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Maricopa, Arizona
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great location.Room maid service fair. Had to call the front seat when we arrived back to the room at 3pm to have our room cleaned. Had to ask for a refrigerator in the room. We were given a smoking room which we did not reserve.Had to go to the another room on second floor with 2 full size beds.

214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. Sorry about the room mix-up. You mentioned you were on vacation. Chicago is one of the great cities of the world. Come again and see more!

Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

After the mixed reviews I was apprehensive. I was pleasantly surprised. Our room was newly renovated, comfortable and very clean. It was more towards the back of the hotel which meant we did not hear any noise from the 6 lane highway it is next to. Beautiful view across highway to Michigan Lake... On windy days especially beautiful! Bis stop...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We're happy to know you enjoyed your stay. That highway you mentioned is Lake Shore Drive. Trivia: It was the first multi-highway built in the US. It has been memorialized in song and print and is as iconic as Chicago itself. We find ourselves distracted by the scenery of Lake Michigan and Grant Park,...

Buderim, Queensland
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This hotel is a great find and brilliant place to stay in Chicago. It is situated on the Lake front, just out of town, but serviced by a shuttle several times/day from hotel to downtown, to sports venues, etc. The rooms are spacious, fully serviced and clean, the bathroom has everything you need from hair dryer to sundries to coffee/tea...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hyde Park almost seems like a town unto itself. There is so much to do and see within a walk from our front door. Lake Michigan, of course, is beautiful. We hope you'll stay with us again.

Greater Cincinnati
Reviewed 24 September 2015

While this hotel is located in a great centralized area, it is lacking in every other way. I booked a room with a refrigerator and was given a room without one. It was the middle of the night, so I didn't have the will to complain until the next morning. I attempted to take a shower and the water squirted...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. Clearly, you did not enjoy your stay. We have no control over vending machines, but everything else (except for being homely) was on us. The pricing is competitive, but too much when a guest isn't happy. We passed along your comments.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I stayed in this hotel back when it still was under the Ramada name. I picked it for its incredibly attractive rates back then. I would go there again only for the memory, as I had great memories during my stay. Nonetheless, as others have mentioned, it does have a motel feel to it and practically nothing worked in my...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. You like our hotel but your appliances didn't work. We passed on your comments to staff. We're sorry everything wasn't in good working order. We're glad to hear we'll see you again.

Whittlesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We were very disappointed in this hotel, our room felt dirty and we were happy that we were only there for two nights. To be fair though, there was a lot of work going on to improve the hotel, but the work hadn't reached the block where our room was situated. The front desk staff seemed indifferent and the only...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We don't quite understand how something "feels" dirty, as opposed to actually being dirty. Clearly you weren't happy, and we wish it were otherwise. Thanks for coming.

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Hotel is in a great location directly at the lake, just separated by the highway (there are underpasses and pedestrian bridges to get on the other side and enjoy a stroll/morning run at the lake!). The appearance of the hotel is a bit like a motel: central car parking with two long stretched buildings next to it. Rooms are on...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. You didn't mention swimming in Lake Michigan--Chicagoans love it. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 September 2015

Checked into the room and something just wasn't right, I asked the front desk if I could change rooms and was told no, end of discussion. Not happy, so went out to dinner and returned around 845p. Cut on the TV, and guess what, it didn't work. well it did cut on but the picture wasn't viewable. Again to the...

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Was my first visit to Chicago and the location was excellent. Housekeeping staff was courteous and prompt in providing service. A great feature for me was the main entry security to the rooms, requiring an entry key before accessing the room location. For me, the great amenities of free parking and discounted coupons for the buffet breakfast at the Lake...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Yes, our location is a great plus. We're a walk away from the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago, the beach, biking trails, and there is great transportation to Chicago's Loop. Hyde Park is one of Chicago's wonderful historical places. Come and see us again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The La Quinta part of this new hotel venture with Chicago Lake Shore is the best part to me. Honestly, last year when our family had a reunion, I absolutely hated the Chicago Lake Shore part. However this year, we did not stay in that part, we stayed in the La Quinta part of the hotel. Everything was just so...

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214gene, Manager at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We host many family reunions, and we're always pleased when they work for everyone. You were one of the first groups to try the new La Quinta--we've been under construction for some time--and we're delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us. Come again!

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Kenwood is another one of Chicago’s popular South Side neighborhoods. Known for its famous past and present residents, including Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama, Kenwood is a neighborhood of mansions, Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, historic homes, Art Deco high-rises and historic streets. Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, it’s a picturesque area to enjoy a walk along the water or in one of the area’s parks. Kenwood is a family-oriented community complemented by the Hyde Park Center, a cultural space known for constantly offering events, access to local artists’ works and engaging exhibitions. Kenwood is best discovered during the day.
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Chicago Lake Shore is an independent hotel located just ten minutes from downtown Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan We are near McCormick Place and University of Chicago. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Address: 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615-3277
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Kenwood
Price Range: ₹ 5,666 - ₹ 10,240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chicago Lake Shore Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Ramada Inn Lake Shore - Chicago Hotel Chicago
Ramada Lake Shore Chicago
Ramada Chicago
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“it is two story with no elevators, keep that in mind when reserving a room !!!”
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