The Shelby Inn

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Executive Double Room, 2 Double Beds | Free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds | Free WiFi

Overview of The Shelby Inn

The Shelby Inn

2.5 star property
Shelbyville motel in historical district

8.6/10 Fabulous

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
816 W Main Street, Shelbyville, IL, 62565
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

Getting around

  • Decatur, IL (DEC) - 51 min drive
  • Springfield, IL (SPI-Abraham Lincoln Capital) - 90 min drive

About this property

The Shelby Inn

Motel in the business district
The Shelby Inn provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at The Shelby Inn include comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating, and daily housekeeping



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Check-in is at 1 PM. Guests planning to arrive after hours must contact The Shelby Inn at least 48 hours prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1903
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking for boats and trailers.

Also known as

Shelby Inn
The Shelby Inn Motel
The Shelby Inn Shelbyville
The Shelby Inn Motel Shelbyville

Frequently asked questions

Does The Shelby Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Shelby Inn 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Shelby Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Shelby Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Shelby Inn?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Shelby Inn and nearby?
The Shelby Inn has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Shelby Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include McDonald's (4-min walk), Chapala Mexican Grill (4-min walk), and Druby's (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Shelby Inn like?
The Shelby Inn is located a short 15-minute walk from Shelby County Courthouse.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Tim, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stayed late to personally check us in. Had the room toasty warm for us. Excellent cost to benefit. Thank you Shelby Inn!
Stephen, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Sleepy town
Nice to visit hotel is rite in middle of main street quiet friendly at registration
Cynthia a, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kind, Updated, Clean!
VERY well-kept and cozy room with new plumbing fixtures. The room smelled fresh and clean. The gentleman behind the desk was kind and accommodating. We will stay here every time we visit.
Kristin, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The location was perfect for my stay. The property is very disillusioned. The main office and house are beautiful then the motel behind. I had to open the windows to air out the room before I could stay there. There was garbage under the beds . The furniture and room as a whole very outdated. These rooms should be $58-65 per night not $85.00
Tom, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a very good time.
Steven, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Small town charm
Very friendly and helpful staff. Relaxing atmosphere and lots of small town charm. Would have been nice to have a microwave in the room.
john, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great and quiet place to stay, if I make it back to the area I will be staying again.
Trav, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Steven, 2-night family trip
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