$72 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 2, 2015 Check-out: Mar 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
100 reviews
Great stay!

This was a last minute booking and we ended up with a great hotel and great price! This is not a... See full review

  • Serena Best Aunt
  • Aug 21, 2012
Great Experience

The rooms were very clean. When we needed extras the brought them right up. The staff was very... See full review

  • Cindy M.
  • Aug 22, 2011
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.

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

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting/Banquet facilities available.

Dining

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

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

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Guest Reviews (100)

Ratings and reviews for Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
100 out of 100
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 31, 2007

Convenient and friendly

This Ramada Inn is located in a residential area (Hyde Park) within eyesight of the lake and surrounded by trees and flowers. So that added to its hominess. It had free and convenient parking and was near a gas station. It also had the convenience of a shuttle to downtown and to the Museum of Science and Industry. I used the service to the Museum and enjoyed the walk back. The person on staff at check-in was exceptionally helpful. I appreciated the mini frig, too.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If you enjoy walking and the lakeside, there is a bike path just over a walking bridge by Lake Shore Drive away.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 20, 2007

great location for the money

Good Chicago hotel with a free shuttle service to downtown. Free garage parking. Satellite tv was reception was less than satisfactory and the windows screens were missing from a couple of our hotel windows. Comfortable beds and helpful staff.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

University of Chicago, Hyde Park Illinois Institute of Technology Vandercook College of Music Museum of Science and Industry

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 22, 2007

okay for a sleeping place in chicago

The rate was the reason I chose this hotel. Nice pool area, but take your own towels.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Short taxi ride to Navy Pier and Cadillac Palace.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 21, 2007

parking inconvenience

Upon arrival, there were no parking spots available in site. Therefore, we parked in front and went inside the lobby to check in. The woman was neither welcoming nor rude. She handed me the room keys and explained that there would be no available parking till 10:30. We had arrived around 9-9;30. We were told to leave our vehicle in front and come back later to park somewhere. There were other vehicles parked in front with no parking as well. The hotel amenities included hotel parking supposedly. There was barely any room for cars to get by coming from each direction. We definitely did not feel comfortable in leaving the vehicle there. Any how it just turned out to be an inconvenience. It took a good 15-20 min. to find parking. We will not be back.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Michigan ave. etc

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 12, 2007

quite a distance from downtown area

The hotel is quite a distance from any form of activities. They say they have a shuttle, which they do but the wait was over an hour and we got kicked off twice so they could shuttle other people. Our selves and 3 other couples. The closest public transportation is an easy 12 block walk from the hotel to downtown. Cab ride is an east $40 each way.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 12, 2007

My review of Ramada Inn Lake Shore - Chicago

It needs to be remodeled

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

Business

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 7, 2007

Quick stopover

This hotel is in a great location along the lake and a major road. Staff isfirendly and general upkeepwas fine.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Can walk to most transportation needs, buses, rail, or shuttle door to door.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Jul 6, 2007

Adequate accommodations near museum and lakefront

A little older facility, but adequate accommodations if visiting the southern portion of Chicago's attractions. Allow traffic time if visiting the shopping areas or the downtown dining experiences. the King room was a good size room, but could not understand why the toilet was right on top of the bathtub/shower. Plenty of room lights,coffee maker, mini-fridge, desk area. The pool area was large, but needed just a touch more TLC. Overall, met our needs for our stay.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to the Museaum of Science and Industry.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Erayna
Business
USA
Jun 12, 2007

Value hotel

This hotel is a good choice for those seeking a value hotel. The set up is more like a motel with doors located at the parking lot. However, double doors at room entrance offers added secruity. The location was a good for those wanting to be near downtown but in the heart of it. The neighborhood is not the wealthiest but dangerous. If you have experience in Urban areas you will be fine.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Look up Hyde Park for dining opportunities. It is a quaint little area.

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Review of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mine
Business
Tampa, FL
Apr 20, 2007

My review of Ramada Inn Lake Shore - Chicago

Good for a few days business trip

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

Business

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