Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weekend Stay at Eagle's Nest Hotel

I've stayed in my fair share of hotels and motels. Some are downright dumps while others are quite swanky. One of my absolute favorites is Eagle's Nest Hotel & Conference Center in Quincy, IL.

The Eagles Nest Hotel is a 118 room hotel and conference center overlooking the mighty Mississippi river in scenic downtown Quincy IL. They offer guests free WiFi, breakfast, indoor pool, guest laundry facilities, business center, and a variety of rooms.

Last weekend my husband and I stayed in the jacuzzi suite at Eagle's Neat. It wasn't our first stay there. In fact, we spent Super Bowl night in the family room with my sister and her husband. And we were able to do so for free.

Eagles Nest Hotel is very actively involved with Facebook and they sometimes hold giveaways for overnight stays. My sister won Super Bowl Sunday and my hubby won for a stay last weekend. Regardless of the fact that we didn't pay for our stays, I promise I'd still say how great the place is even if I'd shelled out the money.
The jacuzzi suite was beautiful and had a romantic aura about it. A mini fridge, one-cup coffeemaker, microwave, and wine glasses were available in the room. Jason and I relaxed in the jacuzzi a couple times but, for the most part, we enjoyed the room with friends who came to visit.

A small campfire ring and picnic bench is located at the back of the hotel. The staff was kind enough to let us build a fire Friday night and gather around.

I absolutely adore the decor of the place. The hallways are lined with pictures, frames, and knicknacks. There are sitting places scattered everywhere for people to visit and lounge. There's no one theme on each of the floors but it all ties together so well. On the main floor is an area that will sometimes have free popcorn, soft cookies, and chips.

The continental breakfast that's offered every morning has a variety of food options. Doughnuts, waffles, yogurt, muffins, bacon, sausage, cereal, and biscuits and gravy are just some of what's available. Breakfast is served on the third floor in a restaurant-style lounge with lots of seating. There's no bumping of elbows or limited space.

Of course every hotel has its cons and this one was no different. There are three floors and the elevator doesn't go to the second, only to the third. I didn't get the gist of the whole story but, from my understanding, it's an original elevator to the building and was made that way. Another con was that the pool was out of commission. The part for the heater was broke and the pool was closed because it was too cold to swim in. Free passes to the local YMCA were offered as a condolence. The other con (and it's a personal one) is that Jason and I were to have received a Texas Roadhouse gift card as part of our giveaway package. It was not available to use last weekend and I'm not sure when we'll be receiving it. (I can't complain too much there because we did receive a free weekend stay, after all.)

One major thing that draws me to this particular hotel is the staff. Their friendliness and commitment to the community is amazing. Jack, Lorie, and Chris are always super nice and accommodating. Even with our craziness and zaniness, the staff held on like troopers and were always kind.

Eagle's Nest Hotel not only holds wonderful giveaways, they also reach out in other ways. In fact, this weekend the hotel is holding an indoor garage sale with several booths to help benefit a local family whose child has a medical condition. And yes, I will be there!

If you're ever in Quincy, IL or in the area and need a place to stay, I strongly suggest Eagle's Nest Hotel & Conference Center. The staff is friendly, the place is comfy and cozy, and it's locally owned.


Masshole Mommy said...

It looks so cozy & quaint there. I love places that have jacuzzis!!!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i love it when hotels have nice/friendly staff; it really does make a huge difference in your stay. glad you enjoyed it there!

mail4rosey said...

I love that bathtub!! We've got well water here and I can't even remember the last time I had a nice bath.

It's nice that the staff let you make the fire.

An Apel a Day said...

That looks like such a nice place to stay. The mini fridge is really important to us! With kids, I love being able to keep things in it.

That tub, fire pit, and popcorn are so cool! What a fun time!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Looks like an awesome place!

Adaptable Kay said...

As soon as I heard they did giveaways I rushed right over and liked their Facebook page!

From the pictures the place looks gorgeous! I'd keel over and die for that jacuzzi :)

Congrats on your lucky win!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

How fun! I so want that table for my kitchen!!

VickieC said...

that looks like such a nice place to for for some r an r...

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's a super nice hotel, but I like that it also has a homey feel about it. Such a lovely place to relax!