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Bloomington Illinois Accommodations

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The Bloomington center is approximately the area of U.S. Cellular Coliseum and the area of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Welcome to Bloomington, a diverse urban stretch nestled along scenic Route 66 in the heart of Illinois. This Midwestern city has a wide range of hotels designed to suit every need, whether you're in town for a single night to catch a Bloomington Thunder hockey match or you're staying a full week or more at a luxury hotel near Museum Square while you explore Bloomington's rapidly growing art and theater scene. More from this guide...

Bloomington Hotels/Accommodations

Days Inn Bloomington Normal in Bloomington
+1-888-690-5281
1707 West Market St., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Cheap property
  • Nice continental breakfast
  • Approx. half of guests thought the air conditioning was adequate
Red Roof Inn - Bloomington
+1-800-230-4134
1905 West Market St., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites : 401 Brock Dr. 401 Brock Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Access to gym on-site
La Quinta Inn Bloomington / Normal in Bloomington
+1-888-690-5247
505 Brock Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Close to shopping
  • Shower can be a problem
Hyatt Place Bloomington / Normal 200 Broadway Ave., Normal, IL 61761 ~1.76 miles north of Bloomington
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hawthorn Suites by Wyhdam - Bloomington 1 Lyon Ciourt, Bloomington, IL 61701 Website
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 73 suites in property
Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel : 201 Broadway Ave. 201 Broadway Ave., Normal, IL 61761 ~1.79 miles north of Bloomington
  • Four star Convention Center property
  • 9 floors in hotel
  • Breakfast is average
  • Host included
Extended Stay America Bloomington Normal 1805 South Veterans Pkwy., Bloomington, IL 61702
  • Two-star Highway property
  • 101 rooms in hotel
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Most guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
Comfort Suites in Bloomington 910 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL 61705 Website
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 68 rooms in property
  • Clean rooms
  • Comfortable beds
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (West) - Bloomington 923 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Ramada Limited & Suites 919 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 24 suites in hotel
  • Continental breakfast was good
  • Minibar can be a problem
Doubletree Bloomington : 10 Brickyard Dr. 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 12 suites in property
  • Excellent breakfast
  • The majority of guests thought the building was wonderful
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Baymont Inn & Suites Bloomington : 604 1 / 2 I.a.a. Dr. 604 1 / 2 I.a.a. Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Pool is good
  • About half of guests said rooms were clean enough
Hampton Inn Bloomington West - Bloomington
+1-800-881-1523
906 Maple Hill Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • 3 star property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Very quiet
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Bloomington 1014 Wylie Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Every guests reviewed liked the proximity to shopping
  • Fair breakfast prices
Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West
+1-800-997-5149
1031 Wylie Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 81 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • Keys did not work
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington 1801 Eastland Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Every guests reviewed were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • All guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Super 8 Motel Bloomington : 818 Iaa Dr. 818 Iaa Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701
  • 2-star Airport property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Quality Inn & Suites - Bloomington 1803 East Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704 Website
  • Economical hotel
  • Hotel has 88 rooms
  • Rooms are ok
  • Amenities are not the best
Hampton Inn & Suites - Normal 320 South Towanda Ave., Normal, IL 61761 ~2.39 miles northeast of Bloomington
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00pm
  • Pleasant entrance area
  • Spacious rooms
From$67
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Residence Inn Bloomin Marriott : 2160 Ireland Grove Rd.
+1-888-305-3366
2160 Ireland Grove Rd., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 100 suites
The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center 1601 Jumer Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 180 rooms in hotel
  • The majority of guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Great service
From$40
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Howard Johnson Bloomington Normal - Normal
+1-888-283-3404
101 Veterans Pkwy., Normal, IL 61761 ~2.79 miles northeast of Bloomington
  • Cheap Rural property
  • Free breakfast
Candlewood Suites Bloomington 203 Susan Dr., Normal, IL 61704 ~2.98 miles northeast of Bloomington
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$69
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 2403 East Empire St., Bloomington, IL 61704
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
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Located 120 miles southwest of Chicago, Bloomington covers slightly more than 22 square miles and serves as the county seat of McLean County, the largest county in Illinois. Due to their close proximity, Bloomington and its twin city Normal are often referred to as the Bloomington-Normal Metropolitan Area.

