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Killarney's Irish Pub
Good times and a great atmosphere in this cozy pub! No food served.
La Gondola Spaghetti House
Lunch and dinner served. Catering available. Check out La Gondola Spaghetti House's website for locations and menu offerings.
La Quinta Inn - Bloomington
The La Quinta Inn is conveniently located off I-55/74 at Exit 160. All rooms include free high-speed wireless internet access, a coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron with ironing board. Rooms with a micro-fridge are available upon request based on availability. The Grand Jacuzzi suites, nearly twice as large as the standard rooms, features a hot tub, microwave, refrigerator, sink and sitting sofa in addition to all the amenities of regular rooms. There is ample parking space for all guests.
Laugh Comedy Club
Some of the nations best comedians grace the stage every week at Bloomington's ONLY Comedy Club! We offer low ticket prices, great food and drinks and under 21 is permitted to enter. Join us every Thursday for College Night! Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday!
Lavender Creek Farm
Lavender Creek Farm grows fields of organic lavender plants. Walk the lavender fields, pick bouquets and browse the plants for sale. Lavender soaps, oils, lotions, candles and more are made at the farmhouse - the old fashioned way!
Celebrate Bloomington's Lincoln connections and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a weekend of activities at multiple sites. Highlights will include Storyteller Brian Fox Ellis, Civil War generals, infantry and cavalry encampments, performances by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band and the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra. Living history interpreters in period dress, including Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, will be on hand at numerous locations. Children's activities, carriage rides and demonstrations of period craftsmanship will also be features, along with cannon volleys and skirmishes between troops and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Conveniently located in the Shoppes at College Hills, Logan's provides a fun and casual atmosphere and serves both lunch and dinner.
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon
Steakhouse & saloon.
Visit the Longhorn Smokehouse for perfect Texas barbecue! This restaurant is family and locally owned since 1998. Dine in, carry out or drive thru!
Lori's Kitchen Store
One stop shopping for those kitchen common, unique gadgets and cooking utensils. You will enjoy shopping for brands like Le Creuset and Kitchen Aid. We also carry cast iron, stoneware, lots of kitchen ware, cook ware, bake ware, cooking-baking mixes and variety of spices. Sign up and join us for one of our weekly cooking classes.
LuLu's on Main
Lulu's On Main is the premier boutique in Central Illinois for unique jewelry, accessories, and home decor. Our unusual and art-inspired inventory is always changing, bringing in new styles and colors from artisans across the country. Seeing is believing, so stop in today and find something for yourself or your home!
Home of the Big Fish! Great food with a casual atmosphere! Lunch and dinner served.
Visit our enchanting store and each time you visit you will discover a whole new array of gifts and home accessories. We not only specialize in unique gift ware, but we also create custom floral arrangements and can come to your home to help accessorize.
Mackinaw River State Fish and Wildlife Area
This site offers a diversity of landscape covering 1,448 acres over timbered hills, open meadows, and river bottoms. Canoe access enables visitors to float the scenic Mackinaw River. Other activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, and picnicking.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Experience a bit of Napa Valley in Central Illinois. Visit the winery, tasting room and gift shop. Enjoy the panoramic view available for weddings, receptions and meetings.
Madison on The Square
Madison on The Square opens daily at 10am offering coffee, tea, their famous cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and other treats. Customers can enjoy free WIFI while they relax and eat. If you're on the go, Madison on The Square sells take-and-bake casseroles available for you to serve your family... You get to take it out of your own oven and brag about your "homemade recipe"! They have a wide array of baked goods and other items that can be ordered ahead and picked up for a special event, party or just because! Call for reservations.
Great place to watch sports! Several TVs, great food and a pool table. Lunch and dinner served.
Mandarin Garden House
Lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted.
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Located in the heart of central Illinois, the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is the area’s newest hotel. It’s conveniently located just moments from Illinois State University, numerous corporate offices and the area’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Experience the nearby Children’s Discovery Museum, the historic Normal Theater and the revitalized Uptown Normal area.
Matthew T. Scott Home
The traditional Victorian home belonged to Matthew T. Scott, a well-known agriculturalist, and his wife Julia Green, one of the founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
McLean County Arts Center
The McLean County Arts Center presents approximately twelve exhibitions yearly, including the annual Holiday Treasures exhibition and the annual Amateur Competition and Exhibition which for over 85 years has showcased the best amateur artists from the region. The Center also offers art classes, artist lectures, art workshops for children and adults and associated performing and literary arts presentations. Visitors can purchase or rent artwork through the Center's Sales & Rental Gift Gallery.
