Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 157
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by krang Best Hotel Experience in Years of Travel
I cannot say enough about the breakfast. I normally do not eat breakfast but my 3 boys were playing in a hockey tournament and I needed to make sure they were fed. We all raved about how good it was and were somewhat stunned that it seemed to be served by the hotel and not a separate restaurant because it was served in the lobby and a small room just off the lobby. It was sit down dining and you ordered from a menu (no buffet breakfast) and the food was unbelievably good. It was so good that we all planned when we were going to all be together the second morning just so we could order breakfast at the hotel again. I tried something different the second day (the skillet) and it was just as good as the omellette I had on the first day. Our plates looked like we licked them clean as nothing was left. Honestly, the service was not great, but the food made up for that. I had my 3 boys staying with me so I needed a big room. I booked the King Suite. It was awesome. We had a place to go between games with plenty of room to kick back and relax with kids playing xbox in the living room and adults watching the Olympics in the bedroom area. It was very clean with lots of space and it was quiet. The pool was also incredible. A parent on the team of my oldest also happened to book a room at this hotel and he commented that the pool alone made staying there worth every penny. It had a large hot tub and water features that the younger kids loved. Having a Bennigans attached to the hotel was a nice convenient feature as the weekend we were there the temperatures were below zero in the mornings and evenings. The food was what you would expect from a Bennigans and it was reasonably priced. Having the Bennigans bar open until midnight was also nice as we had hockey games that went to 11 pm so being able to grab a drink or two to unwind at the end of a long day was nice. Bottom line, if I need a hotel room in the Crystal Lake-West Dundee area, I won't even look anywhere else, I am staying at this Holiday Inn. They could have charged me a lot more a night and I would have felt like I got a really good deal. It was that good. Lastly, with three travel hockey players, I do a lot of travel with my boys and the hotels we stay at are Holiday Inns and their typical competitors, but this hotel and experience blew away any hockey hotel experience I have had in the 10 years that my kids have been playing.
February 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Michaeltw House keeping
I have stayed at the property numerous times with no complaint. This last stay concerned me with finding trash still in waste baskets and toiletries still in the shower from the previous guest. Nice hotel, detail in house keeping was a little lacking my last stay.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rmdm1 Rich
Very nice property. Very friendly and helpful staff. Having the Bennigans onsite was nice. Room was very nice and very quiet which surprised me because I was across from the elevators-
February 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott54115 Greeat Hotel
Clean, comfortable, safe and in a great location. I will choose this property again. Everything met my expectations.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricky711 New Holiday Inn!! Wow!!
We had not stayed in Holiday Inn for over 10 years, and we knew they have renovated it from looking at their new logo and their ads. recently. Boy, we were very pleasantly surprised by staying there!! We just LOVED it! We were first impressed by the front desk; they were very courteous from the minuets we entered the hotel by greeting us with a great smile, " Welcome to holiday inn". From then, they helped us on everything from getting the wifi number to giving us directions to local attractions. They treated us very well for entire stay. We were shocked with the quality of breakfast.We loved all menu in the breakfast , especially "salmon platter". I am certain they hire a real chef. We also enjoyed a clean room,well-maintained pool and exercise room. We loved the location since we wanted to spend most of our time in Chicago suburb, not downtown. It is close to all actions on Randall road, only 10min.to Woodfield area. Thanks, Holiday Inn, we had a great stay.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christmasreunion Christmas family reunion
Great staff-very friendly and available with answers. In spite of horrible weather the lot and walkways were kept clear and salted. Quite an accomplishment. Room was small compared to a king executive at other Holiday Inns-look at Gurnee. The pool was fantastic-clean and warm but I was disappointed with the hot tub jets not all working and closed shower. Much easier with small children to shower poolside. We did call for towels and the response was very prompt.
Breakfast buffet was very good-excellent service
December 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Virginia55 Great Place to Stay
We just love this hotel, we like the service, the price and the opportunity to enjoy our stay.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JLBerk Wonderful stay at Elgin Holiday Inn!
