1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
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4.0/ 5

Based on 60 guest reviews

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  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 12.3%!
  • Hotel has 45 rooms
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Group score of 6.8/10

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Check Rates 1 Double Free High Speed Wireless Hair Dryer Iron and Ironing Board Standard
Check Rates 1 King Accessible Mobility Accessible Roll in Shower Free High Speed Wireless
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Check Rates 1 King Sofa Bed 2 Person Free High Speed Wireless Hair Dryer Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates 1 Queen Free High Speed Wireless Hair Dryer Iron and Ironing Board Standard
Check Rates 2 Double Beds Accessible Mobility Accessible Free High Speed Wireless Hair Dryer
Check Rates 2 Double Beds Shower Only Free High Speed Wireless Hair Dryer Iron and Ironing Board
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Local Attractions

Northwestern University, Loyola University, Lake Michigan beaches, Convenient transportation to downtown Chicago, Downtown Evanston

Customer Reviews of The Margarita European Inn

4.0 out of 5. Based on 60 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

About the Inn… A truly historical experience begins at The Margarita European Inn. From the moment you enter the front door, you will experience the elegance and service of an era you thought only existed in memory. The Margarita European Inn began its life in 1927 as The Margarita Club for Working Women. Originally, the building served as a hotel/apartment house for young business women needing proper housing. Father David O’Leary and his sister, Mrs. Margaret Lynch, with the support of St Mary’s Catholic Church purchased the land and built the facility naming it in honor of their mother and sister, both named Margaret. In 1989, the transformation from the Margarita Club to the Margarita European Inn began. Over the years, twenty-two various sized rooms with lovely private bathrooms were created. In keeping with the history of the Margarita’s roots, some of the original rooms were kept on every floor. In 2013 a complete renovation was done so there will now be forty-seven rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The Margarita is a longtime mainstay of the Evanston hotel scene and the Northwestern University community; parents often book a year in advance during the University’s busy seasons. Parents, family, visiting professors and speakers, have graced the charming rooms of the hotel. Our neighbors often refer to us as “Evanston’s extra guest room.” The Margarita European Inn still maintains the Margarita Club's breathtaking original architecture. Our forty-seven rooms have each been furnished with antiques and many personal touches make each room unique in layout and décor. We invite our guests to enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast served in the charming Grand Parlor each morning. Our Grand Parlor, with floor to ceiling French doors, vintage molding and wood burning fireplace, is also great place to visit with friends or enjoy a glass of wine in true European-Style. You may also find our cozy English library, filled with books for your reading enjoyment, a fine place to just sit back and enjoy life's finer pleasures. With The Margarita European Inn’s antique-laden decor, gracious hospitality and intimate atmosphere, it’s no wonder we were listed in the Chicago Tribune as one of the top five most comfortable hotel lobbies in Chicago land. The Margarita Inn operated by Michael Pure, a life-long resident of the Chicago land area. Michael's family background in the hospitality business exposed him to the idea of being a gracious host at an early age. It’s this same sense of ‘being of service’ that Michael intends to bring to The Margarita and the international array of guests that frequent the hotel.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 5
Rooms: 45
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 45
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 12
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 80 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Two days prior to arrival by 4:00 PM - if canceled within 48 hours of arrival date a fee equal to a one night stay will be charged.
Nightly Parking: $10
Typical Group Deposit: 25% to 50%
Total Taxes: 13.50%
Total Misc Fees: $5.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
City Tax: 7.50%
Parking Fee: 8.00 Per Night
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Free wireless)
Additional Room Fees: 5.00 Per Night (Energy charge)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 0.00 Per Person (Included with your stay)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • 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
  • Dinner available
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Shower
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare International 14 miles - TAXI $37-One bus ride. Midway Airport 25 miles - TAXI $55

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Seasonality and Projections at The Margarita European Inn

Rate fluctuations of The Margarita European Inn

Above shows fluctuations of room prices for both group prices and the lowest individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The lowest group discount displayed is 43.8% in the month of May 2015 and the highest average individual rate is $211 in the month of September 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Margarita European Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Margarita European Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Margarita European Inn.

Feel free to use the The Margarita European Inn 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.

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Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Fabbri Room 30 x 40 x 14 1200 56/70 49 50 20 34 -- --/-- -- 100 --
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Fabbri Room

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Total Size:
1200 Sq. Feet
30 x 40 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Air Conditioning
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