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The Homestead

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried to stay here in June, but it was but sold out, so booked ahead of time for this one. Here to assist daughter-move- in to college. This place is sweet and quiet. The first morning went to find coffee out in the short walk, found Panera and Dunkin(;). I then meandered down to the lakefront for a gorgeous... More

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Eureka, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment, 4 nights, 3 people. CONS: The website wasn't clear about there not being a foldout couch or rollaway provided (extra $10/day), so 3rd person slept on a blowup mattress on the floor. My husband liked the "old world charm", but I didn't like the peeling paint, tattered curtains and lampshades, cracked bath tile, stained... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This year we again stayed at the Homestead in Evanston. We had stayed here the last two summers. Again we loved the place. Homestead is located in a heritage building in the middle of downtown Evanston. The building is very old and by law is required to preserve its exterior looks, and certain architectural details. This is not a luxurious... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A cHarming old property in the heart of town, an easy walk to campus, shopping, restaurants and whole foods. Rooms are worn but well cared for. Kitchenettes and living rooms make it easy to host a family visit. The staff are friendly and helpful. Although the elevator is small and slow the stairs are well lit and easy to use.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just completed a two day stay at The Homestead in Evanston Illinois. Our experience was very satisfactory. The hotel has an outstanding location, in a gorgeous neighborhood, just one block away from Lake Michigan and one or two blocks away from downtown Evanston. The hotel itself is an old-fashioned property with character, ample and well appointed rooms, a nice... 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 love to hear of your positive experience, and appreciate your feedback! Thank you for mentioning our outstanding location, the character of our property, and the conveniences of your stay. We especially enjoyed hearing your thoughts regarding our pleasant outside porch. We agree that it’s the perfect place to... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here during a conference at the university. You can't beat the proximity, within convenient walking distance to most campus locations, as well as downtown Evanston ammenities (Whole Foods, CVS, bookstores). The place has old school touches like real keys. My main gripe is that the walls were incredibly thin, as in I could easily follow the conversations of... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for mentioning our proximity to downtown Evanston, as well as the convenience to Northwestern University. We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with the noise level of your stay. We wish we would have been made aware during your visit so... More

Darien, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Close to Northwestern University. Very tired hotel. Needs new carpets, furniture, fixtures, etc. Breakfast was adequate but nothing special. Evanston is a nice residential neighborhood and The Homestead is located on a very nice, quiet street.

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Chicago, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Imagine yourself as a guest in the large and very traditional and comfortable home of a friend, or maybe in a large family-owned bed and breakfast, white front, white columns. This is the overall impression of the accommodations at the Homestead Evanston, (Hotel) in Evanston, Illinois, located on a residential side street just off downtown. We stayed overnight at the... More

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

We review feedback from online sites like Tripadvisor on a very regular basis. The feedback allows our team to discuss and continue to implement things that are going well, as well as to address things that may provide elevated service if slightly improved upon. It’s always a treat to read feedback like yours. Thank you for taking the time to... 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*
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The Homestead is a historical hotel, ideally nestled on a residential street just two blocks from both Northwestern University as well as the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Just a five minute stroll to lively downtown Evanston, we provide our guests with inviting and comfortable accommodations in an appealing, European atmosphere. Each of our ninety guestrooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartment suites have been individually adorned with traditional decor, guaranteeing every guest a unique experience in charming and gracious surroundings. Complimentary continental breakfast, wireless internet, and garage parking are included with each reservation. ... more   less 
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