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The Homestead

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Pune, India
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It was February '13 and it was cold. I reached on Saturday morning 9 AM and even though I made the reservation, the room was not ready. I had to wait for ~2 hours to get the room. It is a very old hotel/inn and I was not really impressed with it - as the pathways were narrow, corridor lights... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The staff, the location and the charm are what make the Homestead stand out. And its pet friendly! Fumes from a floors refinishing project drove us and our dog out of the house. So we needed to find a place nearby that would take a dog. Well lucky us, we found the Homestead. The place oozes with charm and character.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I stayed in Suite 401 from Oct. 24-28, 2013. The free parking is not explained well on the website. You park in the Evanston parking garage, entering from the north side off Clark St., between Hinman & Chicago Ave., get a ticket from the machine on entering. Park as far south as possible, walk out the south side & east... More

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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I visit the Evanston area frequently and have stayed in most of the larger hotels in that area and in Skokie. This was my first visit to The Homestead. I am not usually an "inn" person, but I loved it and will return. Parking: Pull up to the loading zone, in front, to unload. There is 2 hour street parking... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Homestead became our home away from home during house renovations. The rooms are small, a bit dated in style, but the staff and service were exceptionable. Very friendly front desk staff, housekeeping and maintenance. They made our stay worthwhile It is very centrally located in Evanston within walking distance to several great restaurants (Found, Farmhouse, Celtic Knot), theatres and of... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

location is ok, closeby train station, friendly staff although the room interior and TV seem very old and need some upgrade.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Washington DC
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6 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I'm from Chicago and a former from NU as well - the Homestead is dated but it has a feeling that cannot be duplicated by chains. Front desk staff greet you by name if you stay a week or longer and really care about your interests and safety. As others have said, it is an old hotel - from another... More

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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed for six nights at this hotel and found the hotel to be charming, friendly and laid back. Our double room, while a little dated, was still good and very comfortable. Very close to the shops and restaurants in the centre of Evanston. Continental breakfast was included in the price and while there was enough to eat, choice was very... More

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Also Known As:
The Homestead Hotel
The Homestead Hotel Evanston
Homestead Hotel Evanston
Address: 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Homestead 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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