McLean County Fair
Enjoy a classic Midwest county fair in the heart of Illinois, with carnival rides and games, 4-H animal and agricultural exhibits, crafts and plenty of great food.
McLean County Museum of History
Founded in 1904, the museum is housed in a magnificent courthouse that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown Bloomington, the museum reveals the lives of the people who shaped McLean County, including those who encountered and knew Abraham Lincoln.
Newly opened in Uptown Normal, Medici offers a wide range of unique menu selections. Lunch and dinner served. Banquet space available.
Metamora Court House Museum
The Metamora Courthouse was built in 1845 and served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of two surviving courthouses on the historic Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln. In 1978 the Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the two-story brick structure contains a central hall flanked by two exhibit rooms, one displaying artifacts of early local history, the other with exhibits describing the 1850s court system and Lincoln's life on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. On the second floor, the former courtroom and two small chambers are furnished to represent the era during which Lincoln practiced law.
Built in 1845, this building served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of the two surviving courthouses on the historic 8th Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln. The Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 1-5pm March through October and noon to 4pm November through February. It is also open by appointment and for most events on the Metamora Square. The courthouse is available for weddings, meetings and other private events.
Metamora Fields Golf Club
An 18-hole D. A. Weibring/Wolfard designed championship golf course with a 25,000 sq-ft clubhouse that offers banquet seating up to 400 people in one room. Introducing a brand new "classic" golf course to the Tri-County area focusing on offering "playable" golf for every skill level. Stunning panoramic views overlooking this links course make for an amazing backdrop for any special event. Our tag line "Where You're Always Welcome" says it all. Hang out for a while in the clubhouse - even if you don't play golf very much but like to watch. We have the very best view of golf in all of Central Illinois from our two level outdoor deck that peers out to the 9th and 18th greens tucked on opposite sides of our beautiful clubhouse chain of lakes. We intentionally brought these two greens as close to the clubhouse as possible so that everyone can enjoy watching golf while relaxing on the decks or inside the clubhouse.
Lunch and dinner served. Limited delivery service. Take-out available. Live Jazz on the patio. Best desserts in town.
Miller Park Outdoor Summer Theater
Two summer theater productions are performed by the Bloomington-Normal Area Theatrical Community in this outdoor theater in Miller Park .
Miller Park Pavilion
This unique landmark was restored in 1977, with its Korean/Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in May of 1988.
Miller Park Zoo
Miller Park Zoo is the only Illinois zoo to feature the endangered Sumatran tiger. The zoo also offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include: sun bear, reindeer, Harbor Seals, red pandas, lemurs, Galapagos Tortoise, Bald Eagles, Pallas' Cat, Snow Leopards, gibbons, and Red Wolves. The Zoo features many large indoor and outdoor exhibits such as a Tropical America Rainforest, ZooLab, Katthoefer Animal Building, Wallaby WalkAbout, Children's Zoo, and Animals of Asia.
Pick up or delivery, lunch and dinner served.
Monical's Pizza - Bloomington
Pick-up or delivery, lunch and dinner served.
Monical's Pizza - Normal
Specializing in pizza - serving lunch and dinner.
Moraine View State Park Campground
Moraine View State Park offers 137 Class A trailer campsites with electricity and a sanitary station. Water is available in several locations in the campground. 102 sites can now be reserved in Gander Bay campground. A boat launch and dock is also situated in this area. Alcohol is prohibited in all campgrounds. The shower buildings are closed by November 1st (may be earlier if bad weather) and reopen May 1st (may be earlier - weather depending). Catfish Bay camp area and Tall Timber backpack trail provide 32 primitive class D sites. Timber Ridge group camp has 3 sites. Timberline Ridge horse camp has 30 Class "A" campsites complete with water, electricity, and hitching racks. Ol' Orchard group camp is currently closed.
Motel 6 - Normal
Amenities at this Motel 6 include free local calls, free morning coffee, free expanded cable, kids stay free, pet friendly, accessible rooms, outdoor pool, and truck parking.
Motel 6 - Normal
At Motel 6 we welcome our guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. Relax and enjoy Free WiFi throughout the building.
Lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted.
Famous for Long Island Iced Teas! Always a packed crowd in Downtown Bloomington!
Noodles & Company - Bloomington
Restaurant chain serving a variety of noodle dishes in a fun, fast-service environment. Beer and wine also available.
Noodles & Company - Normal
A restaurant chain serving a variety of noodle dishes in a fun and fast-service environment. Beer and wine also available. See noodles.com website for other locations throughout the state.
The CornBelters are a professional minor league baseball team with the independent Frontier League. In addition to competitive baseball, fans enjoy zany on-field promotions, outrageous entertainment acts, delicious food and post-game fireworks.
