Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 273
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PersonWhoTravels Convenient location
This property has pluses and minuses. A big problem I had wasn't related to this property, per se, but to Holiday Inn's reservation system. Someone was able to cancel my guaranteed reservation without a confirmation number, as no one had that but me. The hotel was booked solid the first night of my stay, so I had to be moved to a different hotel. No one at Holiday Inn could tell me who canceled my reservation or why, which was a serious concern.
Otherwise, my room was conveniently located on the first floor. Noise from the parking lot and from the hallway was a problem. However, it beat staying on an upper floor, as the elevators were slow and hot.
The room was mostly clean, although the tile floor in the bath area was slightly sticky, perhaps from cleaner? I noticed that the bottom of my feet became dirty from walking on the tiled area, and then on the carpet.
The staff was friendly. They offered me cookies when they could not tell me who or why my reservation had been canceled. While that was nice of them, it still didn't resolve the problem.
I tried the hotel restaurant for lunch, and thought it offered good value and quality. I had a mushroom-and-swiss burger with fries for $10. However, we had a convention breakfast buffet several mornings (in a meeting room) at the hotel and it was strictly average.
We'd requested a power strip for a meeting room, and there wasn't one there when we arrived for the meeting, nor could they round one up for us.
The room had a microwave, mini refrigerator, iron and ironing board, and a one-cup coffeemaker.
Overall, I would probably recommend this hotel to someone who needed to be in the area, as there aren't many choices.
July 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Me75 Mixed feelings
Although I really liked the location and their pool area. We had all kinds of problems with our stay. From cleanliness in the room, to poor staff in the restaurant. But I will say the front desk staff that helped us with our problems was great! When we told her about all of our issues she did what ever it took to make it right. She even went as far as finding us another Holiday Inn in the area to stay at and helping us negotiate a lower rate. But with that being said I would not stay here again.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RD51 Great time
For years I stayed at this location while working in the area. It was great place before but I love the upgrades and improvements you've done. Countryside IHG is my choice to stay while in the area always
July 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RockinIt Just ok
We arrived a little early but checked in with ease. The staff was nice. The parking lot was a little confusing not being familiar with the area. We stayed one night to see Bon Jovi at Soldier Field so we were really only in the room to sleep. Did not use any extra amenities. I was surprised we had to pay for breakfast if we wanted to eat there but then again I am unfamiliar with Chicago and I guess this is normal. (Considering we payed $50 for parking at the show I guess that's the way it works in this city) Overall it was just ok, nothing special or spectacular. A little dated but everything went smooth.
July 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BIGMAX Room and Wm. Tell dining
The Room was not completely clean. Housekeeping had to be called to clean table tops.
Wm. Tell staff was excellent. German food ordered was tasteless. Menu was priced too high compared to other places to eat in the area.
With McDonalds across the street and family dining restaurants near offered a better value.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elbenja A great place
Whether it is for work or pleasure, I have stayed here many times and it is just a great place to stay. As long as you don't need anything close to walk to, it is great. I try and stay here every time I am in Chicago. Mostly car dealerships nearby, but that is fine by me. The food in the lounge is great and the breakfast is fantastic.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler38 Great Hotel, Great Location
Rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated. Our room had a recliner chair and also we got an extra bad; no extra charge. Pool area is great and clean; this hotel has a big pool, a kiddy pool, a hot tub and a Jacuzzi. The area big and has lot of seating available. It has Steam Room, Sauna and also a game room with two ping pong tables. The hotel’s location is excellent, just few minutes away from Highway 55, Wal-Mart, and just 20 minutes away from downtown Chicago. The hotel’s restaurant has great food; lunches are mostly sandwiches and burgers (price is around $10/person) and the portion size is pretty big. Kids eat free (drink, and ice cream included) and they also give an additional 10% discount for platinum card holders. Highly recommended!
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Indytravelers Outstanding Property
This hotel is very well maintained and spotless. The Holidome was exceptional with two very nice whirlpools, a large main pool, and a smaller children's pool (3 feet). There is a wristband policy for the pool, which seems to help avoid the large birthday parties, etc. that overcrowd hotel pools. The room was very nice with very good selection on the TV and the WiFi was very reliable and fast. The bathroom has a mirror and sink separate from the toilet and shower, which makes getting ready for the day much quicker. The hotel is about 30 minutes to the Sears Tower (or Willis Tower I think it is now called). However, it was easily reached by the interstate which is only about 5 minutes from hotel. There are lots of name brand shopping outlets VERY close. The town (Countryside) is very clean and friendly. The business center was well stocked and the age restriction made it much easier to access for business needs. Overall a very impressive property.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gerald34 Great Value and Excellent Service
I stayed 2 nights during the 4th of July holiday with my girlfriend. We decided on this location because the downtown Chicago locations were completely booked. We used our rewards points to pay for the stay of which the location had the best deal for its location to the Chicago city limits.
Rooms were in great condition, comfortable, and clean but were not up to date with the other Holiday Inn hotel trends. The outdated furniture didn't bother us at all since the furniture was still cozy.
