Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416  show map
 2 stars
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Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Horseback riding

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Best Western University Plaza is located in a downtown area of Evanston in close proximity to Lake Michigan, Loyola University Chicago and Wrigley Field. Opened in 1972, the quiet hotel attracts visitors with its international architecture.

The hotel is notable for its great location in the center of Evanston, close to Dempster subway station. 17km to Rosemont.

The venue is 1km away from the city center. Chicago O'hare International airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 159 beautiful rooms equipped with a microwave, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, an in-room safe and a writing desk and featuring a delightful view over the pool. Guests will enjoy a view of Lake Michigan from their rooms. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Offering a healthy continental breakfast, the hotel invites guests to the breakfast area. The outdoor restaurant serves delicious American meals.

Services

Guests can use porter service, dry cleaning and valet parking as well as a vending machine, a luggage storage and parking.

Relax

Cribs and a special menu are available for guests with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 18 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   159.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Fitness center

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 1500 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416

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City Center
  • Evanston
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    500 m
  • Main St. Metra
    1.3km
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    400 m
  • Davis
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    20 m
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 King Size beds or 2 Single beds or King Size bed
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    Superior King Room - Non-refundable
    Bed type: King Size bed
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    This double room features a microwave.

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      Bed type: King Size bed
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      This double room features a microwave.

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        Bed type: Double Bed
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          Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston Evanston location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Evanston
              800 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
              500 m
            • Main St. Metra
              1.3km
            Underground stations
            • Dempster
              400 m
            • Davis
              500 m
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
              20 m
            • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
              60 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              12
            • Number of rooms:
              159

            Best Western University Plaza Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 700 m

            Stadiums

            Museums

            • Frances Willard Historical Asn - 500 m
            • Woman's Christian Temperance - 500 m
            • Evanston Historical Society - 700 m
            • Prehistoric Life Museum - 1.1km
            • Custer's Last Stand Festival - 1.1km
            • Art Alliance-Contemporary Gls - 2.4km
            • Kohl Children's Museum Shop - 3.3km
            • Mitchell Museum-Amer Indian - 3.7km

            Parks

            • Evanston Parks Forestry and Rec - 1.3km
            • Ridgeville Park District - 1.7km
            • Lighthouse Park District - 2.1km

            Universities, Institutes

            Medical care and Hospitals

            • Kidney Cancer Assn - 400 m
            • St Francis Hospital - 2.2km
            • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare - 2.3km
            • US Veterans Ctr - 2.8km

            Local Attractions

            • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - 3.7km
              2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston
            • Kathy Osterman Beach - 6.9km
              5800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
            • Swedish American Museum - 7.6km
              5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
            • Illinois Holocaust Museum - 6.8km
              9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
            • Lake Michigan - 7.5km
              Chicago, IL

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Evanston History Center - 710 m
              225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
            • Mary and Leigh Block Museum - 1.1km
              40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
            • Dawes Park - 730 m
              1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Tommy Nevin's Pub - 20 m

              Address: 1450 Sherman Ave
              Phone: (847) 869-0450

              53% likes this, based on 51 reviews
              Cuisine: Irish
              Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 40

            • Creperie Saint Germain - 70 m

              Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

              78% likes this, based on 31 reviews
              Cuisine: French

            • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak - 170 m

              Address: 1557 Sherman Ave
              Phone: 847-328-0399

              64% likes this, based on 91 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
              Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 54

            • Prairie Moon - 60 m

              Address: 1502 Sherman Ave
              Phone: 847-864-8328

              61% likes this, based on 68 reviews
              Cuisine: American

            • Kansaku - 80 m

              Address: 1514 N. Sherman Ave.
              Phone: (847) 864-4386

              84% likes this, based on 26 reviews
              Cuisine: Japanese
              Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 40

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              12
            • Number of rooms:
              159
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            Best Western University Plaza Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western University Plaza

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single
              9.6

              The size of the room and the fact that it was on a high floor and I could see Lake Michigan made the room particularly pleasant.

