Best Western Oglesby Inn,  Oglesby

4.0/5  - based on 282 guest reviews.
900 Holiday Street, 61348-9697, Oglesby, United States - See map
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  • Air conditioning
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Discover the beauty of Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, plus hiking, biking, eagle watching and more, from this newly renovated Oglesby, IL hotel! Conveniently located on Interstate 39 at Exit 54, the Best Western Oglesby Inn makes it easy to experience all that the area has to offer. The closest hotel to the waterfalls and wildlife of Starved Rock State Park, this Oglesby hotel also offers easy access to Matthiessen and Buffalo Rock State Parks. Spend your days hiking, running and exploring these parks, as well as boating along the historic I & M Canal. Outdoor lovers delight in eagle watching along the Illinois River, less than five minutes away, and horseback riding at Cedar Creek Ranch. Be sure to experience the area's many annual events, like the Burgoo Festival in nearby Utica, IL. The Best Western Oglesby Inn is a convenient stop for bikers, as the property is close to rally events and within five miles of two motorcycle routes - Highway 71 through Starved Rock State Park and Dee Bennett Road along the Illinois River. With convenient parking for trucks and buses, this Oglesby hotel is also a great pick for tour groups. Corporate travelers appreciate the close proximity to local businesses such as Advantage Logistics and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Those visiting the area's schools have a short commute to Illinois Valley Community College, less than two miles away from this Illinois Best Western. Make yourself at home at this pet-friendly Oglesby hotel, which offers cable or satellite television, high-speed wireless Internet access, and a coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator in each of its spacious, clean rooms. Additional hotel amenities include a complimentary daily breakfast, heated indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and business facility. Start planning your next trip to Oglesby by contacting the friendly staff at the Best Western Oglesby Inn. Reserve today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 5
    « Great place! »

    Staff was super friendly, room was clean, and the pool & hot tub were awesome!! Breakfast was good too! Great location as well, right of the expressway & close to Starved rock & Matthiessen state park.

    « Veterans day »

    Nice and clean friendly staff very helpful young man at front desk told us best places to eat supper very nice free breakfast the place was full and I made reservations Wednesday I called direct a little high in price but I think being such a great weekend everybody was here starved rock was so packed I'm surprised that you could find room on the trails

    « Very Convenient »

    I stayed at the Best Western Oglesby for 4 nights. My stay was very pleasant. Room was clean and there were no problems when I brought my little dog. This hotel is very close to Starved Rock, Matthessien, and Buffalo State Parks so depending on your length of stay, you could visit one park per day. It was a very relaxing trip. The pool was nice too. I will definitely stay here again.

    « Excellent bargain accomodations »

    The hotel was attractive and the room was good sized. The bed was reasonable comfortable and the hotel was quiet. The breakfast was typical of a value priced hotel. The "egg patties" were strange and tasteless. I am not sure that they had ever been near a chicken.

    « Clean and friendly staff »

    This hotel is good. I found it to be clean and everything was in working order. The bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly. The free breakfast was just ok, which what I was expecting for a hotel in this class of hotels. Even though our room faced the interstate (I-39), the hotel is far away enough from it that the noise level is acceptable. If you are looking for a basic hotel at a good price near Starved Rock, this will do.

    « Nice Stay Near Starved Rock Park »

    My husband & I stayed there in July when we visited Starved Rock Park. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, staff was courteous, and we were able to grab a quick breakfast in the lobby before heading out for a hike in the park. The park was beautiful, we walked way too far (about 8 miles)...and oh, did that bed feel comfortable after that! It was a nice stay and we would stay there again.

    « Average person »

    Stayed here for a wedding because it was close. The room was not very clean. Stayed 2 nights. The second day when we came back from the wedding our room had not been cleaned and we did not have any towels as all of our towels were in the floor wet . They never came n our room to clean. The breakfast is not very good either. the hot food is cold. It seems when they run out your are out of luck even if it is not time for the breakfast to be over. Not what I call a nice hot breakfast. One good thing we had a very good bed, so we did get a good nights sleep.

