Our Story

The Cindy Lyn Motel opened in 1960 with 18 rooms.  The Cindy Lyn Motel was built on Historic Route 66 to attract travelers headed into Chicago.  We were originally know and marketed as the last motel before the city.The day the Cindy Lyn Motel opened the cost of a room was $6.18 and if a cab dropped off a customer the cab driver would receive a free Cindy Lyn Motel “Zippo” lighter. Since opening day in 1960, the Cindy Lyn Motel has been owned and operated by the same family, we have maintained our personal touch throughout the years.

In the beginning, one person operated the entire property.  The same person who checked customers in at the front desk cleaned all 18 rooms.  Over the years the staff has grown as well as the motel itself. In the early 1990s 3 hot tub suites were added and because of their success, a third floor was added a few years later which features our Presidential Suite along with another hot tub and 2 other  beautiful rooms. In 1999, the east wing was completed which is comprised of 23 rooms plus our first fireplace suite, that offers a gas lit fire next to a Kohler hot tub. Today, we have 65 rooms and a courteous 25 person staff to better serve our guests. We are constantly striving to upgrade our rooms with our guests comfort in mind.