to tide us over til lunch. The location was nice and quiet and we would stay there again as we would like to come back to do explore more as the town seemed to have a lot to offer.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Carpenter Street Hotel
Address: 525 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62702-5319
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Region: United States > Illinois > Springfield
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Springfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carpenter Street Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our downtown boutique property is located in the growing Springfield Medical District, only one block from the St. Johns Hospital campus. Our hotel is also in close proximity to the following local attractions: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Illinois State Capitol Lincoln Home National Historic Site Dana-Thomas House by Frank Lloyd Wright Abraham Lincoln's Tomb Illinois State Fair Feel at home in our stylish guest rooms, with contemporary boutique-style décor and furnishings. Of course a flat-panel HDTV, 1-cup coffee maker, refrigerator/microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and expanded cable television are included in all rooms, along with these other full-service offerings: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily Complimentary hotel-wide wireless high-speed access Complimentary weekday shuttle within 5 miles radius, upon availability ... more   less 
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