The Homestyle Inn & Suites is a reasonably priced motel situated just a few blocks from the State Capital building and Lincoln Library. The main draw to this hotel was the price and location; inexpensive and central to downtown. It's ideally located if you want to make an early start to check out Lincoln's home and tomb. While certainly not a traditional Route 66 motel the location is very convenient for sightseeing in Springfield.
The hotel has a swimming pool that's open during the summer months but I didn't get the chance to take a dip. I stayed here after a long day of driving (the first stop on my journey in fact) and was only looking for a comfortable place to rest my head. With that in mind it didn't disappoint - the room was very large and the bed was comfy. The decor is dated and could do with a makeover but I have no complaints regarding cleanliness. The breakfast was good and home to the largest apples I've ever seen!
The staff are very welcoming and more than happy to offer advice on local areas of interest. On our visit we found downtown to be very quiet but discovered a great place to eat/drink called Sammy's Sports Bar and Grill.