Conveniently located off I-70 and I-57, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Effingham, IL places you near the Thelma Keller Convention Center, just a nine-minute walk from the hotel. As a major junction in central Illinois, Effingham boasts a variety of restaurants, shops and local attractions like The Cross and Sculpture on the Avenue, and many are within two miles of our location. Stay with us to enjoy free high-speed Internet access, an indoor pool and a hot breakfast.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Keep up with work at the business center, and then test the waters of the indoor pool. In a hurry? We offer express check-in and check-out to get you on your way. Enjoy these amenities and services during your visit:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Feel well rested before your day at the convention center with our comfortable guest rooms and suites, outfitted with cable TV to keep you or the kids entertained as you sip a cup of coffee. Standard room amenities include:
If you’re in Effingham for a long vacation or temporary work assignment, take advantage of our One-bedroom King Suites, featuring all standard amenities plus these extras:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Choose from French toast, fresh fruit and an assortment of items at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. For lunch and dinner, try one of the nearby restaurants, such as the Firefly Grill, which serves dishes like crab cakes and gourmet pizza prepared with ingredients from the restaurant’s gardens.
Things to Do in Effingham
From local wine to Herbie the Love Bug, there’s something for everyone in Effingham. Sample a sangria at the Tuscan Hills Winery, where you can tour the vineyard or join a dance class, just 10 minutes from the hotel. Indulge your nostalgic side at MY Garage Museum, displaying rare and vintage Corvettes, famous VW Beetles and a unique collection of prototype and racing cars. Visit these other attractions in Effingham:
Effingham Performance Center – Catch your favorite bands, performers and comedians at the Effingham Performance Center, just a mile from the hotel. For some affordable family fun, tap your toes to the music of local bands at the center’s $5 sessions.
Lake Sara – Spend a day on the lake by renting a boat from the marina, and then watch the sun set as you listen to a lakeside performance at the stage. After playing volleyball and horseshoes, unwind with a massage at Sara’s Sanctuary, and order a burger and a beer at Zona’s on the Lake.
Thelma Keller Convention Center – One of central Illinois’ largest event spaces and only half a mile from the hotel, the Thelma Keller Convention Center hosts craft fairs, bridal shows, galas and conferences in style. Dance the night away at a class reunion or wedding, and enjoy the homemade business lunches or dinners that the center is known for.
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Groups & Meetings
Host your next event at the Country Inn & Suites, which offers a meeting room with free high-speed Internet access and the assistance of our staff. Perfect for visitors to the Thelma Keller Convention Center, the hotel offers group rates when you reserve at least 10 guest rooms.
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