Springfield is the state capital of Illinois, and is most famous for being home to former US President Abraham Lincoln. A lot of attractions in the city relate back to the former president, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Tomb and the Lincoln Home. Other popular attractions include the Illinois State Capitol and an older version of the current building which is now an historic site.
Staying at a hotel near the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library will allow you to walk in the footsteps of one of one of America’s most famous presidents as you make your way around the largest collection of Abraham Lincoln memorial sites in America. This library and museum is full of childhood toys, special effects, and details of key events in the life of the famous historical figure. History buffs or those with a love of politics visiting Springfield might be interested in staying at a hotel near the Old State Capitol building. It was here that the candidacy announcements of both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama were announced.
If you are in Springfield to visit the University, or you most likely will want to stay in a cool and energetic district, hotels near the University of Illinois. Nearby hotels will be your best bet in that case. Conveniently, there are lots of great restaurants and bars in the area to be found in this area, which comes to life at night. Golfing enthusiasts planning to play a few rounds while in Springfield should check into one of the Rail Golf Course Hotels>, situated close to the 18 hole championship course.
Among Springfield’s 4 star hotels you can opt to stay at a unique rural lodge or a beautiful, traditional Bed and Breakfast. On-site amenities in these properties include private living room and dining areas, free parking, fireplaces, and personal TVs. Alternatively, why not stay at a grand house or villa, having it all to yourself? The city’s 3 star hotels offer free continental breakfasts, free WiFi, parking, occasional on-site restaurants, and airport shuttle services. Out of these 47 3-star hotels in Springfield, business hotels are especially perfect should you be in town for a meeting or conference.
Illinois Regional Airport is the closest airport to Springfield, and many of the nearby hotels nearby offer a free airport shuttle service to get you to your flight on time. This small airport receives flights domestic flights from around the United States and there are a number of hotels nearby to spend the night before departing Springfield.