Renovated hotel in downtown Springfield offers free full breakfast; located close to many Lincoln-related attractions
Hotel at a Glance: The State House Inn
The State House Inn is surrounded by history in downtown Springfield—it’s an easy walk to Abraham Lincoln’s home, his law office, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The hotel even has a bit of history itself. First opened in 1961, it recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation to restore it to its midcentury glory. Retro early ’60s touches can be seen throughout the hotel, from the molded-plastic chairs in the cocktail lounge to the clean lines and mod furnishings in the guest rooms and suites.
A free breakfast spread may include hot eggs and meats, cereal, waffles, and pastries.
Sleep easy in the guest rooms that feature pillow-top mattresses draped in comfy duvets, as well as complimentary WiFi.
Work out: The fitness center features cardio equipment and weights.
Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln Landmarks on Route 66
Springfield proudly upholds its duties as the capital of the Land of Lincoln—numerous important places from the 16th president’s life are carefully maintained here. In addition to the Lincoln home and his presidential library, you can visit his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery and the train depot where he bid farewell to his friends and neighbors before departing for Washington, DC.
Located along the famous Route 66, Springfield is also home to slices of quirky Americana such as Cozy Dog, a drive-in diner that claims to have invented the batter-coated wiener on a stick. Architecture buffs can tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s 12,000-square-foot Dana-Thomas House, an early example of the famed designer’s Prairie style.
What You Get
Stay for two in a two-full room, standard king room, or king suite
Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a two-full room or king suite
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
The bed was a little uncomfortable and the maid had put the sheet on wrong...lol. The breakfast was okay. The location of the hotel made up for everything. I wouldn't recommend this hotel. don't plan to stay here again.
Service was great. Rooms were clean. The hotel is right in the heart of Springfield so you're within walking distance of all the sites. Would definitely recommend the hotel and Springfield as a great place to visit, especially as a family.