Hotel Overview

SureStay Hotel By Best Western Whittington Rend Lake is right off of I-57 at Exit 77 is surrounded by Sesser, Benton, West Frankfort, Christopher, Harrisburg, Thompsonville, McLeansboro, Du Quoin, Johnston City, Marion, Carbondale, Paducah, and Cape Girardeau.

Right next door to Pheasant Hollow Winery, we are delighted to receive guests attending the winery’s many events and other events such as the Cajun Festival, Murder Mystery, Blues & BBQ Festival, and Rend Lake Wine & Art Festival. There are local catering events including Sesser Homecoming, Rend Lake Days, Du Quoin State Fair, Street Machine Nationals, as well as events hosted by Benton Civic Center, Twin Oaks Lodge, Cedarhurst, Rend Lake College, Benton High School, Morthland College and the Annual NubAbility Athletics Summer Camp. We are close to old fashion eateries Maid Rite, Custard Stand, and Burton’s Cafe.

Visitors for family reunions and summer camps in the Rend Lake area will find our location near Camp Manitowa, Dale Miller Youth Camp, Benton KOA, many picnic shelters and day use areas offered at Rend Lake convenient.

SureStay Hotel Whittington Rend Lake offers guests free use of a fish-cleaning station, deep freezer and fenced-in boat parking with charging stations. We welcome fishermen participating in many of the Rend Lake fishing tournaments, including the Crappie masters, FLW BFL Bass Tourney, Shriners, USA Bassin and Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tournament. We welcome guests who fish or hunt with guides throughout the year, those who hunt on public land offered by IDNR and the Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife Refuge Area. We offer a special welcome every year to the Sesser-Valier Outdoorsman Club’s Annual Deer Hunt for the Disabled.

Business travelers with Service Master, Big Muddy River Correctional Center, John Deere, IDNR, Alcar Co LLC, American Coal, Viking Coal, Mach Mining, H Group, WPS, General Dynamics, and BNSF Railway find us to be easily accessible.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $25 per day with a $150 per week maximum.
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


  • 0.25 mile(s) from Pheasant Hollow Winery, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere offering fine grape and fruit wines. Hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including live music, festivals, and murder mystery theater.
  • 8.5 mile(s) from South Sandusky Beach, offers a large sand area, buoyed swim area, shaded picnic sites, foot showers, large change/shower houses, restroom facilities, walkway down to the water, and two reservable picnic shelters.
  • 5 mile(s) from Rend Lake College, founded in 1955 and provides educational opportunities across cultural and economic boundaries to the diverse student population of Southern Illinois.
  • 9 mile(s) from I-57 Dragstrip, Benton, A family-owned “outlaw” 1/8 mile track for competitive drag and grudge racing, hosting several events throughout the year.
  • 4.5 mile(s) from Rend Lake Shooting, Complex,offers trap, skeet, 5-stand, and sporting clays.
  • 1 mile(s) from Rend Lake Golf Complex, a 27-hole golf complex designed by renowned Chicago architect Lawrence Packard.
  • 3 mile(s) from Camp Manitowa, offers retreats in spring and fall, and 9 weeks of summer camp every year beginning in June.


  • Adjacent to Lake Zone Deli, Deli, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from Burton's Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Home of the White Pie
  • 1 mile(s) from Harbor Lite, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 8.5 mile(s) from The Custard Stand, Ice Cream/Dessert, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, The homemade orange sherbet is a seasonal favorite!
  • 4.5 mile(s) from The Cozy Table, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 5.5 mile(s) from Seasoning Bistro, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Seasoning Bistro is a casual yet sophisticated dining experience. Ever-changing menu specials and craft cocktails inspired by seasonal ingredients. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from The Buzz Café, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
  • 6 mile(s) from Jack Russell Fish Co, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


  • 7 mile(s) from Rend Lake Community College
  • 6 mile(s) from Benton Consolidated High School
  • 10 mile(s) from Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District

Nearby Cities

  • 5 mile(s) from Benton
  • 8 mile(s) from Sesser
  • 17 mile(s) from Mount Vernon
  • 22 mile(s) from McLeansboro
  • 14 mile(s) from Christopher
  • 14 mile(s) from West Frankfort
  • 17.5 mile(s) from Thompsonville
  • 23 mile(s) from Du Quoin
  • 27 mile(s) from Pinckneyville
  • 39 mile(s) from Carbondale
  • 95 mile(s) from St. Louis, Missouri


  • 2 mile(s) from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, is a 3,300-acre park offering a variety of recreational opportunities.


  • 107 mile(s) from St Louis Lambert International Airport
  • 27 mile(s) from Williamson County Regional Airport