We stayed two nights at the State House Inn as we wanted to tour Springfield. The location of the hotel could not be better if you want to visit the Capitol. The Lincoln Library and old state capitol are within a very easy drive. The hotel itself apparently had financial troubles a number of years ago and was renovated. There are both good and poor things to mention. Upon arrival the outside of the building is rather plain but OK. Check-in was fine. We proceeded to our rooms down a long and quite cold hallway as the air conditioning was turned on full cold. We had a mini suite so, upon entering, we went down a short hallway into the living room. It had a small fridge and microwave that were fine. The TV set was an older one with a less-than-sharp picture and watching the hockey game in the evening would have been better with a sharper picture. There was a futon that was very low and not at all comfortable. There were also comfortable lounge chairs, one each in living room and bedroom. There was fast wired and wireless internet service. The door to the bathroom was a heavy metal sliding door (not a pocket door) which was quite unusual as it totally covered the alcove that served as a closet when the door was open. If someone was hanging up clothes when the door was opened, you can guess that it was not an enjoyable experience. And, it did happen. The bedroom was large but the bed was not very comfortable. As another reviewer noted, the "pillow top" mattress is set down into a wooden frame and the sheet did not fit correctly. I tossed and turned and wrestled the sheet all night. The second night was not so bad as we firmly tucked the sheet in before trying to use the bed. The room decor was probably done to replicate a 60's look, and it did but not in a great way. It just looked pretty dated. Also, we noticed dust in the lamps and the outside windows, which were large, needed washing badly. There were a couple of small tile pieces missing in the bathroom. The breakfast was fine and very well attended, actually the very best attention that we have ever experienced. A plus for that! In all, the hotel is OK but needs some attention. Small details seem to be magnified when there are many of them that are not quite what you would expect from a fine hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The State House Inn is the only major hotel in downtown Springfield, Illinois to offer a complimentary full hot breakfast, super fast hotel wide WiFi and parking. The combined value of these complimentary goods/services make us, by far, the best value in Springfield. Also, when we say "Breakfast", we mean a real breakfast with eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, waffles, cereals, yogurt, muffins, toast, juices, Seattle's Best coffee & teas, etc. You could easily spend $10/person replicating our breakfast in a restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Collection Springfield
- Clarion Springfield