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“Large room, clean, a little worn”

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Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Large room, clean, a little worn”
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Pros: Room was nice and large with a full kitchen and living area with fireplace. Room/bath were fairly clean. Staff was very friendly. Location was nice and quiet (if far from campus and town). Free wifi worked very well.

Cons: Room a bit worn. Safe didn't work despite my reports. Coffee was very bad.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

It was a pleasure getting to know the wonderful staff at ESuites! Amy and Tonia in sales were incredible! They worked from sun up to sun down to make sure our conference went off with out a hitch! The gm Ray was there checking on everything too.
The rates were affordable and its right off of 74 fo reasy access which the conference attendees appreciated. Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Madison
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2011

Very nice unassuming hotel on the outskirts of Urbana near big-store shopping like Wal Mart. They were so under-booked when I stopped through that they gave me an upgrade to a two-room suite. Really well taken care of, comfortable, chock-full of amenities. Breakfast was pretty greasy looking, but I was able to find a solid cup of tea and a bowl of cereal, which kept me until lunch. Highly recommended if you have a car and are looking for a big room and some quiet----campus is less than 10 minutes away even with traffic (it took me only five minutes to get there during non-rushhour). By public transport this place is really out of the way.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Central , Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2011

This is my second time at the Eastland Suites, I had in laws and my kids here this time. The place is one that I like and I will return. Went swimming in the pol which was very nice. Great to be in the warm pool looking out at snow-covered rooftops. There are small details that need attention ( wallpaper peeling here and thee and some chipped paint on doors etc. but overall the place is clean and comfortable.

One complaint:. Bedding. While not bad per say it is old and getting worn. The place really really needs new mattresses. I would not be surprised if the mattresses are original to the structure.

Breakfast is good and there's plenty of it.

Overall i continue to recommend it for all. New mattresses and bedding and you'll have a really great propeorty

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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rceresa, General Manager at Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana, responded to this review, 8 February 2011
Dear Jabezgreen:

Thank you so much for the feedback from your recent stay. We appreciate you staying with us when visiting Champaign Urbana.

It's funny that you mentioned the condition of our beds. Just this morning I accepted our final bid from a vendor to replace over 90 mattress and box spring sets. Within the next month, Eastland Suites will have replaced all of our double and queen size mattresses. Sixty of our King Size Plush Mattresses were replaced just a few years ago.

As for the finer details, paint chipping, wallpaper peeling, I have noticed many of these things too and brought them to the attention of our Cheif Engineer.

Thank you again and we look forward to having you back!

Best Regards,

Raymond Ceresa
General Manager
217-367-8331
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Milford, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2011

Our family will stay here every time we are passing through. The pool is huge, the free buffet breakfast is great and the room was top-notch.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Grayslake, Illinois, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2011

My family and I stayed at this hotel for the first time on December 15, 2010. We frequently take trips to Champaign / Urbana due to family in the area, and consider ourselves well versed in local hotels.

This hotel escaped our radar for years, it's a bit out of the way for what we like to do. We decided to give it a try, and were VERY pleasantly surprised by what we found! The other reviews are absolutely ccurate in terms of decor, but what they lack in modern amenities they make up for with service and value for your money.

The hotel and its rooms look like they popped out of 1960 - a bit shabby, and the architecture is certainly dated. We were hesitant pulling into the parking lot. But inside, we were greeted by extraordinarily friendly staff and a warm attitude that made us forget about the appearance. The front desk asked if this was our first stay, and when we confessed they promptly upgraded us to a suite. FAMILIES, this meant a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a separate room to watch TV in after lights out for the toddlers -- this alone was worth its weight in gold for my husband and I, who don't get that luxury while traveling on a budget.

We visited the rather large pool, again pleasantly surprised at its size, given that most hotels boasting a "pool" actually mean an indoor puddle barely enough to get wet in. The pool features a couple of lengthy swimming lanes, and an area to play (although not for small children, the shallowest part is over 3 feet).

We topped our trip off by a visit to the cafe area for a free breakfast, and what a choice, again based on other local hotels! Eastland goes far beyond the usual slop of dried out scrambled eggs or barfy biscuits in canned gravy... they featured 2 hot entrees (we had fluffy scrambled eggs or omelet style eggs), 2 meats (bacon and sausage patties), fresh fruit options, both whole or in a fruit salad, and several cereal choices - my kids ate LUCKY CHARMS (a gold mine if you ask them). We also marveled at the granola bars which were individually wrapped, and made sure to take one for each child. We're usually dissapointed in "breakfasts", but here, it was as good or better than any local diner offering.

A side note - though we didn't actually visit any, there were LOTS of different food options within walking distance of the hotel which we had never seen before - a BBQ place, a steak house, and a bar which served hamburgers and the like. Beats the heck out of a nicer hotel with crap food or terrible options near by.

In short, this is our new destination of choice. We'll be back every time we stay in the area. The value is great in every way we could think of, and that outweighs the dated look by far!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2010

Found our king room worn and in need of repairs. Bathtub water ran continuously, mold on tile walls, couch like sitting on a brick, heating system fan noisy. Breakfast eggs were cold. Could not swim because of overwhelming chlorine smell in pool area. Lots of better places nearby.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana
Address: 1907 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-1291
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Region: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Urbana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Champaign-Urbana, just off Interstate 74 and only minutes from the University of Illinois and regional business districts, Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center offers you well-appointed accommodations and superb amenities, including daily complimentary hot buffet breakfasts, the largest indoor heated hotel pool in the region, nicely appointed standard double rooms, queen and king suites (some with fireplaces), as well as flexible meeting spaces and supporting services for conferences, banquets, and wedding receptions. ... more   less 
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