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“Pool had mold and hairballs, room was fairly clean”

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Gurnee
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gurnee
Reviewed 25 July 2011

Booked this room from TripAdvisor. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. VERY close to Great America and restaurants. The temperature of the pool was very warm and refreshing, however, the pool was really disgusting--black mold in the grout surround the entire pool and hairballs on the pool deck. Our kids,who we usually have to drag out of the pool, asked to get out and be done swimming because they were grossed out by the wads of hair in the pool getting wrapped around their legs and arms. Our room appeared clean, but there was a piece of pizza on the sprinkler spicket near the ceiling and there was a container of frozen blueberries in our fridge. Overall, can't complain too much as the price was cheap...but a cleaner pool would have been much appreciated.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

I chose this hotel for location and price. The staff was friendly and efficient, the carpet clean, newer, and in good repair, furnishings basic but attractive. The breakfast was average continental with the only proteins being cold hard cooked eggs and cream cheese. The room was clean and had no funky smells. LaQuina's beds are notably small-beware. The downsides were: no fridge or microwave in the room, air conditioner is motion activated, so don't expect a cool room for sleeping unless you toss and turn a lot, and the single elevator has been marred by thoughtless hoodlums who should be banned from public accommodations altogether.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

My friend, her two granddaughters, and I stayed at La Quinta for two nights while going to Great America, the Jelly Belly Factory, and Gurnee Mills. We always stay at this hotel when in the area. The desk staff always greet us with a smile and are able to help with anything we need. It is nice to always walk into a clean, well maintained room. The beds are comfortable. The room was equipped with a coffee pot, but I hope that someday microwaves and fridges will be added. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, as it was very crowded. For those of you who sleep late and don't like waiting in line to eat, there is an IHOP on one side and a Cracker Barrell on the other. The main reason we go to this hotel is because it has an indoor pool for the children. Although the pool in not large, it is roomy enough for the people who choose to use it. The water is clean and of a good temperature. I would recommend this to anyone who is staying in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank InnyJ
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

I'm not sure how you could be disappointed with the breakfast here unless you expected cooked to order. For a continental breakfast, they had a lot of choices: muffins, bagels, toast, fresh waffles w/strawberry compote & whipped cream (and sprinkles if you like!), cereals, juices, coffee, yogurt, raisin toast, fruit, milk & coffee. There was an attendant there during the entire breakfast keeping things clean and re-stocked who was outstanding. The room itself was fine & quite spacious - bed was comfortable & clean. The indoor pool and hot tub were nice and comfortable. Not hot and humid like most hotels. Towels are at the front desk, fyi. The place was filled with families (like us) yet we never had any issues with noise. Plus, they have free wi-fi!

Hotel is near Six Flags Great America and the Gurnee Mills mall. Additionally, the hotel is right across the parking lot from Cracker Barrel and very near Joe's Crab Shack, Olive Garden & Outback. This is a wonderful place to stay in Gurnee, especially if you are going to Six Flags. There are no hotels with a free shuttle to Six Flags but this one is one of the closest (Best Western is the closest there is I believe but it may be the same distance since it is up & over). You wouldn't want to walk with little kids but the hotel is within walking distance to the park through a residential neighborhood & would save you $20/day on parking.

Room Tip: There is no bad room - pool towels at front desk
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

This hotel was economy, the contential breakfast was horrible it was CARB central. Bagles, donoughts, waffles, instant oatmeal, & cold sugar coated cereal. The only nutrients were apples that were all very old and mushy. After the CARB feast there was not an on site gym or health club. There were lots of undesirable guest running in the halls and being very loud. Guest were smoking in a non smoking property. The swimming pool area was overly crowded because one of the guest decided to have a splash party. The party caused for lots of children running in the halls and other loud inappropriate behavior. The person at the front desk was very polite and nice that is the only reason that this property got an average rating. I would not recommend this property to anyone else unless you are on the road and need to rest your eyes in the name of safety.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

Had a group of us all take a post-prom trip to Six Flags, and we all booked several rooms at the La Quinta Inn. My girlfriend and I booked a king bed room for ourselves. The room rate was only $50, so we couldn't pass it up! First impression as we drove up, Looks great. Clean, near restaurants, Right around the corner from Six Flags. Front desk staff was very friendly. We got a room on the first floor right down the hall from the pool. I was a bit nervous that it may be a noisy location, but didn't have any problems. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. It was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept on.

I frequently visit the Gurnee area to go to Gurnee Mills Mall and Six Flags, but usually don't need a hotel since I only live about an hour or so away. But this will be the hotel I stay at the next time I need a hotel in Gurnee!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank ferdusing
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

I think the LaQuinta is a great value. Every year my mom and I plan a shopping trip to Gurnee and we have stayed here the last several years. The rooms are very clean with free internet. The breakfast is very basic, but it's free. The location is great. It's right off the interstate with close restaurants next door. Gurnee Mills and Six Flags are very close.

Our only complaint was the hot tub was SO hot that we could not get in.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Address: 5688 Northridge Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-4910
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Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Gurnee
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gurnee
Price Range: £45 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Gurnee 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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