Looking for Hotels in Champaign IL Near Campus?

If you’re looking for hotels in Champaign IL near campus, consider our boutique style inn. This stunning Champaign Illinois Inn sits on brick lined streets in the heart of the historical Sesquicentennial neighborhood near downtown. Just a short 1 ½ mile drive away is the heart of the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign campus. The Inn’s gorgeous interior furnishings and graciously sized rooms will give you the feeling you have stepped back in time. If you are looking to experience something special during your visit to Urbana/Champaign and the University of Illinois, the Champaign Garden Inn is your really your only choice!

Inn Amenities Include:

  • Antique and modern furnishings
  • Family Friendly
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary commercial grade WIFI is broadcast throughout the entire property and perimeter to ensure you always stay connected.
  • Guest computer and wireless color laser printer are in the parlor in case you need them.
  • Complimentary self-serve continental breakfast with some snacks and beverages available 24 hours daily
  • One of the BEST lodgings for people looking for Hotels in Champaign IL Near Campus


The first floor seamlessly combines contemporary and Victorian furnishings. Here you’ll find the living room, parlor, and dining room. Gorgeous hardwood floors and woodwork, plus period wall coverings, are reminiscent of the Victorian era. The living room is furnished with a combination of antiques and modern soft seating. It includes a 55 inch flat screen smart TV for you to enjoy. There is also a library with games, and a computer station with printer for guest use. The dining room, with stunning floor to ceiling bay windows, is furnished with separate tables so you can choose to socialize or be by yourself while having your morning coffee and breakfast. Coffee, tea, snacks, hot and bottled water are available here throughout the day.


When you arrive at the Inn, you will be greeted by our substantial gardens. Lilies, roses, hyacinths, corn flowers and hostas are just a few of the flowers you will see lining the property. Many varieties of mature trees provide beauty and shade. A large porch with wicker furniture and porch swing wraps around the house creating the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the gardens. There is also a servant’s porch and outdoor table and chair seating, as well as a second floor porch. You are sure to find someplace on the grounds to enjoy the day.


The Champaign Garden Inn is a family owned and operated business. Our passion is to ensure that you absolutely love your stay. As your Innkeepers, we would like to tell you a little about ourselves.

Kevin Allen, Innkeeper: I’ve been in the hospitality industry most of my professional life. I started as a busboy in a Champaign restaurant, then relocated to California in my twenties where I eventually became the Innkeeper at the Rose Garden Inn in Berkeley. While in California I met my hubby, Daniel. I had always wanted to have my own B&B, and about 10 years ago, on a trip to Illinois, we decided to look at this huge old Victorian that I had seen online. We fell it love, and it wasn’t long before we had purchased it and were planning to open the Champaign Garden Inn.

I have put my 30+ years of hotel experience to use tailoring each decision we have made to ensure our guests’ maximum comfort and safety. From the selection of the beds and linens, to the finishes in the room and the keyless main entry. Our approach has proven successful, as we will soon celebrate our 10th anniversary and have review scores that are among the highest in town. I look forward to welcoming you soon, and hope you will become on of our newest regular guests.

Kathy Menzies (Mom, Mom-in-law), Resident Hostess: Kathy (Daniel’s Mom) moved here into the Inn a few years ago, following her only son Daniel to Illinois. Kathy retired from her long career as a bookkeeper (other than doing the books for the Inn), and is now resident hostess at the Inn. She keeps everything neat and in good order, and prides herself in always being in the height of fashion.

Daniel Menzies (the hubby): Daniel’s title should really be “Married to the Inn”. Although he works full time for the University, he still finds time to work in the background ensuring everything runs smoothly. From designing communication to helping clean, Daniel does an excellent job on the part-time job he never applied for. 


“This Thanksgiving was my third stay with the Champaign Garden Inn and it’s lovely hosts. Not only is the property beautiful, but it’s historic nature and decor make it truly unique. The rooms are always spotless and comfortable. Plenty of water, coffee, tea and snacks. Check-in and checkout are a breeze. Also walking distance to local restaurants. Look no further in the area!” Brandy A

“Bravo! What a fabulous stay! Thank you, Kevin, for being such an amazing host! Your mother-in-law was also delightful. The thoughtful attention to detail made my stay absolutely lovely. The Berkeley Room was so cozy for one. The bed is beautifully comfortable and your sheets are divine! I loved slipping into my fluffy, soft robe while I enjoyed your breakfast beverages. What a wonderful experience. Yes, when the opportunity presents itself, I will be so happy to visit you again. Bravo, to you, your staff, and your beautiful property. What excellent customer service.!! Wishing you all the success you deserve!” Marcia K

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