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“Terrible Stay At Mansion View” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Mansion View Inn
Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Springfield
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible Stay At Mansion View”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

I would not recommend this property to anyone. The heat in our room did not work. We turned the wall unit on and all we got was semi cold air. We ran it for awhile hoping it would warm up. Not sure which was warmer, our room or the 8 degree temperature outside. The gentleman who checked us in had left the property so there was no way for us to move to another room. The next morning when we were getting ready we found out that the shower would only run hot water or cold water. We were unable to take a warm shower. My husband shared with me that the food that was being served at breakfast was old. The raisins in the cereral were dried out. I stopped at the front desk to see if we could get an extended check out, the lady just pointed to the poster on the counter. When I asked for directions, the woman was unable to direct me to the capital building which was walking distance from the hotel. The sad part is this could be a really nice property if it was better maintained and managed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kathleen T
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

I am pleasantly surprised with my stay (three days/two nights) at Mansion View Inn. I was coming from a 'least costly' perspective when I booked … AND this place is a precious find ~ like stepping back in time a bit to a two-story courtyard motel. Lovely attention to furnishings, comfort, beauty and service. Across the street from the Governor's Mansion and a short walk to the State Capitol, Lincoln Sites, Lincoln Museum, & Historic Downtown Springfield. Oh! and parking outside my door, comfortable bed and pillows, and free wi-fi (and continental breakfast).

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We got a last minuite booking here on the weekend that it was the Route 66 motheroad festival.. so were quite happy to get anywhere! Staff needed some work and the hotel was tired. But great location.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maree F
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

I think that the only positive thing about the hotel is its location, very close to the Capitol. The room was run down and needed refurbishment. The floor was burnt with iron and had big mark of iron. Heating was very noisy, thus had to switch it off at night. I would say that this is a motel, rather. The breakfast is disappointing, very difficult to find something to eat in the morning.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NinoG82
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Booked on Expedia and room was not even close to the one shown in the promo picture. Andrea B. has it right, this is a motel and despite the name, your only view will likely be the parking lot. The room was small, dingy and dirty. The furnishings are circa 1985. The bathroom was unbelievable. The mirror was completely cracked from top to bottom on one side and was missing a large corner on the other. The finish on the tub was worn off. There are train tracks right behind the hotel so you can expect to hear loud train whistles multiple times throughout the day and night. We were booked for 2 nights but only stayed one because a cockroach was sharing the bathroom with me. The irony is that it wasn't an inexpensive rate, it was comparable to many others at chain hotels. The only positive thing I can say is that it is within walking distance from the Lincoln sites.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amy D
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Old worn out place. Charged me $15 more than res made at. Scumbags. Door keys won't open worn out locks, NO A/C in breakfast area (it was 96 degrees when I was there). No A/C in lobby, but that didn't bother the Patel owner. Shower barely had water coming out, elect outlets so worn out that your plug won't stay in. There is more, but you get the picture

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frank e
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

The Mansion View is a motel. Your room door opens to a balcony or the parking lot. When I entered the room I attempted to switch on the light, there was none. The room smelled of an orange cleaner. The bed was a few feet away from the entry door and window.

Honestly, I did not even make it back to check out the bathroom I knew it was not for me.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea B
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Additional Information about Mansion View Inn

Property: Mansion View Inn
Address: 529 S Fourth St, Springfield, IL 62701
Region: United States > Illinois > Springfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Springfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Mansion View Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 93 room property located in historic downtown Springfield, within walking distance to historic sites and downtown food, shopping and nightlife. ... more   less 
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