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Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Northwestern University and while there aren't many hotels around, I think this is an assuring choice to have in the area. 2 hours after checking out, I realised that I'd inadvertently left some valuables behind in the room and called the hotel - Jamal (?) at the front desk picked up quickly, assured me that he would... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stay in Evanston about 4 times a year while visiting our son in college. We’ve stayed at several local and surrounding hotels over the last two years. We’ve even stayed here a few months ago when it was a Best Western (I think). After checking in we quickly scurried out to visit and didn’t return to... More 

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John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear jltravler2016, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit at our hotel and please accept our sincerest apologies for the conditions you have experienced during your stay. Rest assured that these issues will be looked into. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team so that we can continue to improve our services. We do... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a recently renovated hotel. Its very convenient to Chicago by "L", Very nice restaurants around Evanston downtown. The beaches are only half mile away. You can find parking on the street but pay attention to the restrictions. Good value.

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Thank aptao55
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear apta055, We are pleased that you found the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston to be convenient and a good value. Thank you taking the time to post your thoughts. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future! More 

Islamorada, Florida
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there with my family of four (kids 10 & 8) during the Cubs' world series. The hotel is about a 35 minute Uber ride from ORD (about $35).I'm familiar with the area but because we planned on going to Wrigley Field we decided instead of staying with family or friends out in suburbs we chose this hotel based... More 

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Thank capsteve
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear Capsteve, We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed their time spent at our property. It sounds like you had an action packed stay and that the Holiday Inn Chicago North- Evanston was right in the center of all of your activities. We look forward to hosting you next stay with us! More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

First of all this hotel is old but they renovate it so its kind of old hotel with new furniture, wallpapers and lobby area. Why I don't like this hotel because I stayed for 3 days and lady who clean neither change the bed sheets nor gave bathroom shampoo and soap on next day. I am not sure they really... More 

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Thank Azi M
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your perception of the time you have spent at our property. I would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations. We will review the items you have mentioned with our staff and take steps to improve the guest experience. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I thought this was great. Super friendly staff, great location and the bed is the most comfortable I've slept in for years. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again. I really struggle to find fault with it.

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Thank Nick A
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments! Our staff really appreciates the acknowledgement of their efforts to make every guest's stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. We look forward to hosting your next visit. More 

Farmington, Michigan, United States
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307 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I can't remember the last time I had a good experience at a Holiday Inn. HI Express is much better. Not enough help at desk. Long wait to register or get any service, e. g. Laundry because they do not deliver to the room. You have to go and wait to collect it. Parking is valet only at $18 per... More 

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Thank Ralph R
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear Ralph R, I sincerely apologize for for not meeting your lodging expectations. I would like to thank you for you candid review. I can assure you that I will review these items with staff and use this as an opportunity to improve and that will benefit all of our guests. I hope that you would grant us an opportunity... More 

Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have stayed here many times over the past 10 years. It has now changed hands. It is much improved. The rooms are clean, TV works, towels are changed daily, and the housekeeping staff are very polite and kind. The location is perfect to attend Northwestern events or to catch the "L" for downtown. There are good restaurants very close... More 

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John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear Becky089, Thank you for you loyalty! We are delighted to hear your compliments about our newly renovated hotel, great staff and clean rooms. Your recommendation means the world to us. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We look forward to hosting your next stay with us. More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel recently refurbished totally without service. Impossibile to have breakfast in the morning, you may seat for an hour without anybody taking care of you. On sunday buffet only from 8 am, no bars open in Evanston. In case you want to starve abandoned to yourselves it is the right place.

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John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Dear Francesca N, I would like to apologize for any shortcomings you may have experienced at breakfast. A busy weekend in addition to large groups can be challenging and we are sorry for any deficiency in service. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, as we will share it with our team members and use it to improve our... More 

Milwaukee
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107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

There was a great view of the skyline and the front desk Billy, was really helpful. I can see Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. A very economical choice if you're driving in Chicago and need to be downtown in the morning.

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John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful views our hotel has to offer. We look forward to your hosting your next visit! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newest addition to Evanston is the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, Illinois! Our hotel occupies a prime spot along Chicago's North Shore, just four blocks away from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University and close to downtown Chicago sightseeing, tours, museums, restaurants and shopping. This state-of-the-art Hotel features special in room amenities such as Free High Speed Internet Access, Microwave and Refrigerator, 37" Flat Panel LCD TV and Free Local Calls. Whether you are staying with us for Business or Pleasure, take time to relax and enjoy our Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal), Business Center, Wireless Internet Access in all public areas and Fitness Center. Points of Interests:Companies: Rotary International, Leapfrog Online, ZS Associates Hospitals: Evanston Hospital Universities: Northwestern University (NU), Kellogg School of Management Local Attractions: Northwestern University, Baha'i House of Worship, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Willis Tower. The newest addition to Evanston is the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, Illinois! Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston

Address: 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (Formerly University Plaza Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range: $134 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
Best Western University Plaza Hotel Evanston
Best Western Hotel Evanston
Evanston Best Western
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“rooms facing north or east for better views”
 of 5 bubbles aptao55, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 1111 which had a great southern view”
  • Southern view of Chicago skyline
 of 5 bubbles capsteve, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure the room should be clean and check your bed sheets.”
  • Beautiful city of Evanston.
 of 5 bubbles 146azim, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The bed is crazy comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles NickA801, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher room with view of downtown Chicago.”
 of 5 bubbles Becky089, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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