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The Homestead

3.0 of 5
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1625 Hinman Avenue, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is delightful. Helpful staff, lovely setting, a bit far from the city, but worth staying at. We had a suite with a kitchenette. I beleive they are worried about the smoke alarm going off so they don't offer any fry pans in the kitchen. A little frustrating when trying to prepare a meal. You are so close to... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very convenient to Northwestern University. Biggest complaint is it needs better window shades. Old blinds don't darken room because of the air conditioner in the window. Try to stay on floors 2 or 3 because the tiny elevator is very slow.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location & very friendly staff. It's more like a family run hotel than a big chain which I liked. The exterior is impressive but unfortunately the bedrooms & bathroom are in need of updating. The bathroom was quite rundown with cracks & chips in the tiles, although it was clean. Also, there was no wardrobe or place to hang... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 11 nigts, unfortunately pre paid, in this Hotel. First of all it is not a Hotel but a very old house transformed in a Hotel. I arrived after 10hrs flight and got a room close to a noisy elevator. The interior were shocking! Dirty outdated carpet, view in a courtyard full of airconditioning devices, the room airconditioning came for... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Homestead is a romantic hotel, with an especially charming facade and entrance. We spent many afternoons reading on the seats out front, enjoying the good weather and quiet road. We were very comfortable during our stay. While the room itself was a little outdated, it was well furnished with air conditioning, a comfortable bed, a good shower, and ample... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a little spot that is old-school wonderful. With a son that goes to Northwestern, it is our favorite spot to stay. However, since it is small and old, and there are not too many rooms, when you get there, you may feel they are a bit pricey for what you get (supply and demand). Nevertheless, we have already... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a pleasant treasure in Evanston to be housed in a very elegant property within walking distance to the lake beach. Very well situated in a very nice neighborhood. It is not your big chain variety. The staff are very kind and courteous. There is of course high speed internet and there are flat screen TV's if you need them.... More 

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Alpine, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The most irritating thing... After being checked in for over an hour (after 3pm) and traveling all day during a major thunderstorm, looking forward to a nice hot shower, there were no towels in my room for a shower. I called the front desk twice to request them. They told me they are 'in the laundry' and that I will... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Evanston is very nice area. This hotel is located near the restaurants, you can walk arount the area and enjoy the lake shore park and all the beautiful houses and mansions in the neighbourhood. The hotel itself has many things outdated. Our room was very small but we had a nice view to the lake Michigan. It was the upmost... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice people at the desk. The rest is bad. Old, worn out furniture, terrible lift, bad breakfast. Very close to Northwestern University. Try to avoid this hotel. However, the restaurant in this hotel is very good.

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