BEST WESTERN Hotel Paradise Inn,  Savoy

3.5/5  - based on 170 guest reviews.
709 N Dunlap Avenue, 61874-8404, Savoy, United States - See map
+1 217 356 1824 +1 217 356 1824

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Choose this charming Savoy hotel and delight in access to generous amenities and being near University of Illinois, Amdocs and Memorial Stadium. Guests traveling for work can make the most of their stay with many businesses and organizations within just a few miles of this Savoy hotel. Enjoy short commutes to Plumbers Union, Amdocs, Fox Drive Business District, Yahoo, Wolfram Research and Veolia. Looking to visit the area's students and faculty? This Savoy hotel is located just three minutes from University of Illinois and Parkland College. All guests can also enjoy convenient access to popular area attractions, including University of Illinois Golf Course, Skateland, Market Place Mall and Curtis Orchard. Sports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will love that this Savoy hotel is near Memorial Stadium, Crystal Lake Park, Lake of the Woods and Allerton Park. With family favorites, like Applebee's and Buffalo Wild Wings, and local picks, such as Fiesta Ranchero and Le Peeps, all near this Savoy hotel, you'll have many restaurants to choose from during your stay. You'll feel right at home in the comfortable, charming accommodations at this Savoy hotel - each room features cable satellite television with HBO®, an LCD TV, high-speed Internet access, a coffeemaker and much more. Get the perfect start to each day with a complimentary continental breakfast at this Illinois hotel. The convenience and comfort extends far beyond the spacious, clean rooms, as this Savoy hotel also offers a playground, cocktail lounge, exercise facility, outdoor heated seasonal pool, a free local shuttle, meeting space and a basketball hoop on the premises. Looking to bring a four-legged family member? This hotel is pet-friendly. For an affordable and memorable trip, reserve a stay at the BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn today and save!

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BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn,Savoy
  • 1
    « beware this management »

    be sure to confirm your rate in writing in advance, this management will lie and cheat - they are deceitful. the website stated one rate, I agreed to a higher rate on the phone earlier in the week, and then got tagged with a still higher rate upon check out without being informed prior. when I attempted to communicate on this matter the staff at the desk lied to me about who was an owner. Beware these people!

    5
    « Newly refurbished »

    This is a very nice hotel, and pet friendly! The staff is very nice and professional and the property has been renovated nicely. I do recommend that they upgrade their mattresses though. They were a little soft for my liking.

    4
    « A nice, clean and comfortable stay. »

    We were quite happy with this motel. The desk manager was very friendly, there were fresh baked cookies for us to enjoy and the room was clean and comfortable. It is a good value and pet friendly! Good for us. The breakfast in the morning was also pretty good and had eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, waffles, and the list goes on. The coffee was even good.

    4
    « Great value - Well maintained »

    The owners recently opened a new wing to the hotel that is comparable to Hampton Inn & Suites in size and appointments at a much better price point. My wife and I and another couple have been staying at this hotel several times a year when we attend University of Illinois athletic events. Paradise Inn is clean and well maintained. A great value. The rooms in the older wing have outside entrances and are a bit smaller but the furnishings are updated and the rooms are kept neat and clean. The front desk is very helpful. An ideal location for attending football and basketball games because you approach the stadiums from the south and have less traffic in and out of the event. Being located on Neil Street gives you easy access to the restaurants and activities in downtown Champaign.

    5
    « Paradise in Paradise »

    Great location! plenty of food places near by! There was a bowling alley and a skating Rink close, but my favorite there was a movie theatre with 16 screens with an IMAX and motion seats! Great location for a family get away!

