Hotel at a Glance: Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center
This resort sits within Illinois Beach State Park, which offers more than 4,000 acres of wilderness extending to the wind-swept shores of Lake Michigan. Families can build sand castles on the beach, or hike the surrounding trails.
Restaurant with a view: Dine on filet mignon, prime rib, and fresh seafood (including a Friday night fish fry) at the onsite Lakeside Restaurant. You get a $40 dining credit at the restaurant with this deal. Weekly specials include 2 for $25 filet mignon dinner special on Wednesdays, and 2 for $25 prime rib dinner special on Saturdays.
Sandpiper Lounge: Sip drinks at a sunlit bar, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the beach.
The Fitness center is stocked with cardio equipment and free weights, and an indoor Olympic swimming pool, hot tub, tanning bed, dry sauna, game room, and aerobics room are also available.
Zion, Illinois: Family-Friendly Beaches Near Great America
Zion sits on the western shores of Lake Michigan, which means there’s no shortage of stuff to explore outdoors. Parts of the city include the 4,000-acre Illinois Beach State Park, where you can wade into Lake Michigan, swim in fishing ponds, and bike down trails lined with pine and black oak trees.
Less than a half-hour southwest, family-friendly entertainment abounds in the suburb of Gurnee. The main draw here is Six Flags Great America, which draws families for its record-breaking wooden coasters. After a day of adventure, you can visit Gurnee Mills Mall to shop at brand name outlet stores and dine at your choice of restaurants.
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What You Get
2-night stay for two in a standard king or double-queen room
* Option 1: $149 for check-in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday–Saturday stays. (up to a $298 value)
* Option 2: $189 for check-in Friday–Saturday; not valid for Monday–Thursday stays. (up to a $378 value)
Included in both options:
* $40 dining credit at the Lakeside Restaurant
Policies and Fees
Book by: 10/19/14
Travel by: 11/28/14
Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night’s stay up to the Groupon price applies.
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 10/19/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 11/28/14
Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
Limit 1 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
Must be 21+ to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Incidentals authorization taken upon arrival, based on length of stay
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Not valid with reward points
11% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard King Room
* One king bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 2
Standard Double-Queen Room
* Two queen beds
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 5
* Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; up to two kids 11 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.
Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night; subject to availability
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional, non-refundable, $12 per pet per night.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: O’Hare International (ORD; 40 miles)