My husband and I stayed one night in a king room and couldn't be more pleased. The staff was very friendly and professional. The parking was extra, but less expensive than most hotels in the area. The room was attractive. The bed had down pillows and attractive, all white bedding. Most hotels in this price range have gaudy linens and decorations. This Best Western was actually very modern looking. The free breakfast was also nice, with a selection of bagels, breads, pastry, spreads, scrambled eggs, waffles, cereals, fruit, and yogurt. The location was great. Super close to Northwestern, shops (including Whole Foods and Trader Joe's), coffee houses, etc. There were two nice brew pubs directly across the street. Public transportation is a short walk away. A CTA bus can get you to downtown Chicago in just over 20 minutes for cheap! We will definitely return on our next visit.
I was there for five days for business an pleasure. The front desk staff would do anything for you to have a wonderful stay. From recommendations for food how to get around , trains to the city and buses and places for coffee for the theater. My friend wanted to rent a car had his wallet stolen in another state trip and had a temp licence. The car rental could not rent a car with a temp licence and the woman at the frond deck worked on finding a way for him to travel to kenosha for a meeting the next day. It was a challenge for finding some one to take him but she found someone. She went out of her way for my friend.
The sweet rolls and coffee and breakfast was nice and very fresh. And Hot Coffee all times of the day nice to have when you cannot sleep and come down and have a nice cup of coffee at 2 am.
Just the most wonderful stay and such a beautiful place so historic. I just love the Designer hotels as they call them. Here in the Chicago area, talking old hotels and redoing them so much more character and wonder. I am a person that does not need a pool and work out room and just want something different, I reminded me of being in Italy or Spain or any other European country. So nice to find a Diamond in the Ruiff.
The Homestead is an inn in the European tradition--except that each room has a private bath. The facilities are dated, but quaint and very comfortable. My room was a bit warm, but not stifling. The heavy winds caused my window to bang (don't ask), but the very helpful maintenance person promptly found a good solution to the problem. The cleaning staff was excellent and the front desk staff friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfasts and parking are real plusses. Of course, the neighborhood is safe and attractive and very close to the lake, downtown Evanston, Northwestern University, and the subway and train lines. All in all, the best choice in Evanston and one of my favorite homes away from home.
Mark from Dayton, OH
This charming Williamsburg-style hotel has offered warm hospitality for 80 years. Sitting on a tree-lined residential street …More
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