Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 166
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hursecar It was okay - could be more clean
Recent stay here - the room looked nice upon arrival. I threw back the drapes, because we were facing trees, so nobody could see in... well it was so dirty with bugs and dust on the AC unit - ugh! First night, went straight to bed after a long night out, woke up the next morning with hair/makeup on the sheets that didn't belong to me. Went to the desk, and they IMMEDIATELY had someone come by and change the linens. The breakfast bar I was impressed with, and the shuttle to and from Great America was unexpected - but I surely enjoyed it. They were on time. I would recommend, it is a very lovely spot, and location if you are traveling to the area. I just pray, hope, and wish they tighten up on the housekeeping activities.
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GUEST AZ ACCEPTABLE WITH SOME NICE AMENITIES
ACCEPTABLE ACCOMMODATIONS AND SOME NICE AMENITIES--THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS WITH THE AC UNIT
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ctghep23 comfort
Great hotel, it's clean and the concierge staff were so nice, friendly, professional and cared for our needs. I will always stay there. The location is perfect close to six flags, mall and great dining.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PFam4 Exceeded our expectations!
Our stay at the Holiday Inn in Gurnee was wonderful. The first impression as you walk in is the beautiful and modern décor. The staff was very professional and extremely friendly. The room was very clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and had everything we needed. The restaurant in the hotel called Spice had excellent food and our kids ate free. The atmosphere in the restaurant/lounge area was very modern and a great place to eat and/or have drinks. The pool/hot tub area was very big and open, and very clean. This hotel gets an A and we are definitely staying there again. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are going to Gurnee Mills for shopping or to Six Flags. It's right by both and very easy to get to and from. Normally on vacations we don't spend much time in the hotel, but here we couldn't wait to get back to enjoy it.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stan111 Great staff
We were warmly greeted, and taken very good care of during our stay. We encountered one problem, which was quickly rectified and were given complimentary breakfast coupons as a result. The hotel, location and rooms are perfect. The breakfast, while delicious, is overpriced at 13.00 per person. The shuttle to 6 Flags is efficient and easy to use.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cathyc65 comfortable
nice hotel, great pool, friendly staff. great beds
July 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Seanm1979 OK hotel, OK customer service, OK everything
This is the first Holiday Inn that I have stayed at that I need to pay extra for a refrigerator. As an ihg member, I would think that these amenities would be made available at no additional cost. Other than that, this place is "ok" at best. The best thing about the hotel is the pool. Nice and deep which is nice.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tpelke Great stay for Great America
The staff was fantastic and the hotel lovely and clean. Our room was comfortable and the kids loved the indoor pool. We took shuttle transportation back and forth to Great America and the shuttle drivers were on time and very helpful and friendly.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by T_Bo Comfortable Bed and a quiet sleep
I would recommend staying here for a quiet sleep away from street traffic. The free shuttle service to Six Flags, The Gurnee Mills Mall and anything 10 min. away. There are plenty of good places to eat nearby, including Red Lobster, The Olive Garden, and Timothy O'Tooles. Also, there is plenty of parking even on the busy weekends.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Robert Hold the OJ
We try to stay at Holiday Inns other IHG properties because we fly out of a midwest airport and it usually requires an overnight stay. We have also found that IHG hotels are consistently clean and comfortable. The Gurnee Holiday Inn was no exception. The staff was friendly, our room was clean and comfortable, the overall appearance of the hotel is good, and its location is excellent. I rate this stay as good and not excellent because breakfast was a little dissapointing. The server was slow to offer coffee and although both my wife and I took the buffet, he didn't offer juice, leaving full carafes on a table just out of the seating area. Writing this kind of bothers me because it's possible that our guy was just having an off day, or possibley needed sosme coaching, but it is the only reason I didn't give this stay an excellent. We travel quite a bit and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dslamp would stay there again
great time -- only complaints are the hot tub was a little too hot and at breakfast the coffee was awful and the orange juice was watery.
July 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Casey2627 Great room, great staff, awkward restaurant experience
Honestly, I was very impressed with the cleanliness, comfort and etiquette of the staff during our stay. We didn't have any issues checking in, and when we headed to the bar in the evening, the waitresses were engaging, fun and incredibly friendly. My husband and I even mentioned to each other how it felt like home!
However, at about quarter to 10pm, the pleasant ambiance music became so loud I couldn't even hear my friend sitting next to me. We were then told that at that time, the restaurant was being shut off to the guests unless dressed in black tie and that they had to pay a "cover" to enter. Security guards with bullet proof vests on and a random man (not connected to the hotel) entered the area and put "reserve" signs on all of the tables, and before we knew it, our relaxing evening had turned into a club scene.
When we asked the staff why the hotel was doing this, we were told that these individuals were not connected to the hotel. Needless to say, as individuals who paid to stay at the hotel, we felt very put-off by the fact that we were now being forced out of the hotel bar in which we were guests.
