Waterfront Hotel and Marina

Star Rating
2 out of 5
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3.9 / 5Good
162 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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    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 Petersen Park Beach, 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.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • McCullom Lake - 9 min drive
    • McHenry Shores Beach Park - 10 min drive
    • Volo Bog State Natural Area - 10 min drive
    • McHenry City Hall - 10 min drive
    • 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

    This hotel features a marina, express check-out, and a TV in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 23 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include furnished balconies, room service, and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available on request.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking
    Free RV/bus/truck parking

    Food and drink

    Room service available

    Family friendly



    No elevators

    Guest services

    Front desk (limited hours)
    Housekeeping (on request)


    Marina onsite


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Wheelchair-accessible parking


    Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
    TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Climate control (heating)


    Free toiletries
    Hair dryer
    Shower/tub combination


    32-inch flat-screen TV
    Cable channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker

    Outdoor space

    Furnished balcony


    Iron/ironing board (on request)
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness

    The scenery is beautiful its after hour ergo i cant speak on the services or amenities

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great place! Bartender was awesome! Will definitely come back again!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The room was a bit small in my opinion. It felt very outdated. The staff was all great though. One thing I'd recommend to them (if they see this) would be to light up the entrance to the parking lot better. If it's nighttime (and raining like it was both nights we stayed there) you're going to blow right past the entrance as it's a good several hundred yards away from the actual building. Overall I'd give the place 4 stars out of 5. It was better than average, not outstanding, but good for what we paid and what we needed it for.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Don't waste your money. Spend the extra $20 and stay at a hotel where they actually have showers that work without breaking your back trying to turn it on. Also, we stayed two nights and our room was never clean, trash can never emptied, new towels were never provided even though we specifically went to the front desk and asked for them and were told we would get them. The towels were so flimsy that you couldn't use them more than once. No help from the front desk in the few times there was anyone ever there. Will NEVER return. Never responded to my email about their lousy service either!

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    When I arrived, I was greeted by friendly staff. They offered to help bring my things into my room and were very kind in explaining everything they had to offer. The room was really nice and had a microwave and fridge and coffee pot. They included coffee, makeup remover, soap and shampoo as well. I was always greeted when I went passed the staff and they were more than happy to answer any questions I had. Definitely recommend staying here.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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