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Located in Streeterville, just a short walk or drive from multiple tourist attractions
Sandwiched between Lake Michigan and the rest of the Streeterville neighborhood, several drinking and dining options are within a short walk, as well as various tourist attractions in Chicago. Neighboring Navy Pier offers plenty of festivals and fairs during the summertime, and the shops of the bordering Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue are always a popular pick.
Streeterville is one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, with renowned restaurants and luxurious condos lining its streets. It's a great base for exploring the rest of the city: The neighborhood sits across the river from the Loop and Millennium Park, and most of Chicago's top tourist attractions are within walking distance.
The 520-room W Chicago - Lakeshore delivers the chic decor you'd expect from a W, and the impressive features: a spacious gym, a stylish indoor pool, a Bliss spa, and absolutely stunning views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier (check out the terrace!). The "Living Room," or the lobby area, is bright and comfortable, and has a bar/lounge area. But in some areas the trendy decor feels like a veneer that doesn't quite cover up the worn-in furnishings, such as the ripped and nicked furniture. And many rooms feel cramped and dark. That might change in 2013 as renovations to all guestrooms and most public spaces are slated to be completed by then.