Best Western Riverside Inn,  Danville

4.0/5  - based on 136 guest reviews.
57 S Gilbert Street, 61832-6227, Danville, United States - See map
+1 217 431 0020 +1 217 431 8980



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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Welcome to Best Western Riverside Inn! Whether business or pleasure brings you to Danville, the Best Western Riverside Inn, near Kickapoo State Recreation Area and Champaign-Urbana, is a great fit. Conveniently located off Route 1 and the Interstate 74, this Danville hotel makes it easy to explore all that the area has to offer. Outdoor lovers delight in the fact that this hotel near Danville, Illinois VA is close to three scenic state parks, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Kennekuk State Park and Forrest Glen Preserve, offering many opportunities for biking, hiking and more. Lake Vermillion, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day is just three miles away. Many guests also choose this Best Western Danville when attending seasonal events like the Covered Bridge Festival in October, the Renaissance Faire and the NJCAA Tournament at the National Junior College. Close in proximity to restaurants in Danville, Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, the Best Western Riverside Inn is a popular choice for business travelers. This Danville hotel is just minutes from the Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Veteran Affairs, the Danville Civic Center and the federal and county courthouses. Other local corporations include Autozone, Quaker Oats and Thyssenkrupp. If you are looking for a hotel in Danville, IL that offers the conveniences of home, you havve come to the right place. The comfortable rooms at the Best Western Riverside Inn boast high-speed wireless Internet access, exclusive Kohler luxury showerheads, plush towels, beds with luxury linens, 27-inch televisions with cable, coffee makers and hairdryers. Our guests start their day with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet featuring eggs, meat, baked goods, yogurt and more. For the ultimate in relaxation, take a dip in our refreshing seasonal outdoor pool. To experience the best in service and hospitality at an affordable price, contact the Best Western Rivers Inn to book your stay!

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Best Western Riverside Inn,Danville
  • 5
    « right choice »

    Staye here on nov 20th 2016 because of a funeral- It was a very clean motel and the person on the front desk was very helpful-The breakfast was all that you could ask for-I would stay there again.The rooms were inside which i liked.

    « Mia »

    Spent night on way to visit U of I. Truly enjoyed our stay! Jim at front desk and Pepper in the cafe were super friendly and so accommodating. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Breakfast was really impressive; eggs, hash browns, sausage & biscuits/gravy! Highly recommend and will definitely stay again.

    « Nice Place »

    A last minute decision was made to go to the 31 Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. After searching for a hotel this was the closest with rooms available. Approximately 40 minutes from the center of the bridges. Very friendly staff, clean rooms, very comfortable beds and a nice free breakfast each morning. My only disappointment was the room did not have a microwave. The facility does not have an elevator so make sure to ask for first floor if the stairs are not an option for you.

    « Close to downtown »

    Hotel looks older, but they did a nice remodel recently. Room was large and nice. Small dining area, Had a full breakfast available, as well as "to go" bags for early check-outs. Staff was friendly and helpful. Side entrance could be improved, but overall hotel is acceptable. I would stay here again if in Danville.

    « Good stay, excellent breakfast, little on the pricey side. »

    Friendly staff , good breakfast, nice clean room, comfortable bed, close to our destination. Only issue was price went up considerably since we stayed here last year at this time. Staff was helpful and friendly making sure we were satisfied with our stay.

    « Not worth it! »

    The hotel was OK, clean, but wasn't worth over $100 for one night. The breakfast was very good. There is no elevator, so if you get the 2nd floor, be prepared to lug all your things up the stairs yourself.

    « It was good »

    This hotel has worked hard to remodel, and most things look very nice. The exterior was lacking, and the door to the outside didn't look like it ever latches securely. Room layout is a little weird. You walk right into a split bathroom...latterly, you open the hotel door, and you are looking at the bathroom sink. The door to the toilet/shower is right behind hotel door, just kind awkward. For the price...a fine place.

    « Clean hotel, above average breakfast »

    Hotel was very clean, the gentlemen at the front desk were very friendly and polite. The breakfast was better than most, however, I felt that overall it was a tad overpriced. We were traveling from TN to WI so this was just a stop along the way.

    « Not what I expect at a BW, have always had better stays. »

    I have stayed at many different BW hotels over the years. This one was a nice hotel, but the room cleaning staff was below average for this chain. The front desk staff were terrific, and if we would have been staying for more than one night; I would have contacted the front desk to take care of things.

    « Clean, updated hotel - no river view »

    We were a bit disappointed when we asked at check-in if we could get a room overlooking the river and were told the river can't be seen from this property. Other than that, the room was very nice and modern and clean, the breakfast was fine. The lobby area didn't have much charm, and there wasn't an elevator, but this is a good basic hotel, right next door to a McDonald's and across a busy street from a Subway.

  • 5
    « Really nice place! »

    The hotel was very clean, the rooms were nicely decorated and clean. Everything went very smoothly. I have had problems with online reservations in the past, but this hotel handled everything perfectly and everything was ready and waiting for us. We had two rooms, and they put us close to one another.

