This hotel is recently under new ownership and is undergoing renovations still. Consequently the dining area not open, and there is no breakfast available. However, the hotel is located in a mall (not at typical department store type mall, rather just a collection of businesses). There is a nice cafe in the mall that is open for breakfast and lunch, and tucked away down a hallway there is a great health food store. The health food store has lots of pre-prepared meals as well as a custom made sandwiches.
I had a small miscommunication with one of the hotel's staff who was working late at night, due to her English being a little rough, but everyone I encountered was nice and accommodating.
A couple of notes about the room: The heater does not have a thermostat, it is either plugged in/on or unplugged/off. Because of this I was often either too hot or too cold and had to constantly be turning it on and off. Secondly, it took me a while to figure out that there is actually a mini-fridge in the room...it is hidden inside the bureau.
This hotel was significantly cheaper than other hotels I considered near the university. I would especially recommend it if you are on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After two years of renovation works, Urbana Landmark Hotel finally opened its door to the public on Saturday, December 1, 2012. This unique boutique hotel was originally designed by Joseph W. Royer, a very famous local architect and financed by over 800 local prominent business people. It was in 1924 that this famous hotel opened its door the first time to the public. Ever since then it has gone through the changes of time and still stands here to serve the needs of the community. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Urbana Landmark Hotel IL - Champaign-Urbana