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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
3 stars

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, United States
+1 773 288 5800
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$103
Cheapest

rate per night

5.2
Passable

based on 87 reviews

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
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King room
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About Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • 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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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities

Dining

  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Beach access

General

  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Pool

  • Indoor pool

Reviews of Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

5.2
FairBased on 87 verified guest reviews
6.7Couples
6.4Solo
5.0Friends
6.2Families

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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.
A
7.1 Good
Cons:The cigarette smoke smell that never left the room!!!
P
6.0 Okay
Pros:Location
Cons:Room's size room cleanliness
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Staff was friendly.
Cons:Advertised pool but it wasn't open.
R
3.7 Poor
Cons:Hotel was very outdated
A
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!
J
5.4 Fair
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.
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5.1 Fair
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.
A
2.8 Poor
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
A
8.2 Very good
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.

Location

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

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

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

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Low season

April

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

$161

Average price (weekend night)

$150
Cheapest month to stay with an average 11% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 48% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and May.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $112, while the most expensive was $163.
  • How long should you stay at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

  • Where is Chicago Lake Shore Hotel located?

    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.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel?

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

  • Does Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

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

  • Does Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is Chicago Lake Shore Hotel from the airport?

    Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is 8.4 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • Does Chicago Lake Shore Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Chicago Lake Shore Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Good to know

Value for money

6.1

Distance to city center

5.3 mi

Nearest Airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

8.4 mi