    2
    « Dirty »

    I am only giving this place two stars because the young lady at the check in desk was very sweet and kind. Other than that, I would not recommend staying here. The room is very small and out dated. We could barely get to the bathroom because the pathway between the bed and the tv stand/dresser was extremely tight. I've never seen a room laid out like this was. We had a king bed which was comfortable, but the pillows were the size of decorative pillows you would find with a comforter set or on a couch. It looked like the bathroom was cleaned weeks ago. There was mold in the bathtub (I will include a picture) and there was a big spider in the bathtub as well (I will include a picture of this as well). There is a bar/inn right next door to this hotel, people were out in the parking lot in the middle of the night being super loud. There is plenty of parking here. They have an outdoor pool and playground. We were also told that there was free breakfast, we didn't have it since we were ready to just get out of there!! Save your money and stay somewhere else.

    4
    « Decent Simple Place »

    This is a pretty nice place to say in Champaign, IL. I stay here reularly as it is close to an office I'm in town for at work a lot. The quality of stay varies from slightly below average to exceptional. The place is in decent shape and the do a decent job taking care of it. The staff has always been friendly and responsive to any needs or issues, which have been few. I've encountered a few times where the cleanliness leaves a little to be desired. And, the internet service is simply terrible. Overall, it's a decent place to drop in for a night.

    4
    « Great place of all ages. »

    Nice large rooms and always very clean. They have a great variety of breakfast items to choose from. We have stayed there a few times now and it is quiet and away from congestion. We recommend this hotel for anyone.

    4
    « In a Pinch »

    I was visiting my son at the University of IL in Champaign and I was going to stay at his apartment. However, permit parking is on every street in that area and therefore I had nowhere to park my Jeep. I tried several AirBNB but they were all booked because I think it was some big sporting event for the University this weekend. I panicked because I was going to have to drive all the way back to Chicago and I had a Mentoring Training to attend in Rantoul the following morning. A guy named Rick from one of the AirBNB's I tried to book was not able to accommodate my stay and he suggested this Best Western. I was able to get a room at this location in a pinch. Which was suggested by an AirBNB owner because they were booked and he I was accommodated quick and efficiently

    1
    « DO NOT STAY HERE »

    This is the worst Best Western I have ever stayed at. Terrible room quality wit missing electrical covers, smoke detector on top of microwave, bad order to room, tub drain did not drain, and bath fan very loud.

  • 3
    « safety »

    there could have been safety bars by the bath to help people get in and out of the bath. The tub did have a slippery surface also. I did have some excellence help from one of the desk clerks. But I was surprised when I had to call for a internet tech. to get back on the internet. that was the most disappointment with the room.

    1
    « ants and roaches »

    Terrible is the only word I can use , Our room had thousands of little black ants that were also in the bed and we told the staff who claim that they sprayed which didn't help and only exposed us to toxic poisons . I'll never stay there again .

    3
    « Booked but didn't stay »

    Made a reservation in advance online. It had been a long day of driving and we got to the hotel late. To make a long story short, we were put in the room that abuts a bar. Yes, a bar with a DJ with a mike or a band and a preponderance of bass. Needless to say, we weren't going to be able to sleep until the bar closed so we left and went on to another Best Western. We did receive a refund after calling. But I have to wonder at the reasoning of having a bar on the other side of a hotel room and putting people in there. There were people wandering around in the parking lot with drinks in their hands and smoking. On a good note, the room was clean. Management was friendly and helpful. I probably would have enjoyed my stay were it not for the bar.

    5
    « BW SAvoy »

    Most everything was excellent. I would stay again without hesitation. The only complaint were the breakfast eggs(?), otherwise breakfast was good. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Location was easy to get to and near the University of Illinois and the rest of Champaign/Urbana.

    5
    « Best Pool »

    We were here for a reunion and had the best time. They have an amazing pool and I love the breakfast. The definitely added to the waffle station since the last time we here. Best Staff - always ready to help. Everyday they bake fresh cookies as well.

