Discover our boutique-inspired Lake Forest hotel

The first hotel to open in Lake Forest since 1929, The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel offers modern comfort and exceptional service. Founded on "Love of Science and Nature,” the city of Lake Forest is grounded on preservation and progress providing a splendid lakefront locale, open lands, office parks, and cobblestone streets along historic Market Square. The Forester Hotel mirrors a similar spirit with its idyllic destination and signature comforts like spacious rooms with Cozy Corner sofa-sleepers, an upscale bistro and bar, event space, and more. Experience the best of Lake Forest and stay close to area mainstays like Starbucks® and Williams Sonoma. 

  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly
  • Business Services
  • Meeting Facilities


Accessible Double Guest Room
Cozy Corner
One Bedroom King Suite Kitchen

Take your pick from 156 comfortable rooms and suites featuring work desks, seating areas, mini-fridges, and Cozy Corners with sofa-sleepers.
Man with Coffee

24/7 Dining

Wake up to breakfast served every day in Oaken Bistro + Bar where you’ll find a wide array of choices from fresh fruit, eggs, benedicts, to AM favorites like avocado toast, pancakes, waffles, and more.

Oaken Bistro + Bar offers a modern, upscale American bistro + bar menu with global influence. Enjoy elevated burgers and salads as well as dishes with more unique, worldly flavor trends. Also featured is a craft cocktail menu with signature herbal-infused offerings as well as an eclectic wine list and local beers.

Looking to grab something To-Go? The Market has a selection of bottled drinks and conveniently packaged items.


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Fries and Two Red Wine

Our Hotel

Fitness Center

Hyatt Place 24/7 Gym

Fitness Center

Head to our 24-hour fitness center to enjoy a workout whenever you feel like it. You’ll find premium strength-training equipment and cardio machines. 

Shared Computers

Business Center

Shared Computers

Print documents remotely for easy pickup or log into our workstations and revise documents, print a boarding pass, or just check your e-mail.
Dog on the bed
Dog on the bed
Dog on sidewalk
Dog on couch
Dog on sidewalk


We welcome your four-legged friends to stay with us at The Forester. You can bring up to two dogs with a $75 pet fee per stay.


1-6 nights: $75

7+ nights $150

Weight Limits

50 pounds individually, or 75 pounds combined 
What else is happening at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel?

Travel with the World of Hyatt App.

We're bringing flexibility and peace of mind to your stay, with digital amenities that can help put you in control of how you connect with us. Discover the below amenities via the World of Hyatt app, available at The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel:

  • Account access
  • Points balance & earned rewards
  • Curated meditations from Headspace
  • Hotel stay bill
  • Hotel favorites
  • In-stay benefits