The I Hotel, on the University of Illinois Campus, is the perfect place to stay during your visit to the college, or for that matter, any time you visit the Champaign-Urbana area.
Walk into the lobby of the I Hotel and you know you’ve chosen the right accommodations. The clean lines of the contemporary lobby furniture soften and invite you to sit and relax awhile, with throw pillows on the sofas, a flickering fire and a chess board tempting you to play.
Luxury continues in the 128 guest rooms, including two suites, with 32” flat screen LCD TVs, granite bathroom countertops, Italian leather headboards and footboards with pillow-top mattresses, and two comfy terry robes.
The I Café features Starbucks coffee, an assortment of juices, yogurt, pastries and panini. I ordered the ham, egg and cheese panini, swapping out provolone cheese for the Swiss. The crispy ridged toasted bread contrasting with the warm tender egg, flavorful ham, and gooey cheese made a delightful light breakfast sandwich.
If you prefer, the adjacent Houlihan’s serves full-service breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, as well as cocktails.
The attached I Conference Center, owned by the University of Illinois but operated by I Hotel, offers event space for everything from conferences to weddings.
If you stay at the I Hotel and Conference Center
The I Hotel and Conference Center, within walking distance of Memorial Stadium, is located at 1900 S First Street, Champaign, in the Research Park at the University of Illinois. Check I Hotel rates.
Disclosure: My stay at the I Hotel was hosted by the Champaign County CVB, but any opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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