This is a bare-bones, basic motel in a super-convenient location, perfect for Carle Clinic patients and families. It is an ageing motel, kept in decent shape by its hard-working owners. If comfort, decor, modern features are essential to you, there are many other choices in town. But the price is very reasonable, my room was acceptably clean, and everything worked.
I would strongly advise the apparently ill-used manager (bad past guests), to find a more standard, more subtle way of guaranteeing a damage deposit than to charge $100 on top of the initial room charge, then, refunding the charge on departure after a room inspection. Other hotels manage to use credit card info to collect on any damage later. See what the major chains do. But I was very honestly refunded my $100 back I left. (Final request, since the motel's windows have screens, those guests who love fresh air would appreciate being able to open those windows sometimes.)