Stay Your Way at Our Crystal Lake Hotel No matter what brings you to this area, you're sure to have a great time. Crystal Lake is located about 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and is a suburb with a charming personality. There is so much to do and see, and you can begin at our Crystal Lake hotel. The Holiday Inn® Chicago NW Crystal Lake Conference Center is situated on the banks of Acorn Lake and boasts grand views of the beautiful scenery common to the Chicago area. Our hotel's 16,000-square-foot ballroom makes a fantastic location for events, whether they're big meetings or trade shows, weddings or banquets, or small business pow wows and sales pitches. We're also near major companies like Snap On Tools, Sage Products, Affinia and Cardinal Health. If you're in town for pleasure, our Crystal Lake, IL hotel's proximity to area attractions makes it ideal. You can visit nearby places such as the historic Dole Mansion, Raue Center for the Arts, Grand Victoria Casino and the Algonquin Commons shopping center, or travel just a little bit further to visit downtown Chicago and all that the city has to offer. When you find yourself in the Chicago area, our hotel's amenities are what help make your stay a great one. You can work out in the fitness center, enjoy the indoor pool, find souvenirs at the gift shop and enjoy a delicious meal at Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant, where kids 12 and under eat free. Make reservations today!