    2
    « Close to Stadium at U of I »

    This is the third time I stayed at the Best Western in Savoy and I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed with my experience.On the positive side, the Best Western is reasonably priced compared to the other establishments and is relatively close to U of I campus. The motel has an older section with extremely outdated rooms that are only accessible from outdoors. The remodeled section is connected to the lobby and is modern, stylish and comfortable. I booked a room with a king-sized bed in the remodeled section. The room was nice-sized and had a small sitting area with a Sofa bed. Unfortunately, who ever designed and planned this room was clearly not thinking straight!!! There was not enough space to open the couch rendering the extra bed totally useless. I notified management and not only were they unable to adjust the space so the bed could open but they had no roll-away beds available as it was graduation weekend and the motel was completely booked. My son, who was planning to stay in my room, had to find anther place to stay. Aside from an apology, The Best Western didn't offer anything to make up for the inconvenience. Not acceptable!!! Another major disappointment was that I asked for a later check-out due to graduation. I was informed that if I wanted a later check-out I would have to pay an additional hourly fee. Really??? I left there totally disgusted and would never consider going back.

    4
    « Good service, nice place »

    The newer section of the Best Western is great. It is only a few years old. We used to stay in the older section years ago. At that time, those rooms were nice but I haven't been in them in years. The rooms were clean. The staff was very friendly. Some went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. We rented the conference room for a family reunion get together. It was a large room that easily accommodated all of us.

    3
    « Value accommodation »

    Spent one night here for a family event. Was told that they had recently remodeled rooms and they were clean and updated. Nice TV and mini fridge. The only real drawback would be the trains that roll thru all night with horns blasting. Not a lot of options in this part of town this may be your best bet. Good value.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise! »

    On a very long family trip, we needed a place to spend the night and came across the Best Western Paradise Inn when looking for places to stay online. It was a bit off the interstate and I might have overlooked otherwise but so very happy we didn't. We stayed in the new section of the hotel which looks like it was built very recently. Clean, spacious rooms. The staff is super friendly and the grounds look wonderful. Very close to several dining options, in a very quiet area. Continental breakfast options are standArd fare but very tasty. All in all, what a great, welcoming and cozy place to stay! Highly recommended.

    5
    « BW: Paradise Inn »

    While this Best Western is not a Best Western Plus it is very nice. The staff was excellent. They were the best group as a whole that we have seen. We stayed at this motel on our last day of a 15 day road trip and the one had the best cookies and nicest pool. The room was very nice and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was the standard motel breakfast. It was good, except for the hard boiled eggs. After 15 days of motel breakfasts they do seem to offer the same items and taste the same.

  • 4
    « Great staff »

    The room was recently redone and everything was new. The room was clean and pleasant. A/C works perfectly. The bathroom was clean and sanitize. There are only a couple of small complaints. Since the rooms are non smoking guests smoke out side and then toss the butts into the parking lot. Makes things a little trashy looking. Added smoking urns outside would solve this problem. The other small complaint is that the lawn mowing started at 8 AM which work everyone up earlier than planned. A good hotel, good location and good pricing.

    5
    « Great Place »

    Very happy with our stay. We were in the older section and there was absolutely nothing wrong. In fact we sat on the balcony of the 2nd floor and watched a storm. It was great. People in other reviews commented about the trains. They go by so fast its nothing.

    5
    « Best Value in Lodging »

    Great hotel with excellent staff. Well maintained grounds and rooms as well as excellent continental breakfast served daily. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone needing lodging in the Champaign or Urbana area. Great value for the money.

    5
    « Top notch! »

    We had a great stay at Paradise Inn. We were in town for a wedding and stayed in a jacuzzi suite. It was newly renovated and done well. Very clean, friendly staff, and a good breakfast buffet. The pool looked very nice, but we didn't get to swim. I would highly recommend and will definitely return if ever in Savoy.

