Excellent things about our stay: Room was great, noise was minimal to non-existent, our kids had a great time using the wonderful rocking chairs on the front "porch" outside the inn, we all enjoyed the pool, and the the generous, well-stocked, healthy and FREE buffet breakfast was excellent. The front desk and buffet staff were all very courteous, attentive, and helpful. Hotel pool and whirlpool were both great and very clean.
Small areas for improvement:
1. Breakfast buffet: Could use a second 4-slice toaster and a second waffle iron, as it slowed our breakfast having to wait in line or watch for these items to free up (each guest toasts their own toast and also pours the available pitcher of pre-prepared waffle batter into the waffle iron to make their own waffles). The lobby and the "front porch" were both charming, and they welcome visitors to "sit for a spell"--very nice touches.
2. Both men's and women's first-floor bathrooms (near the pool), in the summer, were literally about 50 degrees or colder. My husband inquired at the front desk about the extreme chill, and hotel staff said there was no way to control the AC in there, it was all part of the AC for the entire hotel. A shame, really, because our small children couldn't even go in there and us it, it was so cold, and I got a bad chill changing in there with a swimsuit on you can imagine how cold that was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning property is located within walking distance of several dining choices and the Market Place Mall. Exit off of I-74 at exit 181 Prospect Ave and go north one block and turn right. Property offers a free daily hot breakfast buffet,free Internet access, Indoor Pool, 24 Hr Fitness Center, 24 hr Business Center, Fresh Baked Cookies Daily, Read and Return book library, Club Carlson loyalty program and much much more. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Carlson, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets and getaroom.com so you can book your Country Inn & Suites By Carlson reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn And Suites Champaign-North
- Country Inn & Suites Champaign-North Hotel Champaign
- Country Inn Champaign North
- Champaign Country Inn