Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

ex. Best Western University Plaza

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

Blending a warm ambience with friendly services, the 3-star Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston provides ideal lodging in Evanston. The hotel was opened in 1972 and remains an example of original architecture in Evanston ever since.

The property offers an elegant accommodation in the center of Evanston with a delightful view. Lombard is 33 km away from the hotel and a 25-minute drive takes guests there.

The hotel features great location with proximity to an orchard and lakes.

Easily accessible from Dempster subway station. A short drive takes guests to Chicago O'hare International airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 159 rooms featuring holiday home, leisure king room and comfort king room with a microwave, cable TV, climate control, an in-room safe and wireless internet. The rooms look on to the city. Guests can make use of a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the breakfast area. At the outdoor restaurant guests can enjoy American cuisine. Coffee, cocktails and tea are offered in the lobby bar. Serving an array of dishes, Kansaku and Prairie Moon are just 50 meters away.

Services

Guests can make use of housekeeping, laundry and 24-hour reception on site.

Relax

The hotel provides a heated swimming pool and a ballroom to ensure guests enjoy their stay. The property offers a fitness centre and a gym to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 18 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Macedonian.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   159.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Sink
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down/Feather pillows
  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Multi-line phone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Evanston location
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Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416

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City Center
  • Evanston
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    1700 ft
  • Main St. Metra
    4300 ft
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    1400 ft
  • Davis
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
City view
  • Room size:

    325 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Room with 2 double beds

Two-Bedroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

2BD VIEW NONSMOKE

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

KING HEAR ACCESSIBLE ROLL IN SHWR NOSMK

Holiday Home
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Room Description:

Double with child bed (3-12 yrs) & cot (0-2 yrs)

Triple Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room with child extra bed

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

2 Bed Deluxe Hear Accessible Tub NOSMK

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

DOUBLE DELUXE KING BED

Comfort Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Comfort King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Room Description:

Double room

Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room with child extra bed

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

KING EXEC HEAR ACCESSIBLE TUB NOSMK

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2300 ft

Stadiums

Museums

Parks

  • Evanston Parks Forestry and Rec4300 ft
  • Ridgeville Park District1.1 mi
  • Lighthouse Park District1.3 mi

Universities, Institutes

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Kidney Cancer Assn1700 ft
  • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare1.4 mi
  • St Francis Hospital1.4 mi
  • US Veterans Ctr1.7 mi

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian2.3 mi
    2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston
  • Kathy Osterman Beach4.3 mi
    5800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  • Swedish American Museum4.7 mi
    5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum4.2 mi
    9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
  • Lake Michigan4.7 mi
    Chicago, IL

Near the hotel

  • Evanston History Center2400 ft
    225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum3700 ft
    40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
  • Dawes Park2500 ft
    1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston

Restaurants nearby

  • Prairie Moon100 ft

    Address: 1502 Sherman Ave
    Phone: 847-864-8328

    63% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Creperie Saint Germain200 ft

    Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

    78% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak500 ft

    Address: 1557 Sherman Ave
    Phone: 847-328-0399

    64% likes this, based on 91 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

  • Tommy Nevin's Pub200 ft

    Address: 1450 Sherman Ave
    Phone: (847) 869-0450

    50% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 32

  • Kansaku200 ft

    Address: 1514 N. Sherman Ave.
    Phone: (847) 864-4386

    84% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 31

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 71 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.6

    The size of the room and the fact that it was on a high floor and I could see Lake Michigan made the room particularly pleasant.

    The lobby was very dark and not cheerful. It needs some up-dated decoration with light colors on the walls, upholstery, and carpets!!!! The breakfast muffins were particularly high calorie (420 calories) and the yogurt contained high fructose corn syrup both bad choices, and not edible in my opinion.

  • Single
    7.4

    Good value and service.

    The free internet often did not work; very very frustrating.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    Bathroom needs alot of work. From soap dish in shower safety bar in shower. Bathroom floor needed to be redone years ago.

  • Single
    10.0

    It was very easy to get to the hotel from the airport--also it was in walking-distance to the family's home that I was visiting.

    A family of children was booked into a room very near to me--their noisiness kept me awake until almost midnight--this was very upsetting to me.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Convenient location to my destination. Love the white down comforters and pillows as opposed to typical patterned rough quilts.

    I just wish the pavement in the parking garage was filled in or repaved. Fresh out of the shower and rolling my luggage to the car, my legs were covered in mug from the backsplash of my luggage hitting the water-filled holes.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    we have always stayed at this hotel when we go to Evanston.It is convenient

  • Single
    5.4

    the value was good. I liked the swimming pool and the accommodations were fine but for the problem with smoke described below.

    the room had a very strong odor of cigarette smoke which penetrated my clothes, and the towel i had brought with me to use at the swimming pool. it woke me up in the middle of the night and i went home with a sore throat. All this in spite of the fact that this was a non smoking floor. I believe it was the 12th floor.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The price was great for the location and overall it was clean. There were a few minor glitches (the air conditioner was noisy and seem to keep the carpet beneath it a bit moist) but hey, when you're spending less than $100 per night it's hard to complain. Another great feature - the YMCA and Elevated train are only 2 - 3 blocks away. The staff were helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The location was perfect for our needs – we were riding in a cycling event that started on the waterfront. We were able to ride just 2 additional blocks to get to the water front – which saved us the hassle, cost and headache of parking down by the water.

    The facility was dated, but kept very clean and neat.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    helpful and friendly staff, clean and functional room....

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Good location

    It took them 2 days to fix the noisy air conditioner in my room . They never suggested a room change, They ended up removing the existing ac and installing a new unit that worked.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location was great.

    The accomodations we signed up for were not the ones available when we arrived. We had to choose between a king smoking room or 2 double beds non-smoking. They allowed us to tour the smoking rooms before choosing to see if they did not smell pleasant.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Its location. However, an upgrade on the exterior and interior could help to enhance the experience for the visitor. The air conditioners are old and the one in my room broke down. On my first night I couldn't sleep because of the tremendous racket. It took two phone calls to the Front Desk before a maintenance person was sent to repair the unit. The gentleman was polite, but despite numerous attempts the unit kept making a tremendous noise. The unit could not be repaired and around midnight and into the wee hours of the morning my daughter and I had to move our personal belongings down the hall into another room. We were in our pajamas! The gentleman did help, and apologize for the inconvenience, but we are still awaiting the $35 credit for our night of "no sleep."

    The Continental Breakfast was well prepared and the staff were friendly. However, the amenities need to be upgraded, sooner rather than later.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Nice neighbourhood, different restaurants around, ten minutes to the beach, five minutes to the train to Chicago.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The location within proximity of areas of interest, public transportation and city TChicago) was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast area was well stocked.

    Most areas in the hotel were dark with poor lighting. Elevator and several bathrooms were out of service throughout the duration of our stay. Fitness equipment was not maintained very well.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Evanston location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416

Get directions
City Center
  • Evanston
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    1700 ft
  • Main St. Metra
    4300 ft
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    1400 ft
  • Davis
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159