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Located in Evanston (Skokie - Evanston), Margarita European Inn is close to Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and Grosse Point Lighthouse. Also nearby are Ryan Field and Baha'i House of Worship.
The bed & breakfast offers a restaurant. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast. The staff can provide wedding services and event catering. Additional amenities include a library, an arcade/game room, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite parking is offered for a surcharge. This is a smoke-free property.
The 42 air-conditioned guestrooms at Margarita European Inn include bathrobes and ceiling fans. In addition, amenities available on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily.
"nice people, beautiful dining room"
However, the toilet seats need replacing. Common baths take a bit of getting used to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My daughter and I had planned on staying one night at the Margarta Inn. However, after experiencing the warmth and charm of the Inn we decided to stay another night, Why? Because It felt like we were staying with family, the people who ran the Inn were so warm and welcoming. Everyone spoke softly, all of the Inn was so quiet, the lighting was warm and […] relaxing. They had a lovely parlor with a grand piano that my daughter was able to play. The breakfast was fresh and plentiful, the cofee was great. we ate breakfast in the parlor which was furnished with antique chairs, sofa, table, etc. the door to the balcony were kept open which added the ambiance. The room was cozy as well, with the same feel as the rest of the inn. If you are looking for a modern high tech hotel experience this will not be the place for you. But on the other hand, if you want a unique experience where you are taken back in time, then this Inn is for you. I will definetly stay at the Margarita Inn the next time I am in Chicago. And I plan on going more often since I have a place to stay that feels like home :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming but room musty"
This is a charming old place. The service was excellent. We were on the first floor and the room had quite a musty smell. Perhaps a room on another floor would be better Nonetheless it is a pretty cool place, well located and good value. A major renovation is planned. I think this will helpGenuine Expedia guest review
"Peaceful and friendly place to stay"
I enjoyed my stay at the Margarita very much. My room was clean, mattress comfortable, and the room was very quiet. It is in a great neighborhood with a variety of restaurants. The breakfast was simple but good - excellent coffee, the breads and rolls were fresh, hardboiled eggs and oatmeal were available, and fresh fruit was there for the taking also. […] Bathroom facilities were down the hall, and were very clean. Try it - you'll like it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed for a weekend so the small room (really, really small....!!!) worked for us and a non-working tv was hardly missed but it would have been nice to have a little more space and a working tv for night. That said, the room was very clean, the a/c unit worked well and the place was quiet at night. We were not aware that it was communual bathrooms […] at the time of purchase, so we were definitely surprised to find out that we would be sharing a co-ed bathroom with the rest of the floor which made showers and a "quick run" to the bathroom a little less than desired or convenient. This place isn't for everyone, but it served the purpose we needed -- a bed, a roof, good price and close to the train station. The staff were all very helpful and friendly! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
If you like a hotel with antiques and a long history then this hotel is for you! The breakfast room and library have loads of ambiance. If you are looking for a comfortable room then I suggest you stay at Garden Inn by Hilton, the Hilton Orrington or the Best Western - in that order. I have stayed at all four hotels and Garden Inn is the most comfortable. […] The Maragarita just was not comfortable starting with A/C, beds and room in general. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was helpful over and above the usual. They provided more than information, they provided other things, like an umbrella when it was raining. A note to people dependent on technology. Internet is only in the lounge (a couple rooms above the lounge can get it) The building is very nice and solid which also means that cell phone service cannot […] penetrate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to Evanston, Northwestern, and the L"
Older hotel. Was there in the spring and able to open the window for fresh cool air. Good water pressure in the shower. Continental breakfast. VERY small tv but I was hardly in my room. Staff is VERY friendly. Overall, I enjoyed my stay there very much over the hotel chains in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I consider my stay at this property a life experience! The historical significance of the building added value to my stay. I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast in the parlor, and felt a bit like I was enjoying a museum while I sipped my coffee. Best of all, the staff was wonderful, and made me feel like I was their personal guest. Will look forward to […] my next stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Margarita European Inn -Evanston Ill."
the hotel was in a great place for me and a good price. But the bed was soooooo hard and uncomfortable that i could not sleep. I was quiet - that's a good thing!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old World Atmosphere"
Accommodating, friendly staff, conveniently located, a gem; this will always be my Evanston destinationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely, old-world style inn that might not be for everyone but I loved it and would stay there anytime I'm in Chicago. Service & staff were great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I'll be back!"
