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Zion Illinois Hotels & Motels

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The Zion center is around 6 miles northeast of European Art Co and 6 miles northeast of Vista Work Power Center.

Along Lake Michigan's north shore, Zion, Illinois, is graced with a gorgeous state park, the Great Lakes' largest marina, and miles of trails along the Upper Des Plains River. A small city with an interesting history, Zion is a quiet, quaint destination for travelers but is still only 40 minutes from Chicago. More from this guide...

Zion Hotels & Accommodations

The Inn at Market Square - Zion
+1-888-690-5247
2723 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL 60099
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Beds comfortable
  • Room is all right
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Zion Il in Zion
+1-888-305-3366
1100 33rd St., Zion, IL 60099
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 33 suites in hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham Waukegan Gurnee : 3633 North Lewis Ave.
+1-800-881-1523
3633 North Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60087 ~1.95 miles southwest of Zion
  • 2 star property
Illinois Beach Hotel BW Premier Collection : 1 Lakefront Dr.
+1-888-283-3404
1 Lakefront Dr., Zion, IL 60099
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center in Zion
+1-866-221-8581
1 Lake Front Dr., Zion, IL 60099
  • Three Star Convention Center property
  • 4 suites in property
The Lotus Suites at Midlane Golf Resort
+1-866-429-5787
4601 Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth, IL 60083 ~4.37 miles west of Zion
  • 3-star Golf Course hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Beautiful rooms
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Rodeway Inn - Waukegan
+1-888-690-5281
630 North Green Bay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~5.60 miles southwest of Zion
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Hotel has 60 rooms
  • All guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • Terrible amenities
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Fairbridge Inn Express in Gurnee
+1-888-690-5247
3732 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~5.78 miles southwest of Zion
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$35
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Ramada Waukegan Gurnee - Waukegan
+1-888-305-3366
200 North Greenbay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~5.97 miles south of Zion
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Most guests didn't like the management
  • No maintenance man
Motel 6 Waukegan Il - Waukegan
+1-800-881-1523
31 North Green Bay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~6.06 miles south of Zion
  • Low Cost hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Waukegan / Gurnee in Waukegan
+1-888-283-3404
411 South Greenbay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~6.56 miles south of Zion
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • 14 suites in hotel
Country Inn & Suites
+1-866-221-8581
5420 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~6.64 miles southwest of Zion
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Excellent location
From$75
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Super 8 by Wyndham Gurnee
+1-866-429-5787
5520 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~6.78 miles southwest of Zion
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
From$60
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Baymont Inn & Suites - Gurnee
+1-888-690-5281
5430 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~6.80 miles southwest of Zion
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Air conditioner was not working
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
From$69
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Hampton Inn Chicago Gurnee : 5550 Grand Ave.
+1-888-690-5247
5550 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 Website ~6.81 miles southwest of Zion
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Updated lobby
  • Hot breakfast was pretty decent
From$71
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Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee : 1700 Nations Dr.
+1-888-305-3366
1700 Nations Dr., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~6.84 miles southwest of Zion
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Beds need improvement
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
Howard Johnson Waukegan / Great Lakes
+1-800-881-1523
619 South Green Bay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~6.85 miles south of Zion
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Red Roof Inn Waukegan / Gurnee
+1-888-283-3404
3031 Belvidere Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~6.86 miles south of Zion
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Service is ok
  • Friendly costumer service
From$45
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Executive Inn & Suites Waukegan in Waukegan
+1-866-221-8581
680 South Green Bay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~6.92 miles south of Zion
  • Three Star property
  • 32 rooms in hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Gurnee
+1-866-429-5787
5688 Northridge Dr., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~7.06 miles southwest of Zion
  • Economical Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Rooms are ok
From$57
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Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center : 6161 West Grand Ave.
+1-888-690-5281
6161 West Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~7.06 miles southwest of Zion
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 210 rooms
  • Good shuttle service
  • Food could be better
From$76
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Wingate by Wyndham Gurnee
+1-888-690-5247
6090 Gurnee Mills Cir East, Gurnee, IL 60031 ~7.06 miles southwest of Zion
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
From$42
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Comfort Inn in Gurnee
+1-888-305-3366
6080 Gurnee Mills Circle East, Gurnee, IL 60031 ~7.10 miles southwest of Zion
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$60
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Courtyard by Marriott Waukegan / Gurnee : 3800 Northpoint Blvd.
+1-800-881-1523
3800 Northpoint Blvd., Waukegan, IL 60085 ~7.37 miles southwest of Zion
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$80
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Extended Stay America Chicago Gurnee : 5724 Northpoint Blvd.
+1-888-283-3404
5724 Northpoint Blvd., Gurnee, IL 60031 ~7.44 miles southwest of Zion
  • Economical Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Lack of breakfast selection
  • Most guests said rooms were big enough
From$49
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Zion, IL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Zion hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The city was founded in 1901 by John Alexander Dowie, a Congregational Church minister and spiritual healer who started the Shiloh Tabernacle of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion. The church was huge, seating 8,000 people, well over the population of Zion at the time. The city's name comes from Mount Zion, Israel.

