Graduate Evanston

1625 Hinman AvenueEvanston60201USA

About Graduate Evanston

Family-owned for over seventy-five years, The Homesteadis a European-style hotel in the lively town of Evanston. This small hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking.

Accommodation at this hotel consists of rooms, studios, and apartments all of which come equipped with cable TV, ironing facilities, and private bathrooms. Studios and apartments have fully equipped kitchens.

There is an on-site laundry room for guests’ use while other amenities include newspapers, local tourist information and special rates at a nearby health club.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily at the Hearth restaurant which is also open for dinner. Guest will find a wide range of drinks available at the rustic bar.

The Homesteadis an eight-minute walk from Davis Metra stop and Evanston train station. Arrington Lakefront Lagoon and the local beach are a six-minute walk while Evanston Campus is just ten minutes on foot.


1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201, USA
Telephone: +1 8474753300 | Fax: +1 8475708100 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Quaint small town lodging

You can imagine that this is what all hotels were like fifty years ago; quaint and full of character. While some guests might take issue with how old everything is, others love it and feel that it adds charm to an old and rustic property.

Fine restaurant on-site

The food served in the restaurant downstairs has been very well received by all that have eaten there. In fact, some guests were plainly disappointed that they could not stay longer to sample more of the menu.

Great location

The beach, the Metra, and the university all within ten minutes’ walk make this the ideal base for visiting Evanston. You also have plenty of dining options right on your doorstep and some wonderful walks and cycling paths to make use of.

Negative Reviews

Has potential

So this hotel is quite the historic building, but guests have found that the entire place is in need of some work to bring it up to date. Broken tiles, worn carpets, and rickety furniture all need to be sorted out before this place gets top marks. However, the owners have stated that they intend to refurbish.

Cleanliness issues

Perhaps it is because the rooms are so old but it seems that the housekeeping staff just cannot get this place clean. There is dust everywhere, and guests were very disappointed with the state of the bathrooms.

Musty smells

The air con units are quite antiquated, and so if they are not used, they tend to get a bit smelly. This damp and musty smell is said to permeate its way through the entire hotel and is not what you would call welcoming.

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