Welcome to the Homestead in Evanston, Illinois. We are a small hotel and residence in downtown Evanston. Hotel rooms and residential apartments are available for short and long term vists. We are located on a quiet residential street just 2 blocks from Northwestern University, Lake Michigan, and the many fine shops of Evanston and just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Rates are $65 for single or $70 for doubles. For reservations, call 1-847-475-3300.
Stretching for 3 miles along Lake Michigan immediately north of Chicago, Evanston is the home of Northwestern University which has an active schedule of the arts, performance and entertainment in Evanston and Chicago. With a population of 72,000, Evanston is both a graceful suburb and a vibrant city in its own right. Corporate headquarters, research labs, and retail shopping mix in diverse community. Lakefront jogging trails connect parks from Chicago to the northshore.
The center of Evanston is 4 blocks from Lake Michigan and 4 blocks from Northwestern. Downtown Chicago is 12 miles away and may be reached by public transportation ("the el") or by car in about 30-40 minutes. It is about 30-60 minutes from O'Hare field and 45-75 minutes from Midway Airport.
Although the home of the Womens' Christian Temperance Union, Evanston became "wet" in 1972 and has become a destination dining location for Chicago. Three of the top twenty restaurants in "Chicago Land" are located in Evanston.
All major airlines fly to Chicago, most use O'Hare although a few also use Midway. American and United have hubs at O'Hare and tend to provide more frequent non-stop service to the west and east coasts than do the other airlines. Taxi cab fare to Evanston is circa $28-35, and limosine service is also available for roughly the same price.
Although Evanston has milder weather than reported at O'hare field, it is still useful to check before packing.
1625 Hinman Avenue