$87 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 5, 2015

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

3 stars
View map of 4900 South Lake Shore Drive, 4900A S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
111 reviews
Wonderful trip

Great stay was there to visit the University of Chicago. The staff was excellent. See full review

  • barbara l.
  • May 17, 2015
Nice stop by the lake

This is a standard room, nicely appointed, clean, and quiet. Helpful.staff at front.desk. Great... See full review

  • Rolf S.
  • Jun 26, 2015
Located just 5 minutes from McCormick Place this hotel offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's skyline. Also just 12 minutes from Navy Pier and Water Tower Place. They even offer a free downtown shuttle for there guests. The hotel is located in a great residential area of Hyde Park and the University of Chicago. With 184 guest rooms and suites this hotel offers the close excitement of downtown Chicago yet a great dollar value being in a quiet reserved part of town. Chicago Lake Shore Hotel provides free wireless internet.

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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Rooms

Deluxe King
Newly renovated King bedded room with separate bath and vanity area, large closet, coffee maker, mini fridge and microwave with complimentary coffee and tea, free wireless internet, voicemail, separate sitting area, and large 37 inch flat screen cable/color TV, iron and ironing board, hair dryer.
Deluxe Double
Newly renovated two doubled bedded room with separate bath and vanity area, large closet, mini fridge and microwave, coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea, free wireless internet, voicemail, separate sitting area, and large 37 inch flat screen cable/color TV, iron and ironing board, hair dryer.
Standard Room - King
Room features 1 King bed, AM/FM Alarm Clock, in-room movies and standard amenities. Free Wireless Internet.
Standard Room - Double
Room features 2 Double beds, AM/FM Alarm Clock, in-room movies and standard amenities. Free Wireless Internet.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1 mi
  • University of Chicago: 1.3 mi
  • Dusable Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Dusable Museum of African American: 1.5 mi
  • Burnham Park: 2.4 mi
  • Illinois Institute of Technology: 3 mi
  • Cellular Field: 3.1 mi
  • McCormick Place: 3.6 mi
  • US Cellular Field: 4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 4 mi
  • Chicago Chinatown: 4.1 mi
  • Soldier Field: 4.3 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 4.4 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 4.5 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 4.5 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1 mi
  • University of Chicago: 1.3 mi
  • Dusable Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Dusable Museum of African American: 1.5 mi
  • Burnham Park: 2.4 mi
  • Illinois Institute of Technology: 3 mi
  • Cellular Field: 3.1 mi
  • McCormick Place: 3.6 mi
  • US Cellular Field: 4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 4 mi
  • Chicago Chinatown: 4.1 mi
  • Soldier Field: 4.3 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 4.4 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 4.5 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 4.5 mi
  • Grant Park: 5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 5.2 mi
  • Printers Square: 5.2 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 5.3 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 5.4 mi
  • Yacht Club: 5.5 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 5.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 5.5 mi
  • Symphony Center: 5.5 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 5.6 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 5.6 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 5.6 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 5.7 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 5.7 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 5.7 mi
  • State Street: 5.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 5.8 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 5.8 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 5.8 mi
  • Union Station: 5.8 mi
  • Macys: 5.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 5.9 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 5.9 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 5.9 mi
  • City Hall: 5.9 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 5.9 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 6 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 6 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 6 mi

Dining

Lake Shore Cafe
Full service restaurant serving seafood buffet on Friday nights and Brunch on Sundays. Rendezvous lounge featuring live Jazz on Fridays.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting/Banquet facilities available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
111 out of 111
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rolf S.
Business
N/A
Jun 26, 2015

Nice stop by the lake

This is a standard room, nicely appointed, clean, and quiet. Helpful.staff at front.desk. Great location close.to.the lake, beach, and Lakefront path. Casual restaurants and grocery story about four blocks away, and easy to catch train downtown. U of Chicago area.makes.for.truly integrated culture and upbeat feeling in.the area. I felt at home for the three nights I stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rolf S.
Business
N/A
Jun 26, 2015

Nice stop by the lake

This is a standard room, nicely appointed, clean, and quiet. Helpful.staff at front.desk. Great location close.to.the lake, beach, and Lakefront path. Casual restaurants and grocery story about four blocks away, and easy to catch train downtown. U of Chicago area.makes.for.truly integrated culture and upbeat feeling in.the area. I felt at home for the three nights I stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MARYBETH M.
Business
GROTON
Jun 17, 2015

Ramada inn hotel poorly transitioning

The old Ramada Inn is remodeling into La Quinta and Lakeshore hotels. Was not made aware I had booked the old motel style part (Lakeshore) of the property when booking. The room had scaffolding outside of it with work men banging away. It was dirty all around entry ways to rooms. Had to walk over to La Quinta and go to 4th floor to get ice - basic amenity. No separate check-in desk for Lakeshore hotel. Felt like 2nd class citizens checking in at LQ and walking to LS outside in the construciton zone. No hold bar in bathroom and toilet was 1 inch from tub, 4 feet from toilet paper. Although bed was nice enough, no plugs for cell phones - not even a lamp plug the cheapest hotels have. Weren't told about complimentary breakfast in better hotel next to it, La Quinta which seems to be covering for LS till its fully remodelled. Bummer not to know separation of two and that getting shoddier hotel was biggest disappointment. -

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
barbara l.
Business
N/A
May 17, 2015

Wonderful trip

Great stay was there to visit the University of Chicago. The staff was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kathryn S.
Business
N/A
Apr 24, 2015

good price and staff, poor facilities

First, the pros: The hotel staff was exceptionally accommodating and hospitable, from the front desk to the restaurant to the shuttle driver. The free shuttle that drops off at Michigan Avenue shopping is a nice feature. The breakfast buffet had a great selection, was very tasty and inexpensive. Now for the cons: The hotel is undergoing extensive renovations and the facilities are in all sorts of disarray, with tarps lining the outdoor walkway, and the front desk being set up in a hotel room. The room I was placed in smelled kind of musty, and I had to keep the curtains drawn at all times since the windows faced out on the walkway on the ground floor. If you need a functional room with free parking, this place is fine. The price is good. Public transportation to downtown is easy to pick up just a few blocks away at 51st St. But if you are on any sort of getaway trip, the rooms and overall appearance of the place are not going to feel so pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bao T.
Business
Marquette
Mar 10, 2015

It's Okay.

The hotel is under reconstruction. The room has a (heater & cooler) AC so that it is not so comfortable in the room. It takes me (indeed, my GPS ) a while to find the location of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
davy 524
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Business Trip

Very old Motel. I had a large spider that greeted me in the bath tub the first morning. I did not enjoy staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
davy 524
Business
N/A
Dec 17, 2014

Business Trip

Very old Motel. I had a large spider that greeted me in the bath tub the first morning. I did not enjoy staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Guolin
Business
san diego
Dec 1, 2012

internet is too bad

internet is too bad,location is good,room cleanliness is very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bears fan
Business
chicago
Nov 27, 2012

Bears game

Need some improvement, tv for caption is not available for deaf people. Room temperature is ok but need to improve.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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