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Whether guests are attending homecoming, graduation or an alumni event at Southern Illinois University, or if they enjoy the great outdoors, our Carbondale, Illinois hotel provides the perfect escape.

Giant City State Park and Cedar Orchid Lake are both nearby popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of water recreation, hiking, biking or birding. We are located just minutes from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail featuring over 12 award winning wineries, restaurants, antique stores and eclectic shops.

Our great location near Southern Illinois University makes it easy for visiting faculty or staff or for students to get to class. However, our Carbondale hotel isnt just about prime real estate. We take caring for our guests seriously, which is why we combine a great value and competitive price with the best amenities. Our heated indoor pool is accessible year-round. Our complementary breakfast includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausages, waffles, a selection of breakfast breads and pastries, hot and cold cereal, yogurt and fresh fruits. Chilled juices and 100 Arabica coffee are the perfect complement.

Special annual events also draw a crowd to the region. From the Street Machine Auto Parade to the Sunset Concert Series happening throughout the university, theres always something happening nearby. When youre in the heart of Carbondale, the exciting events at the university are at your doorstep. Football and basketball games, lectures and concerts are just a few of the big attractions.

Best Western Carbondale is known for friendly staff members who always go above and beyond to provide guests with a great experience. Also the home of the Salukis from Southern Illinois University, school pride runs strong here. Whether youre here for business, leisure, or youre visiting a student, depend on us to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Book your room minutes from the university at the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn right now! Reservations including May 12 and 13, 2017 have a 30 day cancellation requirement. After April 11, 2017, one nights room and tax will be charged. Non-refundable.

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801 N Giant City Road
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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801 N Giant City Road
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What's nearby?


  • 10.00 mile(s) from Marion

  • 60.00 mile(s) from Cape Girardeau, Missouri

  • 60.00 mile(s) from Paducah, Kentucky

  • 140 mile(s) from Saint Louis, Missouri

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Verizon

  • 2.00 mile(s) from SIU, Southern Illinois University-home of the Saluki

  • 3.00 mile(s) from John A. Logan, community college

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 332 traveller reviews
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Grade: B

25/09/2016 kitnsaly00, Shawnee, Kansas

This is our third stay at this hotel. The first time we stayed for 3 nights, the second time, 4 nights and this time only one night. The staff is always friendly and room is always clean. This time ou... more

Owner Response
Brittany F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and for leaving this review for us. We'd like to apologize again for the issue that you experienced during your stay. We always strive to catch these issues before our guests check in and we appreciate your patience and understanding that we weren't able to do that this time. We hope to see you again soon - and we hope to have water set up on our breakfast bar by then as well!

Best for the money---over and above

20/09/2016 Patty H,

I can't say enough good about this place. I've stayed several times this year preparing my son for college and they always go above and beyond. The front desk staff has gotten me milk at 2am to help a... more

Owner Response
Brittany F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for this review, Patty! We are so happy that we made you feel welcome and at home during your stays with us. We can't wait to see you again!

Will never stay at a Best Western

17/09/2016 Jen B,

I called the Best Western Saluki Inn in Illinois on December 3, 2015 to book a room for August 20-August 22, 2017. This is when there be a total eclipse and Steven wants to be there. I called this w... more


Great visit

13/09/2016 Carol C, East Peoria

We had a very good experience recently. Our room was upgraded and that allowed us to have our friends in the room for conversation. The front desk people were always friendly and willing to help. ... more

Owner Response
Brittany F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn, responded to this review
Carol, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Lost loyal customer!

13/09/2016 tylex 1, Joliet, Illinois

Definitely disappointed with this location as of today. Highly praised them in a previous review back in June, 2016. Since then I’ve stayed twice and booked two other reservations for future stays. I... more

Owner Response
Brittany F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn, responded to this review
I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't receive the service that you deserve from us regarding this reservation issue. Unfortunately, I was out of the office yesterday and as such could not return your call. I would love to speak with you directly regarding this matter. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at gmbwsaluki@gmail.com via email or 618-351-6611 via phone.