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BEST WESTERN University Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Howell, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel with my daughter when I took my son back to school (Northwestern University). It was a very well kept place and the staff were very pleasant. The complimentary breakfast was very good and had a good variety of items although it was the same for the three days we stayed. Its right in downtown Evanston... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was very nice. The staff polite and helpful. The only issue was guest across the hall way, but the staff contacted the Evanston PD and eventually kicked them out of the hotel. The people were having a domestic, hitting, slapping each other and kicking the door. The breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable. The room was very clean and... More

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West Palm Beach, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to stay near Northwestern University in Evanston. Clean rooms, quiet, nice staff and breakfast. Parking in adjacent garage available. Close to Chicago transportation lines and CTA. Breakfast is included.

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shelby twp, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is in remodeling stage. Staff is very nice, rooms are clean & updated. Internet was a little problem, kicking off. Breakfast ok. Pool was breaking up and theres no hot tub. Location was great to get around train in walking discents, great little downtown area to walk around.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night while visiting Northwestern University. The hotel is very close to the university and within walking distance of many good restaurants. The room was fairly decent, a little dated and certainly not luxurious, but mostly clean and rather comfortable. The service was great, it seemed like a really solid, friendly crew running the place. They all... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel from the outside looks like a falling down 1950s Soviet apartment building. Inside, it appears to be a neglected Eastern European hotel. Though my room had been remodeled, the air conditioner did not work, and the banging on the pipes from the maintenance was beyond bothersome. The staff was wonderful, but this place may be beyond repair. Stay... More

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Evanston, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, clean, and cannot beat the little breakfast buffet!!! Close to L stop, shops, food, and more! Downtown Chicago 20 minutes.... quiet area... Kyle @ the front desk took great care of us! Nice place to stay.

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay. Very clean hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great. The location of the hotel was great for shops and restaurants. We also enjoyed the breakfast served at the hotel. Definitely would stay there again.

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Address: 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN University Plaza 3*
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