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Nothing really unique. Did not like the breakfast options at all. Was expecting more for the price

Everything was fine. No complaints. Hotel was clean!

I was greated well! I stayed because my sister was graduating from bootcamp. The room was clean and it was nice, the thing that I didnt like was that the heater wasnt working properly. They should check the heaters next time please! But overall it was a good stay

The service was excellent and the place is very clean .

Staff was very helpful, nice clean rooms, convenient locations to Navy base

Needs a little updating. Breakfast was ok reasonable rates good location for navy graduation

Needs to be upgraded and clean ice machine don’t work my bathroom faucet ran all night

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes does NOT have a restaurant as advertised. Nor do they offer room service. There is a fairly dingy restaurant in the same parking area that you can order from and have them deliver to your room, and yes, it's open 24 hours... but this is NOT a hotel restaurant and typical room service. There is no placing orders and having them delivered at a particular time. If you're used to room service, and book this hotel for that reason as we did, you WILL be disappointed. The parking lot is also shared with the DMV so hotel, restaurant, and disgruntled DMV customers all together. The lobby is also extremely small. If someone is standing at the desk, you have to pick your luggage up and push through the chairs. Flooring is dirty in hallways and a staff member walking backwards down the hall spraying some unknown substance into the air collided with my husband. The woman at the front desk, when asked about local restaurants since the hotel doesn't actually have one, shrugged her shoulders and said we could "google it and find out". Our room had the air condition unit directly beside the sink so you froze when trying to brush your teeth, wash your hands, or put on make-up. Bathroom was small and if the bed in our room really was a queen, it was some sort of Howard Johnson special sized small queen. We stayed at this hotel for our son's graduation from Navy boot camp and were highly disappointed we chose this false advertising place.

They just need to invest in upgrading the hotel. It had a really bad smell and wasn't clean. It met our basic needs at the time, but wasn't anything to brag about or recommend.

A good practical hotel near Navy graduation for the price. Older, walls a bit thin (sound). However, the GoJos restaurant next to the hotel exceeded our expectations. Good food, excellent service, 10% off for Howard Johnston clients. I would certainly stay there again if I was in the area.

Arriving in the parking lot of the motel, I stood directly beside the sign for the motel, but did not see it. I saw the HoJo Cafe, but could not see the motel. There was a brick building off to the south, but it was not identified with any signage whatsoever. As I walked closer to it, I was not sure if it was the motel or not. It looked like an office suite building, and the signage on the entry door read "Welcome to 619 S. Green Bay Avenue". I had to check my phone for the address of the motel to see if the address matched. It did, so I went in. Management had no real concern that there was no signage on the building. It just seems odd that the building is not identified as the HoJo Motel.... Desk clerk said there was no TV guide either printed or on the TV. TV guide is on channel 2. It shows HBO, but there is no HBO. Breakfast was a disappointment as I threw one of the two muffins away because it tasted of chemicals, or the like. One common tub of cream cheese is not to my liking, either. The cereal was stale and the bread for toast was dried out. Other than that, I slept well The cooling unit reads that it will go down to 60 degrees,but it felt like 70 degrees. Might be a physiological ploy. I will look elsewhere for a place to stay even though it was tolerable....


Everything close by. Rooms were nice. Easy to find. Hard to drive through Chicago.

Okay for a low price hotel. Nice people, but no brunch at 6'00 am on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

S Green Bay Rd Waukegan IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes is located within a few miles (5 km) of Visual Arts Center and Three Brothers Theatre. This 84-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All 84 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 27-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes

619 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085
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