A Handsome Homestead Two Blocks from the Arch

Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in town. Nestled near the Northwestern University campus and the Lake Michigan shore, Graduate Evanston is close to everywhere Wildcats want to be.

Filled with classic fabrics, plenty of patterns and wood-turned details in the furniture, our rooms combine the cozy repose of vintage décor with all the comforts of a modern hotel. Stories of timeless charm can be found everywhere, from the actual books throughout the room to the hanging caricatures of famous Northwestern alumni.

Northwestern’s literary history comes alive in the lobby, too. The books of authors who’ve previously stayed in the space fill the vitrine cabinet that serves as our front desk. With Persian rugs covering the herringbone floor and Northwestern-purple paneling, the whole space reflects the rich history of this university town.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a Wildcats win, exploring campus or just here for a drink or a meal in a classic setting, we’re here to make your stay memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff are happy to provide you recommendations around Evanston so you’ll feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

Welcome to Graduate Evanston!

Pet friendly

We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels.  Add a pet to your booking for $75 per stay.

Check in, check out

Our standard check-in time is 4 pm. Checkout is 11 am. To request an earlier check-in or later checkout, please give us a call.


After a long drive, don’t worry about parking. We’ll valet the car for you and retrieve it when you’ve checked out. You’ll have unlimited in and out privileges for a total of $35.00 per night.

Just stopping by for the day? Pay just $10 (our daily rate).

Guests who need assistance with transportation or who have special needs are able to make arrangements at our Front Desk.