Accommodations for Visiting Scholars

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The Herskovits Library welcomes individual scholars and groups from outside the Northwestern community. If at all possible, please contact the library in advance of your first visit to arrange for an orientation and tour.

Need a place to stay while you're in town?  Some local accommodation options include:

Best Western University Plaza
1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
phone: (847) 491-6400

Hotel Orrington (Hilton Orrington/Evanston)
1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
phone: (847) 866-8700

Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL
phone: (847) 475-6400

Homestead Inn
1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL
phone: (847) 475-3300

Single and double rooms available as well as monthly apartment rentals (Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom).

Margarita Inn
1566 Oak Street, Evanston, IL
phone: (847) 869-2273

European-style inn offering single and double occupancy rooms and suites.


Garrett Theological Seminary
phone: (847) 866-3900

Dormitory-style housing and guest rooms with private bath are available, though availability is scarce during the summer.