Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

ex. Best Western University Plaza

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL, United States, 60201-4416show map
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GoodBased on  51 reviews
Overview

The comfortable 3-star Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston is set in the university district of Evanston. Residing in a 12-story building, the hotel was opened in 1972 and renovated in 2008.

This hotel is situated 19 km away from The Art Institute of Chicago. 25 minutes' drive from Lombard.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston is around 25 minutes' drive from Chicago O'hare International airport.

Rooms

The hotel's modern rooms are appointed with satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet, a private safe and a microwave. Some rooms overlook the city. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston can sit down to a delicious breakfast. A fine selection of American dishes is served at the outdoor restaurant. Guests can savor tea, coffee and cocktails in the lounge bar. Serving an array of dishes, Prairie Moon and Tommy Nevin's Pub are 50 meters away.

Services

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston offers computer equipment, a business centre and a banquet hall to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

The hotel provides meals and cots for families with children. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wet bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Multi-line phone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Frances Willard Historical AsnFrances Willard Historical Asn1400 ft
Woman's Christian TemperanceWoman's Christian Temperance1400 ft
Evanston Historical SocietyEvanston Historical Society2300 ft
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of ArtMary and Leigh Block Museum of Art3300 ft
C G Jung Institute of ChicagoC G Jung Institute of Chicago700 ft
Gus Giordano Jazz DanceGus Giordano Jazz Dance700 ft
Northwestern University InstNorthwestern University Inst1700 ft
Kidney Cancer AssnKidney Cancer Assn1700 ft
Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University2000 ft
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Prairie MoonPrairie Moon100 ft1502 Sherman Ave
Tommy Nevin's PubTommy Nevin's Pub200 ft1450 Sherman Ave
Creperie Saint GermainCreperie Saint Germain200 ft1512 Sherman Ave
KansakuKansaku200 ft1514 N. Sherman Ave.
Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime SteakPete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak500 ft1557 Sherman Ave
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Art Alliance-Contemporary GlsArt Alliance-Contemporary Gls1.4 mi
Kohl Children's Museum ShopKohl Children's Museum Shop2.1 mi
Mitchell Museum-Amer IndianMitchell Museum-Amer Indian2.2 mi
Evanston Parks Forestry and RecEvanston Parks Forestry and Rec4300 ft
Lighthouse Park DistrictLighthouse Park District1.3 mi
Wilmette Park DistrictWilmette Park District2.6 mi
Wilmette Park Lakeview CtrWilmette Park Lakeview Ctr2.6 mi
Garrett-Evangelical SeminaryGarrett-Evangelical Seminary4300 ft
Kendall CollegeKendall College1.1 mi
Swedish American Museum Swedish American Museum 4.7 mi5211 N. Clark St.
Riviera TheatreRiviera Theatre5.4 mi4746 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago
Black Ensemble TheatreBlack Ensemble Theatre5.6 mi4520 North beacon, Chicago
Montrose BeachMontrose Beach6.0 mi601 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago
The Mercury TheaterThe Mercury Theater6.6 mi3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago
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Getting around
Airports
Pal-Waukee (PWK)12.1 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  51  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    I thought that this Best Western was a very nice place to stay, clean and affordable. I would have no problem staying there again.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. They also had a delicious continental breakfast

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The availability of the surrounding facilities made the trip much easier.

    The charge for a parking place.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff was excellent, attentive and accomodating. Room was snug cozy and clean.

    Need indoor pool. Gym equipmwent was broken. Sauna was out side and closed for winter?

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location. Reasonable cost. Room was comfortable. Quiet.

    Advertised wifi in the room did not work (very poor reception). Had to resort to cable, which was a little inconvenient.

  • 6.2
    Good

    More help was needed to run the continental breakfast. As we arrived to the room. we found crumbs on a chair and several hairs in the shower stall.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Value for money

    Same choices of breakfast everyday

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel was nice and pretty convienient to the ammenities. The Metra line was about 2-3 blocks away. Wasn't a 4 star by any means but it was definately decent for the price. I'd stay there again. Thanks!

    The hotel did lose power from 5:30pm on Saturday night (July 4) and was still out in the morning of July 5 when we checked out. They didn't have (or didn't use) generators so it was hot and we had to carry our luggage down 12 floors (yes, wouldn't you know it we were on the top floor!) The stairways were not lit up - finally about 9:30 pm they put flashlights on every 3rd floor, so the in between floors were pitch black. Didn't like that too much. They did refund our stay for that night.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Price vs location were very good. Service was a little iffy but not bad.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff and comfort good value, location a little too far to downtown Chicago (45 mins by taxi). Evanston was a nice clean area with excellent facilities.

    I thought the breakfast was poor and not upto the acceptable standard. Polystyrene plates and cups were very dissapointing and considering the environment, not in keeping with the message in the bathroom concerning towles and re-usage.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Accomodations were excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Good location with dining and shopping close by.

    Ac in the rooms was not the greatest.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The hotel was run down and not acceptable. It even had a bad smell throughout. The pool had algae in it and the hot tub was filled with wood chips. The tv and remote didn't work. The meal was good, but the staff there was unfriendly. The best part was the bed. It had a good pillow top. This was NOT worth $230!!!!!

  • 6.6
    Good

    easy accessibility...convenient parking....in the heart of Evanston...it was refreshingly quiet as well

    Location near train tracks....noise from commuter trains interferred with rest

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Comfortable clean room with parking on-site. We have stayed there before when visiting family in the north of Chicago. Good access to the "El" and to bars and eating places in Evanston.

    The breakfast is rather basic. The decor looks a bit tired.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  51 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pal-Waukee (PWK)12.1 mi
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