W Chicago - Lakeshore

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

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.
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Location
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 520 rooms
Primary View
City center, Lake
Style
Modern

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Scorecard

  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

AAA

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The rooms at this chic hotel have plush robes and many have unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. A stylish lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa add to the indulgence of this property. Smoke free premises. 520 units, some two bedrooms. 33 stories, interior corridors.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure

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

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Want a pillow fort or a pint of ice cream at midnight? W Hotel's "Whatever, Whenever" policy means you can literally get whatever you want, whenever you want it and the concierge will find a way to get it.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2199 have reviewed the W Chicago - Lakeshore, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2199 reviews 4.0 (based on 2199 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 flat-screen LCD TVs, robes and signature goose down W beds. Plus, the hotels Whatever/Whenever service means that guests can request anything else they may need for a memorable stay.
  • Marble bathrooms with showers and oversize lighted mirrors come standard
  • Wi-Fi available for a daily fee of $14.95

Standard room size315 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • 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 four 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
  • 24-hour valet parking ($73)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

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 access.
  • 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

Pool

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
  • Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

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

Kids

Rollaway beds are available for $25 per night. Some rooms permit cribs.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    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
    • Open 24/7
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    W Chicago - Lakeshore offers 21,308 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 rooms18

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

    Pets

    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

    Wedding

    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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