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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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Tacoma, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Evanston Best Western and was surprised by the poor condition of the exterior of the building particularly the parking garage. Walking from the garage to the hotel felt unsafe and was dark and smelled bad. My room was cleaned only once in three days. The room was fine, though the furniture didn't match ( the table... More

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Kewanee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having to dish out the money I dished out even though it was a "discount" for a wedding block, knowing I could have gotten the same hotel for much cheaper, I put my standards a little bit higher. Driving up the exterior looked horrible (they have plans for renovations). The parking garage was okay minus the creepy, dank stairwell from... More

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Minneapolis, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly (able to help us out with early check-in which we really appreciated!) and the breakfast was very good. There were a few issues with the room and the hotel itself. We were placed in a room right next to the elevator, so the walls shook each time the elevator went by. We also were able to... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed 4 nights on a sightseeing trip to Chicago in the hotel. I primarily chose the hotel because of the proximity to the "L" and the Metra. The hotel is located in a good neighborhood with many restaurants and shops nearby (2 blocks). Unfortunately the hotel is a little bit outdated, but they are currently renovating. The view of... More

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Maumee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to stay at a place where they treat you like family this is it. The accommodations are clean, breakfast delicious, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The rates are reasonable for a big city. You will get your monies worth.

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South Bend, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the stay overall, but my room was in poor condition. It was in a good location, the internet was fast, and the food was good. However, my room had large tears in the curtains, broken lamp shades, and an insecure looking door. It severely needs remodeling.

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Port Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walls are so thin I thought the people waiting for the elevator were in our room. The front desk took an inordinate amount of time to establish whether or not our room had been cleaned so that we could check in. The place needs a face lift. The staff were quite friendly. The internet was great. The food was... More

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Plainfield, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fine for one night as we dropped our daughter off at Northwestern but hotel really needs updating. Parking lot was "sketchy". Staff was nice and breakfast was good. For being within walking distance to NW it was the best we could get for not spending an arm and a leg.

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Evanston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was clean, staff was very super helpful and very nice. All amenities worked. Bed was super comfy. Everyone was very friendly and immediate response to questions or concerns, etc. outside of hotel isn't so pretty, but don't let that deter you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently, the Northwestern University Parents Group on Facebook warn other parents away from this place. Now that I stayed there for Wildcat Welcome for freshman move-in, I can understand why. There is a sign in the lobby that says the hotel is undergoing an expensive exterior renovation. I think they should double their budget because the interior may need more... More

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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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