    5
    « NIce place to spend a night or two. »

    We were here for a party and just needed a quiet place to spend the night. This place met the requirement. We had a lovely room with a sofa to sit on while watching tv. Beds were comfy and the bathroom was clean. Some of the others had a much smaller room for the same price. Guess we just lucked out. The breakfast was so nice with lots of variety. If you are going to be in this part of the country and do not need lots of modern updates, I would recommend the motel

    3
    « Going Through Improvements? »

    Exterior of hotel looks nice, however the concrete balcony on the motor lodge could use some work -- littered and just plain un-attractive. Our room was on the 2nd floor of the west (motor lodge) building -- was adequate (felt safe, had the basics) but extremely dated (especially the shower). And the room cleaning didn't seem to be as thorough as I'm used to. Did notice roll of carpeting/padding sitting outside rooms on lower level -- so hoping that this is a hotel in transition, and that it will be top-notch once all updates are complete. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was pretty good -- all the usual items. Looks like a nice outdoor pool, cleaned and being filled for the season during our stay.

    3
    « No follow-up by manager about complaint »

    Did not receive room service (two night/two room stay) and manger refuses to do anything. Because it was a college graduation weekend I had to pay full room costs at reservation. Essentially I paid full cost for

    3
    « A Split Personality »

    Stayed here one night while attending a bridal shower in Champaign. There are two sections to the facility a new addition in the front and an older section in the rear. The new section appeared to be very nice. The older section was apparently undergoing renovations as there were rolls of carpet outside of the rooms. We were given a room in the older section which strangely shared a room number with a room in the newer section. The room was clean, but quite small especially since it had two queen beds. At night we could hear trains and saw the next morning that the tracks were right across from the hotel. The breakfast was good and staff was friendly. If you plan to stay at this hotel I suggest you request the newer section.

    3
    « clean and close »

    stayed for graduation of my daughter from U of I and it was just fine. they had a small room with one bed and they took small dogs. price was good for the room. breakfast buffet was small but adequate

    5
    « Exceeded expectations! »

    Three of us shared a room the night before the Christie Clinic Marathon. Sleep was vital and the room was quiet, clean and comfortable. Front desk accommodated runners nicely. Location a little off the beaten path, but even better so it was away from heavy traffic and noise. Great place to say. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Thank you!

  • 2
    « Older location needs retrainig of staff »

    Age of the location was not an issue, as it has recently been remodeled. Housekeeping however needs retraining. We someone checks in they do not want to find dried urine and remains in the toilet, dirt on the carpet and food container's in the trash. Then to have a snippy desk clerk argue with you at checkout didn't help their cause.

    5
    « Another Good Experience »

    We regularly stay at this motel when visiting Champaign/Urbana. The rooms have recently been remodeled and are very comfortable. The Wi-Fi is good using a recently installed system. You can use Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Other devices connect easily, although you must reconnect each time you come and go. The staff is great and are ready to meet your individual needs. The continental breakfast makes it easy to get up, eat and go.

    5
    « Best Western »

    Stayed here for Urbana Mom weekend. Was near the campus and places to eat. The rooms were clean and staff was very friendly. A great value considering location and service. I plan to stay here again for future campus events.

    5
    « Best Kept Secret in Savoy! »

    A great hotel at a great price! I will not hesitate to use this hotel for every future University of Illinois event! Great staff, excellent breakfast and comfy room! The hotel went out of the way to make their guests feel welcome - offering snacks, water and newspapers.

    5
    « Basic, Quality Place »

    Use for overnight when in town for business. It serves that purpose very well. Staff is great. Place is always clean. It's an older facility, but kept up pretty well. Pillows and internet could be better, otherwise, it's a great location.

    1
    « OVERCHARGED CREDIT CARD - POSSIBLE THEFT OF CREDIT CARD INFORMATION »

    Our school district wrestling team has stayed at this hotel for years when participating in tournaments in Champaign. In February, I received a credit card authorization form from the hotel, which I had to complete and fax back to the hotel. We booked three rooms for three nights, and the cc authorization form showed that the total to be charged after taxes would be $1,308.60 all together. My credit card was then charged $1,658.25. I have contacted the hotel twice, and faxed the cc authorization form, in order to resolve the issue, and a manager has not returned my calls or responded to my fax. In addition, right after our wrestling team stayed at the hotel, my credit card information (which was in the possession of the Best Western Paradise Inn via a fax I sent to them) was stolen, and $700 was charged to my American Express card in Champaign, IL. The credit card has never been out of my possession, and I was personally never in Champaign or Savoy.... our high school wrestling team was there. It is way more than a coincidence, and I believe that someone associated with the hotel stole my credit card information and made unauthorized and fraudulent charges on my credit card. DO NOT STAY THERE!