Wow - I totally recommend this hotel!!! This was my second time staying there. The location is very convenient and the property is lovely. The whole place was recently remodeled and is very clean and modern. I met up with a group of girlfriends to attend a concert in the area. The room was spacious and comfortable and very clean! Lots of closet space, large bathroom! Beds and pillows were awesome!
The staff is fabulous -- they helped us with anything we needed.
We got more than we bargained for -- a huge storm with tornado warnings swept through just before our check-out time at noon. We called and asked for a later check-out and they graciously extended it to 1:30. We brought the car up and loaded it -- left it just under the portico and went to Benigan's for lunch, Bloody Marys and to wait out the rest of the storm. Benigan's had been remodeled as well and was very nice! Super wait staff there, too!
Excellent place to ride out the storm!!
Price was perfect -- AAA discount
This location is very close to a fun area -- West Dundee along Fox River! Barney's Beach Club is a very fun bar in the summer and there are a lot of bars and restaurants in that area.
Will definitely stay here again!!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colorado2013 Great Hotel
I was very impressed with the Holiday Inn in Elgin. The hotel was very stylish and updated and the staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again. Great for business travel.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joldfat Service
Nice hotel & great service. Will definitely stay here again.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seasons52 Excellent location , clean room and great staff service
This Hotel has a great location close to I-90 and Staff does a good job,,the exercise room and swimming pool are nice. I was able to do some work from the room and relax.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rata Clean, comfortable, and quiet with good food and attentive staff.
Clean, comfortable, and quiet with good food and attentive staff.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by K1Teacher Comfortable Bed, Clean and Quiet Room
I stayed one night in a junior suite when attending a local conference. The room was very comfortable, clean, and quiet. I do have some minor complaints. When my husband called ahead to ask if there would be any gluten free breakfast options, the person who he talked to said "No" and made no offer to inquire about it to anyone else. However, when I arrived and looked through their breakfast menu, I saw many gluten free options such as eggs, bacon, and fruit. Sorry, Holiday Inn, Elgin, you lost just a little bit more money from a customer because someone was either too lazy, ignorant, or rude to ask some questions! In addition, when my coworkers and I arrived, there was a Guinness glass outside of my coworkers' room and it was still there the next day along with dishes outside many other rooms from the night before. One of my coworkers asked a desk employee if there were any teabags because she only saw coffee in her room and she was told "No," and then she saw teabags available for her morning breakfast.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tracy41 Great Service
We organized a large group and the sales staff was very accommodating, responsive and easy to work with.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dudley45 Great way to visit Judson University
This Holiday Inn has become my favorite way to visit Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. The Inn provides a great environment to rest, recreate, eat and chat with other Judson guests. Mr. Basmadjian is a wonderful host.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DT21456 Beautiful Room
I normally stay at a Holiday Inn Express but "This is the Best Holiday Inn that I ever have stayed out". The desk staff was super and professional.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JH2269 just what I needed
great stay; good hospitality and great bar. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. Quality location, easy to get to.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bbbaer Suite
I wasupgraded to a suite. It was very clean and comfortable. thank you.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bostonmike98 Five Star Excellance
From the Staff to the clean rooms this is a first class operation. When ever you are even close to this location it would be a crime to not stay here. The Staff are the most helpful of any location I have been to.
The resturant staff and service are just as good, so good there is no need to go anywhere else.
Will always return to this location when I am in the area.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anne911 Couldn"t Ask for More
For a one-night stay in a convenient location, relaxing atmosphere, complete amenities, and for less than a hundred bucks in a week-end, we"re good, so good! The idea of not having a time sked in the swimming pool/jacuzzi is perfect...hot,bubbly waters at 0100 is heavenly.
October 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Madison425 Great location. . . not much else
First, a caution: I am NOT a target customer for this brand. But because this hotel is in a perfect location for my business and leisure stays (we used to live in the area and often visit), it's where we end up staying. But I can't recommend it.
Wifi is incredibly slow and coverage is extremely spotty, depending on where your room is.