    « wedding getaway »

    Everything was good. Breakfast could have been a little better We went for a family wedding. It was beautiful weather. We also rented a car and got a free upgrade. Breakfast was a bit crowded and no butter. :(

    « Great 1 nighter »

    Over the Labor Day weekend my wife and I traveled to Springfield, visit The Lincoln Library. We left after work and managed to make it to Oglesby. There isn't much to do in Oglesby but the room was clean and comfortable. A nice little hotel breakfast the following morning to get us on our way. Our stay was short but we rested well and we're ready for the next day. Clean and comfortable. Quiet was a plus as its close to the interstate as well.

    « Smoke free room on a smoking floor. »

    The hotel was clean and we had a nonsmoking room. We had to walk down a hall with smoking rooms and the nonsmoking room was at the end of the hall. The hallway smelled aweful from smoke. Our pillows smelled like smoke. We both slept poorly and woke up 28th site throats. If we had known this we wouldn't have prepaid here.

  • 5
    « Fun trip to Starved Rock State Park »

    This was a great experience. Only negative was a bunch of ladies who partied until after 1 a.m. Fri. night. Breakfast was great with good variety. Rooms were clean as was whole hotel. Would stay here again if in area.

    « Alright hotel, but has odor issues, needs some updates. »

    We came for a hiking weekend with friends. The hotel would have been alright if it wasn't for the smell of cigarette smoke everywhere and if they would update their mattresses. We had a non-smoking room, but there was an unpleasant smell to it. At times the hallways smelled of smoke as well. The mattresses were not terribly bad, but seemed to be quite old. I slept poorly the first night and the second night wasn't much better. The pool was nice for the kids, but it is a small pool. Hot tub was nice. Breakfast was pretty good serving eggs and sausage, waffles, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and the coffee was actually good. However, I would return due to the odors and lack of comfortable beds.

    « NIce hotel, well maintained. »

    Very accommodating. Our first room the air conditioning unit was loud and when I requested another room it was not an issue. The pool and hot tub water were cool and the engineer on duty agreed and he turned up the heat. The staff is helpful and courteous. the room was very clean, comfortable beds and quiet. Great stay and very close to Starved Rock State Park

    « great »

    Very easy to find, clean,comfortable, staff is very friendly & helpful as I needed a room on the first floor near the entrance for my elderly father in law who has trouble walking distances. There are restaurants near by along with gas stations. A nice small town to visit & a very scenic drive.

    « Great stay in Oglesby »

    This hotel exceeded our expectations in the rural area of Oglesby. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The location was peaceful and the atmosphere was quiet in the hotel. They have a nice pool and hot tub area. The hotel was very clean and the bed comfortable. It was also very reasonably priced.

    « Convenient and comfortable »

    Met a friend and stayed two nights. Hotel had water pipe burst both nights but yet they handled the issue pretty smoothly. Staff was helpful. Pool area was okay. Wish it was a heated pool. Hot tub was nice though. I would stay here again.

    « Good stay »

    Middle of nowhere motel but that just makes it better to me. It was quiet and clean which is really important to me. I would stay here again if ever passing through the area. Staff was very nice and professional

    « Call before going »

    Made reservations through the main Best Western website (phone). Reservation for two double rooms for two nights. Talked to the reservation made sure they gave me my discount code/coupon. Received confirmation of the reservation, Everything great. Called the hotel 2 days later, just to confirm both rooms together. Hotel stated "cannot honor the coupon for the stated rate. Must pay their rate. I cancelled the reservations. Why do they put coupons on the website if they stand behind them.

    « Close to Everything »

    Close to water park, hiking and outdoor activities. Hotel in small town which meant quiet at night. Staff was friendly and apologetic when room wasn't ready when we arrived for check in. Pool was clean and room was quiet.

    « Comfort near Starved Rock »

    Very attentive staff, small but nice pool, and the location was very convenient to a visit to Starved Rock state park. We were allowed our dogs here, and even they were comfortable on their first family vacation. Breakfast buffet was nice with biscuits and gravy, make your own waffles, bagels and cream cheese, cereal, and juice.

  • 4
    « great place for the family! »

    Best western is a great place. The amenities are clean but the pool needs a little more attention. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. I do not have a dog, but I am recommending this hotel to friends that have one because is dog friendly.

