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Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

omaha
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.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I booked this hotel because I was attending a course at UChicago. When I first arrived, I realized that the place is essentially a motel. When I first got to my room, I realized that there was a gap between the door and the door frame - my room could be unlocked by slipping a plastic card into the gap!...

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

Thanks for writing a review. I've shared your comments with our repair crew. Please accept an apology for the conditions you found.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

Thanks for writing a review. I will talk with housekeeping to ensure the toothbrush issued isn't repeated. We're working on the door issue, but not soon enough for you. I apologize.

Reviewed 31 July 2016

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...

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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!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 July 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!

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Kenwood
Price Range: RM369 - RM769 (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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“it is two story with no elevators, keep that in mind when reserving a room !!!”
 of 5 bubbles RKAJFA, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Take your own pillow cases, slippers, and disinfectant spray”
 of 5 bubbles Glassnut, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You have to walk through a park and over a pedestrian bridge to get to the "beachfront"”
 of 5 bubbles LVanZyl, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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