Dowie planned the city to be based on racial equality and Christian ethics. Zion had a theocratic government, and virtually all streets had biblical names. The church-run Zion Industries comprised about 20 businesses. Among them were the Baking Division and the Candy Division, which produced the popular Zion Fig Pie (the fig was chosen because of its appearance in the Bible) until the early 1950s. The church ceased governing the city In the mid-1930s, and the city welcomed new churches and private businesses. The Baking Division was the longest-running division of Zion Industries, closing in 1988.

The Zion Lace Factory, one of the early businesses in the city, was the first lace factory in the United States. Dowie moved the factory from Nottingham, England, including bringing lace workers and their families to the United States.

When to Visit Zion, Illinois

The best time to visit Zion is during the summer months when temperatures are warm and outdoor activities in the area are plentiful. The warm season goes from June to mid-September, with an average high around 71 degrees. Hotel prices will be at their highest at this time, but you can score lower room rates by booking early and taking advantage of discounts. If you're seeking warm days on the beach with low chances of rain, plan your visit between early June and mid-August.

You can save a little on hotel costs while also enjoying comfortable temps by choosing to travel to Zion late in spring or early in fall. The cold season begins in December and goes through early March, with average highs around 41 degrees. This would be the least popular time to visit, but you could save big on lodging.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Zion

Zion, IL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Zion, IL. Browse these charts to calculate the most cost effective time to book in Zion for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Zion

4 Star Average Prices: $128.71

For a lush stay, choose the Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center. The only hotel in Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan, it's within Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park. Spacious rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room coffee and tea. Televisions provide premium cable channels, and you'll enjoy free Wi-Fi and newspapers. The hotel has a restaurant with gorgeous views, a pool, whirlpool, sauna, and business center. You don't have to leave the grounds to enjoy the scenery, as the hotel has a private garden. All of these options do not even include all the activities you can enjoy within the state park!

Maybe the beach isn't your cup of tea. Consider the Inn at Market Square, a new hotel in Zion with elegant accommodations in the heart of the city where you can enjoy shopping and leisure activities. Rooms and suites are spacious, and some include balconies. The suites offer dining areas and wet bars; some have fireplaces, full kitchens, and whirlpool or claw-foot tubs. The hotel has a restaurant, cafe, and bar. Amenities include mini fridges, microwaves, in-room Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon at the spa or get some exercise at the fitness center.

If you're in the area on business, you can't beat the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest, which is 14 miles away from Zion. The placement keeps you between the relative peace and quiet of Zion and the hustle and bustle of Chicago — convenient if you want to mix business and relaxation. You'll be a mile from Conway Farms Golf Club and about 9 miles from Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Each of the 170 spacious, well-appointed rooms features a large work desk with two phones, each with two lines, that are equipped with voicemail. You'll also have access to a 24-hour business center, indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Free Wi-Fi will keep you connected. When you're busy at the desk with phone calls, you can grab food and drinks from your in-room refrigerator and make coffee in the in-room coffee maker. The hotel offers a restaurant, laundry facilities, and free newspapers.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Zion

