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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake, Whittington

13277 Freeway Ln, 62897-1028, Whittington, United States - See on a map
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake - Welcome to the SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake! The SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake is ideally located in the center of Whittington. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

SureStay Hotel By Best Western Whittington Rend Lake is right off of I-57 at Exit 77 is surrounded by Sesser, Benton, West Frankfort, Christopher, Harrisburg, Thompsonville, McLeansboro, Du Quoin, Johnston City, Marion, Carbondale, Paducah, and Cape Girardeau. Right next door to Pheasant Hollow Winery, we are delighted to receive guests attending the winery’s many events and other events such as the Cajun Festival, Murder Mystery, Blues & BBQ Festival, and Rend Lake Wine & Art Festival. There are local catering events including Sesser Homecoming, Rend Lake Days, Du Quoin State Fair, Street Machine Nationals, as well as events hosted by Benton Civic Center, Twin Oaks Lodge, Cedarhurst, Rend Lake College, Benton High School, Morthland College and the Annual NubAbility Athletics Summer Camp. We are close to old fashion eateries Maid Rite, Custard Stand, and Burton’s Cafe. Visitors for family reunions and summer camps in the Rend Lake area will find our location near Camp Manitowa, Dale Miller Youth Camp, Benton KOA, many picnic shelters and day use areas offered at Rend Lake convenient. SureStay Hotel Whittington Rend Lake offers guests free use of a fish-cleaning station, deep freezer and fenced-in boat parking with charging stations. We welcome fishermen participating in many of the Rend Lake fishing tournaments, including the Crappie masters, FLW BFL Bass Tourney, Shriners, USA Bassin and Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tournament. We welcome guests who fish or hunt with guides throughout the year, those who hunt on public land offered by IDNR and the Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife Refuge Area. We offer a special welcome every year to the Sesser-Valier Outdoorsman Club’s Annual Deer Hunt for the Disabled. Business travelers with Service Master, Big Muddy River Correctional Center, John Deere, IDNR, Alcar Co LLC, American Coal, Viking Coal, Mach Mining, H Group, WPS, General Dynamics, and BNSF Railway find us to be easily accessible.


Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake




Hotel advantages

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
    Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
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"A Weekend Away"

l0ri1221, Bolingbrook, Illinois 12/04/2021

We stayed at the Best Western Sure Stay in Whittington while attending a United Kennel Club dog competition. All the members of our group were beyond pleased with the accomodations and hospitality at this hotel.

SureStay Whittington, Guest Services / Front Office at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! Hope to see you all again!

"vacation travel"

User 14/02/2021

We were, heading on vacation with our 2 dogs.We always stay at this hotel on our way to Florida.It's clean,perfect place for dogs and was very covid safe.We always stay at Best Western hotels and actually plan our trip around it.Thankyou Best Western Hotels. Dr TK

"A fine place for our dog and clean"

Patrick A, Cedar Falls, Iowa 31/01/2021

I take it that this place is fairly new. We had a quiet room with easy access to the dog area. Unfortunately the light was not working for that area which made really hard to see anything. The breakfast in these COVID times was not that great. That honeybun stayed with me the entire day. The location is fine. The Philips station next door gets lots of traffic, but if you keep the window closed, it's fine. There were a couple of restaurants less than a mile away. There was a decent trail on the lake just across the interstate. Start near the cemetery.

"The lady at front desk was absolutely amazing"

CMJP1990, Charlotte, North Carolina 12/01/2021

I give 5 stars based on the lady at the front desk she was great and even signed me up for the rewards benefits. Hotel was also cleaned. I would definitely stay here again if ever traveling thru that way again!

"convenient quiet"

Resort67831832700, Newton, Illinois 01/12/2020

Located just off I57 exit 77 and far enough from the interstate to be quiet. I stay here often Clean rooms and nice staff. Close to Rend lake with great fishing. This is a new smaller two story hotel with a concrete parking lot with easy access.

"Comfort, Cleanliness, and Courteousy at Effective Cost"

User 14/11/2020

It was everything I needed when I needed it. Great staff and great room features and outstanding quality for the price. As a driver, sometimes you just want to stretch out, shower, and stay close to the roads you're traveling -- this spot is the perfect location. I would definitely recommend it to my fellow travelers out there.

"Great Place to stay!"

User 12/08/2020

Great place to stay, we've stayed at this hotel many times, it's always clean and comfortable. Convenient location just off Highway near Rend Lake, IL. Has a gas station and bate shop nextdoor for convenience as well as restaurants, windery and bars close by.Has a good breakfast to start your day. Staff is great, always friendly and helpful!

SureStay Best Western, Guest Services / Front Office at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Hope to see you again here at SureStay soon!

