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Reviewed September 26, 2015

Really liked my stay at the Union. Very comfortable, but small beds. Two in a bed would be tough. Huge flat screen tv, well decorated room. Bathroom was a throw back to the fifties...kind of a cool step back in time. Small, but good shower. Could have used a couple more degrees of cooling. They have sealed the windows, and...

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Denton, Texas
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This hotel is on the University of Illinois campus. It is in the student Union, so is convenient for visitors to the University. Rates were reasonable, and rooms were quiet. It is a majestic old building, but the rooms are updated and very comfortable. There is nightlife nearby, especially for a younger crowd. The area seemed safe and friendly. Would...

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Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed August 8, 2015

The room was clean and tidy. The A/C could have been a might cooler. Our room had a view of the roof, but we were there to see the U and 2 out of 3 of us didn't spend much time in the room. The third person had to leave the room and look for a cooler place to sit...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We reserved a queen, but it was more like a double. The free breakfast is just muffins, bagels and donuts. They ran out of coffee the day we were there. On check in we were told 11 am was check out time only to find out when we left it was 1:00. The location is great, nothing else!

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, Monroe85, for voicing your concerns. We always appreciate feedback. It’s likely that you were, in fact, given a Queen bed, unless all Queens were unavailable at time of check-in. Also, checkout time is always 1pm at Illini Union Hotel, so we will be sure to reinforce that with our entire staff to avoid any miscommunication in the future....

Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Reviewed April 17, 2015

What could be better than staying at the North end of the Quad, with walking access to the entire campus plus all the bars and eateries on Green Street? Oh, and what's that? It's recently been refurnished, is fairly affordable, AND you can book online now?! It's the best of all worlds. We stay at the Union frequently and it's...

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks SO much, Nick, for taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay at the Illini Union Hotel and we look forward to having you stay with us in the future! If there is any way we can make your stay even better next time, don't hesitate to ask.

Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed here for a college tour visit with my daughter and the location proved to be excellent as its right in the Student Union. Check in, parking and the room were all excellent. Yes, the hotel is a little dated but everything was in good working order. We had a beautiful view of the main quad from our 4th floor...

1Thank raincheck10
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed April 6, 2015

Two Illinois alums in town for the weekend. Pros: very convenient-able to walk around campus, to Green Street, etc. Includes parking right outside the Union. Very nice desk staff at check in. Continental breakfast close to guest rooms. Fridge in guest room. Microwave down the hall by ice and vending machine. Cons: our room was in the third floor and...

1Thank Lisa S
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed March 20, 2015

I graduated from U of I and I always wanted to stay here. The Union has some great historic charm and it's a fun location on the quad to walk or people watch. My room was small but I had a 4th floor room with a great view of the quad. The bathrooms were outdated and the carpets were worn,...

1Thank Liz G
Reviewed February 8, 2015

The good news is its location. -Unless you are here for a basketball or football game. The bad news is that this is on par with the old Motel 6. We are talking old rooms, VERY thin walls and an awful continental breakfast. I am embarrassed for the University of Illinois to have offered this as an acceptable adult hotel....

1Thank NBC-Badger
Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to Urbana to attend a dance weekend and the organization arranged for a block of rooms at the Union. We went into this not knowing what to expect and we ended up quite pleased. The rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. Our room had a fridge and other things you'd expect in a typical hotel room. There...

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Illini Union Hotel

Address: 1401 W Green St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2953
Location: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Price Range: $144 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Illini Union Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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“Ask for a view of the Quad or Green Street”
Keith11201, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side overlook the Quad.”
CathyLen, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Contact the hotel for parking and to see what's going on at U of I- if it's busy you'll be glad you called them!”
arts713, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms are equal in reception of WiFi. If you need good connection, ask them for the right rooms.”
bobchoi2010, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“A room facing Quad”
Nancy_s_leong, May 5, 2016 | Read review
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