Bloomington has a rich history that dates back to July 4, 1831, when hopeful pioneers purchased lots during a land auction that sold off sections of a 60-acre plot donated by Bloomington's biggest supporter of the day, James Allin. Soon, this small settlement became a rapidly growing center of commerce, and many historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln, conducted business here.

No longer a rustic frontier town, today's Bloomington is a sophisticated metropolis that offers visitors ample opportunities for fun and relaxation with activities that vary from paintball and arena football to art exhibits, jazz ensembles, and a month-long Shakespeare festival. Regardless of what brings you to Bloomington, finding the right hotel in a location close to everything you'd like to see and do will allow you to better enjoy everything this vital region has to offer.

When to Visit Bloomington, IL

Early fall and late spring are beautiful in Bloomington. The average weather is sunny with mild temperatures and low humidity so you can fully enjoy all the outdoor activities this city has to offer. Whether you hit the greens at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course or spend the afternoon wandering through Miller Park Zoo with your family, you won't need more than a light jacket most days.

Spring and fall are also when most prospective college students and their families tour Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, so the most affordable rooms can book up quickly, and the rates usually rise with the increased demand. If you'd like to visit Bloomington during these times, make your hotel reservations early to get the best prices.

Summer in Bloomington is hot and humid, especially in August, but that doesn't stop tourists from descending on the city as the annual Illinois Shakespeare Festival gets under way. Between shows, guests can soak up even more culture at one of the many local art galleries or take a break from more intellectual pursuits at the nearby Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum. With so much to do and see, this is still peak season for Bloomington area hotels, so plan accordingly with early reservations to avoid higher rates.

Due to the colder, more unpredictable weather, winter is the most affordable and least crowded time to visit Bloomington. Snow is always a possibility, so bring your cold-weather gear or plan to spend most of your time inside. Use the money you save on the lower room rates to buy a family heirloom from Cydney's Antiques or by upgrading your stay to a luxury hotel with all the amenities.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Bloomington, IL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Bloomington

Bloomington by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Bloomington, IL. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective dates to stay in Bloomington for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Bloomington, IL

4 Star Average Prices: $119.88

If you're planning to splurge during your stay in Bloomington, book your stay in one of the area's high-end hotels. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a stylish property located less than two miles from the city center. The staff is friendly but unobtrusive, and offers concierge services and amenities like fresh cookies at check-in, complimentary newspapers, and free transportation to and from the airport and train station. Choose from an individual room or a suite, many of which include fireplaces, whirlpool baths and roll-in showers for disabled guests. The breakfast banquet is a real feast, and they allow pets for an additional fee.

The Residence Inn by Marriott is better than a home away from home if you're planning to spend more than a few days in Bloomington. This is an all-suite, luxury hotel with accommodations that vary from studio size to full, two-bedroom apartments. Premium features include fireplaces, pillow-top beds, flat-screen televisions, and spa tubs. Indoors, when not enjoying the pool or sauna, guests can make new connections at the nightly social hour or partake in a cocktail at the onsite bar. A barbecue and picnic area complete with a fire pit is available for either individual or group use.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Bloomington

Affordable Hotel Options in Bloomington, IL

3 Star Average Prices: $94.41

If you're looking for an affordable hotel for your stay in Bloomington, there are plenty of choices. Located close to the Miller Park Zoo and both local universities, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham charges budget-friendly rates while still offering several upscale amenities like an indoor pool, room service, and an onsite bar. This hotel can also help you stretch your funds with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast, but thrifty guests can reserve a room with a full kitchenette and dine in during their entire stay to save even more.

