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Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the minute I walked into the hotel, I felt welcomed. I checked in late and Billy, the front desk supervisor, was efficient and friendly. I wanted a night cap / glass of wine and he called the bar before they closed for the night to accommodate me. As I walked back past the front desk after getting my glass...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Holiday Inn Chicago North- Evanston. We are pleased that you felt a pleasant encounter that our staff was able to offer you . We look forward to hosting your next stay.

Algonquin, Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This property was a Best Western until last year and there have been upgrades. The lobby is more spacious and brighter and the entrance from the parking garage has been improved. The room was very clean and offered a nice view of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Rooms have their own thermostats and the heater was very quiet. Staff was...

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

Dear Fredturtle42, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We appreciate the compliments describing our staff. We will definitely correct the item that you have pointed out and we look forward to hosting your next stay.

Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Overall hotel is great. Location is very good in Evanston. Close to restaurants, cafés, offices and not that far from downtown Chicago. Room was very clean and bed very comfortable. Service is great. Front desk staff very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Al A, Thank for posting your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable beds and clean rooms. Our staff thanks you for the compliments and the recommendation. We hope that you will visit us again soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I think this hotel has recently changed owners. There were many issues. That doesn't mean that one should endure these issues. I paid full price so I expect full service. The restaurant hours on the website didn't match the actual hours. Further the restaurant was unbearably cold. The vending room on my floor was empty. The room was signed as...

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

Dear ChicagoBizDude, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your candid observations. I apologize for the not meeting your expectations and that is unacceptable. We will address and correct all of the items you have identified. We will strive to improve so that if the opportunity arises and you...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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...

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

Dear Quietlymelt, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience during your recent stay at our property. We are happy that we were able to assist you with your lost items. We appreciate the compliments that you gave to our staff and we will share them as they take great pride in serving all of our...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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...

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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...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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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!

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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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!

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...

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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 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.

Reviewed 25 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 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.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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: $111 - $327 (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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“Trains go by 24/7 which did not bother us but if it bothers you, ask for a higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Fredturtle42, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with view on the rail track should be avoided”
 of 5 bubbles ala506, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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