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The Drake Hotel

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#78 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 438*
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Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

Attended an awards show here. Lovely old hotel. Service was excellent. Very helpful when I was searching for a restroom. The hotel decor is amazing. Very lavish and old school. There was a full size fountain sculpture in the ballroom.

Thank Cvanhorn
High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Drake is my favorite hotel in Chicago and it did not disappoint this time. The ambiance, service level, room comfort and appointment and the VIEW! As a Hilton Diamond member, I was upgraded to a junior suite with a lake view. The room is so comfortable. The extra space was very much appreciated as i was in Chicago for...

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

Thank you daveinhp for your review of your recent stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and have highly recommended us to other guests. A special thank you for the recognition of the wonderful service Tony and Giselle give our guests on a daily basis. We have ensured to share this feedback with...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent five nights at The Drake and had a great experience with their customer service and overall friendliness. We upgraded our room for a lake view and it was worth the additional fee. My daughter had a spacious suite with a city view that was perfect to host visits from family and friends. The location is perfect and we...

Thank Rosalba R
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only was one of the bedside lamp sockets broken when I checked in, there was no access of any kind to an electrical outlet so that I could plug in my CPAP breathing machine. As if this were not enough, one of the housekeepers made the executive decision that a fresh stain on one of my shirts would render...

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2Thank George P
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, and this is definitely the selling point. The suites did not look like the photos on the web and were overpriced, unattractive, and had no facilities like kitchenette, room divisions, etc. Small television, ugly view. One of the suites had a narrow layout that made it un-useable for gatherings. They also made me...

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1Thank Colin H
New York City
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in a corner suite that overlooked the lake. It was the best thing about the room. The decor is tired and dated. Drab comes to mind when thinking about the room. No turndown, unless you know to call housekeeping and ask for it. Our company had basically taken all the rooms in the hotel but there was no...

1Thank roamerNewYorkCity
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is a little old fashion but rooms are big and comfortable. It is located in the very center of Chicago. It is priced reasonably for its location and available accommodations. It is close to restaurants, eateries, and shops. The staff is very accommodating.

Thank iljucha
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Accommodations 5 Location 5 Value 5 Service 4 On site bars/restaurants 4 Value 4 Stayed here on our wedding night. The room was great! The view was lovely. Wish we would've gotten a little bit more recognition from the hotel in lieu of our special event...and the Mimosa bar at the Drake brothers was a little bit misleading but overall...

Thank elinakaz
Washington, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very clean and comfortable rooms, especially considering the age of the hotel. Historic building. Be sure to at least peer into the historic bar in the basement, remained in operation even during prohibition. Great location too.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was married at The Drake hotel but I wasn't the only one in my party who felt they received extra care and attention. Each of my guests commented on how incredible their stay was and how they were also treated wonderfully. The staff was very attentive and helpful, not to mention flexible and accommodating with the odd requests from...

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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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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: ₹ 13,187 - ₹ 29,606 (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
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#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Higher floors have a better view, we had the 4th floor.”
RosalbaR219, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view. Otherwise the rooms I saw as I walked down the hall had the charm of a prison cell.”
roamerNewYorkCity, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Most want the view of Lke Michigan.”
oldchannel, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side have a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.”
music_dad, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a Lakeview Room; we had a corner room on the 8th floor and it was larger with a perfect view of Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.”
  • View from room 852. Spectacular!
DeeDee250, 3 May 2017 | Read review
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