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“Great getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Sybaris Northbrook
2.5 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   3350 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062   |  
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Stayed at the Sybaris for an overnight trip and I really have no complaints. It is a little pricey to get the room over night, but the staff were all friendly and the rooms were very clean. Everything work in the room and was ery relaxing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My wife and I of 14 years wondered if this place was too romantic/sexy for us. We had gotten an image from the advertising and reputation it had from a couple people we know. Thankfully it wasn't over the top - and we had a comfortable two night stay at the Northbrook location.

We stayed in a classic whirpool suite. It's really built for someone that wants to relax and enjoy the room as a getaway. We had gift certificates and mainly used it off and on while exploring the city. If you want to explore the city find a place downtown or a better deal on a hotel. If you're looking to relax or spend quality time with your significant other - this is nice.

If you're looking to stay sign up to get deals on Sybaris' website. You can get way better deals that way. Don't spend full advertised price - too much.

The whirlpool suite was a decent size room. We loved having our own building and no neighbors to contend with. The room was very clean and comfortable. Even enjoyed the massage chair. Bathroom spacious and clean. It did have a fridge, microwave and dvd player.

It would have been nicer with a couple little things. No wi-fi. I get it, it's a getaway sort of place - but even fast food joints give you the option. The tv options were also bad...not many channels. You also had to dance around the porn channel which I seemed classless - probably the only over the top thing about the place. Whirlpool had a couple little issues too.

All in all it was a nice place that would work really great for a certain type of getaway. Service was decent when making reservations and while visiting property.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Shame on the people who complain about LittleThings or Anything @ All !! My husband & I have been members since our honeymoon in 2009 & was Very Impressed The staff was Great,Clean rooms & the basics were there just in case you forgot yours. You Are Not Gonna Find Any Other Place with Swimming Pool,HotTub,Fireplace,Jaccuzi & Steamroom In Your Room! We Praise Mr.Kenneth C.Knudson, may he Rest in Peace, for creating such a Wonderful,Romantic Getaway!!! Thank You!!

Room Tip: Corner suites seem to feel as if you are the only ones there. Try the Majestic room & ask for...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

i was there with my wife on 10-05-12 and i can only say one word PERFECT. From the amenities to the linens. i loved this place it was so romantic for us and completly private which i had no porblems with. who wouldnt want complete privacy for you and your loved one. I WILL BE BACK

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Seriously, i thought this would be a great get away. I know its considered old school but didnt think it would be for real. First of all the room was covered in carpet secondly, all the amenities where super dated, and finally it was dirty. In Northbrook, the rooms are comparable to a very cheap motel. On the tv was 3 channels that played Twighlight, Underworld, and porn. Seriously, if you have standards this place isnt worth $50 per night let alone $200. I swear i feel got. I wish i could get have my money back. To top it all off there where small bleed stains on the sheet. So to hammer my point about this place in your head, Never Ever Go to this place. Whatever you dont go even if its free. I promise you will regret it!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

OK, this is a great place for a couple to go and spend a romantic evening. But you have to know what to expect. We stayed in the swimming pool suite. There's a small gate that guards the property. You put in your room key to raise the bar and drive onto the grounds. You follow a windy drive to your building. Each suite is a separate building. Some have garages and some you just park outside. There are no windows. When you walk into the swimming pool suite you immediately see the pool, which is half of the suite. There are all kinds of cool lighting options (to turn the pool red, green, blue, etc). There's a small square hot tub area connected to the pool. You can flip a switch and a waterfall will start pouring down on to the middle of the pool. Then there's a glassed in bedroom - so you can lie in bed and look out over the pool. There's a leather massaging chair. Mirrors on the ceiling. TV with DVD. Stereo system that pipes out into the swimming pool area. Steam room and steam shower. Regular bathroom and bidet as well. So it's a great place to spend a romantic evening. Don't expect a big hotel with lots of other things to do. You'll just be doing each other. :) It's expensive, but worth a treat.

Room Tip: Swimming pool suite is nice. The chalet suite has two levels and a slide that you can ride into the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed at the sybaris once again! This was our 5th time at the Northbrook location. We always stay at a pool suite. The paradise and Majestic. Both rooms are very similar with the exception of the pool size, the Paradise suite with just a couple of feet smaller than the Majestic. They both have the hot tub, pool, steam room, refrigerator stocked with ice, coffee maker etc. The reception desk at check in, they were professional, friendly, efficient and do their best to make your stay special.
I recommend a multi night stay to truly enjoy and relax. Take some snacks ! There is food delivery so you don't have to leave. The rooms are spotless! I also recommend their chocolate covered strawberries which you can pre order, they were delicious! Overall an excellent experience and will stay there again!

Room Tip: Majestic or Paradise
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Sybaris Northbrook

Address: 3350 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062
Location: United States > Illinois > Northbrook
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Northbrook
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sybaris Northbrook 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sybaris Pool Suites located in Northbrook, Illinois is a Romantic Paradise like no other. The suites feature your own private swimming pool with a tropical waterfall, soothing whirlpool tub, misting steamroom, cozy fireplace, relaxing massage chairs and so much more to make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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