Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 74
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve*67 Excellent service and very clean hotel
Service was excellent and the hotel was very clean, breakfast variety was good. The only thing that could be improved would be a fan in the bathroom as the mirror does fog up when taking a shower, a minor glitch in an otherwise excellent hotel.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FormerWIresident Great place to stay
We have stayed at this HIE for the past four years on our way to Wisconsin from South Carolina. We have never been disappointed with anything at this HIE. All of the staff have been super. They are so courteous, friendly, and helpful. It is so nice to enter an establishment and have someone greet you with a smiling face. And then in the morning when you are going to breakfast another smiling face and did you have a good night, etc. The rooms have always been clean and beds comfortable. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone needing to stop at Rochelle, IL
May 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PB182 Good Hotel for Rochelle
This is the best location for a hotel in Rochelle. Easy on and Easy off with a selection of food nearby. It's near 2 truck stops so that may put some people off. Its disappointing that there is no recognition of Priority members at check in. Also, no one drops off a newspaper at your door or bakes any of those fantastic cookies in the evening anymore.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IMDAREF Stay was ok....
Check in was prompt. Although the front desk employees seemed to be more interested in each other than the business of watching the front desk. As Platium rewards club members, while we were not acknowledged as such at check-in, we were given the free upgrade. The front desk employees did recommend a great place to eat when asked.
The bed was comfortable, the pillows were not. The room was great...clean and spacious.
The breakfast was good. Although the eggs tasted like they were powdered eggs, not real eggs. There was one patron allowed to be in the breakfast area with barefeet....some type of footwear should be required.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PB182 Friendly staff
I've stayed at this hotel a number of times on business. The staff is always friendly and when it comes to welcome cookies in the evening, they'll even make more if they are all gone when you arrive. The location is great as its just off the highway. Parking is no problem. My only gripe is the front glass doors are dirty. It just doesn't look right when you leave in the morning and the sun is shining thru them.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by leea49 Easy Access, Convenient Location
As snowbirds headed back north, the Rochelle Holiday Inn Express is located conveniently on our route to Minnesota. Easy to find (not tucked behind some big-box store or miles from the Interstate), this is a hotel we'll use again. The breakfast was so-so as hotel complimentary breakfasts go; there was ample seating and food.
Two negatives to the room which I mentioned at checkout —
1) the bathtub stopper did not work correctly, it stayed in the closed position so it had to be pulled out with my fingers to drain the tub during a shower. I trust that this issue will be/or already has been addressed.
2) the facial tissue was more akin to gift wrap tissue, much too scratchy and stiff for me; I got my box of tissues from the car. Is the ~ $0.25 difference in cost that important to the franchisee's bottom line? I certainly hope not. I will be interested to see if this has changed when we stop here again in November.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sarbear Best Hotel in the Area!
The Holiday Inn Express in Rochelle is HANDS DOWN the best in the area. There are a few closer to our destination but the extra 20-25 minute drive was well worth it. The cleanliness was well above average (I'm kind of a germaphobe) and the staff friendliness and service is the best we've ever experienced. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were delayed HOURS past check in (it was 3am) time. We never felt nervous about losing our room. The staff was EXCELLENT about the whole fiasco! The speed of check in was fantastic. Even the usually sub-par standard hotel breakfasts was fantastic. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS in Rochelle!!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sleeping Beauty 123 Sleeping Beauty at Loves Park
I was happy to stay at the Holiday Inn Loves Park again. This time I met the staff members Tiffany and Kari. Both staff members were great and really made me feel welcome. Later I returned to the lobby and again saw Tiffany going above and beyond to help myself and several other patrons. I really felt this location does well to keep their patrons happy.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woggers Bad weather
Stopped early due to bad weather. Very friendly, helpful staff. Quiet hotel, but the heating system makes a dripping sound.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hhhydro Very nice hotel. The best in the area !
The hotel is either recently updated or a newer hotel, anyways it feels like new. The room I was in was very comfortable as was the bed. The staff was very courteous and helped with every need.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trvlrerik Motel professional
I spend over 200 nights a year in motels for work. This is a good, well managed property, with friendly knowledgeable staff. Everybody working here seems to like their job, as they all act as a team, and make your stay uneventful. This is a huge compliment, I know I can focus on why I came to Rochelle, and not have to worry about any lodging issues.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by molson9 Excellent property
Very friendly and personable staff, Lindsey and Corey at front desk.
Breakfast selection very good, attentive staff.
Comfortable bed with extra pillows.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tbuck15 Minor things need tweaking, overall good stay!
The staff was very accommodating and the mini fridge and microwave were nice to have. Comfortable beds and very clean!
Breakfast was tough for them to keep up with as we waited a while for items to be brought out.
The fan IN the room was loud and keep us up at night. It probably could use some fixing. As the fan in the bathroom was nearly non-functioning. It sounded like it was, yet a 5 min shower took a long time to 'get the steam out'.
