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Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston

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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights after staying in Chicago downtown, which was a lovely change from the chaos, did not have a car and used the Metra train. I would definitely recommend Evanston as everything is on your doorstep and we felt very safe. John the GM at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston is a credit to IHG... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an attractive hotel in a very convenient spot, but yes, I do regret the change from Travel Lodge to Holiday Inn, too much of value has been lost. The first surprise came immediately on arrival, instead of the old secure parking garage at $10/night I was faced with valet parking at $18/night, plus tips. So, call it what... More 

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John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear HowardFreeland, Thank you for complimenting the look and location of our property. It is a great disappointment to learn that your perception of our amenities is less than desirable. I apologize for the way that you feel. As a newly opened full service Holiday Inn, we have gone through extensive renovations to our exterior, public and private meeting space,... More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel while in Chicago for a Cubs game. The location was great as it's a short walk to the CTA L trains. The hotel was modern with very new furnishing and renovations. I had occasion to speak to 4 different staff members while checking in and out and just passing by the desk. They could not have... More 

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Roger Y, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear Bobber123, Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone we greatly appreciate your loyalty and compliments regarding the hotel and staff. We have worked extremely hard to provide a positive experience as we have completed the major renovation of the property. We are continually working on the details including working with our team to provide exceptional customer service. We... More 

Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hotel in downtown Evanston, stayed here on a recent trip to Chicago and was an easy subway ride to Wrigley and to the city. I would definitely stay here again as it was a great cheaper alternative to staying in downtown Chicago. Also, have great bars and restaurants nearby.

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Roger Y, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear JonB10885, We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston and appreciate your commitment to return in the future. On your next visit we hope that we may also have your experience or beautiful restaurant "University Plaza Café" located within the hotel. Chef Jeff who just recently arrived in Evanston from spending 3 year... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

When we booked this stay, the hotel was a Best Western. Unbeknownst to us, it became an independent hotel undergoing renovations. There was no notice of this on-line or when we called to confirm. Although the room was okay, the lobby was a mess and there was no in-house food service (which meant we had to go out every morning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Stayed here because walking distance to North Western University campus. Very friendly staff, okay rooms. The breakfast is very average, quite American, i.e. nothing fancy but high fructose. Would recommend.

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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great location close to public transport. Being refurbished and will become a Holiday Inn. They were working on the restaurant/bar which was closed, but there are multiple pubs/restaurants within a block or two. To be honest it reminded me of the tired Holiday Inns in the US during the late eighties, early nineties. However the staff were brilliant and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I like that the hotel was walking distance away from the train station and it made by visit to Chicago amazing. The staff was very helpful on giving suggestion to dine and drink. (all of them delicious). I would stay here again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This hotel is outdated and filthy. Skip it for better options in town. The lady at the reception was extremely rude. She has accused me of not booking directly from the hotel. Really? To add, the hotel is under renovation and does not even have a sign on the street. You have to use the parking entrance - of course,... More 

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Michigan
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86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This hotel was undergoing a transition from Best Western to Holiday Inn and the building had not sign out front and seemed to be in need of renovation. The location was wonderful for us, but the pillows were terrible.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newest addition to Evanston is the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, Illinois! Our hotel occupies a prime spot along Chicago's North Shore, just four blocks away from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University and close to downtown Chicago sightseeing, tours, museums, restaurants and shopping. This state-of-the-art Hotel features special in room amenities such as Free High Speed Internet Access, Microwave and Refrigerator, 37" Flat Panel LCD TV and Free Local Calls. Whether you are staying with us for Business or Pleasure, take time to relax and enjoy our Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal), Business Center, Wireless Internet Access in all public areas and Fitness Center. Points of Interests:Companies: Rotary International, Leapfrog Online, ZS Associates Hospitals: Evanston Hospital Universities: Northwestern University (NU), Kellogg School of Management Local Attractions: Northwestern University, Baha'i House of Worship, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Willis Tower. The newest addition to Evanston is the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, Illinois! Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston

Address: 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (Formerly University Plaza Hotel)
Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range: $124 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
Best Western University Plaza Hotel Evanston
Best Western Hotel Evanston
Evanston Best Western
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