We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

W Chicago Lakeshore

Hotel website
Hotel deals
644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
Special Offer
Book Early and Save
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
W Chicago Lakeshore
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
W Chicago Lakeshore
Write a Review

352 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    167
    105
    50
    16
    14
See reviews for
38
87
12
137
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (130)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (352)
  • Mar-May only
    (54)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (49)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (138)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (111)
All months
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the W from 03/26-03/29. The hotel itself of course is very nice. The room was nice. Housekeeping did a great job. However, my issue was with the restaurant and the bar. Service was absoloutely terrible. First the bar, there was a time where I sat near the bartender and she wasn't doing anything at all and did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights @ the W for a visit to the city from Cedar Rapids, IA. The hotel was very posh/contemparty enough for my 13 year old son to say "This hotel is funky" (in a good way) Everyone was very professional and polite. It is in walking distance from just about anywhere but closer to the beach &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great view. Good service upon check-in. Hotel tries hard to be super trendy and largely succeeds with a cool vibe. But stayed there twice now - the walls are super thin. Heard the elevator the first time and the 2nd: my neighbor's TV all night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I held my company event there for a trade show and got a block of 15 rooms and it was great at a great price! We all stayed there and had a great time coming back from the trade show and going to the bar which was happening at night with good electronic music.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a regular at the W Hotel chain all over the world, and like many business travelers, I put up with the weird lighting systems in the room (multiple switches, things still glowing), the blaring music, the random doors and mirrors all over the room, etc. I do however expect a certain level of service that was sadly not evident... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time at W Chicago. I LOVED it! The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. My favorite thing about the W is the ideal location. Views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier are quite beautiful. The hotel is just a few blocks from shopping and major downtown attractions making this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It felt like we were in an oceanfront room, as Lake Michigan was our view. Navy Pier was in full view as well. The staff was friendly and aimed to please on every front. Taxi service is a breeze in Chicago so don't bring a car. We parked for $4 a day at a train station outside the city and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WChicagoLakeshore, Manager at W Chicago Lakeshore, responded to this review

Hello Jodi D! I am happy to know you had a great time while with us, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Hope to see you back soon! Alejandra Romero Director of Operations More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying for a weekend at the remodeled W Chicago Lakeshore was an absolutely wonderful experience! The W Chicago Lakeshore recently underwent an extensive (and much needed) remodel. The W Chicago Lakeshore was my choice Chicago hotel before their remodel, but was definitely showing it's age. I could have chosen to stay at a nicer Chicago hotel before their remodel, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WChicagoLakeshore, Manager at W Chicago Lakeshore, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for such a great review! I am thrilled to know that we were able to welcome you back and appreciate your loyalty! Thank you for taking the time to recognize Daniel, we will make sure to do the same. Looking forward to many more wonderful escapes! Alejandra Romero Director of Operations More 

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

W Chicago- Lakeshore was a great experience. We came in for a show and the convenience of shopping and dining was terrific. Everywhere we wanted to go was just a short walk or cab ride away. The hotel was clean and recently updated and the staff was friendly but the hotel restaurant for dinner was over priced, under staffed and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WChicagoLakeshore, Manager at W Chicago Lakeshore, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience Lisa B. Although I am thrilled to know you enjoyed our hotel and your overall experience I am disappointed to know you did not have a positive experience in our restaurant. Please know that I will share your review with my team as it will allow us to improve. Should you need anything in... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Chicago at the end of February for a conference and stayed at the W Lakeshore. Ramone the Concierge was phenomenal. He helped to arrange airport transportation prior to arrival and greeted us personally at the door. Arranged a litlle sumpin'sumpin ' (Beer) for me as I waited to check in. He also arranged coffeeemakers for myself and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WChicagoLakeshore, Manager at W Chicago Lakeshore, responded to this review

What a great 'Insider' experience! I am thrilled to hear that Ramon was so helpful and provided such a warm welcome! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Hope to welcome you back soon. Alejandra Romero Director of Operations More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

568 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (101)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (36)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (16)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (452)
Viewed
Amenities (112)
Viewed
Fabulous King Room with Lake View (107)
Viewed
Pool (18)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (49)
Viewed
The Hotel (68)
Viewed
Wonderful Double Room with City View (98)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question