pet friendly hotels in Libertyville, IL

1. Lincolnshire Marriott Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 175 acres of grounds with a lake, this upscale resort is 3 miles from Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area and 11 miles from Chicago Botanic Garden.Featuring pillow-top mattresses and sofas, the understated rooms have flat-screens, Wi-Fi (fee), minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Some offer lake views. Club-level rooms add access to a private lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include 4 restaurants, bars, a Starbucks and a theater. There’s also a golf course, a spa and a fitness center, along with tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor pools. Event spaces include 3 outdoor pavilions.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 7 min drive to Didier Farms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “musical theatre” 42 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Brittany Modi

We had the honor of planning our wedding and reception at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort What a beautiful venue and location, and the amenities offered are just so wonderful too! Our wedding had been affected by COVID, as I am sure many are/had been Kassandra, the general manager, and Christine, our wedding specialist, were so accommodating and generous with their time and resources

There are so many wonderful things I would like to share about them and how amazing they have been in this process! This has been such a whirlwind trying to figure everything out, and they have been nothing but helpful and accommodating to ensure our happiness for our special day Not only did they each reach out to us individually to see if we needed anything, but collectively as the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Team I highly recommend this venue not only for the beautiful location and property, but also for the experience of working with such amazing staff members! From the time we walked into the front door until we left the parking lot, each member was so kind and helpful! What an amazing staff and venue for a wedding or event! Special shout out goes to Christine, she is literally one of the best human beings out there She was so gracious, kind and honest which is exactly what we neededLincolnshire Marriott, thank you for helping us out when this crazy season and circumstances has hit us all!

Austin Pilkinton

The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful I had a room option that gave me an upgraded room since I had my wife, our son, two dogs, and myself We were up for the renaissance fair that was going on in Wisconsin

I was offered a room on the first floor with a patio which helped significantly with the dogs I really appreciate the offer, but was not informed that it was going to be smaller than the bigger room i was upgraded to As an individual who travels and stays with Marriott almost every week, i was a little disappointed in the M Club You are told that when you arrive that it will not be operating to full capacity as it would be during the week Also when we informed the front desk about there not being water, they said they would not be restocking it because it was not operating at full capacity Even the other refreshments such in the refrigerators were not stocked and maintained I have stayed at other Marriott’s with M clubs stock constantly and way better than this one was

M 1

I booked a stay in advance with a group rate for a large event that was taking place on site As I was preparing for the event I checked for my confirmation and found that I no longer had it in my email, my fault for not printing it out I contacted the resort to confirm and found they did not have a reservation in my name

I talked with multiple people both at the resort and with Marriott All were happy to book a room for $499 per night vs the original rate of $159 and would not budge on honoring the original rate It was also suggested by multiple people that if the group were to add an additional block of rooms for the event they could then honor the $159 rate While talking with the sales department at the resort about the group, the reservation and honoring the rate I was told the the resort was sold out for my dates and they would be unable to help me any further So in a matter of 30 minutes they went from having enough rooms to add to the group block to being completely sold out I also find it odd that after getting off the phone there were still many rooms available on any number of web sites

2. Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Lincolnshire (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 94, this extended-stay hotel is 8.8 miles’ drive from outdoor concerts at the Ravinia Festival and 17.8 miles’ drive from O’Hare International Airport.Modern 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Hotel-style rooms (no kitchens) are also available.Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and a free grocery shopping service, plus a business center and coin laundry. Additional amenities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and 3 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Kat Le Croix

The room was was squeaky clean, our dogs sniffed but didn’t find anything new ( Yes, that’s happened before but not here) Staff was friendly, courteous and professional, all the common areas were kept up very well, each chair or station in the pool/fitness area had a towel waiting for whoever went to use that item next Great breakfast if that’s something that is important to you! Hot items, fruit, yogurts, toasters for your use, surpassed my expectations for a hotel breakfast

Nothing short of a good stay and would recommend

Joseph Connors

Hilton with their app makes a wonderful experience Check In online and you can pick your room With the in app electronic key, you can do all without any more interaction with the desk than you desire

The room was well maintained, clean and equipped nicely Perfect for either an overnight or extended stay The staff was extremely friendly and professional making it known that your satisfaction is their number one priority Breakfast buffet was tasty and well stocked and kept fresh The online checkout topped off a wonderful visit

Leah Sapphira

This was a wonderful stay! The staff was wonderful upon check-in and check out We stayed in a King Suite Jan 21, 2022 for my son’s graduation for boot camp at Great lakesThey had plenty of hot breakfast both days we stayed

And a room to watch the graduation if you didn’t get a ticket!The bed was so cozy, I wanted to take it home with us!! My kids loved the pool and the kitchenette was the perfect size for making a snack or light mealHair dryers kept me from running outside in the freezing air with wet hair!!! A huge plus for this Florida girl Loved the coffee and hot cocoa bar!!I cannot say enough about how accommodating and helpful the staff was!

3. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gurnee, IL (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 94, this informal hotel is a 15-minute walk from Six Flags Great America theme park and 6 miles from Genesee Theatre.Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out couches; some include separate living areas.A complimentary breakfast buffet and parking are provided. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a fitness room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have TVs and coffee makers
  • 4 min drive to the Key Lime Cove
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Monica Artrip

The service was great the rest of our stay was drab Stayed on the first floor There were very few guests so it was quiet

We ending up keeping the curtains closed as there was a lot of garbage scattered outside our windowOur room was basically empty and not very welcoming The beds were rough and the bed frame clanked any time you moved Mattress definitely needs replaced- no bugs but still not in the best or cleanest shape Seeing that the bathroom was somewhat recently redone was refreshingThe pool is tiny and unfortunately during our stay was full of garbage We kept pulling out piece of broken plastic cupsThe location isn’t the best and the entrance into parking lot is TERRIBLE but I don’t think that really part of this specific hotel Overall I don’t think I’ll be booking here again

Lorena Davis

Room was very clean It looks like they are in the process of updating the rooms Some things looked really new while the carpet was worn out

But I was just happy to have a nice clean room The beds are decent Not as comfortable as home, but definitely not too bad for an affordable hotel The pool is saltwater, which was a nice surprise Staff was super friendly and personable Location is awesome too Next to Dunkin Donuts which is a must, and a short distance from Gurnee Mills and Great America Breakfast looked great! They had biscuits and gravy and they had waffle irons out Unfortunately, I was in a hurry in the morning and didn’t have a chance to try it I will definitely stay here again when I’m in the area

cleophus arrington

Mr Patel was very professional and very accomodating His customer care was is off the charts

My family and I are military and we had to adjust our stay several times He was always willing to helpHis staff is remarkable, kind, and courteousThis is why we choose this location during every stay

4. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bannockburn-Deerfield (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 94 and adjacent to Trinity International University, this contemporary hotel is also 7.3 miles from Chicago Botanic Garden.Free WiFi, as well as coffeemakers, pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs with HD channels are included in each modern room. Minifridges and microwaves are offered in some rooms, while suites offer separate living areas or whirlpool tubs.Freebies like continental breakfast, parking and a local shuttle are offered in addition to an indoor pool. A fitness center, meeting facilities and a market are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 9 min drive to Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Manuel Valentin

good morning, Good hotel, excellent location, very clean and comfortable and very good breakfast

Only the employee Wilma A was not friendly at all, she questioned my arrival time when there was already an arrival note, instead to receive the guest with a smile that is only what is asked of a worker because he not only refuted and I felt like a scolded child I hope that in my next stay there because I am going to return I will not run into that employee because it could be the last time that she uses that hotel but otherwise very good hotel and service

Twila McDonough

Many pot holes in road surface, of hotel property Poor lighting, so that walking from car to front door you have the risk of tripping Towel replacement requested everyday but took 3 days to get towels

Each day multiple people responded that towels would be replaceTub surface was dangerous to stand on Bathroom tub area had well positioned hand rails and a pull down set Tub looked safe However, dry tub surface was very slippery I wondered if they polished it to look good Once tub had been used and it dried overnight I checked by placing a dry foot onto dry tub surface and promptly had foot slid on tub surface Tub unsafe to use, despite railsIce machine did not function on 2 out of 3 floors and yes reporting ice machine problem did not get problems solved Desk clerk said each machine has a note “BROKEN” Neither had a notice that machine did not functionTV remote quit working on day 3 of 6 never fixed despite reporting problem Once I was told that someone would be right up My next call I was told someone HAD been immediately sent to make repairAll of my requests were made after a large group of musicians had checked outThe musicians were the best part of my stay The music they played in the lobby was beautiful and relaxingI will never stay at this hotel again

