$86 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 27, 2015 Check-out: Mar 30, 2015

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

3 stars
View map of 150 South Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
26 reviews
Great hotel with a poor location.

The hotel, restaurant within the hotel, and staff were great! Unfortunately, the hotel location was... See full review

  • Emily the Traveler
  • Mar 10, 2014
had a great stay

The room was clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful and the Hotel was close to what we were... See full review

  • Health Minister
  • May 9, 2013
Guests Enjoy Our Carol Stream Hotel and Amenities If you're looking for hotels in Carol Stream with practical amenities and comfortable accommodations, look no further. The Holiday Inn® & Suites Chicago - Carol Stream (Wheaton) boasts modern facilities and a great location near the Chicago area. Besides providing over 10,000 square feet of event space, our facilities include an on-site Business Center with print and copy services. Additionally, with numerous suite options, this Carol Stream location serves as a great alternative for those travelers looking for an extended stay hotel. Local businesses include Fuji Film, Illinois Tool Works and Graphic Packaging where our hotel can provide Corporate Housing options in our guest suites for long term stays. We welcome families that are relocating to the area with our two bedroom suites. Families can enjoy a few hours at Carol Stream's local parks or viewing the displays at the Billy Graham Center at nearby Wheaton College. Located only 2 miles from the local METRA train station our hotel's guests can easily travel to nearby Chicago. It's easy to stay in touch with family with our free high-speed, wireless Internet access we provide throughout our hotel. Carol Stream visitors can also visit Alberto's Restaurant or Fitzgerald's Tavern while staying with us, and take a dip in the over-sized, indoor pool and whirlpool. We provide a complimentary area shuttle, as well.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Alberto's Restaurant
Daily Specials include Specialty Buffets. Now featuring a new lunch and dinner menu; Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Alberto's Restaurant offers delicious cuisine throughout the day. Begin your morning with our omelet station; enjoy the pasta bar a
John and Tony's
Steaks and Seafood
Ivy
Steaks and Seafood
Bulldog Ale House
Bulldog Ale House is a new bar in Carol Stream. Bulldog Ale House is open daily for lunch, happy hour, and dinner
The Bank
Steaks and Seafood
Ki's Steak & Seafood
Steak and Seafood
Muldoon's Irish Pub & Eatery
Irish Restaurant and Pub
Village Tavern & Grill
Two words, Chicken Fingers, they are delicious! Village Tavern and Grill is a local favorite. Good food, reasonable prices, local atmosphere...
Alberto's Restaurant
Looking for somewhere to relax and unwind? If so,look no further. Offering daily drink and food specials; Alberto's is where you want to be. Alberto's offers 7 Large Screen TV's to ensure you can keep up with your team, and a juke box to wash away the s

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
college hunter 805
Business
California
Sep 21, 2014

Great location, but could use a lot of TLC

The pros: We stayed during a visit to Wheaton College. The location is perfect - just a quick 10 minute drive to the college. The restaurant is good; we enjoyed a nice dinner there our first night. The staff is very friendly and helpful and there was plenty of parking. The cons: The wallpaper in the room was peeling and the ceiling consisted of acoustic tiles that were stained and crumbling in places. The climate control for the room was SO loud it woke me every time the air conditioner or heater turned on in the middle of the night... and it cycled all night. I suppose I could have turned it off, but without it the room was stuffy and our sliding door opened into the hotel foyer, so leaving it open wasn't an option. It looked like the a/c had leaked many times - the acoustic tiles under the air vent were covered in water stains and warped. When we returned home, my daughter found her legs covered in insect bites. She wore long pants each day, but slept in shorts. I didn't think to check her bed for bed bugs, but wish I had. One final note... the hotel parking lot seems to be a gathering place for a few unsavory locals. Every time we entered or left the parking lot, there was a different group of people hanging out who didn't appear to be hotel guests. They were sitting in and around cars, with radios blaring, while smoking, swearing and talking loudly. There were a few nights when I returned to the hotel and ended up driving to the lot farthest from my room, to avoid walking alone to the door of the hotel. If we return to the area, I'll stay elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emily the Traveler
Business
Iowa
Mar 10, 2014

Great hotel with a poor location.

