Welcome to the Best Western Plus Parkside Inn & Suites, a modern and newly built hotel nestled in a park like setting within the city of Olney.
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Combining the personal attention of a small hotel with the confidence you'll feel staying with a name you trust, each of the 60 tastefully-appointed rooms and suites include a complimentary full breakfast, and in-room mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Other hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet, heated indoor pool, fitness center, business center, meeting room, and guest laundry.
The hotel is situated just steps away from Olney Central College, a community college offering excellent education and fine art performances. Business travelers staying at the hotel will appreciate modern amenities and convenient access to business and industry.
The hotel is within walking distance of Olney City Park, where you can find Olney's famous white squirrels, and enjoy picnics, tennis, and the playgrounds. The City Park is the location for the Olney Arts Council's Fall Festival, Richland County Fair, Fourth of July fireworks, and Christmas light display.
For sports fans, golf, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, skateboarding, and jogging are nearby. Got fish-n-fever? Olney harbors three lakes: East Fork, Borah, and Vernor Lake which all boast a variety of fish.
Olney is home to a variety of events throughout the year including softball league games, festivals, golf tournaments, and popular fishing tournaments.
The peaceful park like setting is ideal for unwinding at the end of the day. Step out onto our spacious patio and kick up your feet and relax around our firepit.
Come experience why Best Western Plus hotels have been winning awards from both leisure and business travelers alike. From our stylish modern design to upgraded suites and amenities, guests enjoy comfort and value when staying with us.
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Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details
Indoor pool Heated open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exercise facility, 24 Hour
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center open 24-hours
Outdoor patio with a fire pit
Cable or satellite television
Iron, ironing board
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Sofa bed available, suites only
Adjoining rooms available
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 4
Visual alarm available
Knock lights available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
3.6 mile(s) from Walmart® Distribution Cen
3.1 mile(s) from Pacific Cycle, bicycle manufacturing
16 mile(s) from Red Hills State Park, in southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 967 acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. Red Hills State Park offers hiking trails, equestrian and bike trails, seasonal hunting programs, and shaded picnic areas.
3.4 mile(s) from Fox Creek Vineyards, at Fox Creek Vineyards & Winery we encourage you to visit the winery if possible. Sampling our exceptional wines is the ideal way to pick those that best compliment your palate. All tastings are complimentary and encouraged, so stop by and see what's happening. Fox Creek Winery is a beautiful setting for any occasion.
19.0 mile(s) from Homestead Vineyards, great atmosphere,large tasting room, beautiful outdoor area with comfortable seating. Offers wine festivals throughout the year. Very classy place to rent for parties.
2.3 mile(s) from Richland County Country Club, offers the finest 18-hole, par 71 golf course in the area. The distinctive topography of the front and back nines adds the challenging characteristics of the course. RCC offers 4 sets of tees for men, seniors, women that allow players of all skill levels to enjoy the wonderful game of golf. The facility also includes a practice range, practice putting green and a short game practice area as well as a swimming pool, full service bar for all RCC members and guests. Out of county green-fee players are welcomed 7 days a week.
12.0 mile(s) from Possum Patch Farms, we are a family owned pumpkin patch. We offer a variety of fall outdoor activities for the whole family. Open mid September through the end of October.
1.2 mile(s) from Richland Heritage Museum, a wonderful glimpse of the past is presented at the museum with memories of Olney and the local community.
24 mile(s) from Drive N' Theatre, offers first run movies and a wonderful family entertainment. Concession stand and two movie features per night.
1.0 mile(s) from Olde Tyme Steakhaus, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, A casual dining restaurant that offers a range of lunch and dinner options, as well as beverages. The restaurant maintains a banquet room and provides catering services.
0.7 mile(s) from HV's Food & Spirit, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, A family business that is named after Harold Vernon. Harold, owner Michelle's father, is a lover and collector of old cars. His passion serves as the inspiration for our 50s-style spot. Stop in to go back in time with our delicious steaks, burgers and fried catfish. We can't wait to share our favorite 50s vibe with you and your family.
1.2 mile(s) from Hovey's Diner, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, A local, family-owned restaurant established in 1952. You can enjoy our breakfast items all day long. We can accommodate diet or allergy restrictions. We offer both dine-in and carry-out options.
0.9 mile(s) from El Cactus Mexican Grill, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.6 mile(s) from El Rancherito Mexican, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.2 mile(s) from China Capital Super Buffet, Buffet, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.0 mile(s) from China Wok Buffet, Buffet, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.6 mile(s) from Monical's Pizza, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.5 mile(s) from Joe's Pizza, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Made using original secret Trupiano family recipes for authentic one-of-a-kind taste you can't find anywhere else.
