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.