Springfield, Illinois is known as the home of American President Abraham Lincoln. In fact he didn't actually move to this town until 1837, and the only house he ever purchased is located here. Nowadays, visitors looking for hotels in Springfield are often looking for a feel for that history. Indeed, those looking for the past with a bit of nostalgia will find it here: the Route 66 drive-in theater still shows double features guests can watch from their car, and the Muni (the Springfield Municipal Opera) is a non-profit community theatre group that performs musicals in their open air amphitheater.
Springfield is loosely divided into almost 20 neighborhoods. These include Harvard Park, the Historic West Side, and Lincoln Park, as well as the Medical district and the Cabbage Patch. The main downtown area has a grid street system, making it easy to navigate. Visitors to Springfield hotels in the South Town District will find large redevelopment projects. The Harvard Park area is important in that it includes more than just a residential area. The area is now known as a "small town within a city" and has everything from manufacturing to shopping to beautiful homes and was incorporated into the city since 1908. Located all over Springfield are historic sites dedicated to President Lincoln, including his memorial library, and the only home he ever owned, which is now open for public tours. For visitors touring the capital, there are luxury Springfield hotels named after him as well, such as the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center. Furthermore, visitors can find accommodations further afield such as the Courtyard by Marriott in the Southern View neighborhood, and close to the Knights Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure for families looking for a water park or miniature golf.
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There are three main sites for conventions, two of which are located in hotels in Springfield: the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Convention Center, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Springfield Lake area, which hosts the Illinois Family History Expo.
Dining in Springfield is definitely a nostalgic affair. The city and surrounding region is known for its chili shops throughout Sangamon County, and the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop claims the first drive-thru window in the country.
Major Point of Interest
Visitors to Springfield hotels won't want to miss touring Abraham Lincoln's one and only home where he lived for twenty-four years.
From sewing to crafts, to fine arts and antiques; from high-end and boutique clothing to standard mall fare, you will find it all somewhere in Springfield. With almost a dozen shopping centers around the city, and smaller boutique shopping streets tucked into the residential areas, exploring is often the best way to find that souvenir you can't live without.
Springfield is home to semi-professional and minor league sports more than the college or professional leagues. Visitors can see the minor league baseball team, the Springfield Sliders, slide into home plate at the Robin Roberts Stadium.
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Recently booked Springfield hotels
|Hotel||Last booked||Stars||Price from|
|Candlewood Suites SPRINGFIELD||38 minutes ago||$76|
|The State House Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member||21 hours ago||$75|
|Mansion View Inn Springfield||1 day ago||$61|
|Hampton Inn Springfield||1 day ago||$98|
|The President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center||2 days ago||$92|
|Ramada Springfield North||2 days ago||$71|
|Motel 6 Springfield IL||2 days ago||$45|
|Hilton Springfield||3 days ago||$117|
|Drury Inn and Suites Springfield IL||4 days ago||$104|
|Baymont Inn and Suites Springfield||4 days ago||$59|
Recently Rated Springfield Hotels
|Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites SPRINGFIELD||
3.8 / 518 reviews
|Northfield Inn Suites and Conference Center||
4.1 / 524 reviews
|Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield||
3.4 / 529 reviews
|Mansion View Inn Springfield||
3 / 541 reviews
|Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Springfield||
3.2 / 538 reviews
|Hampton Inn Springfield||
3.7 / 513 reviews
|Homestyle Inn and Suites||
2.3 / 510 reviews
|Motel 6 Springfield IL||
3.6 / 578 reviews
|Red Roof Inn Springfield IL||
2.9 / 530 reviews
|Hilton Garden Inn Springfield||
4.1 / 518 reviews
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several night stay
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Good location for a visit to State fair.
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