Unfortunately we won't stay again – we could hear the music in our room, and it was just bizarre that a hotel would let an outside party take over their bar without reserving it or letting guests know what was going on. Probably something management should consider trying to handle or control.... especially when staff seemed very uncomfortable as well.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent staff
Special thanks to Lamar for the upgrade for my platinum status. Also great deal on Great America tickets and free shuttle.
July 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BGD2308 What an Anniversary
I reserved and received confirmation for a King Bed several days in advance. Upon arrival and check-in for the room I was notified I was bumped from my room by rewards members who arrived prior to me. I was offered drink tickets and breakfast as a consolation for getting bumped to a double full size bed.
Secondly - The hotel clerk kept mentioning the special events that appeared to be the priority to the hotel that evening. It was a special event for me and my wife as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were not notified at all prior to arrival that the room I booked and paid for was not honored.
Thirdly - Upon arrival to our room of the two double beds the bathroom had several hair clusters along the base board (I can submit pictures). In the beds we found several hairs as well. With a full day of travel and activities this is not the quality or service we expected. At 8:00 pm in the evening it is not ideal to begin searching for a new hotel as well.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melly K Great Location and excellent front desk service!
We have stayed at this property many times - always have great service. Property is always clean and kept up - plus a great location and close to everything! Had a small hiccup with the bar service but wouldn't stop me from coming back.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momag4 Feeling at Home Away from Home
My stay was very comfortable and relaxing. Indeed the mattress was comfortable because I did not have my usual back pain. I attribute it to my comfortable, well made bed! The staff was so very friendly, each person I came in contact with related to me with a great attitude and willingness to help.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wraith A break from the norm!
Hotel is great for a break from the hectic! Close to shopping, entertainment and easy to get to. Hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff is ready to help.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveMHotelGuy Great Place!
I highly recommend this hotel. Very convenient if in you are having family or business visits in the area. Nice staff, felt very safe, and lots to do around hotel. Easy in and out, too.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Live77 Gospel Minister
Front desk staff friendliness, comfortable bed and great breakfast.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by H202 Great breakfast
Clean, friendly staff. Excellent breakfast buffet.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rooster183 After a long day at Great America
This hotel was the perfect place to unwind with the family after a full day at the local amusement park. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. I couldn't believe our boys even hit the pool before retiring. Everything about this place was a plus. Breakfast in the morning at the hotel restaurant was outstanding. Would definitely recommend staying here.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skylark57 Great for conferences
Good rooms, comfortable beds, and great room for a conference. The food was excellent and the wait staff was great.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My nickname is Mikey Gurnee
We had great customer care. Additionally, the pool and hot pool areas were very clean and stocked with plenty of towels.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElizabethAnn47 Celebrate Life 2014
We were in Illinois for the Cancer Treatment Center of America's "Celebrate Life" event. The hotel did an excellent job with the dinner on Thursday night and again with the breakfast buffet on Friday morning. We were very pleased with the level of service in the lounge and the staff at the front desk. Although I will say that at times they seemed slightly understaffed at the front desk even though they handled it efficiently. All in all, they did a great job helping us celebrate.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikeywiu Ideal location
This Holiday Inn Express was clean and offered friendly service. The location makes it ideal for patrons wishing to attend Six Flags. The hotel offered a Six Flags package which allowed me to save $35 on one Six Flags ticket. I would have liked, however, to have been told that breakfast was extra money. My partner and I went down into the breakfast area and just before we grabbed a plate, we were told that it was $11.99 extra per person. All we wanted was a muffin.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mary5827 Very nice hotel
Great location ,very nice hotel,super nice staff. the only thing I would like to see is two queen beds instead of double beds. The pool was large and the kids had fun.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grandma & her best boys Excellent Customer Service
The rooms were bright, clean and comfortable. My grandchildren loved that they had a cartoon channel to watch. I was happy to have coffee and tea for the coffee maker. The only con was the drapery was not able to close all the way so as soon as it was light out it was difficult to stay asleep.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob2001 Great Place Great Value
The hotel in Gurnee seems to be new and shows it. Once you walk into the place, it is real clean and nice. The staff there is very helpful and answers your questions.
The rooms were spacious and everything is nice and new, could not make 1 complaint.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phers Mom Excellent service
Hotel was clean and quiet. Front desk staff was amazing. Would definitely stay again.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by janetiern Buffet funeral lunch
Holiday Inn was right around the corner from Warren Funeral Home making it very convenient for guests. There were several food choices but we choose to have the Italian buffet which was EXCELLENT. The staff was polite and helpful. Everything was PERFECT and I especially liked the fact that my friends/family didn't have to lift a finger to make a dish and help with serving/cleanup at a church which is the way we've done it in the past. It was great just to pay the bill and drive away.
May 23, 2014