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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.

We are currently undergoing renovation to better serve you in the future, so please excuse our dust during this time.

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 complimentary 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.

Book your room minutes from the university at the Best Western Saluki Inn right now!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
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.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Verizon


  • 3.00 mile(s) from Crab Orchard, lake
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Giant City State Park, hiking, sightseeing


  • Adjacent to Moe's Southwest Grill, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, similar to Chipotle Mexican Grill, alcohol offered.
  • Adjacent to Buffalo Wild Wings, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, sports events. Bar specials.
  • Adjacent to Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, one of a kind dining. Hibachi grill.
  • Across the street from Chili's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, brand new bar and restaurant.
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Applebees Bar and Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,


  • 2.00 mile(s) from SIU, Southern Illinois University-home of the Saluki
  • 3.00 mile(s) from John A. Logan, community college

Nearby Cities

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Marion
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Paducah, Kentucky
  • 140 mile(s) from Saint Louis, Missouri


  • 16.00 mile(s) from Pomona Winery, winery
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Rend Lake, lake,boating,fishing
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino, gambling/dining
  • 61.00 mile(s) from Garden of the Gods, hiking,sightseeing,winery


  • 0.01 mile(s) from University Mall, retail stores
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Best Buy, retail
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Marion Mall, retail stores


  • 135 mile(s) from Lambert International Airport
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Amtrak