The Best Hotels to Book in Elgin, Illinois

Offering roomy suites with fully equipped kitchens, Candlewood Suites Elgin Northwest – Chicago is a great choice for self-caterers
Offering roomy suites with fully equipped kitchens, Candlewood Suites Elgin Northwest – Chicago is a great choice for self-caterers | Courtesy of Candlewood Suites Elgin Northwest – Chicago / Expedia
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Just 40 minutes northwest of Chicago, Elgin is often overshadowed by the Windy City. But if you’re in the area, it would be a shame to miss out on the charms of this City in the Suburbs. It’s close to O’Hare International Airport, and brimful of intriguing history – take a look at the beautiful Queen Anne homes, and the cobblestone residences put up by the first settlers. There’s nature, too – take a hike, or ride the bike trails, in Poplar Creek Preserve, beside the city. Whether you’re passing through or planning a longer stay, read on to discover the best hotels in Elgin – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago Northwest – Elgin, for the pool

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Room at Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago Northwest – Elgin
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This newly renovated hotel in Elgin is fit for every kind of traveler – from the boardroom to the ballroom, the seven event spaces are perfect for weddings, family reunions or other get-togethers. After an afternoon splashing around the largest indoor pool for miles, dine in at Bennigan’s bar and grill, where everything on the menu is prepared fresh daily. Indulge your sweet tooth with the legendary death by chocolate cake, or a handcrafted signature cocktail.

2. Hampton Inn Chicago Elgin / I-90, for fluffy beds

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Room at Hampton Inn Chicago Elgin / I-90
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At the junction between Route 31 north and I-90, you’ll find the Hampton Inn – and what a brilliantly convenient location for a road-trip pit stop – Chicago O’Hare airport is not even 30 minutes away, and the bright city lights of downtown Chicago sparkle in the not-too-far distance. Check in for surgically white beds piled with puffy pillows. But don’t turn in too soon – there’s an indoor pool, a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center to explore. Make the most of the complimentary continental breakfast served daily; if you’re in a rush, grab one of the complimentary brekkie bags before you hit the road, Jack.

3. Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Elgin, to be close to the airport

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Lounge at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Elgin
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First there’s the location, near the I-90, on which you’ll reach O’Hare International Airport in an easy 30 minutes. Then there’s the warm cookie you’re given at check-in, to eat next to a roaring fire in the lobby. With dashes of tartan and red bedspreads, rooms are crisp and easy on the eye – book the whirlpool suite for a special occasion with a special someone, or the one-bed suite for plenty of room for the whole family; children of 18 and under stay free with an adult. If you’re peckish, microwave popcorn in your suite, or hold out for the free breakfast, with croissants and coffee to fuel the day.

4. Comfort Suites, for extra-spacious rooms

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Room at Comfort Suites
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Spread out at Comfort Suites and you’ll enjoy 25 percent more space than other hotels in Elgin can deliver. The 78 rooms are warm and welcoming, in light champagne tones with pillow-top beds and designer bathroom products. If you’re driving, you’re quids in, as there’s free parking on site. Start your morning with fresh coffee and a side of daily news from one of the complimentary newspapers. Need printing facilities? The business center will keep you online and connected while you’re away.

5. Candlewood Suites Elgin Northwest – Chicago, for cool self-catering

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Room at Candlewood Suites Elgin Northwest – Chicago
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Make yourself at home in one of the 83 roomy suites at this hotel in Elgin. Home is where the heart is, so cook your favorite meal in your large, fully equipped kitchen fitted with stovetop, toaster and dishwasher. Rooms are functional but supremely comfortable. When a hankering for a coal-cooked steak hits, give the family a treat at the outdoor barbecue facility. Candlewood Suites offers same-day dry cleaning and 24/7 laundry service on site – just what you need for the perfect clean break.

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