1.5 mile(s) from Bobe's Pizza, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, When you are craving cheesy pizza that is made from scratch and has been a local favorite since the 1950s, this is the place to go. All of our pizzas are made with the freshest of ingredients. Hand prepared, never frozen. From our signature crust to our mouthwatering, cheese, everything is prepared to order by our awesome pizza pros.
1.1 mile(s) from Pizza Fast/Sub Fast, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Family owned pizza and subway restaurant. Pizza buffet offered throughout the week. Carry-out and delivery available.
1.5 mile(s) from Pizza Hut®, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.4 mile(s) from Domino's Pizza®, Fast Food, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.2 mile(s) from Chilly Willy's Ice Creams, Ice Cream/Dessert, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. In addition to delicious ice cream, they offer fresh-made hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.
0.5 mile(s) from Dairy Queen®, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.3 mile(s) from McDonald's®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.8 mile(s) from Burger King®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
1.4 mile(s) from Taco Bell®, Fast Food, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.6 mile(s) from Subway®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
1.1 mile(s) from Ophelia's Cup, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, A small town coffeehouse with a big city spirit. Come and enjoy the great atmosphere and people.
1.1 mile(s) from Delicious Dishes Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
8.2 mile(s) from Tin Cup, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Open seven days a week. Come in and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with our happy smiling crew. Stop by and try our Catfish or Walleye. If you're off to the Lake, swing by and get your fish fix here at The Tin Cup.
0.1 mile(s) from Olney Central College, provides quality education at an affordable cost. Offering over 100 degree, transfer & certificate programs.
1.8 mile(s) from Richland County High School
2.4 mile(s) from Richland County Middle School
2.9 mile(s) from Richland County Elementary
1.4 mile(s) from St. Joseph School
1.0 mile(s) from East Orchard Christian Academy
35 mile(s) from Vincennes, Indiana
42 mile(s) from Effingham
23 mile(s) from Flora
19 mile(s) from Newton
38 mile(s) from Mt. Carmel
43 mile(s) from Grayville
36 mile(s) from Fairfield
26 mile(s) from Albion
24 mile(s) from Lawrenceville
49 mile(s) from Salem
37 mile(s) from Robinson
19 mile(s) from West Salem
16 mile(s) from Clay City
0.3 mile(s) from Olney City Park, is located on 55 acres. The City Park features 5 covered picnic shelters, and an air conditioned Community Building. The City park also has 6 lighted tennis courts; 4 horseshoe courts; 2 playgrounds, one for older youth and Kiddie Land for younger children. The park is home for the Richland County Fair, Olney Arts Fall Festival, Christmas light display, and Fourth of July firework show. The park harbors Olney's Famous White Squirrels.
1.5 mile(s) from Wenonah Musgrove Recreation Area, features a two playground areas (including the Together We Play Park being handicapped accessible), shelter, lighted basketball courts, soccer field and skateboard park. Also located in this area is the Musgrove Ball Diamond Complex which includes four boys' baseball diamonds and four girls' softball diamonds. There is also a Babe Ruth ball diamond which is used by the Babe Ruth league and adult leagues.
1.5 mile(s) from Musgrove Aquatic Center, consists of a 395,000 gallon swimming pool completed with bathhouse, water slide and water umbrella. The facility provides an aquatic experience for people of all ages. The facility provides a zero depth entry area, stairs and lift for easy access into the water.
The facility features a 190 feet water slide, an 8 lane, 25 meter competition area; a diving well area with 2, 1 meter diving boards; a concession area; a picnic area with picnic tables and umbrellas; a showerhouse
5.3 mile(s) from Rotary Park, is located north of town on East Fork Lake near the boat docks. Rotary Park has a disc golf course, fitness path, 2 covered picnic shelters, playground and restrooms. The larger of the two shelters has electrical service available. Boat slips are available for boat parking. Rotary Park is also a good place for a family reunion, church gathering or club activity.
2.1 mile(s) from Miller's Grove, is located on the south side of East Fork Lake near the dam. This park is complete with 3 covered shelters, a small playground, electricity, restrooms and is well shaded with mature trees. Miller's Grove is an excellent location for bank fishing.
3.5 mile(s) from East Fork Lake, was built in 1970 for the purpose of recreation and a primary water source for Olney. The lake covers 934 acres and has a water storage capacity of 5.5 billion gallons. Annual fishing tournaments are held at East Fork Lake. Boating, kayaking, and jet skis are welcome.
