a traveler from Travelocity.com
on January 27, 2011
We were looking for a decent place to stay for 4 or 5 days as close to Great Lakes Naval Base as possible as our son was graduating from bootcamp. After reading reviews on many hotels in the area we chose the Residence Inn in Waukegan because of all the great reviews, because they have rooms w/ kitchens & they are only about 10 minutes away from the Naval Base. Another plus was instead of booking 2 rooms for my husband, myself and our 2 just over 18 yr. old daughters we were able to book a 2 bdrm suite which saved us some$. We traveled from Chico, CA to arrive at the hotel around 6:30 pm, cold and exhausted. I went in to check in & was greeted by 2 friendly employees. The process took only a few minutes. They did put a hold on $* on my cc for incidentals which we got back all of a few days after we left. As I was handed our key cards the smiling young woman gestured towards an adjoining room saying that a complimentary meal of meatloaf & mashed potatoes,etc was available & we should feel free to go on in. We did. After traveling all night & day it was nice to have a hot meal waiting- no extra cost. They also have a complimentary breakfast every morning with stuff like Belgian waffles w/ strawberries & whip cream, biscuits & gravy, eggs, fruit,etc also no extra cost. Our room was great, like an apartment , each bedroom had it's own full bathroom, the beds were wonderful. Internet access- wi-fi or ethernet. Flat screen tv in ea room & in living room. Kitchen equipped w/ utensils. Clean, well maintained, lg bath towels, great! Would definitely stay again & recommend highly!
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