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Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr

800 South Illinois Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8226
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 4 hotels in Crystal Lake
Just 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake Convention Center is situated in a community full of charm and personality. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is surrounded by lush acreage overlooking the quaint Lake Acorn. More than just a place for travelers to lay their heads, we’re proud to be the county's only full-service hotel with a 11,200-square-foot ballroom perfect for weddings, meetings, tradeshows, and social events. Being located near major companies like Snap On Tools, Stryker, Affinia Brake Parts and Northwester Medicine, our four breakout and two board rooms are convenient for getting business done. Our Community of Crystal Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise! At Three Oaks Recreation Area or Crystal Lake, you’ll experience swimming, boating, fishing and wakeboarding. Get out in nature at The Hollows Conservation Area or Veteran Acres Park for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, or for a family picnic. Moraine Hills State Park, just a 15-minute drive from the hotel, is home to a recreational bounty in northeast Illinois. About half the park’s 2,200 acres are composed of wetlands and lakes perfect for boating and fishing. Rich in historical charm, discover the Dole Mansion, a Civil War era architectural masterpiece on a 12-acre park and center for the arts. Host to the annual Lakeside Festival at the Dole, there is always something to explore. The Colonel Palmer House was home to Gustavus A. Palmer, who built the Greek revival and federalist style brick home in 1858. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is open for tours. In Fox River Grove, just a ten-minute drive from the hotel, Bettendorf Castle is a must see. The building was started in 1931 and took over 36 years to complete. It features a water-filled moat, wishing well, working drawbridge, observation tower, and courtyard. Visitors could spend a whole afternoon exploring Downtown Crystal Lake. From the stylish store windows to colorful flower baskets, shoppers will relish exploring all the shops along the pedestrian walkways including the Crystal Lake Antique Mall and lingering at one of the local coffee shops or restaurants. Downtown Crystal Lake also offers a year-round calendar of family-friendly events such as a Farmers Market, Johnny Appleseed Festival, and the Festival of Lights parade. With a complimentary shuttle ride to the nearby Pingree Metra Station, you can be downtown Chicago in no time exploring all the entertainment, theater, dining, and attractions that the second city has to offer. If you’re this close to downtown Chicago, you have to check it out for yourself. Catch the Bears play at Soldier Field or the Blackhawks at the United Center, or shop the Magnificent Mile. Explore Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute of Chicago. No visit to Chicagoland would be complete without a slice of our famous deep dish Chicago pizza. When the sun sets on outdoor fun, Crystal Lake comes to life with nightlife. Crystal Lake Brewing is a family-owned local brewery committed to brewing world-class beer that is easy to drink and hard to put down! Raue Center for the Arts will keep you entertained with theater, music, comedy, and films in their restored 1920s vaudeville theater in the heart of downtown. With just a short drive, you can see theater or musical entertainment at the historic Woodstock Opera House, catch a movie with the whole family at the McHenry Drive-In Movie Theater, or head down to the Grand Victoria Casino resembling a riverboat. Explore all that Crystal Lake, Illinois has to offer and make your stay a great one at the Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake Convention Center. Enjoy the resort-like indoor pool and pool deck with the family, work out in our fitness center when you’re traveling for business, and enjoy a delicious meal at Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant right on site.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Kids stay free
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Jennifer B wrote a review Sep 2020
Des Plaines, Illinois161 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a weeding to attend and decided to stay at this hotel. Check in was quick and easy and the people at the front desk were welcoming and friendly. The hotel lobby was extremely clean,our room was very clean as well. Definitely would stay here again if the need arises. Only bummer the bar was not open and we wanted to get a drink before we had to leave for the wedding.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rene Govea, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Dear TravelingBlackHawks, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come see us again soon! And just an FYI, we are working on getting the Bar/Restaurant back up to normal hours. Best regards,
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kek wrote a review Sep 2020
San Diego, California133 contributions103 helpful votes
I recently stayed here for a couple nights while moving. Check-in process was very quick. The remodeled room/bathroom was spacious and nicely done with a fridge, Keurig and flat screen. Bed was very comfortable. Despite signage everywhere touting their full service bar and restaurant, neither were open. There was a small bar/restaurant operating on "the Deck". Limited menu but burgers, grilled chicken sandwich and chicken ceasar wrap were pretty good and not at all expensive. Staff service was very good. The seating area appeared tired and could use some housekeeping attention, leaves and dead bugs blow in from outside. This property has been open a long time in the area and has great employees/service. Hoping they make it thru this pandemic!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Rene Govea, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear kek, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part. I do understand the frustration with our full-service restaurant being closed due to the pandemic, rest assured that as soon as the restrictions ease up during the pandemic we will be back in full force! As far as the cleanliness issues that you mentioned are concerned, we will be taking care of that ASAP. Thank you for sharing the love about our staff, we definitely appreciate that! Best regards,
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Jonathan Martin wrote a review Feb 2020
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We’ve been coming to the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn for our annual event for 15 years and will be coming back this year. The hotel has new management and they’re updating the banquet halls and rooms and it was looking very nice. Can’t wait to see what they’ve done in the last year and looking forward to working with the great staff again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
malyoung wrote a review Nov 2019
Savage, Minnesota33 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel did some awesome remodeling! I guess it’s still in the process but nothing noisy here tonight! Love the lighting in the bathroom and this updated furniture. Bed is comfy with many pillow options. For some reason I always arrive very late at this hotel and I appreciate how they leave the restaurant open later.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Idalin B wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York3 contributions
My first time visiting the Crystal Lake area and I stayed at the Holiday Inn for the full week. The entire staff welcomed me and made me feel safe. Hands down, best service. From the front desk to the dining room. Silvino especially went out his way to make sure my team and I were taken care of. We had a great 2-day work meeting at the conference space and again, everyone was helpful with ensuring we had tech set up, water, etc. Thanks for having us!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
$89 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Nearby attractions include Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16 (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portillo's Hot Dogs, Jameson's Charhouse Crystal Lake, and Around the Clock.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Turkey Tracks in Pavement (8.2 miles) and Village of Huntley-Historic Downtown (8.1 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.