The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel

The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel

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4.5
#3 of 3 hotels in Lake Forest
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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As the first boutique-inspired offering from Hyatt Place and the first hotel to open in Lake Forest, IL since 1929, The Forester Hotel is the natural selection for modern comfort and evolutionary service. Founded on the motto of "Love of Science and Nature", the city of Lake Forest has always been at the crossroads of preservation and progress with its open lands backing up to office parks and the cobblestone streets of historic Market Square leading to Starbucks and Williams Sonoma. The Forester is at a similar crossroads safeguarding all of the comforts of Hyatt, like Hyatt Grand Beds, free WiFi, cozy corner sofa-sleepers, and delicious breakfast, while at the same time blazing new trails with boutique offerings including an upscale bistro + bar and over 4,500 square feet of flexible event space. Blaze your own trail and discover The Forester.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles139 reviews
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The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel is commended for its exceptional service and stylish atmosphere, offering a clean and inviting experience in a beautiful setting. Guests have called out the professionalism of the accommodating staff, though a few have noted service inconsistencies. Rooms are celebrated for their cleanliness and modern touches, yet some guests point out size and noise issues. While the amenities, including the food quality, receive praise, some travelers feel the hotel lacks in certain areas and question the value relative to the cost.
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Paul R wrote a review Apr 2023
Chicago, Illinois
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Forester is a great place to stay. Front desk and restaurant staff super nice and helpful . Breakfast menu is outstanding and hotel is very clean and new. I highly recommend it!
10 minutes to downtown Lake Forest
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nick Velisavljevic, Guest Services / Front Office at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 24 Apr 2023
Dear Paul, Thank you very much for choosing The Forester during your recent visit and for taking the time to share your kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed the service of the staff as well as our clean new hotel! We strive to provide the best service possible to our guests. We value your feedback and it will be shared with the team. Thank you and we can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best, Nick Velisavljevic Front Desk Manager The Forester Hotel
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Reviewing W wrote a review May 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hotel, one of the best we've stayed at in a long time. Hardwood-type floors make the rooms feel extra clean without the old carpeting typically found in other hotels.

Alex the general manager was beyond helpful. The staff was great. The room was great. Very convenient to everywhere we needed to go and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Robert Trossman, General Manager at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to leave this wonderful review regarding your stay at our hotel. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response to make every guest experience the best it can be. We are glad to know that you found both the staff and accommodations exceeded expectations. I greatly appreciate your kind words and they will be celebrated with the entire team. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Kind regards, The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel
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rickapel wrote a review Dec 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would consider the Forester Hyatt Place an excellent place to stay. At check-in, carts used to move luggage from curbside to rooms were not available (I found out later folks weren't returning them). The person who checked me in immediately jumped into action with superlative service, locating a cart for me so I could move on with my day. The Bistro had a good selection of food and beverages including an expresso machine, The food was excellent and reasonably priced. This is a hotel I would strongly recommend.
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nikola Velisavljevic, Other at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 7 Dec 2022
Dear rickapel, Thank you very much for choosing The Forester during your recent stay and for taking the time to share your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed service. The carts are often taken without being returned but we are glad that somebody was able to help locate one for you! We strive to provide the best service possible to our guests. We value your feedback and it will be shared with the team. Thank you and we can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best, Nick Velisavljevic Front Desk Manager The Forester Hotel
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sussexguy wrote a review Jun 2022
Speldhurst, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville during the week of the CMA Fest. No chance of discounts during CMA fest week but $350 per night means you expect a top notch hotel. In fact you commonly expect Hyatt to be a 5 star but this one is not as good as a motel. There was a serve yourself breakfast buffet in the lobby - much as you would expect in a motel. No other lunch or dinner which is obviously where it did not collect 5 stars. Premium rooms on the top floor have a great view of an opposing concrete appartment block. On our second day the room did not get cleaned despite 3 times of asking at the front desk. I finally resorted to collecting new towels and coffee at 11 pm but still no sign of bed being made up or bathroom cleaned! Also on the second day the 3 lifts all jammed up on the 14th floor leaving about 20 guests climbing 14 floors. Later in the day we received a letter of apology with an offer to credit 5000 extra points on their loyalty programme. On approaching the front desk we were told we could not have this compensation because one of our 5 days was booked through an online travel agent and not through the hotel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely baffling
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want a 5star hotel or value for money this is not for you
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Response from Anastasija Asanin, Guest Services / Front Office at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 13 Jun 2022
Dear sussexguy, I apologize you had a less than satisfying experience at a Hyatt Property. Your response unfortunately was posted to the TripAdvisor for The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel located in Lake Forest, Illinois. We would be happy to send this response to the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville for you. Best Regards, The Forester
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Meg wrote a review Jun 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this new hotel for 6 nights earlier this month. Our room was never cleaned, trash never removed, and clean towels and coffee was only provided when requested. We had to call almost every day to ask to have room cared for/trash removed and it was never done. We we told they only clean rooms on the 3rd day. The 3rd day came and went. Ever time we called they apologized and said the following day they would send someone. Upon checkout we complained one last time about the lack of service. They said they are short staffed and the only thing they can do is offer 1000 Hyatt points.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Robert Trossman, General Manager at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Guest: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and comments about your stay. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed. For safety reasons due to COVID, we are following all local and CDC guidelines regarding our cleaning procedures. Our housekeeping policy is that no one will enter your room unless specifically requested. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but please know this is intended for everyone's safety. That being said, due to length of stay, housekeeping services should have definitely be provided after 3 nights, and I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. It is our hope that you give us another opportunity to serve you. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience during your stay and hope to see you during your next visit. Kindest regards, The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel
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Pamela B wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful visit to this new hotel in Lake Forest, Illinois. We visited on a Thursday, late afternoon, and enjoyed a few cocktails in the bar before having dinner in the Oaken dining room. We enjoyed meeting the bar manager and our waiter who were very knowledgeable about the bar menu and the dinner options. We made a specific request to change up the traditional ingredients in our drinks and the bar manager was happy to do so. Our drinks were perfect! Both are appetizer and our main entrée were delicious and we even decided to have dessert, which is rare for us, but we were so glad we did!

