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.