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University Inn of Carbondale

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Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds | Individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Rainfall showerhead, soap, shampoo, toilet paper

Overview of University Inn of Carbondale

University Inn of Carbondale

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Carbondale
6.6 out of 10 Good
6.6/10 Good

80 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
2400 W Main St, Carbondale, IL, 62901
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Blackout curtains
  • Bath or shower
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Southern Illinois University - 5 min drive
  • Shawnee National Forest - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional) - 22 min drive
  • Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal) - 82 min drive
  • Carbondale Station - 5 min drive


  • Burger King - 3 min drive
  • Quatro's Deep Pan Pizza - 5 min drive
  • Buckwater Brew Works and Whiskey House - 5 min drive
  • Midland Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Cellar - 4 min drive

About this property

University Inn of Carbondale

University Inn of Carbondale is a great choice for a stay in Carbondale. Free perks include self-parking and full breakfast daily between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 57 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Off-lead area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Business centre


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch Smart TV
  • Premium digital channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: USD 2 per accommodation, per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

University Inn Suites
University Inn of Carbondale Hotel
University Inn of Carbondale Carbondale
University Inn of Carbondale Hotel Carbondale

Frequently asked questions

Does University Inn of Carbondale offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, University Inn of Carbondale does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at University Inn of Carbondale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at University Inn of Carbondale?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of USD 100 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at University Inn of Carbondale?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at University Inn of Carbondale?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

There was no garbage can in our room. No elevators to 2nd floor. They changed the key Codes on your everyday @ 11AM, even if you had a 2 day stay. No towel bars in the bathroom. Not enough electrical outlets in the room. Unable to plug light on desk. Not enough light in the room
Diane, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Spartan accommodations
I stayed here a year ago while they were under construction. This year it seems like most of the construction is complete. My room reeked of cigarette smoke and the window was left open to air it out. I didn't;t request a room change because the hotel was supposed to be full. Basic accommodations and no extra accessible outlets for my phone to charge especially near the night stand. No hair dryer in the room to use in the morning. Breakfast area was closed by 8:45am on Saturday.
ivan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Location is good, easy to find. Rooms are basic, don't expect much for price. Check in was a mess, be sure to have confirmation information and maybe call ahead to make sure they actually have a room. You have to reactivate room keys each day if you stay multiple days. Mold in the bathrooms, but otherwise seemed clean. Breakfast is slim pickings of cold cereal or a bagel. No hair dryer in room, some had a microwave, mine had a small fridge only. Beds are ok.
2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Iman, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was great the staff was helpful
Dennis, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Work In Progress (No Hot Breakfast)
By far, this was the most affordable hotel for our weekend in Carbondale, IL, at roughly 2/3 the price of the next cheapest. University Inn was refurbished from (we think Ramada) a shuttered hotel, and it is a work in progress. The completed areas are spotlessly clean, probably one of the cleanest places I've stayed. Beds were very comfortable. However, being a work in progress there are issues. First, the rooms look to have been furnished from resale warehouses, the places where hotels & schools et al will unload all their old items (televisions, chairs, etc) when upgrading. This is fine, but rather than enough outlets, or a power strip, there was a mess of extension cords powering everything. Our television didn't work because it had no remotes, and when we asked they gave us one for the TV, but not for the Dish so it was still useless. Sink had hot water, but not the shower. Perhaps however the most frustrating thing was the offered free "hot breakfast", which we had factored into the cost of our trip. We expected eggs, breakfast meats, biscuits & gravy, the kinds of items pulled from a freezer, heated, and put in a warming dish. What we got barely qualified as a "continental" breakfast. Bagels, and peanut butter, but no cream cheese or jelly; packets of oatmeal with barely hot water, and pop-tarts. Not even fruit. At 8am the first day, though it ran till 9 we assumed we were too late. But at 6am the next, no hot food, not even advertised microwave sandwiches.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent choice! Clean and the staff was friendly. Will definatly stay here everytime i'm in Town
SHARON, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lisa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It was fine. Continental breakfast is very minimal. Frozen waffle mix but no waffle maker?
Duane, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

SHARON, 1-night family trip
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