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Sybaris Downers Grove
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Beautiful room. Stayed in pool suite, room #1. Clean, smelled nice, spotless presentation. Felt very private and perfect getaway from reality for 24 hours. Didn't leave room once we were there we loved it so much. Ordered delivery for dinner. Used every amenity in room. Pool perfect temp, hot tub nice and spacious. Waterfall is a nice feature, but not practical for using pool. Sound system was awesome, easily hooked up iPad for music. Massage chair was heaven. Fireplace location is awkward, but used it. Very nice staff. Ordered strawberries, which were delivered to room quickly. Only downfalls.. were there was little space in bathroom for toiletries, need more towel racks or hooks in bathroom and pool area. Some details looked dated, but didn't really matter. Lastly, the bed was perfect for lounging due to how soft it was, but not for sleep. Woke with a sore back. Absolutely loved the stay overall. Unforgettable and will return!

Room Tip: Pool suite is amazing
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

A great time was had by all, excellent facility, great staff, amazing room!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 22 May 2009

my husband and I have 6 children.for a long time we where never able to afford a vacation .After being together for 32 years .The kids where finally grown. we finally where able to getaway for a weekend.I was told about the Sybris by a friend and planned a trip to your meqoun location . all we can say is HEAVENLY .We had time to get to know each other all over again .This has been the best anniversary I have ever had .Icried when it was time to leave .I truly had never experienced such a relaxing place the $500.00+ that I spent was well worht it .If I could afford it I would do it yearly. I have told so many people about my experience .

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank heavenlytime
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Reviewed 12 April 2009

Just stayed here a few nights ago with my husband on a romantic getaway. We've never stayed at a place like this before and it was a wonderful escape for us. A place to just shut out the world and spend time together as a couple. The rooms each have a private entry and all the amenities you will need for an overnight stay.

As we arrived, I was a little put off at the location and the exterior. It just didn't look very nice and was on a main road with a lot of traffic. This is one of several locations they have and it is my understanding that it is the original location. They really could stand to update the outside and make it a little more inviting. Because this location was originally an old fashioned drive up motel, you initially get the feeling of "one of those places" as you pull in. Perhaps some landscaping or flower pots might help in this area?

BUT when we walked into our room, all of those thoughts went away as the room is wonderful. It is private and despite being right on a main road, we never heard any noises from outside.

We stayed in the majestic swimming pool suite which is 2 stories with a pool, steamroom and fireplace on the main level. Then upstairs (completely closed off from the pool area) is your private bedroom area. There is a large bed which I'm sure is bigger than a king. A huge jacuzzi, massage chair, a bar/lounge area and a private bathroom. There are mirrors everywhere. Very unique.

Keep in mind this is a getaway location for adults only and is designed especially for romantic getaways and where couples go to have adult time. There are sexual undertones starting at the check-in office. This is absolutely not a place you take your kids to play in a pool!

There is plenty of refrigerator space so you can bring your own drinks, food, etc. They provide plush robes to wear and there are plenty of towels.

Nearby are many restaurants. You might want to stop by and pick up take-out because once you're in your room, you won't want to leave.

Check in isn't until 6pm which is late considering you're paying quite a bit for a room like this. We paid $329 for the majestic on a weeknight. We feel it was worth it since we don't do things like this very often. When you check out, they give you a coupon for a reduced rate on your next visit. We will definitely being going back . However, we will probably try a different location on our return trip just because the other locations shown on their website look much more inviting.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Wife2Table45
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Reviewed 11 April 2009

First off. This is not a place for families or children. This is a place you go as a couple to get away and have "adult time". To say the least, there are strong sexual undertones throughout the facility. We went there for this type of get-away. We stayed in the "majestic pool suite". It was 2 stories with a swimming pool, steam room, fireplace and bar area down stairs. Upstairs had, bed, big jacuzzi, massage chair, bar area and bathroom. Mirrors everywhere, custom lighting, etc. The location is not secluded. It's on a main road. The exterior needed some updates but the room was nice and was what we expected. The rooms do have a very private feel. The pool (approx 20x10) was awesome. The jacuzzi was big. We would do this again, maybe try a different location next time.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank table45
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Reviewed 31 August 2008

Sybaris was an AMAZING experience! I will definitely go back if I have the time & money. Their website has deals available - I saved 80 dollars off the night! The staff was friendly and discreet, each room is in its own separate private building with its own private entrance. Don't forget to bring your own music to take advantage of their nice sound system. Many switches and knobs throughout the room to customize the lighting and set a specific mood. Free adult channels on television! Bring your own wine, theirs is expensive. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank glitteringinsanity
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Reviewed 29 October 2007

We've been to the Sybaris in Downers Grove 2 times.. 1st time to the Deluxe Whirlpool suite & the 2nd time to the Pool Suite & both times we had a super wonderful time. Hotel personal are really really nice, you have your own private entrance to your suite, beautiful rooms & great location.
If your looking for a romantic getaway this is the place. :)

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Chrisf05
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Additional Information about Sybaris Downers Grove

Address: 600 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-2940
Region: United States > Illinois > DuPage County > Downers Grove
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Downers Grove
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sybaris Downers Grove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sybaris Pool Suites located in Downers Grove is a Romantic Paradise like no other. The suites feature your own private swimming pool with a tropical waterfall, soothing whirlpool tub, misting steamroom, cozy fireplace, relaxing massage chairs and so much more to make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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