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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to splurge on the suite for our family of 5; set up was two queen beds in one room and a pull-out sofa in an adjoining room. From prior reviews I knew the room would be dated (lack of outlets in the bathroom, for example), but we felt the location on campus was worth it. Parking was convenient,...

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good sized rooms overlooking the Quad, free parking, big flat screen TVs, in room fridge, free WIFI, and complimentary breakfast in the Union located right in the heart of campus. What's not to like?!

1Thank danamcl
Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was our 2nd time saying here and we loved it even more because our 4th floor room had an awesome view of the famous U of I Quad! Rooms were spacious and VERY clean and beds were super comfy. We were each given a $5.00 voucher to use for breakfast available in the lower level for our choice of...

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Hotel Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Keith. Thank you for leaving such a great review of the Illini Union Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay even more than your first visit! We take pride in offering our guests the best stay we can provide and it's always wonderful to hear from guests like yourself who were pleased with...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This visit was a pleasure from reserving the room thru the check out process. I have no interest in the décor, but always want quiet and very clean. In fairness, the room was very pretty - it was very quiet and very clean. The staff was great, both on the phone and in person. I got there earlier than the...

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Hotel Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for leaving such a glowing and honest review of the Illini Union Hotel! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let others know how your stay went. It's so great that you were able to see so much of the building. There's a lot of beautiful craftsmanship that went into this facility and we're always...

South Puget Sound
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have not been to Urban-Champaign and have no connection to UI. I was booked here by the university for a business trip and would definitely stay here again if I come back to the area. The hotel room was large, spotless, comfortable and had a nice view of the quad. Very convenient to any place on campus. The people...

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, Cathy, for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Illini Union Hotel and we welcome you back any time you're int he area. We'll be sure to pass on your nice words about the Tech Zone as well, they'll be glad to know their expertise is...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Every few years, I get back to UI (alma mater) just to visit the area. We always stay at the Illini Union. I think it is the "thing to do." The folks (students?) at check-in were very nice and helpful (although they couldn't get me an early check-in). You get a parking spot just a few yards from an entrance...

1Thank urbanguy
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I did not attend and I have no attachments to U of I. That said. Beautiful well kept rooms, modern amities, and all of it right on campus await you when you are able to check into Illini Union Hotel at University of Illinois. I have enjoyed visiting U of I through friends, family, and volunteer organizations; enjoyed walking the...

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Hotel Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, arts713, for such a great review of the Illini Union Hotel! We are proud to be within such a beautifully preserved building here in the heart of the U of I campus. Also, thank you for mentioning our hard-working students. They are the lifeblood of the Illini Union, including the Hotel, and we couldn't do much of what...

Reviewed 14 July 2016

It is a homecoming. My last being 2008 after my graduation in 1986 (no typo here). having spent 6 years (1980-1986) in UIUC. It is good to be back. The Illini Union Hotel is right in the heart of UIUC, with the gorgeous and serene quad right behind, engineering, Math, Stat, Chemistry in her vicinity. It is also near to...

Thank bobchoi2010
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My daughters and I stayed when in town to tour the University of Illinois. The location can't be beat! We received a discount at check in, and breakfast coupons, when I told them we were in town to tour. Starbucks in the building was an extra treat!

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IlliniUnionHotel-Rep, Hotel Representative at Illini Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review 5schades! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time to tell others about it. We hope to see you again sometime!!

Reviewed 22 May 2016

Located on the quad, with a lovely view of the greenest grass in Illinois, the hotel is a prime place to stay on campus. Rooms are just fine, maid service is good, and the feeling of old university style life is evident. Tables outside on the porches are great for sunning and talking, and there are plenty of indoor spots...

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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
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  • 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: RM634 - RM664 (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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