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Margarita European Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Evanston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The service at check in was very friendly and polite, and we enjoyed the décor. It certainly is a cute place, with the library, lobby, antique elevator. But, our room was a let-down. It was small (which we expected), but to the point of being cramped. It was also poorly lit and the rug was unclean. The bed provided the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

As others have said, this hotel feels European. Only you can decide if you are okay with that. Personally, I don't mind the lack of flat screen TV, I don't mind using the stairs instead of the teeny antique elevator. I don't even mind walking down to the second floor to get ice. However, that also means there is no... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited Chicago for the 4th of July celebrations and stayed all weekend at the Margarita European inn. Located minutes away from the CTA line, it is just what you need, to step back from the hustle and bustle of a big town and enjoy an authentic European inn experience. Th rooms aren't spacious but quite cozy, the service staff... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Chose to stay in Evanston while visiting nearby Northwestern University and Chicago during June of 2012. The Inn is actually very authentically European and has great service. The front desk helped us get around the area. If you're looking for a modern place with a pool, fitness center, etc this is not it. But if you are visiting the area... More

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york england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a brilliant hotel its not plastic or perfect its rooms are small and it needs money spending on it, but please spend it wisely because this hotel has something about it. The place oozes class, the staff are ace, the setting quiet but well placed for local restaurants etc, and the trip to Chicago by train is so... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The public spaces are very agreeable and the staff/owners go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one, but calling it 'European' is stretching the description to say the least. The rooms are small and not very comfortable, the breakfast is limited and the entrance steps definitely not for anyone with mobility problems. Perhaps service makes up... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A pretty cool place if you are not expecting too much. The sitting area in the hotel was nice although old and and the rooms are a little small and decorated in a older theme ... But I enjoyed it. I always have liked quirkey places and this is one of those places. The location is great!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed in the Euro style rooms with shared bath during our previous stays at the Margarita. This time we stayed in a standard queen room with private bath because of availability. It was a very comfortable room from bed to surprisingly spacious bath. The hotel is neat and clean, if not a little worn around the edges. The staff... More

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Austin, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This B & B, located on a quiet street in downtown Evanston, turned out to be a charming and comfortable place to stay. The room was small but clean, the bathroom surprisingly large (though it required a step up to enter, not handicapped-accessible and a bit hazardous at night). Temperature control worked well as did the free wireless internet. The... More

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New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Didn't realize how nice it was to have a break from the chains. No, there's no pool, no room service, but it felt like traveling in Europe 20 years ago. What I had was a quiet, comfortable (if a little ugly and dark), very clean room with an updated bathroom (great water pressure) and access to a lovely parlor with... More

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Also Known As:
Margarita European Hotel Evanston
Margarita European Hotel
Margarita European Evanston
Address: 1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Evanston
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Hotel Class:2 star — Margarita European Inn 2*
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