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First Heritage Inn Rantoul

2.0 out of 5.0

First Heritage Inn Rantoul

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I didn’t know places such as this still existed. Dangerous outside stairs, perhaps the worst bed I’ve ever encountered and pillows that, well, amazingly bad. Breakfast..frozen pancakes, Fruitloops and coffee from a metal urn that may have been new during the Eisenhower administration. Do your self a not stay here at any price.

We didn't expect much. It was okay for a night. But don't expect a continental breakfast unless that means frozen pancakes you can heat in toaster. Nothing else. Better to go across the street and get a small discount with your room key.

Was told on the phone when I made my reservation that this used to be a Best Western, but the owner decided a few years ago to discontinue paying the franchise fees (or something like that) but that it was still the same motel as before. Ah ya, I don't think so. It was pretty run down from any Best Western I've recently stayed in. There is no elevator to the second floor. The concrete stair steps have swollen up from the winter ice and has made a hump in every step. Though they are painted yellow and orange to state that they are hazardous, they are dangerous if your hands are full with luggage or things. My bed had the loudest squeak in it even when you just rolled over. The safety latch on the door was broken. The small towels were clean, but it appeared to me that the wash clothes were brand new and never washed (didn't smell like bleach and the tags were still new). And finally, the gfci popped when I was drying my hair. Really? I didn't have the hair dryer in the water. Worked fine after reset. I didn't try the breakfast since Otts diner is a got to go to place in Rantoul. For the price and inconvenience, I'll stay somewhere else next time I am traveling.

We visit family in the area at Thanksgiving so just need a basic clean hotel to stay in overnight. For years this was our go-to hotel, but the last few years it's just become a sad place. This last visit was our last. How is it bad? Let me count the ways. 1. Cable channels wouldn't come in. We asked them to fix it the next morning but nothing changed. 2. An outlet sparked when we tried to use it. 3. A light wouldn't come on. 4. The "new" bedspread looks like it belongs in a homeless shelter and had a greasy stain near the top. It made me a little queasy. 5. The wallpaper is peeling. 6. The bed wasn't properly made, and given all the other issues I even wondered whether the sheets had been changed. 7. The in-room coffee tastes both dusty and metallic. It all adds up to no more visits for us. A new Holiday Inn Express is being built and we'll stay there next year.

This was the nastiest room I have ever had to stay in. All baseboards were black with filth, food between night stand and bed, bugs in floor, cob webbs, etc. We were in town for a convention/show. All hotels were booked, so we didn't think we had any choice. Next time, I will stay in Champaigne and drive 10 miles. Our room was on the back side. We had friends stay in room on front side closer to lobby. Their room appeared to be cleaner than ours. Nevertheless, will never stay here again! Pics posted.

This might be a good hotel in the Middle East but its terrible here. By far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at and we had the two bedroom suite which was supposed to be the best room in the place. If you want a disgusting place to stay, then this place is for you.

Visiting family in Rantoul Illinois for two days. Due to health issues with mother in-law, we decided to stay at one of the local motels. The Magnuson Hotel was our choice. The room smelled stale. Wall outlets so worn we had trouble keeping charging cords plugged in.

I wasn't expecting more than a clean bed and a shower. That's what I got. It was fairly convenient off the highway and it had a parking lot big enough for my car and little trailer. I would use them again if I needed to.

The hotel looks decent from the outside, but the rooms were so disgusting we didn't even stay the whole night. The wallpaper was falling off the walls, there were bugs everywhere you turned, the beds were so freaking terrible, the pillows were like pieces of paper... I seriously have never been so disappointed... The guy at the front desk was so rude and he smelled so bad I wanted to puke. So unbelievable that you would run a hotel and have such unprofessional staff. GET IT TOGETHER. Hello! Your hotel is in need of a SERIOUS update... And you should hire professionals instead of doing half assed work yours lend and trying to used caulking to stick your wallpaper back onto the walls where it is peeling off! Did I mention the smell? Somewhere between cigarette smoke and butt. PLEASE, Do yourself a favor & avoid this awful place at all costs.

Check in is easy. Close to gas stations and food. Room for truck and RV parking. Rooms are basic and hotel clean. Wifi is good and continental breakfast is good. Pet friendly. I stay here 2-3 times per year and it's a solid hotel, I feel safe and the accommodations are what I would expect for the price.

420 S Murray Rd Rantoul IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

First Heritage Inn Rantoul is located within a few miles (5 km) of Chanute Air Museum and Hardy's Reindeer Ranch. This 49-room hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Guests can expect to find a TV with cable channels. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.

Property features

First Heritage Inn Rantoul features free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Two queen bed non smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

One king bed non smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 48 reviews

First Heritage Inn Rantoul

420 S Murray Rd, Rantoul, IL 61866