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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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012
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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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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I was called to a meeting in Evanston, IL and spent all of 24 hours there. I did not spend much time in my room except to sleep. The price was right, the location seemed just fine, the tv set was a left-over from the 70's, but it worked. This is not a fancy place, and no doubt it has... More

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Doha, Qatar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I stayed here for a week over the summer. Good value for money. My room was charming but a little worn - that added to the character. It is an older building and the elevator is slow but acceptable. It is homey and charming. It is within walking distance to many eateries and shops and of course, the university and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Recently stayed a weekend at the Homestead, and came away quite contented. As others have mentioned, the place is old, and some of the details such as sink handles, doorknobs etc. show it. To my way of thinking, that is an advantage. Everything worked, and the historic feel of the surroundings made it all the more cozy. I don't care... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

I have had the good fortune of staying at The Homestead for over a month now. I am so impressed by the place, by every detail, and most of all by the kind and warm nature of everyone who works here. It is so important to experience that kind of attention from hotel staff; it makes being on one's own... More

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Chicagoland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Step on to the wonderful porch and you realize there is something different here that you won't find at chains like Hilton - it feels like a special home away from home. The staff is so very kind and courteous, the rooms are delightful, and the location is a wonderful street just next to everything you need for a perfect... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We booked this hotel for the location as we were going to the U of M versus Northwestern football game. It was also the Chicago Marathon weekend so hotels were at a premium. The location was fabulous, but the hotel room left a lot to be desired. I truly do not think they have made one improvement since it was... 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 are glad to hear that you stayed with us during the Northwestern football game, and loved our location. However, we are disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. We want you to know that we’re listening, and are constantly working on implementing... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I travel a lot for business, both in the U.S. and abroad, and have stayed in more than my share of short-term residences. So I can say without question that the Homestead Hotel is one of the best places I've ever stayed. My one-bedroom apartment was comfortable, homey and quiet. But what impressed me most about the Homestead is its... More

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your positive experience at The Homestead; we certainly appreciate your feedback! Thanks for mentioning our responsive team. We take great pride in our staff, and can’t thank you enough for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit! More

Rehovot, Israel
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I was in town visiting Northwestern University (5 minute walk from the hotel), and generally enjoyed my stay in a two-bedroom suite with a friend, also visiting NU. The hotel staff was very nice, and our suite was quite roomy (with a living room and kitchen). Unfortunately, the two bedrooms were very different - one had a large bathroom with... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We usually stay at the Orrington while in Evanston but due to Northwestern's move in week it was booked. For our first stay at The Homestead I loved the location, service, free breakfast and some room features (small fridge, plenty of closet room). I didn't like the small pillows or the dated items in the room (worn out chair, small... More

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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

My sweetheart and I traveled to Evanston for a business/pleasure trip. After seeing great reviews on TripAdvisor and misleadingly enticing pictures on The Homestead's website, I was excited about making a reservation there. Overall, we were extremely disappointed. Our flight arrived late, so we were due to check in at around 2 a.m. Fortunately, one of the guests of the... More

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Address: 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Homestead 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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