Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

ex. Ramada Lake Shore

4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615  show map
 3 stars
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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant


City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Hotel itself is clean - Fridge and mic in the room - Very nice restaurant
  • Convenient hotel - Reasonably priced - Lovely rooms
  • Room was huge - Bar/restaurant amazing - Well prepared food
  • Free gated parking - Helpful staff - Shower drain was backed up
  • Close to university of chicago - Shuttle service - Tv did not work


The 2-star Chicago Lake Shore Hotel offers non-smoking rooms in Hyde Park district of Chicago.

This hotel is situated 5.5 km away from McCormick Place. The venue is set within 9 km from Chicago city center.

The hotel is easy access to the public beach in Chicago.

47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station lies within a 5-minute walk. 15 km to Midway airport.


The property offers 184 guestrooms appointed with a dressing area, free Wi-Fi, a personal computer, TV and heating. Guests will enjoy a view of Lake Michigan from their rooms. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a seasonal restaurant serving local cuisine. Guests can dine at Original Pancake House and Park 52 located within 10 minutes' walk away.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Business travelers can use a conference room, a business centre and a banquet hall available on site.


Leisure options include an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor heated swimming pool. The hotel offers cycling and lawn tennis and many other on-site activities.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   184.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court


  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 


Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615

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City Center
  • Chicago
    5.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
    1.9 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    5.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
  • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
    1800 ft
  • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
    2200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Double Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Standard King Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • University-Chicago Emergencies1.1 mi
  • University Community Svc Ctr1.2 mi
  • University of Chicago Library1.2 mi
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  • Chicago Theological Seminary1.2 mi
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  • University of Chicago Career1.4 mi
  • University of Chicago Press1.4 mi
  • University-Chicago News Office1.4 mi
  • University of Chicago1.4 mi
  • Community Affairs1.4 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

Public parking

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Museum of Science and Industry1.0 mi
    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  • Robie House1.2 mi
    5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
  • Rockefeller Memorial Chapel1.4 mi
    5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
  • Smart Museum of Art1.1 mi
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago
  • Oriental Institute Museum1.3 mi
    1155 East 58th Street, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Hyde Park4800 ft
    Chicago, IL

    Restaurants nearby

    • Original Pancake House1800 ft

      Address: 1517 E Hyde Park Blvd
      Phone: (773) 288-2322

      65% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

    • Maravillas Restaurant2400 ft

      Address: 5211 S Harper Ave
      Phone: (773) 643-3155

      55% likes this, based on 28 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 14

    • The Original Pancake House2500 ft

      Address: 1358 E 47th St
      Phone: 773-285-3044

      71% likes this, based on 39 reviews

    • Park 522200 ft

      Address: 5201 S Harper Ave
      Phone: 773-241-5200

      61% likes this, based on 15 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 20 - USD 40

    • Valois Restaurant2500 ft

      Address: 1518 E 53rd St
      Phone: 773-667-0647

      70% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
    • Number of rooms:

    Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

    Average guest rating

    6.2out of 10
    Based on 208 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children

      I liked the location and the price. I also liked the free parking and the pool and restaurant.

    • Single

      The location was very convenient, and the room was very comfortable and relaxing. The service was professional and very cordial and helpful.

      We spent 3 days here and one of the days and evening was warm outside but the A/C had not been turned on yet and the room was very uncomfortable.

    • Family with children

      It was in a nice neighborhood

      The room was not prepared when we arrived and we were told twice, once by a manager, we would be compensated for this but we were not. Because the room we were given in place of our intended room had only one bed, we required a roll-away bed, but the staff made us remove it from the supply closet ourselves and roll it into our own room, as well as change the sheets ourselves. The walls were thin, we couldn't sleep due to people partying all night. The wi-fi didn't work in our room and there was no ice in any of the ice machines and our bathroom light didn't work, and when we informed the staff they did nothing about this. As I said, we were told we would be compensated for the inconveniences, yet upon check-out we were compensated in no way. It was our worst hotel experience ever and we will never be returning.