              The lobby was very dark and not cheerful. It needs some up-dated decoration with light colors on the walls, upholstery, and carpets!!!! The breakfast muffins were particularly high calorie (420 calories) and the yogurt contained high fructose corn syrup both bad choices, and not edible in my opinion.

            • Single
              7.4

              Good value and service.

              The free internet often did not work; very very frustrating.

            • Family with children
              5.4

              Bathroom needs alot of work. From soap dish in shower safety bar in shower. Bathroom floor needed to be redone years ago.

            • Single
              10.0

              It was very easy to get to the hotel from the airport--also it was in walking-distance to the family's home that I was visiting.

              A family of children was booked into a room very near to me--their noisiness kept me awake until almost midnight--this was very upsetting to me.

            • Group of friends
              9.6

              Convenient location to my destination. Love the white down comforters and pillows as opposed to typical patterned rough quilts.

              I just wish the pavement in the parking garage was filled in or repaved. Fresh out of the shower and rolling my luggage to the car, my legs were covered in mug from the backsplash of my luggage hitting the water-filled holes.

            • Family with children
              10.0

              we have always stayed at this hotel when we go to Evanston.It is convenient

            • Single
              5.4

              the value was good. I liked the swimming pool and the accommodations were fine but for the problem with smoke described below.

              the room had a very strong odor of cigarette smoke which penetrated my clothes, and the towel i had brought with me to use at the swimming pool. it woke me up in the middle of the night and i went home with a sore throat. All this in spite of the fact that this was a non smoking floor. I believe it was the 12th floor.

            • Family with children
              7.8

              The price was great for the location and overall it was clean. There were a few minor glitches (the air conditioner was noisy and seem to keep the carpet beneath it a bit moist) but hey, when you're spending less than $100 per night it's hard to complain. Another great feature - the YMCA and Elevated train are only 2 - 3 blocks away. The staff were helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay there again.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              The location was perfect for our needs – we were riding in a cycling event that started on the waterfront. We were able to ride just 2 additional blocks to get to the water front – which saved us the hassle, cost and headache of parking down by the water.

              The facility was dated, but kept very clean and neat.

            • Family with children
              8.2

              helpful and friendly staff, clean and functional room....

            • Family with children
              7.4

              Good location

              It took them 2 days to fix the noisy air conditioner in my room . They never suggested a room change, They ended up removing the existing ac and installing a new unit that worked.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Location was great.

              The accomodations we signed up for were not the ones available when we arrived. We had to choose between a king smoking room or 2 double beds non-smoking. They allowed us to tour the smoking rooms before choosing to see if they did not smell pleasant.

            • Family with children
              7.4

              Its location. However, an upgrade on the exterior and interior could help to enhance the experience for the visitor. The air conditioners are old and the one in my room broke down. On my first night I couldn't sleep because of the tremendous racket. It took two phone calls to the Front Desk before a maintenance person was sent to repair the unit. The gentleman was polite, but despite numerous attempts the unit kept making a tremendous noise. The unit could not be repaired and around midnight and into the wee hours of the morning my daughter and I had to move our personal belongings down the hall into another room. We were in our pajamas! The gentleman did help, and apologize for the inconvenience, but we are still awaiting the $35 credit for our night of "no sleep."

              The Continental Breakfast was well prepared and the staff were friendly. However, the amenities need to be upgraded, sooner rather than later.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Nice neighbourhood, different restaurants around, ten minutes to the beach, five minutes to the train to Chicago.

            • Family with children
              7.0

              The location within proximity of areas of interest, public transportation and city TChicago) was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast area was well stocked.

              Most areas in the hotel were dark with poor lighting. Elevator and several bathrooms were out of service throughout the duration of our stay. Fitness equipment was not maintained very well.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston Evanston location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Evanston
              800 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
              500 m
            • Main St. Metra
              1.3km
            Underground stations
            • Dempster
              400 m
            • Davis
              500 m
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
              20 m
            • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
              60 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              12
            • Number of rooms:
              159