Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The 3-star Best Western University Plaza Hotel places guests abound 4.4 km from Lifeline Theatre, Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze and Andersonville. The comfortable hotel was built in 1972 and refurbished in 2008.

The hotel boasts central location not far from a museum and a college as well as an orchard and lakes. The venue is set just 10 minutes' walk from Evanston center.

Quick access to an oceanarium, trattorias and restaurants is provided.

There is Dempster metro station not far away. Chicago O'hare International airport can be reached within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

A delightful view over the city welcomes guests to leisure single room, two-bedroom room and comfort twin room offering a microwave, cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control, Wi-Fi and ironing facilities. The modern rooms feature bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the breakfast area. A range of American dishes is offered at the beach restaurant. Guests can eat at Creperie Saint Germain and Prairie Moon, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Best Western University Plaza Hotel provides a banqueting hall, a business center and computer equipment along with housekeeping, laundry and 24-hour front desk.

Relax

Active guests will benefit from a fitness center and a gym available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Evanston
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
    1700 ft
  • Main St. Metra
    4300 ft
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    1400 ft
  • Davis
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    200 ft
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 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 325 sq. feet
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      Size: 325 sq. feet
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                                How to reach hotel

                                hotel Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston Evanston location
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                                Hotel Address:

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

                                Get directions
                                City Center
                                • Evanston
                                  2700 ft
                                Airports
                                Train Stations
                                • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
                                  1700 ft
                                • Main St. Metra
                                  4300 ft
                                Underground stations
                                • Dempster
                                  1400 ft
                                • Davis
                                  1400 ft
                                • Bus stop
                                  400 ft
                                Restaurants
                                • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
                                  100 ft
                                • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
                                  200 ft
                                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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                                What's nearby

                                Popular areas

                                • City Center - 2300 ft

                                Stadiums

                                Museums

                                • Woman's Christian Temperance - 1400 ft
                                • Frances Willard Historical Asn - 1400 ft
                                • Evanston Historical Society - 2300 ft
                                • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art - 3300 ft
                                • Mary and Leigh Block Museum - 3300 ft
                                • Custer's Last Stand Festival - 4000 ft
                                • Prehistoric Life Museum - 4000 ft
                                • Art Alliance-Contemporary Gls - 1.4 mi

                                Parks

                                • Evanston Parks Forestry and Rec - 4300 ft
                                • Ridgeville Park District - 1.1 mi
                                • Lighthouse Park District - 1.3 mi

                                Universities, Institutes

                                Medical care and Hospitals

                                • Kidney Cancer Assn - 1700 ft
                                • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare - 1.4 mi
                                • St Francis Hospital - 1.4 mi
                                • US Veterans Ctr - 1.7 mi

                                Public parking

                                Local attractions

                                • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - 2.3 mi
                                  2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston
                                • Kathy Osterman Beach - 4.3 mi
                                  5800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                                • Swedish American Museum - 4.7 mi
                                  5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
                                • Illinois Holocaust Museum - 4.2 mi
                                  9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
                                • Lake Michigan - 4.7 mi
                                  Chicago, IL

                                Near the hotel

                                • Evanston History Center - 2400 ft
                                  225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
                                • Mary and Leigh Block Museum - 3700 ft
                                  40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
                                • Dawes Park - 2500 ft
                                  1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston

                                Restaurants nearby

                                • Prairie Moon - 100 ft

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

                                  63% likes this, based on 82 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American

                                • Creperie Saint Germain - 200 ft

                                  Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

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

                                • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak - 500 ft

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

                                  64% likes this, based on 91 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American
                                  Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

                                • Tommy Nevin's Pub - 200 ft

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

                                  50% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Irish
                                  Price Range: USD 2 - USD 32

                                • Kansaku - 200 ft

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

                                  84% likes this, based on 26 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Japanese
                                  Price Range: USD 30 - USD 31

                                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

                                Average guest rating

                                6.8out of 10
                                Very good
                                Based on 71 reviews

                                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
                                  2700 ft
                                Airports
                                Train Stations
                                • Evanston (Davis St.) Metra
                                  1700 ft
                                • Main St. Metra
                                  4300 ft
                                Underground stations
                                • Dempster
                                  1400 ft
                                • Davis
                                  1400 ft
                                • Bus stop
                                  400 ft
                                Restaurants
                                • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
                                  100 ft
                                • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
                                  200 ft
                                Hotel information
                                • Check-in:
                                  from  3 pm
                                • Check-out:
                                  until  12 pm
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2008
                                • Number of floors:
                                  12
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  159