Chicago >Lodging > W Chicago Lakeshore
644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.893890 -87.615359
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Do not Stay Here – Hipness can not make up for total lack of orgarization and service. Don't rely on reservations or confirmation numbers, as they do not guarantee a room. This hotel will relocate you against your wishes if you are not among the first to check in for the day. Don't be fooled, it has happened more than once, not only in Chicago, but San Diego. Stay away from the pretenders and stay at a hotel which understands the hotel business.
This hotel on Lake Shore Drive has million-dollar views and a sexy, Asian-influenced design. – The Scene
Once a Days Inn, Chicago's second W Hotel dramatically improves this gold mine of realty along Lake Shore Drive. The "Living Room" (the lobby), facing Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, is softly lit with recessed floor and ceiling lights and candles. In contrast to high-energy music, a fountain drips peacefully behind the zig-zaggy registration desk. White-leather stools at the chic bar, circular black-velvet settees, luxurious leather couches and textured velvet pillows invite lounging, cocktail sipping and posing.
Rooms are big on style, with nods to Zen serenity. Details are deliberate, like black faux-fur cube pillows tossed onto beds, fun goodie boxes and bamboo window treatments. From the bathroom, shutters open into the room to allow views of the lake to the east or the city to the west. Iridescent cranberry duvet covers and black teak desks create a stunning color scheme.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat! – What a great hotel. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The beds are out of this world and the best in the business. The food at Wave was good. Spend the extra money to get a lake view. They now have darkening blinds behind the bamboo window treatments to block out the morning light. The color schemes are relaxing and the Living Room is a great place to sit back to relax. The fact that you can take a shower and overlook either the lake or the city is remarkable. I'll stay here again the next time I'm in Chicago. Plus it's only a short walk to either Michigan Avenue or Navy Pier.
Must see! – What a great hotel and so conveniently located to Michigan Avenue, area attractions, and restaurants. It is a must see! We purchased a package that had tickets to the Art Institute included and rented bikes at Navy Pier. The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Will definately stay here again!
A taste of high society – Spent a Saturday night there with my girlfriend for her birthday. We got the romantic package with rose petals, satin sheets, and Champaign and strawberries. Yes the rooms are small, but not bad. Very clean, great bed. View of Navy Pier. We walk to navy pier in 10 minutes. It did take 3 calls to get our Champaign and strawberries which should have come automatically I was told. They gave us a free bottle of wine for their error. Only bad thing, the street noise of lake shore drive (I was on floor 23) and the air conditioner is very noisy turning on. Food was OK. It's a nice place overall. Impressed my girlfriend. Just overpriced. With parking and dinner it came to over 400 for one night.
Fabulous – My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary and everything was fabulous. The room was small; however the set up was great. Wow, what a bed and what a view. We were upgraded to a lakeview on the 28th floor for our anniversary....thank you "W". The location to the Navy Pier, Magnificient Mile, and lake where fantastic. We will return and look forward to it. Thanks again for a wonderful anniversary.
Fabulous in every way – This is one of my all-time favorite hotels. It's right on the lake and very close to Chicago's shopping & business districts. This W's decor is red & black and features unique lamps, a fainting couch-type chair, Asian-style window blinds and a large, fuzzy, sqare pillow. It also picks up on the lake for its theme -- the edges of the hallways are lined with small rocks. I got a really great price as well, although that might have been the time of year.
Best Hotel Ever – I loved it - the staff was courteous and willing to answer my every whim. I would definitely go back.
LOVED IT! – I loved it. I was there on Biz and had a great room, great time. uber clean, great views right on river. Gym is good. Spa was good. Food is okay (it's a W), close to Mircle Mile shopping. Great staff. I would recommend thumbs up. Also: check out the bar on roof very very cool!!!!!
Worth it – I too have stayed in many hotels the country and the world over; I found the W Lakeshore to be among the best values. The staff was exceptionally helpful, friendly, and not at all arrogant. Wonderful attention to detail - the Welcome Desk staff sent complimentary champagne and strawberries to our room in recognition of our anniversary, and no detail was left undone. Our room was simple and chic. The Whatever/Whenever service was impeccable, as was our dinner at the Wave. Wonderful food, wonderful experience. Stay if you want a getaway, not if you want to be 'in'.
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