Using the space in the 'breakfast room' more frequently may be a thought they want to consider. There was no other dining or drink options so we went elsewhere for lunch and dinner - therefore spending money in other establishments. Yet again, good thing they had the fridge and microwave to warm up left-overs. The overall experience and friendly staff are definitely worth staying there again.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FootballMom2345 Enjoyable stay
Rooms and hotel itself were clean. Hotel staff were helpful. Stayed the same night as an entire football team and was not woken up once. Breakfast area nice, cinnamon rolls excellent. Great place to stay, although overpriced, lumpy pillows and bad coffee.
December 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ICSOwner Thin Walls and So So bed
From my room on the 2nd floor I could hear ALL of the traffic on the interstate and people talking in the rooms on either side of mine. The noise from above was not much better. Bring your OWN toilet paper, they provide stuff better suited for wood finishing. Check the fridge when you get to the room, Had to unplug mine for any chance of a quite night.
I spend alot of nights in hotels, this property is slightly high in price and middle of the road for stay quality. Staff is very nice and breakfast is in a better that average setting.
For 1 night I can deal with almost anything. I would have moved if it had been more than that.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carpe132 Good Value
The hotel is conveniently located near accessible interstates and is clean/comfortable. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. The fitness area is minimal but the hotel does offer the use of a local fitness facility that is very nice. The breakfast options could use some attention; eggs/ omelettes were dried out and cold, the yogurt is often gone for days, the juice machine is very unpredictable and fruit selection is very hit and miss.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StaceyH5 Perfect!!!
From the lobby to the room, pool and wonderful breakfast with a LARGE dining room, SUPER experience!!!!
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SportF63 October stay
Great place to stay with helpful staff and a great breakfast!
We were racing at Byron drag strip and saw your web sight on the drag strip site and choose your place. I am glad we did. And we appreciate the special rate as well!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gdk702 Enjoyed my stay, Staff was very nice
I was in town for two nights and have only been to the area once. This is the first time I stayed at your hotel. The room was great, the staff was helpful and the Breakfast each morning was a wonderful surprise.
October 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jacki43 Comfortable bed and nice decor.
Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Would have liked 2 garbage cans and 2 kleenex boxes. Only 1 in the bathroom and would like one in the main room. But the microwave and refrigerator is a great addition to customer need. Comfortable temperature and quiet. Thank you
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dragster Great experience
Nothing could have been any better. Staff and facility are top notch! Didn't get a chance to use the pool, but looked lovely as well!
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suziepc Great stay
I loved my stay! The hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff was great. I will definitely stay here again when I come up to visit NIU.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Orion72 Fantastic stay except for.......
Hotel was great. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Room was clean and quiet. I even had a west pointing window to see a fantastic sunset. the one problem I had (and it's a big one) is the wifi was VERY slow and at times disappeared. Couldn't use my lap top for work or my tablet to Skype with my family while I was on the road. Maybe it was because I was on the top floor, but whatever the reason I wouldn't stay there again just because of the wifi. However if you don't care about that. Fantastic stay.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Axelrole Comfortable and Convenient
Fresh fruit looked over ripe and not very inviting; OJ seemed a bit watered down; eggs were cold. Rooms and Hotel, clean and comfortable. Easy access from highway.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OzarkGuru Great Stop Especially if Visiting Rockford
Easy access. Much preferred staying in Rochelle, IL to staying in Rockford, IL. A smaller designed Holiday Inn Express - smaller elevators, etc.) but rooms were up to the same standard.
Noticed the front desk people must have been very busy as everyone had to ring for help.
No amenities for Priority members. Internet functioned with frequent delays but the hotel was sold out because of a regional soccer tournament.
It is on our list to visit again.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kat50 Good value
It was very clean and nice rooms. I would stay there again.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TMM1972 Quiet, clean and comfortable
Stayed there in August 2013 with family, including an infant. Room very clean and crib was ready when we arrived.
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DonaldDuck Stinky bathroom
My family and I stayed here for one night a few weeks ago. As usual, Holiday Inn Express provided a clean, comfortable room and a decent breakfast at a reasonable price. We didn't have a working fan in our bathroom, however. I mentioned this to the front desk upon checkout, and the lady said that you have to turn on the heat lamp in the bathroom in order to get the fan to come on. Really? That is the most bizarre set up I have ever run into. She said that all of the rooms in this hotel are set up that way. Whoever came up with this brilliant idea obviously doesn't have to contend with midwest Summer days with all of the high humidity. Why you would want to make a room even hotter just to get the moisture and other stuff out is beyond me. Other than that, good stay.
August 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by megcatmic Very nice hotel in the area
The staff and property were very nice.
We enjoyed the pool and the patio for breakfast.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JNChicago Outside laundry service
This was the worst I have ever received in my 25 years of travel. The shirt I had sent out look like it was removed from a dryer and hung on hanger. I was embarrassed to wear that day for work. Outside of that the hotel staff and accommodation were great. I realize the hotel uses an outside service and I hope never use the 3rd party responsible for the laundry service.
August 19, 2013