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We go to Bloomington a lot my husband works there.
Karen L. Apr 8, 2015

Visit Illinois' Twin Cities at Bloomington-Normal

Situated in the heart of central Illinois, the upbeat cities of Bloomington and Normal have been intertwined throughout much of their histories. Together, each city is home to a major university: Illinois State University in Normal and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. These lovely cities are collectively referred to as the Twin Cities, and they're located along what used to be Route 66. There's plenty of heritage to be found here, and from the David Davis Mansion to the Children's Discovery Museum, visitors could spend several days exploring indoors, before venturing out into the best of Illinois wine country, or biking the Constitution Trail through the cities.

Things to see

Children's Discovery Museum

With a clock tower, agricultural exhibits, science displays and a wide range of fun, hands-on activities, the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal is a terrific place to take the kids. Everything is arranged over three floors, and it's easy to spend a good few hours there.

Miller Park Zoo

What the Miller Park Zoo lacks in size it more than makes up for in quality. This charming little zoo, which is located in Bloomington, is compact enough to be suitable for families with tiny tots in tow. A surprisingly eclectic array of animals call the zoo home, including tortoises, river otters, monkeys and bald eagles.

David Davis Mansion

Also known as Clover Lawn, this ornate estate was built in 1872. The residence of Supreme Court justice and state senator David Davis, it has served as a museum since 1960. The grounds include Sarah's Garden, modeled after classical Italian and English gardens from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Lakes near Bloomington-Normal

Just north of Bloomington-Normal, you can plunge back into nature with activities like boating, fishing and hiking in and around the two manmade lakes. Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake come to life in the spring and become a magnet for weekenders and those from out-of-town through Labor Day.

Ewing Manor and Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Since 1978, this popular Shakespeare festival has been held on the grounds of Ewing Manor in Bloomington. It's held from late June through the middle of August, and offers some of the finest performances of Shakespeare in the US. The lovingly recreated Globe stage and open-air amphitheater alone are well worth a visit.

Traveling to Bloomington-Normal

From the north and south, you can get to the city via Interstate 39, Interstate 74 or Interstate 55, if you have your own wheels. From the east or west, Interstate 55, which follows the course of old Route 66, is the best option, as well as having the best bragging rights.

Flying into the area? Your best bet will be Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington. The airport offers regular service to and from Detroit, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago and Dallas with less frequent service to Denver and Orlando. Service to and from additional cities is available at Greater Peoria Regional Airport, which is about 45 miles away.

Amtrak offers service to and from Chicago and St. Louis for those who prefer to travel by train. Bus travelers can take their pick from Greyhound and MegaBus, which both operate terminals in the area.

Climate

The climate of Bloomington-Normal doesn't tend to be too extreme. However, summer temperatures can average in the mid-80s, and humidity can be consistently high. Winters are generally cold but without much snow disruption. Throughout the year, the region receives an average of 37 inches of rainfall, so you can expect fairly dry conditions whenever you visit.

Best time to stay

There isn't really an off-season to speak of so Bloomington-Normal hotels' rates tend to be fairly consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay a nightly rate of anywhere from $60 to around $150. If you're visiting the area to enjoy outdoor activities, late spring is a great time to visit. Fall brings cooler temperatures but a fiery landscape because of the changing leaves.

Recently booked Bloomington-Normal hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Super 8 Bloomington 49 minutes ago 2 stars $47
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington
Bloomington
10 hours ago 3 stars $52
Hampton Inn Bloomington West
Bloomington
18 hours ago 4 stars $111
Quality Inn & Suites 1 day ago 2 stars $57
Eastland Suites Hotel and Conf 1 day ago 3 stars $84
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL 3 days ago 3 stars $113
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington
Bloomington
4 days ago 3 stars $113
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West, IL
Bloomington
5 days ago 3 stars $80
Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center 5 days ago 3 stars $128
Red Roof Inn Bloomington
Bloomington
6 days ago 2 stars $43

Recently Rated Bloomington-Normal Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Ramada Limited Bloomington
Bloomington
3.2 / 5
31 reviews
2 stars $62
Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
Normal
3.9 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $59
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington
Bloomington
3.9 / 5
145 reviews
3 stars $52
Baymont Inn & Suites Bloomington
3.6 / 5
27 reviews
2 stars $57
Quality Inn & Suites
2.9 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $57
La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Normal
Bloomington
3.3 / 5
43 reviews
3 stars $64
Red Roof Inn Bloomington
Bloomington
2.8 / 5
38 reviews
2 stars $43
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West, IL
Bloomington
3.7 / 5
21 reviews
3 stars $80
Super 8 Bloomington
3.0 / 5
29 reviews
2 stars $47
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BLOOMINGTON-AIRPORT
3.7 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars $105

Featured Bloomington-Normal Hotels

From $52

1 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington

3 stars
3.9 / 5 145 reviews

1 Lyon Court

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Whether you are traveling to Bloomington for business or pleasure, this Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Bloomington, IL lodging makes your stay comfortable and easy. Just off Interstate 55 and...

