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Decatur Conference Center & Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall excellent place to stay. In-room fridge made quite a bit of noise during the night. Would recommend to anyone in the Decatur area.

the price was right and location was great for access to Millikin. however this place hasn't seen an update or renovation in decades. the rooms are very out of date, worn, in serious needs of refurbishment. the bed though was surprisingly comfortable. the staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. definitely tried to make you feel welcome

This hotel, first of all, is huge -- they were hosting conferences every night throughout the week as I walked by the banquet hall area to my room. It's an older building, but it's being renovated at the moment to bring it more up to date, so these ratings might improve once they complete those efforts. As things stand though, it's basically a really expansive Econolodge with a higher price tag. Again, nothing terrible, but nothing I would write home about. There are probably better values in the area, and there are a couple of others at the price point with more modern amenities.

Good hotel comfy bed. Nice pool, restaurant and good breakfast.

The room was not what I would consider modern, but it was clean.

I am not a hotel owner, but I'm sure there's some financial reason behind why every hotel like this has wall AC units instead of central heating and cooling, therefore basically guaranteeing that the room smells strongly of mildew. Also, the bed was incredibly uncomfortable. The mattress was hard, which can be fine, but it was also clear that it was cheap and hard which is not a good mix. It really is a shame the quality of the room was not better because the public areas of the hotel are lovely and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice size and clean. The Sports Bar had excellent service and the food was good.

The hotel is very noisy. We had especially loud neighbors the first night (pounding on doors, yelling and swearing the halls, etc. -- all at 1 am), which was particularly inconvenient when traveling with 2 small children. This makes me wonder about the typical caliber of the clientele. Also, the shower/bathtub water pressure was non-existent. It took about 20 min to fill the tub enough to give a 1 year-old a bath. On the plus side, the hotel was quite clean and the staff were very friendly. I list this hotel as "recommended" because I'm unfamiliar with the Decatur area and don't know if there's anything better around.

When I left the room in the morning, the housekeeper asked if I needed anything. I said, no. Upon my return that night, I found she had not come into the room, no cleanup in the bathroom, didn't make the bed, nothing.

the hotel is in need of some TLC. Nothing too terrible, a tile here, a curtain there, some better sheets would be a nice touch. The first night we stayed, a Saturday, the place was fairly busy but noisy and with lots of kids running around and the pool was deafingly loud! I could hear the noise clearly in my 2nd floor hallway! The rest of the time we seemed to be only one of maybe 10 rooms that were full. The hotel is beautiful and has potential, unfortunately it is located in an economicaly struggling area and it shows.

We checked in at 3 pm and the room smelled musty- like some kid had gotten out of the pool and dove into the bed. I called and asked the front desk if the bed was a queen bed which it was suppose to be so they sent a maintence man down there. He said it was a queen bed so apparantly hotel queens and real queens are different because this was a full bed. They were nice and very polite about it. Our room was located in the bottom level and didn't have nice hallways. The other hallways were well lite and better maintained.

Location is west of town but convenient enough for Millikin University. It has all the amenities of a conference center, rooms are decent, staff friendly.

My experience was a wonderful one. Rooms were always clean. The staf was excelent, and the hotel was magnificent!

Easy check in and check out. Good amentities in the room, free wi-fi, refrig, clock radio, iron, daily news paper, etc. Worked most of the time so didn't get to spend much time at the pool or fitness. They are doing extensive re-modeling and it wasn't too noticeable but when complete this will be a fantastic facility.

The hotel was quite old and in need of work. The HVAC system was so loud that we could not operate it; therefore the room was very uncomfortable. The bathtub did not have a functioning tub stopper so we could not take baths. The hotel staff billed me for the room, even though I booked w/ you. It took a bit of explanation to clear this up. I also learned that the price of the room was much less than Orbitz

The hotel was fair. It is a big place and the room was fairly clean- not much water pressure. Room was very small. There was 2 of us and it had one double bed with 1/2 of a room size. I felt kind of cramped.

The Decatur Conference and Hotel was a good alternative to the standard motels and hotels in Decatur. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel and conference center is located on the south end of Decatur and there are no dining options except those provided by the hotel.

4191 US 36 West (Wyckles Rd.) Decatur IL

Decatur Conference Center & Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Millikin University and Kirkland Fine Arts Center. This 370-room hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Rock Springs Conservation Area is also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Fireside Grille, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


The 370 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Rooms


Guests of Decatur Conference Center & Hotel have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Property features

Room options

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Decatur Conference Center & Hotel

Everyone (1) Business (3) Couples (6) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (3)
4
Everyone

Overall excellent place to stay. In-room fridge made quite a bit of noise during the night. Would recommend to anyone in the Decatur area.

By on Aug 22, 2016

2

convenient but tired

GetawayWithFriends

the price was right and location was great for access to Millikin. however this place hasn't seen an update or renovation in decades. the rooms are very out of date, worn, in serious needs of refurbishment. the bed though was surprisingly comfortable. the staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. definitely tried to make you feel welcome

By on Oct 14, 2014

3

undergoing renovations, so take with a grain of salt

BusinessTravelers

This hotel, first of all, is huge -- they were hosting conferences every night throughout the week as I walked by the banquet hall area to my room. It's an older building, but it's being renovated at the moment to bring it more up to date, so these ratings might improve once they complete those efforts. As things stand though, it's basically a really expansive Econolodge with a higher price tag. Again, nothing terrible, but nothing I would write home about. There are probably better values in the area, and there are a couple of others at the price point with more modern amenities.

By on Jun 13, 2014

4

weekend getaway

Singles

Good hotel comfy bed. Nice pool, restaurant and good breakfast.

By on Jun 1, 2014

3

great value

Couples

The room was not what I would consider modern, but it was clean.

By on Mar 24, 2014

3

mildew

Couples

I am not a hotel owner, but I'm sure there's some financial reason behind why every hotel like this has wall AC units instead of central heating and cooling, therefore basically guaranteeing that the room smells strongly of mildew. Also, the bed was incredibly uncomfortable. The mattress was hard, which can be fine, but it was also clear that it was cheap and hard which is not a good mix. It really is a shame the quality of the room was not better because the public areas of the hotel are lovely and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

By on Sep 11, 2012

4

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BusinessTravelers

The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice size and clean. The Sports Bar had excellent service and the food was good.

By on Mar 4, 2012

3

rooms need work

Families

The hotel is very noisy. We had especially loud neighbors the first night (pounding on doors, yelling and swearing the halls, etc. -- all at 1 am), which was particularly inconvenient when traveling with 2 small children. This makes me wonder about the typical caliber of the clientele. Also, the shower/bathtub water pressure was non-existent. It took about 20 min to fill the tub enough to give a 1 year-old a bath. On the plus side, the hotel was quite clean and the staff were very friendly. I list this hotel as "recommended" because I'm unfamiliar with the Decatur area and don't know if there's anything better around.

By on Sep 28, 2011

2

good location

Singles

When I left the room in the morning, the housekeeper asked if I needed anything. I said, no. Upon my return that night, I found she had not come into the room, no cleanup in the bathroom, didn't make the bed, nothing.

By on Aug 8, 2010

3

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Couples

the hotel is in need of some TLC. Nothing too terrible, a tile here, a curtain there, some better sheets would be a nice touch. The first night we stayed, a Saturday, the place was fairly busy but noisy and with lots of kids running around and the pool was deafingly loud! I could hear the noise clearly in my 2nd floor hallway! The rest of the time we seemed to be only one of maybe 10 rooms that were full. The hotel is beautiful and has potential, unfortunately it is located in an economicaly struggling area and it shows.

By on Sep 13, 2009