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1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-6021
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-10-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 7 hotels in Evanston
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Graduate Evanston 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.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Skiing
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Yesterday
Morristown6 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay again at the Graduate in Evanston - room was perfect and the staff were friendly, welcoming, courteous - all around a great experience. I was traveling with my dog and the staff made him feel super welcome!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Vacation628760 wrote a review May 14
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I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. Great neighborhood location and super easy walking distance to the lake. This hotel has kept its original charm but updated with modern amenities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and it’s a pet friendly hotel!
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Response from Anushree Shah, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Evanston
Responded 2 days ago
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Graduate Evanston and were able to enjoy the convenient location! Thank you for the wonderful review!
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bhA9585JR wrote a review May 10
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Central location, beautiful design. I enjoyed being central to the Northside of Chicago and the suburbs. Evanston has some wonderful restaurants and shops. The hotel has been recently updated and is beautiful.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review about Graduate Evanston and it's great location!
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marav1220 wrote a review May 3
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found hotel room dark and dingy. It was comfortable and bathroom was updated although there is not one inch of counter space. A run down deck was right outside my window so could not open curtains unless I wanted people looking into my room. Front desk staff not very friendly, not rude but they aren't going out of their way for you. Great location and it was very reasonable.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Anushree Shah, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Evanston
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us, although we appreciate you giving us a try! This historic building holds great memories for many of the community as it first opened as The Homestead in 1928 and the design was meant to hold on to that historical feel. I also apologize about the experience you had with the team as I will share your feedback in hopes to continue improving our guest experience.
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TeamFyer wrote a review Apr. 2021
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
I, and a few of my guests, stayed at The Graduate for my pandemic micro-elopement. I cannot express how wonderful the entire experience was. The hotel is incredibly warm and welcoming, the rooms are spacious and charming, the location is great, and we were obsessed with the room keys!! All of my guests raved about the hotel, and cannot wait to come back. The entire staff was very kind and accommodating, and (it felt to me) genuinely excited for us. It was such a whirlwind two days, but our stay was nothing short of memorable. If you’re considering booking, just do it. It’s such a fabulous and fun hotel, and the location is great.
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We are absolutely delighted you and your loved ones had such a great time with us at Graduate Evanston during such a memorable and celebratory time! Congratulations and we hope you all come to join us again soon!
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ALSO KNOWN AS
the homestead hotel evanston, homestead hotel evanston
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Homestead
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisEvanston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Evanston
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Evanston?
Nearby attractions include Lock Chicago Escape Rooms (0.5 km), Northwestern University (0.3 km), and Evanston History Center (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Evanston?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Evanston?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Evanston?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Evanston?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tapas Barcelona, Found, and Edzo's Burger Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Evanston?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Graduate Evanston?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Evanston?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Baha'i House of Worship (3.1 km) and Grosse Point Lighthouse (1.9 km).