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Margarita European Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the hospitality of the Margarita during a Northwestern U college visit. The Margarita is a lovely hotel with old-fashioned elegance that my teen son and I really enjoyed. The beds were very comfortable with multiple pillows of varied softness, so we both got a good night's sleep. The room was somewhat small, but had an amply-sized bathroom and closet... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first real "flag" would have been my attempting to make a reservation. For two days I called with no one answering the phone and no answering service. I finally got hold of someone and we did still stay at the hotel. The location was perfect for us. Great neighborhoods to stroll or drive thru, close to the lake to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Wretched" might be closer to the mark. We called the property when we reached Evanston. We wanted to know when we could check in. No one answered the phone. We arrived at approximately 2:00 p.m. My wife recalls a sign in the lobby that said check-in time was 2:00 p.m. So far, so good. The desk clerk wasn't sure when... More

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Margaritainn, Owner at Margarita European Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for giving the Margarita European Inn a try. We take our guest service's very seriously, and there is never an excuse for not offering the finest in warm, inviting hospitality. Unfortunately in your case, we let you down. For that, please accept my sincerest apologies. Safe Travels, Michael Pure Innkeeper Margarita European Inn More

North Tustin, CA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was a little quirky. Multi levels and stairs. Old building so small elevator may be tough for lots of luggage. My room was clean and nice but very small. Bathroom was large but poor water pressure. The door on the room stuck. Hotel definitely had some character.

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Margaritainn, Owner at Margarita European Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your recent stay at the Margarita European Inn and taking the time to share your comments with other travelers. I think you description fits us to a tee. During our remodel we took great pains to preserve the nature of the building while offering first class customer amenities. We offer rooms in a variety of configurations... More

Kenosha, WI
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really hate to share this review....because then the rest of you will discover this place. It is by far my favorite place to stay when I travel to Chicago. The Metra and El is steps away. Evanston itself is full of fantastic places to eat. And this is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's certainly no cookie cutter chain hotel. Any... More

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live near the Margarita and attended a reception there in the Grand Parlor following the memorial service of a friend. It's a lovely room, charming and spacious, and the food buffet was delicious, varied and fresh. The Margarita is located on Oak Street, a block east of Ridge Avenue, so the location is easy to reach while being quieter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fit our needs traveling to visit family in area- Comfortable, relaxing, very sweet staff. Best for European travelers or travelers looking for something more interesting than a standard American chain hotel- Great value- would stay again

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wow! Was I surprised. What a great little "Boutique Hotel" They just re-opened after more renovation and construction. This is what you will find all over Europe. Civilized, friendly, warm and fun. Michael Pure the owner and his trusty GM Kathryn really go all out to personalize your stay. Your wish is their command. Michael has spent some real money... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed here in August with my two teenage sons, and we had a wonderful experience. Kathryn, the manager, was so gracious and welcoming and even helped us figure out the el train routes to Chicago and how the system works. Kathryn, thank you SO much for your hospitality! The hotel is historical, for sure, in a very lovely and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a quaint little hotel, with a very old world vibe. It's rooms were small but comfortable. The bed was lovely and the free wifi was most welcome. The only complaint I would have is you could hear the pipework of the room above us when the room above us flushed their toilet. The service was fine and the... More

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Address: 1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Margarita European Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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