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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today, I checked out of this hotel and a little while later, I realized that I had left a bag in my room. I called the hotel and was told that even though the room had not been cleaned yet, my bag was not there. Now either the bag fairies have my bag or the staff at this place stole...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Convenient little hotel in Hyde Park neighborhood. Free parking is a huge bonus compared with the $37 valet parking at nearby Hyatt Place hotel. The room was just so-so (nowhere near as modern or swank as Hyatt Place or the new LaQuinta next door), but it was clean with updated bathrooms and beautiful views of Lake Michigan just across the...

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

Thanks for writing a review. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You mentioned the Lake Shore Cafe. One of the highlights of that restaurant is the Friday night seafood buffet. Lots of University of Chicago folks attend, as much for the live jazz as the food. The wait-staff have seen your kind remarks. Come again!

Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The property is right off of Lake Shore Dr, directly across from the Lake. Its convenient to downtown and South Chicago. Rooms were a little dated but for the price and location it cant be beat. Request a room in the back away from noise from Lakeshore.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Lake Shore Drive is the first multi-lane highway ever built. And beyond that is the actual lake shore, where walking trails stretch for miles. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to serving you again.

Redding, California
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It is situated on the Lake front, just out of town, but serviced by a shuttle several times/day from hotel to downtown, to sports venues. The staff was pleasant and went out of their way especially the manager on site. The staff at the desk is ever so helpful and friendly and nothing is too much for them. They also...

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

Thanks for writing a review. You note, "just out of town." In fact, Hyde Park is part of town, but it feels like a separate village. We don't hear about many guests "braving" winter in the parks, but there is always something going on. We suggest Northerly Island, which isn't an island, but it has a restored prairie, year round...

Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The beds were smaller than a full sized bed and uncomfortable, Heater was very loud and when someone came in the entrance door it slammed very loud. To top it off, we woke up to our and many other cars had been broken into. The Chicago Police would not come out to investigate or take report, has to call it...

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

Thanks for writing a review. It is unfortunate that cars were broken into. This is not a frequent occurrence. The Chicago police do NOT respond to such calls. We do not know why. We (this is in our advertising) do not assume responsibility for such an unfortunate event. We apologize for the things you mention re your room. The free...

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If possible I would give zero stars. When we checked in we were never told about the free shuttle bus or that we needed vouchers for the breakfast that they offer. When we go into the room there was a dirty coffee cup leftover from when house keeping "cleaned" the room. They thought we were checking out on the 5th...

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

Thank you for writing a review. The visit you describe is unsettling to say the least. We apologize for your inconveniences. At the heart of your complaint was a lack of communication from our staff. We passed on your remarks to management.

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The property shows it's age but is well maintained clean and cozy !!! It is family friendly and the staff is very obliging to your needs !!! It was close to transportation to the places we came to visit !!!They provide a free shuttle to help you get around to major spots.. The restaurant is right next door and serves...

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

Thank you for writing a review. We passed on your compliments to our staff. Hyde Park is more like a city unto itself, than a Chicago neighborhood. Re the Lake Shore Cafe, check out the Friday seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) and J. J. and the Jazz All Stars. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I found this hotel to be very nice quiet place very clean and a real gem and easy to get on and off Lake Shore Drive. Right across the street is Lake Michigan , parks, museum and much to see and do . It is a bargain for its price location parking available and even had on site Restaurant also...

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

Thanks for writing a review. No doubt about it, Giordano's is the best pie in a town known for its distinctive pizza. Lake Michigan is cold in summer much less now, but you can't beat the scenery. Adventurous guests can hike to the Loop along Chicago's beaches. We look forward to seeing you again.

Louisville, KY
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The price is why I picked this hotel. I like to stay closer to the city or on the north side but we had tickets to a concert and everything in Chicago was very expensive that weekend. The front desk was very polite. The room was normal hotel size, the bed and pillows were super comfy, I liked the way...

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

Thanks for writing a review. We provide a complimentary shuttle that takes our guests to the museum campus and the Loop. We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant. Friday night is seafood buffet night (with non-seafood options available), accompanied by J.J. and the All Stars, a favorite local jazz band. We passed on your kind remarks to our staff. Please come...

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had a great stay, place was under construction when we were there but the room was fine and our dog was fine and the price was right. We walked to the softball field every night and played fetch with the dog. We ate at the restuarant for breakfest and enjoyed it. This place was perfect, halfway between the nature and...

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

Thanks for writing a review. We don't often get endorsements from dogs, but we'll take it! Actually, the Museum of Science and Industry is just blocks away from the hotel. All other museums are clustered around Chicago's Loop. Say hello to Fido for us. We''' look forward to serving you again.

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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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  • Beachfront
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615-3277
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Kenwood
Price Range: $143 - $273 (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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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Chicago
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