    5
    « Tops in our book »

    A really nice place. Beautiful well layed out room. Clean and tidy. Comfortable bed. Nice shower and bathroom. Thoughtful touches. Great friendly service. Wonderful breakfast with a huge selection of tastey fresh food.My wife and I are not world travelers but we've stayed in our share of motels in our 48 years of marriage. This is our third or fourth stay here and we both agree this is one of the nicest ever. We've stayed in some really big name places at three times the price that honestly were dumps compared to Best Western Paradice in Savoy. In our opinion will not go wrong staying here.

    5
    « Very accommodating and friendly service »

    My room was clean to meet my standards and the amenities were better than I could fathom for the price. Will definitely recommend to any of my friends passing through the Champaign/Savoy area. I also want to give a special thank you to the front desk person that helped me named Nina. She was able to help me navigate better since I do not frequent often. Just awesome overall

    5
    « Sleep in peace! »

    Great place to stay! Great prices and exceptional customer service. Best western in savoy is a Must visit. Exercise room for when I want to hit the gym during my stay. And the small open breakfast bar you can't beat!

    4
    « BW-Savoy »

    Professional section was very, very nice. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to check in when Anthony is working, as he is a very caring person & takes good care of you. He make sure that you are completely satisfied.

  • 5
    « New Place »

    My family and I stayed here as it was recommended from another hotel. We never knew this hotel was here. Its a really nice quite place and staff was super helpful in accommodating us. This hotel is different as it has inside rooms and rooms that you can drive up to. Either way we really enjoyed our stay

    5
    « lovley stay »

    stayed at this hotel for one night, i had sayed in a jacuzzi bedroom, the prices was wonderful and the rooms was just beautifuland the service was just unbelieviably great. also the location is in a nice and quite area. the loudest thing in the area is the train that is across from it. over all five stars

    5
    « Staff very helpful! »

    Kudos to Martin who helped correct a bogus online charge by another company! The hotel was clean, the rooms large and comfortable. It's located close to good restaurants and shopping. It's a bit off the beaten path, but worth it for the price and quality.

    2
    « Could have been better »

    We stayed 2 nights, using my points. The windows were filthy, The wi-fi didn't work, and we were invaded by an army of ants. The smoke alarm was lying on the table, and the heater in the bathroom didn't work. They took care of the ants to their credit. Otherwise I wasted my points. Most BW's are better than this.

    4
    « Divided hotel »

    The hotel is divided between business and non-business. We were given a room in the non-business section. The room was very, very small (to be honest, our master bedroom in our mobile home was larger than this motel room). We would probably get a bigger room next time we stay here just so the grandkids would have room to move around when they come visit.

    3
    « Cleaning staff needs to step it up. »

    We chose this hotel because of its location near our daughter's apt. We stayed here a year ago and had a good experience. This time the experience was not as pleasant. The shower did not have enough pressure or hot enough water. The hair dryer broke and there was no replacement available. The room was not cleaned well and was not cleaned at all one day. We had to go get towels twice for ourselves during our 4 day visit. On the positive side, the breakfast was good and varied and the heating in the room worked well.

    5
    « stay in savoy »

    we stopped here while driving through illinois. we didnt stay very long but it was a great hotel. comfortable rooms, nice staff and a great breakfast. there was some hair in the bed, which was kind of gross, but everything else was great

    5
    « Great stay for University of Illinois fans! »

    Just a short drive to Memorial Stadium or Assembly Hall, this is a very comfortable and welcoming hotel. It is newly renovated and it shows. Everything was clean and fresh and the beds were super comfortable! We will be back!!!

