Best Western Pontiac Inn,  Pontiac

4.0/5  - based on 151 guest reviews.
1821 W Reynolds Street, 61764-9650, Pontiac, United States - See map
+1 815 842 2777 +1 815 842 4040



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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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The Best Western Pontiac Inn is located off of I-55 between Chicago,IL. and St. Louis, MO. Amtrak also makes stops in Pontiac. With a calm atmosphere and convenient location, this Pontiac hotel is the perfect place to stay for a productive business trip or a relaxing vacation. You'll feel right at home in our newly renovated rooms with many amenities. The clean and modern rooms at this Pontiac, IL. hotel offer cable/satellite television with HBO®, a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffeemaker and much more. Before a day of meetings or sightseeing, get the perfect start to each morning with a complimentary hot full breakfast. With easy access to area businesses, you'll look forward to a business trip at the Best Western Pontiac Inn. Relax with just short commutes to Caterpillar Inc, R. R. Donnelly, Mecalux, Anthony Liftgate, Pontiac Correctional Center and Exact Packaging. With a business center, wake-up calls and free wireless Internet access, we provide thoughtful amenities to ensure your stay is stress-free. Explore the area during your stay - Historic Route 66, Route 66 Museum, Walldogs Museum, Livingston County War Museum, Pontiac-Oakland Museum, The Looking for Lincoln Trail and 23 Murals all located in Downtown Pontiac. Also enjoy several parks and three swinging bridges along the Vermillion River. Pontiac also has several events during the year, Red Carpet Corridor, Hangloose Car Show, Pontiac Cruise Nights, Thresherman's Reunion and Thresherman's Bluegrass Festival to name a few. For a list of things to see and do and events you can go to www. pontiac. org. Relax right here at the hotel, too - many guests feel rejuvenated after taking a dip in our indoor pool or our hot tub. Get even more out of your stay with added amenities, including our new exercise facility, guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, guest computer center and free parking. For your stay in Pontiac with exceptional value, reserve a room at the Best Western Pontiac Inn. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Pontiac Inn,Pontiac
  • 4
    « Nice stay »

    Nice, clean rooms. Modern decor. Staff extremely friendly. Nice continental breakfast. Beds ok, not the most comfortable. Small refrigerator and microwave. Flat screen tv, but very small. Free Wifi Small coffee pot included. If anything they need new pillows. They are way past there life. No life left in them. Stay was a 8 out 10

    « Only hotel in Pontiac with a pool »

    Of the limited choices in Pontiac this is the best we have found. Clean rooms, free breakfast and a pool and hot tub. Location is just off the interstate close to local restaurants. Family friendly accommodations.

    « Nice Hotel »

    I stayed here for a week on business. The staff was super nice. There is a pretty good breakfast every morning. They start at 530, so it was great for me. Room was clean and the bed was sooooooo comfortable!!! I slept great! There's an indoor pool. Great hot water and the pressure is good too!

    « average hotel »

    The reason I stayed at this hotel is because I went to a friend's wedding in the area and this was one of the options to say overnight. Average quality hotel to stay in Pontiac. Price could be better but there is not much options in the area. Decent breakfast in the morning.

    « pontiac best western »

    We come down to Illinois several times a year for our dog field trials, and always stay at the Best Western because it's highly recommended by people in our trial party. They have been to other hotels in the area, and this is the best one. Also, my kids sometimes come with me and it's nice to have the pool, even though it's small. The staff it always very nice and the rooms are clean. The breakfast is always very good with a wide variety of food to choose from. I've been at hotels where the walls are so paper thin that I had a hard time sleeping, and haven't experienced that here at all yet.

    « Good value and lots of things to do »

    other than a minor housekeeping issue our stay was pleasant with lots of free attractions and great value dining in the area . The museums were much more than I expected , all free . Worth the visit . We were a part of a WWII reunion and visited the War Museum . A must see

    « Dog-friendly, non-smoking »

    This was the only 100% non-smoking, dog-friendly hotel I could find in the area. The room was clean and the staff was friendly, the hotel was overall pretty quiet. It did seem a bit pricey for the area.

    « Pontiac Best Western »

    Friendly and courteous staff who introduce themselves! Clean facility. Comfortable sleeping. Staff ready to assist. Lobby is small if you are traveling with a large group for wedding, etc and want a place to visit with people.

    « Great samll hotel! »

    The room was tastefully decorated and a very comfortable bed. It was a very clean room, hotel and property. It was nice and quiet, I did not use the pool or the fitness center, but they both looked very nice. They staff was great and I will stay there again when I visit Pontiac

    « Great Hotel »

    Stayed her while visiting Fairbury on July 29 to July 30th. This is a great place to stay. Rooms were clean, breakfast was great the next morning. Staff was friendly and great help if we needed anything. Would stay there again and plan on it when we return next year. Thanks for being a great place to stay away from home.