4.4 mile(s) from Borah Lake, was constructed in 1955-56 as a water source to replace Vernor Lake. The lake covers 136 acres and is located north of East Fork Lake off of Golf Lane. Borah Lake features a boat launch areas with newly improved boat docks, beach and a new playground which was made possible though a generous donation by an anonymous donor.
2.0 mile(s) from Vernor Lake, located 1 and a 1/2 miles north of Olney on Illinois Route 130, was Olney's original water source and was built in the early 1900's. The lake covers 45 acres. Vernor Lake is no longer used as a water source. A small wooded park is located on the north side. Privately owned cottages line the shore of Vernor Lake. The Richland County Country Club adjoins Vernor Lake to the north.
Boating is permitted on Vernor Lake with proper license, but motors are limited to 10 h.p.
1.2 mile(s) from Olney Bowling Center, if bowling's right up your alley, leave no pin standing at Olney's Olney Bowling Center.
16.0 mile(s) from Red Hills State Park, for wildflowers, beautiful foliage and soothing breezes in the spring, picnicking, camping, hiking, boating and fishing in the summer, appreciating the brilliant hues of autumn's colorful plumage, or ice skating and ice fishing in the brisk, blue winter, Red Hills State Park in Lawrence County welcomes visitors year round. Offers hiking and bike trails, equestrian trails, geocaching, playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
0.2 mile(s) from Glik's, a family-owned clothing store with brands and styles specifically chosen for your community. From flattering denim styles, on-trend tops, the latest shoes & charming accessories, we're confident you'll find something special and unique on every visit.
0.2 mile(s) from Factory Connection, offers a wide selection of brand name fashions for Juniors, Misses, Plus, Men’s and Young Men’s, along with accessories and shoes.
1.0 mile(s) from Shoe Show, shoes from our home to yours, including women's shoes, men's shoes, kids' shoes, boots, dress shoes, sandals, handbags, accessories and more.
0.2 mile(s) from Hibbett Sports, where Athleisure, Footwear, and Sporting Goods Meet. Whether you’re training for your first marathon or just looking for some serious street style, you’ll find all the premium footwear brands at Hibbett Sports.
0.2 mile(s) from Rural King Supply, is America's Farm and Home Store. Our product offering includes all types of farm supplies, clothing, housewares, tools, fencing, and more.
1.0 mile(s) from Sears Hometown Store, locally owned and operated store offering appliances, lawn and garden, and outdoor furniture.
1.0 mile(s) from Dollar Tree, variety store in providing home décor, craft supplies, toys, gifts and snacks, all of which cost $1.00 or less.
1.5 mile(s) from Dollar General, is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer. We make shopping for everyday needs simpler by offering the most popular brands at low everyday prices in convenient locations.
1.0 mile(s) from Walmart®, department store selling discounted housewares, apparel, and electronics, as well as groceries, health and beauty supplies.
1.2 mile(s) from Ivy's Cottage, the leading FTD florist in Olney Order Flowers Online When you need flowers or gift delivery to Olney, Ivy's Cottage is here for you. Also, offers a wide selection of gifts and children's Melissa & Doug toys.
1.0 mile(s) from The White Squirrel Shop & Wildwoods Gallery & Framing, in the heart of downtown Olney, IL, you'll find Southeastern Illinois' most unique shopping experience. Something for every white squirrel lover on your list.
1.0 mile(s) from Sugar N Spice & Puppy Dog Tails, we know how difficult and frustrating it can be to find the perfect gift for your family member or friend. Looking through store after store for the right present can be exhausting. That’s why we offer a wide selection of cards, gifts and decor items so you can find the presents you need all in one place.
1.0 mile(s) from Claybank Natural Foods, our goal is to provide healthy alternatives to our busy lifestyles. We provide a vast array of both natural and organic food items, natural soaps, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and skin care items. We have a large section devoted to supplements, herbs,and vitamins.
And last but certainly not least, we offer a yoga studio.
0.2 mile(s) from Ruler Foods, is a warehouse store grocery chain in the United States, currently owned by Kroger. It is a no-frills grocery store where 80% of the offerings are Kroger Brand, the customers bag their own groceries at the checkout, and rent shopping carts for 25 cents.
1.8 mile(s) from IGA, grocery store and florist.
134 mile(s) from St. Louis Lambert International Airport
73 mile(s) from Evansville Regional Airport
42 mile(s) from Amtrak, W. National Avenue, Effingham