You’ll get a warm welcome in this easygoing city, where locals pride themselves on their hospitality. Known as the birthplace of historic Route 66, you can still get your kicks at its Car Museum, where you’ll find recreations of the vintage gas stations, diners and classic cars that characterized the highway. But there are more reasons to stay in town than to cruise away, from aquariums and wildlife museums to cozy restaurants and independent boutiques. Need a heads-up on the best Springfield hotels? Look no further.
A vintage industrial aesthetic runs through the Vandivort – think steel lamps and slate grey velvet. Rooms are spread across a former Masonic Hall and modern addition V2, and personal touches such as artwork, a snack basket of local products and record turntables help to set the hotel apart. You’ll mingle with locals in open-plan public areas including The Order bar so take the opportunity to get tips on what to see at the nearby music venues and indie cinema.
A bold-toned entrance lobby sets the tone for this buzzy modern hotel, whose amenities include a games room complete with Springfield mural, Space Age workstations in padded booths and a well-equipped gym. Based in downtown, within walking distance of the JQH Arena and less than a mile from Missouri State and Drury universities, you’ll find plenty to do on your doorstep, from craft ax-throwing (really) to a timewarp games arcade of eighties classics including Pacman and Frogger
Nature-lovers will feel right at home in this rustic lodge, a stone’s throw from attractions including the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, Dogwood Canyon and Fun Mountain. Battered leather sofas and antler lampshades add to a rugged aesthetic – think reclaimed wood walls and beams made of old tree trunks – while the relaxed atmosphere makes this a good choice for families looking for a base to explore the local scenery.
Located just off Highway 60, it’s easy to cruise straight into this Hampton Inn, leaving more time for relaxing and sightseeing. Rooms include all the amenities you’d expect while the gym and pool mean you can keep up with your workout. Most of the big malls, from Primrose Shopping Center to the Galleria, are just around the corner while you can drive to Missouri State University or the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in under 15 minutes.
Busy travelers in need of a place to recharge won’t be disappointed by this humble hotel in quiet Glenstone Avenue. Whether you’re in town for business or just kicking back, amenities including free Wifi, a business and meeting space, fitness center, heated indoor pool and hot tub will provide everything you need for your stay. Nearby you’ll find the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, Battlefield Square shops and the historic C-Street District.
Stylish modern interiors – think blond wood and mid-century style furniture – mean you’ll feel instantly at home in these spacious apartments in south Springfield. Separate living and sleeping areas and well-equipped kitchens invite guests to spread out in comfort. With a free breakfast buffet and complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres, plus a pool, fitness center and sports court, you’re guaranteed a stress-free stay.
Whichever location you choose – Central, CourtView or St James – Greenstay offers comfortable, convenient accommodation across Springfield. Central, located on North Ingram Mill Avenue, is ideal for business travelers visiting nearby firms while historic Pythian Castle and Hammons Field are also close by. Amenities include a fitness room, pool, laundry and valet service, meeting rooms and business center, while tastefully-decorated rooms with plump beds and luxurious bathrooms are designed to ensure a truly relaxing stay.
If you’re in town for a few days, why not make yourself at home in one of 110 apartment-style suites? Kitted out with living and sleeping areas and a fully-equipped kitchen, you can catch up with emails at the ample desk before kicking back on the sofa, or head to the indoor saltwater pool for a swim. Centrally located in South National Avenue, it’s just a short walk to Battlefield Mall, Bass Pro shops and new attraction Big Shots Golf – an entertainment venue home to virtual games, 12-hole mini-golf and food hall.
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