"Loved this motel"

rdsm77, Tucson, Arizona 08/07/2020

The room is big. The fridge is big. The tv works great. The lights are really bright. The shower has dispensers which works better with all my hair to get enough conditioner. Towels are large. Microwave worked fine. Wonderful staff. My room was close to the vending/ice machine and I was concerned I'd be disturbed during the night but heard nothing. The place was quiet. I was ticked off they were pet friendly, but apparently they have pet only rooms. I think the only negative was there was no alarm clock. Slept great. I would definitely stay here again.

SureStay Best Western, Guest Services / Front Office at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! Yes, we have only specific rooms for pets. We never use any other rooms other then them for pets. We hope to see you again here at SureStay!

"Las minute trip to Rend Lake with our dog!"

User 06/07/2020

We booked this last minute and were not sure what to expect as I did not really investigate the area. We needed a pet-friendly hotel and a parking lot big enough to park our bass boat. They have a great space behind the hotel to park the boat with electrical hookups!! It was perfect. They have a nice little breakfast area with cereal, muffins, waffles, and great coffee! You can launch your boat right down the street about five minutes away. They have a bait shop and, gas station across the parking lot. The room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. We will be back!

SureStay Best Western, Guest Services / Front Office at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Hi Sarah, thank you for such a detailed review!

"Best Motel of the trip"

User 23/06/2020

Our plans fell through and we had already gone past many hotels that could be seen from I 57. We fortunately saw a billboard and ended up at the SureStay. It was clean and comfortable. We felt very safe. The staff was very understanding when my cousin and I couldn't seem to keep our keys from being demagnetized This is a pet friendly motel, we didn't have a pet in the room but there was an option to check in with one. There is a gas station and Convenience store next door and very well stocked vending machines in the lobbies. The bathroom and bathtub were as good as my guest bathroom if not better, and supplied high quality person care items. They had gloves available for the lobby and breakfast room. I'd stay there anytime I'm in the area.

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you for the great review! We're glad to know that you had a good stay with us. We hope to see you back soon. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review. Sincerely, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington Rend Lake

"Very nice hotel"

User 05/06/2020

stayed 3 nights during fishing trip. Very nice and clean. Friendly staff. Beds comfortable. Even had grab and go breakfast which was great during the covid restrictions. Would stay at this hotel again.

"Best night's sleep"

togram1967, Ottawa, Illinois 14/01/2020

Hotel was very clean, friendly staff, great smells! The bed was very comfortable. I stopped half way through an 8 hour trip, and felt completely rested to continue my journey the next morning. I will definitely stay again! And I couldn't beat the price. Thank you!!

SureStayWhittington, Olivia at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again here at SureStay!

"Clean and friendly!"

User 11/12/2019

This is probably the cleanest hotel I've stayed at in a long time! Staff was very friendly and professional!! The breakfast was great and the internet service was quick. I would recommend this property to anyone.

"Hidden gem"

User 02/11/2019

This hotel is a little hidden gem right by the rest stop. We had traveled over 18 hours and all hotels in the vicinity were showing sold out. We came across this one and I'm glad we did. Talk about excellent customer service! The hotel was very clean and it's pet friendly which was a bonus! Tammy at the front desk was by far one of my favorite front desk clerks in a long time. Little did she know I was actually a travel agent moving cross country. It's people like her who make traveling more enjoyable. I know I will recommend this hotel for any of my future clients who will be traveling in this area.

"Shockingly pleased"

lastrode24, Baker, Florida 21/10/2019

For a hotel in the middle of no where, I was shocked at the quality. It was clean, modern, and reasonably priced. I stay in hotels frequently and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in this year. The staff was friendly. Will definitely stay there again!

"Branson/Kissimmee Trip"

larryj926, Cannon Falls, United States 20/10/2019

Clean, quiet and comfortable rooms. Staff was helpful with dining suggestions. We really appreciate the complimentary breakfast the hotel offers. There is a winery nearby with indoor/outdoor seating called Pheasant Hollow.

"Very friendly"

Bruce and Glori... B, Spring Hill, Tennessee 17/10/2019

Very friendly atmosphere. Highly Halloween decorated lobby. Showed much interest in their Hotel. Will definitely try to stop here again on one of our trips from Nashville Lake of the Ozarks. Breakfast very good. Very quiet.

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the review! Looking forward to seeing you both again!

"Land of Lincoln B.A.S.S Tournament"

Maria H, Chicago, Illinois 08/10/2019

Definitely a 5 star hotel, the entire hotel is just immaculate. I highly recommend this hotel, if you are driving on I57 and want to stop and rest or if you are coming to fish at the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park in Rend Lake, IL. Free continental breakfast, and coffee available all day. If you are traveling with your boat and trailer they have plenty of parking in the promises or in front of the hotel just for your trailer. I definitely will stay here next time we are in town for the Paralyzed Veterans of America B.A.S.S Tournament.

