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Harrison, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

staff was super friendly. If you are visiting northwestern this hotel is literally a couple of blocks off campus. A super easy walk. Beds were comfortable and the place was clean. Basic continental breakfast included. BIG issue though was that there was no sound proofing. We hear people walking down the hallway, turning their faucets on, flushing the toilets. In...

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Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have never stayed in the Homestead rooms, we have visited friends who were very pleased. Most recently we had dinner and brunch in the lovely restaurant, "Hearth" , which is within The Homestead. It was very enjoyable, great ambiance, good food, good service, and best of all quiet so we could enjoy each other's company.

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Novato
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed alone while my daughter was visiting Northwestern University. The location is fabulous, being two blocks from campus, two blocks from the water and one block from the grocery store and restaurants. The room is small, which is ok for me, but if there were another person with me, I would need a larger room. The room is very...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is sweet and fabulous if you're visiting a Northwestern student. The ginger snap cookies at tea time are marvelous. But it is old and musty... however, the internet works! The front desk is grumpy but malleable.

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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.

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Thank Mary D
Reviewed 17 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.

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Akron
Reviewed 1 December 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...

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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 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...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: $176 - $279 (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.”
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.”
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.”
232DeniseB, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a room in lower floors: elevator takes only 4 people and it is slow.”
825jaimeh, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask if the room has a tub if you want to avoid a tiny shower booth.”
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