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

Wi-Fi
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 quiet Best Western University Plaza Hotel lies in a beach area of Evanston. Featuring original architecture, Best Western University Plaza Hotel was renovated in 2008.

The property is set 5 minutes' walk away from Northwestern University and Space. It will take 25 minutes to get from the hotel to Lombard by car.

The hotel allows quick access to an orchard and lakes.

Chicago O'hare International airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Best Western University Plaza Hotel.

Rooms

The rooms in Best Western University Plaza Hotel come with coffee/tea makers, cable television, an in-room safe, high-speed internet and a microwave. The rooms have a delightful view of the city. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a delicious continental breakfast is served. A range of American dishes is offered at the outdoor restaurant. Serving both food and drinks, Creperie Saint Germain and Tommy Nevin's Pub are situated around 50 meters from the property.

Services

Hotel services include housekeeping, shuttle service and 24-hour reception maintained by well-trained staff.

Relax

Best Western University Plaza Hotel provides guests with cots and meals for their children. Such fitness options as a fitness center and a gym are available on site.

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
  • 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
  • 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/ Baby cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • 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
  • In-room sink

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    1.3 km
Underground stations
  • Dempster
    400 m
  • Davis
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Prairie Moon (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Tommy Nevin's Pub (cuisine: Irish)
    40 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

Best Western University Plaza photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
City view
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Double room

Best Western University Plaza photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

KING HEAR ACCESSIBLE ROLL IN SHWR NOSMK

Holiday Home
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • General:Seating area
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

Double with child bed (3-12 yrs) & cot (0-2 yrs)

Triple Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Quadruple Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Best Western University Plaza photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

TWIN DELUXE

Best Western University Plaza photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE DELUXE KING BED

Comfort Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Microwave
Room Description:

Twin with child bed (3-12 yrs) & cot (0-2 yrs)

Comfort King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

Single room

Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room with child extra bed

Comfort Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Best Western University Plaza photos Exterior Hotel information
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
Room Description:

KING EXEC HEAR ACCESSIBLE TUB NOSMK

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m

Stadiums

Museums

Parks

  • Evanston Parks Forestry and Rec1.3 km
  • Ridgeville Park District1.7 km
  • Lighthouse Park District2.1 km

Universities, Institutes

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Kidney Cancer Assn500 m
  • Evanston Northwestern Hlthcare2.2 km
  • St Francis Hospital2.2 km
  • US Veterans Ctr2.8 km

Public parking

  • Northwestern University600 m

Local attractions

  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian3.7 km
    2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston
  • Kathy Osterman Beach6.9 km
    5800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  • Swedish American Museum7.6 km
    5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum6.8 km
    9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
  • Lake Michigan7.5 km
    Chicago, IL

Near the hotel

  • Evanston History Center730 m
    225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum1.1 km
    40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
  • Dawes Park740 m
    1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston

Restaurants nearby

  • Prairie Moon30 m

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

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

  • Creperie Saint Germain50 m

    Address: 1512 Sherman Ave

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

  • Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak140 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 91 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 51

  • Tommy Nevin's Pub40 m

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

    50% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 39

  • Kansaku50 m

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

    84% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: CAD 36 - CAD 38

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