The facade is very nice, Colonial Look.
I stayed here for three weeks and the staff at the Front Desk were all friendly and accommodating.
Unfortunately, the room is also "colonial" and needs modern day updating. The Wi-Fi just would not connect very well and the reception was very week to moderate at best. Requested room change, but that did not solve the problem, so figure that the whole network needs attention.
Air conditioner (window type) was not only noisy, but wasn't cooling, so called the engineer to fix and it took them 2 days to find out that the unit was not working, so they install a new one (to another window).
The bathtub drain must be from the 60s and just would not drain quickly. The plug was one of those plastic/rubber flat plugs that I have not seen in ages.
The room I stayed in had a small kitchen (nice feature), but the pots/pans and frying pan were from the 60s also and everything stuck/burned and I had to go out and by a Teflon coated frying pan. The faucet in the kitchen also dripped and took them two full days to fix it.
All in all, a very nice small hotel in a very quiet neighborhood, but it needs upgrading ASAP.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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, wireless internet, and garage parking are included with each reservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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