Affordable Hotels in Zion

3 Star Average Prices: $113.34

If you're traveling on a tight budget, you'll want to save money on your hotel room. Super 8 by Wyndham Gurnee is less than 7 miles from the Zion city center and offers comfort and a pleasant stay at a low price. The hotel has an indoor pool, an in-room whirlpool tub and provides free continental breakfast. Rooms have mini fridges and microwaves, televisions with premium cable channels, free Wi-Fi, and in-room coffee and tea. For golfers on a budget, there's a course within 5 miles.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Zion IL provides an indoor pool, spa tub, game room, and a 24-hour health club. A free buffet breakfast is served each day. At this pet -friendly hotel rooms are equipped with desks, mini fridges, and microwaves, along with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. At Country Inn & Suites, you're just 10 miles away from the family fun at Six Flags Great America.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Zion

2 Star Average Prices: $66.40

2 Star Hotel Prices in Zion

Zion: Real Discounts

The Lotus Suites at Midlane Golf Resort in Wadsworth, 4 miles from Zion, offers discounts to government employees and members of the military. When you stay at this luxurious location, you'll be right next to a golf course and near Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall and Six Flags Great America. An indoor pool and spa tab will revitalize you, and you can relax in the lobby in front of the fireplace. Rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, and LCD televisions.

In nearby Decatur, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Decatur offers senior, government/military, and AAA discounts. You can also stay within your budget by keeping food in the mini fridge and using the microwave. The hotel offers a free buffet breakfast and free newspapers. The rooms have flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and desks. You'll be just a few minutes from the Children's Museum of Illinois and Scoville Zoo.

The Best Western Executive Inn in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is 10 miles from Zion and offers discounts for seniors, military members, and government. The hotel features plenty of features for business travelers and families, from a pool table to an indoor pool, and you can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. In your room, you'll find 32-inch LED TVs, desks, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and serves a free buffet breakfast each day.

Top Hotels in Zion

Some of the best hotels in the Zion area give you impressive amenities along with value for a pleasant and relaxing stay that will keep you on budget. Howard Johnson Waukegan / Great Lakes in Waukegan is perfect for families, as it's just 3 miles from Six Flags Great America. Shop at the Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall, which has top brands at bargain prices, or take up a show at the Genesee Theater. A restaurant is steps away from the hotel, but if you're in the mood to stay inside, rooms have microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, and HD TVs.

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott in Pleasant Prairie is perfect for shopping enthusiasts, as it's adjacent to Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet Mall. The hotel has a pool and fitness center and serves a hearty free breakfast each day. Rooms have mini fridges and microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and in-room coffee and tea. Suites provide separate areas for sleeping, living, and working.

Things to Do in Zion

With a population of about 24,000, Zion is not a big city, but there's plenty to do, starting with great outdoor activities. Don't miss Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park, which features fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking, along with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and hundreds of plant species. The park covers more than 4,000 acres and is separated into north and south units. The North Point Marina is at the park's north beach and is the newest and largest marina in the state.

If you'd like to explore Zion's early history, visit the Shiloh House, a 25-room Swiss Chalet mansion that was the home of the city's founder and is now its museum. Many personal belongings of Dowie are displayed in the house, along with many of the original elements of the house. Samples of lace and tools from the Zion Lace Factory are among the many items on display.

The Platen Press Museum, featuring the collection of Paul Aken, features Platen presses, bindery equipment, Linotype machines, and much more. The museum, which is lovingly run by Aken, is open by appointment or by chance, so if you want to stop by and experience the history of printing, call ahead at 847-746-8170.

Annual events in Zion include the Zion Passion Play, performed since the 1930s, and Jubilee Days, which celebrates the harvest over the Labor Day weekend.

Zion, Illinois, offers a relaxing, picturesque setting along Lake Michigan that will always make your vacation a time to remember. Whether you're in Zion for the history, the outdoors, shopping, golf, or simply the relaxation, there's something for everyone in this charming city.

What did travelers think of the city of Zion?

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

"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was a nice little town with some interesting shops and nice people. We enjoyed Shiloh House/Museum. There were nice parks. There wasn't a huge selection of places to eat but we enjoyed the ones we did eat at. Zion has an interesting history and it is a pleasant train ride into Chicago and a nice drive to surrounding towns and attractions.

Linda J D., from 21-Jun-2018
The average traveler rating of the city of Zion, IL shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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