What a terrific experience -- like stepping back 100 years into a bygone era. Lovely "drawing room" with fireplace where we enjoyed shortbread cookies and hot chocolate one evening before a roaring fire. Beautiful vintage furniture...very European feeling. Loved the music from the era of the 30's- 40's which played in the background of the parlor. Staff […] extremely accommodating and friendly Location wonderful for getting around downtown Evanston on foot. Can't wait to go back... Anyone can stay at a chain hotel...this was a SPECIAL experience! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely and delightful experience. The Margarita brings you to the 20s! U could absolutely repeat my experience!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely stay in Evanston"
Looking for a hotel in Evanston - close to everything. My recent stay in this hotel was delightful. It was quaint, cozy and very nice. The hotel provides a continental breakfast and reminds me of lovely European B&B's/Hotels. I booked the small, queen room and found it very nice. Staff was very helpful. I could walk easily to everything - including […] trains. Parking was extra, but provided easy access to the hotel. I will stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"old gal in good repair"
nice. and with good feminine energy and history to back it up. convenience, price, comfort. Relaxing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A memorable experience..."
Our stay at the Margarita European Inn was wonderful! It's a quaint and unique place to stay. The receptionist at the desk was very helpful with giving us information about parking, wireless, etc. Parking is offered on-site a very reasonable price and the hotel is minutes away from the train station. The room was clean and cozy. Breakfast was offered […] in the morning. Evanston also seemed like a very fun place and we wished we had more time to explore the surrounding business district. I would definitely go back and recommend it to others who want something different than the typical cookie-cutter hotel experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lots of character, great service, good location"
Near the CTA and Northwestern in an historical neighborhood. Unique hotel, a step back in time. The lady working the desk was very helpful. We would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our stay. Cheaper than the Hilton Orrington, more character, and a very spacious bathroom. Temperature was a little too warm at night until I figured out how to open the window.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a historic gem"
We got the last available hotel room close to our destination. We felt like we hit the jackpot. We loved the authentic decor that reflected turn-of-the-century design. It was refreshing to see that places like this still exist at reasonable prices. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Charming Marguerita Inn takes you back in time."
Charming European style hotel, circa 1920's in a lovely part of Evanston. It was like stepping back in time. The building was originally built to rent rooms to single women who came to the city to work. Some of the rooms share a dormetory-style bathroom. Now that it's a hotel, men's and women's bathrooms are on separate floors--very private--even the […] sinks are in private stalls. Highlights: friendly and helpful staff, bountiful breakfast in the parlor, beds very comfortable, bathrobes provided, emaculate! We booked the last room available, which happened to be a shared bath. Didn't mind--it just added to the whole experience! We highly recommend the Marguerita European Inn! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good experience, but......"
The only thing I didn't care for is sharing a bathroom with the rest of the floor. As a woman traveling alone, I was not comfortable with that arrangement at all. Everything else was wonderful and very pleasant, and very courteous service.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great bargain, if no special needs"
This hotel is a quaint bed-and-breakfast type facility, old-worldly, comfortably clean, great location near downtown evanston, easy access to public transportation to chicago and surrounding suburbs, and reasonably priced given the local alternatives. My only complaint occurred as a result of booking during an unusually windy period: my room was directly […] over a set of 3 or 4 huge flags posted out front. These flags made such a howling racket that it made sleeping impossible. I received little sympathy from the staff who seemed powerless to change my room without imposing an additional charge. My sense was that the staff had little authority to address such situations on their own. As long as you are able to 'roll with things as you find them', you will probably enjoy this place and the extra dollars you save. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay at Margarita Inn"
I stayed one night at this hotel. it was surprisingly nice hotel for the price. Relatively small and old, but beautifully decorated in European style, and has a elegant italian restaurant in it. Just need to be careful that some of the rooms do not have bathrooms in them and need to use a shared one. But overall, I was very satisfied.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Evanston's best kept secret"
This hotel is a wonderful little gem in the heart of Evanston. It's definitely a classic, European style hotel modeled after old world charm and gives a very warm feeling. The rooms are well kept and the building is gorgeous. The staff are very friendly. The only downside is the elevator is a little hard to get into and out of because of its narrow […] doorway. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