The staff were very attentive and courteous. The pool was very large which also had 2 jacuzzis, which is not very common in hotels anymore. The quality of the room service food was great but the hours were limited.
July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Flyer57 Staff was very attentive
This is an older Holiday Inn, but has been kept in very good condition. There is no free breakfast; there is a breakfast buffet for $10, or you can order from the menu. The on site restaurant is a nice perk when you get back late from a rough day (my sister was in intensive care for 3 weeks). The beds are ok, but the pillows are very hard and uncomfortable. The shower water temperature was very erratic, either really hot or really cold, and a long time to readjust. But the staff was very good, and accommodating when I had to extend my stay, and when my sister passed, they did apply a bereavement rate to my room. The pool is enormous. I would recommend this hotel if I know someone staying in this area.
July 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kelder Great Pool, Expensive Breakfast
When you pay 100+ a night to stay in a hotel there is a general understanding that the hotel can provide a small breakfast. Unfortunately I must have missed the bullet point that said breakfeast was an additional (approx) 12 dollars a day!
Its a good thing I had their awesome pool to go cool my jests by.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katykaty great pilows, clean room
love,love,love the swim pool area excepionally cleangreat lap lanes
June 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Frodis59 Not the Property
We are relocated Chicagoans, and always come to this HI for the value. whenever we come into the Chicagoland Area. It has the BEST Holidome, is close to Brookfield Zoo, Downtown, Oakbrook and Rosemont. We also love it because it is close to Ledo's Pizzaria which has been in business 50+ years, Make their own Italain Sausage, Pizza's and Beef Sandwiches to die for! And they deliver to your room!
Do Make sure that when you are booking your room, customer service repeats what you want back to you to prevent "suprises"
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrandmaGraf Extremely impressive staff!
Our stay was comfortable and the food was great! The most impressive staff we have ever encountered. Special thanks to Sue F. for all of her kindness and for helping to guide us through the city. She is an exceptionally nice person and a true professional.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BowTieChef Can not say anything bad . . . I enjoy this hotel and stay
I believe this is the tenth year that I have been coming to this hotel for ALL my business trips to the Chicago area. The staff is friendly; the hotel is convenient to downtown and the Convention Center; food is good and the lounge staff are very friendly.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JaramilloRC General Manager
There were a few issues with this recent stay concerning laundry, hot water and the room being serviced on one of the dates... The issue was brought up to the staff. The General Manager was involved almost immediately in which she took the ball and ran with it. Updates were given to me frequently and her concern was very evident each time we talked. I was very pleased on how the staff handled each situation and I completely understand how things can be overlooked at times. It's the reaction, verbal communication and follow up that I was very impressed with. Even on the last date of my stay I had received a call in the room asking about the stay and if things were ok over the weekend. This was a few days after the initial issues. This type of concern for a customer is something unseen in my view. It was impressive and very much appreciated. Great leadership!!
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa1018 a spring wedding
We had a wonderful stay, the rooms were clean & the beds comfy,pillows too! The staff were all very polite & helpfull especially the wedding consultant Jessica & our wait staff durring the reception they were able to fix any problem we had.
May 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kathat airport transfers
Ahead of time I called hotel to get procedure for hotel bus they said do not call just go wait in center aisle for holiday inn bus they did not say green and white one I got on red bus with holiday inn on it after sitting thru all hotel stops driver said wrong bus and I would have to go back to airport I called and then was told what bus to look for but I would have to wait 40 minutes for it I landed at 505 it was 800 when I got to hotel I could have drive for flint mich in 4hrs and it took 3 hrs to get to hotel from midway not cool I would suggest you make sure all your people are giving out same info on bus
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Obell1959 Great Stay, Great Service!
I was very pleased to stay in your facility. The customer service was second to none, the room, dining and other services were excellent.
May 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RolandvanM The most horrible dining experience ever in a hotel
We stayed in this hotel in the night of March 10/11 because we were flying out of Chicago Midway on the 11th. Mixed emotions with respect to the stay. The rooms were spacious and clean although a little bit outdated most of the facilities were acceptable. Upon check-in the front desk staff was friendly and managed to get us checked in quickly.
The biggest disappointment with this hotel was the Wilhelm Tell Restaurant. I have never had a hotel restaurant with such poor service. This in addition to the mediocre quality of the food. The service was disgraceful. After we were ushered to our table it took the two waiters in this virtually empty restaurant about 10 to 15 minutes to come to our table. Rather than saying an apology for making us wait he only said "what do you want" ... even the word please was too much. There is not enough space available in this review to mention all the events that happened during this meal but one really sticks out. At one point after the appetizers had been served the waiter came with the main course. But the table was still quite full because he and his lazy colleague never bothered to come and check-up on us or to take away empty dishes. He was there with the full plate dinner of my wife in his hands and decided just to put the full plate in the hands of my wife. He then turned to me and asked: "anything else I can do"? When I replied "perhaps you can give some service and assist my wife" he turned around and walked away without taking any plates with him and leaving my wife with her dinner in her hands.