Front desk staff is consistently distracted -- talking on walkie-talkies, shouting across the lobby. Rewards-club members choose their "benefit" at check-in by selecting a rubber duck from a bowl on the counter; the "award" is scrawled messily on the bottom of each one. I have to say, it's the most amateurish thing I've ever encountered in a hotel.
In a suite, you get a couch and a chair, which are both so uncomfortable, you'll be tempted to sit on the rock-hard (carpeted) floor. TVs are widescreen, but the hotel doesn't provide an HD feed on any channel; unless you get up and press buttons on the TV, you're forced to watched a stretched SD image on a screen that can deliver a lot better. (And the wifi isn't reliable enough to stream Netflix or anything.) HVAC is very loud; when the a/c runs, it's too cold, but the minute it shuts off, it's too warm. The breakfast buffet was seriously understaffed, with lines of people waiting at the drinks bar just to get water, waiting for coffee to be made, waiting for the chafing dishes to be refilled; it was as if they didn't expect anyone to actually show up for breakfast.
On the plus side, the rooms are consistently clean and well-maintained. Room service was reasonably priced and very fast. Bathrooms are roomy and functional.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RoadWarriorPaul Great Business Hotel in Elgin
I have been coming to the Holiday Inn for quite a long time now...and the recent renovation has made this hotel quite a gem in the Elgin area.
The location is very convenient for my business and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
If you don't want to leave the hotel for dinner, Bennigans is attached to the hotel which offers a great selection of food and drink and a friendly neighborhood bar ambiance.
They have seemed to fix the internet connection problem and the wireless seems to be working a lot better...well done team !!
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda2121 Comfortable and spacious bed and large suite
My husband and I stay at your hotel and we were very pleased. Amenities were wonderful. Atmosphere was so relaxing and your rooms so spacious. No outside noise was detected. Very quiet. We enjoyed our stayed and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
September 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KL838 Great place , rgood price
This is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at. Roomy, fairly quite, all the comforts, I would highly recommend and will choose as my place of stay on other visits to the area.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tripple7 Pleasant Staff, Excellent Services, and Comfortable Beds
Let me preface my review by acknowledging there are various factors that affect a guest's experience at a particular hotel. The guests themselves might be having a bad, and that could easily affect how they perceive the level of services they receive. (That is not to say a guest's perception or judgment on the quality of services received is always mediated by the mood he or she is in).
As always, my stay at this hotel was pleasant. During that stay, I sensed that almost every other guest seemed to be enjoying his or her time as well. Without a doubt, the hotel management is doing a lot of things right, and the staff is delivering excellent services as well.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davnae Beautiful room and comfortable beds
We stayed here because my nieces's wedding reception was here. I am so glad we did! I was so impressed with the room! It was VERY clean! I loved the fact that the pillows told you what comfort they were (Soft or firm). I want that bathroom sink for my home!
Everything was updated! The shower had a light over it. It was NOT dark and gross like a lot of hotels. I wanted to stay there and we will definitely come back to this Holiday Inn if we need to come back to town!
The employees at the front desk were friendly and very helpful.
Thank you for make our stay very enjoyable!
September 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tjkenny The front desk can either make or break a hotel
Had the misfortune of speaking with a less than enthusiastic and somewhat argumentative front desk person on check out day. She was overly defensive, somewhat accusing and I just walked away from the matter. A member of the restaurant eam overheard the conversation stepped in after-the-fact and addressed it without my knowledge in a very courteous and professional manner that was very much appreciated. Kudos to the restaurant team member!
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spartan117 Great for a weekend get away
My fiancee and I frequent this hotel at least once a month. The staff is extremely friendly, and the rooms are top notch. The location is very convenient and it usually has great rates! Better than the candlewood that is right down the way, both in quality and price.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kitty2 seversons
The rooms were beautiful.. and sooooooooo comfortable.. I loved the huge mirrors for putting on my make-up.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GOH2 large comfortable room-very nice
I was there for a class reunion and many of the other out of town classmates stayed there. The comments that others made were very positive in reference to the facility and staff. I hope we have our next reunion here as the overall experience was great. This is an outstanding location for business or to travel to Chicago.
September 12, 2013