I felt very good with the attitude of the people that work in the hotel. If you can accept the shared bathroom there shouldn't be any reason why you would not like this hotel. It has personality. I can see a couple of things that they could fix but I definitely recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is a good break from the cookie cutter chain hotels. Sitting room with wood fireplace and library are nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Utterly charming and perfect for a single visitor"
This is a charming B&B very reminiscent of a student dorm on the sleeping floors, combined with an old English club/parlor on the main floor. They have deliberately kept the setting and decor in the 1920s style it originally was, as a business women's residence. Think of being back in a dorm room and padding down the hall in the terry cloth robe they […] give you, when you want to visit the gentlemen's bathroom/toilet/shower down the hall. Continental breakfast is good pastries, coffee, orange juice, etc. Many very good restaurants a few blocks' walk. The location is ideal for using Chicago area public transportation (bus, commuter train, or bus) making a car unnecessary for getting to the main tourist spots. The only things missing that I wanted, and had to find elsewhere, were a computer guests could use (the public library is 4 blocks' walk) and a coin laundromat, if you're staying long enough to need to do a load of wash. The closest of those I found was two el stops north, a few doors east of the Noyes stop on the Purple line. All in all, a fine spot for a visit to Chicago as long as you don't want or need a mega-luxury-hotel, and really, folks, who really does!? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Taste of the Old World"
I stayed here for the first time on Sept 4th, 1999 staying for a week before I got my first US apartment. So as I plan to leave the country 12 years later, I thought I would take my wife on a walk down memory lane. I was not disappointed! The Margarita is aged, and has few rooms with en-suite bathrooms, but the staff are super-friendly and the dining […] room exquisiste, as is the restaurant. The rooms are also sweet, old style and yet not lacking in anything. Recommended highly, especially as it is right in the centre of Evanston, so easy access to Chicago and a direct bus to the airport right there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Pro: Classic European building, close proximity to NWU and the Evanston community, 20 miles north of Chicago but close to metro station Con: Public bathroom and lack of modern amenities (i.e. Wi-Fi), but acceptable room condition and rateGenuine Expedia guest review
"Evanston's best kept secret"
Built in the 1920s as the Margarita Club, a place for single career women to reside, the Margarita European Inn offers a charming residential setting just a few blocks from the core of Evanston's great downtown. A wonderful Italian restaurant in the English basement with the delightful reception area above, it's a blast back in time: a cozy library, […] vintage furnishings, French door pairs opening onto balconettes which line the 2nd story from the lounge, marble bathrooms,rooftop terrace and more. Very friendly and helpful staff. Maximum character! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This building is amazing in structure!! It however lacks convenience... I took two days of cold showers because it takes 15 minutes for the water to heat. Also the parking is around the block. U can't get internet in Ur room and the rest room is down the hall. Other than all that I valued the experience due to the history lesson.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Vintage Inn"
I liked it a lot because it is cheap, close to subway and train station. The hotel feels like you are in a old Europian movie. It is very historical. We booked a room with shared bathrom. The bathroom is clean, never full. It has each toillete, each sink, each shower and each bath in separate areas with it own individual door. If you smoke there are […] plenty of area to do it, including the top level terrace. The breakfast is good, it has the best croissant ever. If you want to save money and stay in a good place I recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
There was hair in the sinks in the bathrooms. I found spiders in the tub. The space in the bedroom was small-- very tight conditions. I think the price was too expensive for the type of hotel. For the same price, I could have gotten a private room, free parking, private bath.Genuine Expedia guest review
"awesome and different"
Hotel was great. Different and with history. it's excellent and it has character. the breakfast was great and free. Close to everything and nice restaurants. If you want a different and good experience...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable and Convenient to Chicago B&B"
We arrived after 11 p.m. after seeing Lollapalooza in Grant Park and the lobby was closed, but clear instructions were left for after hours check-ins - management provided a clear map with the keys in a keysafe. After we figured out where to park in the alley to avoid moving the car at 9 a.m. or have it towed (just $8 a night to park), we unloaded our […] things using the building key and got to our room using the old school metal grate elevator. My daughter commented that the neighborhood was nice, and the hotel was like we were in a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery. It was vacant and a little dark at night first time in a new place. That night, I explored the amenities, which included a large shared bath down the hall on the 5th floor, a roof garden, shared dormitory-style shower facilities on the 4th (women) and 3rd floors (men), and my favorite place I discovered that night, Doolee's Library, where I sat in their leather chair and was able to