    • Single

      The staff was very friendly. The rooms were really good (the airconditioner did not create a draft, which normally makes Europeans sick). The location was super, and I was very happy with my stay.

    • Single

      Very good hotel, friendly and able staff, great situation near the lake and a bike trail (excellent for jogging). Kind Shuttle drivers.

      Can be noisy depending who is next to you.

    • Couple

      Hotel is within walking distance of museum of science and industry and only about 10 minutes away from other popular attractions (Michigan Ave, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, etc). It also offers a great view of the lakeshore, as it is directly across the street. The restaurant has great food for a good value.

      The room was small and did not include a refrigerator or microwave which would aid in saving money for quick lunches and snacks.

    • Group of friends

      Close to zoo, museum science and industry, aquarium and walking distance to lakeshore / beach. I was there for music festival, but close to other "frequent" stops. Staff was very nice and helpful.

      Still not "great" part of town. Everything west is pretty bad, but if you stay to lakeshore drive and go north and south, not to bad. Older building, rooms and fixtures, but for 3 nights, $450 in Chicago.... I felt comfortable and safe.

    • Single

      The staff behind the counter in the lobby was excellent. They upgraded my room when checking my preferences without batting an eyelash. They were knowledgeable about the city and getting around to specific areas. They knew where to purchase a bus pass and where to catch the bus. The room was very nice and faced the lake. The location made it easy to walk to the lake and take a long fitness walk toward McCormick Place. There was always a space in the garage for my rental car. The staff was friendly and I felt they genuinely wanted to take care of me. Also, when the internet signal seemed weak, they were ready to transfer me to a comparable room, still facing the lake with a better reception. That's good business.

      The ice machine was conveniently located outside my door, however it did not always work. Had to go down or up a floor to get ice. I left an iPad charger there by mistake and so far have not been contacted about it. It would be great if they contacted me to prove that they still care even after I have left. Also I'm into fitness and their fitness room is just bare minimum. Two treadmills, one elliptical, and one multi-workout weight machine. A Ramada of this stature could do more. But the best workout is across Lake Shore Drive by bike, jog or walk and the scenery is much better!

    • Older travelers

      Great location for the University of Chicago and free parking. There is a good sized fridge and a small microwave in the room along with the coffee maker.

      The rooms with the lake view have a lovely view- but- the noise from the road is a factor- we got used to it and loved our view.Make sure you are on the 4th floor if you choose a lake view.

    • Family with children

      I liked all the time I was away from my hotel.

      We were promised a refrigerator in our room & never received it. The staff continued to tell us they would bring one up but did not. The pool was broken when we were there. The ice machine on our floor was broken. This is a very outdated hotel.

    • Single

      shuttle bus didnt pick us up even when we called a few times.

    • Single

      The location in relation to the Lake and to downtown Chicago was good. Also good was the free shuttle service to downtown 3 times each day. Staff were polite and helpful and the room was kept clean.

      Only the fact that the pool was not available to use as it was under repair, and that there was nowhere to keep valuables because they had removed the safe boxes for some reason.

    • Couple

      Our room was very comfortable and clean. The front desk employees were knowledgable about the area and helpful when it came to gettting downtown.

      We checked out early (4am) and they were unable to print a recipt, in fact it is two days later and we are still waiting for it.

    • Family with children

      nice view of the lake. employes friendly and helpful on check in and check out.

    • Single

      Very good location. It's better to rent a car to stay here coz it has free parking lot. The room is big and reasonably clean. This is a great place to stay if u get a car. Very low price compared to others in Chicago.

      The fridge is very loud, the TV is not even plugged when I entered the room. I had to fix these problem by myself, no big deal.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Chicago location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    4900 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, United States, 60615

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Chicago
      5.4 mi
    Train Stations
    • Garfield Boulevard "L"Station
      1.9 mi
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      5.4 mi
    • Bus stop
      1000 ft
    • Original Pancake House (cuisine: American)
      1800 ft
    • Park 52 (cuisine: American)
      2200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
    • Number of rooms: