W Chicago - Lakeshore

644 N Lake Shore Dr | Chicago, IL 60611-3017  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Great location and lakefront views
Recent guests reported inconsistent service

Overlooking Lake Michigan (as you might've guessed from its name), this W hotel offers guests a trendy Chicago home base just minutes from some of the city's top attractions. Popular hotel features include the Bliss Spa on the eighth floor, as well as CURRENT restaurant, which serves seasonal modern Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, the accommodations feature decor with bright pops of color here and there, as well as LCD flat-screen TVs, minifridges, high-speed Internet access and amenities for your pet, should you require them. Guests say they enjoy the W Chicago - Lakeshore's waterfront location, but some found difficulty with an at-times too-cool staff and were disappointed with charges for in-room Wi-Fi. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 520 rooms
Primary View
City center, Lake
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018



This modish hotel offers chic lounges, luxurious guest rooms with flat-screen televisions and a state-of-the-art fitness room and spa.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


Most rooms at the W Chicago — Lakeshore, as the name suggests, have magnificent Lake Michigan views as well as a luxe Asian-tinged aura.



The lobby is part lounge, part club scene, with DJs on weekends.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2041 have reviewed the W Chicago - Lakeshore, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviews 4.0 (based on 2041 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the W Chicago - Lakeshore are decorated in neutral tones and feature platinum colored carpeting, mirrored walls and modern furniture. Amenities include 32-inch LCD TVs, DVD players, Bliss Spa toiletries and signature goose down W beds.
  • Marble bathrooms with showers, oversized lighted mirrors and Bliss Spa toiletries come standard
  • Bathrobes provided in every room
  • Wi-Fi available for a daily fee of $14.95

Standard room size315 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The W Chicago - Lakeshore is located along Lake Shore Drive, which faces Lake Michigan. The Magnificent Mile is 4 blocks from the property, offering access to a wide variety of shopping and dining options.
  • About 18 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport; 12 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
  • Millennium Park and Navy Pier are about a mile from the property
  • Complimentary SUV drop-off within 5 miles of the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


CURRENT is the signature restaurant at the W Chicago - Lakeshore and serves Italian cuisine, wine, cocktails and microbrews in its gold-accented dining room. The Living Room Bar features DJs, handcrafted W cocktails and free Wi-Fi.
  • CURRENT is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Bottle service available at The Living Room Bar, which is open until 1 a.m. daily and until 2 a.m. on weekends

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


WET is the heated indoor pool at the W Chicago - Lakeshore. Views overlook Chicago, Lake Michigan and Navy Pier.
  • Sun deck available
  • Towels and chaise lounges provided
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas


The W Chicago - Lakeshore features Bliss Spa, which offers a variety of treatments, including massages, waxing, manicures and pedicures. All products used during treatment belong to the Bliss Spa brand and are also provided in guest rooms.
  • Upgraded 'BIP' status for hotel guests
  • Brownie buffet provided in spa
  • Reservations are strongly recommended

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


FIT, the 24-hour fitness center at the W Chicago - Lakeshore, is equipped with cardio and weight machines, and guests can enjoy views of Lake Michigan.
  • Personal TVs and iPod docks in every cardio machine
  • Complimentary headphones, apples and water
  • Personal training available from celebrity trainer Saran Dunmore
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


W Chicago - Lakeshore offers 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. On-site meeting specialists offer "Recess" services that allow business attendees to express creativity or participate in team-building activities before returning to work.
  • On-site catering provided
  • LCD monitors, Wi-Fi and wired Internet and audiovisual equipment provided
  • 24-hour full-service business center on-site

Number of meeting rooms15

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The W Chicago - Lakeshore participates in the Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) program, which ensures that pets (40 pounds or less) receive the same luxury and comfort as guests while staying at a W hotel. The pet fee is $25 per night, and an additional nonrefundable one-time cleaning fee of $100 applies.
  • Pets receive toys, treats, custom pet beds, food and water bowls and a "pet-in-room" door sign
  • Grooming and veterinarian services an be arranged by the concierge
  • One pet per room is allowed
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding services are offered at the W Chicago - Lakeshore. The largest banquet room, Altitude, is 3,800 square feet and can accommodate up to 220 guests for banquet-style seating.
  • Deluxe accommodations provided for the bride and groom
  • Valet parking provided for wedding guests
  • On-site wedding specialist assists with honeymoon arrangements

Maximum wedding guest capacity220

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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