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The Homestead Evanston
3 out of 5
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
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0.95 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,139 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
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
2 out of 5
2881 Touhy Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
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The price is $40 per night
12.71 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (2,061 reviews)

"It was a very clean respectful hotel and nice customer service"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
Hilton Orrington / Evanston
4 out of 5
1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL
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0.81 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,825 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hilton Orrington / Evanston
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night
10.82 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (10,128 reviews)

"Wonderful staff .. nice decor.. comfortable rooms."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

The Whitehall Hotel
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
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The price is $78 per night
10.98 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,900 reviews)

"I had a good stay! Will be returning back when I visit Chicago in the future."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night
11.82 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,914 reviews)

"Room was nice staff was good too would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5
162 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $79 per night
11.23 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,176 reviews)

"Nice room , And the staff was very friendly I will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night
12.79 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (3,147 reviews)

"I loved the view and I loved the kindness of the staff"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston
3.5 out of 5
1515 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night
0.83 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (663 reviews)

"Beautiful area of downtown Evanston. Close to the lake,"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2020

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
3 out of 5
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $69 per night
0.74 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,306 reviews)

"The customer service is excrllent. I ask about why I couldn't get the local chanels on the tv, thy checked on it right away and corrected the problem."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
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Visiting Evanston

Travelers to Evanston give high marks for the college vibe, shopping, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its live music, lakeside setting, and sporting events. Wrigley Field, John Hancock Center, and Millennium Park are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 1200 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Chicago
  • The closest major airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), 11.8 mi (19 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Evanston

The city is well known for its live music and theaters, and cultural venues include Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. While football fans may already be searching for tickets, everyone can enjoy a game or event at Ryan Field. The university setting is a highlight of the city and Northwestern University is worth a campus tour.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 9 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in Evanston. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Wrigley Field, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the heart of the city, and John Hancock Center, which is 10.8 mi/17.4 km away.

Getting Around Evanston

With so many choices for transportation, seeing all of Evanston is simple. 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.

Dressing for Evanston

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 53°F during the day and 17°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 34°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 49°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 69°F and nighttime averages of 18°F
  • About 37.83 inches of rain falls on Evanston each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 82°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 20°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Evanston?
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Northwestern University. Reviews from our site also recommend Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Evanston, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Evanston.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Evanston?
For more details about updating your trip to Evanston or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Evanston?
Based on reviews, The Homestead Evanston is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston and Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Evanston?
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston and Hilton Orrington / Evanston. Attractions in the area like Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Evanston?
The Homestead Evanston is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Another choice for a stay with your sweetheart is Hilton Orrington / Evanston.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Evanston?
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Hilton Orrington / Evanston and Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Northwestern University?
Hilton Orrington / Evanston is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Northwestern University. Other good options close by include The Homestead Evanston and Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston.
What about the best place to stay close to Ryan Field?
One of the top choices for your stay is Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Ryan Field, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston and Hilton Orrington / Evanston are two other good options within 5 miles.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Evanston?
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection and The Homestead Evanston. Head to North Avenue Beach or Montrose Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Evanston?
Hilton Orrington / Evanston is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Evanston?
Margarita European Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features free breakfast and a rooftop terrace. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, also consider The Homestead Evanston.

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