I stayed at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn in December 2008 as part of a business trip. The hotel is near two major roads and is conveniently located to major points in the Crystal Lake area.
The parking lot is big and easy to access. The lobby is pleasant and the staff at check-in were helpful and friendly. There is complimentary WiFi and the hotel bar is a nice touch.
The fitness center is average, but there are two things that make this a very nice hotel.
First, the hotel rooms are very nice. They are more like a Marriott/Westin quality than the typical Holiday Inn. The bed is nice and comfortable and the linens are soft. The bathroom is roomy, clean, and pleasing. Everything worked great and was clean. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Secondly, the complimentary breakfast is great. There is no buffet, guest are able to order directly off of the extensive menu.
In summary, this is a very nice hotel for a quick business trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- McHenry County, Illinois' only full service hotel, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and Conference Center is situated in a park-like setting filled with oak trees and overlooking quaint, sparkling Lake Acorn. Perfectly situated near several corporate centers for Sage, Medela, Snap on Tools, Affinia Brake Parts, Centegra Healthcare, True Value and more. Less than five minutes from Pingree Metra Train Station serving the northwest suburbs and downtown Chicago, the area boasts unique attractions including Three Oaks Recreation Area and the Quarry Wakeboarding Park, Raue Center for the Arts, Woodstock Opera House, Sanfilippo Museum (reservations mandatory), Algonquin Commons Shopping District, Volo Auto and Illinois Railway Museums, Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino and several championship golf courses. 11 miles north of I-90 Elgin interchange, we are 45 minutes from O'Hare and Rockford Airports. On-site amenities include 24-hour business and fitness center, large indoor pool, complimentary high speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Simply Smart Bedding Collection, 18,000+ square feet of meeting and banquet space, Three Oaks Dining Room and Lounge, Wedding Services and more. Car rental agency located on site and a complimentary shuttle runs within a 5 mile radius, based on availability. We are also a pet friendly hotel, with a pet deposit required at check in. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake staff prides itself on service in a hotel boasting value and variety. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Chicago - Crystal Lake Hotel Crystal Lake
- Crystal Lake Holiday Inn