Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection

1 Lakefront Dr., Zion, IL 60099 United States (USA)
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3.5 Star Property
42.42404-87.80655
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Local Attractions

AREA ATTRACTIONS LOCATION 1. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Gurnee, IL 1. Bristol Renaissance Faire Kenosha, WI 2. Button Room Museum Gurnee, IL 3. C & A Robot Factory Libertyville, IL 4. Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL 5. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House Zion, IL 6. Gold Pyramid House Wadsworth, IL 7. Great Lakes Naval Base Great Lakes, IL 8. Great Lakes Naval Museum Great Lakes, IL 9. Gurnee Mills Gurnee, IL 10. Illinois Beach State Park Zion, IL 11. Jelly Belly Center Pleasant Prairie, WI 12. Jump America, LLC Gurnee, IL 13. Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Club Kenosha, WI 14. Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm Waukegan, IL 15. Lake County Discovery Museum Wauconda, IL 16. Lake County Fairgrounds & Expo Center Grayslake, IL 17. Lambs Farm Libertyville, IL 18. Prime Outlets Pleasant Prairie, WI 19. Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, LLC Spring Grove, IL 20. Russell Military Museum Zion, IL

Verified Reviews of Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Lake Michigan five stars. Hotel 4/3 stars."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Staff was friendly, room was clean and accommodating, wi fi did not work, actual hotel setting is fair and needs some TLC, however the hotel location on Lake Michigan is your shining star. We attended a wedding here as well, I will let my daughter's review stand alone.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Aug 13 to Sat Aug 15 2020 at a $146.22 average nightly rate.
"Very dissatisfied. Room was not a partial water view and was a view of an ugly roof top. The A/C uni"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Very disappointed. The room was not a partial Waterview. It looked over an ugly tattered roof top with an AC/heating unit in the window which block the view. The bathroom floor was dirty in the bathroom. When housekeeping came they did not clean the sink or toilet or floor. They did not vacuum the rug. They did not replenish the coffee and took a cup of creams that we had put there so that we could enjoy coffee in the morning. We were up one night most of the night was slamming doors and loud noises from the hallway due to a wedding party being positioned on our floor. We complained twice to security to stop the noise it went on for quite some time. Overall found the hotel to be very dirty, including several times in the elevator with lots of water most likely from people going to and from the swimming pool.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 06 to Mon Sep 09 2019 at a $104.40 average nightly rate.
"Not what we expected."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The resort was not what we expected it to be. The scenery was nice, however the resort itself was not. Room was very outdated, we had bugs in our room, the tub was clogged. When someone came to fix it, they left the tub extremely dirty. I'll never return.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jun 06 to Fri Jun 07 2019 at a $134.51 average nightly rate.
"Poor Service"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
At checkout there was an unnecessary authorization of my parents card. ( I had already prepaid the room for their 25th year anniversary). When I contacted the front desk of the hotel,the clerk did not have a clear understanding of how the system worked. Will not return.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Jan-2016 Verified Review
"Bad Experience"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The room did not have a microwave and fridge and the bed was out of alignment and at checkout they were charging more money, with no reason.. Even though I had paid a week before online.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Jan-2016 Verified Review
"Older hotel, great location, efficient staff, good food & service."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Many updates to older facity, pool & workout rooms modern updates. Will stay here again
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Nov 07 to Fri Nov 08 2013 at a $68.44 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 168 guest reviews

Property Description

The Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection® is the only premiere resort hotel in the state that is nestled into the shimmering beaches of Lake Michigan offering its guests a unique experience, which no other hotel in the area can provide. Located just 40 minutes from both Chicago and Milwaukee, it is known for its rolling waves, sandy beaches, sumptuous food and lush accommodations set against the uniquely beautiful backdrop of a Lake Michigan sunrise. Resort guests can step out of the resort lobby and stroll along the beaches, enjoy playing in the waves or just lounge on the sand and soak up the sun. The expansive lobby features floor to ceiling windows displaying panoramic views of the beach below. Newly renovated guest rooms are comfortable and exude an art deco elegance that reflects the original styling of the resort with a distinctly modern feel. Guests can choose from several room styles with views of the state park or windows and balconies overlooking the lapping waves. The resort also offers guests excellent dining options at its Lakeside Restaurant and the opportunity to quench any thirst in the Sandpiper Lounge. The lobby features a business nook and gift shop for added convenience. Guests can take advantage of the fitness club with its impressive atrium style pool and hot tub made complete with exotic flowers and swaying palm trees. Ultimate relaxation can be achieved by scheduling a massage in the on-site spa. The resort features 92 newly renovated guest rooms and suites suited for any manner of occasion. As a popular wedding venue, vacation destination and group meeting venue, the Illinois Beach Resort captures the curiosity of thousands searching for a tropical beach retreat without the necessity of a passport.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 3
Rooms: 92
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 92
Handicap Rooms: 5
Suites: 4
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 18800 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 288 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11:00AM to 1:00AM
Pool Info:
Indoor Olympic pool is open from 5:30A to 9:30P.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 Hours
Nightly Parking: $00.
Typical Group Deposit: 10%
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 11.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00% (Banquet Functions Only)
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00% (Banquet Functions Only)
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00% (Banquet Functions Only)
Banquet Bartender Fees: 75.00 Per Function (1 Bartender - 100 guest)
Chef Attendant Fees: 75.00 Per Function (Carving or Omelete)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 14.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 18.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 24.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 40.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 35.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 29.00 Per Item (Charged by the gallon)