College visit
I like this hotel. I have stayed here before and will stay again. The only problems were they gave me lotion instead of conditioner and there were no eggs at breakfast. Not big problems, just...
Jul 11, 2015
From $43

2 Red Roof Inn Bloomington

2 stars
2.8 / 5 38 reviews

1905 W. Market St.

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Clean, comfortable, efficient and a great value, Red Roof Bloomington is conveniently located on I55 and I-74, exit 160, on Bloomingtons west side. Red Roof Bloomington is close to Illinois State...

Great 2 night stay
Great experience for 2 night short stay for out of town business trip. Would recommend to others.
Jul 30, 2015
From $80

3 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West, IL

3 stars
3.7 / 5 21 reviews

923 MAPLE HILL ROAD

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All guest rooms offer complimentary wireless High Speed Internet access, hairdryer, iron and ironing board,in room coffeemaker, and 32" flat screen TV'S with Direct TV and 4 HBO Channels. All guest...

Nice roadside stop
The hotel is in a great location. The room was nicely appointed and very clean. The fire detector in my room was beeping when I arrived (around midnight) and the desk person came up to move me to...
May 3, 2015
From $62

4 Ramada Limited Bloomington

2 stars
3.2 / 5 31 reviews

919 Maple Hill Rd

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Conveniently located off Interstates 55 and 74, this Ramada Limited Bloomington hotel is near the Childrens Discovery Museum, the National Historic Landmark the David Davis Mansion, golfing at The...

Try it you aill like it
It was a very nice room and a great staff. Good location and easy access to x-ways
Jul 15, 2015
From $111

5 Hampton Inn Bloomington West

4 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

906 Maple Hill Road

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

where imaginations blossom...welcome to the Hampton Inn Bloomington-West.Those who love art, the outdoors and culture will adore Bloomington. After all, at the Hampton Inn® hotel in...

SUPER
Room was clean, bed cloth very clean. Friendly staff. Great breakfast selection. Was very pleased overall!!!
Jul 21, 2014
From $65

6 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Bloomington

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

401 Brock Dr.

Our hotel is conveniently located on the west side of the Bloomington/Normal area just off of Interstates 74 and 55. This makes it an ideal stop for business and leisure travelers. We are located...

From $105

7 Comfort Suites Bloomington

2 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

908 Maple Hill Rd.

New 2008 all-suite hotel offering oversized rooms with microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and coffee makers. Business travelers will appreciate the high-speed Internet...

mother/daughter trip
Just a quick overnight stay. Very comfortable room, great breakfast
Jan 12, 2015
From $64

8 La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Normal

3 stars
3.3 / 5 43 reviews

505 Brock Drive

The main goal and aim of our staff is to provide exceptionally great service to all our dear guests. La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Normal hotel in Bloomington, Illinois is your ""home away from...

Great Amendities
This was my second stay here, room rates was what I expected hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The slot machines was an added value. I would and have recommended to my friends.
May 18, 2015
From $57

9 Quality Inn & Suites

2 stars
2.9 / 5 9 reviews

1803 East Empire St.

Conveniently located in the heart of Bloomington, the Quality Inn & Suites East is perfect for the business or leisure traveler. In 2006 the hotel was totally renovated with new furniture, carpet,...

weekend trip
Nice hotel by the restaurants and shopping. Comfortable and reasonably priced.
May 26, 2015
From $54

10 Days Inn Bloomington Normal

2 stars
3.0 / 5 25 reviews

1707 West Market Street

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Welcome to the Days Inn of Bloomington-Normal. We are a Chairmans Award Winning Property and we are conveniently located off of Interstate I-55/I-74 /I-39. We offer an Indoor Heated Pool and Spa,...

