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Waterfront Hotel and Marina

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
140 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    McCullom Lake
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Volo Bog State Natural Area
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jet Funn
    13 min drive
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive)
    44 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Standard Room

    Room Amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More details
  • RiverView Queen

    Room Amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More details

About this area


Located in McHenry, Waterfront Hotel and Marina is in the city center and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Moraine Hills State Park and McCullom Lake, while Volo Auto Museum and Lake County Discovery Museum are cultural highlights. Volo Bog State Natural Area and Richmond Hunting Club are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    McCullom Lake - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    McHenry Shores Beach Park - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Volo Bog State Natural Area - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    McHenry City Hall - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jet Funn - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • McHenry Station - 8 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 56 min drive

About this property

Waterfront Hotel and Marina

Hit the slopes and relax with Waterfront Hotel and Marina's amenities, which include a bar/lounge and complimentary wireless Internet access. All 23 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Furnished balconies, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available on request.



Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per day
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lbs)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 35 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Waterfront Hotel McHenry
  • Waterfront McHenry

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking

Food and Drink

  • Food and drink
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Guest Services

  • Front desk


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and Drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Outdoor Space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Iron/ironing boards
  • Desk

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

Loud AC and room smelled a bit like smoke. Other than that, it was fine for a night.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

Loved our stay here!

We really enjoyed our stay here! This is a family owned location and you can tell due to the friendliness of the majority of he employees. The Wave bar and grill right downstairs is awesome and the bartenders make really tasty drinks. I enjoyed everything about my stay here except my only complaint would have to be the front desk worker Dave is a little bit overwhelming. I had an ESA (emotional support animal) with me and he was very demanding of the paperwork for him and nosey about the situation which felt a little threatening. He also hovered a lot when we were coming in and out of the building which made us feel a little uncomfortable. Other than that, we loved staying here!

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Worth the money, Get the River View!

Small rooms but comfy. Need more pillows, and bigger towels. Other than that it is a very cool place. The bar downstairs serves great food, get the avocado appetizer! Get a room facing the river, you won't be disappointed. In the morning you can sit on the deck and watch folks fish and jetski. Good quality coffee in the room and good soaps and essentials. This was our 2nd trip here. Small fridge, microwave, cable tv, hairdryer, plentiful icemaker

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019


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Stayed 1 night in May 2019


Most comfortable bed I have tried to sleep on. The shower head seemed to be unusually low? I had to bend down to get my hair wet, and the water smelled terrible! The lighting in the room and bathroom was very dim and made everything seem dark.

Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

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