Whether guests are attending homecoming, graduation or an alumni event at Southern Illinois University, or if they enjoy the great outdoors, our Carbondale, Illinois hotel provides the perfect escape.
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Giant City State Park and Cedar Orchid Lake are both nearby popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of water recreation, hiking, biking or birding.
We are located just minutes from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail featuring over 12 award winning wineries, restaurants, antique stores and eclectic shops.
Our great location near Southern Illinois University makes it easy for visiting faculty or staff or for students to get to class. However, our Carbondale hotel isn't just about prime real estate. We take caring for our guests seriously, which is why we combine a great value and competitive price with the best amenities. Our heated indoor pool is accessible year-round. Our complementary breakfast includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausages, waffles, a selection of breakfast breads and pastries, hot and cold cereal, yogurt and fresh fruits. Chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee are the perfect complement.
Special annual events also draw a crowd to the region. From the Street Machine Auto Parade to the Sunset Concert Series happening throughout the university, there's always something happening nearby. When you're in the heart of Carbondale, the exciting events at the university are at your doorstep. Football and basketball games, lectures and concerts are just a few of the big attractions.
Best Western Carbondale is known for friendly staff members who always go above and beyond to provide guests with a great experience. Also the home of the Salukis from Southern Illinois University, school pride runs strong here. Whether you're here for business, leisure, or you're visiting a student, depend on us to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
Book your room minutes from the university at the Best Western Saluki Inn right now!
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $25 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
Hotel was very clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The beds are comfy and the decor is up to date. Breakfast is pretty good and they have plenty of coffee. The hotel is close to SIU. I'll...
By Greg g
Anchorage, Alaska on 12-Nov-2018
Good pricing and the front desk was very accommodating. There was a housekeeping issue, and thanks to the front desk staff they were able to help us. The room could also use a new mattress. The...
By Ann K
Mundelein, United States on 31-Oct-2018
This is a good hotel. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, the bed was comfortable, breakfast was typical (average, but what do you expect for an included breakfast?) There was plenty of...
By Ric B
Weatherford, Oklahoma on 11-Oct-2018
It wasn't too bad of a stay. The beds were comfortable and location was good. I felt the rooms were a bit pricey for the type of hotel. However the lounge/restaurant attached to it provides the...
By Tara L
Carbondale, Illinois on 30-Aug-2018
I stayed here recently. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast is included in the morning. They had a mixer in the evening at Manny's next door with drink and appetizer specials. Check in was quick...