The little luxuries make all the difference when you enjoy these top-notch accommodations — and nearby attractions — across Chicago’s North Shore. Lush hotels with all the amenities and family-friendly locations with pools and onsite dining options. Some of the area’s most glorious attractions may be right around the corner. For details on all our places to stay, visit Stay on the North Shore.
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie
STAYING IN SKOKIE
Situating yourself right off I-94 puts you in easy car access to Downtown Chicago, as well as a bevy of North Shore attractions. With a Bar Louie in the lobby, Holiday Inn North Shore (5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie) serves as an excellent hub with flexibility for families including options for connecting rooms, free cribs and shower/tub combos. Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago North Shore (5201 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie) sits at the North end of Skokie right by the iconic Illinois Holocaust Museum (9603 Woods Dr., Skokie) and the pleasant respite of Harms Woods (entrances as Harms Rd. & Old Orchard Rd., Skokie). The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center (9599 Skokie Blvd.) features indoor and seasonal outdoor pools, this modern Doubletree location tricks out their rooms with Sweet Dreams beds, HDTV and an ergonomic desk chair. All the wonders of Westfield Old Orchard (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd.) are at your doorstep here. Featured are family-friendly stores for the shopping until dropping like the Apple Store, lululemon and the first Amazon 4 Star store on the North Shore. Eat up at California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Nando’s PERi PERi and Maggiano’s Little Italy. Wrap with a pamper session of luxe salon and spa services at Mario Tricoci.
STAYING IN EVANSTON
Graduate Evanston (1625 Hinman Ave.) is a handsome homestead just two blocks from the iconic arch entrance to Northwestern University. And that’s the point. Part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of hotels that reside in the most dynamic university hubs, the inn celebrates the spirit this college town. Other Evanston accommodations include Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore (1818 Maple Ave.) with its pool and fitness center, Hyatt House Chicago Evanston (1515 Chicago Ave.) and Holiday Inn North–Evanston (1501 Sherman Ave.). You’ll find plenty of activities along the shores of Lake Michigan including gorgeous and interesting Evanston History Center/Dawes House (225 Greenwood St.). Bursting with restaurant choices, pick from some of Evanston’s finest like Found (1631 Chicago Ave.), Farmhouse Evanston (703 Church St.), Taco Diablo (1029 Davis St.) and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. (1615 Oak Ave.). Make the most of your stay with a heavenly massage package from Egea Spa (1521 Sherman Ave.).
Staying in Glenview
Plan for an extended stay in the unique experience of the Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel (1400 Milwaukee Ave.). It’s pet friendly, sports a beautiful outdoor pool and doesn’t skimp on comfort. Trot the kids to The Grove (1421 Milwaukee Ave.) national historic landmark for a nature walk. Carve out a chunk of time to wander and wonder at Abt (1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.), hands-down the largest electronics store in the Midwest. Inspired by Glenview’s history of aviation, Hanger Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Company (1100 N Milwaukee Ave.) is the newest joint in town featuring Detroit-style pizza, steaks, craft beers and a kids menu.
Staying in Wheeling
Westin Chicago North Shore (601 N. Milwaukee Ave.) offers an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, pet-friendly rooms and suites with their signature décor and service. You simply can’t go wrong with your choice along Wheeling’s famous Restaurant Row with a cornucopia of tastes from relatively new comers B Squared Pizza (601 Milwaukee Ave.), Coffessions Coffee House & Wine Bar (820 Wheeling Rd.), Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (583 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and Rise N Dine Pancake Café (102 S. Milwaukee Ave.) to the classic favorites of Benihana (150 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Bob Chinn’s Crab House (393 S. Milwaukee Ave.), Saranello's Restaurant (601 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and Tuscany (550 S. Milwaukee Ave.).