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The State House Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Smooth check in. Comfortable large room. Coffee/tea maker, bottled water, hair dryer, toiletries, plenty of towels supplied. Would have been nice to have an in-room fridge. Central to all downtown historical sights. Free parking and complimentary cooked breakfast buffet an added bonus. Perfect overnight stay for our trip down from Chicago to view the eclipe the next morning.

State fair in town, my regular hotel was booked up. State house has rooms. That's about all I can say.

The outside of the building is nothing special but the rooms are great. Spacious, clean & from the look of it recently updated. The hotel is within walking distance of the capital building as well as the Lincoln sites.

I was only in town for a funeral but the hotel was awesome! Bed was great, breakfast was perfect and everyone there was helpful and pleasant! I would stay there again!

Nice hotel, free breakfast included, close to all historical attractions (walking distance), also close to a lot of the 'local' bars/rest.

Super clean and very comfortable hotel with a fantastic view of downtown Springfield.

The hotel looks from the outside like a 1960s hotel. Once inside the Ascend decorating continues the retro vibe, but with beautiful updated 1960 inspired decor. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast was great, more than the cereal and bagel I was expecting. It is a great hotel at a great price.

Hotel staff very unhelpful in resolving problems. Put on long hold by staff taking reservations.Hotel management did not resolve booking problem.

We had a mid-week stay for Veterans Day 2015. The hotel is very conveniently located a block away from The Capitol building. We checked in easily. Rooms are a little small, but perfect for our 1-night stay. The hotel has a modern/mid-century vibe and feels like a boutique hotel. We didn't take advantage of the hotel parking and just parked on the street. The staff gave us great recommendations for restaurants. My 2 kids and I turned in early and were not interrupted during the night with other guests. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. I also liked the Bath & Body Works products they offered. Breakfast was really good with waffle makers for kids and standard eggs, bacon, sausage. The free breakfast was a real plus. We would definitely head back on a next trip to Springfield.

We normally do the Hilton, but decided to try the State House this year. I will be returning to he State House next year. It was convenient to the cars, restaurants and easy to find. We enjoyed our stay.

Other than the first person who checked us in and didn't even look up at us...the people at the hotel were very helpful and enjoyable. Room was smaller, but very clean and comfortable. I like that they give the option of just making beds instead of changing the sheets every night you're there. Go green! Loved that we could walk to all the sites from the hotel. We got through all the LIncoln sites/tours on one day without rushing, took Lincoln's neighborhood tour and really enjoyed the museum. The second day we weren't sure how we'd fill the whole day. The only thing left on our list was the Old State House. It just so happened that when touring it, we met General Grant. He was giving 3, 45 min. talks during the day. We went to the first one and the second... and the third...he fulfilled his character well with volumes of information and shared it in a way that someone who wasn't a civil war geek could easily understand. I highly recommend you look into the Living Programs as part of your visit. We were sad that Lincoln wasn't available any more this summer. It would be helpful if the Lincoln Center would have a listing of what was being offered & times for each day or the week.

The hotel was fine for what we needed, but it need an overhaul soon.

Staff very nice and helpful. Breakfast was good. Normal fare but was very fresh and hot . The beds were very comfortable. The best feature in my opinion is that my wife and I were able to walk to Lincoln's museum , his law offices, and his former home. The state capital is just a block away and offers good photo ops. Only down side of the stay is that the rooms were not sound insulated as well as we might have liked. But in reality, I'm not sure any amount of insulation would have prevented us from hearing the rants of a drunken neighbor. I would stay here again.

The hotel is within walking distance of all of the historic sites and the Amtrak station. The price is reasonable and breakfast and wifi are included.

Hotel was average and on the small side. Location was perfect.

Perfect hotel near all Lincoln attractions, most in walking distance. Close to downtown resturants that were excellent. Hotel had all the features we expected, and staff was friendly and helpful. On site bar should have hot or munchie snacks to enjoy with beverages. Rooms should have more clothes hangers. Would stay here again, and recomend to others. Loved the hotel decor too.

Staff helpful, professional. Rooms were clean and adequately supplied. Room acoustics were not acceptable as you could hear conversations from adjoining rooms.

Nice staff, willing to accomodate us with no problem. Would stay there again

It's been about 20 years since I was there and they have done a nice job of upgrading the lobby and rooms. The room is a bit on the small side, but well done. Good free breakfast, far above the budget breakfasts at many motels. Unbeatable location, near the capitol and downtown.

