Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

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1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201-4416  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The comfortable 3-star Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston is set in the university district of Evanston. Residing in a 12-story building, the hotel was opened in 1972 and renovated in 2008.

This hotel is situated 19 km away from The Art Institute of Chicago. 25 minutes' drive from Lombard.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston is around 25 minutes' drive from Chicago O'hare International airport.

Rooms

The hotel's modern rooms are appointed with satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet, a private safe and a microwave. Some rooms overlook the city. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston can sit down to a delicious breakfast. A fine selection of American dishes is served at the outdoor restaurant. Guests can savor tea, coffee and cocktails in the lounge bar. Serving an array of dishes, Prairie Moon and Tommy Nevin's Pub are 50 meters away.

Services

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston offers computer equipment, a business centre and a banquet hall to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

The hotel provides meals and cots for families with children. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 18 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Macedonian.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   159.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Multi-line phone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Evanston location
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Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201-4416

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City Center
  • Evanston
    800 m
Airports
  • Chicago O'hare International (ORD)
    19.9 km
  • Midway (MDW)
    29.4 km
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    500 m
  • Main St. Metra
    1.3 km
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    400 m
  • Davis
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    50 m
Parks
  • Dawes Park
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Room with 2 double beds

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston photos Exterior Hotel information
Leisure King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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Holiday Home
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Room Description:

Double with child bed (3-12 yrs) & cot (0-2 yrs)

Comfort Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Comfort King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
Room Description:

Double room

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m

Stadiums

  • Ryan Field2.3 km
  • Welsh-Ryan Arena2.3 km

Museums

  • Woman's Christian Temperance400 m
  • Frances Willard Historical Asn400 m
  • Evanston Historical Society700 m
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art1.0 km
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum1.0 km
  • Custer's Last Stand Festival1.2 km
  • Prehistoric Life Museum1.2 km
  • Art Alliance-Contemporary Gls2.3 km

Parks

  • Evanston Parks Forestry and Rec1.3 km
  • Ridgeville Park District1.7 km
  • Lighthouse Park District2.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Gus Giordano Jazz Dance200 m
  • C G Jung Institute of Chicago200 m
  • Northwestern University Inst500 m
  • Seabury-Western Theological1.3 km
  • Garrett-Evangelical Seminary1.3 km
  • Theo Garrett Evangl Seminary1.3 km
  • Kendall College1.8 km
  • National Louis University Libr2.6 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Kidney Cancer Assn500 m
  • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare2.2 km
  • St Francis Hospital2.2 km
  • US Veterans Ctr2.8 km

Public parking

  • Northwestern University600 m

Local attractions

  • Grosse Point Lighthouse2.2 km
    2601 Sheridan Rd
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian 3.7 km
    2600 Central Park Ave
  • Lifeline Theatre4.4 km
    6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago
  • Ryan Field2.4 km
    1501 Central St
  • Mayne Stage4.3 km
    1328 Morse Ave, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Space430 m
    1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
  • Dawes Park 680 m
    1700 Sheridan Road
  • Block Museum of Art1.1 km
    40 Arts Circle Dr
  • Northwestern University650 m
    633 Clark St
  • Evanston History Center720 m
    225 Greenwood St Charles Gates Dawes House

Restaurants nearby

  • Prairie Moon30 m

    Address: 1502 Sherman Ave
    Phone: 847-864-8328

    63% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Creperie Saint Germain40 m

    Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

    78% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak130 m

    Address: 1557 Sherman Ave
    Phone: 847-328-0399

    64% likes this, based on 91 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: ZAR 387 - ZAR 493

  • Tommy Nevin's Pub50 m

    Address: 1450 Sherman Ave
    Phone: (847) 869-0450

    50% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish
    Price Range: ZAR 23 - ZAR 376

  • Kansaku50 m

    Address: 1514 N. Sherman Ave.
    Phone: (847) 864-4386

    84% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: ZAR 352 - ZAR 364

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159
Cities nearby
  • Glenview hotels - 9 km
  • Northbrook hotels - 15 km
  • Rosemont hotels - 16 km
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  • Morton Grove hotels - 8 km
  • Skokie hotels - 4 km
  • Highland Park hotels - 18 km
  • Schiller Park hotels - 18 km
  • Niles hotels - 10 km
  • River Grove hotels - 18 km

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 71 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.6

    The size of the room and the fact that it was on a high floor and I could see Lake Michigan made the room particularly pleasant.

