Best Areas to Stay in Peoria, Illinois

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Where to stay in Peoria – A guide to the city of the Illinois River

Peoria is a city located on the right bank of the Illinois River, where it stands out among the largest cities in the state.

Peoria is an industrial city, famous for being the world headquarters of Caterpillar, the largest manufacturer of construction machinery in the United States.

The city of the Illinois River is rich in culture, with icons such as the Pettengill-Morrón House, John C. Flanagan House Museum, Wheels of Time Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, the Planetarium and the Caterpillar Visitors Center.

Among all the cities in the Illinois state, Peoria has the largest number of parks and recreation areas, including the Forest Park Nature Center, Camp Wokanda, Glen Oak Park, Bradley Park, Robinson Park, Green Valley Camp and more.

The best time to visit Peoria is between June and September when rainfall decreases and summer festivals begin.

Peoria is a well-connected city, thanks to the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport, enabled with 4 first class airlines such as United, American, Delta, and Allegiant Air.

Urban transportation in the city is managed by the public company Greater Peoria, with routes throughout the entire city.

The Civic Center is the most dynamic point in the city and one of the best areas to stay in Peoria(See accommodation Peoria Civic Center).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Peoria, Illinois.

The best areas to stay in Peoria, Illinois

1. Our favorite area: Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Civic Center is located in the heart of the city, and it is the most entertaining and active area of the city.

The best events, concerts, festivals, exhibitions and congresses give life to Peoria Civic Center. Hence, it is the busiest district in the city.

The Civic Center consists of a stadium, an exhibition hall, a theater, ballroom and several meeting rooms.

Other attractions near the Civic Center of Peoria are the Renaissance Park, located on Main Street, tPeoria Riverfront Museum on Washington Street and Caterpillar Visitors Center.

Washington, Jefferson and West 3rd avenues are well-supported by bus stations, although, the entire area near the Peoria Civic Center is ideal for walking to each attraction since it is very pedestrian-friendly.

It is the best area to stay in Peoria to remain close to the attractions and leisure of the city, and because it has the best hotels, ideal for those traveling for business, exhibitions, events, and congresses

Best areas to stay in Peoria - Peoria Civic Center

Best areas to stay in Peoria – Peoria Civic Center

Accommodation near Peoria Civic Center – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation near Peoria Civic Center – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Peoria:

  • Central location
  • Caterpillar Visitors Center
  • Peoria Civic Center
  • Best area for business travelers
  • Riverfront Museum
  • Best area to stay without a car

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Mark Twain Hotel

This hotel offers a free airport shuttle service, a restaurant and a gym.

from US$89
Budget

Staybridge Suites Peoria Downtown Hotel

Located in the city center of Peoria, just a 3-minute walk from the city’s civic center, this hotel offers spacious suites with full kitchens.

from US$79
Luxury

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel

This modern hotel is housed in a Beaux Arts building adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center and features a restaurant.

from US$139
 

 

 

2. East Peoria

East Peoria is located across the Illinois River, on its east coast, as its name suggests.

Among its most popular attractions are some old Caterpillar factories, the Campus of the well-known Central College and the famous Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, a luxurious hotel that is also one of the most famous casinos in Illinois.

East Peoria offers a quiet environment compared to the city center, but it is ideal for family entertainment, thanks to its parks, golf courses and historic buildings such as the City Hall.

East Peoria is a seven-minutes drive from the city center.

Streets like West Washington have a number of bus stations that, in addition to facilitating the transfer through the district, allow visitors to reach the center of Peoria, easily.

The accommodation in this part of the city is made up of big brand and some three-star hotels, which makes it one of the best areas to stay in Peoria, due to its mixed accommodation for all types of budgets.

Where to stay in Peoria - East Peoria

Where to stay in Peoria – East Peoria

Accommodation in East Peoria – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in East Peoria – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Peoria:

  • Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
  • Mixed accommodation
  • Parks and recreations
  • Close to the city center
  • Peaceful area
  • Connected by public transport

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino

    El Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino está situado en Peoria, a 2,7 km de la oficina corporativa de Caterpillar, y alberga un bar restaurante.

    from US$115
 

 

 

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