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Illini Union Hotel

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1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
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Illini Union Hotel
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Over a year in advance we had a room block at this hotel for our wedding, only to find out they decided to give it to a university group with the excuse university events are given precedence! So beware if you book that you may get usurped by a "university group". The staff was rude and their advice was to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Went for Labor Day weekend to visit my son who's a student there and decided to try the Union as a novelty. The room was pretty well updated, considering the age and architectural limitations. The huge TV was a big plus. In-room movies would have been nice. Bathroom problems--the tub wouldn't drain, and the vent above the tub was covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

This was our first time to stay at The Illini Union hotel. It was a great location for us. We stayed 2 nights. Check in was pretty strict with a 3pm check in, but a very generous 1pm check out time. We pulled up to curb and right inside doors is check in desk, we were given a parking pass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

My first impression: I thought the hotel web site should be updated so that you can find out immediately whether a room is available for a requested date. Two days after my request, I received an email that a room was available and I needed to call to reserve it. Although it was extra work to call the Illini Union... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

As previous reviews have mentioned, the hotel is located with a large student union building in the middle of a large campus, with all the pros and cons those facts imply. The rooms were more comfortable than I expected, and the bathroom appeared to have been updated. There was an enormous flat screen TV which I did not have time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

I brought my daughter down to tour the campus. This hotel is right on campus, where we needed to register. Parking is included in the room rate and parking is at a premium on this campus. The building is beautiful and the rooms are nicely appointed and newly remodeled. They have 42 inch televisions. The view from the room overlooks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

I'm not sure what those other reviewers were talking about - maybe they're used to staying in chain hotels. Yes, this hotel is located inside the Illini Union, the student union at the University of Illinois. But, it's an absolutely gorgeous colonial-style building, full of character and history! My room looked out over the quad - one of the nicest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

The hotel is incorporated in the student union. The building's halls are tall, full of dark wood and lined with pictures of famous graduates. Red leather sofas fill the corridors along with fireplaces and a grand piano in a great room setting. It takes you to a time in the past. Unfortunately, the wood has lost its luster, and the... More 

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IlliniUnionHotel, Sales Coordinator at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

The Illini Union is located at the heart of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus, on the north end of the bustling quad. Housed within one of the most iconic buildings on campus is the newly-remodeled Illini Union Hotel. Built in 1939, and dedicated by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1941, the Illini Union is an establishment rich in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2008

First of all, this property is old. The hotel is built inside the Student Union on the U of I campus. This gives the building some charm from the outside and in the lobby. Unfortunately it also means the rooms are small, the facilities are outdated, and the walls are paper thin. As another reviewer stated, the place is swarming... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

Great if you're attending UIUC for any type of university business. I was there for an event on campus, so it worked out perfectly. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you're looking to spend time in the Urbana-Champaign area. The hotel doors close at midnight each night and you're surrounded by college students because the hotel is smack in the... More 

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