I made a comment on the restaurant bill to explain why I gave a very low tip. I immediately informed the front desk about the bad dining experience. There was no response from the hotel staff or management and the next day my dinner was left on the hotel bill. Another thing that I noticed both in the restaurant as well as in the hotel that nobody asked ïf everything was ok. It almost feels like they did not want to ask the question because it would stimulate people to be honest about there experiences in which case a lot of time, effort and money would be involved in correcting all the wrongs of especially their below standard restaurant service. If Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's also were to rate restaurants this restaurant would end up light years behind Greece.
May 20, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LucyBGood Very Disappointed by this Hotel
I was disappointed by this stay because I usually stay at Holiday Inns and this one was old, smelly, and hot. This property is in need of renovations.
May 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ups34 No Hot Water all 3 Days
The Hotel only has hot water early in the morning. If you try to take a shower after 9 am. Cold water until about noon.I hope i get my points back that I used. We let 3 days early and stayed at a country inn in the area.
May 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JDTD leisure travel
room smelled like smoke when first walked in then went away. agree not hardly any outlets for phones, etc. pipes did rattle and doors in hall were noisy and we were on 6th floor. didn't like having to wear wristband to pool and that breakfast not included in the high fee. we have stayed at cheaper places and accommodations much better with a great breaksfast. they need to include a breakfast since they have the room to accommodate it. may stay again if our son goes to the football camp again next year, but may not. maybe busy because has banquet rooms that are rented out, but still shoudlnt be that bad. looked like there had been a leak in our room and they patched a hugh hole in the wall. poor paint job and patching if the wall.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vickie48 Comfortable and great service
Every time we have been to Chicago, we always stay here. Our rooms have always been clean, etc. I recommend this hotel for an overnight stay but it is a bit pricey. We always have included in our stay the buffet breakfast which is excellent! I'm a member of the priority club in which I get points every time we stay here. In fact we are planning on staying here in June when Full Throttle Fest is In Chicago using a free night stay.
May 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fordman Read reviews before you stay here !!!
Booked the room, then read reviews. Big mistake !
Hallways alway very noisy. Slamming doors, people yelling and on and on.
Pipes rattle constantly.
Had to take a sleeping pill AND ear plugs to get to sleep, because I had an early flight the next morning.
Great for party animals and people that stay up all night and sleep all day. Bad for normal travelers.
Three to four desk attendants and still took forever to get checked in!
May 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sorny not bad
Not a bad place to stay, but a bit overpriced in my opinion. Had issues with a room that smelled smokey, but upon bringing it to the staff's awareness, different room was given that was much better.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boomerstory Internet service was spotty
Everything about the hotel and service was outstanding except the internet service was spotty.
April 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GBP3326 Dated and loud hotel
I was there for 2 nights and both nights my sleep was interrupted by slamming doors and loud and rude guests.
My sleep was further disturbed by the stupid small pillows that littered the bed.
I'll be moving somewhat west for my next stay in the area. I'll stay with the chain, but not this hotel.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by INDvis Home from Home
I have waited a long time to write this review - been coming here on and off for two years (two nights a week) for work, so this opinion probably reflects a lot of what you'll find in a lot of other reviews - but all in one place!
The hotel has great amenities - the pool, bar and restaurant are fairly decent. The biggest problems I have encountered would be the lack of enforcement of noise control from the management / security on weekends and average room conditions (the rooms are dated, limited outlets, no charger ports, they only added wifi within the last couple of months and the off-site IT support is a pain to deal with if you can't get connected through VPN - which I have had to do once).
I say average room conditions because I expect more from a hotel than a basic bed, sink, bath combo.
Having said that, it's a fairly small list of minor details - I use a sound machine to drown out noisy neighbours and make do with the rooms as they are - the chairs don't go up to the tables, they aren't comfortable and the foot-rests are unusable to rest a laptop either.
The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, you get a microwave, coffee maker (4 servings of coffee - 2 Decaf and 2 Reg) for your convenience and a small fridge (which is usually turned LOW when you get in).
The hotel employees are very very efficient, friendly and a definite credit to this facility.
If you have issues with the room or reservation they will tend to it promptly and are very accommodating for family requests (towels, bathroom stuff, extra breakfast coupons etc etc). I would say that they make the stays I have had worthwhile experiences and make the difference.
The bar staff have turned over a lot lately and it's not as friendly as it used to be, but they do try to get you in with a free drink/coupon and seat you with a smile.
For a business user the hotel is near perfect, for families, you might like the amenities and the kids-eat-free coupons and the pools.
Like I said when I started - been coming here for over two years and will continue to do so if things stay the same or get even better (recently added wi-fi throughout and HD TVs with a bunch of extra channels have been a nice bonus).
April 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Diken PLUMBING
Plumbing in bathroom very poor, pipes knocked when toilet flushed not only in our room but whenever someone in another room flushed the pipes rattled in our room
April 12, 2013