I stayed here with my wife and two young kids (1 and 3) and we had a good time. We were looking for something outside Chicago but close enough to drive in for the day. While the hotel is all of 25 miles from the loop, it's a good 45+ minute drive in and out of Chicago. So, keep that in mind. Also, have some change for the tollways too!
The Holiday Inn was remodeled last year and the lobby, common areas, and our room looked very good. The pictures from their website are completly accurate. We had a two room suite and it was comfortable, clean, and overall in good shape. It had all the ammenities we needed: fridge, microwave, limited dishes and silverware, etc.
We used the pool and found it also to be clean, well maintained and had no issues there except maybe the size of the towels available pool side. It's a good size pool for the hotel and while we were there, was never crowded.
We visited the restaurant for breakfast and dinners just about everyday over the four days we stayed there. Kids eat free, and the breakfast buffett is pretty good. They had made to order omlets which were very good. If you're an 'egg white' only egg eater, no problem. My wife is, and they made her an 'egg white only omlet' without any issues. If I had anything negative to add, the dinner service was a little bit lacking: slow to take orders, slow to get us a check, slow to get the check paid. It didn't stop us from going back anyway.
Overall, no surprises. Their website is just about a spot on representation of the hotel. No issues with service, ammenities, or the room. We got exactly what we wanted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *** Expanded & Upgraded Fitness Room *** Redecorated Indoor Pool & Whirlpool *** 37"LCD TV's in Every Room ***Experience the difference in service at the Holiday Inn & Suites Carol Stream The pride of Carol Stream, the Holiday Inn & Suites is located 4 miles west of I-355 off North Ave. (Rt 64), just a few minutes from companies such as Fuji Film, New Holland, Invensys, McKesson, Con Agra, Graphic Packaging, Spraying Systems, Inland Group, Smurfit Stone, Everpure, Planmeca, and more. Carol Stream is adjacent to Wheaton, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, and Hanover Park.This hidden gem boasts quality in every room, like free high-speed Internet, refrigerators, and pillow top mattresses. It also stands alone with its 2 room and whirlpool suites, which have been completely redecorated and feature 37" LCD & 42' Plasma TVs. Hospitals: Central DuPage Hospital and Glen Oaks Hospital. Colleges: Wheaton College and College of DuPage. Local attractions include the Billy Graham Center, Cantigny Museum and Center Ice Arena, only 25 miles from downtown Chicago with Metra Train service available to make travel easy. Families can enjoy shopping at several local malls, Cosley Animal Zoo, & Brunswick Zone (right next door). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Holiday Inn Carol Stream
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