Debbie Guzman

Big bedroom, with a desk and a couch in it You have a microwave, small fridge, and a coffee maker (but there is a coffee station in the lobby with everything you could need)Everything clean

The shower didn’t drain the water at a similar or faster pace than the one coming from the shower, so you get a little puddle in the bathtubthis is my only complain, but I have to say I didn’t ask for help from the helpdesk or other staff members, since my stay was very shortIncluded breakfast during my stay: 3 different cereals, oatmeal, protein bars, 3 type of muffins (chocolate, vanilla, blueberry), boiled eggs, waffles (you can make big ones or smaller ones), yogurts, fruit cocktail, 2 types of juice (apple and orange), different types of bread, and grape jam The coffee and tea station was availableThe staff is super nice Howard in the front desk was amazing and funny ❤️

5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North-Waukegan-Gurnee, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Highway 43, this casual hotel is 4 miles from Six Flags Great America amusement park and 11 miles from Illinois Beach State Park.The bright, relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs. Suites have separate living areas with sofabeds and wetbars. Room service is available.Freebies include parking, and a breakfast buffet served in a casual dining area. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym and a business center. There’s also an indoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • 11 min drive to Six Flags Great America
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 10 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

The Smitty

Went to check in on 7/14 and upon arrival the front desk person was outside as I was walking in He asked “are you checking in” and I said “yes” He said “well let me see if your room is ready because it might not be”

The time was later than 130pm My train was very late getting in After looking at a monitor for 2 seconds he said “your rooms not ready” He didn’t call the cleaning ladies to find out how long it would be and just said come back at 3pm which I understand is check in time I explained to him that I am a diamond elite member and I requested a 2pm check out He said he could do 1pm and would have to see how the reservations worked out and let me know I again explained to him that I am a diamond elite member which means I stay at IHG Properties a lot He did not care and honestly his customer service skills were off right from seeing him at the door Like I said, I’ve stayed at numerous IHG properties and I’m always greeted with a good evening or good morning, once they check me in they thank me for being a diamond elite member and remind me of points that I would get, sometimes even a bottle of water I walked past that lobby to go out at least 6 times and not a person at that desk opened their mouth to say anything Only the breakfast lady spoke When I checked out the same guy was at the desk and when I put my keys in the return he didn’t say “thank your for your stay or have a good day” and I checked out today With that being said the conditions of the rooms were very dated, patched up holes in the walls, chipped paint and the sofa bed look like it was picked up off a street corner Definitely will not stay at this holiday inn express again

That Girl

Good location, in hotel row near a few decent places to eat or Walmart walkable

Affordable rates, indoor pool, decent breakfast Bedding linens a bit dingy and tattered That old synthetic cheap kind that cling to you when u sleep… owner should upgrade, they are horrible to sleep under But staff was friendly, all in all a pleasant stay

Mo Lawal

This was by far my worst experience in ANY hotel ever! Check-in was horrible: received key cards to room that was broken The cleaning ladies were VERY helpful in getting us situated I honestly will never book her even for free

I understand it’s hard to deal with the public but you get paid to do a job I also found ants in our room I was so disgusted with my initial service I refused to bring the problem up to the front desk and went to the local store and bought some insects killer Outside of having a great location this was definitely not the best of what Holiday Inn should be

6. Staybridge Suites Chicago – Lincolnshire, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unassuming all-suite hotel is 4 miles from Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve and 32 miles from downtown Chicago.Ranging from studios to 1- and 2-bedroom suites, the laid-back quarters offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus sitting areas and kitchens. Some have pull-out sofas.Freebies include a breakfast buffet, local shuttle service and parking. There’s also a 24-hour gym, an indoor pool and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • The rooms have TVs and kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to Didier Farms
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alex Quintana

Looked very promising when I walked in Room seemed clean at first glance but once you look closer you see it could use a lot of work Bed was comfortable

Tiles in bathroom were cracked I took a shower and stood in almost knee high water by the end of it and found some trash in a cabinet that looked like it had been there for years Wont be staying here again

Timothy Harding

Front desk employee was sitting in the back room while I waited over 10 minutes at the front desk to check in They should get a bell if that is how they operate Bathroom was not very clean and room had only hand towels

