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Evanston hotels

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

Cultural Events

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.

Recently booked Evanston hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hilton Orrington/Evanston 3 minutes ago 3 stars $141
Best Western University Plaza 22 hours ago 3 stars $130
Margarita European Inn 2 days ago 3 stars $199
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 4 days ago 3 stars $139

Recently Rated Evanston Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
4.0 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $141
Best Western University Plaza
3.7 / 5
185 reviews
3 stars $130
Margarita European Inn
3.3 / 5
4 reviews
3 stars $199
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
4.0 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $139

Featured Evanston Hotels

From $130

1 Best Western University Plaza

3 stars
3.7 / 5 185 reviews

1501 Sherman Avenue Map

7% off

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

Weekend stay
Very convenient location in the downtown area of Evanston. Slightly south of the actual shopping area so actually pretty quiet. Amenities were good for a hotel in this price range with a decent...
Apr 6, 2015
From $141

2 Hilton Orrington/Evanston

3 stars
4.0 / 5 50 reviews

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

Convenient Location
Perfect location if you are visiting the Northwestern campus. No need to rent a car.
Apr 27, 2015
From $139

3 Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

3 stars
4.0 / 5 35 reviews

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

Great place to stay
Locate close to downtown Chicago, and the metra is 1 block away. Close to the beach! A lot of shops and places to eat in walking distance.
Sep 1, 2014
From $199

4 Margarita European Inn

3 stars
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

1566 Oak Ave. Map

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

One night stay
Great staff, excellent Sunday brunch. Room was very small but perfect for one night!
Nov 12, 2014