  • 5
    « Best Western »

    The staff was efficient and very pleasant. The beds were really comfortable. The hotel room was really nice and very clean. There a was a nice variety for breakfast and the sausage and eggs were great! Would gladly return.

    « Vacation Hotel »

    The most important thing to me on staying in a hotel is the cleanliness of the rooms. I am very picky about this and this hotel exceeded my expectations. The rooms were very nice size and we had no complaints. The breakfast was awesome, they had, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, waffles, boiled eggs, danishes, fruit, and other standard breakfast items. There was only one inconvenience with the breakfast area it was small, so we had to take our breakfast to our room, which was not problem because they provided trays.The pool was warm and nice and clean, and also had a hot tub. We were here in Pontiac on a golf tournament and there were not a lot of rooms to choose from, this I felt was by far the best choice after being down there. I would not normally pay 100 dollars a room for a golf tournament but the Quality Inn was about the same price and did not have a pool. For me this is what I would pay for a vacation hotel, not a two day affair. If we travel to Pontiac again that is where we will stay.

    « OK for the Money »

    Our main bathroom light above the sink was out, but they fixed it the next day. Very slow making up room. We left at 9:30 came back at 2 and bed had been stripped but no new bedding or towels were yet available. We went to pool for an hour and then and 3 went back to our room and it was cleaned. It's an average hotel, okay for the money but i prefer something a little better like a Marriott or a Hampton.

    « Convenient »

    very clean, comfy beds, nice breakfast, and helpful staff; close to major highways, and route 66 w/o the highway noise. restaurants are close, convenience stores and gas also close, a good stop, with a days worth of activities in Pontiac. Plenty of parking in the lot, elevator for the second floor.

    « Great Night's Sleep at Cozy Inn »

    Motel was extremely clean and well kept. Furnishings were satisfactory and room was very clean. Mattress was very supportive and we both had a good night's sleep. Staff was courteous and friendly. Continental breakfast was good and staff was quick to clean tables after each use. We would recommend this motel to anyone staying in this area. There was a lot to see and do when touring Pontiac.

    « Last minute travel plans »

    After our stay at this Best Western, I signed up for the BW rewards program. I am a Hilton Diamond Honors member, and our room was as nice and even nicer than some Hilton rooms. Full size refrigerator, 2 burner stove, great breakfast, and spotless rooms. Great staff. For booking at the last minute, I was more than pleased.

    « Stay in Pontiac, Illinois »

    Very nice hotel and wonderful staff. We had no issues and would definitely return again. They were kind enough to call us regarding some medical supplies we left was used and needed to beingtrash..we failed to advise that it was trash and they kept it until I called them back a week after. It was convenient to the interstate and now far from downtown Pontiac.

    « An outstanding place to stay when you are on the road »

    Clean, spacious, convenient location with welcoming and helpful staff. Nothing more to say - this is what a Best Western should be like. Highly recommended for a stopover when on Route 66 or anywhere in the area. Do take the short detour to the Route 66 Museum - look out for the fantastic wall murals.

    « Quality as always. »

    Chrissie greeted me with a smile making check in quick & smooth. She handed me welcome bag-bottle of Spring Water, chewy chocolate bar, two large mints & small tangerine. Room #220. King comfortable & firm bed, with four pillows. Two bed night stands. Wall mounted lamps at each side of upper of beds. Writing desk with swivel chair & lamp with two outlets, good for charging electric sharers. A cabinet has three drawer chest, M/F, topped with flat screen television. Carpet from doorway to window that faces east. A shower/tub. Hot water for shower in 15-17 seconds. Wall to wall sink counter, much space for traveling toiletries. Hair dryer. Bottles of shampoo & lotion. For a lady guest makeup remover. Enough for a solo traveler. Shower head very gentle to face & body. Closet has two sliding doors each with full length mirror. Six wooden hangers, iron & board. A separate comfort chair & foot rest. Breakfast is 5:30-9:30. Seating is four tables & four chairs each. Muffins, pasties, apples, bananas & tangerines. Four dry cereals, with milk stored in a fridge. Apple, orange & cranberry juice. Steamers for sausage patties, eggs, omelets, biscuits & gravy. Bread & bagels. One child's high chair. Outside the lobby are ice, soda & snack machines. The second level has soda & snack. This facility is two story, with elevator. Luggage carts located by elevator & front desk. Two heated pools, one adult & children. The lounge has quest computer, couch & two comfort chairs. Guest laundry & fitness center. Plenty of parking. Within walking distance is Wendy's, Burger King, Arby's & Taco Bell. Two gas stations-BP & Shell. For shopping a 24 hour super Wal-Mart to the east. This B.W. is located .2 mile east of I-55. Not much traffic as the facility is west of Pontiac. I wouldn't hesitate to stay in the future. Factors being : location (to I-55), quiet neighborhood, helpful & polite staff-Chrissie for check in & Tammy for check out- room's cleanliness & room's overall cost. I couldn't find any negatives. I have never encountered a Best Western that I didn't enjoy staying at. This B.W. would be the fourth of five during a recent trip.

