Conveniently located off I-70 and I-57, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Effingham, IL is just a nine-minute walk from the Thelma Keller Convention Center. 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.
Keep up with work at the business center, and then test the waters of the indoor pool. Guests enjoy a free, hot breakfast each morning and free high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel. We also 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 Hotel Rooms
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 ease into the evening. 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:
Bars & Restaurants
Choose from French toast, fresh fruit and an assortment of other 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 to discover in Effingham. Sample a sangria at the Tuscan Hills Winery, where you can tour the vineyard or join a dance class. 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 staging area. Play 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, or enjoy the homemade business lunches or dinners that the center is known for.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Host your next event at the Country Inn & Suites, which features 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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