"Great place to stay and fish"

User 07/10/2019

Wonderful, clean hotel with friendly staff. The beds are too soft for my liking but other than that, it's a great place to stay. Fishing is just 10 minutes away on Rend Lake as well as the State Park and golf course.

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you for the review! We hope too see you again soon!

"Gem of a hotel near Rend Lake"

jonesyincape, Orlando, Florida 15/09/2019

My experience could not have been better. The front desk went out of their way to make sure my experience was nothing but exceptional. I can't recommend this SureStay highly enough. I considered an AirBnb, but was pointed to this hotel by the local camp owner. I'm glad I listened! The service from the front desk was nothing short of outstanding. The night clerk that checked me in (around 4 AM) saw that was exhausted and me late checkout. I didn't even ask! I have never had that happen. I missed breakfast and came in as the young lady was cleaning up. She immediately offered to get me something. She brought out pancakes and sausage. I never would have expected such service. I offered her a tip for going above and beyond but she turned it down with a smile as if to say, “That's just part of my job, being awesome.”. The room was perfect and the bed was soooo comfy. Everything worked perfectly and was spotless. It felt like it was a new hotel or recently remodeled. I almost always use AirBnb, but this experience has opened my eyes to hotels again. The price was as good or better than what I saw on AirBnb. If there was a 10 star rating, I would give that.

"Comfortable bed, great staff Excellet stay"

User 10/09/2019

Fantastic!!!!! Very comfortable beds. Excellent staff. Super Breakfast. Body wash, shampoo and conditioner supplied in pumps in shower. Highly recommended. Boat parking with electric hooks provided. pets allowed.

"Good price, clean hotel, friendly staff"

georgia1126, Hampshire, Illinois 09/09/2019

We came to town for a funeral. We had 6 total rooms for family. Hotel was very clean, lighting nice and bright, beds were very comfortable, and most of all staff were very friendly. Marlene & her front desk staff were excellent. Thank you for a nice stay.

"My pleasant stay"

Guide38410917948, Greenwood, Indiana 03/09/2019

My first time to stay at a SureStay. Reservation was complete; room was ready when I got there. Hotel desk clerk was very kind and efficient, offering to help with luggage. Room was very clean and room was nice and bright. I appreciated having the bright lights, available when I need to turn the lights up for reading and working on the IPhone. Also, had the capability of turning lights down low when just needed to relax and rest before going to sleep. Enjoyed the various channels on the TV. Checking out was speedy and clerk was very kind. She went ahead and set up my requested reservation for Labor Day weekend for 2020.

"What kind"

User 24/08/2019

Clean. Price was good. Close to interstate. Not far from Du Quoin. Several room. They put on first floor which I really appreciated. If you like boating really nice lake they do have cabin there. I personal like a hotel.

"Clean and comforatable"

shelleys17, Big Rapids, Michigan 20/08/2019

We stopped here on a Wednesday evening for one night. Friendly staff and fair price. Rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. The shower had a shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispenser, which was rather unique. We didn't want to drive any longer so we walked over the the gas station next door. They sell Krispie Krunchy chicken which is pretty good. We ate it at the picnic table outside. Our only concern was in the morning for breakfast, there was only one lady trying to check people out and maintain the breakfast area. She needed to be in two places at once! People had to wait about 20 minutes for her to restock the hot foods.

"Simple hotel clean and dog friendly "

megant528, Niagara Falls 22/07/2019

This hotel is very well-managed and has all the amenities that one needs when traveling. It is dog friendly with the $25 additional room fee. They have an adequate complementary breakfast in the morning. The staff is very nice. The rooms are large and the ability to get in and out of the hotel is very easy. It is by Lake Rend. There are not restaurants near the facility and one has to go to Benton on a Sunday night to get food Or to the convenience store at the gas station next-door. However there is a microwave and a refrigerator in the room

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Wow, what a fantastic review! Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome recommendation. The next time you stay with us be sure and ask us about Burton's and Harbor Lite, just a half mile north of us.

"Anniversary at Rend Lake"

JoshuaS551, Newburgh, Indiana, United States 14/07/2019

We came here on a whim to celebrate our 7th Anniversary. Very pleased with this place for lodging while pivoting around the area during the day. Clean, comfortable, nice staff, and a great price! If you're not a “camper” but you want to come enjoy the area, this is your place! Updated rooms, fresh towels with lots of life in them, good beds, and modern shampoo/conditioner/soap dispensers in the shower (so much better than the little bottles that are still so common!) Great water pressure, large tubs, and wonderful location for all the south lake areas. If you're looking for a place, this is your place.