Not much to complain about
The front desk worker was very pleasant, and I found that the room was pretty comfortable. Negatives include a hair already on the toilet when I got there and a clanky air conditioner. But all in...
Sep 24, 2013
From $113

11 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

3 stars
3.9 / 5 40 reviews

2403 E EMPIRE ST

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-All non-smoking property -Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in all rooms -Complimentary hot breakfast buffet -24 hour Nautilus fitness center -24 hour business center -Indoor...

Did the trick!
In town for a wedding at another (more expensive) hotel and couldn't get a room at a decent rate so we chose to stay here and were VERY SATISFIED. Front desk was awesome and definitely don't miss...
Mar 10, 2015
From $47

12 Super 8 Bloomington

2 stars
3.0 / 5 29 reviews

818 IAA Dr

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The Super 8 Bloomington, IL is located just off Veterans Parkway in the center of restaurants, malls and dozens of retail locations all within walking distance. We are within three miles of the...

Exactly what you'd want at this price point
My car broke down halfway home on a 5-6 hour drive back from a business trip. The car is shot so I needed to save money. This place was very cheap. It was no frills for sure. But it wasn't gross,...
Apr 12, 2015
From $89

13 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bloomington

3 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

1014 Wylie Drive

Enjoy 3 nights for the price of 2 + Breakfast

We are conveniently located 4 miles from Illinois State University and 3 miles from Illinois Wesleyan University. We are a short drive away from all of the Bloomington State Farm Insurance offices...

Awesome campus hotel
Great hotel and great location. Happy every time. We stay here every time we visit our daughter at Illinois State University. Great hotel for a very reasonable price. We would highly recommend to...
Feb 9, 2015
From $57

14 Baymont Inn & Suites Bloomington

2 stars
3.6 / 5 27 reviews

604 And A Half IAA Drive

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Conveniently located off Interstate 55, this Baymont Inn and Suites Bloomington is near Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Central Illinois Regional Airport, David Davis...

Location great
The room was clean. It was very close to the airport. The wakeup call was made at the right time. The ice machine and snack machines were close to the room.
May 28, 2015
From $113

15 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington

3 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

10 Brickyard Drive

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Welcome to our DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington. Located just minutes away from area corporations and some of the best golf courses in Illinois, our Bloomington hotel offers close proximity...

Trip to mn
We had a nice time and good nights sleep for our family.
Nov 26, 2014
From $105

16 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BLOOMINGTON-AIRPORT

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 reviews

3202 East Empire Street

Holiday Inn Hotel in Bloomington, IL features upgraded amenities and brand new, gel infused high density foam Sealy mattress' With a convenient location near the Central Illinois Regional...

nice place to stay
It was nice to be able to stay so close to the airport.
Apr 9, 2015
From $109

17 Holiday Inn Express BLOOMINGTON WEST

3 stars
3.7 / 5 10 reviews

1031 Wylie Drive

Our Bloomington West, IL hotel provides quiet in a busy city. The Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West is located off 1-55 and 1-74. Our comfortable Bloomington, IL lodgings are conveniently...

Look and smells like new!
Nice location for a visit to ISU; close but not too close! Either this hotel is new or was recently redone as things looked good and the beds/bedding were awesome for this price range. Breakfast...
Nov 12, 2013
From $97

18 Extended Stay America - Bloomington - Normal

2 stars
3.3 / 5 34 reviews

1805 South Veterans Pkwy

At Extended Stay America, only 4 miles from Bloomington, guests find a friendly home away from home whether they stay a day, a week or a month. Fully equipped kitchens in each of our 101 spacious...

NICE PLACE
NICE PLACE QUIET PERFECT FOR OUR STAY WE STAYED TWO NIGHTS AND WAS WAS CLOSE TO OUR ACTIVITY
Mar 3, 2015
From $113

19 Residence Inn Bloomington

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

2160 Ireland Grove Road

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The Residence Inn by Marriott® Bloomington is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel to the Bloomington-Normal market. Located off Veterans Parkway, minutes from State Farm Insurance...

Nice Stay
Staff were the best. Room was large with full kitchen and walk in shower, very nice. Hot Breakfast was also nice.
Sep 16, 2014
From $128

20 Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center

3 stars
3.2 / 5 11 reviews

1413 Leslie Dr

Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center is Central Illinois Premiere Boutique Hotel located in Bloomington Illinois. The Parke Regency hotel boost 70 rooms and suites with over 15000 sq ft of...

One night stay for a wedding
The Parke Regency was the location of a family wedding reception, so it made sense for us to stay there as well. The price was quite good (I believe it was around $85) and the staff were...
Mar 24, 2014