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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Bradfordwoods, PA
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Convenient, comfortable, reasonably priced”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

I stayed 2 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston while visiting Northwestern University with my son. The hotel is very conveniently located just a few blocks from campus. For $13 a day, the hotel offered parking in an attached garage with unlimited in and out privileges, which we found very helpful. The room on the 4th floor had two very comfortable queen beds with plenty of pillows. The pillows were on the smaller size but since there were so many of them that was not a problem. The bathroom was clean and had nice amenities, about the quality of any reputable 3-star hotel. Although the room faced the main street, it was generally very quiet.

My only problem with this hotel was the business center and wireless service. Wireless internet in the room was very spotty and I often lost the connection. The business center computers simply would not print a document. The man at the computer next to me spent 45 minutes just trying to print a boarding pass. The computer I attempted to use could not open a .pdf document to print (although I was able to view it.) It was clear that the computers were either so old they could not effectively run basic software (I even had problems with Word), or they were both infected with viruses. No excuse for that. However, at the suggestion of the front desk staff, I emailed my document to them & they printed it immediately on their own printers without a problem.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to Evanston visitors. Just don't count on internet access or printing capability of the business center.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

The hotel skips the frills of pseudo luxury to provide comfort, convenience, and value. The room was clean and well-equipped and the bed comfortable (though I doubt the gimmicky dial had much to do with it). Breakfast was quick, tasty and reasonably priced. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Overall, an excellent base for a visit to Northwestern U.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Clean, good service, good location, newspaper in the morning was a nice touch. Very comfy beds and good, free wifi. Lobby area was very nice, but overall, just an average hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Athens Greece
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304 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

I was so pleased to find how near the hotel was to campus, and that it has a running shuttle that takes you anywhere you need to go at Northwestern University. There are lots of food choices nearby, fast and economical, although the hotel has a kitchen open until late that serves food in the lobby. Have yet to sample breakfast options. Staff was friendly and gave us a map of campus/area. Rooms are spacious, beds comfortable enough, and there is free wifi!!! I was safe walking blocks at night (in the right direction), although it was dark -- perhaps the shuttle is best to take you places at night. Main strip, a long block away has starbucks, pizza, asian, indian, panerra, etc. Rooms facing street hear the traffic but there is not much. Bathroom has Neutrogena products -- no robe or slippers.

Room Tip: A higher floor may be quieter than floors 1-3.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

The hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful. From the time we checked in to the late check-out we were granted, everyone was efficient and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable (the refrigerator and microwave were nice touches), although queen beds (instead of doubles) would have been nice. Convenient to both the CTA and Metra stops, and walking distance to Northwestern University. Breakfast, although not free, was outstanding -- plenty of great buffet items along with made-to-order omelets in a quiet and comfortable setting.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Lake Tahoe
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

While the front desk staff weren't especially friendly and seemed sort of put out by small requests (late check out, more towels), the room was clean, exceptionally quiet, even on a busy weekend. Beds are comfy and breakfast was good. Great location: near train to city, downtown, movie theaters, etc. Close to lake as well.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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bloomfield hills, mi
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

After a long drive, this was just what we needed. We were pulling a trailer. Parked along the side of the hotel. Safe. Close to downtown. Chili's within walking distance. (As well as other restaurants). Laundry facilities and 24 hour little convenience store in hotel. Front desk staff was very helpful. Rooms were clean and quiet. Beds were very comfortable and room was very quiet.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Address: 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-3136
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Region: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 3*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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