The State House Inn - an Ascend Collection Hotel
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... allow the passage of the boat.
We then realised this would be the last glimpse of the Missip that we'd been following for over a week. Now it's onto huge lakes as we go towards Chicago .
Today we caught up with an old friend I'd volunteered with in Melbourne 4 years ago. Gee it was neat to see her again.
We chatted a couple of hrs or so, then off towards the Windy City ...
Not a bad run compared to tomorrows trip - as we arrived early and before we could book in we went into down town Springfield and visited The Abraham Lincoln Museum - they may only have a short past compared to ours but they are very good at presenting it ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfiel d,_Illinois http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.co m/Lincoln/Museum/ Glad we made the visit - especially as the Motel was out of the way, although clean and comfortable I wasn't ...
Left Bloomington and rejoined the original road after a short stint on the interstate. Followed Route 66 as it wound it's way past McLean before making a stop in Atlanta. I was very fortunate to arrive at the right time to be allowed to see the inside working of the clock tower just prior to the chimes for 10am. The clock is hand-wound and there are a team of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring it ...
... by the end of the day saying the same thing over and over. There is not much original left in the house - but we were told not to touch the walls or doors and stay on the blue carpet. The only thing we were allowed to touch was the original railing to assist ourselves climb the stairs. Before we knew it we were out the back door and the tour was over. We then drove over to Lincoln's tomb and got there just with ...
... volunteers. Such passion and belief these people hold and breath to keep Route 66 alive. It's in our veins now. We're smitten by the whole thing. This trip just gets better every new place we visit. Just around the corner is another piece of history to relish. As we ride by, people wave at us and smile.. Cheering us on. I think this is what their doing! i wave back anyway!! Off to Oklahoma tomorrow some 290 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The State House Inn - an Ascend Collection Hotel Springfield
We stayed here for one night on a last minute overnight trip to see the historical sites of Srpringfield and loved this hotel. The staff were helpfull and friendly, breakfast was great, room was very comfortable. If you need to stay in downtown Springfield, this is your best bet!
WOW! You won't be disappointed!
We stayed here on July 2, 2005. We booked two rooms, asking to be near each other (elderly mom in 2nd room). They put us right next door to each other.
The hotel and rooms have been recently redone in a modern, art deco style. We were impressed.
We were given coupons for a free drink in the bar that evening and also enjoyed a very nice breakfast including waffles with fresh strawberries, pastries, juice, yogurt, anything you desire. ONLY ONE COMPLAINT, the eggs were runny and I just cannot eat 'wet' scrambled eggs. The bacon and saugage were very good though. There was plenty of other things to eat besides the eggs - but the eggs were a big disappointment.
There is no pool or hot tub, but we got over that soon enough.
The hotel is very close to all the sites in downtown Springfield.
The front desk person was VERY helpful and kind. Offered many suggestions. Went above and beyond the call of duty. We plan to return to see more of the sites and will definitely stay here again.
The beds were VERY COMFORTABLE - even for our 80 year old mother mentioned how comfy they were. You won't be disappointed with your stay here.
Southwest IL traveler
Great retro decor
We just spent two days at this hotel.
It was decorated in a funky retro theme.
I highhly commend the staff.
The front desk clerk both evenings was very helpful and extremely friendly.
The bartenders both evenings were helpful, courteous, and friendly.
The lady who ran the breakfast buffet for two mornings was a great person, helpful, friendly, and courteous.
The housekeeping lady did a wonderful job of making up the bed and was very friendly.
I recommend this hotel highly.
Very Good for Springfield but.....
There are few quality choices in Springfield. My family's stay was quite satisfactory with one issue. I believe the beds have a mattress cover on them to add comfort. The beds were quite comfortable however, the mattress cover caused my wife and I to sweat during the night.
Our two room suite was comfortable and my son slept on the futon sofa as it did not come with a pullout. Despite asking the front desk twice for a blanket for him, all we got were 2 sheets.
We recently attended a family reunion and stayed at this hotel.
The hotel is clean and comfortable. The rooms were very modern and up-to-date. The bed (for me) was one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in for a very long time.
Breakfast is a full breakfast. Waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, etc. It's included with the price of the room. Gets very busy around 8 a.m.
Easy check-in and check-out. No hassles. Parking is free next to the hotel and across the street in their own parking lot.
From the hotel, the capitol building is directly in front of the hotel and is a very beautiful view. Going down Adams street, you can easily walk to the Lincoln museum, Lincoln library, historic area of Lincoln's home, etc. Lots of places to eat during the day, but most of the restaurants are closed in the evening.
A great place to visit. Very clean, friendly and hassle free!!
Very nice, continually pleasantly surprised
Got a 2 room suite via AAA for 95 bucks, for a friday night. The 50's art deco interior theme concerned me a bit, but underneath everything was very modern and new. Kept finding things that were just better than expected, like the very good complimentary breakfast buffet, $1 bottles of beer at the smallish lounge, and excellent customer service.
No pool, but since the feature wasn't listed, wasn't dissapointed. Free parking right by the hotel was convenient. Located just a few blocks from the new capitol building, and maybe a 6 block walk from the new lincoln museum/library (one of our destinations).
There's some good eating just a few blocks away, I recommend Sammy's Sports bar. Great food and atmosphere.
Would definitly stay again at this hotel, no problems recommending it to anyone visiting Springfield.
A pleasant change from the usual mid-price lodgings we've stayed at.
The 60's decor was cool. The rooms were immaculate, with large windows prevented that caged feeling. The complimentary breakfast was outstanding. The communal office workroom with computers allows check of your email. The only drawback were the beds. The pillow-top mattress plus the down comforter was very uncomfortable. My bed sank me in the middle.
The Quality Inn chain can often be uneven with wide variance in the quality of properties. The Springfield Quality is not only the best Quality property that I've stayed at, but far outclasses most Hiltons, Marriotts, etc. Rooms are as close to soundproof as you'll find anywhere, beds are very comfortable with high quality linens/comforter, quality toiletries, good water pressure from shower, free high speed internet in rooms, business center with high speed internet two printers and one scanner (a business center like none other), well-done hot/cold continental breakfast with attentive staff keeping supplies stocked and tables clean, very friendly and helpful staff (not sure where management finds such personable employees, but they are first class), and one block from the Capital building. Will stay here on every future trip to Springfield.
Excellent in every way!
If you're tired of paying a higher price for a hotel, only to step inside the room itself to find it's just like everyplace else, you really should give this hotel a try. At a very competative rate, we discovered tasteful furnishings, easily THE most comfortable hotel bed i've ever slept in, a well appointed bath... even the towels are bigger! The full hot breakfast buffet in the morning is an added bonus (NOT the box of stale donuts and a carafe of day old coffee that qualifies as a "free breakfast" at some hotels). We've stayed there on three occasions, and the quality IS considtant. This is a real hidden gem in the Capitol City!
Had to go to Springfield on business and I wasn't thrilled. I got to the hotel late at night, and from the outside it had a drab motel look...another bland business trip. Once I got inside my whole opinion changed. The woman at the desk greeted me by name (she recognized my voice from the call I had made confirming my reservation)! The hotel lobby was spacious and inviting. The room was fantastic. It was immacualte, decorated in a great modern/retro design with interesting carpeting and furniture. The bed was fluffy. The soaps etc were great quality and smelled divine. I was actually sad that I couldn't stay longer. The entire staff was helpful and friendly. My best business travel experience.