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1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 – Show map
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Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Massage, Library
Food & Drink
Free! 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.
Free! 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.
Cards accepted at this property
The Homestead Evanston accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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.
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At the Best Western University Plaza-Evanston, you’ll discover an outstanding hotel experience surrounded by Lake Michigan and Northwestern University.
Score from 174 reviews Good
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 62 reviews Very good
Located next to the John Hancock Center, this 4-star boutique hotel is also across from world-renowned shopping at Water Tower Place.
Score from 711 reviews Very good
Steps from the Magnificent Mile in central Chicago, this hotel features a rooftop pool and deck with skyline views. Navy Pier is just over half a mile from the hotel.
Score from 61 reviews Good
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.
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.
Location was awesome, very comfortable, everyone was great
Smell in the room, simply needed to be aired out a bit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Wi-Fi Location is primo Quiet Parking a real bonus
Carpet and bed cover stained TV are antique Bathroom in need of upgrade
Location and parking. Staff was helpful and friendly
Smallest shower I've ever seen. Toilet pipe dripping water. No counter space for toiletries
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.
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!
old/run down/in dire need of repair
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
the front area of the hotel, is cosy and relax
the bed is too soft
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.
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.
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.
All of it!
The tiny flies that came in thru the open window. The slow draining tub and sink.
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.
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.
Fijn hotel; prettige atmosfeer
Very small room, no assistance with luggage. Furnishings look like pre WWII - time for some refurbishing.
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.
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