Hotels Near Olive Oil Marketplace In Alton

3.5/55 Reviews
3.61km from Olive Oil Marketplace
The 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.
FromUS$62
4.5/5Excellent6 Reviews
3.67km from Olive Oil Marketplace
PROS: Excellent night front desk clerk Tamara (pregnant African American lady), excellent overnight to early morning front desk clerk Shannon (bubbly caucasian lady). Both of them pulled up their masks once customers were around. plenty of parking , fast wifi, good selection of channels, comfortable beds and pillows, softer towels. good location- close to shops and restaurants . coffee, tea and hot water available in lobby all day. Accomodating manager - Ann. CONS:Poor day front desk clerk (did not bother to know her name- skinny, smoker, caucasian blond female who NEVER wore her mask nor enforced it on non-mask wearing customers. I even heard her yelling at a customer and they were going back and forth at it. Thinner walls, plenty of heavy machinery trucks in the back lot. 1 elevator in the middle of the building, breakfast now consists of a "to go bag"- danish, apple juice or small milk and a snack bar due to the pandemic. NO warm breakfast buffet.
FromUS$77
4.7/5Outstanding11 Reviews
3.75km from Olive Oil Marketplace
Nice room, very clean and very friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again.
FromUS$119
3.5/55 Reviews
4.88km from Olive Oil Marketplace
I made a last minute Reservation and then had to change it an hour after making it. I called and they were very accommodating. Not only did I get what I needed I was able to get adjoining rooms. Which was so much help. They even printed things for me when I said I was looking for something particular in the local paper. Everyone was so sweet and the rooms were clean. Thank you.
FromUS$80
3.9/510 Reviews
4.9km from Olive Oil Marketplace
We booked this hotel thinking they had a hot tub. After checking in we realized they do not which was a huge disappointment for us. The front desk said it was too costly to repair. I thought it was my error but even on this listing it states whirlpool as an amenity...with that said the hotel was nice. Our room was really great. Loved the decor, the bed was comfy and bathroom was good. It was a bit noisy (2nd floor facing into lobby) but the noise didn't last long and it wasn't loud late at night. I think the noise comes from the pool because it's not totally enclosed. I love that the front desk staff was friendly. Amy, server, in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful. I do wish there were more plant based options on the menu. The breakfast was nice, contintental with some hot choices (pancakes, eggs, potatoes and meat). I do like that they offer local meat for meat eaters. I also liked that it was pet friendly. I was worried our pet friendly room might be meh but it was really nice. We had a good experience. If the price was right I would stay here again.
FromUS$129

Hotels Near Olive Oil Marketplace In Alton Review

3.9/510 Reviews
We booked this hotel thinking they had a hot tub. After checking in we realized they do not which was a huge disappointment for us. The front desk said it was too costly to repair. I thought it was my error but even on this listing it states whirlpool as an amenity...with that said the hotel was nice. Our room was really great. Loved the decor, the bed was comfy and bathroom was good. It was a bit noisy (2nd floor facing into lobby) but the noise didn't last long and it wasn't loud late at night. I think the noise comes from the pool because it's not totally enclosed. I love that the front desk staff was friendly. Amy, server, in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful. I do wish there were more plant based options on the menu. The breakfast was nice, contintental with some hot choices (pancakes, eggs, potatoes and meat). I do like that they offer local meat for meat eaters. I also liked that it was pet friendly. I was worried our pet friendly room might be meh but it was really nice. We had a good experience. If the price was right I would stay here again.
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FromUS$129
3.5/55 Reviews
The 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.
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FromUS$62
3.5/55 Reviews
I made a last minute Reservation and then had to change it an hour after making it. I called and they were very accommodating. Not only did I get what I needed I was able to get adjoining rooms. Which was so much help. They even printed things for me when I said I was looking for something particular in the local paper. Everyone was so sweet and the rooms were clean. Thank you.
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FromUS$80
4.7/511 Reviews
Nice room, very clean and very friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again.
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FromUS$119
4.5/56 Reviews
PROS: Excellent night front desk clerk Tamara (pregnant African American lady), excellent overnight to early morning front desk clerk Shannon (bubbly caucasian lady). Both of them pulled up their masks once customers were around. plenty of parking , fast wifi, good selection of channels, comfortable beds and pillows, softer towels. good location- close to shops and restaurants . coffee, tea and hot water available in lobby all day. Accomodating manager - Ann. CONS:Poor day front desk clerk (did not bother to know her name- skinny, smoker, caucasian blond female who NEVER wore her mask nor enforced it on non-mask wearing customers. I even heard her yelling at a customer and they were going back and forth at it. Thinner walls, plenty of heavy machinery trucks in the back lot. 1 elevator in the middle of the building, breakfast now consists of a "to go bag"- danish, apple juice or small milk and a snack bar due to the pandemic. NO warm breakfast buffet.
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FromUS$77