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The Homestead

3.0 of 5
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1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off to see if they had accommodation and were told no. We called Hotels.com to see what they had available and were told The Homestead had a room !! We booked via hotels.com and went in about 15min later with our luggage. The room we had was very tired looking. Lots of cracked tiles in the bathroom and... More 

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San Francisco
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small hotel with a nice feel to it. If you are arriving late, you have to wait for a caretaker but everything is very quaint. Really enjoyed our stay here, it makes such a change from the American Industrial type hotels.

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

Thanks for the kind words about our property. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We especially appreciate you mentioning the difference between The Homestead and that of an Industrial American hotel. We love providing a place to kick back, relax, and pause, and are so grateful to know that you had such a wonderful experience. We... More 

Muskego, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stayed her one night with my girlfriend and daughters. I bought my girls tickets to the Kings of Leon Concert at the United Center in March 2014. We stayed in one of the apartments which was very quaint and was able to accommodate all of us. Loved the charm of this Inn. I would stay here again.

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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, it sounds like you had a wonderful time in Chicagoland! We love knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that our accommodations were spacious and charming! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you’re in town. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our recent stay at the Homestead was fabulous! Great location, close to the train, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms and nice atmosphere. Overall A+ and we will return to this hotel in the future.

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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 wonderful experience and appreciate you mentioning our great location, comfort, and cleanliness. We take great pride in our team; thanks for the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Weston, CT
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55 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you mentioning our 5-star team…they truly are exceptional! Regarding renovation, The Homestead is constantly undergoing upgrades. Carpet and art replacements, completely remodeled kitchens in our suites, and a new look in the lobby, including club chairs and new carpet, are just a few of the most recent... More 

Potomac, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are a timeless hotel, and we believe it to be one of the the greatest things about us. What a modern hotel lacks in charm, character, and history, we exude an abundance of. As a registered historic property, we’re proud to maintain the integrity of the property design... More 

Ladd, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Triapdvisor! We especially love to read positive experiences like this, and are happy to know of your satisfaction with both our charm and attention to detail. We take great pride in keeping The Homestead a clean and well cared for place, and especially appreciate you mentioning it! We look forward... More 

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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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 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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