No actual bath towels could be found and of course I noticed this at 5:30am Ordered pizza from my favorite place with plans on taking it home to my family Put it in the refrigerator only to notice when I was leaving that they have them turned off So all my food was ruined I will definitely be finding a new place to stay while coming to the area

Stacy Redmond

I recently booked a double suite for my grandson’s birthday and the accommodations were horrible I’ve stayed here many times and never had an issue they didn’t handle but , this time was different The entire kitchen in the room had issues

The garbage disposal went out and backed up the sink, dishwasher was receiving dirty water from backed up sink/disposal, one burner on stove didn’t work, and surface light on microwave didn’t work Called for maintenance and was told 15 minutes well, a hour and a half later I called again to reach Anastacia at the front desk who was NO HELP I was told there was no maintenance or house keeping available but, she could move us to two rooms Again, it was a birthday party and I had 5 small children and had decorated the room and was cooking dinner on the one burner we had So, I explained why moving wasn’t an option and asked about the bill Anastacia’s response was “I’m not touching your bill but I can offer the two rooms At no time outside of the two rooms did she offer any other solution At which time I tried contacting the General Manager So we’ll see what happens because this was poor treatment of a customer

7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Libertyville, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern lodging is a 10-minute drive from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and 7 minutes from Six Flags Great America amusement park, while I-94 is 2.4 miles away.The straightforward rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and whirlpool tubs. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces with pull-out sofas, minifridges and microwaves.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, indoor pool and fitness center, as well as complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • 2 min drive to Independence Grove Forest Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Saira Barrios

It’s about a 20 min drive to Navy Boot Camp graduation If you go the opposite way, there’s a nice outdoor mall also about 20 min away The Walgreens just a few steps away was great as well as the breakfast offered

They do have a bus that takes you to the entrance for graduation From the gates to the ceremony hall it was about a 10 min walkJust ask to have your name added to the list Spent 2 nights Would recommend except our first night the iron burned my brothers pants Woke up to check out and found 2 bed bugs under the sheets and another 2 on the comforter

Rebecca Smith

Arrived at the hotel in Libertyville on Thursday afternoon and needed to change the bed requestfor my room due to recent changes in travel The staff were pleasant and quick to accommodate Room was clean and plenty of towels and washcloths

We went to the pool and the water and areas were clean (and they brought us towels) Breakfast was served daily with eggs (scrambled or cheese omlette), bacon, sausage, hashbrown potatoes, oatmeal, fruit, bagels, pastries, assorted juices and coffee All was delicious They have a small store for snacks and beverages next to front deskClose to Starbucks, pub and other shops Not far from Navy graduation Highly recommend

8. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Waukegan (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel in a commercial area is a mile from I-94, 3 miles from Six Flags Great America amusement park, and 5 miles from the Great Lakes Naval Base.The relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add wet bars and sofabeds.Hot breakfast is complimentary, as is parking. There’s an indoor pool and an exercise room, in addition to meeting space, and a courtyard with seating. Pets are welcome (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers
  • 10 min drive to Six Flags Great America
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned showers 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Heya Howdy

I had a horrible experience just trying to book a room for this weekend My son is graduating from boot camp and my ex-husband and I wanted to get separate rooms in the same hotel so the kids could go back and forth from room to room I booked a 2 night stay on their website, and got an email verifying so

4 days after booking my room I called to check on something and was told my reservation could not be located The hotel could not even find my info using my confirmation number After 3 different people and 30 minutes of wait time, I was told my reservation was cancelled the same day I booked it No answer as to why or by whom I didn’t cancel it The hotels system obviously had made a mistake or error Without trying to help me or offer any customer service whatsoever, I was told the hotel was now fully booked and I had to look elsewhere Even tho I still had my email showing when and what I had previously booked! How sad they didn’t even offer any help at all! Luckily I was able to find a room at another hotel close by My ex-husband said they had also messed up his reservation but he was able to fix it in time Please be VERY careful of booking on line with them If you do take that chance please follow up after doing so I will not be booking with them again as I’ve seen how they handle their own customer service issues

Traci Walker

We came here because my son was graduating from The Navy Boot Camp which was 15 minutes away The rooms were very nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful I came a second time to visit about a month later and had arrived early

