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Marion, Illinois
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Most people do not realize there is a hotel located at the Illini Union. If we are visiting the college (which we do quite often being a family of 3 generations of U of I alumni) my family always tries to stay at the Union. (I first stayed here 40 years ago) The Union is right on the quad and...

3Thank jsanders208
chicago, il
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here overnight while visiting campus. Pricier than other hotels in the are, but very convenient if you want to be right on campus. Rooms are a little dated but overall in good condition. We arrived around midnight and the night clerk was very helpful and efficient. Continental breakfast was not very extensive, but there are...

5Thank viv2367b
Key West, Florida
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Got here at 1 to find no room available. Iron didn't work. not enough towels. Breakfast not as promised (all carbs and I do atkins so went hungry apart from coffee). People did bring a replacement iron and also did bring more towels when asked. It is central, inexpensive, and in heart of campus but don't think you're going to...

2Thank Fred V
Clearwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Like many great public universities the University of Illinois Union Hotel (Illini Union), situated on the north end of the great Quad is a jewel lesser known to travelers arriving in a college town. Sure, if you work or navigate the world of higher ed you have learned about school "Union" hotels. But if you do not frequent university campuses...

4Thank Ellyn B
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2013

To be close to the action, stay at the Illini union hotel. Located on upper floors, some of the rooms have views of the quad. Room decor is consistent with that of the other rooms on the first floor of the Union. Breakfast is included but take a pass on it and have breakfast on campus at panera or flattop...

Thank dkm57
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I are alums of the University of Illinois and looked forward to staying at the Illini Union Hotel when we went there for our daughters registration on July 1, 2013. We checked in after the drive and then went touring the towns we hadn't seen in many years. We were back at the hotel for perhaps a...

4Thank Gerry M
Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

The staff and management, again, apologize for your experience. We had the area treated immediately. We actually were told that's a common problem throughout town and our hotel has one of the better records for least occurrences. Our staff prides itself in the cleanliness of our rooms.

Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed at the Illini Union for a recent college visit. As an Alum of U of I, I was so excited to stay there! We areived at the Union, checked in and receuved our parking pass and went to our room. As for parking....it was "one and done". Made things so much easier and didn't have to worry about...

1Thank dfish1079
Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. It's so special when someone takes the time to good things. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 September 2013

All in all, this hotel was quite a bit pricier than other hotels in the area and you are paying top $ for location - and nothing more. The staff at the hotel was great. Very friendly and accommodating. I very much so appreciated that. The rooms themselves were very bare bones and extremely outdated -- (minus the big screen...

1Thank hollyx113
Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

The staff an management of the Illini Union thank you for your comments. After undergoing renovations from 2004 through 2009, we will be planning more in the near future. We'll look forward to seeing you then!

Park Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Took a tour of the campus. Parked once and done. Everything is within 10 minute walk which gives you a feel of the campus . The room were comfortable, clean, and breakfast was included. Nice view of the quad

1Thank kimdrago
Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. It's refreshing to be able to hear the good comments and be able to pass them on the staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Check in was easy, lots of food options in the food court, there is a student rec center in the basement where you can bowl or play arcades, and it is in the middle of campus so it is very conveniently located. Not fancy, but served its purpose.

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Illini_Union, Manager at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We really appreciate your taking the time to comment. It's morale-boosting to be able to pass along to the staff that someone's noticed the good jib they do. We hope to see you again soon!

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Illini Union Hotel

Address: 1401 W Green St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2953
Region: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Price Range: $192 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Illini Union Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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“Ask for a view of the Quad or Green Street”
Keith11201, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side overlook the Quad.”
CathyLen, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Contact the hotel for parking and to see what's going on at U of I- if it's busy you'll be glad you called them!”
arts713, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms are equal in reception of WiFi. If you need good connection, ask them for the right rooms.”
bobchoi2010, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A room facing Quad”
Nancy_s_leong, 5 May 2016 | Read review
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