hotel with spa in Skokie, IL

1. Graduate Evanston (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Phone: (847) 475-3300
  • Ratings: 4.3 (321 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Graduate Evanston
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Charming, vintage-style quarters, some with lake views, in an elegant hotel offering dining.

About this hotel

Set on a tree-lined avenue, this elegant hotel is a 6-minute walk from both Northwestern University, and Clark Street Beach on Lake Michigan. It’s 5 miles from Interstate 94.Charming rooms with a vintage vibe have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Upgraded rooms offer sitting areas, fireplaces and/or lake views. Suites provide separate living rooms. One room recreates the master bedroom from the movie “Home Alone”.There’s a warmly decorated bar/restaurant with a wood-paneled ceiling. Valet parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to Bahá’í House of Worship
  • 11 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the architecture

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeremy Robinson

Beautiful room, warm and welcoming staff, and a historical building given new life It’s a magical spot I loved the welcome we got, multiple staff members helping us check in and giving tips and recommendations

The building is gorgeous I am not a fan of the musky woodsy scent they are curating in the lobby but I trust their process otherwise Our room was clean, cozy, and even has a partial view of the lakeThe restaurant on site was great! The food is fresh and hearty and the staff was so friendly and helpful I wish it was easier to get food to your room from the hotel! The pigs in a blanket and bacon mac were a great way to wind down a long dayThe bar to the left of the entrance had the most welcoming bartender who made me a delicious bourbon drink with a bit of a light finish I’d gladly drink again The bar space is the attached photo!Thanks for the wonderful welcome! We are excited to be here the next few days

IK

My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay here! The hotel is clean and provides a great history behind its location, and the staff is incredibly friendly The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the hotel key cards are actually made to look like famous NU alumni student ID’sOur stay was special because of the bartender, Tara

She made excellent conversation and was extremely accommodating when my partner and I came in right when the bar closed Her kindness made our night and elevated our experience here

Ken Mann

Really poor customer service ruins an otherwise interesting hotel that’s loaded with charmThe joy of staying in a place that’s not a cookie cutter chain A place with a wonderful personality

The staff is warm and courteous with no canned speeches What a pleasure talking a real peopleThere’s a refrigerator in the room and your 1 and 1/2 blocks from a Whole Foods marketSince there’s only one elevator and it’s very slow, I suggest booking a floor you can walk to

2. Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel on Chicago’s North Shore is 5 miles from Chicago Botanical Gardens and 9 miles from Northwestern University.Casual rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus work desks. Suites add separate living areas, while club-level rooms provide access to a lounge with continental breakfast, all-day snacks and evening appetizers. Room service is available.Amenities include a restaurant and a cocktail bar, as well as a 24/7 fitness center and a heated indoor pool. There’s also a 24-hour business center and 2,500 sq ft of meeting space. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a pillow” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned refrigerators 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Elizabeth Gerena

Great location for shopping and dining The room was spacious except for shower which was narrow I forgot to request for a fridge and microwave

Which I got by without it Bed was clean and comfortable I also liked it was pet friendly I just wished some people gave courtesy to pick up after their pets Maybe they can post doggy bags in front of the building Overall I enjoyed my stay

Rosalinda Perez

If I could give it a zero I would I planned a getaway for my husband and I The room is spacious and comfortable but smells like mold or pee

They say on website they have 24hr room serviceNo roomservice at allThe TV has 1 free movie channel just showtime The rest of channels are basic cable with commercials No Streaming available from your phone or laptopThey have pay preview for $1999 a movie They are showing pretty women okay its 2022 not 1990s for $1999I know it sound ridiculous but they say this place is 5 starsI could have gone to Hampton suites or one of those for the price u pay her at $285 a night u think u will be able to get food delivered to room and watch a movie and get comfyThe only other superior thing going on in this hotel is u can bring your dog You are gonna need it

Chanel Hamer

I stayed at Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel, for my birthday (3/4 -3/8), I had a lovely time, even when I locked myself out of my room (more than once) I was given extra rooms keys with a smile The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the GM went out of his way to make me feel welcome Only negative is that I wish there was a refrigerator and microwave in the room

other that that I have highly recommend Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

3. Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a bustling downtown district, this polished hotel is a 4-minute walk from Dempster subway station, a 6-minute walk from Lake Michigan and 8 miles from Skokie Lagoons.Offering neighborhood views, the warm modern rooms come with minifridges and microwaves, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Room service is offered. Kids aged 19 and under stay free.A laid-back lobby restaurant overlooks the street, and offers breakfast and dinner; kids aged 12 and under eat at no charge. There’s also a chic cocktail lounge and a lobby bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms and praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Bahá’í House of Worship
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 10 times
  • Some guests disliked the lobby
  • Guests praised the views
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lisa Wells

Based on the pictures, location and 3 star rating, I thought this would be a great place to stay However, I was not pleased The hotel is a 2

5 star at best The attention to detail is lacking The light switches in my room needed cleaning, lack of warm/hot water in the shower, the bed ruffle looked like a balled up Kleenex and most importantly the lack of access for people with mobility issues I had to drag my suitcase up the entrance stairs(which I have trouble using) There is a contraption that appeared to be a lift for someone disabled but it was not working I think it is important to state that when a customer makes a reservation because it is a deal breaker And I am guessing it is not ADA compliant

Ziyad SM

The location of the hotel is convenient if you don’t want to stay in downtown Chicago The neighborhood is quiet, safe, and walkable Restaurants, groceries, and coffee shops are located within a 5 minute walk

The reception and check in process was more than satisfying The room was clean but the beds, carpet, and curtains are old and smell bad, it’s time for changing them $18 for overnight parking is quite expensive for that area The train rails are across the street from the hotel, and I could hear it from the 3rd floor in my room

Max Jemison

Terrible value for ~$100 a night First room we were in did not have a working toilet Ended up getting moved to another room and guess what? No hot water

Along with all of that, you need a card to get in your room, to access the building from the parking garage, and to work the elevator That’s totally okay when you’re actually given cards that work Multiple times my card(s) didn’t work on the readers and I had to get new cards Customer service kinda sucked but at least they were nice Would not recommend this hotel

4. Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Glenview/Northbrook (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 2.6 miles from the Kohl Children’s Museum and 9.1 miles from the Chicago Botanic Garden.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, minifridges and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks and coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a whirlpool, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • 4 min drive to River Trail Nature Center
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the balconies, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 13 times
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Taylor Gillen

Lovely staff and great service in a spacious, contemporary hotel for a good price The lobby has a place for both meals and cocktails, and the courtyard is great for enjoying the outdoors when the weather permits The rooms are cozy and have a good layout

Whenever an inconvenience would be made, the staff would go above and beyond to make you feel cared for and well served Absolutely recommend

shaleena kolnick

Room was full of spider /bugs My daughter was bit all over We had to move to a whole new hotel

When I brought my daughter to the front desk of the hotel to show the workers that my daughter was covered in bites and tell them that we needed to leave the manager found it appropriate to tell me about his own ration show me pictures of his body covered in a rash and try and compare that to what my daughter had and say that my six-year-old had a stress rash We packed up and left the hotel to stay at a nearby Marriott that’s much cleaner We where not refunded for our whole stay and had to pay 300$ for the 3 nights we slept with bugs

5. Hilton Chicago/Northbrook (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Phone: (847) 480-7500
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1186 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Riverfront lodging with 2 eateries, indoor pool & fitness center, plus event space & a free shuttle.

About this hotel

Set on the banks of the Des Plaines River, this classic hotel is 12.3 miles to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 12.5 miles to Northwestern University.All rooms offer traditional decor and custom-designed beds, plus minifridges, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars.Amenities include an acclaimed restaurant with river views, a relaxed eatery, a fitness center and an indoor pool, whirlpool tub and sauna. There’s also a business center and 20,000 sq ft of meeting space, plus a free local shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 3 min drive to River Trail Nature Center
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned bars 38 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Randal Anthony

Very nice hotel for a couples stay during an extended Valentine’s weekend Looks like 1970s business architecture, but the inside is quite nicely decorated, and rooms were very nicely appointed It was not very busy, and the prices were excellent and worth the upgrade to the Executive floor with whirlpool baths

Staff was friendly The interior floorplan layout seemed a bit odd and which door is really the main entrance is confusing given this is also a conference center The entrance needs better signage and marking