The hotel, restaurant within the hotel, and staff were great! Unfortunately, the hotel location was not ideal. There were no restaurants nearby (unless you would include White Castle on the list of restaurants). We truly thought we were lost until we saw the Holiday Inn sign. Would stay there again, though we would eat before heading to the hotel...at any restaurant we could find!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Health Minister
Business
Port Edwards, Wi.
May 9, 2013

had a great stay

The room was clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful and the Hotel was close to what we were involved in. Free parking. The food was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

We enjoyed their food and the service was great and the price was reasonable.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jerry from Maine
Business
Portland Maine
Nov 29, 2012

Perfect for Me

This hotel is an easy drive to relatives and the airport. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very clean. The restaurant was open for breakfast thru supper, and the food was good, service excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
girl2
Business
Chicago, IL
Sep 17, 2012

Good hotel, but no complimentary breakfast and privacy

Nice staff, comfy bed, clean room. 2 cons: 1. The drapes in the room didn't move so people could see in the room from the windows in the hallways. 2. I expected a complimentary breakfast for the price we paid for the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CraigMag
Business
Minn
Jul 12, 2012

Very nice Hotel

The desk clerk arranged for a cab when I arrived at O"Hare. The staff was very accomodating and pleasant. Shuttle took me to my business appointments in Wheaton. The restuarant was very nice too. Quality of the food was outstanding. Overall it was a very positive experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeremy's parents
Business
Decatur, Illinois
Jun 18, 2012

Location was great.

Very pleasant. Staff went out of their way to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JDRED806
Business
florida
Oct 29, 2011

professional staff

We had a issue with the first room, they gave us. But, the staff was quick to give us another room, when we made them aware of the problem with the first room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CandB
Business
Denver, CO
Oct 9, 2011

In town for a friend's wedding...

Great hotel. Awesome pool area. Bar staff was friendly. We enjoyed our brief stay. Thank you!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM (WHEATON)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Softball Playing Joe
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Sep 6, 2011

World Series Caliber Hotel

Was in town as a participant in the Softball World Series 8/27 to 9/4. I researched at least 50 hotels before I decided on the Ocean Stream Holiday Inn. This was the best decision!! At first, I chose this hotel because it was located in the middle of all the fields in St. Charles (8 miles), Elmhurst (8 miles), and Schaumburg(12miles). Little did I know that this hotel would be so much more than just a conveinent location. At check-in I met Lois. She, and the rest of the staff were very friendly and attentive my entire stay! The check-in and check-out process went smoothly without any unexpected issues. Having never been to the greater Chicago area, I had a million questions and Lois had all the answers. She was patient with my inquiries and even printed out maps and directions that she had delivered to my room. Talk about service. My room was very clean and comfortable. As it was very hot (over 100) while I was there, the AC was on most of the time and the room was comfortably cool with little noise from the AC. The bed was fresh and clean...no bedbugs...I checked! Linens were clean ...no stains...I checked, and odor free! FRESH is the norm in these rooms. Bathroom was very clean, everyday. The pool and jacuzzi were crystal clear and a welcome respite after a long day of playing softball. My fellow teammates, who were staying at other area hotels, had visited me and were envious of my hotel for its' location, cleanliness, ammenitiies and comfort. Many of my teammates paid for parking, and Internet service...both FREE at the Holiday Inn. I didn't have a laptop, no problem! I was able to access the internet from their FREE computers in their business center. I ate at the restaurant on a couple of occasions. The Saturday I was there they had a $15.95 Prime Rib buffett that was well worth the money. They have a great bar with a pool table and big screen TV's with sports and other entertainment on them. They also have an excellent breakfast buffett. One unintended ammenitity is that the Ocean Stream Chamber of Commerce is located in the hotel. They were more than happy to suggest local restaurants and attractions. Also, the hotel is directly behind a Brunswick Bowling Center and Arcade that includes lazer tag and other fun attractions, like bumper cars and video games. Finally, the hotel is only 3 miles from the Wheaton Metra rail station that will take you to downtown Chicago where you can connect to the "L" to get around the city. I got a weekend pass for $7.00 for unlimted use the entire weekend. It takes about 45 minutes to get there...but better than sitting in traffic and paying $5.00 and hour to park! I highly recommend this hotel for a clean, quiet, comfortable and friendly stay!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The bowling center directly behind the hotel has great specials for bowling. $1 dollar per person game of bowling, bowling and fun center packages, decent finger foods and pizza.

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