Because of its lovely homes, great schools, and proximity to the city of Chicago, Evanston is known as one of the best places to live in northern Illinois. Hotels in Evanston offer a wide selection to people checking out Northwestern University or shopping downtown. Hotels in Evanston can be found near trendy restaurants or the quirky shops the city is known for. Guests will find accommodation of nearly any budget in Evanston.
Evanston Quick Picks and Tips
Evanston is home to a thriving arts scene, and there are many festivals celebrating local art. The Ethnic Arts Festival and Lakeshore Arts Festivals offer visitors a chance to admire and purchase locally-made art.
Evanston has no shortage of amazing restaurants, ranging from fine dining to dives. Those looking for casual fine dining downtown should check out the Chef's Station, named one of the top restaurants in the Chicago area.
Major Point of Interest
There are plenty of hotels in Evanston near the Ladd Arboretum, one of the main attractions in the city. Visitors can take a break from the urban environment of Chicago in this lovely arrangement of plants.
Guests staying in Evanston hotels downtown will find a number of interesting shopping options. Music lovers must go to Vintage Vinyl, a world famous record store known for its amazing collection.
The Northwestern University Wildcats are the main sporting attraction in Evanston. The men's basketball team is part of the prestigious Big Ten Conference and play exciting home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
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Travel to Evanston
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Featured Evanston Hotels
Budget lodging on the North ShoreThis Evanston hotel remains a go-to for the parents of Northwestern University and budget-minded visitors to Chicagoland's North Shore and beaches. The mid-rise... More
1710 Orrington Avenue Map
Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit
Welcome to the sophisticated Hilton Orrington/Evanston hotel, centrally located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. Just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, beside Lake Michigan, this... More
1818 Maple Avenue Map
Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access
Experience our Inviting Evanston HotelDiscover the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston hotel - a welcoming Chicago North Shore hotel. Adjacent to Northwestern University, our comfortable... More
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The Margarita European Inn has the personal attention and quiet intimate atmosphere of a small classic European hotel. It appeals to both leisure and business travelers and is a unique alternative... More