Holiday Inn® Carbondale is Near Southern Illinois University Known to many locals and visitors as the "Capital of Southern Illinois," Carbondale features the kind of small town charming atmosphere and scenic outdoor beauty worthy of such a title. At the award-winning Holiday Inn® Hotel & Conference Center Carbondale, IL our hotel staff welcomes you to our model college town and assures your comfort is a top priority. Families looking for a hotel in Carbondale, Illinois are pleased to find that kids eat free at our hotel's restaurant, Houlihan's, here all guests ought to try the Best-4-Breakfast menu. Whether you are the parent of a student, or just a Saluki fan in town for the game in Carbondale, our hotel near Southern Illinois University provides the perfect location for any campus visit. Of all the hotels in Carbondale, Illinois, our event facilities, with seating for up to 200 guests, feature the most comfortable, well-appointed atmosphere. At our elite meeting venue, you can trust our Sales and Meeting Professional staff to execute even the smallest details with precision and dedication to guarantee a successful event. Whether you spend your time getting in touch with nature at Giant City Park or sipping Southern Illinois' fine wines at one of the local wineries, our hotel provides a welcoming escape at the end of any day in Carbondale, IL. Hotel guests can even relax in our indoor pool and whirlpool. Reserve a room today!