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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

3.0 of 5 4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Canton, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel because it was conveniently located in the Hyde Park neighborhood AND on the lakeshore. The hotel was currently under construction, so our hallway was a bit of a disappointment, but the rooms were nice and clean. One floor was already completed, though, and it looked BEAUTIFUL! Parking was free in a covered lot. Both the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, we're renovating, and we're glad you like the results. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went around the block twice looking for the lobby entrance. Remodeling? Maybe one workman seen. Building paint is peeling. You can see into the old lobby. A light is hanging from the ceiling. We entered through a very DARK garage that can possibly hold 20 cars. We passed a six foot man at the entrance with his bottle in... More 

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

Obviously you weren't happy. May we say, seeing one workman is not proof of incompetence. We have a fleet of workers and the work is progressing. We don't get what seeing a six foot man has to do with anything. We aren't responsible for customers' fears, but we can assure our customers, the hotel is safe and the walk to... More 

Moorpark, California, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When I arrived, it was hard to find the entrance - they are doing a lot of construction. We found it, at last, by going through the parking garage in the back. We called it our "secret entrance." I asked the man at the front desk (actually the back/garage desk) how long the construction had been going on and he... More 

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

Thanks for writing. Just to set the record straight, we're renovating the entire hotel. Our workout facility--yes, we do have one--is closed while the lobby is under construction. Our elevator meets the code of the City of Chicago and is a standard size. We're sorry to hear your experience wasn't what you wanted. More 

New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

The place looks like a dump. It was so deserted when we arrived at about 8:30 pm that I felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. The first room we were sent to had only one bed, not what I had reserved. I called down to the desk but no one answered so went back downstairs.... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. We are indeed renovating, but that has nothing to with service. We're sorry our clerk didn't ask how things were. She would have listened had you decided to share your experience. The WiFi is a problem--we're working on it. Respectfully, there are many reasons to stay at our hotel: price, food, Hyde Park vibe,... More 

Flora, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When we arrived, we noticed the Hotel was under major renovations. We walked in to find a quiet, clean, and attractive lounge with friendly and hospitable staff working the front desk. As a matter of fact all the staff, even the maintenance and housekeeping staff were very friendly and took the time to give a smile and a hello, or... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're working on the wi-fi problem. We're delighted that you intend to let us serve you again. More 

Glasgow
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed 1 night at this this hotel which is actually more of a motel than a hotel. Check in was simple and the sole check in member of staff was friendly but seemed a bit stressed. I can only assume it had been a busy day for him. We stayed in the annex building outside and were given ground floor... More 

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

Thank you for your review. One night or seven, we want our guests to be comfortable and safe. We're sorry you felt the door wasn't secure. As you wrote, we are renovating, and the hotel section is well on its way. We hope we may serve you again. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When we arrived I was in shock by how run down it was. They shouldn't be open! Window AC units on end tables to cool lobby. Front desk not helpful, didn't have our fridge ready and couldn't get until next morning. Our room was a sauna because they had plastic over windows and unit so ac couldn't work properly. Filthy... More 

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

We get that you didn't like your stay with us. But some of the things you wrote demand clarification. Chicago does not have a rat problem; you may have confused us with New York City. Certainly, our hotel has no rats. Power outages are acts of God--we didn't perpetrate a power outage to inconvenience you. The air conditioner you photographed... More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For the fifth time in 2 1/2 years I stayed here for 2 consecutive nights while moving my child into UChicago. The staff working the front desk as well as cleaning crew have always been nice, helpful and accommodating. The room itself was clean and fairly updated. However, the outside of the building was literally falling apart. Renovations are under... More 

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

Thank you for your review. As you noted, we are renovating and will be for some time. We're grateful you stayed with us and we look forward to serving you again. More 

Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The supposedly renovated rooms are dated, stink, and are noisy because of the air conditioner and the busy nearby road. Wi-Fi doesn't work properly and its restaurant doesn't serve anything that isn't deep fried. This hotel has no redeeming qualities.

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

Thank you for your review. Most of our guests are quite pleased re the new rooms. We're sorry you don't agree. With respect, the majority of restaurant items on our menu are not deep fried. As for noise, you are referring to Lake Shore Drive, the first multiple-lane highway built in the US. Alas, we cannot move that iconic drive,... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We just stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, 4 days since it was the closest to The University of Chicago for O Week. Prior to our arrival, we have read both the positive & negative reviews (which we do for all of our travels), and were quite skeptical of this hotel initially. Upon our arrival on Sept. 20th, with... More 

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

Thank you for your review. You made us want a gin martini. We look forward to having you as a guest for the next four years. More 

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Address: 4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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