Listed in Chicago Tribune's top five most comfortable Hotel lobbies (April 2008). Perfect location 11 miles from 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. Originally a woman's private club, this Georgian mansion North of Chicago has been transformed into a bed and breakfast inn with an Italian restuarant (Va Pensiero). Choose from forty-two individually appointed guest rooms, many with newly decorated private baths. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City, Lakeside, Small town
Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 14 miles
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.
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, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi
Ceiling fans, Radio, Telephone