Plan a family getaway and choose some pool fun for the kids. Scope out all the extras and attractions in many price points when you pick out where to Stay on the North Shore.
Swimming Pool Variations
Splash about in the shallow end or do your laps in the pool right off the actual courtyard at Courtyard by Marriott Chicago/Glenview (1801 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview). Unwind in their indoor swimming pool or whirlpool after meetings or sightseeing with plenty of lounge chairs and lots of light. A warm chocolate chip cookie welcomes you at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center (9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie) where the fancy pool has an indoor and an outdoor section. You’ll want to dip your toes after shopping for goodies all over Westfield Old Orchard. Resting along the banks of the Des Plaines River, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook (2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook) boasts an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a whirlpool and a sauna. Conveniently located in Downtown Evanston, the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston (1818 Maple Ave., Evanston) is prime for some relaxing muscle therapy with its pool, whirlpool and fitness center.
Where Pools Rule
Pack a swimsuit! Holiday Inn North Shore (5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie) boasts an indoor swimming pool and hot tub in the spacious atrium, as well as an indoor exercise facility, making it an excellent hub with flexibility for families. Plan for an extended stay in the unique experience of the Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel (1400 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview) with their elegant and arty indoor pool surrounded by poolside café tables. The glamorous Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel (933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook) meets every need for a soothing soak in the indoor whirlpool or delightful dip in the indoor pool all good for hydrotherapy, plus a sundeck for lounging.
Taking a Dip
The pretty blue pool room at the Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago North Shore (5201 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie) is a refreshing place for a swim after hopping off the nearby I-95 or a day of sightseeing. In addition to their 24/7 fitness room, amenities at the Residence Inn Chicago/Wilmette (3205 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette) include the pristine heated indoor swimming pool. Westin Chicago North Shore (601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling) offers an indoor heated pool and whirlpool whether your pleasure is the breast-stroke, dog paddle or back float.
Dreaming of Summer
Take your swim out under the big sky and open air with outdoor pools for the warmer months. Newly renovated and conveniently located off I-294, Crowne Plaza Chicago–Northbrook (2875 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook) adds a Tiki Bar to their outdoor pool. Holiday Inn Chicago North–Evanston (1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston) has a seasonal pool on a terrace that looks out over the town. Modern and upscale, the boutique ESTIA Hotel + Suites Glenview (4514 W. Lake Ave., Glenview) offers a terrific comforts and charm at an exceptional value with an outdoor pool and comfy lounge chairs.