My room was not ready yet so they offered me an upgraded room so I can get in a room instead of waiting in the lobby for a few hours I was very happily surprised and very comfortable There are stores and restaurants literally across the street so that was pretty handy too Very nice place and Devan at the desk was very helpful and friendly I highly recommend!! Plus great complimentary breakfast spread in the morning

Viraj Summers

People are friendly Location is great But if your stay in long then get ready to clean your own room

I had asked for a cleaning for the room on the 3rd day, since I had 2 kids and 2 dogs But they said no, and gave me sheets So I had to make my own beds It was disappointing There was NO point in cleaning the room the day before I was checking out I would not stay here again

9. Sonesta Select Arlington Heights North (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 3.9 miles from the historic village of Long Grove and 6.2 miles from Arlington International Racecourse.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and minifridges.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a whirlpool, an exercise room and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Deer Grove East Forest Preserve
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 14 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Dasi Green

Jay was incredibly kind and courteous during our stay! We paid in cash and it was very convenient to check in an stay for one nightThe rooms were beautiful, quite quaint, and very clean! It had a micro fridge but everything a hotel needs We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again soon

Rob Watkins

Stayed here a few days while visiting the area on business First, let me commend the front desk staff Everyone I spoke to on the phone was so helpful

Then when I arrived, they were very attentive Second, my room was ready, very clean and comfortable Third, the rate was reasonable Fourth, great location in relation to O’Hare airport Hope to stay here the next time I’m in the area

Nicole Perkins

This was one of the worst experience ever I can’t believe how they lied this is not a 4 nothing hotel It’s ants all over the rooms they are not cleaning the rooms like they are supposed to

No microwave in the room The bathroom was still dirty Someone used it didn’t flush the toilet My key didn’t work to my room we tried 3 times before she gave me another key When I told her about the ants she said well it’s ants everywhere I’m sure the purpose of saying that

10. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a bright building on a leafy roadside property, this modern hotel is a block from the Libertyville Sports Complex and 8 miles from Six Flags Great America.Contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus work desks (and ergonomic laptop desks) and coffeemakers. Suites add minifridges, microwaves, and living areas with sofabeds.A hot breakfast buffet (or to-go breakfast bags) and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 4 min drive to Lake County Forest Preserves–General Offices
  • Guests praised the service
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Smith Family

Everything from check in to check out was great!! The front staff clerk was extremely friendly The room was very spacious and clean Loved the accessible shower which made bathing the kids a whole lot easier

The beds were very comfy!!! The surrounding area was very nice and the hotel was not too far from things we needed The pool and hot tub were very nice, was a bit smaller than the other Hampton we stayed in but was still nice none the less We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book here to stay again!! The entire hotel was so clean and smelled fresh which is a huge selling point for us

Katie Sweet

Hotel was great for the price range and family friendly Our initial room had a window leak and we were moved to the other Suite which was wonderful The staff also was really helpful each time our door cards failed for whatever reasons

The room itself was quiet even though it was right by an entry door Breakfast was great! The only thing was the pool area had a few really gross areas outside of the pool

angela decaro

Our company uses this hotel I have been here the last 3 nights I am leaving today Since day one I have notified the front desk that our shower does not get hot water and we need to change roomsThree different desk clerks have denied my request

their solution was telling me to run the water longer which did not resolve anything leaving us with 3 days of cold showers Our company will not be using this hotel moving forward

11. Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 2-minute drive from Interstate 94, this suburban hotel is 4.4 miles to the Lake Forest Metra station with trains to Chicago.All rooms and suites offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.A buffet or cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there’s an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, as well as a casual bar and a 24/7 market. There’s also a fitness center and the indoor pool. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 11 min drive to Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 18 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests liked the indoor pool
  • Guests liked the casual bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jaclyn Abdul-majid

This is by far the BEST Hilton property we have visited I worked in front office hospitality for 3 years and we lodge in hotels for my husbands work often so I am usually very picky…honestly I haven’t found a single thing to critique about this property!Niki and Leo from breakfast are so delightful My two year old daughter especially loves the extra attention “Miss Niki” shows her in delivering her breakfast with love

