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#127 of 207 hotels in Chicago
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.2
Value
3.8
See the Gold Coast of Chicago like never before at W Chicago - Lakeshore. From our perfect location on Lake Shore Drive, our hotel provides unlimited access to the best of Chicago, Illinois. During your stay in one of 520 sleek hotel rooms and suites, you can enjoy waterfront views that are absolutely unrivaled while you plan your next adventure. Meanwhile, stay active with the latest workout equipment at FIT or make a splash at WET®, our heated indoor pool. When hunger catches up to you during your visit, beat it like never before with seasonally inspired American cuisine 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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Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Private bathrooms
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VulcanWaffler wrote a review Apr 7
Lincoln, United Kingdom6 contributions
An overall splendid stay at the W Lakeshore. From arriving with lovely service upon checking in from Deontay, to every need being met with absolute efficiency whilst we stayed here. The room was great with a tremendous view of the Lake. Amenities were on hand, would have loved a kettle in the room (being from the UK) but it wasn’t a massive loss. All staff were a delight and the hotel was ideally located in a nice part of the city - close to everything we needed during our stay. 100% would visit again and as always, would frequent a W Hotel again in another city. In the words of the Cubs - W!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John H wrote a review Mar 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania85 contributions55 helpful votes
Stayed at the W Lakeshore for 6 nights in March 2024. Overall a great stay! I'm used to staying at W hotels when I take over-the-top weekend vacations to New York or Philly, so it was definitely a little different to take a longer-term stay at one. But this one was definitely a nice 'home' for the week when I was in Chicago. The lobby was stylish with a vibrant, social setup. My room on the 26th floor was nice too. It was a really good size, with a lovely view of the lake and Navy Pier. Also, with the room - the wrap-around couch was really unique to this hotel, and was also very comfortable. I loved it. The room decor was a little more mellow than some other W's but the unique setup more than made up for it, it was so nice to have a couch on a trip. The hotel is also very close to many restaurants, and I loved walking from the hotel to Navy Pier and along the nearby path along the lake on the warmer nights. It's a little far from the train, but I like walking in Chicago, so that wasn't an issue. While I was in Chicago for a conference, I also celebrated my birthday, and the front desk offered a $30 credit to get a drink at the bar, which would have been great, but I'm sober. Not an issue though. It was a very nice and comfortable stay. Also, the housekeeping staff at this hotel must have been the friendliest team of individuals at any hotel I've ever stayed at. They deserve a big shoutout for the kind way they consistently showed up all week.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are so glad to hear about your stay with us and that you enjoyed Chicago! We certainly appreciate the positive feedback regarding our Housekeeping Team. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when your travels bring you back to the area.
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Damon Y wrote a review Mar 2024
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Maria Solano Flores Made sure my experience was over the top excellent. Her and the front desk gentleman made sure I had an excellent experience. All of me needs were met and exceeded . As a titanium Marriott member I stay at many hotels . The W Lakeshore has and still remains my favorite hotel. Me and my guests were accommodated at every request. This hotel made my loyalty feel worth it and appreciated. I would come back here at every opportunity. Best hotel Bar and staff .
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We certainly appreciate the positive feedback regarding our Talent members. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
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Sue G wrote a review Feb 2024
Blackpool, United Kingdom42 contributions8 helpful votes
The Lake Michigan view from our room was spectacular. Although the music/DJ in the bar can be loud at night it was toned down for breakfast & it was a great place to sit & enjoy the view whilst enjoying fruit & yoghurt from the very pleasant & helpful Mo. Thanks to Byron for sorting out our room & to Pierre for such great tips on where to eat out at. Lovely staff & once we got used to the dark corridors we had a great time! Paul & Sue Gillett England
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Noise in the bar area at night is loud & they have a DJ on Sat nights but it is much calmer in...
