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4.4 out of 5

"Always feel at home here. Some of the amenities are very dated but the hotel is clean and well maintained. And the staff are friendly and helpful. Loc ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 17 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Northwestern University

Near the airport

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Northwestern University and 6 miles (10 km) of Loyola University Chicago. Skokie Theatre and Aragon Entertainment Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free continental breakfast is served.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 90 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and DVD players. Cable TV, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Junior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$137 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Homestead Evanston ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Homestead Evanston

Everyone (9) Students (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice older hotel. The included breakfast is ok. Beds were comfortable and rooms were clean.

Posted by , from Missouri on Nov 24, 2018

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4 out of 5
Always feel at home here. Some of the amenities are very dated but the hotel is clean and well maintained. And the staff are friendly and helpful. Location is also a great advantage.

Posted by , from Doha, Qatar on Aug 17, 2018

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4 out of 5

I'll stay there again

Pros: The overall feel of the place. I wish I'd had a chance to try the restaurant, too -- the menu looked good.
Cons: Layout could be improved - putting beds closer together would mean a usable armchair and a/c that didn't blow directly on the bed.
The Homestead is in a beautiful neighborhood, within a couple of blocks of both downtown Evanston and the lakeshore. The amenities might put off some travelers who are used to the big chains. Rooms (and even the elevator) have clearly been carved out of tight spaces, but everything is so nicely done that one rarely feels claustrophobic. The residential neighborhood and plaster walls make for quiet nights. The complementary breakfast is both better quality and more expansive than at many chains. Guests, from a wide range of countries, are friendly to one another. I was disappointed, though, to find that parking was a couple of blocks away and was not free. It worked out ok, but I would have been ticked off if I'd been caught in a rainstorm. Still, I enjoyed my stay and will likely stay there again.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018

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4 out of 5
Very conveniently located. A bit outdated in terms of facilities. Very helpful staff. A small refrigerator at least should be in every room along with a microwave oven.

Posted by , from Evanston, IL on Aug 10, 2018

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5 out of 5


Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning on our next visit to the area. Very friendly staff, clean & spacious room with the feeling of home away from home. Close to the lakefront. Beautiful area!

Posted by , from Michigan on Jul 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

A nice place to stay in Evanston

Pros: We liked the convenient location for all we were doing in Evanston.
Cons: Seal around the windows in the bathroom and in the other room.
Location: The location is convenient to the Northwestern Campus and downtown Evanston. Parking is convenient in the city garage right near the hotel.
We came for First Night on New Years eve. The hotel was very convenient to most of the venues and actually was right across the street from one. Todd at the front desk was very friendly and helpful and provided us with a map so we could find the location we were interested in attending. We asked for an extra blanket and the evening caretaker brought it up to our room. The hotel is an older building and there is renovation going on, especially on the 3rd floor where we stayed. Our room was perfect for the 2 of us and since we were only staying one night, the size was not an issue. Our only criticism was in the bathroom. There was a small window in the bathroom and you could see the curtains covering it blowing slightly. When we showered the next morning, we could feel the air coming in at the bottom of the window. The continental breakfast the next morning was fine with a variety of breads, fruit and cereal available. We enjoyed it.

Posted by , from Woodridge, IL on Jan 2, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very clean older hotel

Plenty of space, older fixtures and furnishings but with character and exceptionally clean. Decent breakfast in the morning as well.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

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4 out of 5

Retro appeal

The Homestead is a nice hotel. The hallways could use a slightly better paint job, but the lounge and my room were in good shape. The room decor was mid-20th century, which leant it some retro appeal. It came with a kitchenette, including fridge, stove and microwave. There was also a dining room with a small table. The bathroom was delightfully old-fashioned, although the shower temperature was inconsistent. The door on my room (#309) was hard to open. I had to push hard to open it, a problem which seemed to grow over the weekend I spent there. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is a place for those who want to venture slightly off the beaten track.

Posted by , from New Brighton, MN on Sep 8, 2015

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5 out of 5

Close to Campus ..a plus

We stayed here when visiting campus. Just walked to our orientation session. Really nice. The staff is really friendly,

Posted by , from Plymouth, Minnesota on Mar 24, 2015

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About the The Homestead Evanston

Location 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly The Homestead Evanston. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Evanston hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
  • Train station: Evanston Davis Street Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Davis Metro Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Homestead Evanston offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Evanston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

The Homestead Evanston has a restaurant serving brunch and dinner.

The Lounge - This bar specializes in American cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.

Guests arriving after regular check-in hours are asked to use the courtesy phone inside and follow the posted instructions for late check-in assistance.

For details, guests can contact the property in advance using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 7.00 per day
  • Late check-in fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Evanston Homestead
  • Homestead Evanston
  • Homestead Hotel Evanston
  • Homestead Evanston Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.