Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 208
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat30 Excellent choice to stay!
We have stayed here probably 5 times now. I keep their number saved in my phone so it is easy to call and reserve a room while in Chicago area. Always clean, everything we need always in room. The staff is always helpful and so polite and friendly. This hotel is in a great location. There are things to do right across the street. We always feel safe in Skokie, and being from SC it is nice to feel at home so far from home. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone!
August 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Good place to stay but!!!!
It is close to downtown Chicago . We stayed in room 179 the bed was like sleeping on the floor or rocks very hard. I asked if all the mattresses were the same and the staff at the front desk said yes.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HSHAH wonderful staff and great services
last week my daughter dhara's wedding and reception party was there.All my guest were very happy,Plus they said its big place,excellent staff,they provide great services. THANKS TO THEM PLUS SPECIAL THANKS TO CATERING OFFICER MS. BUSHRA, SHE DID WONDERFUL JOB....THANKS.....THEY MADE VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR US.....THANKS AGAIN TO HOLIDAY IN SKOKIE' STAFF.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Miranda26 Comfortable and great location
This hotel was in a fantastic location. It was comfortable and had pretty good service. I found the food and drinks in the hotel bar to be overpriced but good.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick31 Great service
Room was very comfortable; broken desk chair though.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WWhite Good, but ...
My stay here was comfortable and to my liking, but the only drawback was that the pool closed too early -- 9:00 pm. Otherwise, everything was fine, plus it was close to where I needed to be, which is why I picked this hotel.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MIkeyVee Holiday Inn Skokie
The Holiday Inn was a nice hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and it was at an affordable price. The location was good as well. Lots of good places to eat and shop nearby.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Champer fee
Although I'm not supposed to mention specific cost of our stay, I was shocked to learn that the cost of our room was $34.00 and $47.00 more than we paid 2 months earlier on our previous stay. We may have had a better room. but we did not request a better room. We will now seek a a more reasonably priced room in a different hotel chain. Otherwise, everything wa satisfactory.
July 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DL87 Affordable stay just north of the city
I've never slept in a hotel that was only 2-3 floors high before. The vibe when you walk in feels very motel-like.
The carpets smell of chlorine due to the indoor pool.
My room had a giant window...... facing a hallway. People can look inside if you don't close the drapes tightly.
Washroom smelled.. especially after house-keeping staff cleaned it.
Weird lay out of hotel makes navigating it not very intuitive. I had to ask for directions to my room..
Free and plenty of parking
Just 20-30 minute drive to downtown Chicago
There is plenty to eat around the hotel. Also a Walmart that closes late and a theatre.
Beds were good and I liked having a table next to my bed so that I could watch shows on my computer in bed.
Conclusion: a good alternative to staying at an expensive hotel in the city or a loud one by the airport
July 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Irty comfy room
By booking on-line, I was unable to request the room we wanted (king/non-smoking) in advance. Upon check-in, we were told that we would be getting a 2-double bed, handicap accessible room - or else a smoking room. I've never been fond of the showers in handicap rooms, but defintely did not want a smoking room. It was also a little disappointing to know that the "free breakfast buffet" meant it was for one guest only, even though I indicated one room/2 guests. Other than this, everything was great. Nice, clean rooms, good location, etc. The front desk staff were warm and friendly. A nice breakfast buffet.
July 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jchet53 BAD EXPERIENCE!
The rooms were small and had a bad odor. The front desk messed up the billing and did not return phone calls when they were supposed to. VERY UPSETTING!!
July 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mstorye428 OK
Well they say you get what you pay for. We thought the price was reasonable. We got to the Hotel and thought the reviews were right as far as it's an older Hotel. However, it seemed huge and looked nice. The staff was helpful. We get to our room, Thought it looked ok. Started unpacking and soon found out the bed was lumpy. Pillows were TERRIBLE! We figured we would unwind in the pool.(one of the reasons we booked there# Well that didn't go well either. The pool was packed! So we just went to bed. We got up for the day. My husband left a tip for the cleaners, They took the tip, but left us no towels. Left us a note saying to enjoy the cookies, but no cookies to be found. We got coupons for the breakfast buffet, but that was the worst French toast I ever had. The scrambled eggs smelled like my wet dog. Didn't taste any better my husband said lol. Sausage was like leather if you can do that to sausage. You can order off the menu so that is a plus. So all in all I will spend the money to stay at a better hotel next time. :#
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aj2015 Great Overall Hotel !
