My daughter and I stayed here on a college visit, and it was the perfect choice.
Check in was smooth and professional -- there is no hassle getting here as you pull up right in front of the building, and parking is close by.
Our room was neat, clean and had a beautiful view overlooking the quad. If you are a business traveler, you might miss having a bar and nice restaurant on site-- however we were there for the campus experience.
It was a blast. A student improv group was playing in the main gathering area downstairs. A block away we had access to a vibrant commercial area with plenty of places to eat and shop.
The hotel itself is upstairs, and we had no issues with sound on the 4th floor. A continental breakfast is provided.. and while not fancy, it was much appreciated.
From the union, we walked to our campus tour site and admissions presentation. One of the best perks of staying here -- we were able to leave our car in the student union lot until 6pm the day we checked out. That left us free to explore campus without worrying about where to park.
One other little perk -- a great selection of cable channels, including one highlighting the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We saw some terrific short films by students that were very funny.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed within one of the most iconic buildings on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus – the Illini Union – is the newly remodeled Illini Union Hotel. This boutique hotel offers 74 rooms, including two VIP suites, and is the perfect location for anyone looking to make the most of their stay in Champaign-Urbana. In addition to 27 meeting rooms, the Union also offers a plethora of food and entertainment options throughout the building. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Illini Union Hotel Urbana, IL - Champaign-Urbana