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8.5
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Excellent location
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  • Dempster Railway Station280 m
  • Davis Railway Station400 m
  • New Age Gallery510 m
  • Foster Railway Station1.1 km
  • British Collectibles1.14 km
  • Evanston Main Street Railway Station1.24 km
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary1.37 km
  • Seabury Western Theological Seminary1.37 km
  • Northwestern University1.53 km
  • Noyes Railway Station1.53 km
  • Best Western University Plaza

    1501 Sherman Avenue, North Chicago, Chicago (IL), United States, 60201-4416 - See map
    Exceptional facilities on premise
    10.0 facilities on premise
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.5 room quality and comfort
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    • 290 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    • Fitness center

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    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Chicago (IL) properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Chicago (IL) properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Chicago (IL) properties
    Better than
    96
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    of Chicago (IL) properties
    Value for money8.7
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportChicago Executive Airport (PWK)
    Distance to airport19.7 km

    Rooms available at Best Western University Plaza

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Executive 1 King Bed
    Executive 1 King Bed
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior King Room
    Superior King Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Double Beds
    2 Double Beds
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe King Room - Hearing Accessible
    Deluxe King Room - Hearing Accessible
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    King Bed
    King Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Bed
    Double Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    King Room
    King Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Double Beds
    2 Double Beds
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    • Shower
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    Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Double Room with Two Double Beds
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    • Shower
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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
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    Housekeeping
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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    University Plaza Cafe
    Cuisine:American

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    Reviews of Best Western University Plaza from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.3
    Excellent
    From 439 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (17)Booking.com Reviews (422)
    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities10.0
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.7
    High score for Chicago (IL)
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (5)
    8-9 Excellent (6)
    7-8 Very Good (3)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    Mar - May (1)
    Jun - Aug (4)
    Sep - Nov (9)
    Dec - Feb (3)
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    7.7
    Very good
    kevin from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May, 2013

    Basic hotel thats good value if you want a room”

    parking, price, staff
    Reviewed February 17, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Chi from Canada
    Family with teens
    2 Double Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in July, 2013

    nice & comfortable stay”

    clean & comfortable room, decent buffet breakfast, pleasant view

    The staff is very friendly & helpful. The location is very central, right at downtown of Evanston. It is close to the CTA train to go to downtown of Chicago. The room is big, clean & comfortable. The inclusive buffet is decent & tastes good.

    Reviewed July 16, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LU from China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2012

    Good location good room”

    Location

    good breakfast, nice staff. the room is clean and big. the location is good, at the main street in evanston. the lake view is within walking distance, so as the famous northwestern university. the train station is also very close, however takes long time to get to chicago downtown.

    Reviewed December 14, 2012
    6.3
    Good
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    2 Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2011

    Well located hotel with adequate facilities”

    Location close to North-Western University and roads to O'Hare

    Reasonable rooms and facilities and very friendly welcome. Convenient parking but expensive at $14.00. Lobby area was sadly rather shabby and had some bugs. Also unnerving to find that Oatmeal pack at breakfast had rodent teethmarks and a missing corner - yuck!

    Reviewed November 04, 2011
    6.0
    Hannah from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2008

    best western university plaza evanston il”

    close to NWU
    exercise room unavailable

    Among the three hotels that are closest to NorthWestern University, the Best Western University Plaza has the cheapest rate. The other two hotels are: Hilton Garden Inn and Hotel Orrington. I need a hotel within a easy walking distance to the University because I don't want to drive on icy roads, or under snowy, windy conditions. The stay was fine except that the exercise room is not available for use by guests since it was under renovation.

    Reviewed January 23, 2009
    7.3
    Very good
    Mary from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in November, 2008

    Nice Hotel”

    It was in a nice little college town and the staff was wonderful. They helped us find our way to all the places we were going.
    too far from attractions.

    This hotel was a nice hotel. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. They helped us find our way to all the attrations we wanted to go to. The little town was nice with some shops and a beautiful lake a few blocks away. The only issue I had was that it was farther away from the downtown Chicago than what it said on the internet. We did not drive to Chicago so we had to take the trains in and out of Chicago everyday. The train rides were about 1 1/2 hours long. Online it had said it was close to everything. So that was our only problem. It was overall a nice hotel.

    Reviewed January 07, 2009
    8.7
    Excellent
    Mauricio from Brazil
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2008

    B W University Plaza Hotel ”

    It´s very good accommodation.
    Reviewed January 02, 2009
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ruby from United States
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2008

    Hotel in Great Location”

    Clean, remodeled rooms, nice furnishings. Friendly staff. Located near many restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, and grocery stores.
    Hotel is not good for handicapped; bathrooms are too small. There is a special elevator to street level for those in wheelchairs, but it malfunctions sometimes.
    Reviewed January 01, 2009
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Geraldo from Brazil
    Business traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in November, 2008

    excellent”

    location, service, facilities.

    very good.

