My family and I went to Springfield to see three different Abraham Lincoln sites: his home, the Abraham Lincoln Museum and his tomb. We stayed two nights at the Best Western Clearlake Plaza and took a leisurely tour of these three sites (you could see them all in one day if you wanted).
We picked this hotel because it had an indoor pool because our daughters love to swim and don't get much of a chance to do that in the winter. The pool is small but nice. My wife and I sat at one of the tables and played on the wi-fi while they swam and I was thrilled to discover that it wasn't super hot or humid in the pool area like most indoor pools are. Usually, it's like a sauna - this was pleasant and meant that the girls could stay until they were truly tired of swimming (usually they get to stay until my wife and I are sick of sitting and sweating).
But, no one really goes to a hotel for the pool so let's talk about the room.
The rooms have been recently painted/decorated. The rooms are comfortable and the four of us had no problems staying in a double Queen bed room. The room comes with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. The beds are comfortable and the heater worked very well. The shower has gel dispensers with body soap, shampoo and conditioner. There is also a soap dispenser by the vanity sink. On the whole, very clean and well maintained. The wi-fi worked well.
The fitness room has a treadmill, a recumbent bike and a weight bench with a complete set of hand weights. The treadmill was excellent. I used it both nights and one of my daughters used it one night. My wife and I and my daughter tried the recumbent bike and none of us liked it.
The breakfast bar in the morning had french toast, sausage patties, bacon, yogurt, bagels, cold cereal, fruit, lots of different kinds of juice and more. I was more than pleased with it. The dining area would be a little cramped if the hotel was full because it also doubles as the lobby, but we were just fine when we ate.
Speaking of food, there are a multitude of restaurants in the area - everything from Subway, Little Ceasar's and McDonald's to a fancy steak and seafood place.
Since we came to Springfield to see the Lincoln site we were pleased to discover that this hotel less than 10 minutes from the museum and his home and less than 15 minutes from his tomb. It was very easy to get to and from downtown Springfield from this hotel.
On the whole, there is nothing fancy about this hotel, just well done basic. I would go back to this hotel without hesitation if I were staying in Springfield again. less
Daksha P, Owner at BEST WESTERN Clearlake Plaza, responded to this review
Thanks for offering a review from your recent stay with us.
I appreciate you taking a few moments to give us your feedback.
Its our goal to be friendlist hotel staff in town & of course offering clean & comfy accommdation. Every guest is important to us & knowing you had a great stay is
wonderful news.Its very rewarding to read a great review that mean a great deal to out team.
So glad you enjoyed our complientary breakfast as well.
Welook forward to having you as a guestin our hotel again soon.
Thank you again