Chicago >Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
4900 South Lakeshore Dr, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061541.80608 -87.584859
Neighborhoods: South Side, Kenwood
Good location. Staff was helpful and friendly. Room was clean and well put together.
The hotel was clean and the beds comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The shuttle to downtown was very convenient. The 6 bus passed near-by and took you to downtown in about 15 minutes. We took the blue line to the Metra station to get to the airport. I honestly don"t see what so many people were complaining about. If you want luxury, stay somewhere else.. If you want comfort and convenience, this place works.
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.
I knew I needed a place to relax for one day, the hotel was nearby and available and I checked in through Expedia about a week before. The television had a lot of sports channels which I was looking forward to. It was kind of chilly during the day so I turned on the heat in the room, that particular Inn being close to Lake Michigan. It came up quickly on the system and was quite comfortable for the day. The only things I didn't take part in were the great restaurant on the premises and the little workout room near the lobby.But I knew they were available and the workout room is in great shape what with a couple of treadmills, a stairmaster, and a sort of cycle. So, all in all I had a great time.
Although I am still at the Ramada Inn Lake Shore, I just wanted to acknowledge the quality customer service I received from a young woman named Janette when my wife and I checked in yesterday. In a world where good customer service is the exception, not the rule, it was a refreshing break to encounter a person who was courteous, friendly, knowledgeable of her position and thoroughly willing to insure that the person of the other side of the counter from her received the best possible experience at her particular that could possibly be had. Hat's off to Janette.
On the other side of the fence, this is the second time I've tried to submit this review because the internet service is not good. The signal fails constantly and it is extremely slow. I guess its an electronics thing with this hotel because the television reception is not good either...especially for cable. Many of the channels have a lot of "snow".
But, overall, thus far, the stay has been good. Janette's service overshadowed the problems I'm having with the electronics in the room. I'll comment more at the end of my stay.
The Ramada Inn Lakeshore is a great place to stay if you're in the Chicago Area. Angie and the staff there make it their mission to make your stay the best. The rooms are spacious and very clean. I had an issue with my remote, and within 5 minutes I had a replacement at the door. Everyone was so nice and friendly. The restaurant, The Lakeshore Cafe, has the best breakfast buffet I have ever had.Their Friday night Seafood Buffet was good and there was a Jazz ensemble playing for those enjoying dinner. The restaurant staff was very attentive. This hotel and restaurant are the best!
We arrived early about 9:00 and talked to the lady at the registration desk and she asked if I was checking out. I told her I was actually checking in and she said the hotel was full the night before therefore we had to come back at 2:00 to check in. That was fine then I told her I had my day planned and asked if I could leave my car there. She said sure no problem I would have to register my car on a sheet and it would be okay. When I made the reservation the green line train looked about 2 blocks away. We walked to the green line and after about 2 blocks the neighborhood got bad. The two block walk was several blocks and we didn't feel safe. We got to the green line and went about our business. When we were on our way back we took the bus from the green line station. We checked in about 11:00 and I dealt with Angie and she was really nice and helpful. I asked here how far is the green line from the hotel and she said she didn't know but it is a good distance and she said they don't advise the customers to go that way I told her we walked it and she gave me a blank look and her eyes bugged out. I guess we got lucky. The hotel was nice Angie took good care of us gave us a nice room. The room had some wet spots on the carpet because it was raining and the window was leaking. The bathtub was real slow in draining. Other then that is was a nice clean place to stay. The restaurant on the property was good the hostess and waiter was real friendly and the food was good. If your going downtown I suggest parking near the airport or a train station in a safe neighborhood. The free parking is nice but it isn't worth the aggrvation
Location! Service! The hotel is not new, but comfortable and value priced. It is very near four of the finest museums in the world, and also near to Navy Pier. Of special merit were the free-service van drivers - Ann, who drove us with great skill for four days, and John - who were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They got us there! The restaurant was an added bonus. We stayed six nights and will probably do it again.
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