Make yourself comfortable in our hotels in Bloomington, Illinois. In no time you’ll be admiring vintage airplanes and stopping along Route 66 for a milkshake and French fries.
Our hotels in Bloomington are convenient to the Prairie Aviation Museum, where you can climb up to the cockpit of an A-4 Skyhawk or A-7 Corsair and see several other historic planes. Opulent French, English, and Italian furnishings fill the 36-room David Davis Mansion. This showcase of mid-19th century Victoriana tells the story of Davis, a confidante of Abraham Lincoln. Head out from our Bloomington hotels with your golf shoes to spend a leisurely morning on the bent grass greens at The Den at Fox Creek. If you're strapped for time, tee off instead at the 9-hole executive course at The Links at Ireland Grove.
Guests of our Bloomington hotels find good-value restaurants in downtown Bloomington and the Uptown neighborhood of Normal, a town nearby. For a taste of authentic Americana, hop in your car and drive to the Dixie Travel Plaza (formerly the Dixie Truck Stop) on Historic Route 66. This place has been filling the gas tanks and stomachs of travelers since 1928. In Bloomington, bars and pubs near Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University stay open late with the energy of thousands of University students. In summer the open-air theater at Ewing Cultural Center, among the gardens of the Ewing Manor, hosts the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Bloomington to enjoy the Midwestern landscape and arts. Spend an afternoon jogging or strolling the Constitution Trail, a quiet tree-shaded pedestrian path that links Bloomington and Normal. Catch a comedy act, dance performance or concert at the downtown Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.