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.
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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.
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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 hotel’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.
“Beautiful and superb location”
By Tami K
Highly recommend! Quiet location, beautiful surroundings, easy to find and great location for enjoying Chicago. The hotel has a lot of amenities and plenty of local options for meals and shopping...
I stayed here for a class reunion. The rooms have been remodeled since I stayed there & WiFi worked better. Upon entering the room I attempted to turn TV on & didn’t work so went to the phone to call...
We stayed here for a getaway night with our young grandkids. Overall the resort is pretty decent, though the word Resort might be a little strong. It's clean, the staff was very nice but the place is...
Restaurant on-site, Lakeside Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast available for a fee
Cocktail lounge. Relax and enjoy some cocktails in our inviting on-site Sandpiper Lounge.
Indoor pool, heated, Olympic size
Spa, dry sauna and whirlpool tub
Massage services, available by appointment only.
Tanning beds, available by appointment only.
Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., free
Weight lifting equipment
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff, English, Spanish
Late check out
Game room. Our arcade features over 10 video games and a pool table.
Children's activities. Game room and arcade on-site.
Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free
Computer modem hookups
Audio/visual equipment and services
Wedding services. We have a full service wedding planning staff available to plan the event of your dreams.
Meeting facilities. Grand Vista Patio: 799 square feet, holds up to 70 guests. Lakeview Room: 1764 square feet, holds up to 125 guests. Great Lakes: 954 square feet, holds up to 60 guests. Rooms can be arranged in various styles.
Banquet facilities. Marquette Room: 630 square feet, holds up to 40 guests. Harbour Room: 304 square feet, holds up to 20 guests. Rooms can be arranged in various styles.
Conference facilities. Marquette Room: 630 square feet, holds up to 40 guests. Harbour Room: 304 square feet, holds up to 20 guests. Rooms can be arranged in various styles.
Ballroom. Grand Vista Ballroom: 2448 square feet, holds up to 240 guests. Grand Ballroom: 3500 square feet, holds up to 270 guests. Grand Pavilion: outdoor tent, 3200 square feet, holds up to 260 guests. Rooms can be arranged in various styles.
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Ice/vending machines. Soda vending machines on all guest room floors. Ice machines located on first and third floors only
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
AM/FM alarm clock
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area available, in all king rooms and suites.
High-speed Internet access
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Adjoining rooms available
Park and Lake views available upon request, additional charges may apply