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“Perfect Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Orrington/Evanston

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Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Evanston
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night on a trip to visit Northwestern College. It is a perfect location, an easy three block walk to the admissions office to start our campus tour at 9:00 a.m. and we were done by 11:30 to check out at 12:00 noon. The staff was friendly and helpful, our room was comfortable and clean. As others have noted, our room was a little on the smaller size, but it was fine, also our bathroom was small but had everything we needed and was no problem. Our room heater was loud too but we turned it off so it would not bother us during the night. It was a little stuffy in the room in the morning but we slept fine! I would definitely stay at this hotel again. It is close to the college, the shops and restaurants of Evanston and only a 30 minute train ride to downtown Chicago.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is old, room small and noisy. It is expensive for what I paid. I choosed it because I was at the kellogg school and I wanted to stay closed to the campus. I spent 1 night because campus was overbooked. Room was noisy.the front desk guy was outstanding. He showed me other room

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I visited in Feb 2013 for business at Northwestern. The staff was very friendly at check-in, and I was able to get into my room at 11am - awesome! They also granted me a late check-out, which was really nice of them as well. The 2 double bed room was large and comfortable and very modern with a boutique hotel decor. Beds were comfortable with nice linens and the room had good heating (very important in February!) Amenities included a safe, mini-bar, coffee maker (with Lavazza coffee and teas), in-room internet connection, hair dryer, and free wi-fi. Nice upgraded selection of bathroom toiletries as well. Also appreciated the extremely thoughtful outlet on the nightstand which made for easy charging for cell phones overnight. Finally, at night, the hotel provides complimentary hot beverages in the lobby, either hot chocolate or hot cider. An unexpected touch that was very much appreciated on those cold nights returning to the hotel!

Cons: The bathroom is EXTREMELY tiny. So tiny that if you turn around, you're either in the shower or toilet kind of tiny. There's very little storage space on the sink or vanity, which is kind of annoying. Other than that, water pressure and linens were both very good.
Second, all of the rooms in this hotel overlook a street somewhere so they all have potential for noise. Each of the windows has wooden blinds that help block out some of the sound and light, which is good. Tip: ask for a room overlooking the allley or Clark st, those are the quietest.
Lastly, valet parking is $10 and unavoidable, ugh.

Fantastic location: very safe, walking distance to the EL, and just a block from the edge of Northwestern's campus. It's also very close to tons of restaurants and shopping in downtown Evanston. I'd skip the hotel restaurant and room service, as there are plenty of great options for breakfast and other food nearby. If you're visiting Northwestern, I'd highly recommend this Hilton. Excellent quality for a Hilton and a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sailaways
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philadelphia
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Comfortable, good location in a large college town close to Northwestern campus, walking distance to shops, Starbucks in the morning. Boutique style, which I like. Nice lounge area, wish I had used more!

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel has such a great location. Close to Lake michigan, Northwestern, shops and restaurants. The staff is the best! so friendly and helpful. It's a Hilton but has a historic boutique hotel feel which i love. very unique place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alyjax
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Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Chose this hotel since within walking distance to Northwestern and also train station - paid a little more than desired for these perks.

It was nice, though a little outdated. Staff were pretty friendly but no one bending over backwards.

As there are only a few options in Evanston, I would recommend this hotel if you're looking to stay right in town and right near the campus.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The good: excellent staff at the front desk, concierge, and bell service. Clean, comfortable and updated rooms. Good restaurant for breakfast. Walk 1 block to Northwestern University. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.
The not-so-good: the bathroom in our room was a little strange...the light switch was located behind the door. Some groping and stumbling if you are trying not to disturb the rest of your party while they are sleeping. Also, the walls are fairly thin and we were able to hear the people's conversation in the room next to us.
All in all a good stay, however! The breakfast buffet has everything you could ever think of.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Russ A, General Manager at Hilton Orrington/Evanston, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed our service, location and the Hilton breakfast buffet. My apologies for the location of the bathroom light switch, some of our hotel bones are not the easiest to navigate around. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to be of service to you in the future.
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Property: Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Address: 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3828
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 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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