4.3 out of 5

"We have previously stayed at this facility Anderson pact to do so again when we return to the area. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 26 May 2017

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Hotel Description

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston puts you in the center of Evanston, 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Northwestern University and 12.5 km (7.8 mi) from Wrigley Field. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

All 178 rooms feature MP3 docks, satellite TV, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa tub. 5800 square feet (539 square meters) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Evanston hotel, attractions include John Hancock Center and Lincoln Park.

Two Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144 per night

Standard King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Two Doubles

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Corner King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Evolution King with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
We have previously stayed at this facility Anderson pact to do so again when we return to the area.

Posted by on May 26, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: The food at the hotel was excellent and inexpensive. Staff was helpful and kind.
Location: Great neighborhood. Movie theater across the street. Metro within a few blocks.
First time to Chicago. Had heard about the traffic and parking so decided to stay out a ways and take the train to downtown. We were happy with our choice, the hotel was in a great neighborhood where restaurants and metro stop for the purple line going downtown were only a short walk away.

Posted by on May 30, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, convenient to my work in Evanston.

Pros: location and convenience
Cons: don't gouge us on pricing
Location: very convenient to Evanston, Northwestern University
Very pleasant staff. Nice grill/bar next to lobby. Felt gouged on price because there were graduations in the area and I paid almost twice what I normally pay when staying at that hotel.

Posted by on May 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not worth the price

Staff at front desk and bar was friendly and efficient, hotel was conveniently located close to nothwestern university and near lots of good food choices. The beds were very uncomfortable sinking to the middle. The breakfast was nice but not included , $12.95 ,nor was the parking, an additional 13$/night. Hotel was clean.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Comfortable, pleasant, great location!

Pros: Quiet, nice big room with microwave and mini-fridge. Very clean. Lots of outlets for electronic devices, complimentary wifi, nice breakfast offerings.
Cons: In room air conditioner was quite loud but very effective.
Location: Northwestern University, Dawes Park, lake and beach within walking distance, nice shops and restaurants close by, transportation nearby.
Very quiet, open, fresh, pleasant hotel. Great location in Evanston, within walking distance to transportation and lots of shops and restaurants, as well as beautiful Northwestern campus.

Posted by , from Mountain View CA on Jul 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

I believe it's the best option in Evanston

Pros: Close restaurants
For NU visits, this is likely the best option. Perfectly fine, generic Hilton with spacious rooms. Clean and comfortable enough. Can walk to dining and shopping in downtown Evanston, as well as to south campus.

Posted by , from NYC on Feb 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

The hotel to choose in Evanston!

We stayed here while visiting our son at Northwestern. The hotel is relatively new (Hotel Orrington and the Best Western are old) and the rooms are clean and bright. The breakfast buffet was a good value, with a variety of offerings as well as made to order omelettes. Coffee, hot water for tea, and fresh cookies are placed in the lobby each afternoon, which is a nice touch. We parked in the lot next door and had our ticket validated. (Parking is a problem in downtown Evanston and no overnight street parking allowed near the hotel. )The business center has two computers, a printer, copy machine and office supplies, which were handy. The staff was nice and helpful. Good restaurants and shops in walking distance, as well as the lake and the university. If you are going to Evanston or the surrounding area, this is the hotel to choose!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009

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5 out of 5

Third Time's Charm

This is the third time we have stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, and each time has been lovely. The rooms are clean, comfortable and inviting, We stayed in ""corner"" rooms this time...seem a little bigger. Fresh cookies in the pavilion in the evening for a snack! Made to order omelettes on the week-ends, and we woke up this time to a Farmer's Market on the back parking lot with fresh flowers, fruits, veggies, etc. for sale to take home. A nice surprise. It is in walking distance to the lake (even saw a doe and fawn on our jaunt), and Garrett Evangelical Seminary and Northwestern U are nearby. We would definitely stay again. I used one of their meeting rooms in an earlier visit. They were helpful in getting everything I needed, and it was very reasonabe.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008

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4 out of 5

Best Evanston Hotel

We always stay here when we visit many relatives in Evanston. It is the very best and consistently immaculately clean and always a pleasant experience.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2007

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4 out of 5

Comfort for Business Travelers

Repeat stays were consistent, bar service in lobby, can walk to restaurants downtown, breakfast costs extra, parking lot on block, front desk staff very professional, has restaurant but downtown restaurants better for dinner. Would prefer to stay there again when visiting

Posted by on Mar 11, 2007

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About the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

Location 1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Property Features

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 5800 square feet (539 square meters). Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston. A free area shuttle within 2 mi is available. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Evanston hotel is smoke free.

  • 178 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 5800 sq ft of conference space
  • 539 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2001
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (27.8 km / 17.2 mi)
  • Train station: Wilmette Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 2 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston offers 178 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Evanston hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 12.95 for adults and USD 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 13.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Shore/Evanston Chicago North
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston Hotel Evanston
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston Evanston
  • Hilton Garden Inn Evanston Hotel Evanston
  • Hilton Evanston
  • Evanston Hilton Garden Inn

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.