Outlaw Outfitters - Le Roy
One-hour guided horseback rides, hayrack and carriage rides for private rental, and barn dances are available. Open through March and October.
Steaks, BBQ, seafood dinners. Banquet facilities up to 130. Credit cards accepted. Open seven days.
Paddy O'Flaherty Irish Pub and Eatery
Paddy O’Flaherty was a unique combination of warrior and merchant. Famous throughout Ireland, Paddy amassed land, wealth and respect. In his later years he became endeared to the common folk because of his “kind heart”. He created jobs, businesses, built churches and handed out help regularly. Having never met a person he didn’t like, Paddy became a folk hero in county Galway. Our pub symbolizes Paddy’s spirit. We love our customers, even those we don’t know yet. They are the finest people in the world. We hope the spirit of friendliness and good times in our pub reaches out into the community. We want our pub to be yours.
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
The Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center is the only Luxury Boutique Hotel in Bloomington-Normal. The hotel features 70 elegant sleeping rooms, Mr. Beez Atrium Pub, and an 11,500 square foot conference facility. The Parke Hotel also honors senior citizens by offering a 10% discount in the Atrium Pub.
The Patton Cabin was built in June 1829 by John Patton, one of the area's first settlers. The cabin was constructed with the help of Native Americans who lived in the area.
Peddler's Way Quilt Co.
Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is dedicated to preserving the old fashioned arts of sewing, embroidery and quilting. As an authorized Pfaff sewing machine dealer, we carry a full line of sewing and embroidery machines, quilting machines, quilting frames and sergers. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your sewing questions and assist you with finding the perfect fabric and notions for your next sewing project. We offer an extensive group of fun and informative classes that cover helpful crocheting methods and sewing techniques. Customers love our open sewing days, where they can finish up sewing projects, and our knitting mystery book club combines the best of fiction with crafts. Additionally, our sampler kits and sewing kits are known for their high quality fabrics and creative embellishments. Whether you visit us online or drop by our store, you’ll soon find out that quilting with Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is both fun and therapeutic!
Prairie Aviation Museum
Highlights the history of Aviation from the Wright Brothers to Illinois astronauts. View or take a ride in the restored DC-3, The National Historic Registry's only flying exhibit!
Plenty to do and see while enjoying great food! Lunch and dinner served.
Pumpkin Glass Gallery and Studio
Welcome to Pumpkin Glass -- featuring exquisite lampwork glass beads, crystal, handmade jewelry, fused pendants, sterling silver jewelry, natural stone, and bead / jewelry making supplies and classes.
Quail Meadows Golf Course
Exceptional conditioning makes this championship par 72 course a must for golfers of all abilities in the Peoria area. The front nine is open with water coming into play on three of the holes. After making the turn, more trees come into play as well as the ravine that affects four of the nine holes. Several acres of this course have been converted to naturalized areas that a variety of birds now call home. Both challenging and aesthetic, put golfing Quail Meadows on your list of things to do this year. Located off of Centennial Drive next to the Illinois Central College Campus.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Quality Inn features a deluxe continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry, and cable TV. A unique hotel with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Quality Inn & Suites East - Bloomington
Conveniently located in the heart of Bloomington, the Quality Inn & Suites East is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will appreciate many features and amenities including free deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed internet access, free coffee, free local calls, free issues of The Wall Street Journal, and in-room desks and access to copy and fax services. All spacious guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Some rooms also feature whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms are offered.
Quality Inn & Suites West - Bloomington
The Quality Inn & Suites West is conveniently located off Illinois Highway 9 and Interstate 74. The Quality Inn & Suites West offers free continental breakfast, free local calls, free issues of The Wall Street Journal, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, hot tub, free high-speed Internet access and banquet and meeting rooms. Suites feature microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers and cable television with HBO.
Ramada Limited & Suites - Bloomington
The Ramada Limited & Suites is located just off I-55/74/39, Business 51 and Route 9. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, business center, fitness center, free wireless internet, over 65 cable channels plus HBO and much more. After a restful night of sleep, guests can look forward to the express check-out and complimentary continental hot breakfast.
Red Lobster - Bloomington
Lunch and dinner served. Banquet facilities for 20. Credit cards accepted.
Red Roof Inn - Bloomington
Clean, comfortable, efficient and a great value, the Red Roof Inn is conveniently located on I-55 and I-74 at Exit 160 on Bloomington’s west side. The Red Roof Inn features free continental breakfast daily, free wireless internet, and weekly rates. All guest rooms have high speed internet, Cable TV and data ports. Connecting rooms are available. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome.
