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BEST WESTERN University Plaza

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone knows that Best Westerns are not a 5-star experience. But if you want a totally adequate hotel when visiting your child at Northwestern, this is the spot. Plenty of parking. For this price and quality, you'd otherwise have to stay in Skokie.

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your helpful feedback about your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza! By sharing your experience with us, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza is renovating this year and there will be many very nice changes to come... More 

Plymouth, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel staff could not accommodate my basic request for a quiet room - away from the noise of the train. Hotel staff were extremely noisy in the hall outside my room at 6:45 a.m. The bathroom light diffuser continued to make tapping sounds after being turned off - very annoying when you are trying to sleep. Coffee for the breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location and can't beat price. Door to covered parking lot in lobby area, convenient and 14.00 a day; can't beat price..parking 50-70 bucks a night downtown Chicago. Nice outdoor pool on 3rd floor. Our room clean and updated. Hotel clerks very friendly. Apprehensive about staying here after reading some reviews, so very surprised it was extremely... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza. Your feedback is very important to us! Best Western University Plaza is renovating this year and there will be many very nice changes to come in the next few months, including new decor and furniture, including refrigerators, for the guest rooms sometime this winter. We... More 

Clawson, Michigan
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$17 a day to park, uninspiring breakfast with cardboard dishes/plates and plastic cutlery, no evening food service or bar and the thinnest toilet tissue I have ever experienced. The bath towels were barely larger than hand towels and no shower gel, only a bar of soap. Air conditioning was very noisy. On the plus side the room was clean with... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you the share your experience regarding your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in... More 

Bellevue, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy at our stay at the Best Western University Plaza in Evanston. It is conveniently located near Chicago. We were able to have free parking and it is close to an EL station, so it made traveling into the city convenient. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were very clean. The staff is very friendly and... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for haring your feedback about your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza! We are very pleased you had an enjoyable stay and found our location very convenient! By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future.... More 

Donnellson, Iowa, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean comfortable bed. Good view. The lobby had an odor that was not pleasant, but once I got to the elevator and to my room I felt a lot better. My kids liked the view. Breakfast was good and had many choices available. Eggs were warm.

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at our property! By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza is renovating this year and there will be many... More 

Wilder, Vt
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our check-in went great. The room was O.K. The AC worked great. The outdoor pool was unique perched on the 3rd floor level, looking out on the city skyline. The beds were a little soft for me but the misses like the comfort. The room had 2 chairs, both with broken seats; not very comfy. WiFi was great and many... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Best Western University Plaza!. Your business is very important to us and your feedback is very valuable. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza... More 

Baltimore, United States
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to spend more than you have to. Evanston is a great alternative to Chicago hotels, and the BW is a great value in Evanston. The morning breakfast has a good range of items. The pool is nice in the hot summer (for the seven minutes it gets hot there!. Internet works great. Maybe the only downside is to... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about recent stay at Best Western University Plaza! Your business is very important to us and we truly value your feedback! By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the... More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is undergoing a long-needed renovation. The prices are good, the rooms are redone, and the folks who work there are friendly, efficient, and helpful. The rooms are nice, and the views are wonderful. The beds are very comfortable, and the prices are reasonable. It's a one-block walk to the L, and there is a wide range of restaurants... More 

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at our property. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza is renovating this year and we hope you will come back and see... More 

Birmingham AL, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient to everything,especially the train, yet quiet. Limited breakfast selection but all that anyone would need The floors in my room were not clean which hurt the experience and they could stand updating. Definitely met all my needs,

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Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza is... More 

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