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The Homestead

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Evanston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
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15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Miami Shores, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you're not big on fussy and pretentious accommodations, then you'll love the Homestead. My daughter and I stayed there for a college visit to Northwestern U. Exhausted after a three-day sporting event followed by the 3 1/2 hour drive from Indianapolis to Evanston, all we asked was this: a hot shower and a soft, clean bed. We got both,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We take pride in being a place that is not pretentious, and appreciate you noticing! Thank you for mentioning our staff, and the cozy feeling that you got while staying with us. We believe that what makes a place special goes well beyond the physical location, and are... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Excellent location, comfortable accommodations, generous breakfast offerings. Good working kitchen -- Whole Foods very close by. Alas no gym or fitness room to speak of. But you can use a nearby gym for 15 a day.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We love to hear of guests who enjoy our location, accommodations, and great breakfast, thank you! For your reference, we do have a modest fitness room available for guests. It is located towards the back of the building, across from the laundry facilities. The next time that you’re staying with us, we will... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The Homestead is a very welcoming & warm small hotel. It is 2 blocks from Lake Michigan & 2 blocks from central Evanston where there are plenty of shops, eateries etc. I stayed in the apartment suite for 6 weeks. It was well equipt with all that I needed for my stay. Cooking facilities in a small kitchen, centrally heated,... 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 warm welcome, and enjoyable stay. We agree that Evanston is a charming community with great access to all of the wonderful things Chicago has to offer. April is just around the corner, which means leisurely strolls along the thawed beaches of Lake Michigan,... More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is quite a charming place. Rooms are big enough with an extra dressing room with closets and a fridge in it between room and bathroom. A little worn, but clean and cozy. Bathroom had a tub with a shower in it which functioned well. The hotel is in walking distance to Northwestern University, downtown, and Lake Michigan. Staff was... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We love to hear that you were comfortable during your recent visit, and that you found our accommodations to be charming, clean, and spacious. We especially appreciate you mentioning our continental breakfast, and the variety of our offered selections. We’ve taken great care to extend our offerings, and are happy to hear that... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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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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