There are a selection of hotels around Old Orchard Mall and in Evanston. The Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn and Extended Stay are in Skokie. The Orrington and Hilton Garden Inn are in Evanston. Other lodging choices are available in the general area and Downtown Chicago.
What’s there to do around The Illinois Science + Technology Park?
With hundreds of restaurants, you won’t have to worry about finding the perfect place to eat. Whether you’re in the mood for a slice of Chicago’s famed deep-dish pizza, an Instagram-worthy brunch, sizzling Mexican fajitas, or a juicy steak – the choices are boundless.
Downtown Skokie currently consists of an approximately 15-block area surrounded by several major institutions and businesses. The Downtown Skokie mix of merchants and restaurants is comprised primarily of traditional independently operated and owned businesses, with several notable franchises represented. Here is a link for more on Skokie.
Approximately one mile north is the Village’s West Dempster Retail District and approximately two miles north Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center, the third largest open-air, upscale mall in Illinois
If you want to catch a train and go to downtown Chicago, you can catch the train at the Oakton Station. Also, there is parking at the Yellow Line terminus on Dempster. Trains run until 11:00 at night.