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Margarita European Inn

1566 Oak Ave , Evanston, IL 60201-4298 USA (Show map)
151 Reviews
$134 - $179
per night

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Listed in Chicago Tribune's top five most comfortable Hotel lobbies (April 2008). Fresh from a complete remodel in 2014 this Georgian mansion which was originally built as a private residence for "Working Women" has been transformed into a Boutique Hotel. Choose from forty-six newly decorated luxurious guest rooms. Relax in the spacious antique-filled parlor which features a molded fireplace and floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Curl up with a book in the cozy wood-paneled library. Perfect location just North of Chicago. Walk 1 ½ blocks to “L” and Metra Trains for superb access to downtown Chicago, O’Hare and Midway Airports. Walk to dozens of shops and restaurants and Northwestern University.

Rooms & Rates

1 Queen Bed

Free High-Speed Wireless, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 King Bed Standard

Free High-Speed Wireless, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. Accessible rooms available upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

2 Double Beds

Shower Only, Free High-Speed Wireless, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. Accessible room available upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

1 King with Sleeper Sofa

Sofabed-2Person, Free High-Speed Wireless, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining3.9

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151 Reviews

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Out of the Ordinary

3.8 on August 21, 2013

The desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is within easy walking distance of a Metra train, which was an important factor in our choice. The lighting in the hallways is pretty dim, but the room was very nice. It is a unique hotel, and I will probably stay here again.

Stay was too short

4.4 on July 28, 2013

Our stop at MEI was the most perfect night at the end of our trip. I wish we had known earlier about this charming inn and spent our entire vacation here. Room 415 recommended – until we visit again and fall in love with a different room.

Great service and a comfortable stay

4.8 on June 06, 2013

As always, Katherine and her staff gave us great service. Even walking us to the room on our arrival. Love to stay at the Margarita.

A beautiful, elegant place to stay

3.4 on May 23, 2013

For our first trip to Chicago, we decided on Margarita European Inn because of it's convenient location to public transportation and because of the reasonable cost. We were not disappointed! We easily got everywhere in Chicago we wanted to visit, our rooms were clean, bright and comfortable, and the neighborhood has every kind of restaurant you can imagine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We stay here whenever we are in Evanston

5 on March 31, 2013

We come to Evanston a few times a year to visit family and we always stay here. The rooms are interesting and unique with large bathrooms with great shower water pressure, always important. Also, within walking distance to downtown Evanston, and one of our favorite restaurants, Lulu's. Within walking distance to Northwestern Univerrsity, the lakeshore, and the El. Staff is very helpful and friendly, and the large living room and complementary breakfast are great. An added attraction is the small library room. This is a wonderful, unique place to stay in an unbeatable location. highly recommended.

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Location Type

Beachside, City, Lakeside, Small town


Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From O'Hare you can take the PACE Bus Route 250 directly to the Inn, or the CTA "L" train to the Davis Street Purple Line (.transitchicago) or taxi. From Midway, take the CTA "L" train or taxi.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Family Rooms with King size beds and bunk beds
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Service dogs are allowed.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay
  • Cancellations: One days prior to arrival. If cancelled within 24 hours of arrival date, a fee equal to a one night stay will be charged.



Michael W. Pure

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Fly Fishing, Sporting Clay Shooting, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Father, Husband, Sometime plumber and electrician. With an obsessive drive to create great hospitality experiences.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Grand Parlor

Details Diamond Collection

1566 Oak Ave , Evanston, IL 60201-4298 USA (Show map)

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