W Chicago Lakeshore

Chicago, USA

The hotel

Towering over Lake Michigan, the W Chicago Lakeshore is a glamorous retreat for jet setters. Located steps from The Magnificent Mile, this luxury hotel has always been the hottest gathering spot in Chicago. The beach is just a short walk away as is Navy Pier with its shops, bars and restaurants. Rooms aren’t just rooms at the W – they’re Wonderful Rooms, Spectacular Rooms and Marvelous Suites! Aptly named too, as each offers the utmost in comfort and technology. When you’re not sightseeing, we recommend a visit to the also aptly named Bliss Chicago Spa* for a tension-busting treatment. You could also make a splash at the heated indoor pool, coming up for air every now and then to enjoy panoramic city views. There are restaurants all around you but CURRENT; the hotel’s very own is sensational, showcasing Italian and French influences in a sleek, urban atmosphere. Pre-dinner, head to The Living Room Bar – not your ordinary living room, you can enjoy music here, games, Internet access and a colourful W Signature drinks list!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of the city, within walking distance to Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurant district and steps from Navy Pier. Transfer time from O'Hare International Airport" 25 minutes.

Hotel information

520 rooms on 33 floors. All of which are air-conditioned with city or lake views, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, iPod docking station, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Wonderful Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Spectacular Rooms with views of Lake Michigan and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Marvelous Suites with master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and second bedroom with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

CURRENT (seasonal Italian cuisine). Living Room Bar. WET (seasonal deck with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan). Indoor swimming pool and sauna. 24-hour FIT gym. Bliss Chicago Spa* with 16 treatment rooms. Whatever/Whenever service. Business centre. WiFi available*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 17, 2019 Michellek0227

The W was such a beautiful, luxurious, hotel. The rooms were very nice and the location was the best, right in the middle of al the happening spots. Everyone was really nice but the lady at the front desk by the name of Diamond out did herself ! She made our stay worthwhile, I would recommend for everyone who comes to Chicago to stay at the W and… Read more
The W was such a beautiful, luxurious, hotel. The rooms were very nice and the location was the best, right in the middle of al the happening spots. Everyone was really nice but the lady at the front desk by the name of Diamond out did herself ! She made our stay worthwhile, I would recommend for everyone who comes to Chicago to stay at the W and ask for Diamond ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the cost at all

May 17, 2019 Wander558597

The hotel itself is average, so if the cost was half would be ok. But since it cost over $250 a day is totally not worth it! Decoration in the rooms/halls is rather tacky, the bathrooms have cheap finishing, the staff has no empathy whatsoever. You have to ask for a mini fridge if you want one. Only good thing about the hotel is the location.
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May 16, 2019 vneckkk Suisun City, California

I stayed here for 4 nights while on a getaway with my boyfriend. We loved the staff, the hotel vibes, the modern decorations in our hotel room with the city view, the downstairs bar, the DJ that comes on Friday and Saturday nights, and did I already mention the staff?? They were exceptional. We had lunch and drinks at the bar in the evening and… Read more
I stayed here for 4 nights while on a getaway with my boyfriend. We loved the staff, the hotel vibes, the modern decorations in our hotel room with the city view, the downstairs bar, the DJ that comes on Friday and Saturday nights, and did I already mention the staff?? They were exceptional. We had lunch and drinks at the bar in the evening and everyone who attended us was super friendly and sweet. I would love to comeback here and highly recommend staying here. The hotel is really nice and we had no issues with anything or anyone. It was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at for not knowing anything about the area. It is walking distance to a lot of food, right across from navy pier and about a 15 min drive to downtown where the art institute, soldier field, shedd aquarium, field museum, and sky deck are all located. Read less
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May 13, 2019 ricardogaray Bellwood, Illinois

Took my wife on a date night over this weekend. Part of our night out was a stay at the W on Lakeshore drive. The hotel was very easy to get in and out of in a busy site. We stayed Saturday night and although there was a lot of traffic on lakeshore due to events in the southern portion the area where this hotel is located was very calm. The hotel… Read more
Took my wife on a date night over this weekend. Part of our night out was a stay at the W on Lakeshore drive. The hotel was very easy to get in and out of in a busy site. We stayed Saturday night and although there was a lot of traffic on lakeshore due to events in the southern portion the area where this hotel is located was very calm. The hotel is also very close to Navy Pier. We planned to walk there but unfortunately it was raining that day. The views of the lake and pier were awesome. I would suggest this hotel to younger crowds due to the very modern and upbeat feeling with decor and ambiance. Although I thought about coming back with the kids because it was so close to the pier and right across the street from the Ohio beach which had a grey little cafe on it....definitely will have to come back during the summer months in order to enjoy. If your a jogger then this is also perfect. Right along lake shore drives lake front...plenty on running, biking paths. Overall great experience with the modern rooms and helpful staff. Parking was a little high, I prepaid through a parking app which took my 24 hour parking with valet down to $58. I expected to pay highly for parking, this was a very normal downtown fee. The valet company did a great job getting my car ready, they have a text service that gets your car and notifies you when it is ready. Read less
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May 11, 2019 GabeFranchise Albuquerque

The hotel staff were as you would expect them to be at a 4.5 star hotel. The room, wasnt any different then some 3.5 star hotels i have stayed at.. it was a room. I got this room on hotwire, so the room was pre-paid for. Checking in they authorize a credit card for incidentals.. Which i totally understand, it happens everywhere, but 200 dollar… Read more
The hotel staff were as you would expect them to be at a 4.5 star hotel. The room, wasnt any different then some 3.5 star hotels i have stayed at.. it was a room. I got this room on hotwire, so the room was pre-paid for. Checking in they authorize a credit card for incidentals.. Which i totally understand, it happens everywhere, but 200 dollar hold for a 1 night stay in a pre-paid right, outrageous. Its not like i was staying for a week, one night folks. Beware! Read less