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Waterfront Hotel and Marina

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
146 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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  • Standard Room

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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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 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. Other amenities available to guests include furnished balconies, room service, and coffee makers. 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

Property 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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)


  • Marina onsite
  • Terrace


  • 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


  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Nearby things to do


  • Boat tours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ski area
  • Ski lifts
  • Ski runs
  • Skiing
  • Theme parks
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


The water was obviously from a well and had a foul stench. Would NOT drink it, nor use it to brush my teeth. I took a shower there only out of desperation... after killing ants and a silverfish in the bathroom. The lobby is closed after 11 PM and only one of our key cards would open the front door, only after having to call the mgr. Would NOT stay here again.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Everything was wonderful. The bed was a bit to hard and would have preferred to have had more than two pillows.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

The room balcony was nice and the attached restaurant and bar provided excellent food and drink.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Favorite part of our stay here is the fact that the resort is family owned. Will definitely be coming back for future stays :) :)

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019


Rooms are in need. Water in the hotel is awful. Comes out brown. Rust settles in toilet after flushing. The rooms can be dangerous for your health. A huge abandoned building on the property. Beds & bedding is questionable. Won’t return.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

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