Greg Seidel

I have stayed at this hotel twice now

once last year and the other time was this past weekend I had such a good stay here last year that I couldn’t wait to come back Well, things changed Last year I would’ve given the hotel 5 stars This year, 2 starsThe Good:- The hotel is located in a forested area with neaby trails that you can walk- The lower level has a pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center- Breakfast buffet had an alright price with good offerings- Most guest rooms have a spacious sink area outside the bathroomThe Bad:- The cleanliness of the building took a major nosedive compared to last year When I checked-in on Friday, there was garbage everywhere Empty cups in waiting areas, litter on the floor, and there was a silver breakfast tray (from the previous visitor) that sat outside my room (601) for the entire weekend You cannot tell me that no one from housekeeping noticed that tray sitting there for 48 hours- Pool area might need a refurbishment soon There was rust on the floor and mold on the walls and ceiling (I know it’s a pool area and it’s going to eventually happen)- There was a police investigation going on down the hall from where I was staying- Noise can be so-soOverall, would I stay here again? Maybe to a probably not

Jeff Axelrod

Absolutely disgusting pool with black mold on ceiling tiles and walls Every time we were at the pool there were no towels Staff didn’t have enough towels to bring to the pool to accommodate the guests after we called them for help

Pool chemicals must be pretty harsh; my skin was peeling for several days after the visit Temperature controls in room didn’t work, keeping the room about 5 degrees warmer than set all night Beds were extremely comfortable and room was clean Phone system didn’t work half the time Staff did the best they could under the circumstances and were extremely nice Shower pressure was abysmal but jetted tub was nice

6. Ambiance (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

2955 Mannheim Rd, Franklin Park, IL 60131(773) 463-8543

Things You Need to Know

  • 15 min drive to the Ned Brown Forest Preserve
  • 13 min drive to Chicago O’Hare
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “romance” 24 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Staci Blair

Joe and Liz was very friendly and helpful to all of my needs The housekeeper I didn’t get her name but she had the room looking brand new I checked high and low and the room was cleaned and smelled fresh

I never been to this location and was surprised that I ever booked here before Next morning booked for my birthday with a bigger room I am excited already Five star service from the Franklin Park staff

Jennifer Schmuhl

The room my husband & had chosen was HYPNOTIC The staff was great & the room spotless & there’s also a little store in the front where you can buy different fun items if you wanted Loved it we ended up staying overnight, I’m so glad we did because theres so much to do

Will have to go again & pick a different room * It’s great this place is 10 minutes from our home & didn’t even know 😁 *

Alex Alex

Nice location You do have to be a member, which takes 4 hours to get approved during working hours or 48 hours otherwise I think membership was $30 for the whole year

After you get approved, you get to choose the options for the room (champagne etc)This location is motel style with the parking in the middle The office is right at the entry and they have all types of stuff available for purchase, like water, soda, candy, chocolate strawberries, bubble baths, lotions, flowers They only car info they need is the make, model and color, license plates are not required We were staying in the Prism room and it was very neat There were rose petals on the bed and the floor They also had 3 playing dice complementary as part lf the assembly The jacuzzi and shower are combined but the toilet is separated There were more then enough towels and also bath robes which were available for purchase too The color changing lights above the bed are super fun to discover The only downside is the TV is not smart so you won’t be able to connect to Netflix or any provider to watch a movie if you choose so Overall a great experience

7. Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, this informal all-suite hotel in an Arts & Crafts style building is 2 miles from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport.Relaxed 1-bedroom suites have Wi-Fi access (fee) and flat-screen TVs, as well as separate living areas with pull-out sofas and kitchenettes. Upgraded quarters add conference tables.Freebies include an airport shuttle and cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as regular evening socials. There’s also an indoor pool, a fitness room, and a bar that serves light meals, plus a convenience store, a 24-hour business center & meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min drive to the Ned Brown Forest Preserve
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some thought they were outdated
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 40 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Kovar

I rarely write 3-star reviews but I thought this might be good for anyone with families to readHere are things that we didn’t like about this hotel:1 The living room is very noisy and bright