Niki also is so friendly to every guest that comes down I never see anyone leave with a frown She has a super power of de-escalating grumpy guestsIsrael’s breakfast is on point, he makes everything fresh and as you order so everything turns out perfect every timeEveryone from the front office has also been so helpful with anything we need help with Greg has been super helpful to create an efficient check-in and helps us with securing a parking spot to charge our carCleaning staff has been on top of everything, they keep all common areas so clean and fresh I was super impressed to see that when they mop the floors, they have a second person come by to dry so no slippery floor!Great job to the hiring management for staffing this hotel Seriously, this property should be used as an example to other properties that are opening

Hampus Engstroem

Hotel was pretty good Room was standard, felt a bit aged and non-updated It was quite annoying that the restaurant wasn’t open since it stated that the hotel had an on-site restaurant when I booked it, with no mention of it being closed, and no other option close enough to walk to

The breakfast was good, except I felt like I over paid by booking a room with breakfast included as I only ate from the cold buffet, which was ~$6 a day If you’re more of a hot food (ie omelettes, pancakes, waffles, etc) breakfast person, it’s probably a good deal, as that was $14 a day if I remember correctlyOverall it was a good stay

Ashley Odett

Very pleased with my stay here March 14-15th Hotel lobby and rooms were clean and inviting Rooms have great wifi and ethernet hookups, which was convenient for both personal and business use

Staff here is excellent! They were very accommodating in the lobby area while we had a small gathering during our stay Can’t speak highly enough of the service received from the dinner/bar staff during both breakfast and dinner hours Front desk staff was also friendly and informative regarding any questions that I had during my stay I was slightly disappointed to see the pool and hot tub closed during this time for cleaning, but glad to see it was being done, and felt no inconvenience as staff had already made arrangements for guests to use these facilities at a separate hotel adjacent to the parking lot 5/5 will definitely be staying here again next time I am in the area

12. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville – Mundelein (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This hotel clad in exposed stone and wood is a block from Highway 45 and a 5-minute drive from central Mundelein.All rooms offer leather chairs and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and free WiFi. Suites add pull-out sofas, plus some have whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes. There’s a chic restaurant and lounge serving Pan-Asian food, fine wine and cocktails, plus a pub serving American favorites. There’s also a glass-enclosed pool and a 24/7 fitness center. Additional amenities include meeting rooms and a business center, plus a free area shuttle on weekdays.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 11 min drive to Lake County Forest Preserves–General Offices
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 42 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Esabel Jones

Went here for an Amazon interview, beautiful place Seems like an amazing place to stay I never stayed here but it would be on my bucket list

To stay at an double tree by HiltonSuper cleanA lot of parking space, an couple of restaurants and gas stations are close by

Jessica Stallings

This specific hotel itself was great Stuff happens and things break My room was almost $250 for my kids and I

This was supposed to be a special experience and memory for them as it was their first competition They are young Didn’t need to purchase a hotel room we don’t live that far but wanted them to be well rested Both AC units could not keep up with the room It happens I didn’t make a big deal about it because I work outside for the most part all year round Was still trying to make it a positive, memorable experience for my two Littles Maintenance couldn’t come till 9pm The room on both sides were close to 80 Staff and management were kind, respectful, and did what they can Hilton however, their customer service was incompetent, unprofessional, and wasted my time The hotel itself has no way to help in this situation after you leave because the advance payment was through Hilton DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE OR THROUGH HILTON Pay Doubletree if possible

Sandra Revnell

The room was on the small side but clean Generally speaking, the décor of the hotel is both drab and dated The hotel appeared short-staffed, with only one person attending the front desk

As a result, all attempts to call the front desk were in vain – they went unanswered If you need to stay here, use the app and digital key to check-in — you will wait at the front desk for far too long to get a room key

13. Sleep Inn near Great Lakes Naval Base (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 94, this laid-back hotel is 8 miles from Six Flags Great America amusement park and 3 miles from Naval Station Great Lakes.Casual, simply decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms have whirlpool tubs.A hot breakfast buffet and parking are included. There’s also a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “cake” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers


Great for 1 night maybe 2 nights max If you’re a light sleeper, just bring ear plugs and you’ll be fine (this should just be a standard practice when staying anywhere over night) There is some utility noise (water/plumbing)

Bed was very comfortable and clean Breakfast included cereal, fruits and make your own waffles There was no microwave in our room, just a fridge/freezer combo

Rob Preston

Sleep Inn is known for being basic It has a stand-up shower only, no comfy chair, no microwave, no extra end tables However, it appears to be recently renovated, and everything is clean and up-to-date

