This IHotel far exceeded my expectations. I had never heard of an IHotel before so I was a bit skeptical going to an "unknown", but I was coming to Champaign to take a pet to the University of Illinois veterinary hospital and this was the closest hotel to that. From the moment of arrival, every single hotel staff member was amazing, so friendly, going above and beyond the minimum to be helpful and friendly. The staff made the guest feel as if they were truly delighted to have us stay with them. The lobby and dining area were clean and welcoming, my hotel bedroom and bath were very clean, fresh and updated, the bed comfortable. The room was quiet with no outside noises heard and I slept like a rock which I normally don't do in hotels. The temperature/heat in the room worked well. The only issue I had is the refrigerator in my room wasn't working and the staff immediately swapped it out, so that wasn't really an issue at all either. I do wish that there had been a microwave in the room and if the hotel decides to put those in the rooms, they would be about as perfect a hotel room as you could find. The included breakfast buffet was very good, the food fresh and tasty, and the Starbucks coffee perfect. The room price was reasonable and affordable. I did find the $100 pet fee a bit on the high side since most hotels' pet fees are in the $25-$50 range. I have traveled a lot with my little 11 lb doggie and this is the highest pet fee I've encountered, but the hotel's close proximity to the veterinary hospital made it my first choice despite the higher than usual pet fee. To those traveling with doggies, I recommend staying here, particularly if you are in Champaign to visit the close-by veterinary hospital. The pros of staying at this hotel definitely outweigh the higher pet fee than you might find elsewhere. If I return to Champaign, I will definitely stay at this IHotel again. The exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and the very clean, quiet, comfortable rooms make this an easy choice, and I won't consider staying anywhere else in Champaign.