When we arrived at the HI Express on Sunday, July 23, we had difficulty getting to the hotel since an area was roped off to protect the newly laid tar near the property.
Of course, this wasn’t the hotel’s fault. But when we finally found our way onto the hotel's driveway, we checked in and shared our ordeal with the manager at the front desk. He laughed and said he had the same problem coming into work and apologized for the problem. Thankfully, the tar had dried the following day and the tape and road cones had been removed.
The hotel in general is very nice and the same can be said about our room. There was a Keurig coffeemaker at our disposal and free Wi-Fi. The room was so nice and indeed our home away from home.
We had a minor problem with a lamp that didn't work and the manager immediately replaced it once it was brought to his attention. During our stay, the hotel had work done on their Wi-Fi network; for some reason, our Internet access was somewhat interrupted. But, given the service we received overall, it's a sure bet needed tweaks have resolved the problem by now.
The front desk has snacks, soda, beer and wine that guests can be purchased with cash, credit/debit card, or have charged to their room. Breakfast is served every morning, and there is an onsite laundry room if needed.
The general area has a Kohl's department store and a Culver's, north on Rand. The strip mall near the hotel has a Starbucks, Dairy Queen, and a host of other businesses and services. (If you had car trouble while visiting this area, you'd be in luck by having a Napa and O'Reilly auto parts shops nearby, as well as Lake Zurich Tire & Auto).
If you intend to visit Barrington, you will have your pick of various restaurants in the area. Like thin-crust pizza and a nice glass of red wine? Have a seat at The Slyce Coal-Fired Pizza Co., 127 N Main St, Wauconda, IL 60084. You won't be disappointed.
So, given our wonderful stay, this Holiday Inn-Express will be our go-to place when we're again in town to visit family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lake Zurich - Barrington, IL. Situated in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL, Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lake Zurich - Barrington is located off Hwy 12 and State Route 22, with easy access to the communities of Lake Zurich, Barrington, Wauconda, and Volo . Our leisure travelers will love the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Zurich - Barrington's . In the heart of Lake County visitors will find our hotel ideally situated to enjoy the many recreational activities of the area. Our Lake Zurich - Barrington hotel is close to several corporate offices, including ECHO Inc, CF Industries, and Fresenius. We are proud to offer free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access throughout our hotel, a 24-hour business center for all your business-related needs, meeting space and an indoor pool and whirlpool area. Come Stay Smart with us at our centrally located Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Zurich - Barrington hotel. ... more less
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