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Waukegan hotels and places to stay

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
3 out of 5
4101 Fountain Square Pl, Waukegan, IL
The price is $122 per night
3.34 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,173 reviews)

"The staff was pleasant and attentive as could be. By far the best Marriott suite experience I've had, period."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
Executive Inn and Suites
1.5 out of 5
680 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL
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The price is $66 per night
2.4 mi from city center
2.7/5 (121 reviews)

"Very friendly and nice hosts. The room was very big and nice. Good price"…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Executive Inn and Suites
Travelodge by Wyndham Waukegan Gurnee
2 out of 5
3633 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night
2.68 mi from city center
2.4/5 (375 reviews)

"Good toilet paper and bad small breakfast options."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Waukegan Gurnee
Motel 6 Waukegan IL
2 out of 5
31 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $53 per night
1.57 mi from city center
2.8/5 (268 reviews)

"I don't know how I was noisy . But we were quite. Light in bathroom flickered on and off."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Motel 6 Waukegan IL
Residence Inn by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee
3 out of 5
1440 S White Oak Dr, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night
3.61 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (521 reviews)

"I enjoyed the courteous of the people and willingness to help. Everything was close by and rooms were comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee
Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee
3 out of 5
3800 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night
3.06 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (834 reviews)

"I came to this location because of the Navy graduation held on 3/6/2020. Your staff was excellent and had a great attitude. Kudos to your staff and thank you for your friendliness"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes
2 out of 5
619 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night
2.29 mi from city center
3.4/5 (340 reviews)

"It was clove to navy base and restaurant right next door so very convenient and all was going very until our last day my husband woke up with what look like bed bugs bites on his leg and shoulder, i brought it up to persons at front desk but, I don’t know if they cared"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Waukegan Gurnee
2 out of 5
411 S. Greenbay Road, Waukegan, IL
The price is $70 per night
2 mi from city center
2.7/5 (286 reviews)
My stay

"Customer service the staff in general is amazing very very helpful very very friendly very accommodating! On another note ... a little updating would do that hotel wonders, ie newer towels Newark carpet newer paint ECT. But other than that it was a good stay for the money"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Waukegan Gurnee
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Waukegan
2.5 out of 5
438 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
3.39 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (331 reviews)

"It was very comfortable and clean, I loved 2nd shift and 3rd shift staff!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Waukegan
Candlewood Suites Chicago-Waukegan
2.5 out of 5
1151 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $78 per night
3.37 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (680 reviews)

"We really enjoyed having the refrigerator, microwave, and the stove. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

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Visiting Waukegan

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Waukegan, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, theme park, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its restaurants, theaters, and entertainment choices. A top sight in the area is Six Flags Great America.

  • You'll find 1206 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Chicago
  • The closest major airport is in Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional), 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Waukegan

Well known for its theaters, the city's cultural venues include Urban Edge Gallery, Genesee Theater, and Three Brothers Theatre. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Jack Benny Center for the Arts and Visual Arts Center.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 15 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Waukegan. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Residence Inn by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and overall value.
  • Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and WiFi.

One of the popular sights in the surrounding area is Six Flags Great America, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the heart of the city.

Getting Around Waukegan

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Waukegan Station. Waukegan may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Waukegan

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 50°F and the nighttime average to be 15°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 81°F during the day and 33°F at night
  • July through September averages 82°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 67°F during the day and 16°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Waukegan is 34.09 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 17°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Waukegan?
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Waukegan is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Residence Inn by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee and Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Waukegan, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Waukegan.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Waukegan?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Waukegan, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Waukegan?
Based on reviews, Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Ramada by Wyndham Waukegan/great Lakes and Red Roof Inn Gurnee - Waukegan.
What's the best place to stay for families in Waukegan?
Residence Inn by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free parking. Other choices to stay with the kids include HomeTowne Studios Chicago - Waukegan and Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Waukegan Gurnee. Attractions in the area like Six Flags Great America and Lake County Fairgrounds are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Waukegan?
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features an indoor pool and a bar.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Waukegan?
Candlewood Suites Chicago-Waukegan is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a 24-hour fitness center and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Waukegan Gurnee and Travelodge by Wyndham Waukegan Gurnee.
Where is the best place to stay near Genesee Theater?
Red Roof Inn Gurnee - Waukegan is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. It’s located 2.5 mi (4 km) from Genesee Theater. Other good choices within 5 miles include Howard Johnson by Wyndham Waukegan Great Lakes and Fairbridge Inn Express.
What about the best place to stay near Bonnie Brook Golf Course?
One of the top choices for your stay is Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Bonnie Brook Golf Course, and this 3-star resort offers 6 indoor pools and a free water park. Travelodge by Wyndham Waukegan Gurnee and Fairbridge Inn Express are other good choices within 5 miles.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Waukegan?
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Waukegan is a top 3-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Head to Simmons Island Beach or North Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Waukegan?
Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee is a 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an indoor pool, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. You can tee off at Bonnie Brook Golf Course during your trip.
What are some accommodations with pools in Waukegan?
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Courtyard Chicago Waukegan Gurnee and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan.

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