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The Homestead

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Weston, CT
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

For staff friendliness, this hotel gets a 5. The Homestead also gets a 5 for its cuteness...but that's really not what I'm looking for in a hotel. Renovation is needed. We had a tired, tiny bedroom and bath that reminded me of an old New York apartment (NOT a compliment). We also had a full modern kitchen. But we didn't... More 

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The staff are friendly and I found free street parking right in front each night (though they also have a garage not far away). It's age is apparent so don't expect the feel of a "modern" hotel in terms of room size and furnishings. It does have a certain charm to it and taking a nice hot bath one evening... More 

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Ladd, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Overnight stay with sister. Charm galore in this 1927 Inn. Free parking around the block in a parking garage with validated ticket. Check in staff welcoming and helpful. Used back entrance to move luggage on a rack up elevator. Behind the scenes staff helpful and friendly. What a great experience and enjoyable overnight. Room, bathroom and bed linens clean and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

go a long way. I'm a repeat guest and I can say without a doubt that you will not get better service anywhere - the location is perfect for Evanston, walking distance to Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Campus and public transit. The Continental Breakfast never changes but the coffee is good, and Q2 and Quince where breakfast is served are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Need I say more? We booked this hotel because we visit Evanston often and had driven past it many times and it seemed genteel and quiet, with its pleasant porch in front in a lovely mature neighborhood. It was quiet, but I think genteel didn't enter into the equation. The room's door barely opened past the first twin bed, and... More 

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san francisco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Before 5am, a man began banging loudly on the next door, we asked him to stop repeatedly, and he kept returning. So, we called hotel management. It took more than 15 minutes for a manager to come upstairs and get the intruder to leave, as the front desk is not manned at night. About an hour later another man began... More 

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Greensboro, NC
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a quaint property in a lovely neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from Lake Michigan, a few blocks from Northwestern University, and a few blocks from downtown. The location is really quite perfect. The property itself is historic with front-porch swings and well-maintained grounds. The rooms are a bit small but within the average range for a large... More 

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los angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I do like this hotel. It is an older building which I find pretty charming, with a very nice porch to sit and watch the rain. The rooms are old and a little tired, so is the bathroom. This is no luxury hotel, but then I didn’t pay luxury prices!!! The staff makes up for the hotel’s shortcomings. They are... More 

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We’re glad to hear that you found The Homestead to be a charming place, conveniently located, and with a wonderful staff. We take great pride in our team, so it is especially nice to hear your kind words. Thank you for sharing your experience regarding the taxi. You are... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on one of our many trips to Evanston and thought we would try something different. That was a mistake. The hotel was like entering into a retirement home. Old, smelled, and not at all "boutique". Stayed as short as possible and then left, definitely not returning.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights early September in a one bedroom apartment. It was very old and not clean: the refrigerator had a horrible amount of dust and dirt on the top, and the lamp shades had large yellow stains on them! Next to the queen size bed there was a upholstered chair that was severely sun stained and... More 

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Address: 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Homestead 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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