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“DO NOT STAY HERE!!! Nicknamed JAIL!!!”

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Howard Johnson Waukegan Great Lakes
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Waukegan
Reviewed 29 April 2011

This place is AWFUL!!! It is dirty and smells of mold and moth balls! My friend and I came here because it was decently priced but for the size of the room, the cleanliness and the smell NOT WORTH the price. We walked in here and the first thing we notice is the smell. Then the size of the room. We walk into the bathroom and there is mold in there! We then decided to look at the out our window and there is a brick wall not 2 1/2 feet from the window. When we went to go talk to the guy he didn't offer to change our room. All he said is that we should have come to him sooner. We decided to go check out other hotels and found out the nick name was Jail. There is no elevator I guess the best thing about tis place would be the distance from RTC.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

I stay at the Quality Inn in Waukegan for business purposes every weekend. It's a cozy, comfortable hotel that offers every possible amenity--free breakfast, 24-hour coffee and tea in the lobby, hair dryers and coffee makers in the room--you name it, they supply it. What makes this hotel so special, though, is the staff, who go out of their way for you. Ask for Nicholas, Tracy, Bill and Fran, who will call cabs for you, provide you with any personal hygiene item you need, recommend area restaurants, and treat you like a member of their family. The decor and rooms are clean and comfortable. They are accessible to I-94 and Route 41, so it's great if you are visiting Great America or are coming in to visit your son/daughter at Great Lakes Naval base. The only drawbacks are the limited cable TV access, the decor is just average, and the largest bed they have is queensized. As a solo, though, that's fine with me, and everything else, including the moderate price of rooms, more than makes up for it.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

We went to our sons Navy PIR and stayed at this hotel. Hotel is close to Navy base and has a complimentary shuttle to take you to graduation and pick you up, which is very nice. The rooms are clean and neat and very reasonably priced. Hot and cold breakfast bar was a nice feature too. The front desk was polite and very helpful. Hotel is also about 5 miles away from Gurnee Outlet mall.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We were here for Navy graduation, the staff was great, extremely helpful in every way. We were very surprised how good the breakfast was and how well kept/clean the whole place was. Very close to naval base and several other attractions. It was great value for the money, Thank you. Would definitly recommend or stay again if ever in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

So the positives, staff was friendly, the bed was comfy, it was quiet, the room looked pretty clean, and the breakfast was GREAT! Breakfast included your typical bagels and muffins, but it also had scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, make your own waffles and other assorted things... and we paid $59 to stay.
The one negative is the roomed smelled funny. It smelled like they were trying to cover up a smell with a lot of cleaning supplies... but the mixture was not pleasant. The problem I believe was from the heating/cooling unit in the window. The carpet underneath it was whitish.
I would stay again for the price and the breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Waukegan Great Lakes

Address: 619 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-7006 (Formerly Super 8 Waukegan)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Waukegan
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Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Waukegan
Price Range: ₹ 3,806 - ₹ 6,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Waukegan Great Lakes 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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