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The Homestead

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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Historic Hotel
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Offers & Announcements:Free breakfast with your stay
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
97Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
12Attractionswithin 0.5 km
46Room tips
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I chose the Homestead because of its' location but was very pleased with the entire experience. Entering my room was as if I entered a time warp to the 1950"s as to furnishings and fixtures - except for the large flatscreen TV. The room, bathroom and dressing room were large
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Hotel's Favourite
Love this type of place. It’s a 100+ year old building, so you know it has some old charm, early elevators, steam pipes, no central AC... but it’s beautiful, in a very quiet neighborhood (of retirement condos) but yet just a couple blocks away from the beach, local shopping and
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I have stayed at this hotel several times and will continue to do so. It isn’t for everybody, especially for people with expectations about room size and typical in-room amenities. I stay here because, despite small rooms (no two exacty alike), old (but not dirty) furnishings
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Oh my. I had no idea I would enjoy my stay here so much. It is so close to NU, downtown, and the lake. I walked around for hours while my son took his finals. Parking was in a garage around the corner, which some might find inconvenient, but I thought it was great. I didn't
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Our room was so shabby. Old, tired furniture, stained couch, not enough lamps, soft lumpy mattress; less than mediocre breakfast. Yuck! Pricy for what you get. Rooms overheated. The one positive is that location is fabulous.
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Big centipede on the ceiling.
Steel frame casement windows which physically open - see air conditioner unit in center.
rotated photo- but it shows the original wooden waisncotting throughout.
Yes, you can take a real bath here.
very large dressing room off of bathroom
does the hotel provide shuttle from/to airport?
Hi there, We do not provide shuttle service. However, we are happy to arrange transportation for you, upon request. For those who prefer public transportation, there are multiple options available.If you're looking to plan and customize your trip, check out CTA Trip Planner. Uber and Lyft are also popular transportation options. And just a quick note, for those who are traveling by automobile, we offer discounted garage parking for $7 / night...the best parking rate in town! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Hi! How can we get to this hotel from O'Hare airport?
Hi, Nina! You also have the option of taking the Union Pacific North Metra train (metrarail website) connecting to the Blue Line of the El (transitchicago website) for the El or the bus) or you could take the Purple Line of the El and connect to the Blue Line or you could take the #290 bus and connect to the Blue Line. :-) Always check the CTA website for updates on service and closures. I hope you have a nice trip!
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Hi Vicky, Yes, a One Bedroom Suite has a separate bedroom, separate bathroom, an open living room, and a kitchen and dining area. They are very spacious.
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Is there free wifi available?
Absolutely. There is free wireless internet available throughout the entire building!
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Do you have pac n plays or cribs for young ones?
Yes. These are available at a rate of $10 per night.
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"not a connecting room."
"Word to the wise: Restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays"
"It seems like some of the rooms have been refurbished--rooms on second floor have key cards. But staff is very hush-hush about that."
"Drive around blocks for good parking"
"Probably a good choice if you are looking for a small apartment, short term."
US$106 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisEvanston
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