by Courtney Elko
For an extended stay or a weekend getaway, this all-suite Residence Inn, which opened in 2012, has plenty of space for families and many comforts of home. Kids will love the indoor saltwater pool and outdoor sports court and parents will love the patio courtyard with fire pit.
The inviting and open lobby features a fireplace and plenty of couches and tables to sit and relax after a long trip. The suites feature fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi, and families will love to start each day with the complimentary hot breakfast.
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All of the suites include free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and full-size refrigerator. Cribs and rollaway beds are available, but no connecting rooms are available. Guests will find plenty of outlets for charging devices and a few located at the bedside, too.
The large studio suites feature a living area with a sleeper sofa and a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop (no oven), dishwasher and plenty of utensils and cookware. A two-seat dining table, large desk area and one television are also available in the studio suites.
A wall divides the bedroom from the separate living room and kitchen area in this suite. The living room features a sleeper sofa and dining table and the fully equipped kitchen offers a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, full oven and stove and utensils and cookware. There are two televisions and a bathtub in the one-bedroom suites.
The two-bedroom suites also feature a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, full oven and stove and utensils and cookware. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room and a large dining table that can seat four. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a bathtub and there are three televisions. The two-bedroom suites can accommodate six people.
by Kendall M
The property is clean and in a safe location. The staff is friendly but three times the front desk was left unattended during our 2 day stay when we we stopped by for questions and something from the market place. The outdoor fireplace was not operational during our stay. The absolute worst beds I've every slept on...hard and the springs would pop as you turned over. The HVAC system is loud and doesn't keep a consistent temp. TV signal didn't come in clearly.
4th floor room at the end of the hall makes for a long trek back and forth to the elevator.
Breakfast was below average and food was cold at 7:45am. I am a loyal Marriott guest but this location doesn't quite live up to the legendary brand.
I would stay here again, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
The room was large, and had a full size fridge and microwave.
The free breakfast was decent. The breakfast staff was extremely friendly.
They had an indoor pool that is larger than most at these types of hotels, although the water was a bit too cold.
There was also an outdoor sport court with some basketball hoops, and that looked pretty popular with the kids.
The large indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool are located off the patio and open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The water depth runs between 3 and 5 feet and no lifeguards are on duty. Pool towels are also provided.
Kids will love the outdoor sport/basketball court, located next to the pool. The front desk is always happy to hand over the basketballs for a daytime game.
A complimentary buffet breakfast is available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on weekdays and 7 to 9:30 a.m. on weekends. Families will love the hot items like eggs and sausage, plus fruit, bagels, make-your-own yogurt parfaits, a waffle station and cereal can be found. Guests can also grab and go breakfast. The coffee station is available 24/7 and high chairs are also available.
Three nights a week, guests are invited to the lobby or outdoor patio for a grill night, happy hour and appetizers or dessert hour, all complimentary. A sign is placed in the lobby that morning telling guests which complimentary social mix they can expect that evening. It's a great place to mingle with other guests and enjoy some free beer, wine and food.
Grocery and Grill
Guests can fill out and supply the front desk with a grocery list and the staff will go shopping for you and charge the grocery bill directly to your room. Have your refrigerator and kitchen stocked while you go out and explore Springfield!
BBG grills can be found near the fire pit at the outdoor patio for guests to use. The staff also holds a complimentary grill night once a week.
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All About the Extras
A 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines and free weights is located by the pool and overlooks the patio. Gym towels and water are provided and earbuds can be provided at the front desk.
A small market, which is open 24/7, can be found next to the front desk where guests can find frozen meals, snacks, candy, medicines, alcohol, water and other drinks.
Wi-Fi with a good signal is complimentary, but guests who want even more high speed can upgrade for a fee.
Pets are welcome to stay at this Residence Inn with a non-refundable cleaning fee.
A coffee station, located in the lobby, is available 24/7.
A coin-operated laundry room is located near the pool and fitness center.
There is plenty of free parking available to guests.
The Art of Smart Timing
It's always a great time to visit the Illinois state capital, but when children are off from school for spring break or the summer, the Residence Inn can be a bit busier.
The St. Louis International Airport is about an hour and half from the Residence Inn and Chicago O'Hare International Airport is about three hours. Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington is about a little more than an hour and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is about 20 minutes away.
Renting a car would be ideal when staying at the Residence Inn in Springfield. Several restaurants surround the hotel and families could walk to them, but driving is a better idea. Many of the Springfield things to do are within a short drive, too.
For Mom and Dad
Parents will love to unwind at the outdoor patio while enjoying complimentary beer or wine during one of the hotel's weekly hosted social hours.