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Days Inn Effingham

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The lobby and lady behind the check in desk was great. However, they sent us to their second building where none of the outside doors have any form of lock. Anyone can just walk into the building at any time. Our room was clean but the beds were very uncomfortable and our air conditioner did not work at all so our room was very hot.

Very friendly lady working at desk when i checked in. Super nice

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the last several months and it's a nice stay for the price. The rooms have always been clean, comfortable, and the continental breakfast is one of the better ones I've seen.

The stay was ok, we did notice the working being preformed, the parking for pickup trucks and trailers was not available, the exhaust fan needed to be changed it sounded like it was stuck due to the noise it was making until 30 minutes later then it started working and no more noise, overall not bad.

Great location, could be freshened up a bit, but clean and great staff.

The front desk staff was very friendly and efficient, and the rooms were comfortable, particularly the beds. Since we were traveling home, we only spent one night, but the location was excellent, as it is right off the highway and is surrounded by a number of restaurants. The only downside was the carpet, which could use a shampoo, but otherwise, the room was very clean and comfortable. It was a good motel for the cost.

Recommend for a quick one-night stay while traveling. Clean room and friendly staff. Close to many eateries & gas stations.

If I could give a review lower than Not Good, I would. We stayed here for two nights and they socked us for over $200, even though we booked months in advance. Lobby carpet was dirty when we checked in, should have been a sign. Got to room, dirty carpet (wife's bare feet were black after one night, duty manager promised to have carpet 'deep cleaned'), painted over black mold in shower, someone used a dirty mop on the tile floor and it showed -- caked on dirt in the corners outside of the tub. Good thing we checked the window -- it was unlocked! Not recommended on a first floor room. Vents on the air conditioner were half missing and the rest broken. Light switch inside the door either doesn't work or isn't connected to anything. Possible electrical hazard? Came back to room after being out all day and room not made up. Brought this fact and other problems to night manager's attention, she called 'someone' to tell them our problems. 'Someone' said, 'what do you want?' I said, 'how about a free night?' 'Someone said no. When asked what he/she was offering, reply was, 'I don't know yet.' Duty manager gave us fresh towels. We called Days Inn customer service. All she did was apologize and said that the problem would be resolved no later than Thursday, and this was Saturday evening! Five days to resolve these kinds of problems? Duty manager came by later and said 'someone' would refund part of our stay, but didn't know how much and that 'someone' would be in tomorrow to do it. Next day when we checked out, the duty manager (not the same one) didn't know anything about it!! Hallway carpet was filthy, ice machine didn't work, weeds growing up through the parking lot macadam, orange juice and apple juice at the breakfast were watered down, no dial tone on room phone. This property is a health hazard -- black mold in particular is nothing to be taken lightly. Four other couples in our group had the same issues.

Stayed in a room away from main lobby; exterior door propped open by rock- NOT secure

I visited this hotel twice since last year. Overall it is nice to stay. Room is clean and quite. The price is reasonable too. Probably I may visit this hotel again next year. Highly recommend.

its pretty bad when you check into your room & the bathroom looks like it wasn't even properly cleaned. Then after our 1st night there it still wasn't cleaned well. I hate there so called pillows. You are better off not using then @ all. When checking out you had to wait for someone to come to the desk, then when I left & came back to ask about something she was gone again. The only good thing is it was closed to everything but I won't stay here again.

We stayed as a stop on our way down South. The room looked like it hadn't been vacuumed for weeks and it smelt horrible. We had 3 lights that didn't work and the toilet never flushed the first time. Staff didn't care when we told them.

Great place to stay for the work week, close to everything and anything you could possibly need, breakfast is a lil lacking but not terrible, nice accommodating staff

We were trying to get ahead of the snow storm. We made a reservation but did not arrive until around 2 am. They were very nice and were expecting us. We just needed a place to lay our heads, but happy to find the room very nice.

This is one of the worst hotels I have ever visited. Old, falling apart, bad odor, broken ice machine. Would not stay again.

I would not recommend this motel to anyone. The vending machines didn't work, outside card reader was missing, shower stall had mold, burn hole in the comforter, wall paper falling off the wall, non smoking room smelled of cigarettes, linens were yellow and showed their age. Avoid this over priced property!!!

The hotel is average, clean,and the staff were great. Lots of places to eat. They made recomendations, and we had a lovely dinner.

Needs to be updated. Upon arriving, the room was very hot even though the air conditioning was running full tilt. It did cool off by the morning.

Just spending the night on our way from TN to WI. Hotel was easy to find, comfortable, clean and offered a nice breakfast.

