Last week I had the opportunity to visit the newly renovated Holiday Inn in Gurnee. Located on Grand Avenue across from Gurnee Mills Mall, the Holiday Inn is a 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with 210 rooms. This location features the largest indoor swimming pool in Lake County with an impressive depth of seven and a half feet. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, onsite laundry, a fitness center and complimentary shuttle service. The four conference rooms are state of the art with built in projectors and LED lighting built into the room that can display your choice of sixteen different colors.
The next stop was the onsite restaurant and lounge called Spice. With individual televisions in each booth attached to the bar, Spice truly is a unique dining experience. Offering hot breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service, Spice provides services for all meals of the day. Headed by a chef who formerly worked at the White House kitchen, Spice is an upscale dining experience with elegantly prepared dishes that will not disappoint. I had the pleasure of trying a full course meal that included a scrumptious salad (keep in mind I normally never eat greens), mouthwatering chicken breast with mash potatoes and cheese for the main entrée and for desert, cheesecake in a deep-fried shell with cinnamon drizzled over it that was to die for. Delicious!
The Holiday Inn in Gurnee is clean, attractive, updated, and should be considered for any traveler looking for a comfortable place to stay in Gurnee.