    Reviewed December 22, 2008
    8.7
    Excellent
    Earl from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October, 2008

    Best Western University Plaza - Evanston, Ill.”

    Convenient in town location. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and trains. Two blocks from Lake Michigan.
    No good restaurant on site. No fitness center.

    I always stay at the Best Western University Plaza when I visit my son because it is convenient. It is in the suburbs and it is convenient to everything. Parks, shops, restaurants and trains, if you want to go into Chicago. The rates are competitive and the rooms are spacious and clean. They need a good restaurant on site though. They charge $7.00 for a continental breakfast that most hotels would give you free.

    Reviewed November 05, 2008
    8.7
    Excellent
    Karen from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October, 2008

    B W University Plaza Hotel”

    This is a great place to stay while visiting a student at Northwestern University (or any other attraction in Evanston, Illinois). In the heart of downtown Evanston and within easy walking distance of campus, numerous restaurants and shops as well as the elevated train into downtown Chicago.
    This is the second time we've stayed at the hotel. The first time we had a room that was newly and very nicely renovated; this time the room was not yet renovated (but still clean and with a great view).

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff was friendly and our room was pleasant with a nice view of downtown Evanston. (Rooms across the hall have a view of downtown Chicago.) Free internet access is available on two first-floor computers and a breakfast buffet is available for a reasonable rate in the morning, but we didn't try it. The best thing by far about this hotel, though, is its proximity to the Northwestern campus. For parents visiting students, it's an ideal location -- easy walking distance to campus and many good restaurants and shops in downtown Evanston.

    Reviewed November 01, 2008
    8.3
    Excellent
    Jenifer from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October, 2008

    great location”

    Location, location, location! the front desk service was good. comfortable beds.
    The overall smell of the hotel-needed to be aired out.

    I stayed in Eveanston for a continuing education class on a weekend. The hotel was right in the middle of an array of wonderful restaurants, shops and beautiful architecture. Not to mention it was only a few blocks from the lake. The front desk was helpful and friendly. The room was clean but smelled like it had too much deodorizer spray. I was not there for much of the weekend so I survived. I would recommend because I got such a great deal from agoda.

    Reviewed October 08, 2008
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in August, 2008

    Best Western - Evanston, IL”

    clean all around, friendly staff, very nice rooms
    Having to pay additional for parking!

    I truly enjoyed my stay here. One of the best things were the beds. They were extremely comfortable, and most of all the sheets were very clean. The customer service was wonderful. Great variety of items provided at breakfast. I loved it so much, that it's where I will stay on all my trips to Evanston, IL!!

    Reviewed September 10, 2008
    9.7
    Exceptional
    HAYAMI from Japan
    Solo traveler
    King Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September, 2012

    ロケーションもいいし部屋もいい”

    朝食が付いていてWi-Fiも使えていいホテルだった。

    Wi-Fi は無料で利用できて、朝食も無料で食べることが出来た。朝食はパンやワッフルなど普通にたべることができた。鍵はカード式でセキュリティーもしっかりとしており、部屋も清潔だった。 最寄りの高架鉄道の駅が2つあるがどちらから歩いても徒歩5分という感じで、スーツケースを牽いても苦にならない距離でシカゴのダウンタウンまでは平日の朝夕であれば列車1本で出ることが出来るため、時間がある観光などであればダウンタウンにホテルをとらなくても良いと思った。郊外の街で治安も良い感じがしてロケーションもとてもよかった。

    Reviewed September 23, 2012
    5.3
    masahiro from Japan
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2011

    とても寒いシカゴだった”

    ホテルでwifiが繋がった

    最も寒い時期にシカゴに来てしまったんだと実感した。雪も降っており、あまり外に出歩けなかった。大学街なので、周りに何もなかった。 時期や時間帯に気をつけないと辿り着くのに苦労すると思う。パープルラインを使い慣れてから行くことをお勧めする。

    Reviewed January 11, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jian from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August, 2016

    Exceptional”

    很棒!员工服务非常亲切!

    Reviewed September 03, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ou from China
    Family with teens
    King Room
    Stayed 1 night in August, 2013

    虽然离车站很近,酒店设施很好,但离市中心较远,要转换🚇几次,所以不建议初次来芝加哥的朋友住。”

    服务快,卫生,房间大,含免费自助早餐,不错。

    很不错的酒店,很安静,离车站近,还有免费自助早餐。只是离市中心远,所以不建议购物和初次来芝加哥的朋友居住。

    Reviewed March 12, 2014
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