Multiple buildings that are not connected. The hotel was older. It looked like they had done some cosmetic renovation but had missed the major problems. It was clean but had an unusual spell. There were holes in the sheetrock behind the bed and bedside table (found these when searching for an electrical outlet that was not in use). The ceiling tiles had been wet and were discolored and several were sagging. They did have a microwave and frig but these took up all the outlets in the room. The tv was not even plugged in to an outlet. If I had been able to get my money back easily, I would not have stayed.

1205 North Keller Drive Effingham IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Within a short walk of Effingham Performance Center, Days Inn Effingham is within a mile (2 km) of Lake Sara. This 72-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also close to Effingham County Courthouse and Bliss Park.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Days Inn Effingham's 72 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Days Inn Effingham, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. Additional amenities include a meeting room and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Days Inn Effingham

Everyone (3) Couples (10) Business (6) Family (9) Friends (2) Other (1)
1

unsafe hotel

Everyone

The lobby and lady behind the check in desk was great. However, they sent us to their second building where none of the outside doors have any form of lock. Anyone can just walk into the building at any time. Our room was clean but the beds were very uncomfortable and our air conditioner did not work at all so our room was very hot.

By on May 15, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Dear Guest, We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

4

nice place to grab some sleep and a shower

Everyone

Very friendly lady working at desk when i checked in. Super nice

By on Apr 29, 2017

Review comment responded on May 2, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. we appreciate your feed back. Looking forward to see you again in the future!!!!!!!

4

nice place to stay

Everyone

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the last several months and it's a nice stay for the price. The rooms have always been clean, comfortable, and the continental breakfast is one of the better ones I've seen.

By on Apr 20, 2016

4

overbight stay

Couples

The stay was ok, we did notice the working being preformed, the parking for pickup trucks and trailers was not available, the exhaust fan needed to be changed it sounded like it was stuck due to the noise it was making until 30 minutes later then it started working and no more noise, overall not bad.

By on Nov 26, 2015

3

business trip

BusinessTravelers

Great location, could be freshened up a bit, but clean and great staff.

By on Sep 21, 2015

4

good for a stopover

Families

The front desk staff was very friendly and efficient, and the rooms were comfortable, particularly the beds. Since we were traveling home, we only spent one night, but the location was excellent, as it is right off the highway and is surrounded by a number of restaurants. The only downside was the carpet, which could use a shampoo, but otherwise, the room was very clean and comfortable. It was a good motel for the cost.

By on Jul 20, 2015

4

recommend

Couples

Recommend for a quick one-night stay while traveling. Clean room and friendly staff. Close to many eateries & gas stations.

By on May 20, 2015

1

filthy room with black mold in shower

GetawayWithFriends

If I could give a review lower than Not Good, I would. We stayed here for two nights and they socked us for over $200, even though we booked months in advance. Lobby carpet was dirty when we checked in, should have been a sign. Got to room, dirty carpet (wife's bare feet were black after one night, duty manager promised to have carpet 'deep cleaned'), painted over black mold in shower, someone used a dirty mop on the tile floor and it showed -- caked on dirt in the corners outside of the tub. Good thing we checked the window -- it was unlocked! Not recommended on a first floor room. Vents on the air conditioner were half missing and the rest broken. Light switch inside the door either doesn't work or isn't connected to anything. Possible electrical hazard? Came back to room after being out all day and room not made up. Brought this fact and other problems to night manager's attention, she called 'someone' to tell them our problems. 'Someone' said, 'what do you want?' I said, 'how about a free night?' 'Someone said no. When asked what he/she was offering, reply was, 'I don't know yet.' Duty manager gave us fresh towels. We called Days Inn customer service. All she did was apologize and said that the problem would be resolved no later than Thursday, and this was Saturday evening! Five days to resolve these kinds of problems? Duty manager came by later and said 'someone' would refund part of our stay, but didn't know how much and that 'someone' would be in tomorrow to do it. Next day when we checked out, the duty manager (not the same one) didn't know anything about it!! Hallway carpet was filthy, ice machine didn't work, weeds growing up through the parking lot macadam, orange juice and apple juice at the breakfast were watered down, no dial tone on room phone. This property is a health hazard -- black mold in particular is nothing to be taken lightly. Four other couples in our group had the same issues.

By on Sep 22, 2014

2

not the best

Families

Stayed in a room away from main lobby; exterior door propped open by rock- NOT secure

By on Sep 1, 2014

4

a good place to stay

Singles

I visited this hotel twice since last year. Overall it is nice to stay. Room is clean and quite. The price is reasonable too. Probably I may visit this hotel again next year. Highly recommend.

By on Jun 29, 2014