Overlooking Lake Michigan, this property is within a 6-minute walk of the Hyde Park Art Centre. Well suited for guests looking to explore downtown attractions, this hotel is located within a 12-minute walk of the Metra Train and the hotel provides free scheduled shuttle service to and from the downtown area.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 37" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.
Free parking is available on site and this hotel offers free scheduled shuttle service to downtown destinations. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $50 per stay.
The on-site Lake Shore Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. Room service is also available.
Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk and dry cleaning service.
The downtown area is about a 15- to 30-minute drive away or a 30-minute train ride away via public transit. Downtown attractions include McCormick Place Convention Center, the Navy Pier, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago, Willis Tower and the shopping and entertainment district on Michigan Avenue.
Wrigley Field is about 25 to 40 minutes away by car, while the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is a 40- to 50-minute drive away. (All walking, driving and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on January 9, 2014: Pet policy.
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, many guests described generally satisfactory experiences at this hotel.
Several guests described their rooms as clean, while a couple of reviewers found their rooms spacious. A couple of other guests praised the views of the lake from their rooms. However, there were also many complaints about rooms (see below).
The staff were complimented for their helpful and friendly service by several guests and one couple said, "everybody we came into contact with were very friendly and went above and beyond."
Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing public transit for travel to the downtown area.
Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and a couple of reviewers appreciated the free parking.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5, with 68% of 626 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #123 out of 166 hotels in Chicago, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 14 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 9, 2014 to verify some information.