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Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was upgraded to the Presidential room.... Great !! I thought...until I saw the room. ..it's very uneconomically designed, useless for the business traveler. It's really just a party room for a lot of people to stand. The bed is up against the wall... and when down, it is very low to get in, just lays on the floor, no...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room itself was normal, but the rest of the property is more upscale. Power strip with built in USB chargers on nightstand very hekpful. The lobby and bar area are visually appealing and easy to access by the windowed elevators.

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Attleboro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Holiday is a great value! Location is convenient to shopping and restaurants. This hotel has some different arhitechture then your typical Holiday Inns including a nice bar! The exercise room could use some updated equipment but was functional.

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, we appreciate your business and look forward to having you return again.

Cary, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are currently renovating our house and stay in a rental. During the weekends we come to town to check the progress of our home and stay at the Crystal lakes Holiday Inn. When you walk in the hotel looks and smells clean, the rooms are tidy, and the bar& dinning room are excellent (same with all staff). Except ONE...

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

I am so glad that you continue to give us an opportunity to make things right. We really do appreciate your business and I hope you will feel free to reach out to me directly if there is ever anything I can do to make your stays more enjoyable. I have certainly addressed all of your concerns with the management...

Perrysburg, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here before, and always had a good time. This time though was something else. It was so much more fun & lively! The gals behind the bar (Annie & Heidi) were so much fun. The crazy part was how into the job they were. They were slinging bottles back & forth, then they started juggling lemons &...

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Crystal Lake this is the only place to stay. Good location to local bars, and downtown. The lobby has a bar, great. Ask for Heidi she has jokes for days! Breakfast is good and freshly made. I would say the hotel could have better TV's in the bar.

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, we apprecaite you choosing us and totally agree the giels int he bar are the BEST!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After winning a free drink at check in I met the bar temptress Heidi She provided great service and conversation after a tough days work. I also had dinner in the hotel which I normally don't do ... highly recommend the lemon chicken

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Kimberly W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate your business and absolutely agree that Heidi is the best. Be sure to come back and see us again soon.

McHenry, Illinois
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Silivino was great, I had a rushed morning getting off of a red and only had a little time for breakfast before I needed to get into the office. He was efficient, pleasant, and a nice presence after a stressful morning.

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Kimberly W, Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We will make sure we pass this along to Silvino and the management team. We hope you stay with us again soon!

Northridge, CA
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Originally we were booked at The Hoffman Estates Inn through Booking.com. It was a very unpleasant experience and process and that was just one day! I desperately checked on Hotwire.com and found the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and booked it! When I walked in it just made me smile! It was very clean and a spiral staircase in the center....

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Kimberly W, Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Mamabear, We are very pleased that we were able to turn your trip around! I will definitely pass this great review to all of our staff members!

Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This was a very clean hotel. While we did not use any of the amenities (pool, workout room, bar, restaurant) they looked nice and had we stayed longer than one night, we may have used. I was surprised to find that a refrigerator and microwave in the rooms is not standard. I don't know if this is all Holiday Inns...

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Kimberly W, Manager at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for taking the time in writing this review! I will pass this along to our engineering team to take a look at the wallpaper. We hope you do stay with us again soon!

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  • Pool
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McHenry County, Illinois' only full service hotel, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and Conference Center is situated in a park-like setting filled with oak trees and overlooking quaint, sparkling Lake Acorn. Perfectly situated near several corporate centers for Sage, Medela, Snap on Tools, Affinia Brake Parts, Centegra Healthcare, True Value and more. Less than five minutes from Pingree Metra Train Station serving the northwest suburbs and downtown Chicago, the area boasts unique attractions including Three Oaks Recreation Area and the Quarry Wakeboarding Park, Raue Center for the Arts, Woodstock Opera House, Sanfilippo Museum (reservations mandatory), Algonquin Commons Shopping District, Volo Auto and Illinois Railway Museums, Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino and several championship golf courses. 11 miles north of I-90 Elgin interchange, we are 45 minutes from O'Hare and Rockford Airports. On-site amenities include 24-hour business and fitness center, large indoor pool, complimentary high speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Simply Smart Bedding Collection, 18,000+ square feet of meeting and banquet space, Three Oaks Dining Room and Lounge, Wedding Services and more. Car rental agency located on site and a complimentary shuttle runs within a 5 mile radius, based on availability. We are also a pet friendly hotel, with a pet deposit required at check in. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake staff prides itself on service in a hotel boasting value and variety. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Address: 800 South Illinois Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Region: United States > Illinois > Crystal Lake
Price Range: $148 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Crystal Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 197
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Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
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“Rooms that are last down the hallway seemed to be the quietest”
jinieswartz8, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“they have a decent bar”
EDSmaindesk, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms are easy access but their are good views from the upper floors.”
birgerjarl, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View over the lake”
barrygruner, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the lake”
ferjentsik, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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