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Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this property, when it was the Best Western and now the Holiday Inn, for over 20 years. Obviously, we have liked this place. On May 19, when we wanted to check in, we discovered that there was a mix-up in our reservation. This was TOTALLY MY FAULT. Our complaint is that when we wanted to talk...

1Thank 419JandL
John M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere and utmost apologies for not being able to provide you accommodations without a reservation at your desired price point on this occasion. Our hotel and the Evanston area experienced a swell of demand that caused sold out conditions in our area, our best available rate was competitively priced for that time period. I understand your frustration...

Sanford, Florida
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I actually accidentally booked here. It is new so when I was booking through our travel website I just selected the first Holiday Inn like I usually do. However, once I realized the mistake, I just decided to try it out and so happy I did. The front desk person was very friendly and helpful. The bar restaurant area is...

3Thank Sarah M
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Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah M, for sharing your awesome feedback with our future guest!

Elkhart, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was in a great location for our visit to northwestern, parking was convenient,near restaurants, daily breakfast was good. We were there for four nights. Restaurant and front desk staff were super friendly. Hotel was clean, there was a mini fridge in our room which I always find helpful for longer than one night stays.

2Thank needsunshinesoon
Fort Myers, Florida,
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 4 night reservation: Staff extremely helpful, room service exceptional - food arrived quickly and was delicious! Beds super comfortable - we loved the soft pillows. Nice view of city. We were attended our granddaughter's college graduation and it worked out well location-wise. Definitely recommend this hotel.

2Thank riversidesherry
Reviewed 1 week ago

A graduation ceremony was the reason for my 4-day/3-night visit. Holiday Inn in Evanston was a prime location to Loyola; approximately 3 miles away. It is accessible to an L station, various eateries, Barnes & Noble, CVS, Trader Joe's, and 6 blocks away from Lake Michigan. The courteous staff allowed me to check in 2 hrs early. The parking garage...

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2Thank Linda G
Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Linda G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guest. Also, thank you for the helpful tips as well!! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn North Evanston!!

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has been updated and is definitely improved. Top floors facing south have beautiful views of the city. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Excellent location. Too pricey on some nights though and breakfast was not included which was disappointing considering the price. Not sure we will return unless we can get the price down a little.

2Thank Ginger3333333
Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us we hope that you will come and stay with us again. I will share your concerns regarding the price, however Evanston room rates over the summer are very competitive. If you do decide to return to the hotel please look into our Breakfast Package, which has breakfast included in the rate. If...

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for a quick workshop being held on the Northwestern University campus. I arrived around 10 in the morning, and the receptionist was great. He was able to give me an early check-in so I could relax before my workshop began. The room was large, and well furnished with a good desk, and flat screen t.v. Also good...

2Thank Richard R
Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

We want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with our future guest. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn North Evanston!

Manning, SC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is easy to miss since it looks more like an office building. Needs a lot more curb appeal. Inside is nicer but nothing exceptional. Breakfast was ok. Beware though that soda in the market shop by the front desk is $3.00 but out of the vending machine on even floors it is only $1.50. Internet was very sketchy...

2Thank PaxvilleBoy
Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear that we failed to give you the same experience that has won us so many loyal repeat guests. While we pride ourselves on our service, your experience is evidence that we can always work harder to maintain a consistent and positive experience for all guests. We look forward to gaining another opportunity to exceed your...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stayed one night while visiting NWU and enjoyed this place very much. Although parking next door costs $18/day, there is plenty of free street parking available a couple of blocks away. The French restaurant across the street is amazing.

2Thank qpwo
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My family and I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Chicago. The hotel was clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The hotel was conveniently located near many restaurants, and just a few blocks from the Chicago transit, which we used daily to travel into the city. We ate a delicious breakfast each morning at the...

2Thank Stacey H
Frananizer R, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Stacey H, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I want to say, it was a pleasure to have hosted your family and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4416 (Formerly University Plaza Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Price Range: $144 - $408 (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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“ask for a nice view of the city”
riversidesherry, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Best to ask for a room away from the rail (high speed) tracks.”
Philly022, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“southeast side rooms likely quieter”
n0rm216, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Trains go by 24/7 which did not bother us but if it bothers you, ask for a higher floor.”
Fredturtle42, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with view on the rail track should be avoided”
ala506, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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