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Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel

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1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4416
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 14/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 6 hotels in Evanston
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Enjoy our recently renovated hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago North - Evanston, located four blocks from Northwestern University, adjacent to Rotary International, and within 3 miles of Loyola University Chicago. Our prime Chicago location offers the best of Evanston's dining, shopping, culture and the sports fan favorites Ryan Field to cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats and Gentile Arena to boost the Loyola Ramblers. Our hotel's location provides easy access to Northwestern University's campus, the Metra Purple Line, Evanston's beautiful scenic parks, and more. Our Chicago North Evanston hotel provides convenient access to public transportation, just 2 blocks from the Dempster Purple Line station and half a mile from the Main St Metra station. Our Evanston hotel accommodations include free Wi-Fi, safe, microwave, refrigerator, Bath and Bodywork amenities, and Keurig coffee maker. For your convenience, we offer a fitness center, business center and marketplace sundry shop.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Golf course
Bowling offsite
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mike_OCP wrote a review Jun 2022
Wayland, Massachusetts, United States274 contributions129 helpful votes
Stayed for graduation weekend so paid escalated rates, which were cheaper than other in town hotels. Room was large and clean and good location. Service was poor. Asked for room to be cleaned 3 times and it never happened. Understand short staffed, but when paying 5 star rates and have to ask a day in advance, would have appreciated having the room cleaned once during our 5 day stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tim wrote a review Nov 2021
Aurora, Ohio3 contributions
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Greatest location! I travel to Chicago weekly, looking for hotel that has it all. Although not downtown Chicago, I prefer north suburbs. I absolutely love the location, walk to Northwestern, bike to downtown Chicago. 30-50 restaurants within walking distance. Staff is friendly, especially Roger B, and Mary. Great staff with great attitude!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gerard Ryan, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 Nov 2021
Thank you, Tim for the kind words and for letting others know what to expect when they visit our Holiday Inn in Evanston. I have passed your kind words on to Mary and Roger, they will be THRILLED to read your review. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in the North Suburbs. Gerard Ryan-General Manager
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Gina R wrote a review May 2022
Memphis, Tennessee7 contributions5 helpful votes
I went with a friend; we had two rooms and checked in separately. We both had a nice check in experience and the fellow behind the desk was very nice and super helpful. Angela was nice too. The third person I met at the desk (hexagonal glasses, sedentary, big eye-roller) was very difficult. The usual things you ask for at this kind of hotel--can I get an extra key?, where is breakfast served? How do I get to the pool?--are a bridge too far. Punch line is my friend and I didn't talk about it till we left; he called her the eye-roller, and said when she was there, the security guard (nice too) was his only hope. My friend said he just tried to save his questions or requests for when eye-roller with hexagonal glasses was on break or off-duty.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi ginaRam, Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston appreciated your stay and your feedback. Our hotel is the best place to enjoy a quality stay in an environment that you can enjoy your self with all your family members. I read your remarks and am sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. I understand this is not what you expected, and assure you these are isolated issues. Your comments were forwarded to our local area managers and are being used to improve our services and offers. I invited you to visit us on your next trip so you can enjoy a quality stay. Warm wishes, Oscar C. Case Manager IHG Service
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gwendolynkelly3 wrote a review May 2022
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
This stay was prompted by a job relocation to my beloved hometown of Chicago, this hotel was my home for nearly 80 nights. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful especially Roger B and Tigist. They along with sales manager Kyrstal were great in providing help whenever I need it. It was a great stay and I will always be grateful for the assistance given as I attempted to find my "forever new home".
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mike H wrote a review Apr 2022
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The desk staff is outstanding especially Reena. We stayed 2 weeks visiting our new and first grandson. The staff remained personally attentive even though a bus load of the Syracuse girls basketball team was also visiting for a tournament at Northwestern.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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April V wrote a review Mar 2022
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This is the 3rd time I have booked a room for my friends visiting town. Tigis seems to be there all the time and she is a great help and so nice. Compared to the other location in Skokie, this Evanston Holiday INN'S rooms seem more newly renovated, after Best Western used to be there. The rooms and bathrooms are really nice!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SnoopyJL wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom24 contributions9 helpful votes
I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn for several nights, and although my 10th floor room was very nice, the front desk staff at the hotel are very rude (when they're actually there!). I crossed paths with about five different front desk staff during my stay, and with the exception of one, the rest were very rude and impatient when I asked them questions. If I asked for clarification about parking rules or charges, they all got irritated very quickly. While the hotel is conveniently located, and I have no complaints about the room, the front desk staff could benefit from learning some basic customer courtesy.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Mar 2022
Hi SnoopyJL, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're glad to hear you liked your room. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and I am sorry we missed the mark on the level of customer service you received. I have shared your comments with the hotel management to address this with the team. Again, thanks for staying with us. We value your feedback and welcome the opportunity to serve you better. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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Anonymous wrote a review Feb 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota1 contribution
In Evanston often and always stay here. Easy walk to lake, Northwestern and many restaurants. Pay extra for the view of downtown. Service is great and Tigist is a standout employee. Great value if you just want one room and don't need a suite.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Adam H wrote a review Feb 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you. This Adam Lee Hecht. I appreciate it. I'm waiting for my fiance. Holy Romantic Wedding. Romantic Honeymoon Antalya, Turkiye. Turkiye Romantic. I love my fiance and she love me. Thank you. Adam Lee Hecht Nummer Eins
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Justin G wrote a review Feb 2022
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The staff were very personable, friendly, and helpful, especially Tigist. This hotel is in a good location, convenient to various neighborhoods as well as to Northwestern University, and at a surprisingly good price. The staff seemed to task masking and Covid protocols seriously and I felt safe; I wish that I could remember all of their names. The room was clean, with a decent view.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Gerard Ryan, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Thank you, Justin for taking time to write a review especially recognizing Tigist. Tigist is a SUPER STAR on our team and I am pleased to read that you had the pleasure of interacting with her. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in Evanston. Gerard Ryan-General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$139 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western university plaza hotel evanston, best western hotel evanston, evanston best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
University Plaza Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisEvanston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
159
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lock Chicago Escape Rooms (0.3 km), Space (0.4 km), and Kansaku (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tapas Barcelona, Blind Faith Cafe, and Found Kitchen and Social House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.