Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

ex. Ramada Inn Lake Shore

4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL, United Statesshow map
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GoodBased on  165 reviews
Overview

The 3-star Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is set just 2.1 km from University of Chicago.

The property is located 9 km away from The Loop . There are cafés and an oceanarium in the area.

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

A 5-minute walk from 47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station.

Rooms

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel provides guestrooms fitted with a private safe, coffee/tea makers, a trouser press, a sofa and IDD phone. The property offers views of Lake Michigan from the rooms. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

Seasonal meals are served at the restaurant. The diner Original Pancake House is situated 450 meters of the property.

Services

There are free self-parking and a luggage storage provided on-site.

Relax

Active guests can make use of a gym and a fitness center offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   184.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Red Bean Productions IncRed Bean Productions Inc2.4 mi
Arie Crown at MC Cormick PLArie Crown at MC Cormick PL2.8 mi
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Roberts University AssocRoberts University Assoc4300 ft
Euline Barber CollegeEuline Barber College2.4 mi
University Food Svc IncUniversity Food Svc Inc2.7 mi
Vandercook College of MusicVandercook College of Music3.0 mi
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McCormick PlaceMcCormick Place3.4 mi2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Glessner House Museum Glessner House Museum 4.0 mi1800 S Prairie Ave
Northerly Island Northerly Island 4.1 miS. Lynn White Dr.
Soldier Field Soldier Field 4.2 mi425 E McFetridge Dr Between S Lake Shore Drive and S Lake Shore Drive West
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.7 mi
Train
Garfield Boulevard "L"Station1.9 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5.4 mi
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  165  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    I liked the location and the price. I also liked the free parking and the pool and restaurant.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    shuttle bus didnt pick us up even when we called a few times.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    nice view of the lake. employes friendly and helpful on check in and check out.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  165 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.7 mi
Train
Garfield Boulevard "L"Station1.9 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5.4 mi
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