A clean, no-frills hotel, The Red Roof Inn of Bloomington is a great choice if you plan to spend most of your time seeing the sights instead of lounging in your room. This hotel has one of the best rates in the area, and it's conveniently located near I-75 and I-54, within easy driving distance of the city center and all major attractions. They have plenty of parking even if you're driving a big recreational vehicle, and pet-friendly rooms as well as all your basic amenities like free coffee, tea, breakfast, and Wi-Fi.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Bloomington

2 Star Average Prices: $66.32

2 Star Hotel Prices in Bloomington

Where are the real discounts in Bloomington

If you belong to a qualifying group, you could receive a substantial discount when booking a room at a Bloomington hotel. Quality Inn & Suites, located near US Cellular Coliseum, gives a 10 percent discount on selected rooms to AAA and AARP members, while active members of the military and government employees receive a 7 percent discount. Standard room features include comfortable beds, refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs, and guests can help themselves to complimentary coffee, tea, and newspapers in the lobby. Quality Inn & Suites also has an indoor pool and hot tub, limited room service, and plenty of parking.

The Hampton Inn Bloomington West also gives AAA members a 10 percent discount. Located near the Miller Park Zoo, the Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores, and Illinois Wesleyan University, this hotel puts you within minutes of most major attractions. Don't let this hotel's spacious rooms, large indoor pool, and fitness center tempt you to stay in so long you don't get a chance to see all the local sights. A free hot and cold breakfast buffet is available for early risers with to-go bags for guests who are in a rush. Late risers will appreciate the black-out curtains that come standard in every room.

Best Value Options in Bloomington, IL

If you're looking for a mid-range hotel that will give you the most for your money, Bloomington has plenty to choose from. Located near the Redbird Arena, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott features a sleek, modern look. Individual rooms are spacious, but when you book a full suite, you'll have a separate living area, office space, and bedroom to stretch out in. After you're finished exploring Bloomington for the day, curl up on the pillow-top mattress for a restful night's sleep. In the morning, piping hot coffee and a full breakfast bar will be waiting, compliments of the Fairfield Inn staff.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is another good choice for value-minded visitors to Bloomington. Located close to the Children's Discovery Museum and the Weibring Golf Club, this hotel features an extra-large indoor pool as well as a fully-equipped fitness center. The well-appointed rooms include free wired and wireless Internet connections, soaking tubs, and premium toiletries, but guests can upgrade to include an in-room whirlpool tub if they like. A free children's club is available for busy families, as well as roomy parking that can handle everything from a large recreational vehicle to a big rig.

Best Places to Eat in Bloomington, IL

Once you've settled into your hotel room, it might be hard to leave, but most Bloomington visitors will want to dine out at least once during their stay. This area has something to satisfy every appetite, whether you prefer local cuisine, ethnic food, or the consistent familiarity of chain restaurants.

At Meatheads on Veterans Parkway, the Original Meathead Burger is a delicious creation made from 100 percent Black Angus beef with generous toppings, but the Cajun fries with extra cheese sauce are truly special. Reality Bites on Main Street is a trendy, small-plate eatery that mixes exceptional cocktails and pairs them with the perfect selection of tapas for a lunch, dinner, or late-night snack that you'll remember fondly long after leaving Bloomington.

Whether you're staying in downtown Bloomington in a boutique hotel or spending your time in more affordable accommodations closer to the airport or train station, you'll enjoy your time in this Illinois city. There's plenty for you and your entire family to see and do while you're here.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Bloomington, IL

Below are reviews of the city of Bloomington, IL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Very Clean and Friendly "
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Bloomington is very clean and friendly.

Debra L., from 01-Aug-2016
"Illinois State University"
Score 4.0 / 5

The town was pretty boring, I had a great time at the university.

Martia S., from 23-Apr-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Bloomington, IL shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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