A group of us stayed here a few weeks ago and it was wonderful! The staff was very helpful and friendly. Also, the rooms and common areas were really nice. One of the best things was the indoor pool and hot tub area was very nice. The decorations make you feel like you're outside. I loved it!
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank9491 Very Plesant Reception
Smart, tactful and attentive staff at reception and resturant. The resturant music did not allow me to relax meal time.
Generally I would rate things at a 10.5. 10 being Excellent.
July 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jotake wonderful family reunion
Great staff and service for family reunion with ~50 people for 4 nights. Staff worked with us to keep the cost down and still meet needs. Allowed us to bring in our own food in addition to catering menu instead of ordering the extra thru the hotel.
Small glitch when our original room had carpet still wet from cleaning (at least we knew they were clean!) but staff was great about moving us. Rooms pretty standard; pool and hot tub very nice - could swim short laps. Pool/tub open 9-9 so not noisy at night but not good for morning exercisers. Parking could be tight but with many doors into the hotel, it was OK.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carolr comfortable bed and great service
really great stay, employees went out of their way to help-we'll definitely stay there again, when we come back to Chicago
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irishstar Staff are stars
The staff was helpful,courteous and concerned that my stay was a good one---and It Was! The room was clean and comfortable. The pool was enjoyable and clean. Again, the staff was excellent especially the front desk staff. I'm sorry I didn't get everyones names but,Steph,V, and Elizabeth were outstanding. I'm making reservations to go back in August!
July 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 pool aera was clean
The hotel staff was very friendly, but the building is VERY old, need remodeling ASAP, overall my stay was good. The elevator was so old you couldn't even tell that it was there, look like emergency door or something
July 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy12345 Unhappy
This was the most expensive Chicago land holiday inn I have stayed at yet it is a older building in need of updates. Also the tv was satellite and was knocked out by weather for most of my stay.
July 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by smith50 Worn out hotel
The hotel looked vintage 1970 updated in 1990. The metal doors (which seemed to once face an outdoors courtyard like an early Holiday Inn Motor Lodge) were dented and scratched with what looked like four coats of thick paint on them.
Inside there were gaps in the caulking in the bathroom, peeling paint, well worn furniture worthy of Willy Loman's days on the road, and the only view was the hotel lobby pool which was similarly dark and dingy. The noise from the children playing the the musty lobby outside my window was offset by the loud under-window air conditioning unit.
It was a depressing and somber experience. So much so that I forfeited the pre-paid final night at $255 and paid a $300 flight change fee rather than wait and fly in the morning.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Packohounds513 Comfortable bed
The hotel lobby is nice and updated. The room was in need of updating. The layout was odd with the closet in the bathroom area.
Bathroom floor was grimy, and the door stuck. I found a full roll of aluminum foil (25sq feet) under the dresser. Wonder why the housekeeping staff missed that???!!! The bed was comfortable, and the linens seemed clean and fresh.. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. Did not try the hotel restaurant, but there are a number of reasonably priced restaurants nearby.
June 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TL44 Friendly staff
The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The bar and restaurant wait staff worked vey hard to give us good service. The property lay out and room type was fair. I was hoping for a more updated property. That said, the property appeared to be clean and maintained.
June 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tom11111 Disappointing
Reserved room with two beds. Arrived and given room with king bed. Called front desk and explained that I reserved and needed two beds, clerk said they would check into it and get back with me. 30 minutes later called again, asked for same clerk, told he was tied up, asked for him to give our room a call. After another 30 minutes, called again and no one answered at the front desk. Never received call back. Decided to accept room provided.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DOBIE516 ROOMS
IT WAS A REALLY GREAT ROOM AND THE BEDS WERE VERY NICE WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH HOW CLEAN THE ROOMS WERE. WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANY ONE IT WAS AS GOOD AS THE ONES WE STAYED IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE COURTEOUS PEOPLE THAT WORKED THERE
June 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gene57 Do NOT Stay Here
I stayed at the Holiday Inn, in Skokie, IL.
