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I already started looking at hotels. Hoping the dates work out for my family to attend.

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Praying all goes well for you and family. Gave you found a hotel? Me and my husband, daughter son in law stated at residence inn. 2 bedroom suite with kitchen living room and sofa turned into a bed. Everything you need was furnished. Utensils pots pans ECT. Really nice and clean very friendly people. Free continental breakfast. Shuttle available down the street from wal mart and PIR.

HI there

What town is the Residence inn located?

All Hotels are in Waukegan, IL the Residence Inn is very Nice. We stayed there, bought our food to cook Sat. Morning. we Made My Son's favorites. it saved on money also. Wal-Mart is down the street worked out perfectly. 15 min. from the PIR, we took the shuttle, even though we rented a car. They also decorate the door for your Sailor, let then know you are there for PIR. here is the address and Number.

Address: 1440 S White Oak Dr, Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: (847) 689-9240

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Was it exspensive looking forward to graduation on May 11, should i make reservations asap? Thank you
@maddy yes I would. We made our airplane and hotel today for PIR May 11th. Southwest is great to book with because if you have to change your reservations they can do it up to 10 min of your flight.

I put a list of Hotels on BCM those are the Hotels in Waukegan near the base hope that helps.

Thank you very much
We just attended April 6 graduation and stayed at holiday inn Express/Waukegan. Great hotel. Shuttle to graduation. Free hot and great breakfast 7 min or less to base


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