$182 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

W Chicago Lakeshore

4 stars
View map of 644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611-3017

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for W Chicago Lakeshore

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
174 out of 174
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Aug 3, 2009

Comfortable, trendy place to stay

This hotel is beautifully decorated. The lobby is always very lively. The elevators smell good. The bed is incredibly comfortable. There was no bathtub, only a shower. The negative aspects were that there was no coffee pot in the room (although there is complementary coffee in the lobby.) Also, the breakfast and all other food is VERY expensive. I guess they want you to get out and enjoy the food of the city.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a short walk to the Navy Pier and do the architectural boat tour. Be sure to wear a hat!

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2010

Upscale and Friendly Staff!

Right from the time we arrived we were greeted with very friendly staff. The decor in the lobby and the room was very upscale. Our room was clean and had an incredible view of lake Michigan and Navy Pier. The down side was that the bathroom had a sliding door that had a gap in it as well as a window in the bathroom wall facing the living area that only had wood shutters on it. This was not very private when sharing a room with 3 other people! The pool was kind of small and had no hot tub. the Bliss spa had great services although they were sort of pricey for what you got. Overall a great experience!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a few great restaurants a few blocks west for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer really great prices and excellent food and serving sizes!

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Oct 11, 2010

Good Hotel

Internet access is not included in the room rate and costs an additional ~$14.00 per day.

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

Business

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Block Bill
Business
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Jul 26, 2009

Excellent views of Lake Michigan.

Venetian night boat parade & fire works on the lake front.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Navy pier @ you door steps!

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Camp Expert P.
Business
Israel
Mar 28, 2011

2 nights at the W

It was perfectly located near the pier and near my kids' apartment--all walking distance. Took the train to the bus and was a 3 minute walk from the hotel--$5 round trip instead of a $45++ taxi ride each way. Pool was a bit too cold. Fresh apples everywhere--a lovely perk. Also a coffee stand in the morning. Nice clean room with big-high-beds. Almost needed a footstool to get in, but super comfortable. Would return.

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

Business

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Madrid, Spain
Apr 22, 2011

Very nice price-quality hotel

The images shown on the website are not fair, the room is much better to what can be thought through the pics

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

You have to go to Premium Outlet, 45min by car.

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix, AZ
May 14, 2011

Hip, Fun, great location

We were in Chicago for an event at Navy Pier. We thought the hotel was closer to the pier but we needed to take a cab to the ballroom, around $10, not bad. Worth it as we were in heels ;-) The hotel staff was very friendly ans concierge provided great recommendations. Nice hip crowd. Close to Mich and Rush, Would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

ENO wine bar on the magnificent mile. Great abstract selections. Super fresh cheeses and delicious charcuterie. YUM. Nice ambience as well.

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lastword
Business
Seattle., WA
May 2, 2009

A great location, young and hip

It is a very good hotel with a young and flashy environment and clientele. The service was quite good. There was a small glitch with cable TV service, but it was not the fault of the hotel. The location is great also. We would return.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The "Magnificent Mile" is only a short walk away.

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Feb 17, 2008

Clean and Modern

The W Hotel on Lakeshore Drive was very clean and welcoming. The hotel staff greated you and directed you to a quick check-in. The room was furnished with modern furniture and finishes that were both comfortable and functional. The beds were plush and we slept wonderful in the quite city hotel room! The views were incredible from our room and there were restaurants and nightlife galore withon walking distance.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take a taxi to any nearby attractions. Leave your car in the hotel parking garage- you will save both time and money!

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Switzerland
Jul 12, 2011

W Chicago

I was not disappointed. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location.

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

Business

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