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.
- 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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