I have 2 teenagers, and we thought the pull out couch would make a good place for one of them to sleep to give them some space It did not work out well They have glass panels in the hotel room doors, which was pretty, but it let in all the hallway light You could also hear everything from the outside They were very busy during our stay and they lounge area was noisy into the middle of the night We could hear this despite being on the 5th floor2 The staff was mostly nice but not always helpful My son got sick while visiting He unfortunately did not make it to the bathroom in time We cleaned this up ourselves because it was out son and we didn’t want to make the cleaning service do it However we didn’t want to keep the towels with vomit in the room I put it in a plastic bag and took it to the front desk for laundry and the lady looked at me like I was crazy I also had to twice ask for beddingThings we did like about the hotel1 The complimentary drinks was a nice touch and appreciated Unfortunately it does get pretty packed during that time so you may not have a place to sit2 The location is perfect Close to other hotels, conventions and the train station is within a 5 minute walk

jennifer Smith

You get breakfast for each day you stay you get two drinks between 5:00 and 6:30 each day u stayHallways and elevators were way too hot Elevators need at least one fan or two felt like you were going to have a heat strokeRoom was decent I like the setup

Nice size tvs the shower could have been deeper water pressure could have been harderEven though we were by the airport didn’t really hear it unless you were standing outside so that was a plus didn’t get a chance to get in the pool but the area we were in was pretty good restaurants down the road Casino shopping $33 parking but it’s well worth it because you can get in and out without them charging you each time you leaveFirst day of breakfast eggs sausage French toast make your own omelette oatmeal regular toast muffins bagels and cerealSecond day eggs sausage pancakes make your own omelette regular toast muffins bagels cereal oatmealI do recommend this place and I will stay again🙂

8. Marriott Chicago OHare (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 8535 W Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631
  • Phone: (773) 693-4444
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1949 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Marriott Chicago OHare
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary airport hotel with a farm-to-table restaurant, a gym & a free airport shuttle.

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Cumberland Blue Line station and 3 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Upscale rooms with soundproof windows feature flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge offering free continental breakfast and evening appetizers.Amenities include a restaurant offering farm-to-table dining, as well as a plush lobby with seating areas. There’s also an indoor/outdoor pool, a fitness center and an airport shuttle, as well as a business center and 24 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 12 min drive to the Ned Brown Forest Preserve
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Brittany Hanson

This was a top notch experience The hotel is overall very nice, clean and modern All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating, especially Kyla at the front desk

The room was very clean, and the beds were comfy The best part about our stay was the indoor/outdoor pool that connected We laid out and relaxed on the deck for hours, it was very peaceful For the price it was well worth it, I will definitely be returning

Dua Kaylani

We stayed here for a 3 day conference The bad: the employees at the front desk don’t know how to deal with crowds, they were ready to explode at any minute, anyone asking to change a room, or wanted a service that they don’t offer, felt like a crisis happening, at some point I thought an employee was deaf because he was completely ignoring a person who didn’t stand in line As someone who deals with people often, these employees need training, serious training

The good: The hotel was very clean, all our needs were met, the service at the bar for lunch and the rooms was superb The food servers at the dinner hall were welcoming and fastWe were able to leave our luggage at the hotel desk after check out to tour the city then come back pick them up in the evening before leaving to the airportThe shuttle to the hotel is a great service! Over all will come back for sure

Jackie Hudson

A good place near the airport if you have a layover Courtesy van runs every 30 min and was very efficient and driver was professional and helpful Disappointed that two chicken sandwiches and to mixed drinks plus tip was almost as much as the room ($90, no kidding) but there is nothing close by and we were too tired after 13 hr flight to look for other options

9. Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

An 8-minute walk to Northwestern University, this contemporary hotel is a 0.6 miles from the beach on Lake Michigan.All rooms and suites offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.Continental and cooked-to-order breakfasts are available (fee), and there’s an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, as well as an unassuming bar and a 24/7 convenience store. There’s also a fitness center and the indoor pool. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 7 min drive to Bahá’í House of Worship
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the on-site restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Elise Simmons

I stayed here fromDec5to present In that time I was able to observe the staff, cleaning, etc

