BEST WESTERN® UNIVERSITY PLAZA

BEST WESTERN UNIVERSITY PLAZA

1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3 Star Suburban hotel
42.04455-87.68191
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Average
3.5/ 5

Based on 226 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 27.4%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 159 rooms in property
  • Check-out: noon
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 7 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Northwestern university, Old Orchard shopping, many local shops and restaurants, Six Flags Great America Themepark, Lake Michigan, CTA purple line one block from hotel.

Expert Reviews of Best Western University Plaza

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Close to all Evanston has to offer"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
Location, location, location. This hotel is within walking distance of everything you would need and want to see in Evanston. Visit this property during a Northwestern Football Game or stay with them for a graduation and/or Wedding. This hotel can accommodate groups needing double rooms and can offer competitive rates. Wonderful value. All rates include breakfast and internet. Enjoy the pool during the summer and walk to the lake. Restaurants, shopping, movie theaters and entertainment all nearby. The purple and red lines trains to the city are just a block away. Complimentary shuttle service nearby within 1-2 miles. Guest rooms are large and clean. Set to begin a complete renovation Fall 2013 this hotel will only get better.
, a local HotelPlanner Evanston expert from US flag
23-Aug-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Best Western University Plaza

3.5 out of 5.Based on 226 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Located on Chicago's Beautiful NorthShore, Just 7 miles from CUBS Field (Wrigley Field) and only 11 miles from the World Famous Michigan Ave otherwise known as The Magnificent Mile, home of the worlds only Shopping Festival. Best Western University Plaza is a great location for travelers looking to stay in the Chicago area, without the high price of a Downtown Hotel. You can literally stay at the Best Western, take transportation to and from downtown, and still save between 50 to 30% on your hotel room cost, you can save even more if you take the L line. We have 6,000 Square Feet of meeting space

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:noon
Year of Last Renovation:2008
Floors:12
Rooms:159
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:143
Handicap Rooms:4
Suites:4
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:7 View Spaces
Meeting Space:6100 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 350 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:na
Pool Info:
Outdoor poolOpened from Memorial Weekend to Labor day Weekend.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days for groups
Nightly Parking:$7
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:13.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 9.25%
Parking Fee: 7.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features





Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • TV room
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

12 miles from O'hare international airport.

Local Shuttle Info: Courtesy Shuttle within 2 miles of Hotel

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western University Plaza

Below are all the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western University Plaza.

Feel free to use the Best Western University Plaza meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Evanston event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Fountain Square100 x 48 x 114800350/----20011513711530/--450350480
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Fountain Square

Our Fountain Square Ballroom features 4,800 square feet of newly renovated customizable meeting space. Room can be as small as 1,200 square feet, and can be divded up into 4 sections.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4800 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
100 x 48 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
4
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$950.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$950.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$950.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$250.00 USD
Gross Point Room20 x 30 x 11550--/46--231316----/--45----
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Gross Point Room

This room is perfect for an Executive Board Meeting, or as a Hospitality Suite for a Family Reunion.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
550 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
20 x 30 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$350.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$450.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$450.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$250.00 USD

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