The original Hotel Arcadia is an awesome modern-design,
newly remodeled apartment in a historic downtown building
with a 70" HD TV/gaming setup, fun kids loft, pinball machine
and four arcade games on free play. This is a companion
lodging to the world-class Arcade Museum literally next door.
We promise that you will never find another place like this.
It was designed and remodeled in 2015 to be a companion
lodging for visitors to Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade
Museum, which is literally next door. We put the same
passion and effort into this place as we did the museum.
You enter a large front room with a free real arcade game, a huge 70" Internet-connected HD TV, comfy sleeper couch, and dining / laptop area. Doors in the rear access a nice full bathroom and the unique rear section of the apartment.
The rear section has a beautiful kitchen with stone tile counter, 12' ceiling, exposed brick wall, and a modern spiral staircase to a kids' loft. The kids' loft has a couch that can fold out to sleep two kids (sheets/pillows provided), a 50" HD TV for streaming movies, TV, and playing games.
Next to the kitchen there is an awesome game
room with 3 authentic arcade videogame
cabinets that will allow visitors to play over 600
classic games for FREE. There is also the #1
ranked Addams Family pinball machine
available for 25 cents per play (just to limit the
wear and tear on this valuable item).
Wood / tile floors throughout; new modern
furniture; beautiful view of the large city park
directly across the street in front. This place is
truly unique. Note: Hotel Arcadia will
accommodate 6 people, but keep in mind that
there is just one full sized bed. The other two
sleeping areas are a full-sized sleeper couch,
in the same front room as the full sized bed,
and a smaller kids' sized sleeper couch in the
loft. 6 adults would really be uncomfortable
sleeping here. The loft bed would only be
comfortable for kids or people under about 5'4".
Guests have full exclusive access to the entire apartment.
It has four real full-sized arcade games that are on free
play. All contain multiple games, so you can choose from
over 800 game titles.
The apartment also has the #1 rated pinball: Bally's The
Addams Family. Although it is not on free play, it is set
at only one quarter per play (to limit wear and tear).
Guests will have access to Arcadia: America's Playable
Arcade Museum, which is right next door, during their
stay. Regardless of Arcadia's regular, normal hours, upon
request we will have Arcadia open until 11pm any night
when there is a guest staying at Hotel Arcadia. We will
reopen Arcadia again in the morning until 5pm the next
Arcadia has over 70 classic and
modern arcade games that are
playable for 25 or 50 cents.
Visitors have traveled from all
over the world to experience
Arcadia, now in its ninth successful
year of operation. We have two
major expansions of Arcadia
planned in 2018. They will also be
available to guests after their
These include the Game
Dungeon and a doubling of
Arcadia's space. The Game
Dungeon is located beneath
Pinball Paradise, and will
contain mostly spooky genre
games, such as Dracula,
Frankenstein, and Vampire
pinballs, and videogames like
Zombie Revenge, House of
the Dead, and Satan's Hollow.
While still "family-friendly,"
this attraction will be best for
parents and older children
due to the graphics on these
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:
There is little necessary interaction between myself and the guests. Guests will receive a unique code to open the front door and will find the place ready for their enjoyment. Guests can easily contact me at anytime by phone, text, or email. I will be available anytime for emergencies or other help. I work 100 yards from Hotel Arcadia, and live about 8 minutes away.
Other things to note
McLean is a very safe, friendly town. Be prepared to be greeted by strangers on
the sidewalk. It's a nice town to go for an evening stroll. You can leave your car
unlocked and your windows down without fear of harm. Think Mayberry.
101 S. Hamilton St.
McLean, IL 61754