Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, United States
+1 773 288 5800

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About Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

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  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Think it’s impossible to find an affordable hotel in a good Chicago neighborhood within the city limits? Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is the answer for travelers to experience Chicago without breaking the bank. The hotel is very straight -forward without extra frills.

Located in Hyde Park within city limits, the hotel is centrally located in Chicago so that popular attractions such as the University of Chicago, McCormick Place, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and Soldier Field. In addition to the convenient location, the hotel offers free Shuttle Service to many nearby attractions and Free Parking on-site – a large luxury in Chicago.

As mentioned before, the hotel is a no-frills property; therefore the on-site amenities are convenient but limited. There is a seasonal outdoor pool available for recreation and relaxation. There is also a restaurant and 8,000 square feet of event facilities for weddings and events. While there is only one restaurant on-site, there are multiple options within a short distance from the hotel.

There are 70 Standard Double Rooms and Standard King Rooms available to guests. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps guest connected, and cable programming is available for entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers while in-room conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers. All rooms offer standard convenient amenities and necessities for travelers.

While the hotel is basic, it also prides itself on being so. Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is an ideal place to explore Chicago on a budget.

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Amenities at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf
  • Cycling

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Free parking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels

Reviews of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

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4.8 Mediocre
Pros:Easy to get to. Free parking at the hotel.
Cons:Roomy smelled musty. Furnishings and carpet were old and in poor condition. Staff was non-existent. Hotel smelled strongly of cigarettes and weed.
7.1 Good
Cons:The cigarette smoke smell that never left the room!!!
6.0 Okay
Cons:Room's size room cleanliness
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Staff was friendly.
Cons:Advertised pool but it wasn't open.
3.7 Poor
Cons:Hotel was very outdated
3.4 Poor
Pros:The free shuttle service to Chicago was awsome, I didn't have to pay for a cab, though tips are appreciated. The breakfast was very good and discounted but not free.
Cons:The air conditioner didn't work, the toilet wouldn't flush, the décor is dated from the 70's, TV is over the air. Two star material at best!
5.4 Passable
Pros:Location was good for what we needed. Beds were comfortable. Room was clean but a little rough around the edges.
Cons:I probably wouldn't stay here again. I switched from another hotel in the area to save some money. I would not have paid the price I did if this hotel was in a different location. Overall it was comfortable and relatively clean. Definitely a unique property. Food at the cafe was not something I would go back for.
5.1 Passable
Pros:There is no other hotel in the Hyde Park/U Chicago area that is under $100/night. The hotel is within walking distance of the University on the north side of Hyde Park, and has a free shuttle to the University that runs three times a day. It was clean. Front desk staff was courteous, friendly and helpful. The hotel sits on Lake Shore Drive so there is a view of the lake; unfortunately the hotel room windows do not face it.
Cons:The security door did not latch unless you pulled it shut behind you. The toilet leaked every time you flushed it. The shower head squealed every time you took a shower. The bathtub plug leaked, so a bath required constantly running water. The vanity light took 5 minutes to turn on after you flipped the light switch. Staff left odd assortments of towels, some days too many for needs and other days didn't leave washcloths at all. You need to Google Map Lake Shore "Cafe", not "hotel", to find the correct location of the lobby entrance. It is actually around the corner from the LaQuinta Inn that also shares the same building. Skip the cafe and walk 1 1/2 blocks south on Cornell to Bridgeport Coffee House for your breakfast; you will be glad you did.
2.8 Bad
Pros:Close to Lack front Bike Path so that I could minimize time at the hotel
Cons:Sheets had bugs in them, plumbing backed up for tum and toilet, low water pressure in the shower
8.2 Great
Pros:Rooms were big enough
Cons:The doors from the other guests were too loud! You can here slamming of the front door by rude guests. Not the hotel's fault but maybe a simple courtesy notice would suffice.


4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615

What's nearby

  • Museum of Science and Industry1.1 mi
  • Adler Planetarium4.3 mi
  • Field Museum4.5 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium4.5 mi
  • Grant Park5.2 mi
  • Symphony Center5.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago5.5 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail5.6 mi
  • Millennium Park5.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate5.6 mi
  • Willis Tower5.7 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center5.7 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is located at 4900 South Lake Shore Drive in Kenwood, 5.3 miles from the center of Chicago. Museum of Science and Industry is the closest landmark to Chicago Lake Shore Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel.

  • Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers free parking.

  • Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is 8.4 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

5.3 mi

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Nearest Airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

8.4 mi