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1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, United States of America – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 14 per day.
Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Ideally located in downtown Evanston, this 4-star hotel features 2 restaurants, a well-equipped gym and rooms with a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Northwestern University is just 2 blocks away.
Score from 108 reviews Very good
This Williamsburg-style hotel in Evanston, Illinois was built in 1927 is 2 blocks from Northwestern University.
Score from 56 reviews Very good
Just a 3-minute drive from the McCormick Place Convention Center, this hotel is in the South Loop of Chicago and features an on-site salon and a restaurant. Each room has free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 359 reviews Good
Offering easy access to Interstate 94, this hotel is 5 miles from Northwestern University and a 25 minute drive from downtown Chicago. A complimentary hot breakfast is provided each morning.
Score from 119 reviews Good
Rooms need a refrigerator, at least, and probably a microwave
The staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful
Construction messy, storms caused the windows to whistle, commotions in the hallways disruptive so generally not a restful night.
Restaurants close to hotel
Front covered with scaffolding, we passed it twice trying to find entrance. Interior old, dirty, looks like tired old fleabag motel. Windows dirty and so old difficult to open/close. Breakfast disgusting.
Location great for visiting Northwestern and near great restaurants in Evanston. Beds, linens new and nice. View outstanding from 10th floor.
Parking garage not included in the room price (however $14 is cheap)
Clean. Comfortable bed. Nice view. Breakfast included. Close to the Space venue where we attended a concert.
The exterior is being remodeled so it doesn't look very appealing. The parking garage has a steep incline that is difficult to navigate.
Good location near restaurants and bars. Friendly staff; clean room. Breakfast included in price.
Just our arrival debacle.
The beds were very comfortable. The location was perfect for our Northwestern visit. Walking to good restaurants.
There were several hiccups to our stay. I called to alert the desk that I would be arriving late, and after a 6 hour drive through snow, the desk clerk could not find my reservation. It was late, I was exhausted, and it took several attempts to find my reservation, which had already been paid for. Once in the room, it was ok. The chairs were covered in paint stains, and a ratty piece of paper explained that the hotel is being renovated. It just looked shabby. There was also not much leeway in the heating, it was either freezing cold or boiling hot in the room. Not a very comfortable stay and we were only there between midnight and 10am.
The location is great, and parking is reasonable.
Fox news in the breakfast room! Even when we sat where we could not see it, we could hear it.
Close to North Western U, and lots of good places to eat. The staff were really friendly. The wifi was excellent, and the few extra pillows and towels provided compared to other hotels of this type were really appreciated.
extra charge for parking
Very fast WI-FI, cleanliness, and bed
still under construction
loved the location, price and cleanliness
The staffs are very nice; Hotel is clear, convenient. Great
Took an 1/2 hour to check in because the computers where down. Heater was stuck on high when we checked into our room. After it was fixed, it then quick working while we where sleeping. Are keys to get in the door stopped working and we had to get different one's made. Not enough towels in the room.
Paid parking (but expected) Doors going from hotel to garage stick making it hard to maneuver with luggage.
The price we so good I was worried the hotel may be marginal but I booked it because of the good reviews. The place was great. Newly decorated, comfortable, nice location, lake and downtown Chicago view, near restaurants and cute shops. This place is going on my "will visit again" list.
phones didn't work, heaters didn't work properly, had to change rooms three times
Location and staff
The parking structure. I realize the places on the renovation but the parking structure is a mess. It's actually a bit creepy in there. I would not allow my wife to park in that parking structure if she were alone
The reason I stayed here is because the value. I specially like the room and felt that the bed was outstanding. The people who were serving the breakfast and working in the dining room area for the breakfast were extremely friendly.
nothing. but if we would have wanted to sleep in, noise could have been i problem since there was a note in the room that they start renovation works at 9am. we didnt hear anything though.
the hotel is currently renovating and we got a new room that was really nice and clean. wifi worked fast and complimentary breakfast was really good. they had a lot more than hotels usally offer complimentary.
Room overheated, then had to be cooled, hard to regulate. Doors and entry to parking poor, were difficult. Walls of room seemed bare. This may all be solved with remodel.
Beds - very comfy, breakfast was delicious with choices, front desk staff friendly & helpful. Elevators came quickly, were fast. TV good.
Heater not warm enough
A bit dated but they are taking care of that with the reno
Clean. Comfortable bed. Can walk to everything in Evanston. Excellent value
Poor maintenance of Fitness Room Poor sealing around HVAC unit caused the room to remain chilly
Staff Location Breakfast
Even remodeled room looks old and not clean. Noisy floor, people yelling late at night.
in the center, you can easily hear the noises of train + cars. Additionally, when you use the heating system it makes extra noise. if you are sensitive, they may have negative effects on your sleeping comfort.
Tiny rooms, minimal toiletries in bathroom
Friendly staff, good price, great location
Nearness to Northwestern University and downtown Evanston.
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