Bed was VERY comfortable We stayed for three days, so we really started wishing for a room with furniture besides a swivel chairBreakfast is two waffle makers, cold cereal, yogurt, granola bars, fruit, and packaged muffins No eggs or breakfast meats McDonald’s and Dunkin’ are adjacent to the propertyGo to the Silo for pizza!Our trip was connected to the Naval training base, so for that it was absolutely a perfect location We would recommend the hotel and would likely stay againFYI, the Navy base has a parking garage right beside the graduation hall The Navy discourages parking on base, but it was surprisingly easy to do Just present your tickets, IDs, and vehicle info Just leave a little extra time in case you are chosen for a random vehicle search

Ed Owen

BEWARE OF BED BUGS! I would not recommend staying in this hotel under any circumstances Before my stay, I looked at the hotel’s overall rating of 42 out of 5 stars and decided that would be acceptable

I did not read the individual reviews at that time After my stay, I discovered this hotel has a history of recurring complaints regarding bed bugs The night I spent in Room 222 was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! I was bitten by bed bugs throughout the sleepless night I found bed bug eggs in my hair With the history of complaints regarding bed bugs in this hotel, it appears the hotel is doing nothing to eradicate this ongoing problem or doing an extremely poor job of trying to do so

14. Sonesta Simply Suites Chicago Libertyville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This functional hotel is 2 miles from Prairie Crossing train station and 8 miles from both Six Flags Great America amusement park and Gurnee Mills mall.All the simply decorated suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, work desks and kitchenettes.Parking and a guest laundry are complimentary. Other amenities include a 24-hour exercise room, and a gazebo with a BBQ, plus a convenience store. Pets are welcome (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to the Lake County Discovery Museum and Lake County Forest Preserves–General Offices
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned refrigerators 10 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie Holladay

I cannot say enough great things about this place My house had a carbon monoxide issue in the middle of the night that required us to vacate Not only did this hotel take us at 3 AM but they set up the pack n play in my room for my 1 year old daughter so I could get her back to sleep quickly

Loved the room- perfect for traveling with kids (separate door for after the baby went to sleep) AND our dog! Thank you so much for keeping us safe!

Bradley Stratz

Nice little place away from home Only issue that I had Told the service desk that I will have a late checkout

As I work nights and sleep through the day While I was sleeping I put the “do not disturb” sign up on the outside door As well as locked both the door handle and door stopper on the pillar The house keeping consistently ignored the sign and tried multiple times to get into my room while I was sleepingi was not able to get a good sleep They need to train their staff or communicate with their staff appropriately

Amy McGee

Doesn’t even deserve the star nor my hard earned money My whole entire stay was nothing but harassment and disgust by management Never once we my room cleaned by housekeeping even when I asked them for it but still never did it the once a wk that they told me I needed to request for

I had to change my own lines and towels and kitchen stuff I also had to wash the stuff because I wasn’t always given the stuff Tried to get my money back from the bank they said I had to go through them Their customer service line isn’t helpful either They didn’t need to talk to management about my claim and they could’ve given me back my money because of the disrespect and disgusting service that I received there I feel bad for the front desk ladies that they have to deal with horrible managers They should never had gotten my money I should’ve gone and stayed at Extended Stay where they have bigger rooms and better kitchens and better service

15. Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Heights (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 10-minute drive from Arlington International Racecourse, this standard hotel is also a 4.8-mile drive from Deer Park Town Center.Coffeemakers are offered in each straightforward room, as well as pillow-top mattresses, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. Upgraded rooms add minifridges and microwaves, and suites also add separate living areas with sofabeds. Kids 18 and under stay free with a parent or grandparent.There’s a fitness center and an outdoor pool in addition to the free continental breakfast. Amenities also include complimentary parking and 2 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to Deer Grove East Forest Preserve
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Gregory Levi

Thumbs up to “General Manager” Rakesh Patel He made sure I had the best service I could ever ask for staying at that hotel He helped make my stay very good while I was there

Plus everything was clean when I checked into my room Patel recommended places to eat, transportation to take, and helped me when I decided to extend my stay His knowledge of the area is impressive An besides my room being clean I had a microwave & mini refrigerator for my use The only problem I had there was the plumbing When I was just taking a whiz it was all good, however when I had to drop more than that the toilet was responding very slow after that You definitely have to wait for the water to settle before you can use it again An it took time, there maintenance needs to increase the water pressure Other than that I liked my stay there


