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Holiday Inn Chicago - Crystal Lake

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 South Route 31, & Three Oaks Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an all day road trip, we pulled into Check in at 4:30PM. The hotel was busy- and after a 10 minute wait we were informed our room "may not be ready". After quickly informing the front desk we had to get checked in (we were on a tight timeline to attend an event), we were "upgraded" from an executive... More

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Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hot and humid out so needed the A/C which worked but cycled off and on way to much. Made it smell musty and humid in between cycles. Big room but the sofa was stained pretty bad in a couple spots. Front desk very friendly and helpful. Didn't enjoy the dinner much.

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Bartlett
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel several times in the past. I have attended a few business meeting and gone to a couple of weddings. The rooms are nice and clean; the food is excellent; there is a night club; there are meeting rooms; they also have very nice banquet facilities. Do not leave without taking part in their weekend... More

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

Thank you choosing our hotel, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back with us again soon. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I spent a couple of nights at this hotel in June of this year. My son in law and daughter had our first grandchild and we spent some time seeing her. We have been to the area before and usually stayed at the Country Inn since it usually scores higher in Trip Advisor. This time it was... More

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

We are so glad that you gave us a chance and we are certainly glad that you will be coming back to see us. Please know that we are definately here to make sure your stays are great so if there is anything we can ever do pleae feel free to give us a call. More

Mazomanie, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not a good experience. Several people in our party had issues with their rooms including cleanliness. One couple moved to two different rooms. Another couple moved because there was no shower certain! I found that my room was just okay...the sheets on beds were so old that they were rough to the skin, like old flannel sheets. Mattress was old... More

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

There is no excuse for the issues you had come your way during your stay here. I truly apologize that you had to endure such an unpleasant time here. We clearly were very busy during your stay and as a result things fell through the cracks and landed on you. It is by no means an excuse and regardless of... More

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Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Attentive staff and excellent service when hosting an event. Event coordinators respond in a timely manner and ensure all details are to your liking. They accommodate all requests and do so very quickly. I would certainly recommend this location when hosting an event.

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

We pride ourselves on our guest repsonse and general concern of guest happiness. I'm truly happy to hear that was reflected across all staff and management. Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you again. More

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a small group (4) in for 2 days of meetings and the meeting room we had was just the right size. Our meals and refreshments were there on time and the friendly staff stopped in to make sure we were good. All the staff I ran into was very helpful and friendly.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out to share your experiences with us. We are so happy that we could accommodate you and your group! More

Bella Vista, Arkansas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The hotel appeared to have been recently remodeled. The room was a nice size, clean, well lighted, and the bed was comfortable. There was no microwave or refrigerator. The water pressure was excellent and the hot water was very hot. Check-in and Check out were a breeze. It was easy to connect to Wi-Fi, but the TV was a pain... More

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

Thank you for staying with us, I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We have since added a more frequent rotation of the carpet edging to our cleaning list so thank you for your thoughts. More

Plainfield, IL
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Don't book with this hotel. Made reservation with hotels.com and this property would not hold the reservation despite showing that rooms were available at time of booking (both on hotels.com and Holiday Inn website). What is the point of taking a reservation if you don't HOLD the reservation? No assistance was provided to obtain another room. Thanks Holiday Inn Crystal... More

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

I apologize for our inability to supply you with a room. It was certainly never our intention to cause any inconvenience to a guest. More

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I really care about things like room size, a decent view and good lighting - this hotel fit the bill. I almost ALWAYS stay at Marriott's but there just wasn't one close enough to my meeting location, so the Holiday Inn won out. I arrive late in the evening, almost 10pm, and the bar seemed lively and fun, but I... More

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

Thank you for your feedback - we definately made some mistakes and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts so we can be better. Your information has been shared with the team and we will definately utilize it to become better. Next time your with us please reachout to me and share your stay so that I know that things are... More

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Address: 800 South Route 31, & Three Oaks Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Location: United States > Illinois > Crystal Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Chicago - Crystal Lake 3*
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The newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel Crystal Lake and Conference Center is the only full service hotel in McHenry County that sits in a park like setting amid the oak trees overlooking sparkling Acorn Lake. This Crystal Lake Hotel is perfectly situated near several corporate centers for Sears, Allstate, Snap on Tools, Affinia, Cardinal Health, Nissan Forklift, True Value and more. We are conveniently located near several of Chicago s attractions including Chicago Metra, Volvo Auto Museum, Illinois Railway Museum, Raue Center for the Arts, Algonquin Commons Shopping District, Championship Golf Courses and relaxing spas. With our great location we are also easily accessible to O Hare and Midway Airports. This full service hotel offers amenities the business or leisure traveler can truly appreciate. We offer a 24 hour business center, heated indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, complimentary high speed Internet (Wi-Fi), simply smart bedding collection, 16000 Square Feet of meeting and banquet space, Three Oaks Dining Room and Lounge, Wedding Services and more. Located on site is Enterprise Car Rental and a complimentary shuttle the runs within a 5 mile radius. We are also a pet friendly hotel. Please register your pet before check in. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake we offer service, value and variety. ... more   less 
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