Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

ex. Ramada Lake Shore

4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615  show map
 3 stars
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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Hotel itself is clean - Fridge and mic in the room - Very nice restaurant
  • Convenient hotel - Reasonably priced - Lovely rooms
  • Room was huge - Bar/restaurant amazing - Well prepared food
  • Free gated parking - Helpful staff - Shower drain was backed up
  • Close to university of chicago - Shuttle service - Tv did not work

Overview

The business Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers accommodation in a leisure area of Chicago.

Overlooking Lake Michigan the hotel boasts beautiful setting just a 20-minute walk from Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Robie House and Smart Museum of Art. The property lies within 9 km from the city center.

Quick access to an oceanarium and cafés is provided.

Lake Park & 47th Street Terminal bus stop is just 150 meters away from the hotel and a 5-minute walk is enough to get to 47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station. A mere 15 minutes’ drive from Midway.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 184 rooms equipped with a dressing area, satellite TV, a personal computer, a safe and climate control. Room facilities also include coffee/tea makers, a dishwasher and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant menu features local dishes. The diner Original Pancake House is just about 10 minutes’ walk from the property.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests will benefit from room service, free shuttle bus service and ironing service.

Relax

Beach facilities at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel include outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas. Active guests can make use of a fitness centre and a gym offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   184.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615

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City Center
  • Chicago
    8.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
    3.0 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    8.7 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
    500 m
  • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
    640 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    184

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room facilities
    Chicago Lake Shore Hotel photos Room
    Standard King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Standard|1 King - Non-Smoking - Standard - Courtyard View

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Chicago location
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      Hotel Address:

      4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Chicago
        8.7 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
        3.0 km
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        8.7 km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
        500 m
      • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
        640 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        184

      Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Museums

      • Sutherland Community Arts - 1.5 km
      • Mostly Music - 1.6 km
      • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago - 1.7 km
      • Museum of Science and Industry - 1.7 km
      • David and Alfred Smart Museum - 1.7 km
      • Robie House - 1.9 km
      • Robie House - 1.9 km
      • Oriental Institute Museum - 2.0 km

      Parks

      • Hyde Park - 1.2 km

      Universities, Institutes

      • Maryknoll Seminary - 500 m
      • Catholic Theological Union - 800 m
      • Divine Word Theologate - 1.3 km
      • Roberts University Assoc - 1.3 km
      • MC Cormick Seminary - 1.5 km
      • University-Chicago Emergencies - 1.8 km
      • University Community Svc Ctr - 1.9 km
      • Sugarplum Catering - 1.9 km
      • University of Chicago Library - 1.9 km
      • Chicago Theological Seminary - 2.0 km
      • Latin American Studies Ctr - 2.1 km
      • Pritzker School of Medicine - 2.1 km
      • University of Chicago Career - 2.1 km
      • University-Chicago Employment - 2.2 km
      • University of Chicago Press - 2.2 km
      • University-Chicago Admissions - 2.2 km
      • University-Chicago News Office - 2.2 km
      • University of Chicago - 2.2 km

      Medical care and Hospitals

      Public parking

      College Campuses

      Local attractions

      • Museum of Science and Industry - 1.6 km
        5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
      • Robie House - 2.0 km
        5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
      • Rockefeller Memorial Chapel - 2.2 km
        5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
      • Smart Museum of Art - 1.8 km
        5550 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago
      • Oriental Institute Museum - 2.1 km
        1155 East 58th Street, Chicago

      Near the hotel

      • Hyde Park - 1.4 km
        Chicago, IL

        Restaurants nearby

        • Original Pancake House - 500 m

          Address: 1517 E Hyde Park Blvd
          Phone: (773) 288-2322

          65% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 27

        • Maravillas Restaurant - 680 m

          Address: 5211 S Harper Ave
          Phone: (773) 643-3155

          55% likes this, based on 28 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 17

        • Cedar's of Lebanon - 710 m

          Address: 1618 East 53rd Street
          Phone: 773-324-6227

          61% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Lebanese

        • Park 52 - 640 m

          Address: 5201 S Harper Ave
          Phone: 773-241-5200

          61% likes this, based on 15 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 50

        • Valois Restaurant - 730 m

          Address: 1518 E 53rd St
          Phone: 773-667-0647

          70% likes this, based on 53 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 25

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          184
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        Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

        Average guest rating

        6.2out of 10
        Good
        Based on 208 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          8.8

          I liked the location and the price. I also liked the free parking and the pool and restaurant.

        • Single
          10.0

          The location was very convenient, and the room was very comfortable and relaxing. The service was professional and very cordial and helpful.

