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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016

they have hot breakfast of those pre-made eggs, sausages, gravy and biscuits. Has lots of tv channels. exercise room is OK, easy to get to interstate highway, lots of parking, it rained one day, it was cold and snowy other days

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Rock Island, Illinois
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I had not stayed at this particular hotel before but weather-related problems led us to this place. So glad we stayed there. From the moment you walk in the ambience is stunning. Rooms were very nice and we were glad we could get adjoining rooms for teenagers and the adults. Very nice to see a "snow emergency rate". Breakfast was...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear gymdoggrams, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you and your family had a comfortable stay. I am sorry to hear that you encountered a billing issue. I have shared this incident with our team and would like to...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 November 2015

From the moment my daughter and I walked in, I was happy. the lobby is beautiful!! The lady who was at the front desk was so helpful and friendly. She asked us about our day and even gave us a choice of what floor we wanted to stay on. We picked the 4th floor so we wouldn't have any noise...

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CHILR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear Courtney R, Thank you for sharing with us your stay experience at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan. Our team is committed to providing warm hospitality to all our guests and the best value in the area with the amenities that we provide. Thank you for letting us know that we have exceeded your expectations. We thank you...

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I choose not to stay at this hotel. I want to reserve a suite (2 queens beds/pullout couch) for my parents, son, Husband and I to visit my son for Thanksgiving while he is in the Naval training facility. The room says sleeps 5 people max. which is what I had. When trying to make the reservation it went from...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear Military Family, We share in your disappointment! We have catered to a lot of Navy Families and their graduates and we are committed to providing the best value we can. We are sorry to hear that we were not able to provide you with a positive reservation experience and the value that you needed for your family. We hope...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Last week I stayed here with my wife and 5 year old daughter. We did a one night stay as we were traveling to another city. The rooms are your basic rooms, nothing fancy. The beds are comfortable, and the bathroom seemed like it had some renovations done to it. The refrigerator however was not keeping our drinks and food...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I am sure that Alberto, our Breakfast Attendant would be pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast it is his pride and joy. We thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Cecilia Kuhlman General...

Huguenot, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The hotel was very nice and clean. The rooms were pleasant and very clean as well. Holiday inn offered breakfast which had a good variety. I was very happy with the hotel and staff. I would recommend this hotel.

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear I4065RSlisas, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan. It is such a pleasure hearing about your stay experience. Our team is thrilled that we met your expectations. We hope that you will be back to enjoy the fall with us - with the Holidays fast approaching Gurnee Mills in Gurnee and Prime Outlets in Kenosha,...

Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the holiday inn express! We booked via the company's website and we were give the same rate we could find on any other discount sites. Upon check-in, the woman who helped me was efficient, friendly, and personable. My only regret is not remembering her name, because she deserves recognition. We were upgraded for free...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear sarandy42, THANK YOU for making our day! Our team is committed to providing a memorable experience and we are always so thrilled to know that we succeeded in doing that during a guest's stay. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back soon! Aside...

Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I arrived about 8 o'clock on a Monday night after a ten hour drive. Was looking forward to watching my pro football team play Monday night football and relaxing in my room. After waiting 15 minutes to check.(only one person on staff) finally got to my room #431. I found the door propped wide open with a bath towel and...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear johnG1139SE, There is nothing more disappointing than knowing that this was your worst hotel stay experience. We want to assure you that my team and I are committed to providing a comfortable stay and to be the "home away from home" for our guests. We are deeply sorry that this was not the experience you had. We want you...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I lived in Waukegan, and every time my family came to visit they stayed in this hotel. Well, just last week my husband and I rented a room, and I have to say our stay was very pleasant. We had a couples room, with a jacuzzi tub. Everything was spotless, and clean. The bed was comfortable, and...

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CHILR, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan, responded to this review

Dear Kailey Birau, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay We appreciate your loyalty and we love the opportunity to consistently deliver the quality of service you have come to expect from our team and IHG as a brand. We thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan/Gurnee, until...

San Antonio
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The hotel was clean, very close to the Naval base, and minutes away from retail shops and restaurants. The staff was friendly, and the hotel went out of their way to recognize all naval graduates and their families. They started breakfast an hour early on graduation day and had a complimentary hot dog lunch for the graduates and families staying...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This brand new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Waukegan, Illinois is near Six Flags Great America and Great Lakes Naval Base.Our Waukegan hotel provides premium amenities and an ideal location off I-94 near the Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall, the Greenbelt Forest Preserve and the scenic Illinois State Beach Park. Your family will enjoy a comfortable stay at our Waukegan hotel near Six Flags Great America, one of the largest theme parks in the US. Our hotel in Waukegan also offers quick access to many other area attractions, like the Rink-Side Family Entertainment Center, Russell Military Museum and the Wildlife Discovery Center. Downtown Chicago is just 45 miles from our Waukegan hotel. Business travelers looking for lodging in Waukegan will be pleased by our Waukegan, IL accommodations, located near Amhurst and North Point Industrial Park and area businesses including CDW, Abbott, Baxter, Akzo Nobel and HSBC. Take advantage of our business services, which include three large meeting rooms, catering available. 24-hour business center and free high-speed, wireless Internet access for your convenience. During your stay at our smoke-free hotel near Six Flags be sure to enjoy the indoor pool, relaxing whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary hot breakfast bar. Check out our great Waukegan hotel room deals and start planning your trip to the Great Lakes region today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan

Address: 611 Lakehurst Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6707
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Waukegan
Price Range: ₹ 6,130 - ₹ 8,718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Waukegan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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“DO NOT let them put you in 107 or 109! If they do, request a move!”
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