    « Very nice accomodations »

    We booked 3 king bed rooms for 3 couples and were able to get them all on the first floor. Hotel is small so it was easy to get in and out from parking lot. Our room was very close to the pool which was very nice but a little too cool for me. I liked putting my feet in the hot tub. Free breakfast was very good. Scrambled egg sandwiches, make your own waffles, muffins were very good, cereal, bananas and plenty more! Free internet. Desk help was very pleasant and helpful! Easy check in and plenty of parking available. Close to the state parks. The pizza in town was close by and excellent! Too bad they didn't deliver but that was ok. We enjoyed eating it in our room with our friends. Refrigerator was handy for cold beverages.

    « Great Hotel, Everything perfect for us! »

    Great hotel. Everything smooth from check in to check out. Room was very clean and smelled great. A/C units quiet. They do have a pool and hot tub but we never used those but they looked very well taken care of. The coffee is very good and breakfast was nice with a great selection and bonus biscuits and gravy. Very clean, well taken care of hotel right off main highway but very quiet. Would definitely stay again if ever in this area.

    « Recent hiking trip »

    We were very satisfied with our stay. The prices was amazing. The rooms were very clean. We enjoyed the breakfast very much. We used the Jacuzzi which was very clean and the heat was perfect. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were there to go to the state parks. The hotel was within just a few minutes of them.

    « Hold Your Breath »

    Although this hotel is supposedly non-smoking, it isn't... I'd suggest you hold your breath while running through the corridors, but our room was no better... You know, normally one will get used to a stench after 15 or 20 minutes. This was so bad, we not only couldn't get used to it, it actually absorbed into out clothes... When we got home and started to unpack it hit us in the face like we were still there.... This place is unhealthy and any cost. Penske truck rental is promoting a "20%" discount on Best Western rooms, but when we called the hotel, we were told that we had to book through a central booking desk to get it. We tried to book through the central booking desk, and were told that the Penske discount was only a 10% discount... (I was literally staring at the 20% off coupon). The certal booking desk told us that we would need to get the other 10% from the local manager. The only reason I'm giving this place a 2 instead of a 0 is because the Manager was accommodating with the price,

    « Easy to get to »

    Easy access off the highway. Moderate selection of restaurants nearby which I appreciate after a day's travel. I'm too tired to want to deal with more streets, signs, decisions, and directions. The location of this hotel makes it so easy on me -- easy to get to hotel, check-in, grab a quick bite, get gas, and relax for the evening. Nice b-fast in the morning. Clean, quiet, safe. Great bed. Great night's sleep. Laundry room was a nice surprise. Lots of families making use of the pool, which was nice to see. Friendly staff. Thanks for a no-hassle night! Will definitely return.

    « Smelled like smoke and small »

    Reserved a king size room non smoking and when I got there all they had non smoking was two queen size room. The non smoking room smelled like smoke and the shower was dirty and clogged. Bathroom was very small.

    « Convenient location, clean room »

    We had a pleasant stay, the room was clean and the A/C worked great. Our room was surprisingly quiet even though it faced a busy highway. The breakfast had just enough variety and the coffee was very good.

    « Disappointing- smelly »

    We booked this hotel while traveling on motorcycles hoping to avoid severe weather. The room rate was $130 which was high for our trip but we needed a break from the weather. Our biggest issue was the smell of smoke in the halls and our smoke-free room. It was so strong my husband had trouble with asthma related breathing issues. I only gave a 3 star because the staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was good.

    « Cancellation policy »

    I made 2 reservations here which had to be cancelled due to son being ill and in hospital. I received cancellation confirmations in email and nowhere in there did it say that I would still be charged. My credit card was still charged. I spoke to them and they said that the reservations were not able to be cancelled due to them being employee reservations. I have never had that issue with any other Best Western. Poor customer service the front desk clerk didn't even bother to look into my reservation. As a front desk employee I have never dismissed a customer without looking into their reservation to see if I could resolve the issue they had. Even if he couldn't do anything about the charge he could have still taken the time to investigate it. I will not be staying there on any future trips. I would rather pay rack rate and receive great customer service.

