La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago - Lake Shore

ex. Ramada Lake Shore

4900A S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States, 60615show map
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Overview

The 4-star La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago - Lake Shore in Hyde Park district offers non-smoking guestrooms overlooking Lake Michigan and Hyde Park. The hotel is housed in a 4-story building with views over the street. This 4-star hotel also offers free self-parking, a luggage storage and an elevator.

This hotel is about 8 km away from Soldier Field. It is a 5-minute walk from 47th St. (Kenwood) Metra train station and just a few steps from Jackson Park.

Tourist places, such as a museum and a theatre, are next to the property.

The hotel is located 15 km from Midway airport and 5 minutes' walk from Lake Park & 47th Street Terminal bus stop.

Rooms

All of the 114 rooms feature a mini-bar, a safe and a microwave. La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago - Lake Shore offers a panoramic view to its guests. A fridge, a cooker and a washing machine are also available in these rooms.

Eat & Drink

The hotel features a hot continental breakfast daily. LakeShore restaurant serves simple meals. Nearby restaurants, including Original Pancake House and Valois Restaurant are 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

It offers a wide variety of services, such as free shuttle bus service, housekeeping service and ironing service.

Relax

It features a seasonal outdoor pool with a sauna on site. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

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:   114.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEChildren above
18 years or adults
Existing beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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  • City landmarks
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University Food Svc IncUniversity Food Svc Inc2.8 mi
Chicago Consortium-CollegesChicago Consortium-Colleges6.0 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.8 mi
Train
Garfield Boulevard "L"Station1.9 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5.4 mi
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  83  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    This Ramada is 3 easy safe walking blocks to the 51st Hyde Park Metra station, which is why I choose it. Mattresses were newer and firm, very clean and double sheeted. Pillows the same. Bath was very clean and although I only showered, felt it was clean enough for a bath. Smells clean. Free internet which was fast and easy. I went for a 5mi run on lakefront parkway which is directly connected. There is a city food market 2 blocks and it's easy to get to. No extra cost for parking if you have a car. Taxi's are easy to get if you need one.

    I booked a King, got a double -- they offered no explanation. Carpeting in the halls is threadbare in some places, it's an older building. Neither one of the two treadmills worked, but the elliptical did. I went in fall and the room was very hot, but I just opened a window.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff were well-mannered and eager to help no matter what time of the day it was. My room was furnished well and was a comfortable size. Ramada's location was set just off a highway the lead straight into downtown Chicago and the room came with free parking. I cannot stress enough how amazing it was to get free parking in Chicago.

    The rooms and hallways were always kept a tad too warm; blasting the dated air conditioning system did nothing to help. Thankfully it was a cold night so opening the window cooled the room down to a comfortable temperature. Some of the interior (the elevators, hallways, air conditioners, etc.) felt or looked dated.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The room was very clean and spacious. Free wi-fi was easy to log on and was fast. Free parking was the main reason we chose this hotel.

    Free parking was one of the main reasons we chose this hotel. It turns out there are very limited parking spaces, first come first serve. I had reserved a king size bed and when I arrived to check in, the employee told me there were none available, even after showing them my printed reservation. They offered a room with 2 double beds but did not offer a discount or an upgrade such as a room with a view. I had to speak with a manager before they would give me the king room that I had reserved. It was difficult to regulate the temperature in the room. Bathroom was ridiculously small. Decor was very outdated, furniture and picture frames were in poor repair, wall paper was coming off the wall. Very disappointing for a supposedly 3 star hotel. Also, the picture makes it look like the hotel is very close to downtown. It's not. It's a 10 minute Metra ride or 30 min bus+redline ride to downtown not counting walking time to the train station and waiting for the bus. The hotel is isolated from the Hyde Park neighborhood.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It was clean and close enough to the city. A daily shuttle provided easy transportation into the city as well.

    We did need to take lots of cabs when the shuttle wasn't available.

  • 6.2
    Good

    clean rooms but A bit noisey.

    out dated tv'S and furniture. room was noisey, could hear every one.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I liked that all the positive things I reviewed were true, and by staying there I noticed some false negatives. The service was great, room service was awesome food came in big portions and hot. The bed was super king size and very comfortable. That bed was a big one for me and I'm glad it was great. I also loved that my room was close to the front desk.

    The desk seemed to be lacking. They were slow at times and possibly short staffed.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel is conveniently located to my mother's apartment. My mother passed prior to a previous recent stay at the hotel and many of my family members stayed there in preparation for her funeral. We stayed again this time as we had to take care of my mother's apartment. The staff were extremely helpful and firendly during both stays. .

    The elevator was a bit scary and slow. The rooms are a bit worn and tired. For the price every room should be equipped with a refirgerator and microwave. Only the suites and/or rooms with a lake view had them.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I'm not used to staying at facilities where you can see daylight out the door. The website was misleading. I was told I would have microwave, refrigerator and a view of the lake. My room was on first floor and my view was a parking lot.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We traveled to Chicago on a very busy weekend and couldn't get a hotel downtown (we were going to a wedding so we couldn't change our travel dates). Ramada Lakeshore is located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. It's only a few minutes from downtown by bus, and the area has a neighborhood feel. Our room was cozy and had a lake view. There is a highway between the hotel and the lake, but the view is still nice. The entrance to the running/bike path along the lake is not far from the hotel.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The rooms aren't new or fancy. What they are is comfortable & clean!! Beds were very comfortable , sheets & pillows appeared to be new & crisp. Great location!! Minutes from everywhere! Awesome price & safe neighborhood! They also had a fitness center that I was somewhat impressed with. Some hotels brag about theirs, then u get there only to be disappointed. The equipment appeared to be fairly new. I would stay here again.

    The exterior is nothing fancy, but I'm not paying for fancy

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I was a little surprised that they didn't have a fridge or microwave and was told we would have to pay extra for those...

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nice location. It is the only hotel near the University of Chicago - so if you are visiting a student there.

    Internet connection was poor and there are log-in instructions in the room. I called the front desk and they said there were several connections I could use and to just try them all. Was really hit-or-miss and it wasn't a very good connection once I did manage to log on.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Our daughter attends the University of Chicago and we love to visit her. Thank goodness that the Ramada Lake Shore is near-by in an excellent location with reasonable and clean rooms, a nice restaurant and pleasant staff. You are the only hotel that is close to the University. Perhaps you should advertise more at the University? I'm sure that there are lots of parents who visit their children at the University of Chicago and want to be within walking distance.

    A little dingy. Could use some paint and redecorating.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The proximity to the city was great. The hotel offers a shuttle every hour or two, or the bus is about a 10' walk away for a 15' ride into the city. Free parking was also nice. The front desk staff was very helpful with any questions I had.

    It was a bit dirty, and the rooms could use some paint, but overall not too bad. My first room didn't get wi-fi, but the front desk offered to have me switch rooms, and that was better (although still intermittent). If I had to have internet for business purposes, I might be a little concerned.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Price

    Had to change rooms after being locked out 5times before they decided it wasn't the key card!

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEChildren above
18 years or adults
Existing beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)8.8 mi
Train
Garfield Boulevard "L"Station1.9 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5.4 mi
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