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1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
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Illini Union Hotel
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Urbana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southern Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Most people do not realize there is a hotel located at the Illini Union. If we are visiting the college (which we do quite often being a family of 3 generations of U of I alumni) my family always tries to stay at the Union. (I first stayed here 40 years ago) The Union is right on the quad and... More

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chicago, il
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed here overnight while visiting campus. Pricier than other hotels in the are, but very convenient if you want to be right on campus. Rooms are a little dated but overall in good condition. We arrived around midnight and the night clerk was very helpful and efficient. Continental breakfast was not very extensive, but there are... More

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Got here at 1 to find no room available. Iron didn't work. not enough towels. Breakfast not as promised (all carbs and I do atkins so went hungry apart from coffee). People did bring a replacement iron and also did bring more towels when asked. It is central, inexpensive, and in heart of campus but don't think you're going to... More

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Clearwater, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Like many great public universities the University of Illinois Union Hotel (Illini Union), situated on the north end of the great Quad is a jewel lesser known to travelers arriving in a college town. Sure, if you work or navigate the world of higher ed you have learned about school "Union" hotels. But if you do not frequent university campuses... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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260 reviews 260 reviews
41 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

To be close to the action, stay at the Illini union hotel. Located on upper floors, some of the rooms have views of the quad. Room decor is consistent with that of the other rooms on the first floor of the Union. Breakfast is included but take a pass on it and have breakfast on campus at panera or flattop... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I are alums of the University of Illinois and looked forward to staying at the Illini Union Hotel when we went there for our daughters registration on July 1, 2013. We checked in after the drive and then went touring the towns we hadn't seen in many years. We were back at the hotel for perhaps a... More

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

The staff and management, again, apologize for your experience. We had the area treated immediately. We actually were told that's a common problem throughout town and our hotel has one of the better records for least occurrences. Our staff prides itself in the cleanliness of our rooms. More

chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Illini Union for a recent college visit. As an Alum of U of I, I was so excited to stay there! We areived at the Union, checked in and receuved our parking pass and went to our room. As for parking....it was "one and done". Made things so much easier and didn't have to worry about... More

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. It's so special when someone takes the time to good things. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon! More

Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

All in all, this hotel was quite a bit pricier than other hotels in the area and you are paying top $ for location - and nothing more. The staff at the hotel was great. Very friendly and accommodating. I very much so appreciated that. The rooms themselves were very bare bones and extremely outdated -- (minus the big screen... More

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

The staff an management of the Illini Union thank you for your comments. After undergoing renovations from 2004 through 2009, we will be planning more in the near future. We'll look forward to seeing you then! More

Park Ridge, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Took a tour of the campus. Parked once and done. Everything is within 10 minute walk which gives you a feel of the campus . The room were comfortable, clean, and breakfast was included. Nice view of the quad

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. It's refreshing to be able to hear the good comments and be able to pass them on the staff. We hope to see you again soon! More

Springfield, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Check in was easy, lots of food options in the food court, there is a student rec center in the basement where you can bowl or play arcades, and it is in the middle of campus so it is very conveniently located. Not fancy, but served its purpose.

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We really appreciate your taking the time to comment. It's morale-boosting to be able to pass along to the staff that someone's noticed the good jib they do. We hope to see you again soon! More

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Address: 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
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Location: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 74
Also Known As:
Illini Union Hotel Urbana, IL - Champaign-Urbana

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