  • 2
    « Bad Service, you get what you pay for »

    Front desk person acted like we were bothering him when we checked in. Asked the man for a good restaurant around the area and he said he did not know of any. No offer to help find a place to eat. Never told us how to get to the room, explain the hotels amenities and never thanked us for staying at the hotel. Rooms are clean and neat and beds are comfortable. Free breakfast is a joke....Luke warm egg patties, stale cereal, juice and coffee were empty and no-one around to refill. We ended going across the street to the pancake place for breakfast. Have stayed at this hotel before and it has really gone down hill. Most likely will not stay again.

    « "O" what a great nite in Oglesby!! »

    We were very happy with the Best Western in Oglesby. The property overall was very nice and clean and the room was great. We especially liked the quiet A/C unit. The breakfast was very good too. We would stay here again and tried to on our return trip home but they were booked!

    « Disappointing »

    The hotel was clean but our no smoking room was a smoking room prior to our visit. It smelled like stale smoke. I was given a can of odor eliminator to use which is an aerosol spray. It sprayed a perfumed mist which did nothing except make it difficult to breathe. We kept our window open when in the room but avoided our room whenever possible. Breakfast was so-so....had to microwave the hot items to make them hot. Bagels were good.

    « Great experience all around »

    The staff was friendly, particularly the staff making the breakfast. The hotel was clean and the pool was fantastic. There were plenty of stores and fast food nearby and several small towns within minutes drive. About 10 minutes from Starved Rock

    « Decent Room for Decent Price »

    This hotel was nothing special but it was clean and a good price. They do have a pool that I did not use and provide a free breakfast. I received a smoking room that heavily smelled like a smoking room. This was my fault for not checking or requesting non-smoking.

    « Another repeat hotel and will continue choosing it! »

    Have stayed here before and came back because of the friendly staff, convenient location, good complimentary breakfast and the nice pool. Beds were comfortable, room was clean with a fridge and microwave.

    « Avoid it at all costs. »

    Room was ok. Bathroom was unclean with shower heads barely dispensing water. Air conditioner was so noisy that it kept me awake all night. Staff was not so friendly. Location was ok. Overall a not very hotel if you are paying upwards of $80 per night.

    « Quaint Inn »

    This hospital hotel had everything you could ask for; wifi, hot tub, nice pool, 24 hour coffee, hot breakfast and great location near Starved Rock Park. The front desk went out their way to meet our needs with directions to the best waterfall, late check out and letting me swim early. And FYI - the pool was not murky, and I did watch them test it. Great stay!!

    « convenience »

    This is a very nice hotel located very near Interstate is very clean and comfortable.....The staff members were all helpful and kind. There were several nice dining choices in the area.....I ate at mj's pub and grill. Breakfast at the hotel was good. The rates were modest. I got good value for my money.

    « Had a few bumps during our stay »

    I work for a hotel so I try to not be to picky, However upon arrival the girl seemed like we were bothering her and everything I asked or had questions about she seemed like we were annoying her never even smiled once. I also was trying to make sure our second reservation would be the same room as I booked the same room type and no one could give me an answer but I got every excuse as to why they couldn't pre assign it or make a note. We then got in the room and there was a dirty wash cloth in the bathroom and the rooms was overwhelmingly full of paint fumes so we let that go as stuff happens, and just cracked a window. I then called the girl for extra pillows for my boyfriends bad back and she said you can have 2. I had to have our friends order pillows just so he could have enough for his back as they give you 5 small pillows to start with. The next day before we left we put the do not disturb sign on the door AND I told the front desk multiple times please do not clean. Came back and even with the sign still on the door they went in and cleaned it. I went to the desk to ask them to help me and all they said was a manager would contact me which made me more upset. There was no sorry we'll fix this right now. Where I work we are taught to fix things right away so it doesn't get this far. Thankfully Chris the GM called and was nice enough to help us finally! But upon trying to return his call after hours the kid said he had no email and wasn't sure he could give me his bosses cell phone number. (I told him that's a security issue and I don't want it) I just wanted his voicemail then and he basically refused it and made me leave a message with him. We'll still be back as we love the area but the staff needs a tune up. I'd still recommend this hotel. But only because of the GM Chris and his offer for future rate assistance for the trouble.

