Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

Savoy, IL - Best Western Paradise Inn  

Address:    709 N Dunlap Avenue (US-45),                                  Phone: 217-356-1824

Location/ Directions: Take Interstate 57 Exit 229, at the top of the exit, head East three miles to the dead-end, turn left, the Best Western Paradise Inn is located about three miles down the road on the left.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $60.00                              AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 62-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pets Allowed (fee), Pool, High Speed Internet, Cable satellite television with HBO, ESPN and CNN, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Dataports, AM/FM alarm clock, Outdoor pool Heated Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Playground, 24-hour front desk, Air-conditioning, Cold weather hook-ups, Ice/vending machines, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron/ironing board, Refrigerator, Cribs available (fee), Business suites with desk available, Microwave, Complimentary newspaper Available At Front Desk, Wake up calls.    

Railroad View:  Good.  Former Illinois Central mainline hosts about 15 trains over a 24-hour period.  Radio scanner is helpful for hearing an approaching train, otherwise keep an ear open for a train horn in the distance.  2nd floor room will give you a better view due to the parking lot. Trains are relatively quiet as they pass the motel, they will not wake you up. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National (IC) / Amtrak.

Notes:  Motel is minutes away from the Monticello Railway Museum (Monticello, IL), its worth a visit.  Museum has a large number of locomotives & rolling stock displayed and stored.  Train rides are also offered - check museum schedule for details.

Comments: Nice motel, worth the stay if in the area!

Picture Comments: Photo taken from the doorway of room # 128 on the 2nd floor.  View looks east.