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Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa

Residence InnUS$141*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I stayed here for one night while on business travel. Positive: 1. Clean, spacious, and comfy room 2. Well-equipped kitchenette 3. Quiet (at least my room) 4. Friendly staff 5. Ample parking Negative: 1. The hotel did not provide moisturizing lotion in the room. They provided a shampoo, conditoner, and a makeup removal towelette; but as per their new rule,...

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General M, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We do try to provide all the amenities of home. If they are not already in your suite when you arrive, we do keep a variety of items at the front desk with lotion being one of them. Please never hesitate to ask or even have it as a request...

Mettawa, Illinois
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My fiancé and I are in the Lake Forest area for an extended period of time due to work. We stayed in the Residence Inn Marriott for 2 weeks and planned to move to another extended stay that was referred to us for an even cheaper price that this hotel. Our initial stay in the Residence Inn was fantastic -...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I stayed at this Residence Inn in the past and had a great experience . Clean and quite comparable to other quality Residence Inns/Marriotts. I had a problem (no fault of the hotel) for my last visit and I couldn't have been treated better by the desk staff and the General Manager, Sandy Stanley. They all went above and beyond...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

This feedback makes my heart sing! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We understand that not everything we do is flawless, but our goal is to make sure we that no matter what happens, we provide the best possible experience. Thank you again and we look forward to your...

Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you are going to stay here, PLEASE ask for a room away from the highway. Part of the hotel is literally next to the highway and it sounds like the windows are open it is so loud. I am staying here now and it's so noisy I cannot sleep. I asked for a new room but they are apparently...

Thank Paul M
Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

I apologize that your stay was negatively impacted by the location of the highway. Although it is convenient for travel, we understand that not everyone is accustomed to the sound. We do provide earplugs as well as white noise machines upon request. I am hoping hat we will have another opportunity to serve you and provide a room in a...

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 1 November 2016

As Marriott Rewards Platinum for Life members we prefer to stay at Marriott properties. I so wish that this place was better, but alas we can't stand this place. We've stayed twice in recent months and don't plan to return. The rooms are tired and don't look or smell the cleanest; the beds are not terribly comfortable. And the smell...

Thank Michael B
Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay and for your Marriott Loyalty. I am disappointed that you were dissatisfied with the accommodations. The hotel recently underwent a renovation in both guest rooms and public areas so I apologize that you feel it is tired. Our goal is to provide the comforts of home and our in suite kitchens...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 22 October 2016

...stay at the Hilton Garden Inn next door. The lobby area at the HGI is much bigger, more inviting, and has a restaurant and bar. The lobby at RI is fine, but no place you'd want to hang out in. Beware the front desk girls: They are not informed about the area or the hotel. The rooms upstairs are average,...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I apologize that your stay was less than satisfactory. We take pride in everything that we do and have unfortunately fallen short of yours, and our own expectations during your visit. We are already working diligently to correct the issues that you have mentioned. I hope that you will give...

Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This hotel was probably one of my favorite Residence Inns, but i do have to mention i was a little disappointing with the breakfast because the scramble eggs didn't look good like at other Other than that my stay was GREAT! I really loved the pool table by the lobby and staff was great! I was really pleased with front...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sharing you experience! The staff and I are pleased to hear that you were happy with our service! However, I am sorry that the eggs did not look appetizing. Thank you for sharing this information as that is the only way we can improve. My kitchen crew and I will be looking into this...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Received contradictory statements from national booking and local hotel as to who determined complimentary Marriott Rewards applicability. While that was pending, first night's stay was horrible, capped off with the loudest TV and noise from adjoining room. Took 4 complaints to get it addressed, as I watched hotel staff walk through the area, but refuse to knock on the "loud"...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for this information. The Assistant General Manager did assist you in a room move after speaking with the noisy guests in question. And I, the General Manager reached out to you via phone and left you a message followed up with an email the very next day after you checked out. I understand that I am unfortunately not...

Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My boyfriend enjoyed our brief, one-night stay here. We found the room to be super clean, updated, and spacious. It had all the amenities we needed plus more! We were pleased with the fast, friendly check-in and with the breakfast buffet that was included. Our room faced the interstate, so there was a bit of road noise. It didn't bother...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on your review! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy all the amenities! We also offer white noise machines and earplugs for guests that are sensitive to the sounds of the interstate.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed here for nearly two weeks and had a pleasant stay. The room was clean, well-attended, and always addressed. We had a small "blip" in that a day was put in the room next door and did a lot--I mean a lot--of barking. For the two or three days that room was used, the room was uncomfortable but overall...

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Sandy_Stanley, General Manager at Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. I apologize for the "blip" during your stay and appreciate your patience with our four-legged guests. I do hope that your travels bring you back to the area where we can accommodate you again!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NEWLY-RENOVATED! Just off I-94, the Residence Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa hotel features new, apartment-style suites with living rooms with pullout sofas, free WiFi and fully-equipped kitchens. Don't feel like cooking? Enjoy a free hot breakfast buffet each morning and join us in the evenings for our complimentary Residence Inn Mix(R) where we're serving up yummy apps and drinks (Mon-Wed). Keep up your routine on the road at our 24-hour gym, indoor pool and outdoor, multi-use Sport Court. Relax with friends in our onsite Billiards room. Travelers appreciate the quick 15-minute drive to Great Lakes Naval Base, Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills Outlets. With easy access to downtown Chicago and convenient, free perks, you'll thrive on long stays at Residence Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa

Address: 26325 N Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045-3430
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Mettawa
Price Range: €93 - €262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Lake Forest Residence Inn
Residence Inn Lake Forest
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“We've had 2 rooms here - both suites - both were wonderful!”
664anonymous, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms near highway”
M521AGpaulm, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid noisy freeway side. Front desk staff not smart enough to know what rooms face the freeway, so look out the window before you unpack.”
bagpackedletsgo, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very crowded parking shared with Hilton Garden Inn.”
kennethrb2016, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're sensitive to noise, ask for a room that doesn't face the interstate.”
JZimmerman3, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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