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The Effingham Area

Settled in 1814, Effingham went by the name of Broughton until it was renamed 45 years later.  The city sits between I-57 and I-70; and is often known locally as the "Crossroads of Opportunity" because of it's position between the two major Interstates.  

Downtown Effingham was a rail junction for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Illinois Central Railroad; making it a significant crossroad in history.  The City of New Orleans Amtrak passenger train, a successor to the Illinois Central Railroad's Panama Limited, still passes through the city.

Effingham is also known for the gigantic, million dollar, 198 foot steel cross towering over the city. 

Hotel Services & Amenities

Highway travelers along I-70, I-57, or U.S. Route 45 can stop for the night at La Quinta Inn & Suites Effingham and be right back on your way in the morning.  A night in our comfy pillowtop beds will help you get a good night of rest and wake up refreshed for the day.  We've got all the conveniences you need to help you settle in for the night including 40" flat screen television sets with premium cable channels to keep you entertained.  Plus, free high speed wireless internet to keep your mobile devices online.

All of our rooms have microwaves and refrigerators for storing and heating food.  If you're in town on business, you'll find the work desk convenient as well as free local calls if you need to reach out to your local business contacts.  Set the alarm clock if you need to get an early start.  Other convenient features include a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board amd our Bright Side Market on the premises.  


Local Attractions

Our hotel is convenient to all that our area has to offer, including local attractions such as The Effingham Performance Center, Mid America Motorworks, and the local landmark "The Cross at the Crossroads". Outdoor recreational opportunities include nearby TREC Recreation Trails, Lake Sara Marina, and Fore-Way Golf Course. You can do some shopping at the Village Square Mall, or catch a movie at Village Square Cinemas. Enjoy a meal out at one of the nearby local restaurants such as Cracker Barrel, Joe's Pizza and Pasta, or Firefly Grill.