The name "Mokena" means "turtle" in a local Native American language. This might be considered a random fact, but it also hints at the historic intrigue behind this otherwise ordinary Illinois neighborhood. Mokena is located southwest of Chicago near Joliet, and Mokena IL hotels provide an excellent home base for those who want to see a different side of Chicago, and who want to glimpse beyond the bright city lights to learn about the simple character of the outlying areas.
Mokena is just 44 miles from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and easy to get to by car or taxi on I-355. It's also possible to arrive via public transport by taking the Blue subway line to LaSalle, then catching the Rock Island District train towards Joliet. Once you've arrived at one of the hotels in Mokena IL, you'll realize you've made a great choice. With a newly refurbished downtown, Mokena is able to put on its best face and provide travelers beautiful landscaping, freshly paved sidewalks, and three new plazas to stroll about. Go restaurant-hopping downtown, and you'll begin to see why Mokena takes great pride in its local eateries. Don't miss hiking or relaxing in Hickory Creek Preserve, a gorgeous green escape bisected by Wolf Road. It's a good idea to browse rental cars in Mokena, IL so that you can better see the town and surrounding areas. Even if you don't rent a car, it's easy to get to Chicago via the Rock Island District train, so consider booking Chicago hotels so that you can experience the bustling city nightlife for a night or two.
Moneka's brand-new downtown has only added to the town's charm, making it the perfect juxtaposition to the big Windy City. Search for cheap hotels in Mokena on Travelocity, and save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time!