at 4900 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, 60615 United States
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel Hyde Park 4900 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60615 773-288-5800 This Chicago Hyde Park Hotel is a 184 room full service hotel overlooking Lake Michigan. Located just 5 minutes from McCormick Place and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and 10 minutes from downtown Chicago. The hotel has over 8000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space. It also offers an Outdoor Pool and is across the street from Lake Michigan the Jackson Park beach and is within two blocks of public transportation. It also offers something that downtown hotels do not have and that is Free Parking!
Full service hotel located overlooking Lake Michigan and just five minutes from McCormick Place Convention Center and University of Chicago. Two blocks from the Metra Train and CTA Bus stops. Also close to Chicago museums and offers a free scheduled shuttle. Close to downtown chicago.
Metra Train Electric Line get off at 51st Street. CTA Bus # 6 from downtown on Mich Ave or State Street get off at Hyde Park Blvd and walk two blocks north to hotel.
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JackConrad New York 1 review “Amazing location, great hotel” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 NEW Chicago is a wonderful city, but expensive. Ramada Chicago/Hyde Park is a wonderful way to cut down the expense a little, while still having a fantastic Chicago experience. The rooms are spacious and well-maintained. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The gym is small, but I used it twice and found it to be great. There's a nice pool, but the hotel is also a short (and pretty) 10 minute walk from a public beach. The view from the hotel is wonderful as you can see downtown (including Navy Pier) and the beautiful Lake Michigan. It's location at the northern edge of Hyde Park means that you're within a longish-walk of Medici Bakery on 57th Street (best bakery I've ever visited), the University of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago is a driver-friendly city and there's free hotel parking, but if you want to get downtown you're also about two or three blocks from three downtown-bound bus stops. The hotel also runs a few shuttles to some downtown points of interest each day. The hotel restaurant has a Friday seafood buffet that, although not spectacular, was still very good. Although the outside of the hotel takes a little abuse from the Chicago winters (it is, after all, located right on the lake), it is still attractive. It would be hard to do any better, especially if you're on any kind of budget. Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
March 2, 2014 The Genehouse Chronicles: "B-I-Z" I recently got a job as a blogger, for a hotel group in Chicago. My friend, Earl A., is the manager, out of the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. I drove up for an overnight visit, to meet the staff and stay at the hotel. I had my own fourth floor suite, overlooking Lake Michigan. The highlight of the day was Earl and me going to the seafood buffet in the charming Lake Shore Cafe and listening to Friday Night Jazz. Which is how I came to meet and have dinner with eighty-two-year-old John “J.J.” Jarrett, the gregarious band leader for The Jazz Masters. J.J was dressed to the nines in a black dress shirt, white tie and a frayed suit from a bygone era. I was dressed Gene-style in a black sweat shirt and jeans. I have never apologized for being me, but I did to J.J. He waved off my concern with an affable hand. We became brothers when I mentioned that my town, Alton, was the— “Birthplace of Miles Davis,” J.J. said. I told him I knew Josephine Beckwith, Miles’ babysitter, ninety-five and living on her own in Alton. We hit it off. J.J. is a self taught drummer. He began playing professionally when he was twelve, sneaking away from home and school and playing with the likes of Billy Eckstine, the great singer and swing band leader, and the angel of song Sara Vaughan, in the glory days of Chicago’s thriving black south side jazz clubs and theatres. Tall and thin, J.J. plays for Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gatherings, at the United Center during Bulls games, he teaches, is a former greeter at a casino and is a walking oral historian of all things and persons in jazz. “I will always play for Earl, Gene, always be here for Friday Night Jazz. This tradition . . . must go on. Um-hm.” We talked about the Tuskegee Airmen (I was a Department of the Interior interviewer on the National Tuskegee Oral History Project and was friends with many Airmen), Civil Rights, the pending war in Ukraine, Miles and Dizzy and Billy, women . . . For me, it was a magical night: old men of a bygone era, women in finery, scallops and pasta and pecan pie and shiraz, great music, the room an advertisement for the rainbow society we all dream of. And I was—am—a member of the family. The rest of the Jazz Masters, most dressed in seen-better-days suits of a bygone era, some sporting porkpie hats (Sinatra would have been home here), wandered in and were introduced to me. The vibraphone player’s ancient instrument had a malfunctioning foot pedal but Earl A. saved the day with duct tape. There was a standup bass, a pianist (he plays restored pipe organs at silent film festivals in the Midwest), a sax man and a trumpet/coronet player—three black men and three whites; four old guys and two young turks—and a force of nature black girl singer. What a crowd, ninety per cent of which was well-dressed couples and groups: University of Chicago professors (the girl singer kept talking to them between songs) in retro suits and 50s hats, mates out on the town, birthday and anniversary parties, jazz aficionados, women without spouses drinking and laughing—and most of them stopping by our table to pay homage to J.J. One black family dressed casually like me sat down front. It was the son Michael’s birthday. He looked bemused, possibly a member of the Hip Hop culture, his dreadlocks flowing over his shoulders. He was locked into his smart phone—until J.J. took the stage and began hammering the drums. Michael became transfixed, his lips parted as he clapped and marveled at the old jazz men. “Wow,” I said to the band members, “Look at all the single women.” It was a silly thing to say, as the musicians had already indentified their groupies. We admired a table of three lovely middle aged black women and I allowed as how I might join them. “They’re here for J.J.,” Earl A. said. Boy, were they. At seven sharp, J.J. and the Jazz Masters took their places. They opened with “Fly Me to the Moon.” J.J. never stopped smiling as he kept the beats, all the while listening to asides from adoring fans. Three songs in, J.J. walked to the mic and introduced the band. Then: “Peace all over the world is what we need. President Barack Obama—let’s have a hand for Barack! He is taking care of business—B-I-Z!” The girl singer took over. She might have been forty-something. What was memorable was her white husband, his frail body lost in the folds of his suit, sitting at a table by the window with its spectacular view of Lake Shore Drive. The gentleman might have been eighty. He sat and tapped a foot and watched his comely wife. “Peace all over the world.” If only.
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Another great review! “The wonderfully helpful and friendly reception staff. I felt welcomed, almost "celebrated!" Every question was considered, answered and sorted - from Shuttle bus, to airport transport, to locking keycard in room, to wanting to buy local produce locally.The room was spotless, just the right size to feel spacious without unnecessary opulence, and there was a microwave if I wanted to bring food in to reheat from diner or beyond. Also a fridge. The atmosphere of laughter and collegiality among guests and staff, the lovely little gym facing towards Lake Michigan. The beautiful location with lakeshore across the road, and parks and walks ditto. The wonderfully varied menu in the spacious diner next door, everything! And the price was reasonable and excellent for all I feel I received.” - I genuinely loved the whole place. I booked for 2 nights, then immediately cancelled another hotel and stayed for four, then on returning to Chicago, this was still my hotel of choice. I felt welcomed. www.ramadachicagohotel.com Anne
Tue 05/07/13 12:19 PM Ramada Chicago Hyde Park 4900 South Lakeshore Dr Chicago, IL 60615 ★★★★ Foursquare Review by Duffee In May 2013 had a great experience. Paid just over $100 and what a beautiful view of the water. They have a shuttle and free parking. Very nice staff. The room was clean. No free breakfast.
Superpages review by anonymous Ramada Chicago Hyde Park 4900 South Lakeshore Dr Chicago, IL 60615 ★★★★★ Fri 05/10/13 10:33 AM I was visiting on business and we stayed there because they have a shuttle. The shuttle driver John Brown assisted us numerous times during our stay. He made an extra effort to make sure everyone was comfortable and got to their destinations on time. I greatly appreciate having access to the shuttle during the conference. Read this review on Superpages