Amenities / Features


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Elevator
  • Internet - wireless
  • Office or business center
  • Fax available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Alarm clock
  • Ironing facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave in room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa

Airport & Shuttle Information

Illinois Beach Resort Airport Shuttle InformationThe resort is located exactly in between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and MilwaukeeGeneral Mitchell Airport. Chicago's O'Hare International is the closest major airport which is 41.04miles each way or 1 hour drive. General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, WI is 2nd closest airportwhich is 45 miles and 54 minute drive. The 3rd closest major airport is Midway which is 57.84 milesand 1 hour 23 minute drive.We reccommend American Taxi for all airport shuttle service. They keep the largest number of cabs thatservice the suburbs at all airports. Their rates are:O'Hare-$61Midway-$80Mitchell-$67Those rates include all surcharges. Your clients can book cars online prior to their flight. That is highly reccomended for Milwaukee.

Local Shuttle Info: Resort does not operate a shuttle and recommends USA Taxi which is local.

Breakfast Information

Lakeview Restaurant opens at 7:00A daily for Breakfast and offers full menu with prices starting at $1.75 up to $7.95.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotelâ??s discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.

Parking Info

Large parking lot big enough to accommodate buses, FREE parking

Internet / WiFI

Free WIFI through out entire hotel

About Best Western Premier Collection

  • Best Western Premier gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services
  • All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels
  • On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western Premier Collection highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality and Projections at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection

Rate fluctuations of Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection

The graph above is fluctuations of room rates for both our group rates and the lowest online individual prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 17.5% in the month of October 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $157 in the month of September 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection.

Feel free to use the Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Zion event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Grand Vista 68 x 48 x 12 3264200/25019025078607820/16500250--
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Grand Vista

This is the focal point of the resort featuring glass walls and breathtaking view of Lake Michigan.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3264 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
68 x 48 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
25+
Columns:
0
Windows:
25+
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental and Food and Beverage Minimums vary upon which space is selected.
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Grand Ballroom 70 x 50 x 9 3500224/28814018084608422/18350288--
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Grand Ballroom

Grand Ballroom can be subdivided into three rooms - Illinois, Lincoln and Wisconsin.Located in the lower level, the ballroom can have access to lower Terrace.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3500 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
70 x 50 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
25+
Columns:
4
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental and Food and Beverage Minimums vary upon which space is selected.
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Lakeview Ballroom 41 x 42 x 9 172264/80605030402011/910080--
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Lakeview Ballroom

Lakeview Room has the spectacular view of Lake Michigan.Located on the lower level, Lakeview Room can access the lower terrace.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1722 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
41 x 42 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
25+
Columns:
2
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental and Food and Beverage Minimums vary upon which space is selected.
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Great Lakes 53 x 18 x 9 93648/6036352344236/57560--
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Great Lakes

Great Lakes Room can subdivide into Two rooms - Michigan and Indiana.Located in the lower level, Great Lakes can access the lower terrace.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
936 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
53 x 18 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental and Food and Beverage Minimums vary upon which space is selected.
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FAQs about Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection

What time is check in?

Check in time is 03:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection have?

There are 92 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection?

Yes, they have 4 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection?

Lakeview Restaurant opens at 7:00A daily for Breakfast and offers full menu with prices starting at $1.75 up to $7.95.

What parking is available at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection?

Large parking lot big enough to accommodate buses, FREE parking

How much does internet cost?

Free WIFI through out entire hotel

Is there a pool at Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center BW Premier Collection?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Indoor Olympic pool is open from 5:30A to 9:30P..

Testimonials:

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"You found me a great hotel (which I would never have thought of), they told me who to contact, they even offered to help us get an upgrade...and after our stay, they got in touch to ask me how everything went. A really easy and professional service and it made our rugby trip successful - thank you!" D.P. - London, United Kingdom

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