We enjoyed a lovely corner suite that was very spacious, and of course one of the most important things of the evening after a long day of work was the comfort of the bed. It did not disappoint! 

The Forrester is easily accessible just off the interstate, is very attractive, had plenty of parking and a warm, welcoming front desk staff.

In spite of the fact that this hotel was only open for a few weeks when we arrived, they really have excellent customer service covered already. We will definitely return the next time we are in the northern Chicago suburbs!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Robert Trossman, General Manager at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review of our brand new hotel. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response to make every guest experience the best it can be. We are thrilled to hear your received the excellent World Class Service we strive to provide. We are glad that you were able to spend some time at Oaken and that your drinks were made to your liking. I greatly appreciate your kind words and they will be celebrated with the entire team. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Kind regards, The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel
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Gabriel wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is brand new with clean, spacious rooms. The hotel staff is very welcoming and will do anything they can do make sure your stay is absolutely perfect. I came here to visit my boyfriend because he is at the Naval base in Great Lakes. I found this hotel on a whim, and could not be happier with my stay. He enjoyed it too! I am a clean freak/OCD and a little bit high maintenance... this hotel exceeded my expectations. The pictures are very accurate- clean, spacious, trendy. There is a cute restaurant in the lobby, as well as a market for anything you could possibly need- snacks, waters, toothbrush, etc.

Thank you for welcoming me and being a part of my boyfriend and I's time together. I hadn't seen him in months, so this trip was extra special for us.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: new, trendy hotel
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Response from Robert Trossman, General Manager at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review about your stay. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response to make every guest experience the best it can be. I greatly appreciate your kind words and they will be celebrated with the entire team. We are glad to know you found the hotel to be immaculately clean and that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to being of service to you in the future. Kind regards, The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel
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debramk2022 wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was clean, and inviting. We had a great night's sleep after a long wedding celebration of our son and daughter in law. The bridal suite accommodations for the girls getting hair, makeup, dressed for the event was also stupendous. The security to get to the rooms was very good due to needing a key to get on the elevators.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anastasija Asanin, Guest Services / Front Office at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 13 Sept 2022
Dear Guest: Thank you for completing our survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response to make every guest experience the best it can be. I greatly appreciate your kind words about our team accommodating the ladies in the bridal suite and they will be celebrated with the entire team. Please also know we appreciate your feedback about the key cards in the elevators as the security of our guests is one of our main priorities. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Best regards, The Forester
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denniskingsley88 wrote a review Sept 2023
Fernandina Beach, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am in the Hotel business for a competitor brand but was attending a wedding so I stayed where the wedding block was. The total experience was beyond my expectations in every way. From the initial point of contact in making the reservation, to the check in process, the rooms being spotless, large and well appointed, the cleanliness of the entire hotel, ease of access, the entire staff, obviously one of the best run hotels of this brand I am sure.
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nick Velisavljevic, Guest Services / Front Office at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 23 Sept 2023
Dear Mr. Kingsley, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Forester. We are genuinely delighted to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations in every aspect. Your kind words about our reservation process, the cleanliness and spaciousness of our rooms, and the overall quality of our hotel are greatly appreciated. As someone from the hotel industry yourself, your recognition of our efforts means a lot to us. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort for our guests. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the wedding, and we feel privileged to have been a part of your stay during this special occasion. Should your travels bring you back to the area, we would be honored to welcome you once again to The Forester. Thank you for choosing us, and we wish you all the best in your future travels.
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Danielle C wrote a review Oct 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a good night’s sleep at this hotel. Room was clean and spacious. There is not much around the hotel, so not great for walkability. But the front fest was terrific and the food in oaken was excellent. Loved the ceviche and grilled Caesar. Housekeeping does not service the room unless requested, and even then they don’t always come if you do.
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Nick Velisavljevic, Guest Services / Front Office at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
Responded 21 Oct 2023
Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a restful night in a clean and spacious room. Your feedback about walkability and housekeeping services is valuable for us to consider improvements. We appreciate your positive comments about our front desk and restaurant.
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KatLei wrote a tip May 2024
North Chicago, Illinois17 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking. Traffic congestion occurs during rush hours so keep that in mind when going somewhere. Excellent location."
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Michael T wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very dog friendly."
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W M wrote a tip Dec 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Taxi from the airport can cost USD90-100 and take about 25-40mins depending on traffic and time of the day."
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txmmoore wrote a tip Nov 2023
Houston, Texas190 contributions81 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for coffee pods if your are a coffee drinker"
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Brent wrote a tip Jun 2023
Oakland, California713 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walls a little thin."
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₹21,801 - ₹37,003 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
156
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oaken Bar + Bistro, Sbarro, and Panda Express.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cuneo Museum & Gardens (4.2 km).
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