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Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston
3.5 out of 5
1515 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night
Greenwood Street Beach - 9 min walk
4.5/5Wonderful! (680 reviews)

"Bathroom was beautiful but overall the room was very nicely set up. Few towels had stains but I’m def coming back"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston
Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
Greenwood Street Beach - 18 min walk
4.4/5Excellent! (305 reviews)
Two relaxing evenings in a quiet neighborhood

"Elegantly furnished, reminiscent of early 20th century design. Nice change from today's modernistic interiors, which begin to look all the same. Bountiful breakfast choices.Walking distance to interesting attractions."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night
Clark Street Beach - 13 min walk
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"Good location . Nice hotel clean .good service. Price a little high"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
The Homestead Evanston
3 out of 5
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
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Clark Street Beach - 6 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
A great trip and location

"Our location was perfect for Chicago. We looked at a couple rooms downtown and then we decided to look here in Evanston. It was a great idea. Easy and close to our friends . Plus there was room to breathe and walk in peace! There were coffee shops and stores in walking distance for that afternoon ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

The Homestead Evanston
Hilton Orrington / Evanston
4 out of 5
1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL
The price is $209 per night
Clark Street Beach - 9 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"The staff members were friendly and professional, and the hotel and services were exemplary."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hilton Orrington / Evanston
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
3 out of 5
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $72 per night
Greenwood Street Beach - 12 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (1,034 reviews)

"Clean rooms, friendly staff, great surrounding neighborhood, room with views are worth the extra dollars. Some power outlets were slightly faulty, and there is a parking fee."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
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Beach Hotels in Evanston

Known for its beaches and university life, Evanston offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. With 6 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this family-friendly destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Evanston, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Hilton Orrington / Evanston - 4-star hotel near the beach. It features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. Guests love the central location and proximity to shopping.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston - 3.5-star hotel near the beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and central location. This hotel boasts an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant.

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston - 3.5-star hotel. It offers free full breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and overall value.

The Homestead Evanston - 3-star hotel near the beach. It features free continental breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston - 3-star hotel. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and comfortable rooms. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to Evanston

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 82°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Driest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, July, May, and September, with an average rainfall of 4.04 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Evanston

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Kathy Osterman Beach or Montrose Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area's university life and live music, and make time for local attractions like Northwestern University and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Ryan Field or Grosse Point Lighthouse. Visitors also enjoy Evanston for its:
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Sports

Getting Around Evanston

To get to Evanston, book a flight to Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), the closest major airport, which is located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. You can access metro transit at Davis Metro Station, Dempster Station, and Foster Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Evanston Davis Street Station, Evanston Main Street Station, or Evanston Central Street Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Evanston like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its university life and live music, Evanston offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in Evanston?
Graduate Evanston is a top 3-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices for your beach trip include Hilton Orrington / Evanston and Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston. Head to North Avenue Beach or Oak Street Beach for some quality time by the water.
How many beach hotels will I be able to find in Evanston?
Expedia has 6 beach hotels in Evanston that are great for your beachside getaway.
What's the weather like in Evanston?
If you’re wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for Evanston is 38 inches.
What is there to see and do around Evanston?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Evanston has to offer. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to North Avenue Beach or Oak Street Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area’s university life and live music, and make time for local attractions like Northwestern University and Ryan Field. Other things to see and do in the area are Halim Time & Glass Museum and Dog Beach.
What's the best way to get around Evanston?
If you’re looking to fly to Evanston, the closest major airport is O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD), located 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from the city center. You can access metro transit at Davis Metro Station, Foster Station, and Dempster Station. If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Evanston Davis Street Station, Evanston Central Street Station, or Evanston Main Street Station.

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