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The Herrington Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Springfield IL
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Feels like home”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

While our son was attending Wheaton College, we adopted this remarkable inn as home away from home. This weekend we had the pleasure of rekindling our enjoyment while celebrating a family birthday. Admittedly Geneva is a much more enjoyable destination in the spring and fall, but even with the wind chill in the 20s, several excellent restaurants are in walking distance. And the restaurant at the inn itself is one of the best.

Room Tip: The Herrignton Suites are the best, but also the costliest. Short of that, any of the rooms on the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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JP_Herrington, Director of Sales at The Herrington Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about our Inn and restaurant, Atwater's. We do strive to pass along that "home away from home" feeling to our guests with our service and beautiful surroundings, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Washington, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

We have been coming to the Herrington Inn & Spa for years now to celebrate our anniversary. The rooms are fantastic, large with wonderful amenities and great views of the Fox River. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The Herrington is a great place to make wonderful memories. We will continue to make new memories here.

Room Tip: The junior river suites are excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

The Herrington Inn is a gem of a hotel, just about 50 miles West of Chicago. The short drive there will have you in a county like setting that will make you feel more like hours away from the big city. The rooms overlook the Fox River, be sure and try to get a balcony room if possible. There is a lovely fireplace in the room and a giant whirlpool tub. Warm cookies and milk are delivered to your room nightly, a nice touch as the building used to be a creamery. We have never had any luck booking a spa appointment even a week in advance, and we have stayed here several times, so be sure and book WAY in advance. Lovely restaurant as well, close to Geneva shopping and history museum.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Chicago
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

If you are looking for a cozy, romantic weekend getaway, then you've found the right place! While the hotel is located right in the middle of shopping, restaurants (and even a bit of traffic/main streets), once you step inside, all of your cares and worries just float away! We loved the lobby -- very quaint and quite impressive! -- truly a wonderful boutique hotel. We stayed on the first floor near the Spa in a room with a king-sized bed, over-sized jacuzzi tub, glass shower, and gas fireplace. The patio opened up directly to the Fox River and we couldn't believe just how close the water was as we stepped outside! Though a busy street (complete with bridge over the river) was just yards away with traffic zooming by, the sound of the rushing water was more than relaxing and seemed to keep that busy 'outside world' far enough away to forget your worries. We even slept with our screen door open to enjoy the sound of the babbling water as we fell asleep. (A room facing the river is highly recommended, as the other rooms face the parking lot and would highly detract from the 'getaway/relaxing' feeling you're seeking.) The spa services were wonderful and everyone was very kind & professional. We enjoyed the couples aromatherapy massage and even had the Spa draw a relaxing aromatherapy salt bath in our room (you can choose from a variety of baskets containing various scents and salts)...and they prepare everything for you for a very minimal fee. The milk and chocolate chip cookies were a wonderful touch with the turn-down service, too! The cookies were very thick (almost like a biscuit) and ooey, gooey warm! And we can't speak highly enough of Atwater's for an amazing dinner. This is definitely an excellent winter destination due to the almost cave-like warmth the hotel provides... very low, soft lighting, comforting touches to the decor and an overall air of coziness truly abounds! We will definitely return!

Room Tip: Definitly choose a room facing the river and preferably near the Spa if you're on the first floo...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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JP_Herrington, Director of Sales at The Herrington Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Thank you so much for helping us highlight what a wonderful winter getaway The Herrington is! Between the cozy guest room views, spa services, and fireplace in Atwater's restaurant, we are a great winter warm up. The milk and cookies seem to be everyone's favorite! We look forward to having you back again soon.
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La Grange, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We've been coming to the Herrington for the last several years and have always found it a delightful experience. We typically stay in a Deluxe River or Junior Suite and have found both excellent. We particularly enjoy having a balcony over the river. While I read a few comments about the TV positioning it is not a big deal to us and apparently there are rooms you can request where this is less of an issue. The marble baths, fixtures, towels and robes are all top-shelf. The continental breakfast is always fresh, plentiful and not your standard breakfast fare. The first quality meats, cheeses and pastries are of a quality you rarely find but in the nicest hotels. Our experieince with the service has always been very good and the ambiance of the lobby, fireplace and stonework is all very charming. We've enjoyed room service the restaurant very much however we often like to explore the many great restaurants in Geneva. The Chinese place in downtown St. Charles (Hunan??) delivers and is one of our favorites in all of Chicago. We have reccommended the Herrington to family, friends and colleagues and they always report a wonderful experience. One friend said the steak he had at the restaurant was the best he'd ever eaten (and he's eaten a lot of steaks). While I'm a regular visitor to Tripadvisor this the first time I've felt compelled to write a review because the The Herrington is a great home away from home for me and my wife. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We enjoy the rooms overlooking the River. Great for sleeping
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Herrington Inn & Spa
Address: 15 S River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134-2251
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Region: United States > Illinois > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Geneva
Price range (per night): $200 - $431
Hotel Class:4 star — The Herrington Inn & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel, spa, and restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Geneva, IL. Voted one of Illinois best spa hotels and located on the waterfront, each room offers a large whirlpool tub, fireplace, and furnished balcony. We are perfect for storybook weddings, corporate meetings, romantic getaways, fine dining, and relaxing in the best day spa in Geneva. Within walking distance to the Metra Train line to Chicago's Loop, and running/biking path. Evening turn down service staff deliver chilled milk and fresh baked cookies to all overnight guests. Each morning guests enjoy a complimentary European-style continental breakfast buffet served in our grand lobby. Also complimentary: wireless internet access and plenty of onsite parking. Just across from the hotel is the Fox River Trail, available year round for waterfront running or biking. Hotel is within walking distance to over 100 shops, galleries, restaurants, and pubs. ... more   less 
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