    « older but maintained very well »

    stopped while traveling do not generally pick a BW but were tired, glad to stop, nice place. did not use the pool or breakfast. soft beds but good nights sleep. would recommend. nearby small town with restaurants

  • 4
    « Good place to stay »

    The staff was wonderful. We left an item in the room when we checked out. They were great, found it and shipped it the next day. Our room was clean which is the most important thing, it wasn't conveniently located for us because the only elevator was a long walk from our room and the stairs are hard to take for seniors.

    « Revisit back to old hometown »

    This hotel was clean, the room was nice, updated. The staff was friendly. Spent some time in the nice indoor hot tub. The only issue was that there were several kids in there, unattended that were loud and running around the pool playing tag. Idid not eat the breakfast that was privided, so can not rate that.

    « Nice Stay »

    Stayed here for one night as part of a group bicycle tour. Everything about this stay was good. Room, bath, TV, AC, breakfast, staff. The beds seemed soft but ended up being quite comfortable. The mass produced omelets were actually pretty good. Really enjoyed Pontiac. Even got my picture taken with the Mayor.

    « better than it looks from outside »

    from outside this looks like 90% of two story stars you can tell it has owner and staff that care hot breakfast is slightly better than most; noise level is quieter than most hotel was fairly full and we heard no noise; nice set of shade trees outside entrance; It has indoor pool; fitness center... I had no problems connecting my cpap medical machine by the bed only downside was stairs to second floor seemed strange I had some problems carrying my luggage down these stairs probably just my foot and stairs didn't line up (there is an elevator at back of hotel )

    « Great stop for passing through on a long road trip »

    The previous two nights we had stayed at Holiday Inn Express that exceeded our expectation. This place was a bit more ordinary, clean but not sparkling. The beds were comfortable but getting close needing replacing. The room was quiet and had all the amenities we needed.

    « Indoor Pool always clean! Comfortable and spacious rooms! »

    I stayed in this hotel during a business trip to Pontiac. It was a very nice experience getting out work and get to the hotel directly to the pool. It was always crystal clear and at perfect temperature. The rooms are big and very comfortable. Internet speed is average. The staff is friendly. Continental breakfast also very convenient and nice, with a good variety. I've been staying in this hotel many times, never disappointing. Thanks!

    « Wedding in nearby Fairbury »

    We needed a place to stay near a wedding in Fairbury. I picked this Best Western because of other reviews. I agree with all the positive reviews. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We spent some time at the hot tub, the whole pool area was clean and very nice. I liked that there are bathrooms in the pool area. The breakfast had a lot of choices and the coffee was really good.

    « Visited September, 2015. The hotel room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff is friendly »

    We stayed here in September of 2015. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful when needed. The breakfast was great. Parking for our collector car was fine. We plan to stay again in September of this year.

    « Great stay »

    Easy to get to, very clean and staff courteous and helpful. Hotel was located close to restaurants, gas stations and other stores and services. Was only about one minute off the interstate. The free breakfast was quite good. I would stay here again and would recommend this hotel.

    « Friendly, easy stopover »

    We stayed here as a family for one night, a last minute turn up with no pre-booking. From our arrival everyone was friendly as welcoming, a room was quickly arranged (their one suite for our family) and we were in. The room was HUGE and the bed comfy, we were so tired that I can't honestly remember all the details, but that speaks well about how we slept so soundly. A quick and easy breakfast then back on the road. A great stop over

  • 4
    « One of the "Best" »

    Ha! You see what I did there. Wife and I were in Pontiac, IL working at the Eagle Performing Arts Theater for 5 days. This hotel was clean, comfortable, and affordable. We feel these are the 3 keys to a positive hotel experience. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel due to early work appointments elsewhere, but others in our group said it was quite good. Pontiac is also a GREAT town... we loved it.

    « My Stay in Pontiac »

    In searching for a place to stay in Pontiac, Illinois, my colleagues and I found the Best Western. The staff were very helpful and the room was clean, nice and comfortable. I would recommend the Best Western if you are staying on Pontiac.

    « Yes!!!! »

    Hotel was clean, nice, and well taken care of. We arrived late but our room was ready and the beds were comfortable. Didn't have a chance to use pool or tub but both looked very inviting. The hot bar breakfast was good. Definitely recommend this hotel.

