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!


  • 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

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Traveller rating

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Jul 16, 2019 alimagboulalarabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This hotel located at the lake and has very comfortable beds and good toilet amenities but it was very expensive and not having coffee machine or fridge inside the room, although I am Bonvoy member they refuse late check-out
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Jul 16, 2019 Ieva S

We stayed in hotel for a few nights. Cozy and clean room. Kind and friendly staff. Hotel is located in a good place on the shore of the lake Michigan, close to Navy Pier. Great view to city and lake. Nice lobby no first floor.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wanted to View Fireworks at Navy Pier from hotel.

Jul 5, 2019 York6356

Check in was easy.Morgan was a dream with check in. She was very knowledgeable and courteous. Had a great time. Ordered room service and the food was good. Highly recommended. Beach is less than 10 mins away
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Jul 5, 2019 MECoastie Providence, Rhode Island

The W Lakeshore is great for location. Its a modern, fun hotel, right on the edge of the lake. Perfect for our family. Staff were easy to work with you and answered all questions. Room was clean. Worth the price point.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, slightly worn

Jul 2, 2019 jcurran93 Boston, Massachusetts

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. You can tell there's a little wear and tear to the property but nothing super distracting. Location was nice but not super convenient in terms of public transportation options.