There are so many people I am grateful to This is a top rate hotel! The people at the front desk are amazing In particular I want to mention Olivia who went out of her way to make me feel welcome during my very long stay She is the paragon of competence and professionalism And yet she always had time to give my dog extra attention and care The hotel is quiet and very well run The black out curtains , the pool and other amenities were much appreciated! I was here for a long stay due to the unfortunate flooding of my home I felt welcomed as a new guest each day I wish I could mention in name each person, from cleansing staff to so many others but there is not enough room for me to do so This is a wonderful and well run hotel

Jose Martinez

I stayed recently for a weekend Check in was quick and easy Front desk staff was always friendly and would greet you if possible

The only reason I’m giving this location 3 stars is for the cleanliness of the bathroom A lot of Hair in the shower Under the toilet seat there was brown marking which seemed like excrement Sink didn’t seem like it was clean

Deep Chatterjee

Good place to stay for a short trip Rooms are spacious, at least mine was I didn’t get to check out their pool or gym etc, but I heard other guests saying that it’s good

Breakfast is not included, and there is no complimentary bottled water But it’s conveniently located to cafés and restaurants Parking is around $20 a night in a parking garage adjacent to the hotel Also you can go see the lake if you walk 10-15 mins

10. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 90, 190 and 294, this upscale hotel is 6 minutes’ drive from O’Hare Airport and is across the road from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.Flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee) are offered in each room, as well as sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds. Some rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, in-room exercise equipment or yoga areas with mats and accessories.Buffet breakfast and a la carte meals are served in a bistro all day, plus there’s a steakhouse offering lunch and dinner. Other amenities include a free 24/7 airport shuttle, an indoor pool, 13,500 sq ft of event space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • 14 min drive to the Ned Brown Forest Preserve
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 20 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Walter F

Booked a king room Got double full size beds that barely fit both of us Both beds didn’t use a fitted sheets, which is fine if the flat sheets actually covered the mattress

Both were not completely covering the mattress at the foot of the bedAirport shuttle arrived and left late Appeared to just be sitting on the side of the hotel across the street until 5am where it pulled up to pick up people there before coming over to the Doubletree If it cannot leave on the hour as stated, the time should be adjusted Shuttle driver left the door shut until loading all bags making us wait, before letting everyone on (although there were guests from the other hotel already on the shuttle)! Why would it matter if people are already on? I’ve seen this before at this hotel during the winter thinking it I’d appropriate to have guests wait in freezing weather to board

John Miller

First impression of my visit this past weekend (6/10/22) was that this place was going to be great The lobby was impressive and well maintained and check-in was friendly and efficient Unfortunately this trend did not continue

Once we reached the ninth floor the halls were overly warm a thermostat on the wall near the elevator stated it was 77 degrees and it remained that way our entire stay My group and I were treated to various unpleasant smells over the course of our weekend stay in the same hallway Again our first impressions of the room were great but that faded as the weekend drew on A moderate sized stain on the carpet we discovered when we moved a chair to play board games, small spots of peeling wallpaper, messy grout in the bathroom shower, incredibly dirty AC/heater vent, and mini fridge but no microwave were amongst the biggest annoyances for a room of the price range Breakfast was the biggest surprise, there was a buffet with a pretty standard spread of items like scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, cereal, and a fruit bar We were waved over to a table and then went to get our food, some of the items that should have been cold were room temp like the cottage cheese Imagine our surprise when the man who waved us to the table brought us checks as it was not posted anywhere or ever told to us that this was not complimentary like it is a “lower” caliber hotels After tax something like $21 per person for this buffet One of our group only had a small bowl of cereal and a glass of water Overall very disappointed

Jesús Wong

Great place to stayRooms were ample and nicely furnished, I like coffee pots that do not use pods My room had a tub, unfortunately didn’t had a chance to enjoy it

Location is unbeatable, walking distance to the outlets and very convenient shuttle service to the airportEven taking the CTA train is just a 10 minutes walk awayFront desk helped out group a lot, we had special requests and they worked hard to help usGreat place to stay, the welcome cookie is a nice touch

11. Hilton Orrington/Evanston (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Phone: (847) 866-8700
  • Ratings: 4.0 (1137 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Orrington/Evanston
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Downtown hotel offering upscale rooms & suites, plus event spaces, a cafe/bar & a fitness center.

