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“Definitely a hotel on a college campus”
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Illini Union Hotel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
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“Definitely a hotel on a college campus”
Reviewed 3 October 2007

Great if you're attending UIUC for any type of university business. I was there for an event on campus, so it worked out perfectly. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you're looking to spend time in the Urbana-Champaign area. The hotel doors close at midnight each night and you're surrounded by college students because the hotel is smack in the middle of their student union. Hotel was mildly clean. No additional amenities.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 August 2006

This hotel is all about location. The student union building of the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana has a limited number of guest rooms. These are located mostly on the 3rd floor of the building. The union building is on the north end of the “quad” and across the street from the engineering campus of the university. The rooms are modest but adequate. A minimal continental breakfast is included in the cost of the room. Also, a parking permit is provided to park in a lot adjacent to the building. With parking at a premium around the university this is indeed a valuable perk. There are single rooms and “suites” - which are two adjoining rooms with a door between them. One of the rooms has a sofa instead of beds and also has a small refrigerator. Both rooms have full bathroom facilities.

The union building is part of the university and has a lot of activities. There is a bowling alley and food court in the basement, there is a restaurant that is open for lunch. There are rooms with snack machines for studying and there are a lot of “real live” students inhabiting the place. There are also ATM machines available. It is an easy walk to most of the major campus buildings and since parking can be difficult, the ability to walk to most campus locations is a real plus. Shopping on Green Street is less than a block away.

If you want to be “on campus” and be in the heart of the action - this is the place to stay. A single room (with two double beds) is about $95 a night and a suite runs about $175.

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Property: Illini Union Hotel
Address: 1401 W Green St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2953
Region: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Illini Union Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed within one of the most iconic buildings on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus – the Illini Union – is the newly remodeled Illini Union Hotel. This boutique hotel offers 74 rooms, including two VIP suites, and is the perfect location for anyone looking to make the most of their stay in Champaign-Urbana. In addition to 27 meeting rooms, the Union also offers a plethora of food and entertainment options throughout the building. ... more   less 
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