Best Western University Plaza Hotel - Evanston

1501 Sherman Avenue 60201-4416 Chicago Illinois U, Evanston, United States, 60201-4416  show map
 3 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

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

Overview

The quiet 3-star Best Western University Plaza Hotel offers quick access to Old Orchard Shopping Center, Loyola University Chicago and Lake Michigan. The hotel occupies 12 floors and was renovated in 2008.

The property is set 5 minutes' walk away from Northwestern University and Space. 25 minutes' drive from Lombard.

Quick access to an aquarium and trattorias is provided.

The nearest bus stop is 100 meters away. The hotel is located within 20 km distance of Chicago O'hare International airport.

Rooms

Best Western University Plaza Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with a mini-refrigerator, climate control, satellite TV, a safe and a writing desk. Some rooms feature a delightful view over the city. A shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a delicious continental breakfast is served. The property offers a beach restaurant serving American cuisine. Creperie Saint Germain and Prairie Moon are situated in a downtown area, about 100 meters from the venue.

Services

There are such business facilities as a banquet hall, a business center and computer equipment on the premises.

Relax

Parents will find meals and cribs for their children on-site. The hotel offers a fitness center and a gym to ensure active guests' pastime.

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 area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • 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
  • Direct dial 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. 

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Hotel Address:

1501 Sherman Avenue 60201-4416 Chicago Illinois U, 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
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    100 ft
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    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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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 325 sq. feet
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  • Bathtub
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Superior King Room - Non-refundable
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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          Bed type: King-size bed
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            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
            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 60201-4416 Chicago Illinois U, 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
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
                100 ft
              • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
                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 - 1700 ft
              • Frances Willard Historical Asn - 1700 ft
              • Evanston Historical Society - 2300 ft
              • Prehistoric Life Museum - 3700 ft
              • Custer's Last Stand Festival - 3700 ft
              • Art Alliance-Contemporary Gls - 1.5 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 - 1400 ft
              • St Francis Hospital - 1.4 mi
              • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare - 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 - 2400 ft
                1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston

              Restaurants nearby

              • Tommy Nevin's Pub - 100 ft

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

                53% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                Cuisine: Irish
                Price Range: USD 1 - USD 31

              • Creperie Saint Germain - 300 ft

                Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

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

              • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak - 600 ft

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

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

              • Prairie Moon - 200 ft

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

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

              • Kansaku - 300 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 60201-4416 Chicago Illinois U, 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
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
                100 ft
              • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
                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