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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

The staff are friendly and I found free street parking right in front each night (though they also have a garage not far away). It's age is apparent so don't expect the feel of a "modern" hotel in terms of room size and furnishings. It does have a certain charm to it and taking a nice hot bath one evening... More 

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are a timeless hotel, and we believe it to be one of the the greatest things about us. What a modern hotel lacks in charm, character, and history, we exude an abundance of. As a registered historic property, we’re proud to maintain the integrity of the property design... More 

Ladd, Illinois
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Overnight stay with sister. Charm galore in this 1927 Inn. Free parking around the block in a parking garage with validated ticket. Check in staff welcoming and helpful. Used back entrance to move luggage on a rack up elevator. Behind the scenes staff helpful and friendly. What a great experience and enjoyable overnight. Room, bathroom and bed linens clean and... More 

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1 Thank Sharon K
Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on Triapdvisor! We especially love to read positive experiences like this, and are happy to know of your satisfaction with both our charm and attention to detail. We take great pride in keeping The Homestead a clean and well cared for place, and especially appreciate you mentioning it! We look forward... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

go a long way. I'm a repeat guest and I can say without a doubt that you will not get better service anywhere - the location is perfect for Evanston, walking distance to Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Campus and public transit. The Continental Breakfast never changes but the coffee is good, and Q2 and Quince where breakfast is served are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Need I say more? We booked this hotel because we visit Evanston often and had driven past it many times and it seemed genteel and quiet, with its pleasant porch in front in a lovely mature neighborhood. It was quiet, but I think genteel didn't enter into the equation. The room's door barely opened past the first twin bed, and... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Before 5am, a man began banging loudly on the next door, we asked him to stop repeatedly, and he kept returning. So, we called hotel management. It took more than 15 minutes for a manager to come upstairs and get the intruder to leave, as the front desk is not manned at night. About an hour later another man began... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This is a quaint property in a lovely neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from Lake Michigan, a few blocks from Northwestern University, and a few blocks from downtown. The location is really quite perfect. The property itself is historic with front-porch swings and well-maintained grounds. The rooms are a bit small but within the average range for a large... More 

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los angeles
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I do like this hotel. It is an older building which I find pretty charming, with a very nice porch to sit and watch the rain. The rooms are old and a little tired, so is the bathroom. This is no luxury hotel, but then I didn’t pay luxury prices!!! The staff makes up for the hotel’s shortcomings. They are... More 

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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 on Tripadvisor. We’re glad to hear that you found The Homestead to be a charming place, conveniently located, and with a wonderful staff. We take great pride in our team, so it is especially nice to hear your kind words. Thank you for sharing your experience regarding the taxi. You are... More 

Pittsburgh
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on one of our many trips to Evanston and thought we would try something different. That was a mistake. The hotel was like entering into a retirement home. Old, smelled, and not at all "boutique". Stayed as short as possible and then left, definitely not returning.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights early September in a one bedroom apartment. It was very old and not clean: the refrigerator had a horrible amount of dust and dirt on the top, and the lamp shades had large yellow stains on them! Next to the queen size bed there was a upholstered chair that was severely sun stained and... More 

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Seatte
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I tried to stay here in June, but it was but sold out, so booked ahead of time for this one. Here to assist daughter-move- in to college. This place is sweet and quiet. The first morning went to find coffee out in the short walk, found Panera and Dunkin(;). I then meandered down to the lakefront for a gorgeous... More 

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Homestead_Hotel, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear of your persistence, and your enjoyable experience. It’s true that our location provides for some beautiful sights, as the tree lined streets and proximity to Lake Michigan are wonderful perks of lodging with us. Lake Michigan sunrises are absolutely stunning, and we are glad to hear that you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $191 - $232 (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.”
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“Free parking on the street is available after 9pm and before 9am, saving you a walk to the garage a block away.”
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“Choose a suite if you plan on staying more than one night. They have a kitchenette and are roomier.”
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“Book a room in lower floors: elevator takes only 4 people and it is slow.”
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