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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee Hotel Gurnee
- Fairfield Inn Gurnee
- Fairfield Gurnee
- Gurnee Fairfield Inn