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"Being renovated, but clean and quiet. Close to the University of Chicago. Close to Lake Michigan. Quiet, not crowded and a decent price. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 21 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Heart of Chicago

Your stay at this Kenwood hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and University of Chicago. Lakefront Trail and Burnham Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle.

Free WiFi, cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 70 guestrooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities include hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$93* Per night/room Nov 11 - Nov 12

Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Everyone (10)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019

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Aug 24, 2019 by gabby

Thank you for the great feedback!

3 out of 5
Nice view of the lake. Small rooms, old scratched up funiture in need of upkeep and repair.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

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Aug 24, 2019 by gabby

Thank you for the great feedback.

3 out of 5

Posted by on May 1, 2019

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May 3, 2019 by gabby

Thank you for the great feedback!

2 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018

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Nov 19, 2018 by gabby

Thank you for the feedback!

4 out of 5

Decent hotel close to University of Chicago.

Pros: Location to University of Chicago.
Cons: Upgrade the facilities.
Location: You are close to Chicago activities.
Being renovated, but clean and quiet. Close to the University of Chicago. Close to Lake Michigan. Quiet, not crowded and a decent price.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 26, 2018 by gabby

Thank you for the great review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, we will try harder to add new features to our hotel in the near future. But thank you once again for the great rating.

4 out of 5

I would stay again

I recently took 2 rooms for myself and family for 2 nights. Although the rooms were in need of some minor cosmetic repairs for peeling wall paper and water stains, they both were clean rooms, free of orders with comfortable beds. Any interaction I had with the staff on the phone or in person was pleasant and professional. My request for the rooms to be adjacent was accomodated. We all enjoyed a delicious breakfast at their cafe with reasonable prices. I would be pleased to stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018

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Apr 3, 2018 by gabby

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so happy you got to enjoy so many different features of our hotel. We look forward to having you as a guest once again. Thank you

4 out of 5

Quiet motel near beach

Pros: It's clean and quiet, with free parking, at a reasonable price.
Location: Lake Michigan is a 5 minute walk away and the Museum of Science and Industry about a 20 minute walk.
It was very nice walking along the bike path near the beach to the Museum of Science and Industry.

Posted by , from NY on Oct 17, 2017

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Nov 1, 2017 by gabby

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay we look forward to hopefully seeing you once again in the near future.

2 out of 5

So-so

Sheets weren't clean, musty odor in room, demolition right outside room, pool was still closed for season in late June! It was close to the event we attended so that was a plus. And staff was very helpful.

Posted by , from P on Jun 27, 2017

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Jul 5, 2017 by gabby

We apologize for the mishaps , we will investigate this issue with our front desk and housekeeping supervisor. However we are truly happy our front desk was more helpful with everything you may have needed.

2 out of 5
Small room no fridge raider and microwave. And not very clean in room

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016

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1 out of 5

Terrible

Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Everything.
Their website does NOT accurately reflect their facilities or amenities - there are NO amenities. There is no view of the lake from rooms and it's difficult to even see past the 4 lane highway. The rooms are old and disgusting, the beds are rock hard with gross comforters, the TVs do not have cable - only analog, there were NO ice machines or vending, and the workout facility (that they claim has a lake-view) is literally non-existent. They are currently "under renovation" but that was not displayed on their website or communicated via telephone when I made the reservation. The staff was rube and abrupt in person and on the phone and clearly do not enjoy their jobs. Immensely disappointed in this "hotel" (definitely a run down MOTEL) and will NEVER stay there again or recommend to anyone I know. Be careful if you make a reservation based on their website - it's all lies.

Posted by , from Minnesota on Mar 17, 2015

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About the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Location 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters). An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago - Lake Shore. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Chicago hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 8000 sq ft of conference space
  • 743 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1960
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) (15.5 km / 9.7 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago 47th Street Station (Kenwood) (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago - Lake Shore offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Lake Shore Cafe - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Lake Shore Lounge - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No elevators

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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