    « Friendly and clean »

    This is a very nice hotel that is easy to get to from the highway. Our room was clean and comfortable. The shower had enough hot water for three showers in a row. Towels were bright and soft. Beds were clean with lots of pillows that keep their shape. I liked having a fridge and microwave in the room. We enjoyed the well stocked continental breakfast each morning, which included pastries, bagels, eggs, yogurt, bananas, cereal, make your own waffles, biscuits and gravy and plenty of juice and drinkable coffee. If you are a coffee snob there is a Dunkin Donuts right across the street. All of the staff were cheerful and helpful, even when we showed up a little late for breakfast and they were beginning to clean up and put away the food, the staff never made us feel like we were inconveniencing them. Any time we called the front desk they were quick to assist. We didn't use the pool but it looked clean and inviting. I will stay here again.

    « best wester pontiac »

    excellent facility with helpful, competent staff. clean rooms . at bit pricey but comparable to the region. this is on route 66 road. the only pool in the region and nonsmoking facility that accepts pets. good parking - some restaurants in the region for meals.

    « Pool closed »

    Winter storm, kids want to swim....pool closed. Hotel thought "slow week" good time to do maintenance on pool... over the weekend...bad decision. This hotel has had numerous chain names through the years. Outside looks nice, rooms are typical. Maybe next year.

    « Best Western Pontiac Inn »

    Very good room, great stay overall. Wonderful continental breakfast. We will be using this facility many times on our southern trips in the fall. If the timing is right we will be using them on our way back north in the spring. We ate at Baby Bull's Restaurant, it's close and great. Also the Inn is not far from shopping if needed.

    « Excellent location, near 55 expressway, clean »

    Very good location, off expressway, clean facility. They have a swimming pool which is helpful. Only issue is not enough electric outlets available near bed. The staff were professional and provided guidance during my stay.

    « good spot to stay »

    great hotel to work out of while I was on business. The field location was rained out, so the staff let us use the lobby for the afternoon to finish all the business we had to complete. The staff also dried our jackets while we worked.

    « My stay at Best Western »

    I had to go out to Pontiac, Ill, for my brothers funeral and needed a place to sleep and glad i chose to stay there. The staff was exceptional. Everything you needed and always asking if you needed anything, too! Thank you

  • 5
    « Comfortable/Clean & Friendly Staff »

    My Husband and I was on business and stayed here at Best Western. The hotel was very comfortable and clean. The hotel staff was very friendly and very helpful with the location of the area. The area of the hotel has a Walmart across the road and a few places to eat. It is overall a quite area which we enjoy. The breakfast served at the hotel is good, included omelet, waffles, sausage and cold breakfast. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    « Great value »

    There is not much in this area and for it being so small townish I have to say the BW was really excellent. An above average morning buffet, nice room and friendly staff. I also appreciated that they accepted my dog (small) and the fee was reasonable.

    « Best Western Pontiac Inn, Pontiac, ILLINOIS »

    The Best Western to me is the best choice in Pontiac, but there aren't that many choices. It is priced high for the area and the accommodations. A forty mile drive gets you a suite at $30 less a night, but it is a forty mile drive.

    « Nice »

    Our room was clean and everything was in good working order. The decor was appealing and and seemed fairly new. The breakfast was good, well maintained with a nice variety to choose from. If you left hungry, it was your own fault.

    « This one needs some work »

    New mattresses, better educated front desk clerk. She told me my room was in the middle of the building and it just up the stairs from the front desk. After parking in the rear of the building which is what she recommended. I had to walk the length of the entire building to get to my room. When I turned on the wall heater in the room it set of the smoke detector. I complained as she told me that is because it hadn't been run in a while.

    « Very good value. »

    We had a very large king suite in this Best Western which was really roomy and comfortable. The rate was just over one hundred dollars which was a bargain for accommodations like this. I would highly reccomend.

    « Solid comfort »

    Good bed, good location (spend some time sightseeing in Pontiac before you move on!), friendly people - a nice solid mid-range hotel with few luxury touches but a lot of comfort. We stayed only one night; it was a quiet and restful stay. We would definitely stay here again.

    « Great stay »

    Hotel was great, staff extremely accommodating and friendly. Had a great weekend. Hotel was booked solid but everything went along without any problems. We had a great room, turned out to be a suite and we enjoyed all of it. Very clean and accessible to highway and downtown Pontiac.

    « Nice visit again »

    We were there about two or so years ago. Got our favorite room. Our favorite room is the large suite with a sofa and jacuzzi. Was only able to get it for one night. This time the room never seem to cool down. Granted the weather was in the nineties. We let the room cool for several hours but still warm at night. Lost a pink earring if you find it there. Food was still good for breakfast.


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·From: Chicago, IL. Take I-55 South to Exit 197. Turn left onto Route 116. Proceed through the stoplight for 0. 5 blocks and the Best Western Pontiac Inn is located on the left. ·From: St. Louis, Mo. Take I-55 North to Exit 197. Turn right onto Route 116. Proceed through the stoplight for 0. 5 blocks and the Best Western Pontiac Inn is located on the left.