Red Roof Inn - LeRoy
The Red Roof Inn in LeRoy is conveniently located just off I-74 and offers small town hospitality, yet is close to all the conveniences of the major cities. Guests will enjoy free WiFi internet, complimentary daily breakfast, coin laundry, alarm clocks with MP3 jacks, cable television with HBO, hairdryers, in-room coffeemakers, microwaves and refrigerators. A jacuzzi suite is also available.
Since 1989, Redbird Arena has served as the home of Illinois State University basketball and volleyball and, as its championship banners and retired jerseys overhead suggest, the epicenter of Illinois State's status as "The Home of Champions."
Rike House Museum
Built in 1853, the restored house of blacksmith Robert Ingle has undergone extensive restoration, and features antiques, a family bible and the town's first piano. Reservations required.
Ronald Reagan Museum and Peace Garden
Housed in the Donald B. Cerf Center at Eureka College, the museum collection numbers over 10,000 items from President Reagan's Eureka College student days, his movie and TV career, his governorship of California and two terms as president of the United States. The Reagan Peace Garden located on the historic campus includes a bust of the 40th president and a section of the Berlin Wall.
Ronald Reagan Trail
A self-guided driving tour that celebrates the hometown values and heritage of our 40th President.
Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm
Visit the farm and learn how fine quality cheeses are made. Explore the grounds and pet the purebred, prize-winning Jersey calves. Then take a look through the 600-square-foot Ropp Jersey Cheese retail store, featuring a cheese slicing room with viewing windows.
We are a newly opened restaurant located in downtown Morton with delicious classic American meals and a fine deli selections. They strive to serve the freshest, made from scratch meals around! Their soups are made every day! Wraps, homemade hummus, burgers, and fresh cut fries from Savory House are out of this world. Banquet rooms available for parties from 15 to 100, beer and wine available.
Lunch and dinner served. Locally owned and operated for 25 years. Check out Schooner's website for menu and entertainment offerings. Beer garden. Dinner specials. Call ahead for carryout.
When looking for the perfect personal gift, adding to someone's collection or decorating your home. Sentimental Journey should be the place to shop. They carry a large selection of Vera Bradley, Isabel Bloom, Crabtree & Evelyn, Jewery, New Baby, Inspirtational and Specialty Occasion gifts, along with Wee Forest Folk, Dept 56 and Byers' Choice Carolers. Sentimental Journey also offers a large selection of pictures, decorating and home accessories to help you make your house a home!
Simpkins Military History Museum
The personal collection of Gary Simpkins includes artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Desert Storm.
Sleep Inn & Suites - Washington
This newly constructed property offers guests a home away from home, which includes Choice Hotels' 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Program. With amenities such as a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free wireless high speed internet, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, guest convenience store and direct access to Washington's recreation trail with bikes provided, guests will get more for their money.
Sleep Inn and Suites
This newly constructed property offers guests a home away from home which includes Choice Hotels' 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Program. With amenities such as a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free wireless high speed internet, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, guest convenience store, complimentary passes to the Washington Community Center, and direct access to Washington's recreation trail with bikes provided, guests will get more for their money.
Solid Gold Jewelers
Welcome to Solid Gold Jewelers. Their goal is to offer friendly and professional advice about the choice, purchase, and maintenance of your jewelry items.
Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games
Come witness and experience what competition is truly about at the Special Olympics Summer Games! Guaranteed good time for the entire family. Competition will be offered in Athletics, Aquatics, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Pentathlon, Gymnastics, Football (Soccer) and Powerlifting. All events are held at Illinois State University in Normal.
Sprague’s Super Service in Normal
A Tudor revival building constructed in 1931 by William Sprague to house a service station, restaurant and garage, it is the largest of three remaining two-story fuel station buildings on US 66, originally housing a café and service station on the main floor plus two second-floor apartments for the owner and the station attendant.
Starplex Cinemas/Normal Stadium 14
Starplex Cinemas combines the enjoyment of movies with expanded concessions stands and its Star Cafes.
State Farm Insurance Tour
State Farm is Bloomington-Normal's largest employer and the nation's largest insurance company. Tours are offered at the Corporate Building on State Farm Plaza and the historic Fire Building.
Stevenson Graves/Evergreen Cemetery
The graves of Adlai Stevenson I and Adlai Stevenson II are buried here, as are Letita Green Stevenson and her sister, Julia Green Scott.
