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“Convenient for business” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Evanston
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Convenient for business”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is the second time I have stayed here as it is the nearest to my meeting venue and others going to the same meeting ,generally stay there.
While the hotel is showing some wear, it is clean and comfortable. I was there a few nights.I could not sleep the first night as I was overlooking extremely noisy air conditioning inlets for the hotel. They moved me up one floor which helped but it was still noisy. Other parts of the hotel did not have this problem.
Food is expensive but there are many options nearby. The staff are very helpful.

Room Tip: Keep away from main air conditioning supply
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dalek99
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151 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I spent 2 nights here while travelling on business. Great location within walking distance to many restaurants and shops in downtown Evanston. Rooms are showing a bit of wear but they were very clean and the property is quiet. The breakfast buffet is a bit pricey but they offer an A 'la carte option which is a nice alternative.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tashapVermont
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Rochester, Michigan
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed for one night over 2012 New Years as a place to sleep after a concert in Chicago.
Having stayed in the city of Chicago, we have come to expect tiny rooms at high prices.
This is our new location when coming to Chicago.
Just outside the city and a short subway ride away, the Hilton Garden Inn Evanston is a gem.
Lower price, for more room in a clean hotel with easy parking. What more could you ask for?
Helpful and friendly staff gave us easy directions to the CTA, Dinner, and breakfast outside the hotel. The room had a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Plus a coupon for a free bottle of water and free coffee downstairs at breakfast. We felt comfortable walking around the neighborhood like it was the street we lived on. We will return here in the future.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank opuseb
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Bradfordwoods, PA
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196 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Juliet K
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Chevy Chase, MD
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122 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KenCC
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank M L
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Athens Greece
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274 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smartiq
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Address: 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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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
Hotel Style:
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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