    3
    « Best Western Paradise Inn, Savoy, IL »

    First stay last year, fine. 2nd stay c. 12 days ago (Sat night) Fine. 3rd stay Sat. Oct. 25 not so great. Mold in my son's room, lights on walkways turned off on timer at 6 AM, but it's pitch dark at that time and my wife could not see to get back into our room at 6:15 am. Floor lamp a fire hazard, as the bulb and switch were not securely connected to the base of the lamp, and flopped over at a 95 degree angle.

    4
    « Excellent stay at Best Western »

    Nice stay, all staff were very courteous and worked hard to make my evening away from home a pleasant experience. My room and bathroom were clean and the internet speed was good. The premise was quiet and conducive to a good nights sleep. I will definetly stay there again when I am in the area.

  • 1
    « Worst Customer Service »

    Didn't stay there but booked and cancelled in advance of a work trip. Trying to achieve the simple tasks of getting my credit card refunded turned into a nightmare with no follow up or engagement from them. This speaks to a low level or service, apathy, or a combination of the two.

    4
    « Pleasure to stay here »

    Nice people. Nice accommodations. Breakfast was OK too. I have only one negative for this hotel - the Wi-Fi was really slow and intermittent. That would not impact my decision to stay here again. Overall, a great place to stay.

    4
    « under construction »

    Parking was limited; the grounds were under construction but if they were adding more parking it wouldn not be enough; looked like they were planning to put in new carpet in the older section & newer section well maintained, good access to a major road; breakfast good;

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    We have stayed here on two extended visits. The business rooms have just been renovated and are essentially new. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The "outside" units are currently being renovated, but that is not a distraction. The WiFi is good with no interruptions and good bandwidth. The train run across the street, but did not cause us any sleep problems at all!

    2
    « Not what I paid for »

    when we checked in---it was in a new building---when we saw our room we were very disappointed. rooms in back are dated and dirty---Please rent a rug doctor---or buy new carpet! smoke-detector had a plastic grocery bag around it---comforter had cigarette burns in it, and the bathroom was dirty in all the corners. to be honest I have never complained like this---but this room was dirty! on the plus side---the breakfast was very good with lots of options---I just expect more from a Best Western. the staff was wonderful---it was late when we arrived---so we just made the best of it.

    5
    « Football trip »

    Very nice motel, clean, modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable room, great shower. The egg casserole for breakfast was one of the best I've ever had. Only two minor drawbacks: tvs were not HD and the room was a little pricey ($125 per nite).

    2
    « An OK one night stay--with ants. »

    This was a one-night stay while traveling for a college football game. The location is easy to find and the room was reasonable. The bed and bedding was comfortable. All was ok except for the ants roaming the bathroom, in the room on the second floor. I alerted the front desk upon checkout--and he did not act surprised. If I'm back in the area...I'll find another hotel. My rating of poor--has to do with sharing a room with ants.

    2
    « deceiving »

    This was advertised as a Best Western property. They did a bait and switch. The front hotel is a best western but not the back property. The back property a isn't attached and not a hotel. It is a MOTEL and not very nice. This is where I stayed. I had an outside entrance which didn't feel safe. The bathroom paint and wallpaper were peeling. When I went to sleep, I thought the air condition was making noise. No, it was crickets in the air conditioner!!

 

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·From: the North and South. Take Interstate 57 Exit 232, at the top of the exit, head east three miles to Dunlap, turn right, the BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn is located about three blocks down the road on the right. ·From: the East/ Interstate 74. Take the Neil Street exit, head south, the BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn is located six miles down the road on the right. ·From: the West/ Interstate 72. Interstate 72 will change to University Avenue, stay on University Avenue until you get to Neil Street, turn right, the BEST WESTERN Paradise Inn is located four miles down the road on the right.
 

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