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W Chicago - Lakeshore

644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3017
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#114 of 214 hotels in Chicago
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Steal the scene and experience the Gold Coast of Chicago like never before. Perfectly located on Lake Shore Drive, W Chicago - Lakeshore offers unlimited access to the very best of the city. You'll find everything you need to work and play in style - from sleek hotel rooms and suites with waterfront views to 14,000 square feet of venue space for amplified meetings and social gatherings. Break a sweat at FIT, which features all of the latest workout equipment. Make a splash at WET®, our heated indoor pool. Ignite your senses with inspired American cuisine prepared with a seasonal focus at CURRENT, our hotel restaurant. Socialize over cocktails at the Living Room, the place to see and be seen on the Gold Coast. Celebrate and succeed in dynamic event space, from intimate meeting rooms to the stunning 33rd-floor Altitude, overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. Whatever brings you here, W Chicago - Lakeshore is ready to help you keep it fun.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sarah B wrote a review Apr 11
Muskegon, Michigan4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is my third stay here at the W, the last stay was probably 5 years ago. They have a modern decor with black hallway walls, floor tiles in the bathroom, tables and chairs in the lobby. The black shows so much wear. The hotel overall is ready for an update. There were several broken lights in our in-room chandelier, the movie we rented did not work and they had to reset the server, the electronic key door for our room was missing the faceplate. I will say that they are taking Covid precautions very seriously. I saw several staff members cleaning common touched surfaces, everyone wore masks all the time, and they give you the option to opt out of in-room housekeeping.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Ryan Maltese wrote a review Apr 3
Chicago, Illinois20 contributions42 helpful votes
Check in was fast and easy. We got upgraded to a marvelous suite with amazing views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Didn’t like the fact that we couldn’t choose Breakfast as an amenity for being a platinum elite. Overall the hotel and our room was clean. Definitely recommend this hotel with lake view
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Tracey O wrote a review Mar 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana61 contributions32 helpful votes
A 3 at best. This once fabulous place on my list has fallen short. Let’s start with the good stuff. Check in was smooth, clerk was friendly. She told me certain room amenities were now available by request only. Covid adjustments are understandable. I tried to valet park but valet is no more. Self parking is adjacent to the building but I was not instructed to park there because my Sierra Denali is too big for the spaces. I was sent a block and a half down the street to an overnight parking garage. $48 for overnight with no in and out privileges. You leave you pay. I needed the steps so carry on. I asked for an upgrade to a lake view. $30 upcharge. Never mind I’ll enjoy my city view. I saw the lake from the windows by the elevator. The room was plush and beautifully decorated as expected. There were blackout curtains. My last visit quite some time ago there were power shades. Not any more. I requested a fridge and microwave like the sign said I could. They were out of refrigerators and said the microwave would be $15. Never mind. The bed was wonderful and the rain shower even better. The internet is $15 if you’re not a Bonvoy member so make sure you sign up. I’m Luke warm about a place I once loved. The prices are still W prices but the whatever whenever is now a never without a fee. I won’t be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Jessica M wrote a review Mar 2021
Toronto, Canada98 contributions27 helpful votes
Just returned from my first stay at the W Chicago Lakeshore. What a delight. The W chain never disappoints. Even during this difficult time and dealing with pandemic limitations, their staff and service was exceptional. Especially as an avid traveller with my dog, I HIGHLY recommend for those travelling with their pets. We will be back!! Also the location can’t be beat! Restaurants, view, shopping, all within walking distance :)
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
3 Helpful votes
SeekingSpeakingValue wrote a review Nov 2020
Kyle, Texas182 contributions33 helpful votes
As we are counting down to our 12/11 49th starting 4 months out with 9 trips, The W joined in our playtime by offering (for $) upgrade to WOW suite. It was truly WOW’ing with a full view of Lake Michigan and a long bathtub for Bubble baths. Cleared out for Covid, upon request they brought up frig, coffee maker, wine glasses, plates, and utensils. They were fully at our service. Even when we checked out, we heard “Happy Anniversary.” What a lovely experience at a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Thanks, W!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
$151 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about W Chicago - Lakeshore
Which popular attractions are close to W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Nearby attractions include Lakefront Trail (0.1 miles), Winter's Jazz Club (0.2 miles), and Ohio Street Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pinstripes, West Egg Cafe, and Yolk - Streeterville.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does W Chicago - Lakeshore offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Rookery Building (1.3 miles), Macy's on State Street (0.9 miles), and Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation (2.8 miles).