My room and overall stay was great, except for the bathroom. I'm 5' 1/2" and the showerhead was located just below the ceiling....and pointed at the wall. I didn't want to shower from wall runoff so I carefully took the wastebasket, turned it over, and holding onto the wall mount I stepped up to move the showerhead so I could get water on my body....YEA. Next came brushing my teeth...the sink was set back in the counter very close to the mirror and even on my tip toes it was difficult to reach the sink. Good thing I wasn't any shorter, I would not have reached at all. Other than that the room was great, clean comfortable and I loved the closet bathroom door combo. I forgot to mention that probably the reason the showerhead was aimed at the wall was because the shower curtain was 3" to short....not my problem, I wanted water on my body for my shower...that's was it's all about right??? Can't imagine who the architect was that designed that room....he must have been a giant.

Room options

Business Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Business Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The State House Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (16) Business (8) Family (8) Other (5) Friends (5)
4

excellent location in downtown springfield

Everyone

Smooth check in. Comfortable large room. Coffee/tea maker, bottled water, hair dryer, toiletries, plenty of towels supplied. Would have been nice to have an in-room fridge. Central to all downtown historical sights. Free parking and complimentary cooked breakfast buffet an added bonus. Perfect overnight stay for our trip down from Chicago to view the eclipe the next morning.

By , from Evanston, Illinois on Aug 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for your appreciated feedback on your recent stay with us. We do offer refrigerators on request , as well as being in all of our suites. We certainly look forward to your next visit!

3

not bad in a pinch

Everyone

State fair in town, my regular hotel was booked up. State house has rooms. That's about all I can say.

By , from Keller, TX on Aug 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2017

Thanks for staying with us! We hope that you will again soon.

4

close to everything

Everyone

The outside of the building is nothing special but the rooms are great. Spacious, clean & from the look of it recently updated. The hotel is within walking distance of the capital building as well as the Lincoln sites.

By on Jul 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2017

Thank you for staying with us recently. We appreciate your feedback and hope to make your next stay with us even better.

5
Everyone

I was only in town for a funeral but the hotel was awesome! Bed was great, breakfast was perfect and everyone there was helpful and pleasant! I would stay there again!

By , from Texas on Mar 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Statehouse Inn! Thank you and we hope that you stay again with us on your next visit.

4

close to historical attractions

Everyone

Nice hotel, free breakfast included, close to all historical attractions (walking distance), also close to a lot of the 'local' bars/rest.

By , from Chicago, IL on Feb 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2017

Thanks for staying with us recently! We hope to make improvements to our rooms so that your next visit is even more enjoyable.

5

great visit. will definitely be back again.

Everyone

Super clean and very comfortable hotel with a fantastic view of downtown Springfield.

By on Oct 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2017

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your recent stay! Thank you and we look forward to your return.

4

1960 swank

Everyone

The hotel looks from the outside like a 1960s hotel. Once inside the Ascend decorating continues the retro vibe, but with beautiful updated 1960 inspired decor. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast was great, more than the cereal and bagel I was expecting. It is a great hotel at a great price.

By on Sep 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2017

We are very pleased that you were happy with your recent stay here with us! We are excited for your return.

1

very poor experience

Everyone

Hotel staff very unhelpful in resolving problems. Put on long hold by staff taking reservations.Hotel management did not resolve booking problem.

By , from Kalamazoo on Apr 5, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2017

I truly apologize for any inconvenience that you dealt with while staying here! We certainly look forward to making it right on your next visit.

4

great veterans day getaway

Families

We had a mid-week stay for Veterans Day 2015. The hotel is very conveniently located a block away from The Capitol building. We checked in easily. Rooms are a little small, but perfect for our 1-night stay. The hotel has a modern/mid-century vibe and feels like a boutique hotel. We didn't take advantage of the hotel parking and just parked on the street. The staff gave us great recommendations for restaurants. My 2 kids and I turned in early and were not interrupted during the night with other guests. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. I also liked the Bath & Body Works products they offered. Breakfast was really good with waffle makers for kids and standard eggs, bacon, sausage. The free breakfast was a real plus. We would definitely head back on a next trip to Springfield.

By on Nov 13, 2015

5

66 cruise night

Families

We normally do the Hilton, but decided to try the State House this year. I will be returning to he State House next year. It was convenient to the cars, restaurants and easy to find. We enjoyed our stay.

By on Sep 28, 2015