The Best Hotels to Book in Peoria, Illinois

From luxurious, stylish properties to classic, comfortable hotels, there are plenty of options in Peoria
From luxurious, stylish properties to classic, comfortable hotels, there are plenty of options in Peoria | Courtesy of Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette / Expedia
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3 December 2021
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Halfway between Chicago and St Louis and in the heart of Illinois, Peoria gives a warm Midwestern welcome. As the largest city on the Illinois River, it rightfully earns its nickname of the River City – so make time to walk along the waterway, which winds through the core of downtown, stopping at the contemporary Peoria Riverfront Museum and various parks and restaurants as you go. Before departing for your trip, read on to discover the best hotels to book in Peoria, Illinois – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, for French grandeur in the heart of downtown

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
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The French colonial-style lobby, with large, arched windows and a stately staircase, makes for a grand entrance at this historic hotel in the heart of downtown Peoria. Soak it up in the lobby bar before checking into your room or suite. With skywalk access to the Peoria Civic Center and many of the area’s key visitor attractions close by, including the Peoria Riverfront Museum, this stay is well positioned for exploring the city.

Courtyard Peoria Downtown, for exploring the city with ease

Courtyard Peoria Downtown
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You’ll be staying in the hub of downtown activity at this modern hotel. Take advantage of the free shuttle to explore the business and entertainment center of the city. You can also access the Peoria Civic Center via a skybridge, while the Peoria Riverfront is just a short walk away. To admire the city from the comfort of your room, opt for a one-bed suite, featuring a living room and kitchen with large windows on two sides.

Residence by Marriott Inn Peoria, for a cozy stay

Residence by Marriott Inn Peoria
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Book a two-bedroom suite to cozy up by your own fireplace at this hotel near the Northwoods Mall shopping center. If the weather is nice, enjoy the outdoor patio or shoot some hoops on the sports court. You can also bring your furry friends along for your stay, though they’ll have to hang in the room while you enjoy your free, hot breakfast. Located right off Interstate 74, the hotel is around 10 minutes’ drive from downtown and the riverfront.

Courtyard by Marriott Peoria, for shopping sprees

Courtyard by Marriott Peoria
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Within walking distance of Northwoods Mall and just minutes from the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, this warm and modern hotel is ideal for shopaholics. Fuel up on breakfast and Starbucks coffee in the on-site bistro before hitting the malls. On your return, there are plenty of places to chill, from the lounge bar and lobby media pods to the outdoor patio, complete with barbecue grills.

Mark Twain Hotel, for bookworms

Mark Twain Hotel
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Bookworms will love the Mark Twain Hotel, where the lobby library begs you to curl up in a brown leather armchair with a good read and a complimentary cup of coffee or cacao from locally owned Leaves ‘n Beans. Located in the heart of downtown Peoria, this boutique stay is an ideal base for exploring the city – don’t forget to take advantage of the free grab-and-go breakfast on your way out.

Staybridge Suites Peoria – Downtown, for longer stays

Staybridge Suites Peoria - Downtown
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Borrow a board game and find a quiet nook by the lobby’s double-sided fire at this downtown hotel. Casual comfort extends to the spacious suites, where cozy living areas and fully equipped kitchens make for convenient extended stays. Complimentary hot breakfast is served daily, while a free “social hour” with cocktails and appetizers is held on Mondays through Wednesdays. When you want to explore, make use of the free shuttle service to downtown Peoria, east Peoria and the airport.

GrandStay Peoria, for families

GrandStay Peoria, Illinois
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Located just off Route 6 and 40, to the north of Peoria, the GrandStay offers plenty of space for families to spread out. The sizable two- and three-bedroom suites come with full kitchens and separate living areas with fireplaces and full kitchens. Before exploring all that Peoria has to offer, get your day off on the right foot with the complimentary hot breakfast buffet. After a long day, the large indoor pool and whirlpool is the ideal place to relax.

Wingate by Wyndham Peoria, for exploring the north side of the city

Wingate by Wyndham Peoria
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If you’re looking to shop, then a stay at Wingate by Wyndham is the right fit – the hotel is located right next to the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Flying in? Make use of the hotel’s free shuttle service to and from Peoria International Airport. When you arrive, take a dip in the indoor pool and whirlpool before checking into your King Bed Suite.

Holiday Inn and Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie, for sports and shopping

Holiday Inn and Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
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Location is key for this Holiday Inn and Suites: you’ll be staying on the north side of Peoria in the Grand Prairie neighborhood, a popular dining and shopping area. Not in the mood for retail therapy? The Louisville Slugger Sports Complex is just 1mi (1.6km) away. On site, enjoy the indoor saline pool and grill restaurant, where you can grab breakfast and dinner or enjoy happy hour – plus, kids eat free.

Candlewood Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie, for a home away from home

Candlewood Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
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With a kitchenette and separate living and sleeping quarters, your room at Candlewood will feel like a home away from home. To help you settle in, there’s also a handy on-site convenience store, free guest laundry facilities, a 24-hour fitness center and a gazebo with a barbecue grill. You can bring your pets along to this extended stay hotel, too. Located right off Interstate 74, this property is also close to the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex and the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.

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