Ramada Inn Lake Shore - Chicago
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Inn Lake Shore - Chicago
Stayed here the night before the Chicago Marathon
It wasn't perfect... the swimming pool was drained and it was about a mile to the nearest restaurant, but the day of the marathon they provided free transportation and food.
The room was fine as well.
Could be worse, (always could be worse though)
ok, we knew going into an $82 per night room would be kinda not good, but we went to Chicago the same day we decided on this trip, last minute, most hotels were booked and it really does cost a lot if you drive yourself around downtown b/c no where has a parking lot. This hotel had free parking, the only plus. Our room was kinda smelly and old, the hotels ad said a view of the lake, not from our room, we viewed other buildings. the remote control to the tv did not work, the staff could have been more friendly and when we took showers the tub would fill up and be full til the next day.
What a disappointment! We arrived just after dark, after driving all day, only to be told that they had overbooked and would be sending us to another hotel for one night. "Not far, just 20 minutes away." Okay, maybe for a native of the area during daylight, but it took us an hour and a half of struggling in the dark to make it to the cheapest place they could find in the inner city. When we got back to the Ramada, the pool was drained, the TV didn't work, our bathroom door wouldn't even shut. The place is a dump, and the front desk clerk was extremely rude. I give the manager credit for at least being apologetic, but nothing was offered to us to make up for the inconvenience. This place needs to be demolished and something suitable put up in its place.
Nothing short of a dump
I was shocked at how poor this hotel was. Our 1st room had an A/C unit that sounded like an airplane. We were moved to a suite that had 2 non-
working TV's and a broken alarm clock. Our A/C only worked the 1st night, as we were told that engineering shut down the A/C because other guests were cold and the hotel had run out of extra blankets. We had to sleep with our windows open to keep the room cool. The hotel faces a freeway so the noise from passing cars kept us awake most of the night while the fumes from the buses and cabs coming in our window kept us awake the rest. The safety deposit boxes were all broken, so we had to risk keeping our cash hidden in our room. The shuttle bus bottom step was so rusted that we were told to either step on the edge or try to climb to the 2nd step so that we didn't get hurt. The furniture in the lobby looks like it was purchased at a 2nd hand store and moulding was missing in various places on walls. At $40 a night, this would be a rip off, but at $109, I feel I have been screwed. I do want to mention that the people working at the hotel were pleasant and tried to be
accommodating. The food at the restaurant was good and the wait staff was good. We stayed at this hotel because it was close to the Museum of Science and Industry. We made a terrible mistake. I would not select or recommend this hotel to anyone. I was always under the impression that chains inspected their hotels. If this is the case, someone needs to check this place out soon. I am home now and hope to finally get the rest that was taken from me at the hotel.
This hotel is a TOTAL and complete misrepresentation of the Ramada hotel chain!!!!!!!!! I was soooooooooooo disgusted with the room, that I could have puked! The doors were covered in mildew, and there was a "cheap hotel" smell in the room. The linen was terrible and I was so uncorfortable sleeping in the bed the entire stay. I do not know why they are still in business! I would not recommed this hotel to my worst enemy. This is a poor excuse for a hotel. They should call it the GHETTO!!!!!
Very, very bad
Where should we start? My running group reserved 4 rooms here over the marathon weekend. One room had a kicked-open door, one had a tub that would not drain, another with a tub floor that creaked as if you would fall through at any moment. Very rude staff. A sign in the rooms says 'A safe is available. We are not responsible for valuables not left in safe', but upon calling the front desk, we were curtly told there was no safe. A totally disgraceful business. Never a Ramada for us again.
Awful hotel tho close to U of C
i have stayed here several times over the last 3-4 years because of location, but about 80% of the time the room is terrible. This last stay, with mold and dirt, may well be the last. the people are nice and there are or were some good rooms - i just dont know how to get one!
Dont go here
We arrived early september and stayed for 3 days. The service was poor and we were given the wrong type of room from what we ordered. They never told us about this until we went and questioned it, they replied with 'they dont have any at the non smoking King rooms at the moment' so we had to settle for a smoking Room for the handicap with special showers and toilet seats. The service was non existant and the whole hotel smelt discusting. We had no trouble with shooting loo's like the last review but were not happy with our experience. On a good note the free shuttle to the city was good but you need it because this hotel is not even close to downtown even though their website indicates this.
Choose somewhere else
Couldn't find my reservation, terrible smell in the hall, toilet that shot water across the floor with every flush, room not very clean.
Charged for two rooms. Very unresponsive staff. I will never stay at a Ramada again. The double charging has yet to be resolved. Boo on Lakeshore Ramada.
This is the hotel to be at if you are trying to conserve costs, yet be in a great hotel right in Chicago. We paid $87 per night for a large double bed room in June 2003. We arrived after driving all night at 7am and the hotel let us check in early which was wonderful. They have a free shuttle, a nice outside pool, a beautiful view of lake michigan, a reasonably priced restaurant, a free shuttle service and above all outstanding service. Every hotel employee excelled and went above and beyond to accomodate us. I highly recommend staying here.