write and calm down after a long day. Saturday morning we planned to go into the city to see the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Water Tower Mall. We took it easy in the morning, took advantage of the nice continental breakfast and wifi in the common room, which was now unlocked, and then scooted into town using surface streets not highway, very fast route into downtown to north Chicago. The Margerita was perfectly located for this trip. My daughter was liking the place much better in the daylight, she could be alone in the room while I was in the common room or Dooley's. There was a nice room air conditioner on the floor, which was up and running when we arrived first night. It had a wastebasket to catch the water. When we called down to have it emptied when it filled, so it would not spill, staff quickly did that for us. Our room, booked at the last minute, was small and sparsely appointed, but nice and very tidy with comfortable feather beds - two twins - and feather pillows, a favorite of mine. There was a TV, but we di Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"First B&B Experience"
This was a first experience with a B&B and my wife and I were glad we did it. We have no other experience to compare with and comparing it with a full service hotel would be unfair. The room was very small but very clean and the turn of the century decor was very pleasing. It was inconvenient to go to the restroom and showers just down the hall but […] they were very clean as was the rest of the B&B facilities. The staff and especially the manager was very friendly and accomidating, she was willing to help with anything we needed and provided us with area information. The morning breakfast was simple yet good and comfortable in the lounge. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unique Hotel Experience!"
The weather was hot but the hotel and the rooms were cool.I loved the antiques, all the special details, and the sincere friendliness was an added perk. Evanston resturants and the accessiblity to the lake were great, too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was a bit small for the price, but I suppose that is typical of city living.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was originally a residence for working women, built in the 1920s. The layout (with reading room, library, common bathrooms) and fixtures reflect this history. It has its charms, though some will find the common bathrooms to be a bit inconvenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice & homey"
The staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. The free breakfast is quite nice and in a lovely ambiance. This place is for those who want a little character, not the "same old". A lovely spot - I hope to get back!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A beautiful B&B"
Beautiful surroundings. Very nice breakfast in the morning and cookies left out in the evening. Unfortunately, old radiators and steam heat kept the room much too warm for us. We kept the window open all night and that helped. We should have thought to use the ceiling fan!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I love this place!"
This is a quaint, intimate and wonderful place to stay. It's the loveliness of a B&B with the care and professionalism of a quality hotel. The rooms are vintage -- it feels like staying in a turn of the century dorm room, but bigger -- and cozy and simply very, very lovely. I would stay here again and again and recommend it to others who want a Chicago […] experience with a stay in nearby Evanston, where the energy is easy, light, friendly and a very quick trip to the city. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I liked the place very much although not much to do once you get there. The restaurant is currently in renovation. The staff is very nice and the breakfast was delicious.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ravinia an easy commute"
Very helpful staff. Lovely drawing room. Good restaurants nearby. Location a few blocks from CTA elevated to Chicago and from the Metra station for suburban trains.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A distinctive place to stay"
I found it a very characterful hotel, with historic building fabric and quality furnishings, and the staff were friendly. It has been adapted from an elegantly purpose-built 'home for working women' of 1927, with the conseqent limitation that rooms are not 'en-suite', but that is reflected in the room price. It's in a nice suburb, close to good shops, […] restaurants and public transport - both CTA and Metra to central Chicago. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My stay was fine. The room was very inexpensive and consequently the bed was not too comfortable and there was little space in the room. The shared dormitory-style bathroom was large and turn-of the-last- century, but functional. the place was charming, but battered. The breakfast was functional. Overall, I got what I paid for and am pleased about […] that. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Zawsze staram się korzystać w wyjazdach z hoteli historycznych, niesieciowych. Tych akurat w Stanach za wiele nie ma, poza miastami i budynkami z przełomu XIX i XX wieku i początku wieku XX. Ten w Evanston jest skromny, ale i elegancki i klimatyczny. Gdyby tylko te amerykańskie śniadania były nieco lepsze... Ale ogólnie polecam. A Evanston z Northwest […] University i atmosferą akademickiego miasteczka ma doskonałe połączenie subwayem z centrum Chicago. A cicho tu i spokojnie. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
短期間の滞在だったので、共同利用の浴室・トイレは苦にならなかった。気品あるパーラーでの一時はゆったり出来た。コンティネンタル・ブレックファーストにもうひと工夫が欲しかった。（レイアウト、食の内容など）Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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