Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center


Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center

Enjoy a relaxing stay at the Northfield Inn after a day of sightseeing in downtown Springfield, only 8 minutes away. The hotel is also one of the closest to the Illinois State Fair Grounds. The hotel has an indoor pool and fitness facility and is located next to the Boulder Creek Fun Park. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

3280 Northfield Dr. (Cross Street: N. Dirksen Pkwy.)
Springfield, Il 62702
Direct Reservation Number: (217) 523-9700
Reservation Fax: (217) 523-7273
Toll-Free Reservation Number: (866) 577-9700

Price Category: Budget
Smoke Free Property

5 wheelchair adapted rooms, 2 with roll-in showers

Wheelchair adapted room types

  • Standard
  • Non-Smoking
  • Ground Floor
  • 2 Beds (queen)

Reservations/Customer Service

  • Block accessible rooms when reserved
  • Reserve adaptive equipment in advance
  • Laundry service available


  • Property will arrange wheelchair accessible transport with advance notice (complimentary)
    • 24-hour advance notice required

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
  • Private parking lot with designated accessible spaces


  • Written evacuation procedure for guest with disabilities
  • Staff trained on how to evacuate guests with disabilities
  • Guests with disabilities are flagged in computer
  • Printout/list of guests with disabilities is created each day/shift

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Nearest grassy/dog relief area
    • Location—Near front entrance

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Strobe fire alarms in public areas/hallways
  • Strobe fire alarms in restrooms
  • Strobe fire alarms in accessible guest rooms - Both bedroom and bathroom
  • TTY for guest room
  • Visual alert for door
  • Visual alert for phone
  • Strobe smoke detector
  • Vibrating alarm clock
  • Volume control on guest room phones
  • Visual indicators in elevator

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Orientation to public areas/guestroom
  • Elevator has audible indicators
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Braille/Tactile Signage: elevator controls, hoistways, guestrooms, restrooms
  • Interior Signage: large print, high contrast, non-glare

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Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • 2 doors in series-adequate space between
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note
    • Automatic doors being installed


  • Clip board for check-in

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Shower bench, portable
  • Mini-refrigerator on request
  • Rollaway bed

Accessible Restaurants and Bars

  • Xochimilco (See restaurant/bar listings for full details)
    • Accessible restroom in restaurant or nearby

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Fitness Room-free weights available
  • Pool with ladder only
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center with Internet
  • Meeting rooms
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Vending Machines
  • Breakfast Room
  • Breakfast Room
    • Accessible tables
    • Buffet 36" high or less
    • Staff willing/on hand to assist
  • Notes:
    • Laundry room has limited space to maneuver/turn, some machines not accessible, assistance available

Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Location—Hallway near lobby
  • Access symbol identifies facility
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Space in restroom to maneuver-5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out or has clearance beyond door swing
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach-48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Grab bar alongside toilet only
  • Note:
    • Sink lacks knee clearance


  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Elevator controls 54" or less

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Guestroom 119

  • Room near elevator/lobby
  • Standard

Guestroom Bed Type/Features

  • Two queen beds
  • Platform-type bed
  • 36" space on at least one side of bed
  • Bed Height 24"


  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Lever handles
  • Door weight 5 lb. max
  • Maneuvering clearance inside door 18" minimum
  • Lowered peephole

Guestroom Features

  • Space to maneuver/turn
  • Phone and light in reach of bed
  • Lowered Controls: door locks, electric sockets, light switches, drapery pulls
  • No tight grasping/twisting: door locks, drawer pulls
  • 36" path to all elements except thermostat

Guest Bathroom

  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Door swings out/slides or has clearance beyond door swing
  • Lever/easy grasp door handles
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space to maneuver-5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Faucet controls lever type
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Lowered amenities: hair dryer, towels
  • Roll-in shower
    • Level entry
    • No fold-down bench
    • Portable shower bench available
    • Adjustable, hand-held shower head
    • Controls are lever/easy grasp
    • Grab bars on 3 walls
  • Note
    • Sink blocks lateral transfer

Other Guest Rooms

  • Room 121, which was also audited, had identical features except that the thermostat could be accessed and the bathroom had a tub-shower with grab bar on 1 wall.

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All lodgings listed have the following features/policies (except where noted):

  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, hallways, restrooms and public areas
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in showers
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms that are non-smoking
  • Lowered controls in elevators
  • Garage/lot nearby with designated accessible spaces (if not onsite)
  • Dog relief area onsite or within 2 blocks
  • Policy to block a specific adapted room for guests with disabilities
  • Policy to reserve adaptive equipment in advance
  • Written evacuation procedure for guests with disabilities
  • Staff training on evacuating guests with disabilities
  • Procedure to flag guests with disabilities in computer and generate printouts
  • Orientation for guests with vision loss
  • Policy to accept service animals with no fees/deposit

Please note:
An access specialist with Open Doors Organization surveyed the properties listed. Only one or two guest rooms per hotel were surveyed and access details reported here reflect those particular rooms. Other accessible rooms may have different features. We advise you to call ahead to confirm the information contained in Easy Access Springfield.

This is not a complete list of all the accessible lodging in Springfield and their listing in this guide is not an endorsement by Open Doors Organization

The access features reported in this guide are not intended to reflect compliance with any local, state or federal building codes or guidelines. It is not the intent of this guide to certify or guarantee that the businesses and properties listed meet any of the required accessibility codes and laws.