  • 4
    « Unexpected Good Service »

    Traveling through with family and was treated to great service at the front desk. Nice, clean rooms, pool and fitness room. Air conditioner is a bit loud. Breakfast was good, included hot eggs, sausage and biscuits. Easy to get to from the HWY.

    « Helpful staff, clean rooms »

    Location good close to Starved Rock, Clean rooms, good breakfast. Staff was very helpful to me during my stay, the only problem was a guest was walking his dog with out leash and did not clean up after dog. I did not mention this to Best Western staff.

    « Decent 2 night stay »

    I was concerned when I checked in as there was a sat eve wedding party staying I did not hear them come back so no room noise or highway noise. Breakfast was a hot breakfast including sausage and premade eggs , When I was booking this was 30 dollars cheaper than inn across the street I did walk thru that lobby I didn't see any where near $30 / night of difference The staff seemed pretty good except for one check in clerk that seem to be more interested in internet than guests

    « An overnight stop »

    Came into town for an event. This hotel is good for a stop over but it's old. Wifi doesn't work. Vending machines don't function. Came to check in. There was a sign on the desk saying"with a client. Will be back shortly." Had to wait for at least ten minutes. Tv channel changer was inked out on remote. A no frills basic hotel that needs tlc. Front desk not knowledgable about the area and told a guest there were no Catholic Churches in oglesby. I was born here and I know exactly what is in town. Also entered our room and it was very dark and un inviting so I almost did not want to turn on the lights. The drapes were drawn tight. Probably would not choose this hotel next time. But if you are looking for a budget friendly place and a short visit then it's the place to go

    « Gone downhill »

    Change in ownership I think and the new owners don't know how to run a Motel. Tile floor in the bathroom area was sticky and the bed wa sswayback like it was old. No one to check you out at the desk, drop key in a box. Check in clerk was not friendly either.

    « Great Value »

    We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay while hiking in the area. We booked a 4 night stay. The hotel was close to all the state parks we visited. The hotel staff was very friendly and courteous. Our room was clean and comfortable. The included breakfast was good. We have stayed at a different hotel in a nearby town on past visits but found this hotel to have a better price, closer to the parks and better breakfast. Will return again.

    « Average »

    Near the highway. Not too far from Starved Rock state park. Decent breakfast. Pool and small fitness room. Lots of fast food places nearby. No bar or restaurant - so no place to get together in the evening. Showers were poor. Just an average place for a stop over.

    « Best Western hotel »

    Staff very accommodating. Hot tub nice. Rooms not updated and need updated especially the bedskirts old and mattress are not top of the line. A little disappointed. Not sure if there is anything better in the area. But not sure how this one is diamond rated. There is a lot of breakfast items coffee is the best. I was expecting a little upgrade standard.

    « Good Value, Excellent Breakfast »

    Although not luxurious, this is a very good basic hotel. It has easy access from the interstate, good rates, pleasant staff, and an excellent breakfast, The breakfast area is clean and well-tended. The hot food is kept fresh and tasty, and provides more choices than many other Best Westerns.

    « Best Western Starved Rock »

    The pool was very comforting, warm, but cool enough to be refreshing with plenty of towels. the beds were very comfy and the staff was very helpful and nice. The perfect place to stay for Starved rock and Mathiesson

  • 4
    « getaway »

    friendly, comfortable easy-going. we intended to go overnight for a hike and nature experience. we did not want to stay in cabins or tents at this time. It was very accommodating. nice and relaxing. we have two children and we liked the pool. it is convenient location close to dining

    « Nice place to stay if on budget »

    Hot breakfast provided was a pleasant surprise with waffles. Very quiet hotel in a great location. The only thing found that was concerning was that the bathtubs were not slip resistant. Very slippery and a fall hazard.

    « Nice play to stay while visiting Starved Rock State Park »

    Staff very friendly and accommodating!!! Rooms clean and the beds are comfortable! Free breakfast is good with a nice variety of food including fresh fruit, cereal, biscuits and gravy, eggs and sausage and a variety of bread. Pet friendly! My dog loves to visit with us!

    « Better than expected »

    It was just a one night stop on the road, but a nice one! The spa and pool were clean and comfortable - such a treat after a long day driving. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was fine. The room was comfortable. We're always happy with Best Westerns.

