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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
169 out of 169
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jack123a
Business
NYC
Oct 23, 2013

The W

it was ok - I don't like the 1/2 glass door on he shower and I really didn't like the location of the know to turn on the shower far behind the shower head - I would get wet as I tried to set the tempature of the shower - it should be moved away from the shower head into a place easier to reach. The lack of space between the bed and chair and work desk was way to little for someone to pass behind the person sitting there.

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

Business

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NewYorkophile
Couples
Chicago
Dec 11, 2013

Chicago getaway

This Lake Shore Drive hotel is ideally located for shopping and culture and has nice views all around. Common areas pleasant (lobby a bit drafty). Rooms are good-size and comfortable, if a bit quirky (louvered shutters between the bathroom and bedroom?). Staff was responsive when needed.

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

Couples

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J. Barnes
Couples
Dallas, Tx
Dec 27, 2013

Winter Vacation

This was a great place for a younger couple. It is a short walk to Michigan Avenue and many great restaurants are within easy walking distance.

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

Couples

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Signature Room in Hancock Tower. This is a little pricy but has the best views in Chicago from either the 95th or 96th floor, depending on whether you are eating or simply there for a cocktail.

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 15, 2011

Everything I Needed

After a tough flight/schedule getting into Chicago, arriving at The W was just what I needed. The atmosphere and the people set things right and before too long I was relaxed and ready to take in the sites and sounds of the city. The W on Lakeshore is located within walking distance of Rush St. and the Navy Pier, and the view from the 26th floor was awesome from both sides of the building - my room looked out over the city, and while waiting for the elevators you get an awesome view of the pier with its ferris wheel and other oddities. After I was settled, I walked to Hugo's Frog Bar on Rush and took in a fantastic meal while watching the MLB home run derby - Big Papi and Gonzalez were in contention until Cano broke it open. The steak was OUTSTANDING and the service was great. Definitely needed the walk back to the hotel after that. All in all, great experience at The W.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Just walk to Rush and you'll have plenty of dining and drinking choices.

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Indiana
Jun 27, 2010

Kat

Navy Pier, parks, Michigan Ave are all just steps away. Spend the extra money for a lake view room - awesome. Whiskey Sky is small and intimate.

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Navy Pier has it all.

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business Overnight in Chicago
Business
Minneapolis, MN
May 12, 2009

W - Lakeshore

Upgraded room upon check in. Lake View. Beautiful sunrise (remember to close the shades when you go to bed!). Turkey club at the bar was good. We used the free Acura car that evening - the pitch was annoying - we expected it - but it wasn't all that instrusive. Business center is expensive but very reliable and accessible. All in all, a great experience.

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

Business

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
NY
Jul 19, 2011

Great location

Very lively hotel in great part of town. Easily can walk to Navy Pier, Ohio St beach, Michigan avenue. Close to 2 really good breakfast places. Did not try hotel restaurant. Desk and concierge were extremely helpful, friendly, efficient. Overall vibe of the hotel was excellent: most staff and guests were neat, young, energetic. Very lively lobby scene. Easy to get cabs. room was not the Four Seasons, but decor was up to date and modern. Room was clean. Bathroom excellent. Decent size flat screen TV and wireless internet. Gym average, but all equipment seemed new and well maintained. Indoor pool looked OK but did not use it.

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

Family

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bravehound
Couples
Ottawa, ON
May 25, 2009

W Chicago - Lakeshore: great, per usual

Staff was great, as they always are at the W Hotels. Great fitness center, awesome location. Looking forward to using the pool but it was filled with lots of kids running crazy - wasn't expecting a little YMCA going on at the W :) Rest of the stay was top-notch.

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the train from the airport to the Clark/Lake stop, then jump in a short cab to the hotel. Easiest way to get there and avoid traffic.

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Wichita, Kansas
May 26, 2009

Chicago - May 2009

The hotel was great, service was great and the price was right. The view was only of the next building - but at half the price well worth it.

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

Couples

Review of W Chicago Lakeshore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Las Vegas
Jul 30, 2011

Location is everything !

It was a great bargain ! right on the lake ! staff was great and excellent free car service by Acura! wonderful view of the lake from our room. Only negative thing was they nickle and dime you to use the business room. Would definitely stay there again.

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

Couples

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