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“Live across from Northwestern” 4 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 #3 of 7 hotels in Evanston
San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Live across from Northwestern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Probably the best hotel if you need to visit Northwestern. Basically across the street from Northwestern and walking distance to Evanston downtown. Room is on the small size, especially the tiny bathroom. Breakfast buffet is decent. Overall due to its great location, I would go there again for NWU.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Chevy Chase, MD
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

As others have said, the Orrington's location cannot be beat if you are visiting Northwestern. The Staff is also very helpful -- our room had a faulty thermostat and it was fixed promptly and courteously on a Saturday night. And, the buffet breakfast was good and reasonably priced (for hotels of this class). However, there were some issues with the room. The decor was minimal (no pictures on the wall), which was fine, but they took it further by limiting its equipment: no armchair or any place else to sit other than the beds or the desk chair. The bathroom was of a size that you would find on a cruise ship cabin. Finally and the principal reason for the lower-than-good rating, the windows are inadequately sealed. Even though we were on the street side of the hotel (which another commenter says is quieter), about five or six floors up, there was noise all night that made it difficult to sleep.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bowling Green, OH, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Excellent location for Rotary Hq. events, excellent staff. We could have saved significantly by using an on-line provider of rooms in this same hotel. Mechanical sounds sometimes emanted from the walls and every time people entered the next room, it sounded like they were coming into our room. I expect more for the price we were charged.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Comfortable hotel with free in-room wifi is conveniently located in downtown Evanston within walking distance of the L (Purple line, Davis Stn) and the south side of the Northwestern campus. Even with a AAA discount, the room cost seemed a little high for two people on a Sunday night. I was not able to log in to my airline web site from the computer in the Business Center to check in or print my boarding passes.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Philadelphia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel that gets better each time we stay. We recommend a street side room on a high floor (it is sometimes a little bit noisy in the mornings on the back side of the hotel). The staff is very friendly and helpful. Excellent access to the Northwestern University campus, especially the southern end where the theaters and concert halls are located. Right in the middle of the great coffee shops, restaurants and shops of Evanston.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Valencia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Hilton Orrington in Evanston is an excellent and convenient location to Northwestern, downtown Evanston, and to the train. The lobby is inviting, and the rooms are very comfortable. We stayed here while visiting our son in Evanston and were very pleased.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Saint Peters, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Overall this hotel is a diamond in the rough in Evanston. It is close to everything you would need in walking distance. My really only complaint is the rooms have plantation shutters and it was too bright in the morning. Could have germ better with room darkening shades.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 #3 of 7 hotels in Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Orrington/Evanston 4*
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