You can't get a better location if you are visiting campus. The Union is right on the quad and just a block away from many restaurants and shops. It has a great college feel, and the room was nice, the beds were comfortable and clean.
I would, however, concur with other reviewers on two counts: 1) the hotel maintenance staff needs to clean the air vents in the bathroom which are coated and dripping with an accumulation of dust-- pretty gross, and 2) the hotel needs to train the front desk in some very basic customer service routines. The front desk seems to be staffed mainly by students, who are friendly enough, but could really use some training-- like asking guests who are checking in "what brings you to town?" "can I help you with any directions?" etc. and asking guests who are checking out "how was your stay?" Also, I needed to leave my luggage, including my laptop, at the front desk for a few hours and they have no claim check system-- which made me a little nervous. These are all simple things to fix.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed within one of the most iconic buildings on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus – the Illini Union – is the newly remodeled Illini Union Hotel. This boutique hotel offers 74 rooms, including two VIP suites, and is the perfect location for anyone looking to make the most of their stay in Champaign-Urbana. In addition to 27 meeting rooms, the Union also offers a plethora of food and entertainment options throughout the building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Illini Union Hotel Urbana, IL - Champaign-Urbana