In 2010 my New Years resolution was to quit staying at chain hotels. If I am going to spend money I want it to at least be an experience. Just think about it - You spend at least $100 to $150 a night. Should it not be just the same old same old?
Anyway on to my review of the Homestead. The short version is I loved it. I was there 4 nights.
First the location. Close to the University. Tons of dining close by. Easy access.
The building. This is not you hotel cliche. The lobby is warm and inviting and everything is very clean and smells that way. There is nothing worse than going into a lobby and smelling smells that should not be there.
The people. If they were any nicer or more helpful I would think they were my Mom. Seriously though, the people at the front desk were able to help me several times with directions and suggestions on where to eat. They were right on every time.
The rooms. My number one thing is clean. That is obviously their number one thing too. Not only are they clean but the decor is nice and welcoming and everything was well maintained. I loved having a kitchen.
So my resolution stands. No more chains. Experience something different. Next year I may give up chain restaurants, :)
- 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 and wireless internet are included with each reservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Homestead Hotel Evanston
- Homestead Hotel Evanston