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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Homestead is a quaint local gem. The hotel is historic and has plenty of charm. The restaurant has fabulous food - breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have stayed at the Homestead 3 times and had a nice time each time. Location is great for visiting Northwestern's campus. Be sure to request a room with shower AND tub. If you...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We love staying here. Be careful when choosing room as some rooms are very small. We stay in the one bedroom apartment which suits our needs. Close to South Campus of Northwestern. It is an older hotel with charm.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with character. We did not find the bathroom small like some other reviewers. There is no coffee maker so that was disappointing but that was really the only negative. We would stay here again for sure if we are ever in Evanston.

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We spent the weekend after Thanksgiving. The place is charming, and well maintained for its age. We really enjoyed staying there, bed was great and room was a nice surprise. The food was outstanding. The employees went out of their way to make our stay excellent. I would recommend this hotel and especially the food 100%. Thanks for letting us...

Thank 565jeanettes
Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We love reading reviews like yours and will be sure to pass along your kind words to our team, as well as the restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel when we decided to attend my college reunion at Northwestern. Charming facade on a quiet street still didn't prepare me for the experience opening the door- our "room" was in fact a small, lovely one bedroom apartment. A fully furnished kitchen and dining area- I almost regretted most of our meals were taken care of at...

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and the warm recommendation! We love to hear that you enjoyed your visit, took advantage of the spacious accommodations, delicious breakfast, and the great price! We hope to welcome you back soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 October 2016

room is very clean and hotel quaint, 10min or less walk to Northwestern, very convenient to restaurants & shops although most places close at 10pm. Very friendly and attentive staff. Breakfast buffet boasts excellent bread - favorites include the cranberry and apple streusel which taste like homemade. just a small point - the hotel is a newly renovated older building...

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We take great pride in our friendly and attentive staff, as well as the cleanliness of our hotel, and we appreciate you mentioning it! We also love to hear your favorite inclusions of our continental breakfast as it helps us make future decisions about additions and omissions. Evanston is a great...

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We came to visit the Northwestern campus, where our son is considering going to college. The neighborhood is great with easy access to downtown Evanston and all of its eateries. It's about 0.8 miles from the Northwestern campus, making for a pleasant walk along the lake. The lounge and restaurant have a tired, worn feel and smell, which persists in...

Thank Christopher N
Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The Homestead is a proud member of the National registry of Historic Places. Details such as our historic mailbox, as well as the general layout and sizes of the rooms, have been maintained to honor the integrity of the original design of the building. Historic buildings are not for everyone,...

Reviewed 23 September 2016

As my wife would say. This has always been a hotel, and it is a pure classic. We ending up upgrading to the queen room which had a kitchenette and small dining area. I kept saying I wish we were there for about four nights instead of one. It was so comfortable and clean. The wonderful man at the front...

Thank TerrenceDean
Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful feedback! We love to hear from guests who want to extend their trip, due to the comfort and cleanliness of our property. Thank you! We take great pride in our team, and appreciate you mentioning the helpfulness and warmth of our concierge team. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully for an even longer stay...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Classic hotel, located on a old tree lined street in a very nice neighborhood within 1-2 blocks of great dinning options. Rooms are old fashioned with a touch of modern day comfort such as flat screen TV's. I stayed in a queen room, bed was very comfortable. Size of room was moe than adequate. Only slight down side was a...

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Homestead. We appreciate you mentioning the comfort of your stay, affordability, and excellent location. We hope to see you again soon!

Princeton, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great service we got a early check in which was a great help we just moved our son into his dorm and everything is walking distance.3 mins walk to his dorm building, Our suite was more like a small apt type. We had a kitchen with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, dishes, silverware, glasses, apt size fridge, sink, coffee maker, even...

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Homestead! We love to hear that you were pleased with our service, location, and overall accommodations. The rooms that overlook the lake are truly spectacular, I’m glad you were able to soak in the Lake Michigan splendor while visiting Evanston. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Homestead

Address: 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-6021
Region: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range: €121 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Homestead 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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“I love the 8th floor room 807.”
 of 5 bubbles 741margretg, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Free parking on the street is available after 9pm and before 9am, saving you a walk to the garage a block away.”
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“Choose a suite if you plan on staying more than one night. They have a kitchenette and are roomier.”
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“Book a room in lower floors: elevator takes only 4 people and it is slow.”
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“Ask if the room has a tub if you want to avoid a tiny shower booth.”
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