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BEST WESTERN University Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good and courteous staff, room was very good, could be cleaner in the lobby, elevator, and parking (for which you are charged $14!) areas. Breakfast was good. Free WiFi was a plus. Stench of chemicals was annoying.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No, this wasn't a great hotel - it's a little old and dated. However, the location is good for Northwestern and the surrounding shops and restaurants, the check in was very friendly and efficient, there was a reasonably elaborate free breakfast buffet, there was free wifi, and our room (top floor) had a great view of Evanston all the way... More

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valley forge, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was greeted by wonderful staff on arrival . I was surrounded by kindhearted professional staff my whole visit. Room was quiet and bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was great and they helped me with my food allergies issues even though they really didn't have to do that. Just a super place to stay . It was my second stay... More

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Chelsea, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel on a business trip to Chicago, it is conveniently located within walking distance to many good restaurants and only blocks from lake Michigan and the train station. Pricing for the rooms is average but the product is below average, the hotel is in need of updating. Our room was clean but the overall feel of... More

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Naples, FL, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unhappy when we spotted the building and expected an unpleasant stay.. We were totally surprised and pleased when we got to our rooms. Comfortable beds, granite bathrooms, good breakfast, friendly staff. It was an excellent value.

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LAS VEGAS, NV
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff exceptional! Hotel average but comfortable. It would be helpful to have coffee and tea available 24/7. Man wonderiing around garage/parking lot. I think he was a hotel employee but not sure because of no uniform or name tag. Not certain of his purpose. Hotel is doing refurbishing. Lobby needs to be brighter. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two big things going for this hotel are its convenient location to downtown Evanston and its reasonable price. For families of Northwestern University students like me, the hotel is a ten-minute walk to campus, with many good eating places within strolling distance too. The staff members are courteous, and the breakfast is good. The facility is in need of... More

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very please and surprised by the quality of this Best Western. My previous Best Western experience had me concerned but this is a very nice hotel. Very clean, up to date, and good staff. Room was clean and bathroom very nice. Was happy to see free WiFi in the room and it worked very well. The free breakfast... More

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Howell, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beds were wonderful and the bath was very modern. Unfortunately, you could hear the "El" (Elevated Train) which was a bit noisy. For the price, parking, and location, it is a good hotel. I would recommend this hotel as a reasonably priced place to stay when visiting Chicago. Although the "El" was noisy at times, it was convenient to... More

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Mound, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were moving our daughter into Loyola University and stayed here for the first time. Very courteous staff, clean room, great location! Close to the CTA train line so convenient to get into Chicago if you don't have a vehicle. We'll stay here again!

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Address: 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN University Plaza 3*
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