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1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 56 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Homestead Evanston.
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Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Massage, Library
Food & Drink
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
French, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 10 per stay in a crib.
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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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 56 reviews
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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
At the Best Western University Plaza-Evanston, you’ll discover an outstanding hotel experience surrounded by Lake Michigan and Northwestern University.
Score from 216 reviews Good
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 32 reviews Very good
Featuring an all-season rooftop pool encased by a glass ceiling, Chicago's Essex Inn offers a terrace with city views and free high speed Wi-Fi access.
Score from 489 reviews Good
The rooms were in need of renovation, or at least new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. Part of The Homestead's appeal is its post-war charm so I didn't mind the authentically old bathroom fixtures, for example, but the tiles were cracked and the sink dripped all night, and those kind of details make the place seem a little rundown for the price.
I normally stay at the Hotel Orrington in downtown Evanston when I'm in town, but that venue was totally booked -- that's how I discovered The Homestead, and I'm so glad I did. The location was an easy walk to the Northwestern campus and downtown, on a beautiful tree-lined, residential street just outside the clutter of the city. Every staff member I encountered was extremely friendly and helpful.
very homey and quaint.
Elevator was both small and slow, some of the equipment (iron, fridge, TV) were quite old and shabby.
Fantastic location near the lake, within five minutes walk to the university
Price a little high
bed comfortable Taxi came right away
My room was small .
The shower looked old fashion but it turned out to be great with lots of hot water. There is a very friendly, hamish feel to the hotel.
Bathroom could have been updated, not bad though.
Close to campus and downtown, free parking and lots of room.
Deteriorating physical plant.
Room to hot even after radiators turned off. More comfortable seating. TV in bad position to watch
Location, parking, character
The overall property is dated and in places looked shabby.
The location is great, and the staff was very helpful in directing us to the parking garage.
Radiator in bathroom could not be shut off so the bathroom was the equivalent of a sauna. Shower could have been bigger.
Great location, charming, very friendly staff, and a perfect spot for the rehearsal dinner for the family wedding we were attending.
Needs new carpeting. They bring the coffee out as the last thing in the morning. Plates, silver and bagels can wait. DO THE COFFEE FIRST!
Location, price and staff
The building is in need of a major and thorough renovation.You enter and the carpet looks over 50 years old; the elevator from the time when elevators first started. The whole feeling of a hundred years ago building, un-renovated, stretching it to be used now, as it was. The bathroom shower was so small and the shower fixture broken (?) that you could not get water on your whole body. (never had such experience before). The curtains are old and not covering the whole window. The price is exorbitant for what you get; they try to chip in a free breakfast -- the breakfast is not great either--- , but nothing will do to make it better.
The location is excellent as well as seating in the front to have breakfast in a nice morning. It is in a beautiful quiet tree line street near the lake, Northwestern University , and a block from Chicago Ave with shops and restaurants.
The carpets looked dirty and the walls were in bad need of fresh paint. My bathroom had been updated while keeping the old "charm", but the showerhead needed replacement and the shower curtain was too short to keep water off the floor.
The location was great and there was great potential for the hotel to be charming, Evan elegant.
Toilet is miniscule, to the point where I could not sit on it comfortably. Room had a tiny window-insert air conditioner that did not keep the room cool during the day. Pillows were horrible affairs: just a cloth bag stuffed with big blocks of foam. No hot water...water was warm, but never hot (building has old pipes...I get that). Morning breakfast was mediocre...Evanston is full of cafes, so anything the hotel serves must be a notch above, and it wasn't. Basically, this is just an old, tired, hotel.
Not much...the location is great.
needs a renovation (especially all carpet floors) very noisy and not perfectly working climatisation
laundry facilities simple breakfast helpful personnel
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.
Staff were awesome. Location was great. Beds were pretty comfortable.
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.
Smell in the room, simply needed to be aired out a bit
Location was awesome, very comfortable, everyone was great
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.
Room was very hot at night and I couldn't figure out how to turn down heat. Shower was tiny. Needs some updating.
Great location. Beautiful exterior.
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.
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.
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.
Twin bed room was a bit small. The breakfast choice was limited, but acceptable.
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.
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.
Location and atmosphere of an old building. Antique bathroom.
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