Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

ex. Ramada Lake Shore

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Cycling

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

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 a spacious accommodation overlooking Lake Michigan.

This hotel is located in a leisure area, 5.5 km from McCormick Place, The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. The center of Chicago is 9 km away from the venue.

Quick access to an aquarium, restaurants and cafés is provided.

15 minutes' drive from Midway airport and 5 minutes' walk to 47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station.

Rooms

The hotel offers 184 rooms featuring a dressing area, individual climate control, a writing desk, a microwave and satellite TV as well as large bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower. Coffee/tea makers and a fridge are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves local dishes.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The hotel offers laundry, free shuttle bus service and 24-hour security together with an elevator, free parking and a safe deposit box for guests' comfort.

Relax

The beach facilities include outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   184.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 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

  • Lake view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • 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. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
    8.7km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
    3.1km
  • Van Buren Street Station
    8.5km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    8.7km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner)
    530 m
  • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
    660 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    184

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 77m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room Size: 27 square metres

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 77m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    Room Size: 27 square metres
    Bed Size (s): 2 Large double

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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
        8.7km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
        3.1km
      • Van Buren Street Station
        8.5km
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        8.7km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner)
        530 m
      • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
        660 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        184

      Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Museums

      • Sutherland Community Arts - 1.5km
      • Museum of Science and Industry - 1.6km
      • Mostly Music - 1.7km
      • David and Alfred Smart Museum - 1.7km
      • Robie House - 1.9km
      • Oriental Institute Museum - 2.1km
      • DU Sable Museum-African Amer - 2.2km

      Parks

      • Hyde Park - 1.2km

      Halls

      • Chapin Hall Ctr For Children - 2.3km

      Universities, Institutes

      • Maryknoll Seminary - 500 m
      • Catholic Theological Union - 900 m
      • Divine Word Theologate - 1.3km
      • Roberts University Assoc - 1.3km
      • MC Cormick Seminary - 1.6km
      • University-Chicago Emergencies - 1.8km
      • University Community Svc Ctr - 1.9km
      • University of Chicago Library - 1.9km
      • Chicago Theological Seminary - 2.0km
      • Sugarplum Catering - 2.0km
      • Pritzker School of Medicine - 2.1km
      • Latin American Studies Ctr - 2.1km
      • University of Chicago - 2.2km
      • University of Chicago Career - 2.2km
      • Community Affairs - 2.2km
      • University of Chicago Press - 2.2km
      • University-Chicago News Office - 2.2km
      • University-Chicago Admissions - 2.3km

      Medical care and Hospitals

      College Campuses

      Local Attractions

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

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Hyde Park - 1.5km
        Chicago, IL

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Original Pancake House - 530 m

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

          65% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
          Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 29

        • Maravillas Restaurant - 710 m

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

          55% likes this, based on 28 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 18

        • The Original Pancake House - 750 m

          Address: 1358 E 47th St
          Phone: 773-285-3044

          71% likes this, based on 39 reviews

        • Park 52 - 660 m

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

          61% likes this, based on 15 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 52

        • Valois Restaurant - 750 m

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

          70% likes this, based on 53 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Family Fare
          Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • 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

        6.0out of 10
        Good
        Based on 206 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        6.1
        Service
        7.1
        Value
        5.7
        Location
        7.3

        Individual 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
          8.7km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
          3.1km
        • Van Buren Street Station
          8.5km
        Underground stations
        • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
          8.7km
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner)
          530 m
        • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
          660 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          184