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W Chicago Lakeshore

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located right across from Lake Michigan with a short walk to Michigan Ave. Don't stay here if you want a pool/ deck to hang out at. You have to go to the beach across the street to get sun. Great hotel bar and superb food for room service.

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Crete, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at The W Lakeshore June 5, 6 & 7th. We checked in on Thursday June 5th. My daughter was getting married that Saturday and her reception was to be held in The Altitude Room on the 33rd floor. The staff was wonderful, very hospitable and accommodating, from front desk, to valet to bell hop. We had so much... More

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another stay at the W as my previous stay was back in October pre refurb. Definitely impressed with what the management have done with the place- seems even more light in the lobby/ reception area plus certainly has a glitzy feel. I was fortunate to obtain a marvellous suite which was really impressive and well designed/ presented- the lake view... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wish you could give 1/2 ratings because this place is really more a 3.5 but I'll be generous. I've stayed here a lot over the years; appreciate the remodel. Rooms and lobby look good- stylish and usual W look. Rooms were well thought out, custom bench along the wall/ head board is cool and functional- nicely done. Hallways are... More

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New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked two rooms for this past weekend, since the hotel was recently renovated and we love to stay in hotels that have been recently renovated. So, the lobby and restaurant are pretty and shiny and hip. The rooms are standard size but nice and renovated. My daughter's bed wasn't made correctly; the maid forgot to tuck in the bottom... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is as nice as any W hotel -- no more or less. It's in a great location -- central enough to be a quick walk or taxi to most places you would like to go in the city, plus right on the water for a morning run. The new restaurant, Current, is excellent, a real treat for a hotel... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

RENOVATION REVIEW: Stayed here in late June 2014and was eager to see what had been done to the place. Striking, stylish changes took place in the lobby areas- very well done. Being SPG Platinum, I was upgraded to a Lake view suite- and the room renovation matched the impressive lobby renovations. This hotel is very well appointed and carries that... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long hard day of travel with the wear of the Trains, Planes, and Automobiles heavy on my clothes, I arrived at the W and wandered inside to find the check in. Approximately 4PM with only a desire to shower, change into some fresh clothes and relax, I found myself inside a nightclub. Music thumping via a live DJ... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I was there, the W Lakeshore was in the later stages of renovation. The view from our lake view room was fantastic and the room is quite spacious. Some tedious flaws in the room included some lamps that did not work as well as a faulty lock on the door to the room -- sometimes it worked, sometimes it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a single occupancy stay for a conference I was attending, also hosted at the hotel. My first impression is that the hotel has clearly undergone a major revamp, but in a modern glitzy style - ok, it's not my kind of aesthetic. After checking in, I had to change rooms as there was still builders tape and drill... More

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  • Navy pier(60)
  • Lake Michigan(25)
  • Very nice(23)
  • Room service(14)
  • Great location(13)
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Address: 644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — W Chicago Lakeshore 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#27 Spa Hotel in Chicago #49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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W Chicago - Lakeshore, the only hotel overlooking Lake Michigan is a short walk from Navy Pier. Onsite we have flexible event space, perfect for both business meetings and lavish weddings. ... more   less 
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