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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at W Chicago Lakeshore, you’ll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Ohio Street Beach and minutes from Prentice Women’s Hospital. This 4.5-star hotel is close to John Hancock Center and Millennium Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 520 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and DVD players. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Flat-screen televisions with pay movies are provided, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, dinner, and brunch, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. This hotel has 15 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

W Chicago – Lakeshore
644 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


Great experience

I stayed here with my young son, sister and several family members. We had a great city view room on the 30th floor. The room was clean and well decorated. I've stayed in other W hotels that had an awkward glassed in shower and toilet area. This was a more traditional bathroom but with a barn style door. The only thing missing from our room was a coffee machine. There was free coffee available in the lobby, but that means you have to be ready to see people first thing in the morning to get your coffee. The lobby was a great area to hang out, have a drink or have some food. The valet was expensive, but not a surprise in Chicago. There isn't any on-site self parking. I tried to find an overnight garage nearby but could not locate one. The nearest L station is about a 15 minute walk West from the hotel. We mostly walked or took an Uber while in the city. There is a Starbucks just down the block and a great breakfast place called Yolk about 2 blocks away. We also had the breakfast buffet in the hotel and it was decent. I will definitely consider staying here again.

Decent Stay

The W Chicago Lakeshore hotel is in front of Lake Michigan and is near the Navy Pier and Northwestern Law School. The location is great as it is near the Magnificent Mile. The reception staff need some improvement and should treat their guests much better especially those arriving late night.

Dirty and Damaged !

Not what they used to be. Dirty hallways and other common areas. Open soda boxes and dirty napkins stayed in the hallway for three days even after complaining twice to staff. Everything here is long in the tooth or damaged. Carpet stained and pulling up at corners of room. Cabinetry very marked up and sharped as were the walls and the bathroom. Felt like what I would imagine a holiday inn to be like. Have given the w a few last ties from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to Chicago. Not what they used to be. Not worth the 300 plus a night.