    « nice hotel »

    There was a very pleasant young man that checked me in, very informative. Nice breakfast and room was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of restaurants in the area and an easy accesible area. Would definitely stay again.

    « Good Value, Nice People »

    We were returning from wintering in Florida and sought a pet friendly mote. This Best western was tops. Clean odor-free room with nice amenities. Comfort, quiet, and close to local foods. And best of all, the staff were nice and very responsive to our needs. We will stay here again.

    « Nice hotel except for loud neighbors »

    The hotel room and common areas were clean, pool area clean, pool super, super warm. Breakfast was nice, employees all friendly and helpful. Easy to get to from Starved Rock. Only down side was people above us were very loud until 1 am. Not the hotels fault though. I'd recommend asking for a second floor room in case there are loud people above you!!

    « Good stay near Starved Rock State Park »

    For non-campers, a night at Best Western Oglesby was a great way to prepare for a day-hike at Starved Rock State Park! The accommodations were clean. The breakfast was tasty, but the sight of a swarm of ants on the dining table near the window was disconcerting. Nonetheless, I'd stay there again. Next time I would just skip the window seat in the dining area!

    « Great Place to Stay »

    We have used this hotel several times now and have had nothing but good experiences. We travel with our dogs and despite the fact that they are extremely good animals many hotels either want ridicules fees or simply don't allow them. they have always been welcome here. Also on our most recent visit we left some things behind in the closet and the staff not only brought it to our attention but were extremely accommodating in facilitating there return.

    « Comfortable »

    After a day of hiking at Starved Rock, Mathiessen, or Buffalo Rock State parks, this property is very welcoming. Good showers and comfortable beds make for a good end to your day. Pool and hot tub, especially the hot tub, were a wonderful addition to the relaxing night.

  • 5
    « Very Clean and the Staff was WONDERFUL »

    We had a wonderful time during our stay. The room was very clean, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! I was amazed that every shift change the next staff member was even better than the one before! The pool was great and clean! I would definitely recommend this hotel!


    We traveled over 2700 miles with kids and pets and stayed at Best Western hotels whenever possible. This hotel was the most accommodating for our needs, but all were wonderful. Highly recommend the Best Western chain when your family includes more then two legged children. Thank you!

    « what you'd expect, plus a hot tub »

    Stayed here a couple of nights while visiting Starved Rock for some hiking. Friendly staff. No frills but no bad surprises either plus it's got a heated indoor pool and hot tub so that was nice. screw Flanders

    « What I expected of a Best Western »

    Close to the off and on ramp of the freeway, clean rooms, some updating has been done. Staff was very friendly at check in and check out. Some freeway noise, but that is not real noticeable. Easy access and exit close to eating establishments and gas stations I would stay here again

    « Tops Again »

    We look forward to traveling this route between northern and southern states, every time planning travel around a stay at this motel in Oglesby, IL. Every visit has been pleasurable, including the swim in their very nice pool. We consider this as the best of all the motels we have stayed in.

    « Great stay no issues »

    Stayed the weekend and found the hotel staff inviting and kind. Was a good base for our photography excursion to Starved rock and vicinity. Beds were comfy air worked no bugs good basic place...don't be pur off by the bad reviews...

    « Needs upgrade »

    Our family loves Best Westerns, but this hotel is in need of renovation/upgrading. They STILL have some rooms that allow smoking--it's 2015 people. We had a comfortable night's sleep--the beds were good, and the staff was professional.

    « Bed Bugs, (Staff was nice, breakfast was good and our room seemed clean) »

    The staff was friendly, the room seemed really nice and we enjoyed breakfast but both my wife and I received numerous bed-bug bites. When we reported it to the employees, they seemed surprised, but after looking online for previous reports i found we are the 4th to report bedbugs at this location. I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you can confirm that the bedbugs have been removed.

    « We were traveling from Kentucky to Rochester, MN. We saw this facility at an exit on I-39, and it looked nice to us. »

    The motel was clean, and the room was clean, nicely appointed and quiet. The front desk staff was very accommodating. The location is away from a major travel center so traffic around the facility was limited mostly to guests. We ate at a nearby restaurant which was good too. Not a chain restaurant.

