Naperville is a community which values good hospitality. It welcomes visitors from near and far and does its best to make sure that their visits are both pleasant and memorable. A wide variety of hotels allow everyone to find accommodations that fit their needs, preferences and wallets.
Best Western Naperville
Pleasant surprises come in all sizes.
The 102-room Best Western Naperville at 1617 Naperville-Wheaton Rd. is a longtime community fixture that was totally gutted and rebuilt in 2017. In so doing, the owners transformed it from a “grandma and grandpa place,” said Maripat Oliver, director of sales, to an updated and stylish inn.
Generously-sized rooms feature either king or queen-sized beds, desks, microwaves and refrigerators and some even include whirlpool tubs. Second- and third-floor rooms open onto interior hallways and are popular with groups while first-floor rooms open directly outside and are perfect for the elderly, smokers and pet owners, Oliver said.
There are also two oversized suites that are popular with bridal parties and other groups. “We even do special little touches in those specialty rooms like towels folded to look like swans – just like on a cruise ship,” she said.
The Best Western also includes a gathering space with flat-screen televisions where a hot breakfast is served free daily; a fully-loaded exercise room with updated machines; self-service laundry facilities; and a meeting room.
“This is a wonderful place for groups or for individuals in town on business or visiting local residents,” Oliver said, “and we are surrounded by great restaurants at all price points, including – right across the parking lot – MingHin, the best and biggest Dim sum restaurant in the Chicago area, which specializes in traditional and contemporary Cantonese food.”
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
The Country Inn & Suites at 1837 Centre Point Cir. is a comfortable, homey place to reside while visiting Naperville.
Built in the late 1980s, it is currently being completely renovated floor-by-floor while remaining open for business. The hallways and all 143 rooms, including the 36 suites, are progressively getting new carpeting and décor and the guest rooms are also getting new furniture, beds and bathrooms.
When the process is complete next June, the hotel will become a Holiday Inn Express, said Jay Patel, general manager.
The property offers guests an indoor pool, a fitness center, a lovely outdoor courtyard, a board room for business meetings and a 2,000-square-foot meeting room for larger groups. There is also a den off of the lobby that features a fireplace and game table and guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast every morning.
This hotel is particularly popular with family groups, wedding parties and business groups. A shuttle will transport guests wherever they wish within a five-mile radius and there are approximately 20 wonderful restaurants within walking distance at Freedom Commons, Patel said.
Chicago Marriott Naperville
The seven-story Chicago Marriott Naperville hotel at 1801 N. Naper Blvd. with its 424 rooms, restaurant and ample meeting/banquet facilities opened in 2012. It has been a favorite for business travelers, wedding guests and others ever since, said Dan Gustafson, general manager.
The high-end, full-service facility offers two large hospitality suites, 44 smaller suites and nearly 380 beautiful guest rooms, each of which offer two queen beds or one king-sized bed.
Auxiliary facilities within the hotel include a 24/7 exercise facility, an indoor pool/spa/whirlpool (open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily), meeting/banquet rooms (which are popular for business gatherings, funeral lunches, bar and bat mitzvahs and weddings), a grand ballroom, The Artisan Table restaurant, a lobby bar equipped with large televisions and a Starbucks coffee shop in the lobby.
Additional services include room service from 6 a.m. to midnight daily, food service in the bar, high-speed wired and wireless internet and in-room 50-inch Smart televisions which allow guests to connect to their personal video accounts.
The Marriott Naperville is also silver LEED-certified. In fact, key cards must be inserted into a box on the wall of each guest room and that is how power is activated, making the hotel highly environment-friendly. Recycling is also actively encouraged.
The Marriott also offers guests shuttle service anywhere within five miles of the hotel, including downtown Naperville – for shopping and dining – and the Naperville train station for transportation to Chicago.