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“romantic getaway” 3 of 5 stars
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Sybaris Northbrook
2.5 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   3350 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wauconda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“romantic getaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a nice place to be alone with your sweetie.
It is a little dated.
And no restraunts within walking distance. So bring take out ;)
Also I reccomend the room with the steam shower for extra relaxation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed in the Majestic Swimming Pool Suite (#33) for our 2 year anniversary. A great place to get away for the night and reconnect with your partner. We enjoyed everything about the place. We will be going back again and may have to try the Chalet Swimming Pool Suite. Here are my comments/tips:

1. We arrived at 5:40pm and our room was ready, no waiting until 6pm, which was nice. The check-in was fast and friendly (both must be present to sign pool waiver).

2. The lobby sells a variety of wine/mini liquor bottles as well as glassware, robes, slippers, adult games, etc.

3. The room smelled pleasant when we walked in and they had music playing on the stereo with the multi-colored pool lights on, which really set the mood for the evening.

4. If you want glassware, you have to bring your own. They do provide plastic cups if you don't mind and sell glassware in the front lobby.

5. The steam room in suite #33 did not work (real bummer).

6. The massage chair is awesome.

7. The pool is larger/deeper than I expected (hubby is 6'4").

8. The hot tub next to the pool gets very hot after 30 minutes, which was nice. I recommend turning it on for 5-10 minutes before getting in so it has time to heat up.

9. They have all the toiletries you need in case you forget to bring your own.

10. Loved the seemingly unlimited lighting options to choose from in the room.

11. Suggest putting together a playlist on your iPhone/MP3 before you arrive so you have great music to listen to all night (you can hear it in the pool area also).

12. Grab the menus in the lobby if you plan on ordering food. We ordered pizza from Mugs. It was delicious and speedy delivery.

13. There is one porn channel and it was playing mostly 90s porn. I think you have to actually enter the channel number into the remote to access the channel. You won’t come across it channel surfing. The channel listing is on the bedside table.

Room Tip: The steam shower in majestic suite #33 does not work (as of 3/16/13).
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkland, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Although it was expensive the husband and I had a spectacular time for our eleventh anniversary. We stayed in a deluxe whirlpool and it was amazing. Everything in the room worked great and was impeccably clean as it was a worry when I made the reservation. Some things in the room showed sign of wear such as the wall paper in the bathroom but nothing that will keep us fron going again. But next time we will spring for a room with a pool. P.S. check the closet, their is a pleasent surprise!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I would suggest this place to anyone who loves pools an wants to continue to keep a spark in their relationship.. It's cozy, secluded, private an super romantic, I love this place an would an have recommended it to everyone I know.. A best kept secret also...all I can say is WOW!!!...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have not been here in about 8 years or more, and after our recent stay we both agreed that we have to try to stay more often. We stayed in the magestic room what can I say!!! We have forgotten how clean and just full of ammeneties the rooms have to offer. if your looking to spend some good quality time with one another yet feel like you're in a mini vacation this place is a must try!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I love this place! very nice interior, romantic atmosphere, pool, waterfall, falls into a fairy tale! :)
Last year on Valentine's day my beloved made an offer here, and this year we have a wedding on 14 February ! After the wedding, we at once in this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My fiancé and I went for our dating anniversary and it was so much fun! It was extremely private and a great place to shut out the rest of the world. They have mp3 hook ups that will play not only in your room, but in the pool area too. Though there aren't too many channels, they supply a DVD player. The bath amenities are awesome too. They supplied extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouth wash, etc.

The only draw backs, the floor of the pool area is a bit rough on the feet. We had a coffee machine, but our room wasn't stocked with coffee. While swimming, I was concerned that there was a rose petal floating around that wasn't put there by us. So I was a bit unsatisfied with the pools cleanliness. They had vending machines that didn't work.

Altogether, it may not exactly be worth as much as is, but the experience is worth it. You will never find a hotel like Sybaris. I will definitely be scraping pennies together for my honeymoon weekend there. Luckily, after my original stay, they gave me a coupon for up to 50% off. Can't wait!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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*
Number of rooms: 38
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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