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Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Gurnee
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Reviewed June 23, 2007

We stayed here using Marriott Reward points, 10,000 points got us one night with breakfast in an executive king suite. We needed a place to stay in the area and this looked like the least offensive for the price.
The hotel was easy to find using the directions on the hotel website, and we were able to check in at lunchtime. The room was large and included a pull out sofa, fridge and microwave. The tv also had a very large range of channels with excellent picture quality. The king bed was comfortable although the sofa bed wasn't (when are they?). The bathroom was also clean and in excellent condition, Pantene shampoo and conditioner was appreciated although they only provided a soap rather than a shower gel. The towels in the rooms were also tiny.
The pool area was empty when we arrived but was full when we returned at 6pm. It stayed busy until it closed at 12pm, amazingly mostly with small children. When the towel rack was empty we asked in reception and got clean ones. The pool was small and hard to really swim in (mainly because of the kids) and we didn't bother with the whirlpool. The water in the main pool was also absolutely freezing!
The hotel provides a free continental breakfast which included waffles, cereals, muffins, bagels, yoghurts, fruit etc. The room it is served in is probably more than adequate most mornings but on a Saturday morning during summer vacation it was rather full. The food was however fresh and plentiful and an assistant was on hand the whole time to ensure everything was stocked.
Overall we'd compare this hotel to being a tier down from Hilton's Homewood Suites, which isn't bad really for the price they are charging. The hotel is on the grounds of Gurnee Mills and almost adjacent to Six Flags so if you are a taking a family vacation here it would certainly be good value.
It's unlikely that we'll need to actually stay in this area again but we'd certainly stay here again if we needed to.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2006

Decent locations, but Fairfield Inn is definitely one of Marriott's lower-tier properties. While Marriott tumpets its new, more comfortable bedding, Fairfield Inn still has the old acrylic bed covers that invariably slide off in the middle of the night. The window unit cooling/heating system was thumping like I don't know what, but it broke and quit running after a few hours, leaving the room rather stuffy. Do not ever accept Room 107 at this property. For the second time, I managed to land this room - it's next door to the pool (from where I could clearly hear 10-15 screaming kids playing in the pool) and directly across from the 'breakfast' room, which seems to be continually occupied by tour group members with a box or two of wine and having a great time amongst themselves while rattling the wall hangings in your room. I guess paying the higher government/official business rate doesn't rate a traveller any kind of better treatment. I asked the receptionist regarding the noise, and she said, "I'll just move you - get your (expletive)." I suspect Fairfield Inn is an independently owned hotel chain not directly under Marriott, and the inconsistent product quality from other equivalent Marriott brands, i.e., Towne Place Suites, is apparent. Both are two-star products, but the customer service quality and general condition of the properties is substantial. There is an abundant choice of reasonably priced hotels in the Gurnee-Waukegan area to choose from, and I urge vistitors to this area to consider hotel options other than the Gurnee Fairfield Inn when visiting this area.

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled on business
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Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 6090 Gurnee Mills Cir E, Gurnee, IL 60031-5272
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Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Gurnee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Gurnee
Price Range: $99 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the Fairfield Inn, you can enjoy accommodations featuring crisp linens, microwave, mini-fridge, TV, and more. In comparison to other Gurnee hotels, Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee offers a comfortable stay complete with free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, and free breakfast. As a Marriott guest, feel free to use the exclusive Marriott Rewards Program. At the Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee, you’re our #1 priority. ... more   less 
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