Welcome to W Chicago - Lakeshore

Chicago Waterfront Luxury from Sunrise to Sunset

Immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of Chicago's Gold Coast like never before. Nestled along the scenic Lake Shore Drive waterfront, the W Chicago – Lakeshore Hotel in Chicago, IL, beckons you to discover the city's unique offerings. Settle into stylish and pet-friendly waterfront rooms and revel in the best views in the city, whenever. Elevate your fitness routine at FIT, equipped with the latest gear, or savor the feeling of an endless summer at our indoor WET DECK. Indulge your palate at CURRENT, where inspired American cuisine takes center stage with a seasonal flair. Sip new twists on classic tastes at Living Room Bar, where craft cocktails and conversation flow freely. Curate unforgettable meetings and events in our dynamic event spaces, like Altitude with commanding views of Lake Michigan. Reflecting the edge of the Windy City and Lake Michigan, W Chicago – Lakeshore places you at the center of it all.

Elevate your Chicago stay with a complimentary breakfast for two at CURRENT Restaurant. Kick-start your mornings in style – our treat.
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Design Reimagined

From the artwork in every guest room to our Welcome Desk, each detail of W Chicago - Lakeshore is intentionally inspired by the balance of the city's urban energy and natural beauty. Experience luxury that's distinctly Chicago.

Marvelous Suite - Living Room
Enjoy a hassle-free visit to Chicago with complimentary valet parking.
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Lakeside Patio Season

From May to September, step out into our Chandon Garden at CURRENT to be whisked away to a coastal escape with a unique cocktail spritz menu and delicious share plates. With its bold flavors and stunning backdrop (Lake Michigan and Navy Pier are just steps away), it is no surprise that CURRENT is a go-to for both locals and travelers alike. From the patio you can enjoy the energy of Lake Shore Drive, a Twice-Weekly Fireworks Display and Lake Michigan while indulging in seasonal bites and W Hotel’s cocktail culture.

Chandon Garden Spritz

Lite Your Night

Chicago summers explode with fireworks every Wednesday & Saturday! Imagine dazzling colors lighting up the skyline, best viewed from your hotel room, CURRENT Patio Restaurant, the Navy Pier or a lakeside spot.

Fireworks and audience
Sipping Chandon
Sipping Chandon
Chicago City Highlights

Museums of Chicago

Embark on a journey through Chicago's awe-inspiring museums. Discover masterpieces at the Art Institute and natural wonders at the Field Museum. Immerse yourself in captivating exhibits that weave together the tapestry of history, science, and art.

Hot Tub + Chicago River

Indulge in luxury with winter boat rentals in Chicago featuring hot tubs. Sail the icy waters of the Chicago River, surrounded by snow-covered skylines, in a warm, bubbling retreat. A perfect blend of thrill and relaxation awaits.

Ancient Baths Chicago

Transport yourself to a realm of rejuvenation at AIRE Ancient Baths. A serene haven where ancient Roman bathing traditions meet modern indulgence. Relax in thermal baths, enjoy lavish massages, and embrace tranquility in a calming atmosphere.

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Live Life to the Fullest

We challenge the ordinary, igniting imagination and fueling a passion for life. Our aim is to kindle an insatiable desire in our guests—to immerse themselves, savor the moment, and eagerly hit replay.

Offering a Fresh Perspective

Rising boldly above Lake Michigan's azure waters, W Chicago Lakeshore stands tall in the cityscape, mirroring the vibrancy of Chicago and its waterfront. As the only hotel on Lake Shore Drive offering uninterrupted lake views, it's the perfect destination for guests seeking unparalleled views wherever, whenever.

A Couple Enjoying the Chicago Skyline View

Extended Stays, Epic Savings

Ditch the itinerary, ditch the deadlines. Chicago's electric this spring and summer, and W Chicago-Lakeshore is your base camp for urban adventures. Want to make those moments legendary? Book a 3-night stay or more and save 30% off.

Chicago Skyline by Lake Michigan
Chicago Lakefront Trail
Chicago Lakefront Trail
Your Urban Playground Awaits
Millenium Park

Millenium Park

Millennium Park in Chicago, an urban masterpiece, features iconic landmarks like Cloud Gate ("The Bean") and Crown Fountain. A cultural hub with art installations, gardens, and outdoor performances, it's a dynamic space blending art, nature, and architecture in the heart of the city.

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago's Riverwalk is an urban oasis, tracing the Chicago River with scenic paths, gardens, and lively cafes. This waterfront gem invites you to stroll along its picturesque promenades, enjoy public art, dine al fresco, and embrace the vibrant pulse of city life by the river.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier, a lakeside landmark, offers a captivating blend of entertainment, dining, and stunning views. With a Ferris wheel, theaters, and family-friendly attractions, it's a dynamic destination on Lake Michigan's shoreline, embodying the city's vibrant spirit.

Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach: Iconic lakeside haven in downtown Chicago. Sandy shores, volleyball courts, and stunning Lake Michigan views. Recreational bliss amidst the cityscape.

Chicago Lakefront Trail

Chicago Lakefront

Scenic 18-mile path along Lake Michigan. Breathtaking skyline views, parks, and beaches. Ideal for biking, running, or leisurely strolls. Urban escape at its best.

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Wrigley Field Stadium

Step into a timeless baseball haven where history echoes through every bleacher seat. Wrigley Field, the iconic Chicago stadium, blends classic charm with modern allure, setting the stage for unforgettable moments under the lights.

The Magnificent Mile

Chicago's Magnificent Mile isn't just shopping, it's a runway. Strut past iconic architecture & designer boutiques. Fuel up at Michelin-starred hotspots, then catch skyline views that redefine

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Discover Chicago with Extra Savings

It pays to plan ahead! Elevate your Chicago travel with deeper savings by booking in advance which means more time exploring what this vibrant city has to offer.

King Spectacular Accessible Room View

W Happenings

Immerse yourself in an electrifying scene, featuring sports games, concerts, live music, shows, and beyond. Discover an array of vibrant activities, events and more at our waterfront oasis.

Amplify Your Workout

Surrounded by stunning Lake Michigan views, our cutting-edge facility blends sleek design with top-notch equipment. Sweat it out in FIT, where lakeside workouts meet urban energy.

Your Wish is Our Command


With Whatever/Whenever as our service pillar, we are committed to making your experience at the W Chicago Lakeshore exclusively yours. No task too small, no ask too big. Whether you’re craving a cold drink or devising your dream excursion, we’re here to make it happen. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it. Just ask.

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This hotel is committed to making our facilities, amenities and services accessible to guests with disabilities.

P.A.W. Pets Are Welcome™

W Chicago - Lakeshore is a pet-friendly hotel. We ensure that your furry friends relish their stay just as much as you do. At W Hotels, we treat your four-legged companions as cherished members of the family.



W Chicago - Lakeshore

644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611-3017

Tel: +1 312-943-9200

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