Presenting you with my review of Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign Urbana IL which is a perfectly comfortable, contemporary and relaxed stay in the University town of Champaign Urbana. Enriched with the perfect modern amenities which is located centrally in the heart of University town makes your hotel stay in Champaign Urbana a very relaxed and full of leisure.
This business styled hotel with spacious suite styled rooms will surely make your stay comfortable and relaxed.
Note: I was hosted by Visit Champaign County to feel Champaign county with my stay at Home2 Suites By Hilton, but views and opinions are my own, not influenced by anyone.
Review of Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign Urbana, IL
General review of Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign Urbana, IL
Perfectly located within few kilometers from major attractions and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, this hotel welcomes you with colorful lobby and cozy outdoor patio.
Welcoming staff at the reception with welcome drink and some cookies or fresh fruit will make your check-in very comfy. The lobby is adorned with colorful lounge chairs, comfy seating style to relax and chit-chat with fellow travelers. The whole ambiance of the lobby and reception is full of warmth and with cheerful environment. The bright colors of the lobby and patio make you feel very cheerful.
This lavish and stylish property has 104 rooms with wide sizes and varieties. The feature of this property is the size of rooms as they can accommodate big groups too. The suite rooms have a fully functional inbuilt kitchenette.
The main lobby has nice seating area with indoor and outdoor options. Indoor options are very colorful and you have many seating styles too.
Outdoor they have a small fireplace with gazebo, BBQ area with seating and nice sit out which is perfect in winters too. Outdoors of this property is also very interesting due to nice sit out in gazebo with actual fireplace and BBQ area. The outdoor area suits perfectly to laze out near the fire in cool winters.
The lobbies, common areas near the lift are adorned with bright colorful paintings depicting great thoughts about conservation of the environment and other things. The common area has a big TV screen, entertainment area, working area, a small library, and inbuilt electronic fireplace area.
First of all, I must say, the color combination of the room is very appealing as they have used the shades of green, yellow and rust colors. Playing with the various hues of these combinations the room looks warm and relaxed. The bright abstract style of paintings adorning the printed wallpapered walls also makes the atmosphere cheerful.
The two Queen size beds are comfortable, cozy and good for a family of four. I would rate 5 out of 5 for sleep quality.
This room being a suite room has partitioned area with sofa cum bed and the working desk with the ergonomic chair too.
The special small kitchen at the entrance of door is fully functional with large size refrigerator, microwave, electric cooking range, dishwasher and all utensils to cook and eat are provided. Other facilities of the room include complimentary bottled water, Iron board, safe, Flat TV, Tea Making facility.
The bathroom is comfortable with all basic necessities like bathrobes, branded toiletries, dental/shaving kits, vanity kits, hairdryer, towels and weighing scale.
Complimentary Continental Buffet Breakfast from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
Tea or Coffee in common areas throughout the day and night.
It is located at the walkable distance from University and other famous attractions. So you can find many dining options, restaurants and café nearby to this place. You can read more about where to eat in Champaign Urbana and that too vegetarian-friendly ones.
- Temperature Controlled Indoor Swimming pool
- Outdoor Patio style seating with Fire-pit and Lounge style of seating
- A BBQ area with seating arrangement
- Free Parking
- 24 hours Business center
- Modern Meeting room
- Well-equipped Gym with many courses like Aerobics, cardiovascular, weight training.
- Free Wi-Fi for in-house guests throughout the property
- ATM – Cash Machine on site
- Free Parking
- Pets allowed but may be charged extra
- Specially designed rooms for Special needs guests
- Free Cribs or Infant Beds
- Meeting rooms with good connectivity
- Self Serve Laundry
- Newspapers Delivery to your rooms
- 24 hours Front Desk.
- Non-smoking throughout with specially designated areas for smoking.
- 24 hours Grocery Shop inside the premises.
If there are some University programs like Dad’s Weekend, Mom’s Weekend, Graduation Day ceremony, or Welcoming New student’s program then this hotel is full across these dates in many months in advance. So book some months before if you are traveling across these dates.
FAMILY TRAVELER –Rooms are big, spacious to accommodate families. Located centrally and so many important things are very close-by. Also there is kitchen, so you can something which kids might need especially.
LARGE GROUP STAYS – As this hotel has many room size options and no binding on the age of people living in the room of 4 or 6 many large groups can be accommodated here.
BUSINESS CONFERENCE MEETS – Due to property size, facilities, service, location and ambiance big business or office conference meets can very well arrange here.
NEARBY PLACES OF ATTRACTIONS
- ILLINI UNION (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) – 2.6 km
- Krannert Art Museum – 1.8 km
- State Farm Center – 1.1 km
- Orpheum Children’s Science Museum – 3.1 km
- Hessel Park – 1.2 km
- Research Park of UIUC – 1 km
My Verdict | Review of Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign Urbana IL
Overall I must say, staying at this hotel is relaxing and comfortable. The hotel premises and the rooms are very neat and clean. So, whenever you are visiting Champaign for Business or meeting your kids at University then consider a stay at this hotel to enjoy Comfort, Elegance, Warm Hospitality, cozy evenings, all at an affordable deal at prime location of this beautiful county.
NEAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CHICAGO O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – From Airport you can rent a car to drive down here or buy tickets through Peoria charter bus or Amtrak trains to reach Champaign Urbana.
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