Illinois Beach Resort & Conf. Center, BW Premier Collection
  • Low rate guarantee
  • Free WIFI
  • 250+ hotels in GB

Illinois Beach Resort & Conf. Center, BW Premier Collection

Rooms & Rates

Please select
Secure the best rate with Best Western Rewards.
Exclusive discounts always available to Rewards members. Joining is free and easy.

Explore Hotel

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.

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.

View more


1 Lakefront Drive
United States
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 847/625-7300


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type 60099

Send to Tom Tom

1 Lakefront Drive
United States

What's nearby?


  • 3.5 mile(s) from Winthrop Harbor

  • 3.5 mile(s) from Waukegan

  • 12 mile(s) from Gurnee

  • 10 mile(s) from Great Lakes

  • 10 mile(s) from Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • 1.5 mile(s) from Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

  • 8 mile(s) from Great Lakes Naval Training Center

  • 2.5 mile(s) from Energy Solutions

  • 8.5 mile(s) from AbbVie, clinical pharmacology research

  • 2.5 mile(s) from Elmwood School

  • 1.5 mile(s) from Zion Central Middle School

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 136 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 68
Rating: 4 33
Rating: 3 17
Rating: 2 9
Rating: 1 9

Great gem with an incredible location

02/04/2019 Odyssey10341979294,

So happy this was recommended to us. What a wonderful location! Can't beat the view. We were 7 miles from the Naval station where our son was graduating and so happy this is where we chose to spend... more


Quality customer service and more.

31/03/2019 Vacation26342606903,

Had numerous interactions with front desk staff Mike and Angela before making reservation. And during arrival. These two exemplify customer service. The cleanliness of the facility is impressive. Don'... more



10/03/2019 Tomcoverly,

POOP IN POOL AND THEY REFUSED TO CLEAN IT. We only stayed at this hotel so we could enjoy the pool. We were there not even five minutes and we noticed several pieces of poop floating in pool. We pu... more

Owner Response
Explore02400929790, General Manager at The Illinois Beach Hotel and Conference Center, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Mr. Coverly, As we pride ourselves in providing an exemplary stay for all of our guests, I personally apologize that your experience at the Illinois Beach Hotel did not exceed your expectations. Please know that our maintenance team immediately treated the pool as a precautionary measure. Although the object in the pool appeared to be human matter, it was in fact, soil particles from one of the several potted palms surrounding the pool. During Winter months, we house several dozen palms and other green-housed plants around the swimming pool to beautify the pool surroundings. I would also like to inform you that I have addressed this matter with the staff, and we will work to improve any communication opportunities that relate to the guest experience. We hope to have you as our guest once again in the future. That would allow us the opportunity to provide you with the exemplary stay that you deserve. Sincerely, Jesse Nelson General Manager

Winter Respite

10/02/2019 T2095DQpamelam,

It was a poor time for a beach vacation, but a great time for a rest. There is an Olympic pool and a fully equiped exercise center that we will use next time. We got the calm atmosphere we needed for ... more

Owner Response
Illinoisbeachhotel, Sales Coordinator at The Illinois Beach Hotel and Conference Center, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Pamela, Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend getaway. We hope to see you again some time soon when it gets warmer!

Wished we didn't have to leave

06/02/2019 chrisebehrens, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

This is hotel is a diamond.Okay the basics; clean, quiet, everything worked.AND THEN: oh my god the view, right at the beach! Eat breakfast and look at the waves! Best hotel gym I've ever seen! Holy m... more

Owner Response
Illinoisbeachhotel, Sales Coordinator at The Illinois Beach Hotel and Conference Center, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Chris, We are so happy to hear about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our Lakeside Restaurant, Health Club, and Pool. We hope to have you here again soon and next time, maybe you can stay a little longer! Sincerely, Ashleigh May Sales & Marketing Coordinator