    « Unbelievable!! »

    Ok, where do I begin? My boyfriend is from Egypt, we booked the room in his name. I went in to check in and staff was friendly as ever, until my boyfriend went in to show his i.d, from then on staff was rude. So, we stayed at night, next morning showered headed out to visit family and I got a phone call that we had to get our stuff out because we were smoking in the room! We had NEVER smoked in that room. We had attended a bonfire the previous night, but never smoked in the room. They even said they "took pictures " of ashes. I don't who in their right mind would smoke in a non smoking room, and then request room service! They held our belongings hostage until we paid 150.00. Now, had we been smoking in the room, we would have taken full responsibility, but we did not ever ever smoke in that room. Never will i stay in a best Western hotel EVER again!!

    « great hotel »

    I will definitely stay at they hotel again. It is clean, staff is friendly, beds are comfortable,room has updated decor, breakfast is good, complimentary newspaper, and a bag to go with snacks. Be advised that rates go up on weekend. Years ago i stayed at Days Inn down the street and it was dirty and depressing. Don't go there.

    « Very impresses »

    It looked like the hotel had been recently renovated and they did a great job. The room furnishings were very modern and different than most mid range hotels. The beds were comfortable and the hotel and its surroundings were quiet. It was located in town so close to restaurants and stores. Even though it is not a Best Western Plus they still had a hot breakfast the same as the plus hotels. I would recommend this hotel since it is very nice and a good value.

    « Great night good bed ?? »

    Stayed here for a wedding. The rooms were perfect: clean, neat, new furniture, floors, and bathroom. Very good beds. I was happy to find the hotel fully renovated including not only the rooms, but the hallways, and reception. Breakfast was good as well: standard continental in a bright room with lots of space for guests.

    « Pleasant surprise »

    Had been staying in Champaign/Urbana and driving to Danville for business. Decided to give this Best Western a try and I'm quite pleasantly surprised. Recently remodeled, very nice front desk staff and clean room. A little road noise but much cleaner than the hotels I was at in Champaign. Will rearrange travel plans to stay here more often.

    « Very Good »

    The climed controll worked great.sometimes this is a problem.breakfast was Great.50% more choices than I am used to at other national was clean.Bed was firm.Not super soft or brick hard.I would stay again,my first food close,1 sit down restaurant within walking distance.

    « Very Good »

    We were a large funeral party with ten rooms and everyone was satisfied. The breakfast, gathering place, is smaller, but we were able to gather there and it gave the family a chance to visit when at the hotel. The staff was very good. Good location down the street from many eating spots and next to a McDonalds.

    « Shabby Appearance »

    Shabby appearance of the rooms. There was peeling paint in the bathroom, teeny-tiny bathroom, hole in bathroom door from slamming guest room door. There was also a door on the closet - try to navigate through with bags and children!! Faded rugs and curtains.

    « Picture Deceiving »

    Please think twice about booking this hotel. The picture is very deceiving on the website. This hotel was rated #3 on Trip Advisor and I cannot possibly see how except for its proximity to downtown Danville. We were checked in for approximately 30 mins. when my husband & I decided to find another hotel in the area. Getting a refund on my credit card was somewhat of a hassle but they finally agreed. Anyone looking for a great hotel check out the Sleep Inn & Suites for $13 more. Definitely worth the few extra dollars and that was for a King suite!

  • 5
    « The BEST in Danville »

    This location is right off the interstate so easy to find late at night. I found a very friendly staff, and a clean, nice updated room. The breakfast was the best hotel selection I have encountered, including scrambled eggs, toast, oatmeal, cereal, coffee, tea, etc.

    « Clean room, great breakfast. »

    The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, and the shower had excellent water pressure. Picked this hotel due to the reasonable rates and previous good reviews. The breakfast was one of the best I have had at any hotel. Will stay again on our next trip to Danville, Il.

    « Stranded at the Best Western! »

    We hit snow as soon as we hit highway 136 and it was terrible...white out in places and we couldn't even see the highway. Fighting our way to Danville was just that, a fight! But as soon as we were registered at the Best Western I begin to relax! They were so pleasant to us and got us a handicapped room right away, (which I needed), close to the front lobby. Even tho we did not venture outside to McDonald's we ordered pizza and Dominoes was close by and rescued us with food they were able to bring in. The staff went out of the way to assist us and our room was comfortable and clean.

    « Friendly staff »

    We were on our way to a family wedding. Spent the night here before going on. Room was clean and staff was friendly. We left our phone charger and they held it until we came thru on our way home but offered to mail it to us.

    « Clean nice hotel »

    I have been traveling for weeks now and stayed at many hotels during this time. I am happy to say this one was clean and has nice comfortable beds... Needs more towels in room as they are small and I have a ton of long hair and needed another towel or two.. Would stay again for sure. Prices were I think average.

