Our accessible location near the University of Illinois main campus makes the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Champaign, IL an ideal place to stay for visiting parents or fans of the Fighting Illini sports teams. Be sure to indulge in the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast before hopping aboard our free shuttle. Our driver is happy to zip guests to nearby attractions like the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center.
Release some energy after a day of museum tours by exercising in our on-site fitness center, featuring top-notch Nautilus equipment. After you work out, unwind with a refreshing dip in the indoor pool. Ready to experience the city? You can take advantage of our free shuttle service to explore the area. When you return to the hotel after a busy day, reward yourself by grabbing a couple of free cookies in the lobby. Key amenities include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Each of our rooms and suites features free high-speed Internet access so you can catch up on email and social media in comfort. You can also curl up with the kids to take advantage of your room’s DIRECTV package with free HBO. In the morning, brew a pot of complimentary coffee and give yourself an energy boost before going on a shopping spree at Market Place Shopping Center. Rooms include the following:
Got a big group coming in for the football game? Ask about booking a King Suite or adjoining rooms for extra space.
Bars & Restaurants
Before you head out for a campus tour, be sure to fuel up with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Start the day your way with an array of tasty items like Belgian waffles, yogurt and bagels.
When lunch or dinner rolls around, you can easily reach plenty of family-friendly restaurants like Chili’s and Bob Evans, both located within a mile of the hotel.
Things to Do in Champaign
An easy eight-minute drive from the University of Illinois, our hotel places you near the college's intriguing culture-driven venues, like the Krannert Art Museum and the Japan House. Other key city destinations include:
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum – A quick six-minute drive from the hotel, this timeless museum allows children ages 10 and younger to experience the wonders of science by interacting with hands-on exhibits.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium – Journey into outer space by exploring stars and constellations at this impressive planetarium on the grounds of Parkland College, just a nine-minute drive away.
Champaign County History Museum – As our guest, you’re just six minutes away from this eye-opening history museum, housed in the city’s oldest building. Peruse the many exhibits and artifacts that tell the tale of this Central Illinois community.
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Plan Your Next Group Visit
If you and your crew of Fighting Illini fans are coming into town, check into the Country Inn & Suites for affordable group accommodations. Prepare for the game by indulging in the hotel’s complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, and take advantage of the free high-speed Internet access to brag about your team’s victory on social media.
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