Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel

3.0 star property
Suburban hotel with restaurant, near Northwestern University

7.8/10 Good

1,004 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL, 60201
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free area shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Northwestern University - 9 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 15 min walk
  • Loyola University Chicago - 18 min drive
  • Wrigley Field - 30 min drive
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - 33 min drive
  • Michigan Avenue - 31 min drive
  • Water Tower Place - 33 min drive
  • John Hancock Center - 34 min drive
  • Rivers Casino - 37 min drive
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 36 min drive
  • Navy Pier - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 37 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 38 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 64 min drive
  • Evanston Central Street Station - 3 min drive
  • Evanston Davis Street Station - 7 min walk
  • Evanston Main Street Station - 16 min walk
  • Dempster Station - 4 min walk
  • Davis Metro Station - 6 min walk
  • Foster Station - 15 min walk
  • Free area shuttle

About this property

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel

At Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston, an IHG Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Northwestern University and Lake Michigan. You can splash around at the seasonal outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Also, this hotel is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Loyola University Chicago. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Dempster Station is 4 minutes and Davis Metro Station is 6 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 159 rooms
  • Arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 2 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 18.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)


  • Free area shuttle within 3 mi

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (8500 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies


  • Self parking costs USD 18.00 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to June

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Best Western University
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston Hotel
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
University Plaza Hotel Evanston
University Plaza Evanston

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant stay, and a good value.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The front desk staff was friendly! Maintenance lacked; I requested a room cleaning, but never received it. Great location!
Juanita, 9-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The desk staff is wonderful! I requested housekeeping, but no one ever cleaned the room. The area is very nice with many restaurants and parks!
Juanita, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Damon, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Adequate hotel
The carpet was dirty, it turned out feet black from walking on it. The wall paper was ripped. At check-in the staff said there is no daily maid service unless requested. This was totally fine as I don't really need much, but when I asked for fresh towel (three towels for 3 women over 3 days isn't going to cut it) and to have the old ones removed, they didn’t do it. I had to call again, and they never took away the old ones. The pool is outdoors and was nice, but colder than I expected in August. The price the hotel charged was $135 more than stated in my reservation.
Sarah, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Caleb, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Could be a really great hotel, but it's average
This could be a really great hotel if Holiday Inn invested in it, but as of July 2022 it is dated and dingy. Pros: comfy beds and easy on-site parking.
Brian, 2-night family trip
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