Sylvia Irish Inn

312 W. Green , Urbana, IL 61801 USA (Show map)


Sylvia Irish Inn is one of the finest examples of the Queen Anne style of Victorian architecture in our area. Interior original architectural features include inlaid parquet floors, oak gingerbread staircase, decorative moldings and woodwork, stained and beveled glass windows. Each of our three queen second floor rooms has a unique personality and is decorated with a mixture of period and new furniture and fine linens. Our 900 sq. ft. third floor king suite is a favorite with guests who want complete privacy and ultimate comfort and luxury; visiting celebrities and dignitaries love it!. The first floor living room, dining room, and library are comfortably and elegantly appointed with antiques and original artwork. Our gourmet continental breakfast is exceptional, and guests may help themselves at any time to beverages. We are located one block from downtown Urbana restaurants and shopping and just a short walk from the University of Illinois campus.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Best B&B Experience Ever!!

4.8 on January 25, 2016

My husband and I traveled to Urbana to visit our adult children. My daughter, who leaves a few blocks from the Inn, insisted that we just "had to stay at Sylvia's Irish Inn" because, "Mom - it's so gorgeous!! Everyone talks about it." We were hesitant at first. After arriving and meeting Ernie and seeing the Inn, we realized that our hesitancy was all for naught. What a lovely, beautifully maintained establishment. Pride of ownership and the craft of hosting are evident throughout the rooms and the service provided. A kinder, more gentile and caring pair of innkeepers than Sylvia and Ernie may be hard to locate. We were enthralled. Beds were oh so dreamy and comfy. I loved showering in the Victorian-style, clawed tub engulfed in billowing white curtains - like showering in a soft cloud. The food - can't rave on enough about the table services, the elegant dinnerware and exceptional food, prepared by their chef, Spiro. WONDERFUL!!! We have decided that Sylvia's Irish Inn will be our home away from home when visiting Urbana. Nothing else comes close to the experience. Highly recommended!!

A Birthday to remember

4.8 on December 21, 2015

My wife and I visited here for birthday and Sylvia and Eric made the day special. Great room. excellent breakfast and good company. Thank you for making a trip to Illinois memorable.

Lovely B&B!

5 on May 26, 2015

I really liked my stay at Sylvia's Irish Inn. I stayed here for five days. The rooms are so comfortable. The breakfasts are outstanding and Sylvia is a wonderful host. I would definitely recommend this place!

Quality and Affordable Inn

5 on May 12, 2015

Sylvia's Irish Inn was a majestic part of my stay in Urbana. The rooms are so homey and beautifully furnished, the breakfasts are fabulous, and the location was pretty great. Sylvia and Ernie are wonderful people, very easy to talk to, and they were immensely helpful for navigating the local towns. Sylvia's homemade blueberry and cranberry muffins were available for guests throughout the day! I am certainly coming back, and strongly recommend Sylvia's Irish Inn for any business or leisure trip.

We're coming back

4.0 on January 10, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sylvia's Irish Inn. The room home is a beautiful piece of period architecture with distinctive, personalized decor. The breakfasts were lovely, the company and conversation always interesting and lively, and Sylvia and Ernie were warm, welcoming hosts. Our fellow guests included an operatic tenor soloist in town for a performance, a dancer there to lead workshops at the university, some runners there for the annual marathon and a couple of retired college professors there for the same film festival we'd come for. We've already booked for this year's film festival, and hope to make it an annual event.

What a wonderful stay!

5 on January 06, 2007

We stayed here over the New Years holiday. We were so impressed by the beauty of the house and warmth that Sylvia and Ernie provided. The breakfast was superb! We will certainly return again and again!

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Location Type



Champaign, IL (CMI-University Of Illinois-Willard)

Directions to property:

From I-57 take I-74 East. From I-74 take Lincoln Avenue south. Turn left (east) on Green and go 7 blocks to Birch St. Turn left on Birch and park beside house to check in. Parking also available in small lot on west side of Birch St. beside the house.

Area Attractions

Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , We have pick up and drop of service to airport, tr

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: 11 AM - 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Young children must be closely supervised.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One room night's deposit or a credit card number required to hold a reservation. Deposit forfeited if reservation is cancelled less than 14 days in advance and room cannot be rebooked.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance to allow us to rebook the room and avoid a one-night charge.



Sylvia & Ernie Sullivan

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: guest's convenience
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian