We stayed here one night after obtaining the room at a good price on Priceline. We were not treated any differently when we checked in, as another review had noted. The clerks at the desk and the staff in their breakfast area were courteous and helpful. The free coffee in the lobby was greatly appreciated and the $5 cost of breakfast (if pre-paid) was reasonable, although some hotels offer the same buffet items for free. The front sitting room was comfortable and the room and hallway clean. The pool was not being used when we were there but appeared quite nice and we would have used it had we any extra time in our schedules. The hotel does sit back from any roads out of sight, but if you follow the signs you can find it. I feel the out of the way location was a plus, making it more quiet. Despite being "back aways" from the other hotels, there is a TON of shopping opportunities and restaurants nearby, which is a good thing because we arrived starving and my husband had also forgotten to pack the dress shirt and tie he would be needing. We found a Kohl's very close-by to purchase a shirt and tie, then went to the Olive Garden for dinner (no waiting there either!) For two very weary travelers, it was a comfortable place to collapse into. We travel a lot and have experienced many hotels and would stay at this hotel again. The only downside was since we did a "Priceline" bid on this hotel, there was no guarantee of any type bed arrangement. As it turned out, we were unable to get the king we two tall people need and ended up with two double beds. Being tall people, my husband and I had a choice of either sleeping together in one double or sleeping separately. The bed was just not comfortable for me although my hubby slept like a rock. I think I would have slept fine had it not been for being crowded, which was in no way a "fault" of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Inn Merrillville offers unique lodge style accommodations in an ideal location just 35 minutes from the bustle of Chicago. Located just off I-65 at Exit 253, this hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting the area's top attractions such as Star Plaza Theatre, Indiana Dunes, and Deep River Water Park. Business Travelers also appreciate the close proximity to the offices of BP, Ford, US Steel, and NiSource. This Clarion hotel offers unique amenities among Merrillville, IN hotels including an outdoor waterfall and pond, a heated indoor/outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Courtyard Cafe, or get in a work out on the road at the fitness center. Guest Rooms are highlighted by flat-screen TVs with premium cable and a luxurious bedding package. With the Windy City just 40 miles away, this hotel is also convenient for a quick commute to Chicago where you can enjoy Millennium Park, Navy Pier, or Wrigley Field. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Merrillville Hotel Merrillville
- Courtyard Merrillville
- Merrillville Courtyard
- Merrillville Marriott