If you’re traveling to the Quad Cities and you’re planning on visiting attractions in several of those cities, you be wondering where best to stay. Good question since there are four cities making up this region. This post is looking at staying in Moline, Ill., and staying specifically at the Element Moline.
Disclosure: Our stay was hosted by Visit Quad Cities. All thoughts, opinions and typos are my own.
The Element hotel chain is a sleek brand, with airy and modern décor. This particular location was a brick building with gorgeous loft-style rooms, blending brick walls, cement, and modern furniture.
Our room was spacious, with a small kitchen, two beds, a fold-out couch bed, and a second mystery room that was empty. The bathroom was modern with a large glass shower.
As a parent, I appreciated the room had blackout curtains. My youngest occasionally takes naps still and it was very helpful being able to darken our room enough for her to sleep.
The hotel had one of the best complimentary breakfasts I’ve seen at any hotel when traveling. There was someone preparing hot food made-to-order (pancakes on the weekend and two egg white options on the weekday).
The fresh fruit and yogurt bar were healthier options I appreciated. My kids, on the other hand, liked the cereal bar and pastry varieties.
If you stay during the week, there’s a happy hour with complimentary beer and wine in the comfy lobby.
For traveling families, the most important feature is that it has a pool. It’s a small rectangle of a pool, but my kids didn’t care.
There’s also a workout room and complimentary bikes to rent. There’s a nearby trail that runs along a river.
The hotel is within walking distance a few restaurants. Some that we tried that were nearby included Lagomaricino’s and Bent River Brewing Co.
It’s also near to the John Deere Pavilion, a good place to take the kids that’s free to visit. It’s also next to the TaxSlayer Center, with a lot of good concerts and performances coming up.
If you go
Where: 316 12th Street, Moline, Ill.
Other places to stay in the Quad Cities
We returned to the Quad Cities area twice on a recent road trip. Each time, we stayed in a different hotel of the region. Each place had their pros and cons. Read this post comparing three hotels in the Quad Cities to see if one suits your family’s traveling needs.
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Tuesday 23rd of October 2018
Wow - I travel to he Quad Cities quite a bit and never heard of this place. Have to check it out - looks amazing. Nice post
Monday 22nd of October 2018
This hotel looks really incredible all around -will make a note in case we ever visit.