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Margarita European Inn

1566 Oak Ave , Evanston, IL 60201-4298 USA (Show map)
151 Reviews
$79 - $179
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates



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

Nightly Rate: N/A


Standard description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200/$0

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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

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Radio, Telephone

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Allowed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Service dogs are allowed.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay
  • Cancellations: Two days prior to arrival. If cancelled within 48 hours of arrival date, a fee equal to a one night stay will be charged.



Michael Pure

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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

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

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