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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great hotel with excellent customer service! Thank you everyone for going above and beyond with all of my request. The hotel is situated in a great central location near the beautiful beaches and a quick 3 minute walk to Northwestern. I would stay here again and recommend it. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to return soon.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night before flying home to Sweden. Next time, we would not hesitate to stay several days! Old fashioned hotel with charm, near the beach, close to commuter train, free convenient parking in a parking garage. And above all - service minded staff!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms were clean, the bed comfortable, .the bathroom needs an update, the staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast on the porch was delightful! It is a great location for a stay in Evanston. Nice to walk around the neighborhood and a couple of blocks to the Lake and the a nice beach.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a really nice place to stay! A bit different than a traditional hotel but that's what I liked. Very quaint! The staff was very friendly, the room was clean(a bit dated) but I'm not one who minds that, really good continental breakfast, We actually stayed in the one bedroom apartment and it was completely stocked with everything we needed....

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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was in town to visit my daughter and The Homestead was only a couple of blocks away so it was the logical choice. The place looks like a plantation home from The South in the 1860s--definitely out of place on a tree-shaded street that is lined with brick homes. It has a lovely porch where you can sit and...

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Victor, New York
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed here for my nephews wedding. Great old 1929 hotel! Charm in every corner. It was updated while keeping the charm of " yester" year. Having said that, keep in mind it was built in 1929. The rooms are small, Ours had a dressing room in front of our bathroom. My in-laws had a room with a 1929 stall shower....

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2016

First let me say I go out of my way to stay at bed and breakfasts and historic hotels, so a bit of peeling paint, a small sink, or creaky pipes never bother me, and I did find aspects of this hotel (such as the exterior, mail boxes, and tiny old elevator) very charming. My favorite part was the in-room...

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you are looking for an affordable hotel with a great location but willing to tolerate an old-fashioned setting, the Homestead is the place for you. Just 3 blocks from Lake Michigan, Northwestern, and the shops and restaurants of downtown Evanston. The rooms are nicely sized and we had one with a walk-in closet and refrigerator, and you can open...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's charming, quaint and stylish. A big strength is in their uniqueness - not being a commercial/chain hotel. Excellent location! On a beautiful street, a block from the lake and the university. Lots of nice restaurants and shops around there. Staff was excellent. The lounge, bar, restaurant and front porch are supurb spots to hang around. Free garage parking is...

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Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 19 June 2016

If you're looking for headboards screwed to the wall and prefab plastic bathrooms this place is not for you. With our favorite hotels either full or priced ridiculously due to Americas's Cup, which is why we were in town, we opted to stay in Evanston at this historic hotel, Room was fine and the bathroom a throwback to grandma's house....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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: €130 - €153 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles EPool, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a suite if you plan on staying more than one night. They have a kitchenette and are roomier.”
 of 5 bubbles 232DeniseB, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a room in lower floors: elevator takes only 4 people and it is slow.”
 of 5 bubbles 825jaimeh, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask if the room has a tub if you want to avoid a tiny shower booth.”
 of 5 bubbles clairecN9259JC, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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