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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Former rundown Ramada being revamped. The rooms are the pits. Didn't want to take my shoes off & walk on the carpet. housekping dropped my toothbrush on floor! Gaps in the doors, allows bugs to enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok it's not the top of the line hotel and neither are the prices it is nice and clean inside and out the decor is a little dated and other than that the front desk was pleasant and courteous the room was clean my iron and all other electronic devices worked great no they don't have free breakfast but they... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. we're glad you enjoyed your stay. The Lake Shore Cafe, we think, is a great room and the food is good. Guests should know that Fridays feature a popular seafood buffet and great jazz at night. We hope you'll come again! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Travelling on a budget limited my choice but I was pleasantly surprised that this Hotel was actually really nice. The rooms are old but at least clean and very spacious. Located in a really great area in Hyde Park, I can definitely recommend Lake Shore Hotel.

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

Thanks for writing a review. Hyde Park is like a village unto itself, with many cultural events and the wonderful Museum of Science and Industry. The rooms are indeed old. we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stayed for 2 days...not what we expected ! The rooms cost us $279.00 no micro wave, we had to go next door for breakfast at Laquinta ! No free coffee. The room furniture was scratched up, and old. The wood molding around the door was missing, and showing plaster.The rooms also were smelling of old dirty clothes....I would not... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. We're sorry things didn't work out for you. We assume you knew the price before you checked in. As for furniture and molding--no excuse for those things. We apologize. The hotel does offer $8 coupons to be used at the Lake Shore Cafe. More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Terrible experience. Not what I expected. The iron caught fire, completely shocked me and burned my finger. Good luck in asking for a first aid kit as well. They don't have one at the front desk, but at least they do have an old, junk snack machine. Suggest not to leave your bag at front desk. They will place your... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. We know of no complaints regarding stolen items. We assume you would have contacted the police. We stand by the integrity of our staff. We do apologize for the hot iron. Clearly you had a bad experience. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Graduation weekend for parents of University of Chicago means expensive hotel tabs. We stayed here about a year and a half ago just prior to the La Quintal opening. They are both owned by the same company. They were renovating exteriors then and are still in the process. The hallway doors and frames have all been replaced. Windows are new... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. Navy Pier provides fireworks most weekends during the warmer weather. Guests may also want to know that great Lake Michigan beaches are just across from us. The water is cold but refreshing. We're glad your stay with us was a happy one. Please come again! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

OH MY GOD.... Stay away!!!!! Run as fast as you can the place is FILTHY. The first thing that came to mind when I checked in is the show "Hotel Impossible" its exactly what feature those type of "hotels" I dont have a clue why its called Hotel its beyond a zero star motel. Where do I start, the place... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. We're sorry you were so displeased. We're not sure what you mean about our front desk people living there. We do care about our guests' experiences. We have a contract with an exterminator, to be proactive regarding any pests. More 

Darby, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights over Memorial Day Weekend 2016. Front Desk Staff were courteous but not that helpful with directions but the adjacent La Quinta Inn which I believe also owns this hotel were very helpful with directions.We were in Chicago to see 3 games at Wrigley Field and to see some of the sights, The Hotel does provide... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. You were watching the new and much better Chicago Cubs. We sat in the bleachers for years and saw more games lost than won! We have passed on your comments. We're glad to hear that the shuttle driver was so helpful. The Lake Shore Cafe has a wonderful Friday night seafood buffet (non seafood... More 

Troy, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

It was hard to find with Waze. It's collocated with a La Quinta but the lobby is harder to find. It has doors opening outside but it uses a townhouse/lobby model. The outside door was insecure. No chain lock on the room door. No ice maker - they sent me (awkwardly) to the second floor of the La Quinta. Despite... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. The hotels are separate. The La Quinta breakfast is not available for the Lake Shore Hotel. There is the Lake Shore Cafe, for which we offer discount coupons for breakfast in the restaurant. We took note of your comments re the room, and we will address then immediately. We hope to see you again. More 

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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I review a number of hotels each year. I travel for business, and typically look for hotels close to the convention centers I vend at. I like a quiet room, in a safe neighborhood with good food options. I got none of that here. I had to wait to review this as I was extremely angry about my stay. We... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. We have shared all your comments with staff and management. Respectfully, check-in is not at the La Quinta, a separate entity. The Lake Shore Hotel has its own check-in facility. No one lives in the Lake Shore Hotel, nor would we sanction such a request. As to the noise, we are concerned after hearing... More 

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Staying in Kenwood

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Kenwood
Kenwood is another one of Chicago’s popular South Side neighborhoods. Known for its famous past and present residents, including Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama, Kenwood is a neighborhood of mansions, Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, historic homes, Art Deco high-rises and historic streets. Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, it’s a picturesque area to enjoy a walk along the water or in one of the area’s parks. Kenwood is a family-oriented community complemented by the Hyde Park Center, a cultural space known for constantly offering events, access to local artists’ works and engaging exhibitions. Kenwood is best discovered during the day.
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chicago Lake Shore is an independent hotel located just ten minutes from downtown Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan We are near McCormick Place and University of Chicago. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Address: 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615-3277
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Kenwood
Price Range: $103 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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