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This place is always amazing! Clean and neat, staff is super friendly and accommodating! I love this place!!

My husband and I enjoyed having breakfast in the parlor. The food was exceptional. It was a step back in time.

If you like an older European feel and experience, this is the place for you. So charming and well kept. We didn’t get to enjoy breakfast because we had to be out each by before 7 but i’m Sure it was nice.

We stayed for six nights, had a great time and will return if we get a chance. Hotel has a lot of character and is very close to downtown Evanston and walking distance to NU.

This hotel is so continental, it's a big surprise to walk down to the corner and find a bustling American university town right outside. Everything is very true in style to the era in which it was first built, but everything works perfectly and the online connection was better than a lot of the major chains. Really beautiful single room with an enormous bathroom, very comprehensive continental breakfast and an elevator you'll remember from small towns in Italy, with the gate you open and close before you enter and exit. Nice parlor when it's not the breakfast room, and nice library room for guests. Great stay, hate to give such a positive review, want to keep it as my secret place....

Front desk staff was super! Room was great, huge king size bed that was beyond comfortable, remote for the heat/air, so quiet I thought we were the only ones there til we saw the other guests at the wonderful continental breakfast...where we had our oick of 3 different home made pastries alongside the usual breakfast fare For dinner...you can walk to 3-4 different restaurants...we enjoyed Taco Diablo It is a terrific weekend getaway.

Location was perfect for visiting northwestern, with tons of food options in walking distance

Nice building, excellent breakfast, good location.

Everything about this hotel made me feel as though I was stepping back in time. It was beautifully restored yet we enjoyed all the modern comforts. The staff was extremely friendly, the breakfasts were wonderful, the surroundings immaculate. It was an easy walk to the train station, church and many great restaurants. Located in a beautiful town, we enjoyed Chicago without having to stay in the city!

Great staff, excellent Sunday brunch. Room was very small but perfect for one night!

Clean, nice location, nothing wrong, nothing spectacular.

First, know that the interior is in much better shape than the exterior. The rooms are quite nice, the bathrooms brand new and done well. The rooms are very spacious, just wish I had asked for a room with a desk so that I could have worked more easily. It is a 20 min Metra ride from downtown, fairly easy to navigate. The library and gathering room are adorable (refurbished to period architecture). The staff was lacking. There is no elevator to the main floor from the street level. I was asked if I wanted help, but, wow, I got the "please say no help needed" impression as they sat and watched me carry all of my luggage up the stairs myself. The elevator reminds me of European elevators, but you need to try it, just to try it.

Walking distance to downtown Evanston restaurants bars and train station. Close to Northwestern University as well. My wife and I stayed 2 night for a school reunion. Staff is very helpful and nice. Bkfast is basic (pastries, apples, OJ and coffee). Our only inconvenience was the bed, which sank with the heaviest person making the lighter companion sleep on a non-flat surface, an unfortunate experience I had in many hotels. The room and bathroom were clean and functional, though a large person will find the shower too small. There was no furniture to store our clothes or table to put the luggage - It was inconvenient to use our luggage on the floor. Note , we had a small room, there are larger rooms available. I would return to this hotel

Oak Avenue Evanston IL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Northwestern University
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace

Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection places you next to Halim Time & Glass Museum and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Northwestern University. This 46-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 46 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including free long-distance calls, free local calls, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is available for USD 10 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (2) Other (1)
5
Family

This place is always amazing! Clean and neat, staff is super friendly and accommodating! I love this place!!

By on Nov 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2019

Dear Guest, A very thankful "thank you" for staying with us from our entire team here at the Margarita European Inn! We also greatly appreciate you writing an amazing review about your stay with us Thank you also for praising our staff, you are so kind! I will most definitely share your comments with the whole team! We all work hard to take care of our guests and it is absolutely wonderful when our guests leave with a warm memory of our hotel and our staff. We all look forward to welcoming you back and if there is anything we can do ahead of time to make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know. Kindest Regards, TJ Geurtsen General Manager

4
Family

My husband and I enjoyed having breakfast in the parlor. The food was exceptional. It was a step back in time.

By on Oct 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2019

Thank-you for choosing the Margarita European Inn for your recent stay in Evanston. I will share your delight of his work with Chef Phillip. While walking into the Margarita feels like stepping back in time, I have made sure during our remodel everything a guest touches has been modernized with luxury in mind

5
Everyone

By on Aug 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2019

Thank you for rating us so well! We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

4
Everyone

By on Jun 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2019

Thank you!

4
Everyone

By on Apr 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We truly appreciate that. Best, Hotel Management

5
Everyone

By on Dec 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2019

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards,

5

can’t go wrong here!

Everyone

If you like an older European feel and experience, this is the place for you. So charming and well kept. We didn’t get to enjoy breakfast because we had to be out each by before 7 but i’m Sure it was nice.

By , from Evanston, IL on Nov 11, 2017

5
Everyone

We stayed for six nights, had a great time and will return if we get a chance. Hotel has a lot of character and is very close to downtown Evanston and walking distance to NU.

By on May 24, 2017

5

trip back in time

Everyone

This hotel is so continental, it's a big surprise to walk down to the corner and find a bustling American university town right outside. Everything is very true in style to the era in which it was first built, but everything works perfectly and the online connection was better than a lot of the major chains. Really beautiful single room with an enormous bathroom, very comprehensive continental breakfast and an elevator you'll remember from small towns in Italy, with the gate you open and close before you enter and exit. Nice parlor when it's not the breakfast room, and nice library room for guests. Great stay, hate to give such a positive review, want to keep it as my secret place....

By , from Fort Myers on Mar 13, 2017

Review comment responded on May 5, 2017

Dear Langlee, Thank-you for the kind words. While Otis elevators are becoming rare in the U.S. you are correct that they are well in use in Europe. It actually has its own following on Youtube. When word gets out, there will always be room for you! Safe Travels, Michael

5

charming historical hotel

Everyone

Front desk staff was super! Room was great, huge king size bed that was beyond comfortable, remote for the heat/air, so quiet I thought we were the only ones there til we saw the other guests at the wonderful continental breakfast...where we had our oick of 3 different home made pastries alongside the usual breakfast fare For dinner...you can walk to 3-4 different restaurants...we enjoyed Taco Diablo It is a terrific weekend getaway.

By , from Michigan on Dec 5, 2016

Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection

1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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