This year we again stayed at the Homestead in Evanston. We had stayed here the last two summers. Again we loved the place.
Homestead is located in a heritage building in the middle of downtown Evanston. The building is very old and by law is required to preserve its exterior looks, and certain architectural details. This is not a luxurious hotel nor is it meant to be. However, it clean, friendly and beautifully located.
The hotel has regular rooms, and also studio, one and two bedroom apartments. For long-term stay one can negotiate a better rate than that published on the site. We were able to get a great rate since our stay was for two weeks.
The rooms (a one-bedroom & a studio for a week each) we stayed in have been refurbished. The only point I would raise is the age of the bathroom fittings. Both our rooms had cracked wash basins. The studio had a bathtub, significantly dated with the enamel worn off near the drain.
I would strongly recommend this place to travellers looking for a clean, well-priced, friendly hotel in downtown Evanston. Most restaurants and our favourite place “Wholefood” is within minutes. The hotel also provides complimentary parking for weekly stay. Parking is in a nearby parking garage.
- 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 and wireless internet are included with each reservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Homestead Hotel Evanston
- Homestead Hotel Evanston