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amherst, United States
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The hotel, on the edge of Northwestern University, is convenient to the "L" train and many interesting restaurants and shops. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Breakfast, included with the stay, is quite good and served in a large and comfortable room. The hotel itself is dated and although well cared for, a bit worn. The rates were...

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BestWestern1501, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Than you for your comments regarding the staff and breakfast offerings. As we work through our renovation, we do our best as team to ensure each guest has a great stay by providing an experience that you will remember and want to come back to experience again. Having the local restaurants and "L" nearby just enhance what we have to...

Evanston, United States
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I have stayed at this hotel at least 8 times in the past year, almost once a month sometimes 2 nights. The customer service is excellent. They will bend over backwards for you and those that help at breakfast the same. They are really super nice!!! The beds are excellent. For the price in Evanston the rooms are on the...

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BestWestern1501, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our staff and accommodations. We strive to provide the best service possible when it comes to our guests. As you mentioned the furniture in the rooms, we are in the process of replacing everything as we move through our renovation, an exciting process as you know. As a repeat guest, we thank you...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I'd say it is all about the price you can get. If this hotel costs the same as the others near Northwestern U, I'd say go with the Hilton. But we got a great price online and were delighted. Yes, the hotel is in the process of renovations, but we didn't hear a peep and weren't affected in any way....

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BestWestern1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and found your guest room so be so comfortable. We are still in the process of our renovation, and there will be more exciting updates made to both the interior and exterior of the hotel....

Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 16 February 2015

The Best Western University Plaza is a great find. It is close to Northwestern University. Our trip was to visit my mother in a nearby retirement home. The entrance area is a "weather proofed" which makes it not very attractive entry but it definitely keeps those lake winds from blowing in the lobby. The lobby area is dark but the...

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BestWestern1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent stay at Best Western University Plaza! Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. Thank you for your great comments about our front desk team members and your guest room! By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a...

Dallas
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The Best Western University Plaza is convenient to Northwestern, which is a definite plus for me since I was visiting my son who is a student. The price is also very good compared to other hotels in the Evanston area, but upon entering the hotel I understood why it is less expensive. The hotel is in need of some major...

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BestWestern1501, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback regarding your recent stay. As you mentioned, we are in the middle of a renovation and are very excited about the new features and look of the upcoming completed project. As to the "aliens in the night" snow removal, we did experience a recent blizzard -the 5th worse snow storm in Chicago's history which gave us...

South Lyon
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This is a comfortable hotel with a professional staff that we highly recommend. We did not have any problems with our stay. We stay at this location when we visit our son in Chicago on a regualar basis. We have other options of places to stay, but we have never had a problem with this hotel, and we are comfortable...

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at our property! We are very happy to hear you come here often and enjoy our staff! If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 847-491-6400. Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to...

Bayville, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Front desk staff was very helpful in finding places to eat and in meeting all our needs. I was here with my daughter for a music audition at Northwestern, and stayed on a Sunday night. The hotel was fairly empty and I asked for a room out of the way so she might be able to practice. They were very...

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BestWestern1501, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback about our Team Members, and your suggestion for our linens. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. Best Western University Plaza is currently renovating the interior and exterior of the hotel,...

Cedar Rapids, IA
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Not happy that Best Western makes me do this. This *is* a very good hotel. We like the Evanston location. Staff is friendly. We always request room with 'city view'... on a clear day you can see the street lights forever. Breakfast is good and the room for breakfast is quite nice. But Best Western emailed me TWICE to complete...

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withheld, United States
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Good and bad about this hotel. Courteous staff-not all "friendly", but all were courteous. Good breakfast compared to peer hotels, fair price per night for location (great price IF hotel was in better shape) quiet rooms (when construction stopped; starts each day at 9 am). Hotel's biggest problem - it's old/outdated. Wind whistled through room's window seals on windy days...

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BestWestern1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay, as you mentioned, we are under renovation to address many of the items you described. So far the renovations have seen a complete bathroom remodel, guest room upgrade with furniture and drapery on its way! The exterior and complete lobby renovation will be completed this spring which we are very excited about!...

Reviewed 24 January 2015

The fire alarm went off at about 5:30 in the morning, and about 50 people staying in the hotel hurried down the steps to the lobby.No staff in sight. No one knew what to do, so 911 was called and it took about 15 minutes for fire Dept. to get there. Very disturbing. This is an upper level management issue...

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BestWestern1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for the fire alarm during your stay. Your comfort and satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: ₹ 5,836 - ₹ 16,635 (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”
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“rooms facing north or east for better views”
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“Ask for room 1111 which had a great southern view”
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“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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