About this hotel

This upscale hotel in downtown Evanston is a 4-minute walk from Northwestern University and 4.6 miles to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.All rooms offer contemporary decor and custom-designed beds, plus desks, flat-screen TVs and WiFi. Suites add sitting areas.Amenities include a contemporary lounge and a cafe and bar (offering breakfast for a surcharge), plus a 24/7 fitness center. Facilities include a business center and over 18,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the unclean, small rooms and others disliked the furniture
  • Some guests disliked the unclean bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to Bahá’í House of Worship
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 13 times
  • The hotel has a nightclub and a game room
  • Guests liked the contemporary bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Thư Phạm

Room is much better than I thought it would be (although I don’t have the good view to look outside), but the bed is comfy and the bathroom has plenty space (it makes a big flush sound though so I think other room can here it) The transportation is very close to the hotel so it’s very convenient The road is quite calm and quiet, and there are many restaurants nearby to check out

Anne Komac

I once spent the night in a hammock in a Central American jungle during a civil war & that was more pleasant than my stay at the Hilton Orrington in EvanstonRoom 1: We arrived at the Hilton Orrington in the evening and were given a room on the lower floor I asked if one was available on a higher floor and they said no

So we checked into our lower floor room There were blood stains on the bedspread, the hinge was ripped off the closet door, the room reeked of cigarette smoke, and the armchair was filthy and looked as though someone had vomited on it So the next morning we went down to the front desk, told them of the problems, and were given a room on an upper floorRoom 2: The carpet was covered in stains, the air conditioning didn’t work & there were wasps in the room We asked about having the air conditioning fixed and were told that many of the air conditioning units in the hotel didn’t work and that they would put in a work order with maintenance I asked for a fan, but they said they didn’t have any I would like to note that it was 98° outside during our stay and 78° in our room So I killed the wasps, tried to ignore the carpet stains & we suffered through the heat that night Went out for the day, got home at mid-afternoon The air conditioning had not been fixed Went down to the front desk and requested a new roomRoom 3: The very surly man at the front desk gave us a new room but we refused to move until we saw it It was 80° in that room & the air conditioning didn’t work Went back to the front desk and asked for a different roomRoom 4: Smaller than the other rooms, with stained carpet and a postage stamp size bathroom, but no flying/stinging insects & the air conditioning worked However, when we woke up the next morning the bathtub was filled with tiny spiders Fortunately, they were easily washed down the drain with the shower headOverall the staff at the front desk (with the exception of Brittany & Andy, who were lovely) were apathetic, disinterested, unhelpful &, in the case of the thin man with the beard at the front desk, overtly hostile I had assumed that the Hilton brand represented quality, but in regard to the Hilton Orrington, this is clearly not the case

Hamid Charkhkar

Be aware if you are booking a room with a king size bed, you may sleep on a double bed! Although my online reservation clearly stated Room with a king bed, i was told by staff that my room has a “smaller size king bed” (!!) and if i want a full king, i need to upgrade The bed only had 1 night stand and was super small I just didn’t like the fact that my wife and i were lied to and staff/hotel only cared about charging extra for sth i had already booked! Stay away from this hotel!

12. Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This informal hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from a metro station, 12 minutes’ walk from Clark Street Beach and 13 minutes’ walk from the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.Understated rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Studios come with kitchens and sofabeds; 1-bedroom suites have living rooms.A breakfast buffet is free. A bar offers light meals. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness room and a BBQ area. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 9 min drive to Bahá’í House of Worship
  • 7 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alex Schwartz

Good solid classic Hyatt Place I was actually apart of a wedding party hear not too long ago and did enjoy our stay I will say the rooms are on the smaller side for a Hyatt place and take that into account when booking

The staff was really great as well and definitely put up with my two year old toddler in ways I didn’t expect them too Will definitely be back

Claire Poppleton

Overall, the hotel was good, but there were a few things I didn’t like1 Our room smelled disgusting – like rotten food

Our room was a suite with a kitchen, so I’m assuming something was cooked I know this isn’t the fault of the staff, but it’s still quite annoying2 A few things in the room weee not properly cleaned, including chairs and the floor3 When we checked in, we were told that housekeeping would be upon request and no one would be barging into our room But after one outing, we came back to new towels, and our beds made, signifying housekeeping at stopped by This made us quite annoyed, as we were told one thing by staff, but that wasn’t true

