I have been here twice for large group events and found the racetrack stands and outdoor facilities (tents, picnic areas) to be very good for gatherings. We also had a catered event in one of the rooms overlooking the track, and the food and service was fine, although not outstanding. I only walked through the casino, but it appeared to be bright and clean with lots of choices if you like gambling. Compared to my local track, Arlington Park, it didn't measure up, but if you like racing, there are some great races held here. We were there on very busy days, and used the valet service, and the parking attendants were extra helpful when we had to wait on someone who got left behind!
I agree that this restaurant has very "authentic" tasting food, and it feels like you are dining in Mexico, so it's a true getaway place. Casual but always seems quite busy, so can get a bit noisy on weekend nights. But the atmosphere is fun and the food is fantastic. Their enchiladas are especially good, and you will remember the taste!
This is a small shop just packed with layers of interesting items, from posters and tools to furniture and conversation pieces. I have purchased several times and always been happy with the items (old mandolin, vintage picture frames, etc.). The owner is very knowledgeable and helpful and you get very personal attention. Even though the space seems a bit crowded, there is always something good to find. You will enjoy browsing!
My family stayed here when in town for a funeral. The rooms seemed new and clean, and everything was comfortable. We were able to use a conference room whenever we needed it, which was nice. Breakfast items were good. This is not far off I-90, but is set back a little from the road and so was very quiet. A good choice if you are in this area.
If you have business in Heathrow, this is perfectly located right at the entrance. Very much what you would expect from Courtyard-Marriott: comfortable beds, spacious, upscale feel. Nice pool area. Service has always been good, although the price is usually a bit higher than other similar properties nearby. Still, a decent value.
Still a great "institution" in Elgin...always good food and ample portions at affordable prices. Diner type homey atmosphere, open feeling with lots of windows, fast service. I recommend any breakfast they serve! Omelettes are fresh and filling.
Have dined here several times and found it to be surprisingly good. We enjoyed a buffet one night and the selections were plentiful...some with Asian, Indian or Mexican flair, and learned that there are more good tasting meatless choices than you can imagine! Surroundings are somewhat plain, but fine (storefront is part of a small strip mall), and the service was good. Even non-vegetarians will find this an interesting place for a meal.
Loved the koi pond in the lobby, and the restaurant breakfast was outstanding at a reasonable price. I would say it was the most attentive service I have ever experienced at a breakfast! French toast with fresh berries was delicious. Comfortable rooms, decent pricing. If you want to be in the Woodfield area for shopping, this location is perfect. Staff was very courteous and helpful.
The location right off I-90/Barrington Rd. is very convenient and "on the way" to Woodfield for me. Their chili is outstanding, and the burgers are better than most! Nice change from "chain" food dining. Casual atmosphere, and service has always been good. Would recommend.
I somjetimes stop here when driving from Chicago to downstate. There are plenty of dealers, so there is a variety of just about everything, ranging from high to low prices. Last time I was there I purchased a great old watering can and some sheet music. Typical antique emporium layout, and friendly people.