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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Customer visits and stay at Holiday Inn. Had dinner at the lobby bar. The service was excellent on both nights with Annie and Heidi as Bar Tender / Servers. The menu was enjoyable and the bar was finally restocked. Thank y for a great stay! Kevin

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience!!! After traveling non stop for three days it was a welcome relief to stay in at a hotel and enjoy good company. Heidi is very personable and the service was exceptional. The menu had a great variety of foods. I will definitely be coming back!

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we take great pleasure in offering a comfortable and welcoming home away from home. Come see us again soon.

Cary, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay at the Holiday Inn when visiting for business. I travel all over the country and I enjoy this location above all . The Hotel is very clean, staff is very friendly. The bartender Heidi, is AWESOME!! Friendly face that always is smiling and makes me feel welcome !! I recommend the Sliders !! The best !!

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! I will definitely pass this along to Heidi!

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A BIG shoutout to Annie the bartender at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn. Always a smile on her face. Tough day at work? Long business trip? Stay at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn and be sure to spend a night at the bar. Annie will make you feel all better!

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for this great 5 star review! I will definitely be passing this along to Annie. We hope you stay with us again real soon.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome hotel and the staff is amazing. The food is great and the bar makes you feel like you are right at home with friends. The rooms are cozy and the housekeepers are the best. Always stay here when I am in town......

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Jayson, Thank you for taking time and writing this great review. We truly value your business. We will pass this review along to both Heidi and Annie!

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The rooms were extremely comfortable. I'd highly recommend coming here and spending a night having a few drinks and visiting with the beyond charming bartender. I did not have any issues with this hotel. 5 stars all around.

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank yo for the 5 star review on our hotel. We are all very happy you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again very soon!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable staff from check-in, through restaurant/bar services. The location was convenient (close to two major roads), and has a wonderful restaurant/bar area for those that want to stay close to their room after a long business day.The rooms are clean and comfortable. The Sunday brunch buffet is excellent!

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate your kind words and look forward to a return visit.

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great service. The hotel bar staff is great and the rooms are clean. No issues in my stay. The hotel is close to everything. Had a small issue with the keys but it was resolved easily. Excellent food at the restaurant. I had the steak salad, it was pretty good.

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying, we love the team we have here and our bartenders are truly tremendous assets to our team. Come see us again soon.

Denver. CO
Reviewed 27 December 2016

When we come to town for the holidays, we always stay at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the location is perfect! Although, we did notice that the rooms are getting a bit shabby around the edges. It could use an update, but it will remain our go to hotel.

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your home away from home, we appreciate you continuing to choose the Holdiay Inn Crystal Lake.

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to this hotel a few times for new years eve, and to take my young daughter and her friends for a mid winter overnight "escape". The hotel is always clean, very welcoming, staff is pleasant, rooms are up to date and very nice, the pool area is clean, and there is a restaurant and bar on site. Rates...

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to choose our hotel, we truly appreciate your business. It is so beautiful to be in the pool area when your are warm and toasty swimming and you get to be looking out the glass enclosure to the frozen pond and surrounding snow. I love that that.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McHenry County, Illinois' only full service hotel, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and Conference Center is situated in a park-like setting filled with oak trees and overlooking quaint, sparkling Lake Acorn. Perfectly situated near several corporate centers for Sage, Medela, Snap on Tools, Affinia Brake Parts, Centegra Healthcare, True Value and more. Less than five minutes from Pingree Metra Train Station serving the northwest suburbs and downtown Chicago, the area boasts unique attractions including Three Oaks Recreation Area and the Quarry Wakeboarding Park, Raue Center for the Arts, Woodstock Opera House, Sanfilippo Museum (reservations mandatory), Algonquin Commons Shopping District, Volo Auto and Illinois Railway Museums, Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino and several championship golf courses. 11 miles north of I-90 Elgin interchange, we are 45 minutes from O'Hare and Rockford Airports. On-site amenities include 24-hour business and fitness center, large indoor pool, complimentary high speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Simply Smart Bedding Collection, 18,000+ square feet of meeting and banquet space, Three Oaks Dining Room and Lounge, Wedding Services and more. Car rental agency located on site and a complimentary shuttle runs within a 5 mile radius, based on availability. We are also a pet friendly hotel, with a pet deposit required at check in. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake staff prides itself on service in a hotel boasting value and variety. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Address: 800 South Illinois Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Region: United States > Illinois > Crystal Lake
Price Range: ₹ 6,971 - ₹ 9,318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Crystal Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 197
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Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
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