3.61km from Olive Oil MarketplaceThe hotel and the room itself were just fine. Sometimes people complain about hotels at the price point of Super 8 like they expect them to be 4 or 5 star hotels. If you want something fancy, then pay the money for a fancy hotel, don't expect it from a budget hotel. All we needed was a clean place to sleep and a bathroom/shower and that's what they provided, no more and no less. The bed was very comfortable and I slept great. The room was clean except whoever cleaned the room before us forgot to check the fridge and there was a bag of leftover food in it. Not a huge deal since we ended up not using the fridge anyway. The faucet in the bathroom sink didn't completely shut off so a small stream of water leaked but I didn't even notice it until I went in to use the bathroom so it wasn't a big deal (though the hotel should inspect all its plumbing because its costing them money in water cost plus wasting water.) The front desk clerk when we checked in was extremely nice and friendly and check in was a breeze. Someone else in another review complained about a cash deposit. That is only for people who are paying in cash and are from certain other surrounding counties. If you pay with a debit or credit card you don't have to pay a cash deposit, only give them a credit card for incidentals which is pretty standard for all hotels now. We didn't have to pay any cash deposit. The reason for the cash deposit is to deter people from using the hotel for criminal purposes which has become a problem in many places, not just Alton. My only complaints was that the hallway on the first floor where our room was smelled like pot but I understand it would be hard to track down which guest was responsible. (It's legal in Illinois now but would still be covered under the hotel's no smoking policy) I don't care about people smoking pot really, but I do find the smell unpleasant. Our room smelled fresh and clean however, it was just the hallway. When we were bringing our things in from the car, there was an older lady in a van in the parking lot that pulled up and gave us a sob story about needing money for gas so that she could get to a hospital across the river because her daughter had been in an accident. Clearly was a scam but not the hotel's fault and not something they can easily control, just something that's common to run into in bigger urban areas. We just politely told the lady we didn't have any cash and walked away and took our things inside. The only other complaint I had was the back door didn't lock the first two times I used it but the last time it locked and my key didn't unlock it and I had to walk around the building to get back in. That really needs to be fixed not only for convenience of guests but for security reasons.