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|"close to everything, friendly staff!"||(in 69 reviews)|
|"Perfect to visit downtown Chicago !"||(in 31 reviews)|
|"Affordable price, wonderful free shuttle service."||(in 38 reviews)|
|"Never ending hot water."||(in 13 reviews)|
|"Furniture was in poor condition."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"TV does not work ."||(in 16 reviews)|
|clean room||in 259 reviews|
|smoking room||in 226 reviews|
|great location||in 207 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 162 reviews|
|free parking||in 130 reviews|
|free shuttle||in 112 reviews|
|lake shore||in 85 reviews|
|close to attractions||in 70 reviews|
|close to downtown||in 65 reviews|
|fridge or microwave||in 54 reviews|
|hot water||in 39 reviews|
|tv remote||in 30 reviews|
|hyde park||in 23 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 22 reviews|
|nearest bus stop||in 21 reviews|
|old furniture||in 21 reviews|
|close to public transportation||in 20 reviews|
|good value||in 14 reviews|
|museum of science||in 11 reviews|
|la quinta||in 9 reviews|
|bed was uncomfortable||in 7 reviews|
Easy to get to. Free parking at the hotel.
Roomy smelled musty. Furnishings and carpet were old and in poor condition. Staff was non-existent. Hotel smelled strongly of cigarettes and weed.
The cigarette smoke smell that never left the room!!!
Motel with good location
Room's size room cleanliness
Staff was friendly.
Advertised pool but it wasn't open.
Hotel was very outdated
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.
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!
Location was good for what we needed. Beds were comfortable. Room was clean but a little rough around the edges.
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.
Your best Hyde Park option if you are on a strict
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.
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.
Avoid unless homeless
Close to Lack front Bike Path so that I could minimize time at the hotel
Sheets had bugs in them, plumbing backed up for tum and toilet, low water pressure in the shower
Great for solo travelers
Rooms were big enough
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.
I will never stay at this hotel ever again, nor wi
I didn't like anything the staff was rude even the manager. It is more like a motel than a hotel, I didn't feel safe there. You have to carry your Luggage up the stairs if your room is on the second floor. The entry door to my room did not seem secure. Booked this hotel through Kayak, my trip was for 6 nights, we stayed overnight waiting to get into another hotel. We checked out the next morning and Kayak assisted us in finding a better one. "What a dump"
You had to leave the hotel room go outside to the office to get ice. I hate that the owner could care less about improving this dump
Dump.. holes in the ceiling.. stinks... and not wo
Poor remodel... door know is half on, you can see through the bathroom door. The toilet paper roll is mounted FOUR FEET from the stool. Smelt like dead fish. Peeling ceiling.. beds were horrible. Talked to staff. They gave us free breakfast that was a buffet... but the 630 open was not set up until 745.. (they were running behind) needless to say we did not get our free breakfast before we had to leave.
Really, nothing, very bad hotel in all aspact
The Managment and the front desk staff, I was promissed not to be charged for early arrival as I called them on the phone and they told me no charge, but when I arrived they did charge me for one extra night, also I have asked for smoking room, and they provide me with none smoking room, then they charged me with $150 US for smoking in the room, without informing me , this is a serious issue, and they keep charging my credit card without mny knowldge, but I received massages from my bank about these charges. I am nnot happy about my stay and will never stay in this hotel in the futcher, and will pass the massage to all.
This was the worest stay that I ever had. It was in the midel of the worst slum in Chacago. old dirty smely
I told them after i was in the room the first night that I was not going to stay in that dump one more night and they charged for the week. I feel that we should get our money back. I am going to wright to Ramada. I will never stay in anouther Ramada agin!!!
The restaurant on the promises.
I din't like the fact that it did not have wifi in the rooms. YOu had to go to the lobby.
I did not like anything from this hotel
We book for 4 nights, but we left on first morning. bad smelly, noisy, not clean, strange people staying there, very noisy neighbors, not A/C at all, Internet not available. Never again.
I did not like anything about this hotel, in fact we left the next day.
The hotel staff was not helpful when we asked for directions, they did not answer the front desk phone on 5/6 times, there was a rodent in our room and they would not refund our money, the heat was out and we slept in a frozen room and they would not refund our money, and there was a water leak in our room which ruined leather boots and a coat and they. We left the hotel on the last night.
The fact that the website lied about it's location. The decor is very shabby and the hotel run down. There is a continuous smell of accrid smoke throughout the hotel and the rooms.
Bad tv reception.
The breakfast buffet, which was included in the price, was excellent.
Be prepared to pay over a dollar every time you pick up the phone and dial - whether the other party answers or not - doesn't really seem like a fair thing to do.
not good connection to public transport
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.
based on 1,009 reviews
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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 12:00 PM at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel.
Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers free parking.
No, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is 8.3 miles from Chicago Midway.
Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel has a pool onsite.