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The Drake Hotel

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Overland Park, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake's location is amazing. The lobby is beautiful and the staff are top notch! Everyone we encountered made our stay more enjoyable. The rooms are spacious however the decor is a bit dated. But it does add to the ambiance! My daughters enjoy staying at "The Fancy" hotel when we head to Chicago to shop at the American Girl...

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Springboro, OH
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location! Beautiful old hotel that's fairly modern while still being elegant. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Amazingly clean! Our room had a small mini-fridge, however, it was filled with their mini-bar items. There was a coffee pot and a hairdryer. I liked the large closet and full length mirror. Great water temperatures and pressure for the shower. I...

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you cathykicks13 for your review of your recent stay. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, the features of your room and our fitness centre. We look forward to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came here for a conference taking advantage of the meeting rooms and the group rate. If you like to stay in a 1930s European-style place with a good standard this is your place. Very popular for weddings and there is live music during afternoon tea time in the upper mezzanine bar-salon area which is the crown jewel of this place....

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NYCitian, Thank you for your review of your stay with us during your recent business trip. We appreciate your feedback, especially with regards to our fitness center. We do have a relationship with a well equipped gym that offers a sauna and swimming pool, so if you consider staying with us again, we can connect you with that. We...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it was my first trip to Chicago. I was in town for a wedding and had the pleasure of staying at the Drake Hotel. I had heard for years about the Drake from my friends. I now know why they speak so highly of the Drake. For starters, it is a beautiful and grand place with history and a fabulous...

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Genevieve P, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, especially the personalized service of Giselle and Adrea at concierge. We are proud of the personalized service they provide. I would like the opportunity to speak to you in persona, especially as you rated us a 1 out of 5, and would like to know what we could do...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if some of the rooms are a bit worn down and the Wi-Fi was horrible, the soul of the hotel is fantastic! The staff if really friendly and especially housekeeping is great. I appreciate their attitude and effort in making our stay great and I hope the hotel management appreciate their effort. Gisele and her colleagues in the breakfast...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We met friends at the drake for a long birthday weekend. My husband and I had a wonderful jr. suite with 2 bathrooms. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The Drake is conveniently located at the end of Michigan ave across from the lake.

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Iowa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My company booked a significant number of rooms and meeting rooms for this stay. Staff: The staff was excellent. Very helpful and friendly. They were terrific. Room: This is a bit of a luck of the draw situation as the company books so many rooms. This hotel being older as many nooks and crannies which can lead to different room...

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tznme, Thank you for your review of your stay with us for your recent meeting. Thank you for your candid feedback on your room, our food and our location, which as you mentioned is second to none as we are right on Oak Street beech, with access to the lakeshore path. We hope to welcome you back again very...

safetybob
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive,you know you are going to be catered to,easy check in to a beautiful room, great service at all meals. Loved it.we were there for a family wedding, we were treated like we were the drake family

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear safetybob, Thank you for your review of your stay with us. The entire team look forward to welcome you back very soon. Regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Wildwood, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years I have seen this grand old lady sit along the banks of the lake, but never had the pleasure of staying here till this past weekend. The staff is very friendly, at times going out of there way to please. Entrance is beautiful and if not staying here, go in and take a peek. We had a wonderful...

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Dear Momkram, Thank you for a great review of your stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincere regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Chicago, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drake is a premier Chicago Hotel. The staff are second to none and they all went out of their way to ensure that my stay was comfortable, stress free and enjoyable. The three rooms that we used for our recent event were prepared as requested and were a wonderful setting for our event. The event staff provided assistance with...

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Thank you 395marykaym for your review of your event with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your event with us and that everything was successfully execueted. We look forward to having more events with you in the future. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Palm Court
Palm Court
Cuisines: American
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No other Chicago hotel has inspired more legendary acclaim on par with The Drake. This timeless property affords guests easy access to the city's most exclusive shopping, nightlife and dining.A fully equipped fitness/wellness center, business center and meeting rooms are available (surcharge). The stunning Gold Coast Room can accommodate 600 guests.Afternoon Tea at The Drake Hotel is as Chicago as a hot dog at Wrigley Field or a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. High society has always recognized The Drake Hotel as the quintessential social hotspot. Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and the Empress of Japan have all been seen in the Palm Court.Though The Drake has progressed both architecturally and technologically over the past 93 years, the roots of The Drake Hotel run deep beneath Lake Shore Drive into Real Chicago. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Price Range: ₹ 11,118 - ₹ 27,402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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