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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-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

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is a 3-star property only 2.2 km from McCormick Place, The Field Museum and University of Chicago.

Located in a leisure area with an oceanarium and cafés, guests will see why Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is admired by many tourists. The center of Chicago is 9 km away from the venue.

The hotel is easy access to the public beach in Chicago.

Guests will find themselves a 5-minute walk from 47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station. Midway airport is approximately 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

This property comprises 184 rooms featuring standard king room and double room with a dressing area, free wireless internet, a personal computer, television and heating. Most rooms offer a delightful view, overlooking Lake Michigan. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The panoramic on-site restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Offering various dining options, Original Pancake House and Park 52 are about 10-minute walk away.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

A vending machine, free self parking and a baggage storage together with a conference room, a business centre and a banquet hall are offered.

Relax

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel pleases guests with outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas on the beach. A fitness centre and a gym are provided 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 facilities

  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
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

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

Rooms and availability

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Museums

  • Sutherland Community Arts1.5 km
  • Mostly Music1.7 km
  • David and Alfred Smart Museum1.7 km
  • Museum of Science and Industry1.7 km
  • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago1.8 km
  • Robie House1.9 km
  • Robie House1.9 km
  • Oriental Institute Museum2.1 km
  • DU Sable Museum-African Amer2.2 km

Parks

  • Hyde Park1.2 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Maryknoll Seminary500 m
  • Catholic Theological Union900 m
  • Divine Word Theologate1.3 km
  • Roberts University Assoc1.3 km
  • MC Cormick Seminary1.6 km
  • University-Chicago Emergencies1.8 km
  • University Community Svc Ctr1.9 km
  • University of Chicago Library1.9 km
  • Sugarplum Catering2.0 km
  • Chicago Theological Seminary2.0 km
  • Pritzker School of Medicine2.1 km
  • Latin American Studies Ctr2.1 km
  • University of Chicago Career2.2 km
  • University of Chicago Press2.2 km
  • University-Chicago News Office2.2 km
  • University of Chicago2.2 km
  • Community Affairs2.2 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • University of Chicago School of Medicine2.1 km

Public parking

  • University of Chicago2.2 km

College Campuses

  • Lutheran School of Theology1.5 km

Local attractions

  • Museum of Science and Industry1.6 km
    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  • Robie House2.0 km
    5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
  • Rockefeller Memorial Chapel2.2 km
    5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
  • Smart Museum of Art1.8 km
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago
  • Oriental Institute Museum2.1 km
    1155 East 58th Street, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Hyde Park1.5 km
    Chicago, IL

    Restaurants nearby

    • Original Pancake House530 m

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

      65% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 16

    • Maravillas Restaurant710 m

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

      55% likes this, based on 28 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 10

    • The Original Pancake House750 m

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

      71% likes this, based on 39 reviews

    • Park 52660 m

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

      61% likes this, based on 15 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 30

    • Valois Restaurant750 m

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

      70% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

    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
      3.1 km
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      8.7 km
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
      530 m
    • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
      660 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      184