Graduate Evanston

1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 United States (USA) near Exit 35 on I-94 (~4.1mi)
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3 Star Property
42.046625-87.677528
Cleaning Policy: Graduate Hotels takes the safety and well-being of our guests and staff very seriously. We have daily temperature/ symptom checks at the start of every shift. We encourage guests wear masks and social distance while in the hotel common areas. All high touch areas are sanitized regularly throughout the day. We have additional safety and sanitation measures in place for guestrooms, public areas, and F&B outlets. Hand sanitizers available throughout the hotel.
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4.0/5

Based on 261 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 10.9%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 119 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
  • Hotel has 7 suites
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Over 50 restaurants, shopping, and attractions within 5 mile radius of hotel. 2 blocks from the beaches of Lake Michigan and 2 blocks from Northwestern University. Performing art center, Educational institution, Park, Stadium (2 miles), Historic building (5 miles), Sports, Shopping, Live theatre, Nighttime entertainment, Museum (6 miles)

Verified Reviews of Graduate Evanston

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Did not stay in the hotel"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
To whome it may concern, My name is Khoshaba Younan, Recently I booked a room at homestead hotel through your service, I arrived late at night, I am guessing around 12:00 midnight, the doors of this place were closed, I had call from outside or corridor of the hotel for someone to come and open the door for me, speaking of the corridor ( bad Oder in the corridor ). I waited for about 10 minutes for someone to come down from the sixth floor, at that time me and my wife decided that it will be impossible staying at a place like this. I wrote my name a note and explained that it is unimaginable for us to stay at such hotel, and would like to cancel the entire reservation. I tell you that such places do not qualify from many aspects to be considered a hotel or any kind of housing for public. Even if they pass all the city codes,regulations,requirements. Please make sure that I am not charged for anything by this hotel due to complete unsatisfactory reasons.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Jun-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jun 16 to Thu Jun 19 2014 at a $140.00 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 261 guest reviews

Property Description

Welcome to Graduate Evanston — where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.Located on Hinman Avenue two blocks from The Arch and the shore of Lake Michigan, Graduate Evanston is the perfect location for your next event or business trip. Our historic hotel, formerly The Homestead, is nestled in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from the Northwestern University campus. The hotel's design celebrates local history and Wildcat pride, creating a unique setting for your event. Come on in to our lobby, where modern accommodations meet the quaint feel of the original inn. We hope you will feel at home in our tribute to Northwestern University and this cozy college town. So, whether you are dropping in for a game at Ryan Field, in town for a meeting, or just looking for a sweet escape out of the hustle and bustle of the city, we are here to make it memorable. Our 119 uniquely appointed guestrooms are ready for a night like you have never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corner. This is Graduate – get ready to be inspired!

Green Sustainability

Recycling program in place for all paper and plastic products

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 8
Rooms: 119
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 119
Handicap Rooms: 7
Rooms with 1 Bed: 59
Rooms with 2 Beds: 21
Suites: 7
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2
Meeting Space: 2000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 24 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info: No pool on property
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking: $30
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 14.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 10.25% (IL Sales Tax)
Occupancy Tax: 6.00% (Il Hotel Occupancy Tax)
City Tax: 7.50% (Evanston Hotel Tax)
Other Tax: 1.00% (Cook County Accommodation)
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 24.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees: 150.00 Per Person (for up to 4 hours)
Chef Attendant Fees: 150.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Beach access: Directly on the beach
  • Central location
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • TV Channel: NFL Network
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports
  • TV Channel: Disney Channel
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare International Airport - 15 miles/ 35 mins

Local Shuttle Info: N/A

Breakfast Information

Breakfasts are not available at this property due to COVID-19.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets friendly hotel. Non refundable pet fee of $25/night for up to 2 pets per room. Dogs and Cats only. 50lb weight limit.

Parking Info

Valet Parking Only - $30 per vehicle per night.Self-parking garages available within 1 block of hotel - •SP+ Parking – 500 Davis St, Evanston•SP+ Parking – 525 Church St, Evanston

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Cleaning Policies

Graduate Hotels takes the safety and well-being of our guests and staff very seriously. We have daily temperature/ symptom checks at the start of every shift. We encourage guests wear masks and social distance while in the hotel common areas. All high touch areas are sanitized regularly throughout the day. We have additional safety and sanitation measures in place for guestrooms, public areas, and F&B outlets. Hand sanitizers available throughout the hotel.

Previously known as:
The Homestead

Group vs. Individual Rates at Graduate Evanston

Rate fluctuations of Graduate Evanston

The chart above shows trends of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The best group or meeting displayed is 10.7% in the month of November 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $197 in the month of September 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Graduate Evanston in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Graduate Evanston

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Graduate Evanston have?

There are 119 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Graduate Evanston?

Yes, they have 2 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Graduate Evanston?

Breakfasts are not available at this property due to COVID-19.

What parking is available at Graduate Evanston?

Valet Parking Only - $30 per vehicle per night.Self-parking garages available within 1 block of hotel - •SP+ Parking – 500 Davis St, Evanston•SP+ Parking – 525 Church St, Evanston Great parking, according to 78%.

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Is there a gym at Graduate Evanston?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Free Wifi. Good wifi. Average wifi quality. About half of guests thought the wifi quality was ok.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Good kitchenette. Most guests found the kitchenette to be good.

Can I get a group rate at Graduate Evanston?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 10.9%.

Testimonials:

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"First time experience was great. We are involved with a softball organization that support 5 teams. I will pass the word to the rest of our coaches." P.D. - Bloomington, IL

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