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.
Most of the staff is nice and polite. The room was ok and fairly clean, however, there were tears in the curtains, the chair was ripped up, the drawers didn't close in the dresser and the TV had...
Denver, Colorado on 11-Jul-2018
It’s clean, it’s close, the staff is polite. I try to stay here when bringing my son to or picking him up from school because of those reasons. It’s not the Ritz Carlton but that’s not what I expect...
Chicago, Illinois on 30-Jun-2018
I stayed the night here after a long day on a wine trail. It did take about fifteen minutes for somebody to come to the counter. The directions on the sign told me to call a number on the service...
Jonesboro, Arkansas on 20-Jun-2018
This was a terrible place to stay. I had my cat with me, so the room they provided was a "pet" room: filthy and the carpet already torn up by other animals. Also: 5"X4" hole in carpet; black grease...
Melbourne, FL on 14-Jun-2018
Hotel manager staff very rude. The room was dirty when i arrived. There is peeling paint and exposed wires in the room. The hotel smells like it flooded long ago with that damn moldy smell that they...