    The lobby was very dark and not cheerful. It needs some up-dated decoration with light colors on the walls, upholstery, and carpets!!!! The breakfast muffins were particularly high calorie (420 calories) and the yogurt contained high fructose corn syrup both bad choices, and not edible in my opinion.

  • Single
    7.4

    Good value and service.

    The free internet often did not work; very very frustrating.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    Bathroom needs alot of work. From soap dish in shower safety bar in shower. Bathroom floor needed to be redone years ago.

  • Single
    10.0

    It was very easy to get to the hotel from the airport--also it was in walking-distance to the family's home that I was visiting.

    A family of children was booked into a room very near to me--their noisiness kept me awake until almost midnight--this was very upsetting to me.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Convenient location to my destination. Love the white down comforters and pillows as opposed to typical patterned rough quilts.

    I just wish the pavement in the parking garage was filled in or repaved. Fresh out of the shower and rolling my luggage to the car, my legs were covered in mug from the backsplash of my luggage hitting the water-filled holes.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    we have always stayed at this hotel when we go to Evanston.It is convenient

  • Single
    5.4

    the value was good. I liked the swimming pool and the accommodations were fine but for the problem with smoke described below.

    the room had a very strong odor of cigarette smoke which penetrated my clothes, and the towel i had brought with me to use at the swimming pool. it woke me up in the middle of the night and i went home with a sore throat. All this in spite of the fact that this was a non smoking floor. I believe it was the 12th floor.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The price was great for the location and overall it was clean. There were a few minor glitches (the air conditioner was noisy and seem to keep the carpet beneath it a bit moist) but hey, when you're spending less than $100 per night it's hard to complain. Another great feature - the YMCA and Elevated train are only 2 - 3 blocks away. The staff were helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The location was perfect for our needs – we were riding in a cycling event that started on the waterfront. We were able to ride just 2 additional blocks to get to the water front – which saved us the hassle, cost and headache of parking down by the water.

    The facility was dated, but kept very clean and neat.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    helpful and friendly staff, clean and functional room....

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Good location

    It took them 2 days to fix the noisy air conditioner in my room . They never suggested a room change, They ended up removing the existing ac and installing a new unit that worked.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location was great.

    The accomodations we signed up for were not the ones available when we arrived. We had to choose between a king smoking room or 2 double beds non-smoking. They allowed us to tour the smoking rooms before choosing to see if they did not smell pleasant.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Its location. However, an upgrade on the exterior and interior could help to enhance the experience for the visitor. The air conditioners are old and the one in my room broke down. On my first night I couldn't sleep because of the tremendous racket. It took two phone calls to the Front Desk before a maintenance person was sent to repair the unit. The gentleman was polite, but despite numerous attempts the unit kept making a tremendous noise. The unit could not be repaired and around midnight and into the wee hours of the morning my daughter and I had to move our personal belongings down the hall into another room. We were in our pajamas! The gentleman did help, and apologize for the inconvenience, but we are still awaiting the $35 credit for our night of "no sleep."

    The Continental Breakfast was well prepared and the staff were friendly. However, the amenities need to be upgraded, sooner rather than later.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Nice neighbourhood, different restaurants around, ten minutes to the beach, five minutes to the train to Chicago.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The location within proximity of areas of interest, public transportation and city TChicago) was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast area was well stocked.

    Most areas in the hotel were dark with poor lighting. Elevator and several bathrooms were out of service throughout the duration of our stay. Fitness equipment was not maintained very well.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Evanston location
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Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201-4416

Get directions
City Center
  • Evanston
    800 m
Airports
  • Chicago O'hare International (ORD)
    19.9 km
  • Midway (MDW)
    29.4 km
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    500 m
  • Main St. Metra
    1.3 km
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    400 m
  • Davis
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    50 m
Parks
  • Dawes Park
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159