We booked a room for 3 nights in July. Upon arriving, we could not find the entrance to the parking lot. After circling the block once we realized it was the dark and dingy underground lot we passed several times. The parking lot reeked of urine and other bodily waste. We lugged our luggage out the parking lot to the street, around the corner and up 2 flights of steps to the lobby. We were given a 12th floor King room. Although there were no smoking signs all over the 12th floor, the hallway had a strong oder of cigarette smoke. Our room was the same. We noticed 3 ashtrays in the room which explained a lot. The AC was so loud we could not hear each other talk. Needless to say we did not get much sleep. Early next morning, we were awakend by the sound of drilling and hammering. I reached for my laptop to find another hotel, but the "free" in-room interned did not work. We packed, went to the front desk and checked out. This facility should not hold an occupance permit.
Warning: Avoid this place!! Dont be fooled by the brand name.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western University Plaza Hotel Evanston
- Best Western Hotel Evanston
- Evanston Best Western