Evanston hotels

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What travelers to Evanston are saying

Evanston is a coz city next to Chicago. Although it is smaller than Chicago, the city is very beautiful as it is by the Lake Michigan and also has reputed Northwestern University. Most of the people I met are students and they are amiable and amicable, which makes the city a nice place to stay and visit
VL May 22, 2015
Evanston is a great little town close to downtown Chicago. It's a great walking town too with lots to do. The University if right there, cute shops, restaurants. Very clean too
Amy G. Jun 27, 2015
Absolutely beautiful area. We had to be back sooner than expected so didn't get to explore too much, but heard the lakefront is amazing. Looking forward to returning.
Ginny S. Sep 14, 2015


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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 21 minutes ago 3 stars $204
Best Western University Plaza 2 days ago 3 stars $123
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 4 days ago 3 stars $189
Margarita European Inn 14 days ago 1 star $190

Recently Rated Evanston Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Best Western University Plaza
3.7 / 5
176 reviews
3 stars $123
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
4.0 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $204
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
4.0 / 5
33 reviews
3 stars $189
Margarita European Inn
3.3 / 5
4 reviews
1 star $190

Activities in Evanston

Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Chicago allows you to experience a completely festive atmosphere at your leisure. Dine, dance, and delight aboard the Spirit of Chicago!

Seadog River & Lake Architectural Tour

75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour Seadog Chicago's River and Lake Architectural Tour is the only tour to take you from the lakefront, through the locks and along the Chicago River all the way to the famous Willis Tower! 

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Art Institute of Chicago

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the #1 museum in the world according to the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Visit America’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and van Gogh. 

Odyssey Chicago Lunch Cruise

Odyssey Chicago at Navy Pier underwent a 2 million dollar renovation featuring. Chic New Look. Modern rooftop lounge furniture. Plasma TVs available at the bar. A refreshed wine list, expanded micro-brew selection and an updated cocktail list created by a Chicago Mixologist. 

Featured Evanston Hotels

From $123

1 Best Western University Plaza

3 stars
3.7 / 5 176 reviews

1501 Sherman Avenue

This 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 hotel adopts the familiar look of...

Friendly, helpful staff, great links to downtown Chicago
I stayed here with a friend from 13th - 20th September. The main reason for our visit was to see a friend compete in the world triathlon championships grand finale, which was held in Chicago...
Sep 30, 2015
From $189

2 Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

1818 Maple Avenue

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...

Clean room, Big Bed, Impressive shuttle buss
The room is very clean but the mini bar in the room is not very practical for visitors who are not coffee lovers. I always get the very big bed, which is very good. The shuttle bus to adjacent...
May 23, 2015
From $204

3 Hilton Orrington/Evanston

3 stars
4.0 / 5 52 reviews

1710 Orrington Avenue

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...

Quick Business Trip
Nice hotel. Big bed, small room and bathroom - but everything you need. Love the restaurant attached to the restaurant - Farmhouse.
Aug 10, 2015
From $190

4 Margarita European Inn

1 star
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

1566 Oak Ave.

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...

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

5 HYATT house Chicago/Evanston

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1515 Chicago Ave

This extended stay property has 8 floors with 114 rooms, 67 of which are suites with full kitchens. There are two meeting rooms located on the first and second floor, providing 700 sq. /ft. and 538...