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I Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1900 S First St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6914   |  
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Milner, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fabulous hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We attended a wedding reception at this hotel so booked a room to stay overnight. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are very comfortable. We slept amazingly well on the super comfortable bed. There isn't a bath tub in the room, but that's OK as we prefer taking showers over baths anyway. A small breakfast was included, which was 1 breakfast item and 1 drink from the Starbucks cafe. There is a restaurant connected to the hotel that serves breakfast and they are not incredibly overpriced, so an alternative option would be to eat there. The staff was very friendly and courteous. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kochi , India
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Clean neat and spacious rooms and excellent bath rooms
Excellent breakfast
Value for money
Very courteous staff
Restaurant / Coffee shop also pretty good ...
Good bar also .....
ideal location for parents who are visiting their kids in UIUS

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have nothing to compare this hotel to in the greater Champaign area as this was my first business trip there. Needless to say, I went in with 0 expectations. I was surprised at every turn. Excellent, large, comfy room and bathroom. The staff and service were excellent. The free airport shuttle is a nice convenience, and they will even take you other places (for a small fee). I left my computer charger in my room after checking out, I called to let them know and they took it to where I was for a meeting without blinking an eye.

I'm used to business travel in places like SF, SD, and other large cities, so $120/night seemed like the greatest bargain in the history of mankind here considering $200 in those cities usually buys you a crack den. I can't imagine there's a better option in Champaign, you parents coming to visit your kids can actually have a civilized oasis after spending time at your kid's dump of a dorm, frat, or apartment.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here last month for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and it was perfect. The start line was just out in front of the hotel. The room was very nice with a huge walk-in shower. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating. I would stay there again next year, but they're implementing a 2 night minimum for the race weekend. At $200 a night, I can drive home after my race on Saturday.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chatham, Illinois
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242 reviews 242 reviews
63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here three days and had a great experience. I've stayed here a few times in the past and never had 100% positive experience, so I was on the lookout for failure, but nope, everything was wonderful. Great room, quiet, comfy bed, clean accommodations, perfect free wireless. Muffin and tea every morning. Friendly staff. Very, very nice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I wish I could have spent more than one night at this fabulous gem in -- who'd of thunk it? -- Champaign-Urbana. I was there for a conference and was dazzled by this stylish, hip hotel and conference center. The room was large and lovely with great beds/linens and a capacious bathroom with a top-notch shower. With a name like the iHotel, we wonder how long it will be before Apple files suit. It was a great spot for a conference. Wish I'd stayed long enough to check out the spa, pool, etc. (I did sit outside on a lovely, sunny terrace). The fact that the attached restaurant is a Houlihan's diminished the groove-factor only marginally (we ate elsewhere). Staff even found me a safety pin when my shirt button broke off minutes before I was scheduled to give a presentation. I don't know when or if I'll ever be in Champaign again, but I know for sure where I'll be staying if I do return: The iHotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to be helpful to me, as I did not know my way around the area, and offered shuttle service to area locations.The rooms were larger than many standard hotel rooms, and the bed was comfortable. I found that the cleanliness of the entire hotel was excellent. The fitness center was adequate and not very busy on the two days I was there, so there was no problem getting a chance to use the equipment. We only ate breakfast at the restaurant, Houlihan's, but the service was very fast and the food was prepared just as we had ordered. We attended an event at the conference center and the food there was very good as well. Overall, the hotel is very well run and I will definitely stay there again when I go to Champaign.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1900 S First St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6914
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Location: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Champaign
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Champaign
#2 Family Hotel in Champaign
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — I Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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