My husband, parents and I recently stayed at the Waterford Clarion because our son was having his wedding and reception in their convention area. We arrived in the midst of Chicago’s worst rain ever with flooding rampant. The hotel is located within easy driving distance of the toll way and we located it quickly using the website directions in the torrential rainfall. The staff promptly checked us into our rooms, which were comfortable, clean and laid out well. My parents had a double room which had two comfortable beds, refrigerator and microwave, cushioned chair and desk. We had a king-suite room which was larger and also came with a pull-out sofa.
With all the plane cancellations throughout our stay due to the weather, the lobby was bustling with distressed passengers being brought over from O’Hare Airport. We even watched a news helicopter hover over the river behind the hotel transmitting a live report about the flooding on the opposite side. Yet with all this chaos, the front desk personnel were always efficient and pleasant. Anything we asked for was promptly located and delivered, even an unusual request for a large empty box. The café is open only for breakfast and dinner, but the tables and televisions are always available. The hotel is connected with the convention center through the lobby and café. They have an adequate exercise room and an indoor pool, both of which were also kept clean. The only negative would be the lack of an elevator when checking in with your luggage, but they kept luggage carts at the top of the stairs to help you down the long hallways.
The convention side of the hotel also was efficiently staffed. All the wedding functions planned went smoothly, even with the large guest count.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Inn® Waterford Conference Center in Elmhurst is conveniently located on Route 83, minutes from Oakbrook Center for shopping and Oakbrook Terrace Corporate Center, and accessible from Chicago's major highways, such as Interstates 290, 294, 88 and 55. Points of interest close to the hotel include: •O'Hare International Airport •Wrigley Field - home of the Chicago Cubs •Brookfield Zoo •Lake Michigan •U.S. Cellular Field - home of the Chicago White Sox *The Shedd Aquarium *Museum of Science and Industry *United Center - home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks *McDonalds University. You can also browse local museums or enjoy world-class shopping and restaurants in our area. The Odeum Expo Center, Ditka's restaurant, downtown Chicago, College of DuPage, DeVry University and Elmhurst College are also close to our hotel. Be sure to take advantage of this Clarion Inn's full-service features like the newly opened Bistro C, offering a variety of breakfast and dinner options. Other amenities at the Clarion Inn Waterford Conference Center include: •Free high-speed Internet access •Free newspaper Monday - Friday •Free local calls •Indoor heated pool. Business travelers will appreciate large desks, our 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and access to copy and fax services. All of our 104 guest rooms have been newly renovated and offer refrigerators, microwave oven, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and 32-inch flat-screen televisions with HD channels. Laundry facilities are located on the property as an added guest convenience. Ample on-site parking is available and can accommodate cars, trucks and buses. Our courtyard features a gazebo and fresh flowers which are perfect for photographs. Whether traveling to the Elmhurst area for business or pleasure, the Clarion Inn Waterford Conference Center is committed to your satisfaction. Exceptional customer service and attention to detail will ensure that your stay is a great one ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Inn Waterford Hotel Elmhurst
- Quality Inn Elmhurst
- Elmhurst Quality Inn