If you need a room in the area, it is the best option overall for location + priceIt is clean, staff polite and courteous, comfortable and the #1 suggestion I give guests who visit, but require their own spaceIt is not hit or miss They are consistent

Happy Camper

I am not going back to this place I have been here 3 times They don’t change their beddings , they just make beds

First night, I slept on top of the covers, they had yellow stains on the between the sheets On my second visit, the room seemed clean On the third visit, the duvet cover had blood stains or something like itBed sheets were wrinkled indicating they were slept in and there was napkin behind the nightstand Hire a house Keeping manager with 20/20 vision to walk through the rooms Extremely disgusting!

16. Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off the Tri-State Tollway, this polished all-suite hotel is 15 miles from O’Hare International Airport, 19 miles from Six Flags Great America theme park and 30 miles from Downtown Chicago.The stylish suites have separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus desks and kitchenettes, as well as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded suites add conference tables.Parking is free. There’s an American restaurant and a cocktail bar, as well as jogging tracks, a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Other amenities include a business center and 6 meeting rooms. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests liked the beds
  • 8 min drive to Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 15 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Nathan Beraha

The pandemic cutbacks have really made this place inferior to what the Marriott standard used to be We certainly can get by without daily maid service, however there was one tiny bar of soap for two nights for two people We had to move it back-and-forth between the shower and the bathroom

There’s in room coffee to make in the morning, but only enough for one out of two morningsBoth TVs were unplugged, and it took us a few minutes to figure out that we had to plug them in to get them to workThere was a clock radio, but the buttons to reset the time to the correct time only worked for minutes, but not for the hours I guess everyone travels with a cell phone, so the clock in the hotel is now superfluousThe computers were down when we checked in, and they had to take a photo copy of my drivers license and credit card Of course, they said they would shred it once it was entered, but in this day and age, businesses are not supposed to leave that information visible to employees at any timeWe called the front desk to ask for an hour delay at checkout time, but we still had someone knocking at our door half an hour before the promised checkout time to clean the roomThere is a morning coffee bar downstairs, but on a Sunday morning when it was busy, I had to ask for the cream containers to be refilled There were no stirring sticks, but I snuck a spoon from the buffet next-doorWe did have a lovely well presented buffet breakfast for a large groupThe room was clean, and almost everything else was in working order, although the shower drained extraordinarily slowly The room was clean, and everything seemed relatively new and freshHopefully as pandemic fueled staffing shortages improve, they will be able to undo some of the cuts that they’ve been forced to make

Michael Pinto

My wife and I had a night away and stayed here, close to our homeNice and clean hotel and roomSince my in-laws booked us the room as a surprise, they booked it through hotels

com instead of Bonvoy direct They were nice enough to honor my Gold Elite status and the amenities that are associated Very nice of themNice hotel, nice staff, and an a around solid property I will definitely stay here again for a local hotel

Mike Lurie

I will give you the good, and the not so good I hesitate to call it bad, because it really wasn’t terrible, but worth notingFirst, the good

Hotel staff were AMAZING! They were so friendly and helpful From the front desk staff to the breakfast staff to the bar staff – they could not be nicer With every interaction I felt like familyThe room was very spacious and very clean Every room is a suite, so there is a separate bedroom that can be closed from the remainder of the roomThe price was amazing, I wold have expected to pay much moreNow for the not so good I was there in early July, and it was hot outside However, the A/C in the hotel was on overdrive It was so cold in the hotel lobby, bar, and eating area you almost needed a coat or sweatshirt In fact I did see several older folks bundled up because it was so darn coldSame with my room When I first opened the door, I was surprised at how cold it was I had to turn off the A/C to get the room up to a manageable temperatureAnd while the room was super clean, you could tell it is in need of updating The bathroom was great, but not very bright And the sink drained very slowly Also, the hot water faucet would leak when the cold water was turned on, making a sizeable puddle on the counter All of these are easily fixed if they were to spend some time making regular updatesI am still providing 4 stars because the good far outweighs the not-so-good Will definitely stay there again, as it is close to highways and friends and family when I travel to Chicago

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