My spouse was on business in Illinois and we stayed in Westin North Shore in Wheeling, where the conference took place. This hotel is about 35 miles from downtown and 15 miles from O'Hare airport. Taxi or rental car would be the only way to get there from the airport. They have Metra train stop in Wheeling 2 miles from the hotel, but there is no service on weekends.My suggestion is to rent a vehicle, it will be definetely cheaper than the taxi.
When we called Westin reservations line, they offered us a free shutttle from the airport,however we chose to book through Expedia (their web- site showed shuttles available for a surcharge). When I called the hotel directly to book a shuttle, to our surprise they told thatt they don't send shuttles to the airport at all. There is nothing special to see close to the hotel, there is a Mall about 5 miles away and Botanical Gardens 10 miles away. There is a number of restaurants on Milwaukee St to choose from and there is one in the hotel.
They have a beatiful trail next to the hotel, so if you like to run, horse ride or bike you can't find a better place. I went for a walk in the morning and saw 4 deer crossing the trail.
Our room was on the 3rd floor, it was clean but the view was disappointing.Ask for top floors when you are there. They have a pool, gym and a spa- very clean and lots of towels, but no shower in the pool area.We had breakfasts in the hotel restaurant, I found them a bit too expensive.The stuff was friendly, but not well organized. We chose to cancel housekeeping and get food vouchers instead,I spoke to front desk and they assured that I would get my vouchers in the morning.The maid still came both days and, of course, no food vouchers. Overall, it was an OK stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 16 miles north of O’Hare International Airport in the stylish North Shore district, The Westin Chicago North Shore blends style and elegance with the convenience of a full-service hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel Wheeling
- Westin Hotel Wheeling
- Westin Wheeling
- Wheeling Westin