    « Despite a few negative reviews, hotel really was good. »

    I hate when trip advisor has mixed reviews for a hotel. However, since there are not many hotels in this area, we decided to check it out and I did ask to see a room first. The room was clean, not new but clean. The beds were comfortable. The only negative was bathtub was a bit stained and had a very small amount of rust around the drain but it was clean. Breakfast was good. Staff was very nice. I was concerned about a few negative reviews but I would stay there again.

  • 3
    « Not as bad as some reviews say »

    First off we had to have a hotel/motel that allowed dogs. So, our choices were somewhat limited in the Starved Rock area. We went with a King Bed type room. The room was fairly clean. All of the items they advertise were in the room. The bathroom could have been cleaned a bit more. Otherwise the room was good. The one bad thing was the bed. It was a bed with a frame. The bed did sag a little. Sleeping on it was bad. However, you have to keep in mind that the bed at a hotel is always a hit or miss proposition. So, for one night it was OK.

    « Real live guest review »

    This Best Western was there when we needed a room quickly. The staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Wifi was great. Beds were really comfortable. Love the marshmallow pillows. Almost wanted to bring them home, but refrained.

    « Great Stay »

    The motel and room were very clean. The WiFi service was very good. The breakfast was great, well presented, and the breakfast items were fresh. A great value for the money. I recommended this motel to a friend.

    « If you're an ant, you'll love this place »

    We checked into two rooms at 4:45pm. We didn't plan on staying at the Ritz, just needed a couple clean, quiet rooms for the night (driving from Mpls to Cincy). When we walked into one of the rooms, I immediately smelled pee, which was gross. Sat down on the bed and within five minutes, four ants had crawled on me. I walked down and spoke with the manager and told him that the rooms were unacceptable. I found two rooms just over an hour down the road at the Doubletree in Bloomington, IL and was told by the manager that if we left within the next half hour, that he wouldn't charge us for the rooms. We were gone within 10 minutes. After we arrived home from our vacation 12 days later, I discovered that the manager went ahead and charged us for both rooms. Several phone calls to him and to Best Western corporate customer service resulted in him telling several lies about our departure time, a claim that he "never agreed to not charge us" and that we never informed him that we were going to check out. At one point, he yelled "don't call here again!" and hung up on me. As far as the hotel, from what I saw in my very short time there, it is dirty, smelly, the pool is murky, the walls are made of tissue paper and the staff, although incompetent, is not nearly as incompetent as the manager. If your options are either staying here or sleeping in your car with the windows open in the middle of a mosquito infested field, permeated by the stench of manure, throw a couple blankets and a pillow in your car and then thank me later.

    « Best Western »

    The hotel charged me full price and I had a bathtub that was so flirty I was afraid I would get athletes foot. I showed the front desk pictures and they did nothing. The tub was filty beyond imagination ad did not happen over night.

    « Good hotel, clean rooms, convenient location. »

    This hotel was right along the freeway, so convenient for us. The room was clean and large. We enjoyed the hot breakfast with my husband's favorite biscuits and gravy, and the internet worked well. We'd stay here again.

    « Not great »

    Business trip to the area, only one night but we found the place tired, run down, and dirty. Coffee had been splashed on the wall in my room and dried there, who know how old it was? Walls are thin The gym was adequate but dirty towels present, no water available, and the wipes container was empty. The people were very nice though.

    « Don' Pass This Up »

    A quality place to stay; Great clean rooms, wonderful breakfast, caring staff, fair price. What more can I say except that 200 characters is wanted on this review. We stay here every time we are passing through.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: I-39. Take Exit 54 turn east toward Oglesby. Go one block, turn right onto South Lewis Avenue. Go one block and turn right on Holiday Street and go a half block to the Best Western Oglesby Inn. ·From: IL-71 West. Turn left onto East 651st Road/ED Hand Highway. Turn slight right onto East Walnut Street. Turn left onto South Lewis Avenue. Go one block and turn right on Holiday Street and go a half block to the Best Western Oglesby Inn. ·From: I-80. Merge onto I-39 S/US-51 S via EXIT 79A toward Bloomington-Normal. Take Exit 54 turn east toward Oglesby. Go one block, turn right onto South Lewis Avenue. Go one block and turn right on Holiday Street and go a half block to the Best Western O...

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