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BEST WESTERN University Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Rooms
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West Yarmouth, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter is going to college in Evanston so I called the Best Western to book a room for move in and it was clean, comfortable, affordable, and had a breakfast that is what you need, but after I was there the staff was beyond helpful. Meredith was fantastic and made my stay great that I booked more weekends to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a wedding in Evanston and felt comfortable walking to/from the hotel at night. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful. The highlight of this stay was the accommodating and friendly staff we encountered at check-in, during the breakfast, and at check-out.

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O'Fallon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually don't stay at a Best Western, but at rather a Hyatt or Hilton. But we were only in town for one night to tour Northwestern University and since we are going to take several trips around touring colleges wanted to keep it as low-budget as possible. I got a room at this Best Western for $50 cheaper than the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the stay was fine, but be sure and ask about current work going on and if your room is anywhere near all the noise. Staff was very friendly. Hotel lounge not open during our stay. The breakfast was quite satisfactory and in a bright clean room.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed here for several years. Great to have breakfast in the hotel. Has great restaurants, supermarket & Trader Joe's around the hotel in walking distance. I come to work in Andersonville & don't rent a car so having things around the hotel is important.

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Highland, NY, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Overall, it's a good value--walking distance from Northwestern University and close to the CTA trains to Chicago. My only complaint is that they were doing some remodeling while I was there. Having arrived late on the day of my arrival, I was wakened by the sound of drills. At least it did not start until 9:00 am. On the other... More

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I stayed in the suite with the king size bed. It was very comfortable and clean. It was very nice to have a parking garage attached to the motel. Parking is difficult to find in the city. The parking only cost $14 a night which is cheap! The staff was friendly and helpful! The outside of the motel needed to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We chose this hotel as a reasonable alternative to parallel hotels in Chicago during the IMTS week. Price was 25% to 35% of parallel hotel in Chicago. It's true you have to take a train to Chicago and back everyday. In the morning it takes around 30 minutes. At night 40 -45 minutes. Hotel itself is very clean and comfortable.... More

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toledo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

all of the employees were very helpful and super friendly! every best western we have ever stayed at has had a great staff, especially this one. the breakfast was good and hot and the coffee was excellent!! the hotel was within walking distance of the train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The hotel is close to the university and accessible to shop, cafe, train station, bus etc, the location is good. The staffs are very helpful and courteous, the room is very clean and nice. Breakfast is good with various varieties.

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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*
Number of rooms: 159
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