    « covered bridge festival »

    4 people in our group, our room was adequate for our 3 day stay, breakfast was very good, beds were comfortable but pillows weren't all that good, bathroom was kind of small, but for what we wanted it wasn't bad, would stay here again

    « Stay away if you want to sleep! »

    Pulled off freeway to stay here as I'm a Best Western member. Place seemed nice enough and desk clerk was nice. Got checked in and immediately realized this place is next to a train depot. OMG, it was non stop train horns. I called the office and was assured it would stop. IT DOES NOT STOP. All night long you hear trains blasting their horns. Do yourself a favor, drive a bit further and stay elsewhere. Got NO sleep at all, on the road again very early, hopefully better luck tonight.......

    « Nice Hotel »

    Rooms clean, great rate, staff friendly and nice location for food, fuel and down town area. Would stay there again. Within 5 miles to VA Clinic and interstate 74. easy to get around from hotel to really anywhere.

    « Best one in town »

    Nice hotel, the best actually in Danville that you don't have to drive 15-20 minutes for. Customer service is great and rooms are nice and clean. I think its an older hotel but they have re-done it nicely. We have stayed here several times with our children with no problems

    « Watch out for charges... »

    I've never been more insulted in my life!!! Just as I was getting back into Danville from going to church with the God Girls, we received an email that the hotel charged us $150 fee for smoking in our room. We NEVER smoked in the room. We went to karaoke the night before and they still smoke in the bar (even though they aren't supposed to) so I'm sure both our clothes smelled like it. So I go to the front desk and tell them I'm there to dispute the charges. General Manager comes down and we talk then go to the room so he can show me "ash" he found... Um what?! Their furniture is black shows everything. So does their floor. After I again said we did NOT smoke in the room, he said he would courtesy refund me the fee but we were not allowed to come back again. I was a little in shock... Told him after this incident we'd never stay there again (with admittedly a raised voice). He said he felt I was threatening him and I needed to leave or he'd call the police. So the charge was refunded but it was again stated that we were banned from this hotel. How can they treat people like that? He did admit that the people in room 218 were caught smoking they were going to be prosecuted. (we were in room 210). I just wonder if he charged everyone on the 2nd floor the $150 fee?. or how often he does this to innocent people...

  • 4
    « Nice, Clean, Fairly-Priced »

    Two-night stay in October, 2015. Appeared to have been remodeled recently, nicely done. Room was nice, clean, quiet, and reasonably priced, which is all I want for a night or two on the road. "Sanitized" TV remote in a bag a nice touch. Good shower, clean, good water volume and pressure, exhaust vent. Stay included a hot breakfast better than the motel norm. Staff was pleasant. Only negative was inability to access the wi-fi with my I-phone using the in-room instructions, but that may have been my ineptness, and I did not bother to ask the desk for assistance. Very pleased with my stay, certainly would stay there again.

    « A little scarey »

    Hotel was upgraded. Room was upgraded but not the bathroom Breakfast was OK. Location had a McDonald's across the street and two Mexican restaurants within walking distance. The entrances did not have a security.

    « Can't beat Best Western »

    The room was very nice, nice beds, shower, TV and service. The HOT breakfast was good with biscuits and gravy, well done bacon, and scrambled eggs. Juice, coffee, rolls and fruit. If you are in the area stay here. The only bad thing is the small parking area for check in. Since my wife and I both use c-paps we really like the outlets on the table lamps. Easy chair could have been better.

    « Newly Remodeled »

    Spent 1 night at the Best Western Riverside hotel. The room was newly remodeled and smelled of new carpet. The room was clean and beds were exceptional. Don't choose this one for the exterior it's deceiving it's a really nice place.

    « 50th Class Reunion »

    Traveled for my 50th class reunion in a small rural farming community near the motel. The motel had recently been renovated so the rooms had new furnishings. Breakfast choices were more than adequate with lots of good hot coffee. The motel staff was courteous and seemed truly concerned with travelers comfort. Would stay here if in the area again.

    « Great breakfast, nice staff, great room »

    The breafast had plenty of choices. Staff was helpful. The room was lovely, with a king bed and frig. There were reading lights, and a table that rolled out from under the desk, if you needed more flat space.

    « Great Location Great Price »

    Last minute reservation on our way home from Kentucky / Tennessee distillery tours, hotel room was clean, staff friendly, customer service great. No issues no problems with our reservations. Breakfast was1 of the better then any on our 7 day journey. Hotel was also 1 of the nicest on our journey. Location was right off the freeway- It was a good night rest before heading home.

    « Room was great! »

    My daughter and I booked a King size bed room at this hotel for a weekend trip to see relatives. The room was great - clean room and comfortable bed! It came with a under the cabinet fridge and Keurig Coffemaker. Staff was very friendly and helpful! They do offer pastries and biscuits in the morning, but we went to a local restaurant instead. Although I did take advantage of their International Delights Coffee Creamer - Irish Cream! The hallways and other parts of the hotel appear to be in the process of much needed repairs - but what counted most was the beautiful room!


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·From: Interstate 74. Take Exit 215B, Gilbert Street, and travel 0. 50 miles north to the Best Western Riverside Inn. We are situated on the left side of the road.

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