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Responded Feb 19, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We certainly appreciate the positive feedback regarding our Talent members. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
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Gwendolyn B wrote a review Feb 2024
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For the past 3 weeks, I have stayed at the W Chicago Lakeshore. The service is phenomenal, being with Bryon and Keith at the front desk, who will go out of their way to ensure that you are satisfied with accommodations, places to go, or any information needed so that you will have a valuable experience. Tyler is a wizard who creates magic to help make the technology work. Although the hotel lacks some amenities but the service provided by their staff fills the gaps of the missing amenities
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Feb 19, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We certainly appreciate the positive feedback regarding our Talent members. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
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Rodrigo B wrote a review Nov 2023
Mexico City, Mexico13 contributions5 helpful votes
W Hotels is my preferred hotel brand. I try to stay in any W Hotel over any other whenever the brand is available at the location. That said, this is the first time I felt the hotel & the service was not WOW. The only thing that stood out was the view from their “lake view” rooms. I couldn’t feel any of their values at this hotel: design, fuel, music and fashion. I am pretty sure the hotel has seen better days. The room’s furniture is super dated. There were many scratches everywhere, and the toilet leaked every time you used it and the pillows. Gosh, the worst pillows I ever had. Sleeping over my sweater was more comfy than those. They were feather pillows, and I had to place two together for more support. I asked for a rubber pillow later on, and they were as flat as the feather ones (I had to fold it in two to make it work) I am pretty sure the hotel has seen better days. The room’s furniture is super dated. Lots of scratches everywhere, the toilet leaked every time you used it and the pillows... Gosh, the worst pillows I ever had. Sleeping over my sweater was more comfy than those. They were feather pillows, and I had to place two together for more support. I asked for a rubber pillow later on, and they were as flat as the feather ones (I had to fold it in two to make it work) The rest of the hotel has seen better days, too. The reception desk is dated, and the carpets that say “Good morning, afternoon, evening” within the lifts looked old and needed—a change. The rug of the room floor hallways looked dated. The W Service was lacking. On one arrival, we were not even greeted by the doorman/hotel porters, who looked bored at the entrance, and they didn't even offer to help us with our luggage. Despite the lovely lady who checked us in, the rest of my interaction with the welcome desk staff was “lifeless”. It was like they were doing you a favour to talk to you. On the other hand, the housekeeping staff greeted us with a big smile every time they saw us. One great thing I found about this particular W was the free coffee available in the lobby in the morning and the water machine for you to reload your water bottle. Would I ever stay at this hotel? Probably not - I am a Marriott Bonvoy member, and If I had to go back to Chicago, I would choose the W City Center or any of the other brands above this particular hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 27, 2023
Thank you for providing your feedback while staying with us. I sincerely apologize for your guest experience as it is below our standard. Your feedback has been shared by our leadership team to ensure these are isolated incidents. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future when your travels bring you back to the area.
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TravelJunky312 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chicago, IL44 contributions66 helpful votes
I want to extend Arlene a special thank you her commitment to customer service. She knows hospitality! My fabulous stay at this property along with my smooth check-in are a result of her immediate responses using the Bonvoy app. It is quite evident Arlene knows how to take care of Bonvoy Elite guests. Thank you so much, Arlene. I know you have champagne and caviar tastes, so I hope the “powers that be” reading this review will give you a nice pay raise to help offset the rising costs in grocery prices. Lol. All jokes aside, you are what makes the W Hotel Lakeshore a memorable place to stay and I thank you again for the hospitality you showed us! Arlene for President. Making the W Hotel Lakeshore Great Again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 27, 2023
Thanks so much for providing your feedback while staying with us. Arlene is definitely the best at what she does and we sincerely appreciate the wonderful feedback in regard to her commitment to customer service. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when your travels bring you back to the area.
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Bruce m wrote a review Sep 2023
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
The ambience here is Amazing the service I Received at the lobby Bar Current With a Spectacular View of the Lake and the Fireworks My Bartender Malysa Really made the Evening with her well crafted Old Fashioned and her Menu Suggestions I really Enjoyed the Charcuterie Board
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 23, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
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Deziree R wrote a review Sep 2023
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The hotel is nice. Certainly geared towards a younger crowd 21-35. There is a bar that’s like a night club right at the entrance, if that’s not your vibe- this is not the hotel for you. We were on a high floor so we had no issues with noise from the lobby. The room is not the best, but not the worst by far. The amenities are dated, most of the furniture has seen better days and common accommodations like a microwave and refrigerator are available by request only. However, our room was cleaned thoroughly by our housekeeper. Overall, would stay again- not as a first choice but a solid option.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 26, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when your travels bring you back to the area.
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Sue34153 wrote a review Sep 2023
Parkland, Florida11 contributions11 helpful votes
Bathroom did not have cold water-only scalding hot from both sink fawcetts and shower. Called the desk at 7AM to report it and they said they would send engineering to replace the cartridge. By 5 PM nobody came. I complained to the manager, Chad, and he said he would take care of it. By 9PM it was not fixed so I called and spoke with the Manager, Sese, who said she would send someone righ away. NOBODY CAME. This is horrible service and not being able to provide basic cold water is disgusting. WOud never stay here again-they stink
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 25, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. Your feedback has been shared with our leadership team to ensure that this is an isolated incident. Please know that your concerns are being addressed. Thank you again for providing your feedback while staying with us.
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$184 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Streeterville / Near North Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
520
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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 (0.09 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, Yolk - Streeterville, and D4 Irish Pub & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at W Chicago - Lakeshore?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.