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“Quiet, comfortable and well kept.”
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Great Lakes Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in North Chicago
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We went for our son's graduation at the Naval Base. I liked this place a great deal. Quiet, comfortable and well kept. Yes it is an older motel but it has been well taken care of by the family that owns it. It is no frills, but enough to be comfortable. It is inexpensive but not cheap. It is not bookable thru any of the hotel sites, you actually have to call and interact with someone to make a reservation. The family was very helpful and the shuttle to the base for graduation, while rather early was fine. We even got a ride back to the motel. We don't care for the breakfast included places as it is usually cheap, cold and not what we want. Breakfast at the Full Moon restaurant around the corner across the street was fine, plenty of good coffee.( We had a rented car, guess you could walk there, it would be a bit of a hike but everything in Chicago is a hike.) Later we did go to Chicago and stay at a hotel with a free shuttle to the airport so we could easily get to our return flight. It had fancy towels, continental breakfast and all the usual stuff. It also had a booked party with a DJ that went until midnight. The sound reverberated thru the structure like a low rider at a stop light. It cost twice as much and we ended up half as well rested. Judging by the reaction of the 10 month old member of our party, she much preferred the Great Lakes Motel stay to the C0mf0rt Inn we stayed at later. Given that I consider my house a 5 I would give this place a 4.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

We stayed for the Navy graduation and we were in the hotel for 4 nights. This was a mom & pop hotel. The owners are very nice and run a clean and VERY QUITE place. I usually dont sleep well in hotels but this one was the exception. The room was cleaned daily and always had a fresh smell The beds have a perfect feel, not to soft and not to hard.. It is located in a good place and close to everything, Six Flags and tons of shopping. I would recommend the Gurnee Mills Mall and the Steak and Shake eatery. Oh and if you are going for the graduation I would strongly recommend taking the free shuttle that is offered by the motel. The traffic is a mess getting in the base. The driver was very courteous and got us there fast.. I will also suggest that you go as soon as the base opens as it fills up fast and you'll want to get a good seat... Will stay again when my second daughter graduates from the Navy,lol

Room Tip: We had a double queen room.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Linksbaby1
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Reviewed 19 August 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Thank hortencia m
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Address: 3101 Buckley Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064-3448
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > North Chicago
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in North Chicago
Price Range: £33 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Lakes Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest motel to Great Lakes Naval Base Graduations - proudly serving the Naval families over 20 years! The Great Lakes Motel is conveniently located under 1 mile from Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois, Marines, VA Hospital, and Rosalind Franklin Medical University. Also 7 mins from Six Flag's Great America and Gurnee Mills. We offer cozy Queen, King, 2-Queen, and Jacuzzi Suite NON-Smoking and Smoking rooms. Wireless Internet. All of our rooms have been recently renovated. ... more   less 
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