Pengfei Z

Great experience, will come back1 Location is super convenient

Walkable to Whole Foods and restaurants in Evanston2 Parking is expensive at the hotel But there is a parking garage (Davis Center Garage) right next to the hotel for $18 per 24hrs3 Rooms are spacious and clean (Typical for hyatt house hotels)4 Was upgraded to a 1 BR suite from a Den room per my globalist status5 10minutes walk to Northwestern campusSee a list of utensils provided in the pictures

13. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 90, this modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Westfield Old Orchard mall and a mile from Harms Flatwoods park.Classic rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and full kitchens.Free perks include parking, hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, as well as a fitness center and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, plus a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • 13 min walk to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 17 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 18 times
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Snyder

We have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the last few years while visiting my brother in town Every stay has been wonderful Good breakfast

Clean rooms Great service Great location off of I-94 The only to be aware of is the lack of housekeeping during your stay at this property Since the pandemic started, housekeeping during your stay is by request only We have requested towels and/or housekeeping services during our stay, and they have already done a great job (we travel with two little kids)! We would definitely recommend this hotel to others

Jessica Barr

The hotel is lovely and the staff were very friendly The room was large, clean, and quiet The shades blocked out all the light from the parking lot which I loved

The bed and bedding was comfortable The parking is free and there were plenty of spaces My only complaint was the breakfast It was really just packaged food I would stay here again and just not get the breakfast option

Kendra Arthur

My family and I stayed here for 12 nights when we were moving The suite we had was very spacious (1 bedroom with 2 queen beds, living room, kitchenette) for the 3 of us and our 2 cats The staff was always very friendly and the breakfast was good and convenient

The gym is mainly cardio machines with a few free weights and the pool was a nice addition The location was great for shopping and dining and getting to where we needed to be We were very happy with our stay!

14. Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is 11 miles from both O’Hare International Airport and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.Unfussy rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves and minifridges; upgraded rooms have balconies with pool views. Suites add sitting areas or separate living rooms; some feature pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.An airport shuttle and parking are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a tiki bar, a hot tub and a 24-hour gym. There’s a relaxed restaurant, and a casual sports bar/lounge offering karaoke and live entertainment, plus 15,000 sq ft of event space with a ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 3 min drive to River Trail Nature Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the relaxed restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the tiki bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alfredo Huerta

First time here and definitely will come back You will definitely need a car to move aroundThe customer service is great, the front desk ladies are awesome and always willing to help

The hotel room is spacious, lighting might be improvedThe bed and pillows are comfyI liked the hotel and will come back

Karen Santiago

The hotel physically, I’m giving a 3 star rating However the staff, I will give a 5 star rating Here is why…

Terry the front desk associate is super friendly from the start I had problems checking in and was quickly resolved Had problems mid stay and was quickly fixed Ramon the bartender is also super friendly and accommodating when I place my food orders They made my stay a lot better and not think about the physical facility issues I had Quality staff right there! Thanks

Cyndi Parsons

Attended a convention there in March 2022 They were short handed all week but the service was amazing The staff ended up like family and we had a great time clowning around with them

The food was amazing and the rooms were fresh and comfy We loved the convention space and the lobby has lots of room to gather I hope we can visit here again

15. The Glen Club (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 2901 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60026
  • Phone: (847) 724-7272
  • Ratings: 4.5 (533 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Glen Club
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Straightforward lodging with an 18-hole golf course, plus free breakfast, Wi-Fi & parking.

About this hotel

Steps from the Glen Town Center shopping mall, this upscale hotel on an 18-hole golf course is also 7.3 miles from the Chicago Botanic Garden.Airy rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers; some have golf course views. Upgraded rooms feature balconies, while suites add whirlpool tubs and minifridges.Free perks include continental breakfast, parking and access to an off-site fitness center. The relaxed club house offers a lounge bar and restaurant, which serves American cuisine. Golf packages are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 8 min walk to the Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Patio”, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Old Sal

Just had lunch there with my daughter, grandchildren and wife outside in one of the bubbles For those of you who don’t know about the bubble, it’s an outdoor dining climate controlled bubble that fits eight people Six would be more comfortable tho

