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Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

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Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

Hi,

my wife and i are due to stay at this hotel next month, as it is a business trip we don't have a choice of location!

anyway, it looks like my best bet to get into Chicago each weekday will be to take the train from

Glen of North Glenview to Union Station. i have looked on the website, but cannot figure out how much the tickets will cost me each day.

also, does anyone have any suggestions and recommendations of any places to eat around the hotel in the evening? or are we best to head into Chicago of an evening. also, will the trains and walk back to the hotel be safe at night?

many thanks for any ideas and advice!

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1. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

How many days/nights will you be here?

Will you have a car? If not, can the hotel shuttle you to nearby restaurants?

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2. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

How many days/nights will you be here?

Will you have a car? If not, can the hotel shuttle you to nearby restaurants?

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The fare from the Glen is $4.75 each trip.

It's not a pleasant walk from the Sheraton to the Glen station. It's just over a mile in a straight line, but it is not pedestrian friendly. You must walk to Ravine Way (entrance to Kohl's store) or Old Willow Road to avoid the stream that cuts through the property. Ravine Way will lead you directly to the east side of the station, and I'd recommend taking that way Also, there is a large construction project on the main road, Willow, with everything that goes with it - backed up traffic, large equipment, etc. If the hotel has a shuttle, that would be ideal. If you wind up renting a car, parking is most plentiful on the east side of the Glen station, and costs $2 a day.

There are a number of places to eat on the west side of the Glen station - D'Agostino's has good pizza and is steps from the train. Jameson's is a half mile farther and has steaks and seafood. There are several casual chain restaurants in the shopping mall near your hotel. Or, downtown Northbrook (one stop past the Glen) has several good places - we like Kamehachi, Francesca's North, and the Landmark. To return to your hotel, get a cab at the Northbrook station, or call the 303 cab company or American Taxi.

After dinner, you'll find very little nightlife in the suburbs. You'll have many more options if you stay downtown, or, if you have a car, head to Evanston, about 20 minutes south east.

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4. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

Lots of dining options nearby. What types of cuisine do you like?

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5. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

Yes, business trips tell you that you are going to Chicago but they sequester you in some far suburb. You have to be a captive audience for your corporate bigwigs to be happy. If you actually met in the city they wouldn't have your full attention. They want to control their participants. Unfortunately your employers have chosen well. There's no easy way to get into the city. Depending on traffic you're an hour to an hour and a half drive from downtown The Metra station is car oriented and a long unsafe walk from your hotel. There is a bar/ restaurant called Pinstripes within easy walking distance of your hotel. Plan on spending time there. Northbrook is not Chicago.

Edited: 24 August 2013, 22:40
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6. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

Just to clarify: the only unsafe portion of the walk is getting across a very busy, 4-lane street. It is at least a mile and a half walk, though; there are sidewalks all the way and the neighborhood is very safe.

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7. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

And there are traffic lights along Willow Road where you can safely cross.

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8. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

http://www.theglentowncenter.com/

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9. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

Hi,

Thanks for all the replies.

We will be there for 7 nights, we are both late 20's so we are not quite so fussed about going out drinking all night.

In terms of what good we like generally anything except for fish resturents. We both love our food!

I wasn't planning on having a car but if there are some cool places that I cannot reach by the train then I may be tempted.

Thanks again

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10. Re: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel

http://www.francescosholeinthewall.com/

http://www.ruthschris.com/ - Northbrook

http://www.landmarkinnbar.com/

http://barnabysofnorthbrook.com/

http://avli.us/

http://www.tapasgitana.com/ - Northfield

Again - without a car you're limited to your hotel shuttle and taxi.