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Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL
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The price is $99 per night
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
3.5 out of 5
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL
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The price is $109 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"great stay at hilton garden inn, cleanliness was perfect according to covid. We felt safe"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
3 out of 5
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
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The price is $72 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,067 reviews)

"Great place to stay at! Wonderful staff that were very professional. Strict covid-19 guidelines that made the hotel feel safe. Lots of restaurants and places to go around the hotel. Special shoutout to Cameron who made the hotel an awesome place to stay at!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
The Homestead Evanston
3 out of 5
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
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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
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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
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Cheap Hotels in Evanston

Evanston offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Ryan Field, and Grosse Point Lighthouse.

When it comes to affordable lodging choices in Evanston, you can find hotels that won't break the bank. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

The Homestead Evanston - 3-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and central location.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its comfortable rooms and proximity to public transportation. It offers free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston - At this 3.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, an indoor pool, and a restaurant. Reviews mention the overall value and good location.

Margarita European Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and air conditioning at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its quiet guestrooms and helpful staff.

Hilton Orrington / Evanston - Customers like this hotel for its comfortable rooms and central location. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar.

Planning Your Trip to Evanston

Haven't settled on travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your money.

  • 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
  • Rainiest months: August, July, May, and September, with an average rainfall of 4.04 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.16 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Evanston

Evanston attracts visitors with its fantastic dining options and lakeside setting, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Millennium Park and Lincoln Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.

Evanston is also notable for its:
  • University life
  • Shopping
  • Live music
  • Cafés
  • Beaches
  • Sports

Getting Around Evanston

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 11.8 mi (19 km) away in Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). 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 on a budget?
Evanston has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Ryan Field, Halim Time & Glass Museum, and Dog Beach.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Evanston?
Based on reviews, Graduate Evanston is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston and Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston.
How many low cost hotels can I expect to find in Evanston?
Expedia has 5 hotels in Evanston that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
What's the weather like in Evanston?
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 in Evanston?
Evanston attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Chicago Water Tower, or enjoy the outdoors at Dog Beach and Clark Street Beach.
What's the best way to get around Evanston?
The closest airport is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away from the center in O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Midway Intl. Airport (MDW), located 18 mi (29 km) away. You can take advantage of metro transit at Davis Metro Station, Foster Station, and Dempster Station. If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Evanston Davis Street Station, Evanston Central Street Station, or Evanston Main Street Station.

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