801 N Giant City Road, Carbondale, IL 62902-6423
Phone: 618/351-6611   |   Fax: 618/351-1802   |   65 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Whether guests are attending homecoming, graduation or an alumni event at Southern Illinois University, or if they enjoy the great outdoors, our Carbondale, Illinois hotel provides the perfect escape.

Giant City State Park and Cedar Orchid Lake are both nearby popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of water recreation, hiking, biking or birding.

We are located just minutes from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail featuring over 12 award winning wineries, restaurants, antique stores and eclectic shops.

Our great location near Southern Illinois University makes it easy for visiting faculty or staff or for students to get to class. However, our Carbondale hotel isn't just about prime real estate. We take caring for our guests seriously, which is why we combine a great value and competitive price with the best amenities. Our heated indoor pool is accessible year-round. Our complementary breakfast includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausages, waffles, a selection of breakfast breads and pastries, hot and cold cereal, yogurt and fresh fruits. Chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee are the perfect complement.

Special annual events also draw a crowd to the region. From the Street Machine Auto Parade to the Sunset Concert Series happening throughout the university, there's always something happening nearby. When you're in the heart of Carbondale, the exciting events at the university are at your doorstep. Football and basketball games, lectures and concerts are just a few of the big attractions.

Best Western Carbondale is known for friendly staff members who always go above and beyond to provide guests with a great experience. Also the home of the Salukis from Southern Illinois University, school pride runs strong here. Whether you're here for business, leisure, or you're visiting a student, depend on us to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Book your room minutes from the university at the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn right now! Reservations including May 12 and 13, 2017 have a 30 day cancellation requirement. After April 11, 2017, one night's room and tax will be charged. Non-refundable.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, includes eggs, pastries, muffins, breakfast meats, cereal, fresh fruit, breads, biscuits and gravy, and juices.
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Exercise facility, Open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guest laundry, hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Late check out
  • Children's activities, video machine
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Truck/RV parking, hours 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western saluki inn in Carbondale.


Conveniently located, the best western saluki inn in Carbondale, Illinois is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 37.734155  /  Latitude: -89.184845


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: St. Louis Lambert Airport. Take I-70 East. Merge on I-64 West. Merge on I-57 South. Take exit 54b towards Route 13 West. Drive 11 miles on, take a left on Giant City Road to the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn.

From: Williamson Airport. Route 13 West. Drive nine miles on, take a left on Giant City Road to the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn.

From: Springfield,IL. Take I-55 South towards Saint Louis. Merge on route 127 at Litchfield,IL towards Greenvile,IL. Merge on I-64 West. Merge on I-57 South. Take exit 54b towards Route 13 West. Drive 11 miles on, take a left on Giant City Road to the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn.

From: Paducah,KY. Take I-24 towards Saint Louis. Merge on I-57 North. Exit 54 towards Route 13 West. In about 11 miles, take a left on Giant City Road to the BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Southern Illinois University Carbondale


See the Campus at Southern Illinois University

Established in 1869, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public research university found in southern Illinois. Plan a visit to the city of Carbondale and check out all the campus has to offer. Covering 1,133 acres, SIU is home to over 18,00 students. You can view the Pulliam Hall Clock Tower, or the Pulliam Hall.

Home to the Southern Illinois Salukis, the SIU campus features the SIU Student Center, Pulliam Hall, and the Southern Illinois University Campus Lake. SIU features over 200 undergraduate, 60 master's, and 30 doctoral degree programs, plus medical and law degrees.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Crab Orchard, lake
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Giant City State Park, hiking, sightseeing
  • 0.01 mile(s) from University Mall, retail stores
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Best Buy, retail
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Marion Mall, retail stores

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 16.00 mile(s) from Pomona Winery, winery
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Rend Lake, lake,boating,fishing
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino, gambling/dining
  • 61.00 mile(s) from Garden of the Gods, hiking,sightseeing,winery

Nearby Restaurants


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Carbondale. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

August 2016

August 20, 2016
Mid-August Meltdown

This summer in Effingham, take part in the Mid-August Meltdown. This is Effingham's premier triathlon event, and it all takes place at Lake Sara on August 20th.

August 6 & 7, 2016
Crab Orchard Kennel Club AKC Dog Show

Visit Marion with your pooch – check out the Crab Orchard Kennel Club AKC Dog Show. Held at the Pavilion of the city of Marion, this dog show will features more than 100 breeds. It's all happening on August 6th and 7th.

September 2016

September 23, 2016
Phillips, Craig, & Dean

Late this summer in Marion, be sure to see one of the premier Christian music groups around – Phillips, Craig and Dean. This contemporary trio has been selling out town halls since 1991 – see them live at the Marion Civiv Center on September 23rd.

October 2016

October 22, 2016
Southern Illinois University v. Indiana State – college football

In Carbondale, catch an exciting college football game when the SIU Salukis take on the Indiana State Sycamores. On October 22nd, visit Saluki Stadium – it's Homecoming, so prepare for a party.

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