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I Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Champaign
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Enjoyed our stay while visiting the Univ. of IL The front desk staff was very helpful, offered my son the opportunity to ask the staff questions about the school. Many are students or alumni. The staff also gave us a great list of restaurants selections for dinner. Room was very clean and comfortable bed. Breakfast in the AM was nice but a little limited.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I and a friend stayed at the ''I'' Hotel and Conference center for the BLOOMINGTON GOLD CORVETTE Show. The hotel and center were a great facility for the event. We had room 333 which was a ADA Handicap room freshly remolded, and suited our needs well for our 4 night stay and was very comfortable.

I had to make a presenation on Friday 6- 27 at 8:30 AM and again at 1:00 PM. Stephen Thomas, the Audio Visual Technician made my presentation go off without a hitch, thanks to his knowledge of hotels fine Audio Visual equipment in the room. He should be given a ''at-a-boy medal'' for his extra effort.

ALL hotel personal, ESPECIALLY GABE, were very courteous and helpful all weekend.

The on site restaurants served good food by nice servers.

Room Tip: I thought the rate was expensive, but after 4 great days realized we got our money's worth.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Loved this hotel. Very contemporary. Rooms were nice and staff was friendly. Conference rooms were great. Houlihans closes at 10pm and they do not have a hotel bar. Although, they will, for a fee shuttle you to/from the downtown restaurant area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Came to the area for a wedding with my family and was pleasantly surprised by the quality, cleanliness and updated rooms.. One of night desk folks, Gabe, was extremely helpful and patient with many of the guests from the wedding we had attended.. Good guy..
We plan on returning next summer for a visit and will certainly stay here again..

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Stayed for one night on a college campus tour with my son. Excellent location, easy access to campus, and, free parking. Beautiful common areas and ultra-modern sophisticated lobby. Helpful, courteous front desk staff. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. Quiet modern room for a cool and comfortable night's sleep. Very clean, fresh bedding. Good bathroom with fine toiletries.

Everything was great at the Hotel...except...the restaurants associated with the center. Breakfast voucher at Starbucks was a nice touch, and maybe it was just a fluke, but, my panini was tasteless and skimpy on ingredients compared to off-site Starbucks. And, the service at Houlihans, on a slow night, was so bad, we left after 20 minutes without ever having our order taken. We would definitely recommend the I Hotel, just skip the restaurants, and go into town for better dining options.

Room Tip: They probably all are fine.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Cynthia A
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Hope H, Public Relations Manager at I Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Cynthia,
Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the I Hotel and Conference Center. Your comments regarding your service are very important to us. We want our customers to enjoy their entire stay at the I Hotel and Conference Center including our adjoining restaurant, so your report of a poor customer experience is of serious concern for us. Please let us express our deepest apologies. You deserve only the best service when you visit our property. We will review your concerns and will take appropriate actions. Upon your next visit, please ask don't hesitate to speak with the management team when we do not meet your expectations. Our goal is to always exceed your expectations, so thank you again for your feedback and safe future travels.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for a July 4 visit with family. The hotel is modern, beautiful, and convenient. I had two nights of the best sleep I've had in months. Why? It's the little things: a great bed; good pillows and linens; AC that cools the room sufficiently and has a fan that stays ON, so you're not awoken by the thing cycling on and off; quiet; and shades that darken the room completely. Plus, it was not super expensive and our breakfast one morning was included. I recommend this place strongly and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

...with the previous reviews--this is a wonderful oasis in the CU area. Modern design, very clean, comfortable beds. The location is nice; it was good to get away from that hotel mess north of I-74. I could see the Assembly Hall out my window and they have a green roof (LEED hotel?) There's a lovely area outside with nice patio furniture and a fountain. The fitness center had a cooler with little bottles of water. They offer 4 different newspapers in the morning, Starbucks coffee in the room, and Rusk toiletries. There are a half dozen books in the room to read,and a Wine Spectator magazine, too. The lobby has a chess set out. All these little touches add up to a superior experience.

Also, a shout out to Gabe who helped me with a room rate question, cheerfully and helpfully.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about I Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 1900 South First Street, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7450
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Region: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Champaign
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Champaign
#1 Family Hotel in Champaign
#1 Business Hotel in Champaign
Price Range: £83 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — I Hotel and Conference Center 4*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I Hotel and Conference Center, a contemporary designed four-star property in Champaign, is ranked within the top 10 of the 2014 Insiders' Select list. The I Hotel, constructed to AAA Four Diamond standards, features 126 luxurious hotel rooms with an adjoining 38,000 square foot conference center. The I Hotel guest rooms invite you to settle in and enjoy the upscale amenities; spa quality personal care products, pillow top mattresses with fine linens, 42" flat screen HD televisions, in-room refrigerators, in-room safes, and Starbucks Coffee served both in- room, and served at the ICafe. Additional services include access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary luxury car service, and spa services by appointment. Guest my inquire about a room or group rates.The adjoining state-of-the-art Illinois Conference Center features 12 conference rooms; two large ballrooms and meeting rooms that accommodate groups of various sizes for both personal and business use. Whether planning a business luncheon, casual meeting, or social occasion, The University of Illinois Culinary team offers a variety of distinctive options to meet guests' needs and creates events with lasting impressions. Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar, located on the property, features a design-forward finish with architectural elements and a patio designed for social lounging. An American restaurant and bar serving quality food and drinks, Houlihan's menu features center-cut steaks, wood-grilled flatbreads, artisan salads and sandwiches, along with an interesting, everyday wine and cocktail selections. ... more   less 
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