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The Homestead

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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...

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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...

1Thank 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 16 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.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband & I spent 2 nights in July at the Homestead, while visiting family in Chicago. We ended up only spending enough time there to sleep & have breakfast, but there is a lovely verandah where you could spend all day watching the world go by. The inn is in the heart of the Northwestern University neighborhood, and is...

1Thank EPool
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Don't expect glitz or fancy surrounding. The place oozes classic charm. The rooms are all different but comfortable. The staff is fantastic. Parking can be a problem, but there is a free ramp close by. We plan on returning next summer for an extended visit. Sunday brunch is to die for.

1Thank Wrigley48
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We reserved a block of rooms at The Homestead for our daughter's wedding in Evanston on Sept.2nd. We needed something convenient due to the lack of parking on campus and our decision was a good one! The staff couldn't be friendlier! We stayed in a suite, so we had a larger room, but the feedback was that the regular rooms...

1Thank Denise B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I agree with Steve T. The Homestead does need a little freshening up. But I really liked this rather European flavored hotel. It is elegant and small. The location is perfect. I'd take this over the big chains any day. I will stay here again without hesitation. Next time I will try the restaurant.

1Thank Laura M

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 and wireless internet 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: $179 - $295 (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.”
clairecN9259JC, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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