$73 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 20, 2015 Check-out: Mar 22, 2015

Holiday Inn GURNEE CONVENTION CENTER

3 stars
View map of 6161 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
62 reviews
Awesome experience

I will recommend this hotel to everyone!! The staff was very kind and friendly. My overall... See full review

  • Nikki Riley
  • Mar 18, 2013
Nice business stopover

Had a business seminar the next day so I stayed over the prior night after long drive. Got there... See full review

  • jeepnutdave
  • Jul 27, 2012
Welcome to the Award Winning Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center. Discover a refreshing Lake County Illinois hotel When it comes to selecting the ideal hotel for your needs, we will exceed your expectations in service, affordability and location. Awarded the prestigious 2012 Renovation of the Year from Intercontinental Hotel Group you will experience the difference when you walk in our doors. Our talented team members are here and ready to provide assistance with any request while you are visiting the Lake County area. Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center is the ideal choice for vacationers, business guests and traveling groups alike. Discover a prime location between Chicago and Milwaukee along I94 connecting you to the Lake County corporate corridor as well as Southeast Wisconsin. Convenient to Ohare International Airport as well as Milwaukees Mitchell Field. Our convention center boasts 10000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Located in a separate wing of the hotel just off the lobby, this private area is ideal for corporate meetings, events and social gatherings. Our largest meeting/event room is 9000 square feet with almost equally the same amount of pre-function space giving your group plenty of room to spread out. This room may be divided into 5 separate rooms. With the latest technology we can ensure a successful meeting and event. Our talented chef is creative, unique and will help you achieve a memorable experience.

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Six Flags Great America: 1.4 mi

Dining

Spice Restaurant and Lounge
Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Spice, our onsite restaurant and lounge. We feature True Blue American Eastern Fusion Cuisine while offering a unique and contemporary place to eat, drink and relax. Award winning chef.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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

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Guest Reviews (62)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn GURNEE CONVENTION CENTER

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 62
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
William M.
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

water park

average everything. Nothing that bad, but certainly nothing that great very unmemorable.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Boompah
Business
Burnsville, MN
Jun 9, 2014

Major family retirement party

Like many of the other family members who traveled for a retirement party we stayed at the Gurnee Holiday Inn Convention Center. It's close to everything in the area with easy access to I-94. The staff was friendly and the hotel was clean and comfortable. Our grandchildren really enjoyed the pool. We will be back the next time we are in the area.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great sporting good store across the street. Six Flags amusement park is just about a mile away across the freeway bridge.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nikki Riley
Business
Gurnee Mill
Mar 18, 2013

Awesome experience

I will recommend this hotel to everyone!! The staff was very kind and friendly. My overall experience was Great!!

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CharleyO3
Business
Southeastern NC
Feb 12, 2013

Business Trip

I must say that this hotel is very nice as were everyone of the staff with whom I interacted. I have almost nothing bad to say about the hotel, the room I had, nor anything bad about the staff as a whole. Everything was perfect ... until the morning I left. During my stay, I made 4 local phone calls from my room. I did not involve the staff so there should be no labor to be accounted for. The charge was small per call - 35 cents. The total charge was also small. The question is, why were there any charges at all for local calls? It makes me wonder what the charges would have been if labor was involved. That is, what would the cost have been had I asked the staff members call cabs for me? That's right, the calls were to the local cab company for rides since I had no car with me on this trip. Really what would the charges been had someone at the hotel called the cabs for me??? While the rest of what I know abut this hotel seems to be very good, I would only recommend this hotel with the stipulation that you ask about the little things before you do them.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The restaurant in the hotel has very tasty entrées and I suggest you eat there before trying anywhere else. There are a few well known eateries nearby & at the Gurnee Mills Mall across the street.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Navy Fam
Business
Monterey, California
Aug 11, 2012

BRAND NEW HOTEL -- Ignore all reviews before 2012

Excellent hotel. Recently re-opened so ignore all the reviews before 2012. Only negative was the staff. They weren't as friendly and/or accommodating as you would expect for a place that just re-opened. I would recommend and come back and give them another shot.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Timmy O'tooles is just down the road and has excellent food/drinks and a great atmosphere.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jeepnutdave
Business
Lyndon Station, WI
Jul 27, 2012

Nice business stopover

Had a business seminar the next day so I stayed over the prior night after long drive. Got there two hours early, yet the staff found a clean, ready room and let me check in. I really appreciated that. Clean, friendly and great location with plenty of pillows. What else can a tired traveller want. Will stay again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
UP
Oct 24, 2010

good thing it was cheap

The hotel itself looked nice, but the room was very bare.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Plainfeld, IL
Oct 13, 2010

Not Clean, Needs Repairs

The Good – The hotel location was wonderful – right across the street from the Gurnee Mills Mall. The hotel was not crowded. The Bad & The Ugly – Overall, this place needs a lot of work. Most of the carpet was worn, dirty and stained. Of the 2 elevators near our room, one was out of order, the other was frightening – the ride up and down had very jerky stops; the door didn't want to close, then it didn't want to automatically open when someone was trying to enter the elevator as the door was trying to close. In the room: The mattresses were stained; the chairs in the room were stained and didn't match; the refrigerator was missing, but management resolved that issue (the one they brought, the door didn't close all the way and it was full of frost); there was hair in the bathroom; wall paper was coming off the walls; the air-conditioner was loud and hard to regulate; plaster on the ceiling was coming down (the attempted repair job was terrible, there was paint down the wall, on the picture frame and on the carpet. In the pool area: There were NO towels on the rack. Then, it took 30 minutes to get some towels and they only brought out ~15. Some jets in the hot tub didn't work. In the breakfast eating area: There were cobwebs hanging from the walls and windows; there was exposed rotten wood, the bench seats were stained; it was very dirty. I will NOT stay there again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Skydaddy
Business
Appleton WI
Oct 11, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The rooms were ok. Mine had a large red stain in the carpet, and the tub didn't hold water so baths were out. Also the t.v. had only about 6 channels to choose from. Also only 1 of the elevators worked so it was a bit crowded at times. On the positive side the pool area is open from 5 a.m. till 11 p.m. And it was a good sized pool with hottub. And checkout is at noon rather than 10 or 11 at most places. Also it was very reasonably priced. And great location for a trip to six flags.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Green Bay,WI
Sep 27, 2010

Great location

Close to shopping and eateries.

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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