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thank you so much for such a great recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the area.

"Comfortable and clean"

User 05/07/2019

I was so happy with my stay at SureStay. The room was clean, the bed and pillows were comfortable, and it was a nice convenience having the dispensers in the shower that were filled with amazing smelling shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The breakfast was simple, but everything was great! Having 3 picky kids, it can sometimes be difficult finding something they all like, but they all left with full tummies after breakfast! I would definitely stay here again!

SureStayWhittington, Front Office Manager at SureStay Hotel by Best Western Whittington, responded to this review
Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review. We are so happy that your family's stay with us was good and we look forward to seeing you again.

"Good place to stay."

User 26/06/2019

It is well worth the effort to find this motel. The staff is kind and gracious very professional. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The breakfast while not overabundant was acceptable. Just 15 miles south of effingham good experience.

"Short stay was great!"

Travel29088305204, New Madrid, Missouri 05/06/2019

With just a two day visit to Rend Lake we were looking for a modern, clean hotel to spend the night. SureStay fit the bill in spades. Room was excellent, beds were very comfortable and staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definately stay at SureStay again on our next trip to bicycle at the lake!

"Great place to stay when visiting local winery"

User 03/06/2019

My wife & I traveled a little over four hours from northern Illinois for the annual Cajun Festival @ Pheasant Hollow Winery. This was our first stay @ this property but definitely won't be our last! The staff was welcoming, friendly & efficient, the room was very clean & comfortable, & the breakfast about what I expected in the morning. Shower was exceptional in its pressure (loved the shampoo, conditioner & body was dispenser, by the way), the fridge & TV were good & bathroom facilities very clean & in great working order. Staff member recommended good restaurant nearby upon check-in & we ate there twice. Thank you! Can't wait to come back again!!

"Great stay"

crm502, Saint Louis, Missouri 16/09/2018

We stayed here for 2 nights while fishing at Rend Lake. Our room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff is always friendly and very helpful, they even have a deep freezer to store your fish in. They have a separate lighted parking lot with electric to park your boat at for the night. The breakfast is pretty basic, yogurt, bagels, oatmeal, coffee, juice and some cereal but it was good. Every time we go up to Rend to fish this is where we stay.

"nice, but needs a better description of amenities. i.e. no bar on premises, no restaurant on premises, not on lake"

magarin0, Washington DC, District of Columbia 28/07/2018

The rooms are nice. It is not next to a lake. The restaurant is not on premises. We are on the way to Knoxville and stopped here for a night, thinking there was a restaurant and bar here and that it was on a lake. Not so. Plus the receptionist tried to direct us to the restaurant but failed, so we ate at another place. Nice to stay, but not worth the price given the chains around.

"What a jewel of a place"

desireeb75, Lewiston 29/06/2018

We got caught in tornado weather so being that we had been on road for about 10 hours already we decided to stay here. We first called the Comfort Inn and the person on the phone go frazzled when a group of people came through the door in the crazy weather. She took my number and said she would call right back. That never happened. So we continued on and found this place. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in at a hotel in all the years of travelling. The woman at the desk was absolutely wonderful. So kind and caring. There was a small continental breakfast with fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, and other simple basics. It worked for a quick start. The hotel was very clean and very quaint. I will definitely put this on my list of stops for future stays.

"No frills but what one should expect"

swilby45, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 22/05/2018

Stayed here while taking in events in DuQuoin and McCleansboro. The hotel caters to fisherman at Rend Lake with gas station, bait shop and small restaurant adjacent. Very clean and staff friendly. Desk clerk said "all forty rooms the same--two queen beds". I guess some customers wanted to be on the second floor, south side so they could overlook their boats in the boat cage. Breakfast area clean and comfortable but limited selection though fresh and well serviced. Excellent coffee. Breakfast hours 5:00am to 9:00 am. Illinois winery within walking distance. We had a very positive experience and might even plan to take in some Rend Lake activities (1/3 mile away) while there. Nice restaurants in Benton.

"Great Service!"

Sue L, Pardeeville 01/04/2018

We called from the road looking for a place for the night and was lucky enough to come across this listing after a long google search, and after already being on the road for more than 10 hours. We were so glad we called. Olivia was more than awesome in booking our room and helping us with choosing a place to order dinner from while we were still on the road. Her wonderful hospitality continued after we checked in. The hotel was clean and quiet and our room, though fairly basic, was more clean and in better shape than any hotel in this price range that we've stayed in years. Our nightly rate was less than most "budget" hotels and it was so much nicer than almost any of them. I doubt our paths will cross again, but should they, this would definitely be our choice to stay!

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