Super 8 - Bloomington
The Super 8 in Bloomington is located just off Veterans Parkway in the center of restaurants, malls and dozens of retail locations all within walking distance. The hotel offers free high speed wireless internet, business center, complimentary SuperStart breakfast, complimentary weekday newspaper and guest laundry facilities. The rooms feature 25 inch televisions with 76 cable channels including HBO, AM/FM alarm clock radios and hair dryers. Many rooms also have micro-fridges.
Super 8 - Chenoa
The Chenoa Super 8 is conveniently located just off I-55 at exit 187, Rt 24. The hotel is just 20 minutes from Bloomington-Normal. The small town hospitality and friendly service is always available to serve your needs after a busy day of travel. The Chenoa Super 8 provides a complimentary SuperStart breakfast, free local calls, free high speed internet and pets are welcome. The rooms feature 27 inch TVs with extended cable and free HBO. Micro-fridges are available in some rooms. Try one of the Jacuzzi Suites for a relaxing stay.
Super 8 - McLean
The McLean Super 8 is conveniently located just off I-55, 15 miles south of Bloomington-Normal. The hotel provides free high speed wireless internet, complimentary Super Start breakfast, guest laundry facilities, and a heated indoor pool. The rooms feature micro-fridges, 27 inch TVs, hair dryers and AM/FM alarm clock radios. Try one of our Jacuzzi Suites for a relaxing evening away from home.
Super 8 - Normal
The Super 8 in Normal is conveniently located just off I-55. The hotel offers a complimentary SuperStart breakfast, cable TV with HBO and free high speed internet.
Super 8 Motel - Washington
Sweet Corn Blues Festival
Sidewalk sales, arts, crafts, flea market vendors and over 50,000 ears of sweet corn fill the streets of Uptown Normal each August to welcome back the students at Illinois State University. Come out and enjoy the fun, food and some of the best blues music around!
Synergy Flight Center, LLC
Synergy Flight Center offers a number of recreational activities for visitors. They offer introductory flights, flight lessons and a flight simulator that visitors can rent by the hour.
T.G.I. Friday's - Bloomington
Lunch and dinner served. Banquet facilities for 40. Credit cards accepted. Reservations required for large parties.
Tea Room at the Depot
The Tearoom At The Depot offers a unique dining experience for all in a historic train depot. Our specials change with the seasons, and our building is a National Historic Site. Garden Gate Floral is a part of the Depot, which affords a variety of shopping pleasure. We're open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch, and are also available for private lunch or dinner parties.
The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center
Recreational options are plentiful at the Chateau Hotel & Conference Center. Guests can swim in the indoor pool, relax in the sauna or whirlpool, workout in the exercise room, jog on the twelve mile Constitution Trail that connects to the property, or visit the nearby Shoppes at College Hills outdoor mall. The property offers complimentary wireless high speed internet access, 7am-10pm complimentary transportation service, 24-hour airport shuttles, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, electronic keyless entry door locks, banquet and conference facilities for up to 500 people and free parking.
The Coffee House and Deli
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted. Vegetarian and vegan offerings.
The Corn Crib
The state-of-the-art Corn Crib Stadium is home to the Normal CornBelters and Heartland Community College athletic teams. The Corn Crib seats roughly 7,000 patrons for CornBelters games, and many more for concerts and special events.
The Framer's Gallery
If you are looking for a unique shopping experience stop at The Framer's Gallery and see all the great one-of-kind gifts from over 20 local artists including jewelry, pottery, wood carving, photography and various mediums of art work. The gallery also offers experienced custom framing at competitive prices. This is always a fun place to be. Come and enjoy the day on Washington Square.
The Garlic Press
Ever since The Garlic Press opened their doors over 30 years ago, they have strived to provide their customers with the most unique and distinctive products of the highest quality. As the store has grown, so has the variety of products they offer. From the finest imported food products to hand-made clothing, they’ve created a one-of-a-kind store.
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center offers a great place where a family, tween or teens can hang out with pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and snacks. You can also shoot pool or play arcade games.
The Shoppes at College Hills
The Shoppes at College Hills is an open-air lifestyle center anchored by Von Maur, Gordman’s, Hobby Lobby and Target. The exciting blend of retailers and restaurants includes more than 25 specialty stores like Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, J. Jill, Ann Taylor Loft, Jos. A. Bank, Flat Top Grill, Coldstone Creamery and much more. The inviting landscaped outdoor environment creates a shopping experience second to none. Our state of the art water feature adds to the ambiance of the center. Other amenities include street lighting, seating areas, children’s play area and outdoor dining.
Times Past Inn
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering services.
Lunch and dinner served. Pizza and a variety of other entrees are available.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Travelodge features a continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry. Economy priced with clean rooms and a friendly staff.