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Comfort Inn North Shore


Comfort Inn North Shore

This budget property has a restaurant with bar, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Breakfast is complimentary. Both public areas and guest rooms are only partially adapted but may meet some individuals' specific needs.

9333 Skokie Blvd. (Cross Street: Emerson/Grosse Po
Skokie, Il 60077
Direct Reservation Number: (847) 679-4200
Reservation Fax: (847) 679-4218
Toll-Free Reservation Number: (800) 424-6423

Price Category: Budget

5 wheelchair adapted rooms, 2 rooms with roll-in showers

Wheelchair adapted room types

  • Standard
  • Smoking
  • Non-Smoking
  • 1 bed (queen or king)
  • Connecting
  • Smoking (on request)
  • 2 beds (double)

Reservations/Customer Service

  • Block accessible rooms when reserved
  • Room service available
  • Laundry service available


  • No shuttle provided

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
  • Private parking lot with 5 designated accessible spaces


  • Written evacuation procedure for guest with disabilities
  • Staff trained on how to evacuate guests with disabilities
  • Guests with disabilities are flagged in computer
  • Printout/list of guests with disabilities is created each day/shift
  • Wheelchair adapted rooms all on ground floor

Hearing >>  

Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Strobe fire alarms in accessible guest rooms - Bedroom only
  • TTY for guest room
  • Visual alert for door
  • Visual alert for phone
  • Strobe smoke detector
  • Volume control on guest room phones

<< Info Vision >>  

Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Orientation to public areas/guestroom
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Higher watt bulbs on request
  • Nearest grassy/dog relief area
    • Onsite
  • No Braille/tactile signage

<< Hearing Mobility >>  

Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none


  • Chair with arms
  • Brochures in reach-54" max. for side approach
  • Clipboard for check-in

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair
  • Shower bench
  • Toilet riser
  • Step Stool
  • Mini-refrigerator all rooms or on request

Accessible Restaurants and Bars

  • Don's Fish Market
    • Access via external ramp only
    • Complimentary breakfast buffet
    • Staff will assist
    • Accessible restroom in restaurant
  • Bar in Don's Fish Market
    • Accessible tables
    • Table service available

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Steep ramp to pool area and sundeck
  • Steps in addition to Jacuzzi and fitness center

Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out or has clearance beyond door swing
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach-48" or less from floor
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Located in Restaurant
  • Access route to restroom is only through restaurant.
  • Wheelchair stall smaller than 60" x 58"/60".
  • No lateral transfer space.
  • No knee clearance at sink.


  • No elevator

<< Vision Guestroom >>  

Guestroom 108

  • Standard
  • Connecting room
  • Balcony is accessible

Guestroom Bed Type/Features

  • Open frame bed
  • 36" space on at least one side of bed
  • Bed Height 25"
  • 2 double beds


  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Lever handles
  • Door weight 5 lb. max
  • Maneuvering clearance inside door 18" minimum
  • No lowered peephole

Guestroom Features

  • Space to maneuver/turn
  • 36" path to all elements
  • Phone in reach of bed
  • Light in reach of bed
  • Window Opens
  • Guestroom Lowered Controls: door locks, thermostat, electric sockets, drapery pulls
  • Desk/table has 27" knee clearance
  • Closet rod, light switches and iron/ironing board not within reach range.

Guest Bathroom

  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Door swings out
  • Lever/easy grasp door handles
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Faucet controls lever type
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lowered amenities: hair dryer, robe hook, towels
  • Roll-in shower
    • Adjustable, hand-held shower head
    • Controls are lever/easy grasp
  • Roll-in shower Grab Bars
    • Grab bars on 3 walls
  • Bathroom has only 34" x 57" clear space, so no room to maneuver,forward approach to sink nor lateral transfer space.
  • Toilet not raised but toilet riser is available.

Other Guest Rooms

  • Guest room #104, with 2 full beds and a roll-in shower, was also audited.
  • Room features were otherwise the same. The roll-in shower has a 2" water barrier and no fold-down shower bench.
  • A portable shower bench is available.

<< Mobility  

Tab options

All lodgings listed have the following features/policies (except where noted):

  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, hallways, restrooms and public areas
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in showers
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms that are non-smoking
  • Lowered controls in elevators
  • Garage/lot nearby with designated accessible spaces (if not onsite)
  • Policy to block a specific adapted room for guests with disabilities
  • Policy to reserve adaptive equipment in advance
  • Written evacuation procedure for guests with disabilities
  • Staff training on evacuating guests with disabilities
  • Procedure to flag guests with disabilities in computer and generate printouts
  • Orientation for guests with vision loss
  • Policy to accept service animals with no fees/deposit

Please note:
An access specialist with Open Doors Organization surveyed the properties listed. Only one or two guest rooms per hotel were surveyed and access details reported here reflect those particular rooms. Other accessible rooms may have different features. We advise you to call ahead to confirm the information contained in Easy Access Chicago.

This is not a complete list of all the accessible lodgings in Chicago and their listing in this guide is not an endorsement by Open Doors Organization

The access features reported in this guide are not intended to reflect compliance with any local, state or federal building codes or guidelines. It is not the intent of this guide to certify or guarantee that the businesses and properties listed meet any of the required accessibility codes and laws.