          We spent 3 days here and one of the days and evening was warm outside but the A/C had not been turned on yet and the room was very uncomfortable.

        • Family with children
          2.8

          It was in a nice neighborhood

          The room was not prepared when we arrived and we were told twice, once by a manager, we would be compensated for this but we were not. Because the room we were given in place of our intended room had only one bed, we required a roll-away bed, but the staff made us remove it from the supply closet ourselves and roll it into our own room, as well as change the sheets ourselves. The walls were thin, we couldn't sleep due to people partying all night. The wi-fi didn't work in our room and there was no ice in any of the ice machines and our bathroom light didn't work, and when we informed the staff they did nothing about this. As I said, we were told we would be compensated for the inconveniences, yet upon check-out we were compensated in no way. It was our worst hotel experience ever and we will never be returning.

        • Single
          10.0

          The staff was very friendly. The rooms were really good (the airconditioner did not create a draft, which normally makes Europeans sick). The location was super, and I was very happy with my stay.

        • Single
          8.8

          Very good hotel, friendly and able staff, great situation near the lake and a bike trail (excellent for jogging). Kind Shuttle drivers.

          Can be noisy depending who is next to you.

        • Couple
          7.0

          Hotel is within walking distance of museum of science and industry and only about 10 minutes away from other popular attractions (Michigan Ave, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, etc). It also offers a great view of the lakeshore, as it is directly across the street. The restaurant has great food for a good value.

          The room was small and did not include a refrigerator or microwave which would aid in saving money for quick lunches and snacks.

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          Close to zoo, museum science and industry, aquarium and walking distance to lakeshore / beach. I was there for music festival, but close to other "frequent" stops. Staff was very nice and helpful.

          Still not "great" part of town. Everything west is pretty bad, but if you stay to lakeshore drive and go north and south, not to bad. Older building, rooms and fixtures, but for 3 nights, $450 in Chicago.... I felt comfortable and safe.

        • Single
          8.2

          The staff behind the counter in the lobby was excellent. They upgraded my room when checking my preferences without batting an eyelash. They were knowledgeable about the city and getting around to specific areas. They knew where to purchase a bus pass and where to catch the bus. The room was very nice and faced the lake. The location made it easy to walk to the lake and take a long fitness walk toward McCormick Place. There was always a space in the garage for my rental car. The staff was friendly and I felt they genuinely wanted to take care of me. Also, when the internet signal seemed weak, they were ready to transfer me to a comparable room, still facing the lake with a better reception. That's good business.

          The ice machine was conveniently located outside my door, however it did not always work. Had to go down or up a floor to get ice. I left an iPad charger there by mistake and so far have not been contacted about it. It would be great if they contacted me to prove that they still care even after I have left. Also I'm into fitness and their fitness room is just bare minimum. Two treadmills, one elliptical, and one multi-workout weight machine. A Ramada of this stature could do more. But the best workout is across Lake Shore Drive by bike, jog or walk and the scenery is much better!

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Great location for the University of Chicago and free parking. There is a good sized fridge and a small microwave in the room along with the coffee maker.

          The rooms with the lake view have a lovely view- but- the noise from the road is a factor- we got used to it and loved our view.Make sure you are on the 4th floor if you choose a lake view.

        • Family with children
          5.0

          I liked all the time I was away from my hotel.

          We were promised a refrigerator in our room & never received it. The staff continued to tell us they would bring one up but did not. The pool was broken when we were there. The ice machine on our floor was broken. This is a very outdated hotel.

        • Single
          5.0

          shuttle bus didnt pick us up even when we called a few times.

        • Single
          6.2

          The location in relation to the Lake and to downtown Chicago was good. Also good was the free shuttle service to downtown 3 times each day. Staff were polite and helpful and the room was kept clean.

          Only the fact that the pool was not available to use as it was under repair, and that there was nowhere to keep valuables because they had removed the safe boxes for some reason.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Our room was very comfortable and clean. The front desk employees were knowledgable about the area and helpful when it came to gettting downtown.

          We checked out early (4am) and they were unable to print a recipt, in fact it is two days later and we are still waiting for it.

        • Family with children
          9.2

          nice view of the lake. employes friendly and helpful on check in and check out.

        • Single
          7.4

          Very good location. It's better to rent a car to stay here coz it has free parking lot. The room is big and reasonably clean. This is a great place to stay if u get a car. Very low price compared to others in Chicago.

          The fridge is very loud, the TV is not even plugged when I entered the room. I had to fix these problem by myself, no big deal.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Chicago location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Chicago
          8.7 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
          3.0 km
        Underground stations
        • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
          8.7 km
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
          500 m
        • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
          640 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          184