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“Beatutiful boutique hotel near Northwestern University” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Orrington/Evanston
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Beatutiful boutique hotel near Northwestern University”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Located right in the heart of the quaint college town of Evanston.
Rooms are small. Bathroom is even smaller. Room for one person only! Not a lot of room for a couple to spread their cosmetic bag items in there! DId I mention the bathroom is really small?!
Room is modern and very clean. Bed was super comfortable with lots of pillows.
Wasn't in the room much; however, the TV worked fine as did the FREE Wifi in the room (bonus!)
What was tricky was that the safety deposit box ws located in the night table on the bottom shelf; A friend of mine was dow the hall and she and her husband didn't even know there was a safe until I told her. This should be mentioned at the front desk during check-in. I found it awkward to use (if you're older and not flexible, it would be difficult) and kept hitting the numeric pad twice (small numbers, long nails). I ended up having to call security since I tried the code too many times and it wodln't allow me to try any more. The guy had to open it for me!
The fitnesss room was adequate-not huge. Suffcicient machines and weights. Limited floor space for any mat exercise.
Brunch at Globe(attached to the hotel) was delicious! The buffet was excellent and had everything.

Room Tip: I was in 417. Don't get it if you want to hear people coming and going through the main entrance...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your detailed review! We actually try to put guests on the front of the hotel since that has a nicer view than the back, which faces an alley. Of course, the downside is that there could be more noise from people on the street! Next time, try a room in the back of the hotel, as you might like the quitness more. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The room was very clean, staff were very helpful and friendly, and the price was average. Even though I would rate the price as being average, I feel I got my money's worth since the accommodations were excellent. The only complaints are the bathroom was a bit on the small side with no ventilation for the shower steam and $22 per night for parking is a bit steep, however, you would definitely pay more than double that if you stayed in Chicago. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay overall, and we are looking forward to having you again!
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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Price is right, overall hotel is lovely, staff are great -- rooms (petite) are quite small and heating needed humidity! The location is buzzing with fun things to do, old town feel and ease of getting around on foot or by driving. I'd stay there again but ask for a room humidifier.

Room Tip: Petite rooms are small and dry. Ask for a humidifier.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we will be happy to supply you with a humidifier on your next trip here!
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East Lansing, Michigan
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8 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stayed here for a work event and extended the stay for the weekend to explore Chicago's attractions...hotel was very clean, well-located and staff friendly. Rooms are spacious and beds comfortable, ample valet parking. Like another reviewer commented, the bathrooms are weirdly small and compact, however. Got a great room rate considering this is a somewhat-snooty (yet pretty) Chicago suburb and hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that you got to relax a little after your work event. Evanston and Chicago are great places to visit and it sounds like you got to take advantage of some of the offerings. I hope you choose us again next time you are in the area for either business or leisure!
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My daughter is a student at Northwestern and I find this a wonderfully close and relaxing hotel. I have stayed several times over two years, and have never had a complaint. I have had a regular room and also been upgraded, and have never had a noise problem. I have no complaints about the size of the restrooms like some other reviews, but if you compare it to European bathrooms, they are ALL large!! The breakfast is always well prepared and I think has a nice variety. The proximity to campus is awesome, the staff is helpful and anything I have needed has been responded to promptly. We left clothes there once, and had no problem having them discovered and retrieved. Anytime I go to Orrington in the future, this is where I'm staying!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your great review! We love forming relationships with NU families as they come to visit their children over the years. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Jlowery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hotel is in the middle of everything, good restaurants, close to commuter trains, easy street access, and very welcoming on a cold, snowy, wintry night. I was really glad to see the valet parking assistant.

Room Tip: Street room had good view and quiet
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your review! It sounds like you were able to enjoy Evanston and all it has to offer! Please come see us again.
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The room and desk staff were nice. Unfortunately while I was there a necklace went missing from my room. It was in a bag, in a pocket in my suitcase. This is the first time I've ever had this happen, and I'm surprised it was at such a nice hotel. I didn't find the safe, which was in an unusual location in one of the nightstands. Next time I will be more cautious. A filed a report, but no one ever got back in touch with me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that we got the chance to speak on the phone about next steps regarding your missing necklace. Again, I am very sorry that the loss happened at this hotel and I hope that you choose to stay with us again next time you are in the area.
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Address: 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Orrington/Evanston 4*
Number of rooms: 269
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