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About The Pontoon Beach Area

The city of Pontoon Beach is located in southern IL; near the Illinois border.   This Madison County village originated from the cottages and clubhouses constructed next to Long Lake.  The area was also known as Jones Park; a name that derived from a property owner named Ollie Jones.  There are two theories as to how the name Pontoon Beach came about; one having to do with pontoons being used as support for a bridge and another where pontoons were used for floating docks.

Being situated near the lake, the Pontoon Beach area became a well-known place for outside residents in surrounding towns to go for leisure outdoor activities such as picnics, swimming, fishing, and hunting.  The city was incorporated in 1962 and became self-governing with the election of villiage officials in March of 1963.

Hotel Services & Amenities

Travelers passing through along I-255, I-270, or IL-111 can find a comfortable pillowtop bed to rest in for the night at La Quinta Inn & Suites Pontoon.  Guests are entertained with premium television programming on high definition 40 inch TV’s.  Convenient free high speed Internet is also available.  A refrigerator and microwave is useful for storing and warming food.  Other amenities include a phone with voicemail and free local calls, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and alarm clock.

Outside of the room guests can make use of the indoor Swimming Pool all year round.  A fitness center that is stocked with cardio and strength training equipment is freely available.  The Bright Side Market offers snacks and other convenient items.  Also available is 638 square feet of meeting space with seating for up to 60 people.  Each morning, a Bright Side Breakfast bar is stocked delicious breakfast items including hot and cold cereal, bread and muffins, fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, coffee, juice, and milk.  You can also enjoy piping hot waffles right out of the iron.

Attractions Near Pontoon Beach

A short 5 mile drive to Edwardville and the kids can enjoy an exciting visit to the Edwardsville Children’s Museum where they can partake in exciting activities and hands on exhibits.  There something to do for kids of all ages.  In nearby Collinsville, Splash City is a great place to have some outdoor fun time on a hot summer day.  Gateway Fun Park is another great destination offering mini-golf, go-karts, bumper cars & boats, arcade games and water balloon fights!

With downtown St. Lous being just minutes away, there’s are extended options for Pontoon Beach visitors to see and do including visiting the Gateway Arch, Grants Branch, the Science Center, Anhueser Busch brewery. America’s Convention Center, and Savvis Center

Companies such as Gateway Commerce Center, P&G Distribution Center, Conoco Phillips Refiner, Cummins Mid South Training Center, Granite City Steel, and Southwestern Illinois College are within 5 miles of the hotel and there are a host of hospitals, universities, and business within driving distance including Anderson Hospital, Gateway Regional, Children’s Hospital, SLU Hospital, Southern Illinois University, Saint Louis University, Washington University, and Scott Air Force Base.  Book your stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Pontoon Beach for a convenient location near these attractions and a positive lodging experience at our Pontoon Beach hotel.