Not a reference to making a silk purse from a sow's ear, but this hotel is a dressed up Holidome from the 60's or 70's, often known as a "Holidump" because of the dingy decor and chlorine smell throughout. Having said that, they've done a nice cosmetic job with marble walls and floors and faux elegance chandeliers. They filled in the old atrium with a gift shop and added the hipster Bar Louie to replace the old restaurant. I was upgraded to the 2000 wing and had a parking lot view, which beats the inside view into the old atrium. Front desk staff were awesome, which set a nice tone. Visited for 2 days on a hot steamy July day, and they clearly have issues with their air handling system as the corridor air quality was less than refreshing. Water temps in the shower were hard to adjust, but everything else was fine. Treated well as a Rewards member with IHG - reserved parking and breakfast coupon. Server Nicholas in the bar was also very friendly and took time to chat and help make the evening pleasant. One star off for the older mechanicals, but otherwise a comfortable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Choice for Chicago Hotels...Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Hotel near Downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport. Welcome to the Holiday Inn North Shore Hotel. From the hotel's immediate surroundings in Skokie to the heart of downtown Chicago, we offer a full assortment of diversions, services and opportunities. Area attractions include: Downtown Chicago, Brauer Museum of Art, Chicago Botanic Garden, Adler Planetarium, Wrigley Field (Home of MLB's Chicago Cubs), Soldier Field (home of the NFL's Chicago Bears), and Navy Pier to name a few! Area businesses near our hotel include: Life Time Fitness, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Music Institute of Chicago, The Winnetka Community House, Bahai Temple, O'Hare Airport, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and Midway Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Skokie Hotel Skokie
- Holiday Inn North Shore
- Holiday Inn Skokie
- Skokie Holiday Inn