Each bubble has an electric space heater and electric wood fireplace Temperature inside was great Outdoor temperature was 39 degrees Food service is offered We had crab cakes, burgers, chicken fingers and chocolate fondue All were very tasty and hot The service was attentive and friendly This is a great concept offered during the pandemic Cheers

Jolly Thomas

The igloo was nice and warm; a nice experience to sit outdoors in afternoon sun in a Chicago cold winter dayThe wait staff was amazingThe food especially the rack of lamb was delicious It was good quantities for price , note food is served family style

16. Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to a retail park, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 3 miles from Interstate 294, 4 miles from the Kohl Children’s Museum and 10 miles from the Chicago Botanic Garden.Streamlined suites provide separate living rooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, in addition to microwaves, minifridges and wet bars. Family suites can sleep up to 5 guests. Upgraded suites have access to a private lounge.Amenities include a casual restaurant/bar, a Starbucks cafe, and a patio with fire pits, as well as an indoor pool, a gym and a coin-operated laundry. There’s also event space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to River Trail Nature Center
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Brittany Neri

Nastiest hotel we’ve stayed at in a while Had to switch rooms and still was gross Hotel is in disrepair

Lobby is nice to lure you in Pool has an expired health inspection certificate by over a year and the women at the lobby did not seem to carewalk past the lobby and the smell of rotting flesh permeates They told me it was the garbage can but the smell is still here 5 days later They had a puddle of pee left in the elevator until we complained and they wiped it up but did not use a cleaner so it still smelt like pee Husband had to do repairs in the room doors for us to feel comfortable No organization to the room Mirror in the dark hallway with no light, no counter space in bathroom, awkward showers with no space to put your shampoo ect I have absolutely no idea how people are giving this place 5 stars! Such a shame This hotel has good bones but needs a total remodel

Clifford Virador

Great Experience The lobby Is Amazing, Very Pleasant, & Very Spacious The Customer Service & Guest Service Were Very Helpful and Very Knowledgeable

The Hotel lobby Was Very Spacious and Very Beautiful With It’s Many Trees Amazing Place To Have Father’s Day Breakfast I Highly Recommend Renaissance Hotel Glenview Because Customer Service Is Simply Amazing Thank You Very Much

JJ Chowdhury

Great experience! Loved the lobby and the aesthetics! Felt acknowledged by staff and was very professional! Jan was very helpful I would say their customer service was great! Our room was clean and had alot of natural lighting, it was also very spacious and loved the layout! I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family and everyone here!

17. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel in a North Shore business district is 4 minutes’ drive from Interstate 94 and a CTA ‘L’ station with downtown Chicago access.All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and minifridges. Suites add living areas and wet bars.An upscale restaurant specializing in steak and seafood serves all-day meals. There’s also an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center. Additional amenities include 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, with a rooftop ballroom and a business center, plus a free shuttle to the ‘L’ station.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning and the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 35 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Claudine Hicks

My husband and I came into town for his 40-year High School reunion It was a great experience!After a long drive and exhaustion, I called the hotel to see if we would be able to check in early Maria was the sweetest and told us we could

That set the tone for the perfect stayThe rest of the staff was very friendly Beautiful hotel and cleanTo it off everything was within walking distanceWe had a wonderful stay and will be back

Vinh Le

Despite the other reviews, I went anyway and to find that people there are really nice especially Maria Just a hello and we had a great conversation about life, great customer service The hotel may need some upgrades but don’t we all; I think we should stop judging and just focus on the positive sides of thing and just enjoy it

Cause if you are able to be at a Doubletree Hilton during this pandemic time, pat yourself on the back and just go enjoy! ❤️ For me the highlight was meeting another like minded person and connecting while enjoying the Pool that indoor outdoor pool as you can see in my pictures is def amazing Go live it up and Thank you Hilton for a relaxed time much needed

Eric Bell

Service was pretty good but the nightly fee they charge for what amounts to tips for housekeeping was kind of cheap If the housekeeping is good I’ll tip accordingly, but don’t fail to disclose this when I book it then I find out when I get there that it’s mandatory Overall pretty good hotel, nice and clean, but I didn’t get a chance to visit the attached restaurant and the shuttle service isn’t very reliable as I had to hail a few ubers

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