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Newest reviews for The Homestead Evanston

  • Cheryl
      United States of America
    August 25, 2014

    Staff were awesome. Location was great. Beds were pretty comfortable.

    Breakfast could be improved quite a bit. Water wasn't cold, presentation was lacking and food was just okay. Building could use paint and touchup. Old worn out stuff in vending machine, and ice area where guests go. (Carpet etc) Carpet in facility needs replacing.

    7.5

  • Tamara
      United States of America
    August 20, 2014

    The location is great and the rooms are charming. I was concerned when others complained about this hotel being old, but I found that to be what made it quaint. The room amenities were all modern and updated while still keeping the charm of the age of the property. We will definitely be back.

    10

  • Frank
      United States of America
    June 19, 2014

    Location was awesome, very comfortable, everyone was great

    Smell in the room, simply needed to be aired out a bit

    8.8

  • Wendy
      United States of America
    June 15, 2014

    The location of this inn right in the heart of Evanston is absolutely wonderful, especially if you are visiting Northwestern U. It was a pleasant walk to restaurants, shops, and the lakeshore. Other excellent amenities included free garage parking, beautiful historic setting, and very nice breakfast with coffee available to go. The room was pleasantly appointed, comfortable, and immaculate. I would definitely stay here again any time I was visiting the Evanston area.

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    June 12, 2014

    Great location. Beautiful exterior.

    Room was very hot at night and I couldn't figure out how to turn down heat. Shower was tiny. Needs some updating.

    7.5

  • Sarah
      United States of America
    June 6, 2014

    I was upgraded to a suite and was not charged more. It was lovely to have a space in which to visit with my son leisurely.

    Nothing.

    9.6

  • Jim
      United States of America
    June 3, 2014

    The suite with full kitchen was very convenient. Having the extra living area for the roll away was great. The living area was very comfortable The location is very convenient - close to town, campus, and in a beautiful residential neighborhood. We appreciated the free parking.

    Fully closing drapes on top of the blinds would have been helpful to keep out the very early morning sun. One elevator for the whole building was barely sufficient.

    8.8

  • Jennifer
      Philippines
    April 26, 2014

    Rooms were clean and cozy. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very near northwestern university and nearby town center of Evanston. There is coffee and a microwave in the library all day. They also gave us a 20 dollar discount for the wildcat days.

    Twin bed room was a bit small. The breakfast choice was limited, but acceptable.

    7.9

  • Genevieve
      United States of America
    April 8, 2014

    Location and atmosphere of an old building. Antique bathroom.

    Whole building was overheated to suffocation, even with radiators turned off. Room was totally undecorated, shabby and small. The pillow was mot more than a brick wrapped in cotton which made sleep difficult. The room was minuscule. Breakfast was really lousy, and noisy with an inconsiderate cleaning lady tossing plates around in plastic buckets inside the breakfast room.

    4.6

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    February 18, 2014

    Free Wi-Fi Location is primo Quiet Parking a real bonus

    Carpet and bed cover stained TV are antique Bathroom in need of upgrade

    8.3

  • Edward
      United States of America
    December 13, 2013

    Location and parking. Staff was helpful and friendly

    Smallest shower I've ever seen. Toilet pipe dripping water. No counter space for toiletries

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    October 20, 2013

    The location next to Northwestern University is unbeatable! If you are visiting the university, I would consider the hotel.

    The window unit blew musty air. The breakfast was extremely disappointing, particularly considering the price of the rooms. The hotel needs new carpet, a paint job and wallpaper update. The inside hotel temperature was extremely hot!! Being able to walk to campus made up for all the negatives somewhat.

    6.3

  • Kristyl
      United States of America
    October 14, 2013

    I received excellent service from the cleaning, dining and front desk staff. Each employee I met was kind and seemed to enjoy helping me. The room was cozy and when I arrived early tired from my flight I was allowed to check into my room early. I was also able to stow my bag in a secure room after checkout time. I loved the comfort and hospitality of The Homestead Inn. It felt like a home away from home. Thank you!

    9.2

  • Hilarie
      United States of America
    October 2, 2013

    location/quaint

    old/run down/in dire need of repair

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      Israel
    October 1, 2013

    size of the room & bed good rates fair breakfast free wifi location- near to downton & lake, but very quiet refrigerator in room nice staff homely feeling very good towels & guest supplies

    bathroom- old facilitities- not modern No deposit safe in room old elevator & only one

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Singapore
    September 23, 2013

    the front area of the hotel, is cosy and relax

    the bed is too soft

    7.9

  • Anne
      United States of America
    September 5, 2013

    Loved the location, friendliness of staff, ambiance of the older hotel. It is situated in a very friendly neighborhood type setting within easy walking distance to many restaurants, bars, shopping. Felt very much like a european boutique hotel which I love.

    The hotel is older which I really like however the carpets could use some updating. Felt a bit "worn". Also there was a musty feel/odor to the place. Yes - there is a very european feel to the place which I love but I can see where others would be turned off by this. However, with just a bit of clean up this would not be an issue. Regardless of my comments I know we'll be staying here again.

    8.8

  • Beth
      United States of America
    August 14, 2013

    The atmosphere was very welcoming. The staff was friendly and helpful. It had an international feel, very similar to European places I have stayed in in the past. Plus it was within walking distance to Northwestern, restaurants, the beach which made it very convenient.

    9.2

  • Joyce
      United States of America
    August 14, 2013

    quiet and quaint.

    rooms were small. windows needed work. caulking peeling away from window. could not pull curtains to completely cover window. bathrooms were quaint/old/needing update-tiles cracked.

    7.5

  • Walter
      United States of America
    August 11, 2013

    All of it!

    The tiny flies that came in thru the open window. The slow draining tub and sink.

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 7, 2013

    This is our second stay at The Homestead, and I would still go back even though I have a few more negative comments this time around. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The building is historic, and has a nice homey historic feel. The neighborhood is great. It is a good value. However . . .

    The breakfast really leaves a lot to be desired -- especially the coffee -- on both visits, we were served decaf in the regular coffee bin (which you only notice an hour later when you get a caffeine withdrawal headache and have cobwebs in the head -- not good when on business). Bagels are hard, store-bought (rather than bakery bought) and fruit in summer are tired oranges and apples. If the breakfast were decent I'd be tempted to try their "gourmet" restaurant, and with a more palatable breakfast, they could probably sell a lot more dinners at Quince. Also, the rooms and furniture are shabby and need painting and some renovations. On both visits, even though our rooms were cleaned promptly and thoroughly, we were not given sufficient supplies. We had to ask for additional shampoo and toilet paper after a few days. Seems like they are trying to save on those amenities, but they don't cost much and it would go a long way to feeling valued as a customer.

    7.9

  • Erika
      United States of America
    July 26, 2013

    Location is incredible if you are visiting Northwestern - 1 block from the undergrad admissions building! Evanston is adorable.

    Felt dated - in some places that was awesome (vintage elevator, wide hallways, period chandeliers) in others it was off-putting (old carpeting, paint peeling on ceiling, etc). Overall we would probably pick one of the Hilton properties next time.

    7.1

  • Gerard
      Netherlands
    July 26, 2013

    Fijn hotel; prettige atmosfeer

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    July 18, 2013

    Location

    Very small room, no assistance with luggage. Furnishings look like pre WWII - time for some refurbishing.

    6.3

  • Anonymous
      Netherlands
    July 16, 2013

    The hotel only has air conditioning inside the bedrooms, making the hallways and breakfast room uncomfortably warm during summer. Breakfast has very little variety and definitively not high quality.

    4.6

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