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“Great Location next to Old Orchard Mall” 4 of 5 stars
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DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077 (Formerly North Shore Skokie Hotel)   |  
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New Delhi, India
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33 hotel reviews
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“Great Location next to Old Orchard Mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The hotel for us was a better than expected experience. It has a vantage location, right next to the famed Old Orchard Shopping Centre and scores of other stores. The hotel is right next to the Northshore Convention Centre. The restaurant is good. For its price, the gym though small is functionally very good. The half in and half out swimming pool is also very inviting. The hotel is a pleasant and friendly expereince.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and have a good view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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DoubletreeHalley, Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Exceeding expectations is our goal, and I’m so glad we met that goal on your recent stay! Our indoor/outdoor pool is a unique amenity that many of our guests enjoy as well as our recently upgraded fitness center. We are fortunate to have Old Orchard Mall across the street to allow our guests all the shopping and dining options they could ever want. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and genuinely look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the North Shore.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas TX
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I've stayed in this hotel for business several times, the most recent the week of December 5th. The rooms are large and comfortable, bed is great, but the bathroom is very small -- cannot get two people in at once. The food at the breakfast buffet is very good but a limited selection; this same restaurant serves really good dinners though. The exercise room has pretty much everything you need -- 3 treadmills, 2 elipticals, and a recumbant bike, along with free weights, a weight machine, medicine balls, BOSU, and exercise mats. Location is great too -- close the the freeway and right across the street from a mall.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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DoubletreeHalley, Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
We are so glad to have you as a frequent guest. Your candid feedback is important to our continued success. We recently added some new items to our breakfast buffet, which also includes eggs made to order, that I am confident you will enjoy on your next visit. Thank you again for taking the time to review us!
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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This hotel has a beautiful lobby, large guest rooms, an excellent staff, and warm chocolate cookie whenever you want one! We stayed here when attending a football game at Northwestern. There is a shuttle to Ryan Field.
The rooms are extremely quiet, with excellent black out curtains. The bathrooms are surprisingly small for the size of the guest rooms. However, the do have large, fluffy towels and nice amenities, and are very clean. The bed was very comfortable with plentry of pillows. In room coffee and tea maker, large flat screen TV.
There is not a free breakfast here, but since it is next to Old Orchard shopping area, plenty of breakfast places are avaiable and relatively inexpensive. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: This hotel is very quiet, so all rooms are nice. If you can, book a king room instead of two queens...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DoubletreeHalley, Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and the special amenities offered to those staying with us for Northwestern football games. It's true, we are a very convenient and contemporary choice. We are glad you enjoyed our rooms so much and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the area, whether it's for a football game, to enjoy the great shopping across the street, or any other reason!
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bryn mawr, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Stayed twice this autumn for business. Was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are ok, nothing special. The ergonomics of the bathroom door seemed to be baffling, however, staff was terrific, cookies were warm, location in northern Chicago suburbs was great. Parking is free. C'mon, how rare is that?
If you are looking for a better than average hotel at a good rate with free internet, free parking and conveniently situated, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DoubletreeHalley, Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our wonderful property! We love the cookies as well, and you are right, how often can you find free parking in the Chicago area? What we lack in bathroom size we hope we make up for in staff friendliness and other areas under our direct control. We appreciate you staying with us on multiple occasions and genuinely look forward to serving you in the future.
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Arkansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I was in Skokie for a conference and this was the conference hotel. I found it to be a great rate for this area and a pleasant hotel experience. What a treat to have a wonderful warm cookie after a long day of traveling. Their staff was also very professional. It was also great having complimentary wine in the evening during the weekdays. The hotel is in walking distance to an outside, upscale mall with good restaurants and a play area for children. They also helped me with selecting a taxi service (American Taxi) to and from the airport. I could not have had a better taxi driver (Sedrak). If you are visiting in the winter, there is a cozy fireplace area that is a nice relaxing spot. The restaurant is so so but with restaurants nearby, that is not a problem. I did not have time to go into Chicago but it would not have been a problem with public transportation. I would stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeHalley, Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our warm Doubletree cookies and our Wine Hour which runs every evening Monday thru Thursday. Hopefully there was a spot open near our lobby fireplace so you could enjoy all three at the same time! We definitely accomodate the conference traveler and are thrilled you were so happy with your experience. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our hotel!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We stayed over two nights during Thanksgiving while visiting relatives in Evanston.The hotel is a bit dated but it was very clean, the staff was great, and the beds were very comfortable. The cookies they gave out during check-in were yummy and the Christmas trees and fire in the fireplace made the lobby very inviting. The heater in our room was a bit noisy when it turned on and we were at the end of the building where we could hear the door opening and closing all night so noise was a bit of an issue for us at night. The location is great though - close to tons of restaurants and shopping (there is a mall with just about everything just minutes down the street and Panera, iHop, Old Navy, Best Buy and Jewel grocery store right next door) and it was an easy drive to Evanston. Parking at the hotel was free and there was plenty. The pool area was really nice. Its an indoor/outdoor pool and my kids enjoyed swimming from inside to outside (the water was a little cold though). We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMEric, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
We really enjoy hearing how the hotel meets the needs of families! Thanks for such great feedback - we hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Sacramento
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

It's been awhile since I stayed at a Doubletree hotel and I was very pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The decor was modern and appealing. Room were nice and bed was comfortable. And the location is great, mall is just a block away. Only stayed 1 night for a meeting, and my flight was delayed so I actually was in the hotel from midnight until the following morning, just slept essentially. But when I opened the shade in the morning, that's when I discovered the vast options (restaurants and shopping) in the area. Next time I'll have to plan for a 2-day business trip! Excellent value for the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMEric, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore, responded to this review, November 30, 2011
Great to have been of service! You've discovered the secret to our raving fans - great service, a really nice hotel and remarkable shopping and dining. We appreciate hearing when we've done well - hope we'll have the pleasure of your return visit soon!
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Address: 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077 (Formerly North Shore Skokie Hotel)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Skokie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Skokie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore 3.5*
Number of rooms: 369
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded Hilton's Prestigious "Conversion of the year" Award. Our hotel is stylized in European fashion with rich appointments creating a truly ambient setting. We have world-class, full service executive meeting center that is certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) and so much more! ... more   less 
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