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The Homestead

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The Homestead is a historical hotel, ideally nestled on a residential street just two blocks from both Northwestern University as well as the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Just a five minute stroll to lively downtown Evanston, we provide our guests with inviting and comfortable accommodations in an appealing, European atmosphere. Each of our ninety guestrooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartment suites have been individually adorned with traditional decor, guaranteeing every guest a unique experience in charming and gracious surroundings. Complimentary continental breakfast and wireless internet are included with each reservation.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
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Residential Neighborhood
Historic Hotel
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Offers & Announcements:Free breakfast with your stay
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
68Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose the Homestead because of its' location but was very pleased with the entire experience. Entering my room was as if I entered a time warp to the 1950"s as to furnishings and fixtures - except for the large flatscreen TV. The room, bathroom...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Rena G
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love this type of place. It’s a 100+ year old building, so you know it has some old charm, early elevators, steam pipes, no central AC... but it’s beautiful, in a very quiet neighborhood (of retirement condos) but yet just a couple blocks away from...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank CorbanR
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel several times and will continue to do so. It isn’t for everybody, especially for people with expectations about room size and typical in-room amenities. I stay here because, despite small rooms (no two exacty alike), old (but not dirty)...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Oh my. I had no idea I would enjoy my stay here so much. It is so close to NU, downtown, and the lake. I walked around for hours while my son took his finals. Parking was in a garage around the corner, which some...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank lajean2015
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Our room was so shabby. Old, tired furniture, stained couch, not enough lamps, soft lumpy mattress; less than mediocre breakfast. Yuck! Pricy for what you get. Rooms overheated. The one positive is that location is fabulous.

Date of stay: October 2018
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Nina I
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Homestead_Hotel | Property representative |
Hi there, We do not provide shuttle service. However, we are happy to arrange transportation for you, upon request. For those who prefer public transportation, there are multiple options available.If you're looking to plan... More
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Nina I
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Nina! You also have the option of taking the Union Pacific North Metra train (metrarail website) connecting to the Blue Line of the El (transitchicago website) for the El or the bus) or you could take the Purple Line of... More
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vicky b
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Homestead_Hotel | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, Yes, a One Bedroom Suite has a separate bedroom, separate bathroom, an open living room, and a kitchen and dining area. They are very spacious.
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"not a connecting room."
StevenAK
Jul 31, 2018
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"Word to the wise: Restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays"
JenniferJ322
Apr 18, 2018
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"It seems like some of the rooms have been refurbished--rooms on second floor have key cards. But staff is..."
Georgypoergy
Nov 20, 2017
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"Drive around blocks for good parking"
jwalte02
Oct 29, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$106 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisEvanston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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