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1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, United States of America – Show map
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Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 14 per day.
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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.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
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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This Evanston, Illinois hotel is only moments from Northwestern University and combines historic charm with many modern amenities, including an on-site restaurant.
Score from 21 reviews Very good
Off the banks of the Chicago River, this luxurious hotel is conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park.
Score from 1231 reviews Very good
In the heart of downtown Chicago, seconds from the Magnificent Mile area and popular attractions, this hotel features exceptional accommodations complete with an on-site restaurant.
Score from 535 reviews Excellent
In an ideal location directly connected to the McCormick Place convention center, this hotel has contemporary accommodations and first-class amenities and services, and is a short drive from downtown...
Score from 841 reviews Very good
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.
Friendly staff, good price, great location
Tiny rooms, minimal toiletries in bathroom
Nearness to Northwestern University and downtown Evanston.
Room was great. View was even better.
Shower was lousy! Would love a restaurant in hotel. Breakfast needs an upgrade.
Staff is really friendly & helpful.
Bedding for pull-out sofa didn't fit the bed.
IN ROOM FACILITIES HEATER WAS TOO NOISY NOT WORKING PROPERLY BREAKFAST WAS POOR
Dingy out of date interior,poor lighting, slow to make up rooms.
Great shower. Comfy bed& pillows. Fair breakfast items. Beautiful view. Good location for us. Friendly desk staff
Tricky parking- didn't like that it wasn't included in hotel price. Sink pipes leaked a bit. Bedside Lamp outlet didn't work. Slooooow flushing toilet - never over-flowed but it worried me w/ each flush.
Location-close to Evanston downtown and NU
Aircon-the auto adjustments of temp control was so loud, I could hardly sleep a longer period of time without being waken by the sound. Breakfast-perhaps the most unimpressive breakfast we had ever had.
Proximity to downtown Evanston was good. Some of the front desk staff were helpful and pleasant but not all. Breakfast option was good but would have been better if opened earlier.
Friends who heard we were staying at Best Western grimaced and said "You're staying at the 'Hooker Hotel?'. We laughed until we saw some evidence that this might be true. People were lurking around the building -- especially the parking lot -- and we were uncomfortable with the fact that there seemed to be no security anywhere. The fact that building is under construction is hopeful for the future; presently the building is dark, dusty and out-of-date. The appearance of the outside of the building is terrible.
Convenience for Evanston amenities
The reason we chose a hotel at Evanston was the scandalous prices at Chicago (2nd week of September) cleanliness space bathroom high floor
breakfast so so way back from Chicago every night
great free breakfast, comfortable bed and pillows in big , quiet rooms
Staff and guests were nice and friendly The room is as in the pictures
Does not have a ramp a the entrance. It has an elevator for handicap guests but suitcases don't fit so I had to carry them up the stairs when checking in and down the stairs when leaving. Very ugly building from the outside, ugly entrance, doesn't even look like a hotel entrance and as the reception is further in on the left no one is there to see you and help you. Corridors and common areas seemed very old and used
The staff are very helpful and friendly. Room is clean and comfort. Only a few minutes to downtown evanston. Easy to find restaurants nearby. If you are not happy with the breakfast provided at hotel, there are always cafés nearby opened very early in the morning.
This place, especially the exterior, is a bit run-down. The lobby is dull and smells. The scrambled egg served at breakfast was too rich and sweet. Breakfast options are limited.
Plenty of space, close to the university, good complementary parking, internet and breakfast, people very pleasant. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and the rooms a pleasant surprise
Arrived late at night expecting a place in a University environment, instead it seemed like a run down neighbourhood with odd parking facilities and a musty lobby.
I liked the location near Northwestern University, it is within walking distance.
The train passes near, and it is loud and frequent. The breakfast was not that great. We were on the 12th floor and water pressure was a problem, at times we had no water, sometimes a small dribble, and others full pressure.
In good location, accesible to CTA and friendly staff.
Sleep was disrupted by folks coming home after bar time. Also was located by ice machine. Definitely ask for room away from elevators and ice machine.
Closeness to eating and shopping and Loyola University (3.5 miles away of nice driving).
Learning that I could obtain a $10+/night discount IFI HAD KNOWN That Best Western offered to families of students entering either NW or Loyola University. 2nd: $14/night parking is rediculous. The street was torn-up and this fee on top of other costs were upsetting. Absorb the parking if staying there multiple nights. We were there 3 nights.
Nice view from large windows Very Comfortable Bed Free Breakfast Very clean Secured Parking
Very good location Decent breakfast Great view from the 12th floor
Best price in the immediate area (through booking.com) Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, solid WiFi, great shower, tasty and filling breakfast included. On-site parking.
Hm. Thinking hard ... the driveway was really steep into the parking garage?
Everything was fine for me. Nothing to complain about. Close to CTA Station to get to Chicago (so you don't have to search a (expensive) parking lot there. Ony a few minutes to drive to next Interstate.
Depending on where your room is you can here train noise. Parking fee could be cheaper for hotel guests.
The room was nice. The lady checking us was brilliant. Listened to my complaint & refunded me a night.
Been woken up at 9 from the builders in the room below us.
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