Posted Nov 5, 2016
First night the room was smelly and bath towels were like well used hand towel. They changed our room and it was much better. Without a car, taxi was needed but at Marketplace there were buses and there was a bus service next to Marketplace Mall but never learned about the schedule or where it went. There are many more bus companies serving Champaign/Urbana U of I campus (Chicago Bus, Peoria Charter) and more which are not mention by Trip Advisor as there are many students going home for the weekend to Chicago. But only the Illini shuttle to O'Hare. Greyhound has very early morning to O'Hare and there is Amtrak, but connections to O'Hare by rail are two blocks away and steep stairs down to the train are really antiquated and sidewalks are broken showing the city has poor planning for travelers compared to Europe or China.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 5, 2016 by Red Roof Inn Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We had an event this weekend and all hotel prices were high her in the area but we did stay below price of all other hotels. I am glad that the owner was able to help you get your tickets for the Illini Shuttle. I wish we had control over the bus services as well as trains but I am sorry we don't. Have a safe flight home.