I just returned from a wonderful stay at the Residence Inn Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee. I am employed at a hotel that is a member of another hotel chain which makes me eligible to receive significant hotel discounts at other hotels within this chain. But after reading posts from other Navy parents, I decided the Residence Inn was THE place to stay regardless of the cost. I am *SO* glad that I followed their recommendations. It is an absolutely beautiful property. The recent renovations make the hotel look totally brand new. I reserved a studio room and it worked out perfectly when my son came back after graduation to stay until his leave was over. Granted, he only stayed there for part of the day and evening and could not stay overnight, but believe me when I say that having a spacious, clean, beautifully appointed room along with the convenience of a kitchen, made it incredibly pleasant for all of us. We spent some time outside by the pool which was delightful. My son had to stay in uniform when he was in public so he did not get to use the basketball/volleyball court or the pool and hot tub, but he was thrilled to have the chance to relax in the sun. I totally agree with the posting made by another Navy mom that it was worth every penny to upgrade to the Residence Inn instead of a cheaper hotel. After having gone to the emotional and moving Navy graduation ceremony and then getting the chance to hug your son (or daughter) for the first time in 8 weeks, believe me when I say that you want the rest of the day to be equally outstanding. The Residence Inn helped make the day one that all of us will remember forever. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating in every way. They bent over backwards to make sure my room was right near the room that my son's Dad and wife occupied. When we checked in, they gave up tissue packets for the ceremony! So funny, but SO appreciated! Also, they had a packet of info including clear, concise directions to AND from the entrance to the base. My recommendation is to leave between 6:00am and 6:15am if you can. As we Navy moms and dads know, those few hours we have with them after graduation and before they leave for their next school are precious and to be treasured. Every second with our sons (or daughters) matters. Another plus with the hotel is that it is only @ 1 mile from multiple restaurant choices making it totally stress free and easy. We went to Anastasia's and Buffalo Wild Wings. We did not have to wait for a table at either restaurant and we had terrific meals. The site of Sarge's Meet & Greet the night before graduation is right in the same area-again less than 1 mile away from the Residence Inn. Parents-don't miss the Sarge's Meet & Greet. It was the icing on the cake of an absolutely wonderful weekend! Thank you to all of the staff at the Residence Inn for all that you did for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thrive on Long StaysThe Residence Inn Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee offers superb convenience and comfort among Waukegan and Gurnee, Illinois hotels. Choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites at this hotel, with separate living, dining and sleeping areas. Work comfortably at your spacious desk with voice mail and free high-speed internet, and take advantage of your fully-equipped kitchen with our complimentary grocery shopping service. Start your day right with our daily free hot breakfast, and join us Monday through Thursday for a complimentary light dinner social, featuring our Manager's Barbeque on Wednesdays. Residence Inn Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee is located minutes from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, major corporations, Six Flags® Great America and Hurricane Harbor theme parks, fine shopping at Gurnee Mills or Premium Outlet Malls and a mix of history and fun at Bristol Renaissance Faire or in Historic Long Grove. Welcome to our little piece of Chicago at Residence Inn Waukegan/Gurnee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Waukegan / Gurnee Hotel Waukegan
- Residence Inn Waukegan
- Waukegan Residence Inn