I believe, I have never stayed at a worse Holiday Inn. It is an older motel, but the service and the attitude were, poor and incentive to the needs of the guess.
Between the noise of the other guess, the restriction of be allowed to eat and drink in the restaurant, due to a Fight being televised, (Charging $20 per person to enter) too mornings in which the restaurant would not serve the breakfast buffet to us, but to other selected guest.
The motel would have weddings and parties on weekends; taking up most parking. The holiday Inn, even gave us priority club parking spots, only to block them off with Orange cones, restricting parking for Wedding guests, and making us find parking wherever.
Almost every time one passed the front desk, there were guess complaining about the noise in the other rooms.
I stayed there for 10 days due to where I was working. I finally moved, due to not being able to sleep on the weekends, due to noise and parties going on in other rooms. I tried calling the front desk to complain about the noise and NO ONE would answer. This went on several nights.
Most of the employees were kind and friendly, but a couple of the front desk girls were downright rude and mean to guests.
I almost always stay at Holiday Inn, or Holiday Inn Express, but after this experience, I am second guessing that.
I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN AND COMPLAINED ABOUT A MOTEL, BEFORE, BUT STAYING AT THIS HOLIDAY INN HAS MADE ME THINK; I NEED TO FIND A DIFFERENT HOTEL CHAIN.
I should go on for hours about the terrible service, cold food, forgetting about our food orders, making one of us pay for them bringing the wrong order; to one of the girls I worked with have to very large dog in the room next to her; keeping her up at nights. AND the Hotel doing nothing about, and refusing to move her.
June 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jessstad5643 Parking Nightmare
After arriving on a Friday I was okay with everything this hotel had to offer. We however waited a long time for our appetizers at the restaurant there, Bar Louie. Then our entres came out right after we got our app. We saw a couple not even get their food the whole time we were there and they ordered before us. Saturday we went out for the day, upon returning, there was zero parking left. There must have been 10 cars circling the parking lot and they were not driving nicely. We finally got a spot in the back parking lot after about a 20min drive around the lot. This was all due to a wedding happening there.----this hotel needs a better parking system for when there are weddings. The hotel patrons can't even park at a place they are paying for.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by decline Responsive Management
We had asked for two rooms close together. On check-in, we were given rooms on different floors and wings. Front desk clerk said there was nothing available. We ended up talking to a manager who found rooms for us that were two doors apart. Later, on finding we were not charged on the best rate for us, the same manager got it sorted out and saved us some money.
May 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SirHat Smoky rooms
Stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Skokie. As I did not pay attention I booked a smoking room. As much as the staff was extremely helpful and seemed to go out of their way to assist, it was not possible to switch to a non-smoking room.
I had forgotten how horrible it was during the days when smokers were king! Unfortunately this room had a terrible smell that caught you at the throat.
Otherwise, the hotel is what you would expect, albeit starting to show its age.
Renovations, and fully non-smoking rooms will vastly improve the experience.
May 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CKid Pretty Awful
Our room had no window to the outside, only to the interior hallway. And smelled like chlorine. The A/C I our first room refereed to a thermostat on the wall to control it, but there wasn't a thermostat. When we showed this to the manager he looked around and said, "I don't know what to tell you" (!) We asked for another room, hoping for an improvement in the other aspects, but just got the room next door. We had to put a parking pass on her car, but even then there wasn't any parking due to the late and loud events at the Conference Center. To cap it off, the smoke alarm in the room beeped at 2 AM. I took the battery out, unplugged it from the wall, and it still beeped. And the phone had no cord to call the front desk. The beds were hard, the floor was dirty. We'll never stay there again, even if it was convenient.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flygirl14u2c Great service
Enjoyed our stay. The staff were super friendly. The room was clean the dinner at Bar Louie's was great. Will return!!
May 24, 2013