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The Drake Hotel

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at The Drake due to a hotel block had expired for the 2 day workshop I attended at the Waldorf. This hotel was wonderful and the bed was very comfortable. Ordered room service and it came quickly and it was good! I would stay here again.

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

Thank you Eilena M for a wonderful review. We are glad you had a wonderful stay with us and that you especially enjoyed the room service you had delivered to your room. We look forward to welcome you back when you travel to this area. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic hotel, certain to remind guests of the wonders of Chicago both past and present. Perfect for those wishing to experience the history of Chicago. Conveniently located between Oak Strees Beach and the Magnificent Michigan Ave mile.

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

Dear Mlglom, Thank you for a five star review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again very soon, Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the middle of shopping and close to the lake. Easy access for running biking or walking. Also walking distance to Old Town and the Gold Coast where all of our favorite restaurants and bars are!

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

Thank you 380marypm for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I grew up in Chicago and have always wanted to stay at the Drake. We've been married 29 years and decided it was time. We got a Lakeview Room on the Executive Level (10th floor). This level provides free breakfast in the morning and finger food in the evening. The morning spread was great, scrambled eggs, muffins,... More 

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

Thank you McDaddy56 for your review of your stay at the Drake Chicago. We hope to welcome you back when you return to this area. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful luxurious hotel with well preserved architecture. It has a long history. Situated in the Magnificent mile in Chicago. Beautiful view of Michigan lake and beach can be seen from the north side of the hotel.

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

Thank you Amal S for your five star review of your stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally love staying in Grand Hotels from the Past. A. you get a bargain B. your in a history lesson. The Drake is no exception. We LOVED it's location and we certainly liked the beautiful Lobby Downstairs!!

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

Thank you V8CationsRG8 for your review of your stay at the historic Drake Chicago. We look forward to welcome you back. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hotel, walking distance to main atractions, in the bigining of Magnificent Mile. Rooms are very nice with plenty of space. It's and old Hotel with with a lot of style and it was refurbished. Personal is nice, breakfast is good and the Bar is very nice. Definetly I will stay again.

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

Thank you rsilvadiaz for a great review of your recent stay with us, we appreciate your positive feedback of the size of your room, our location and the service of our team of staff. We are very proud of them. We look forward to welcome you back. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been staying at the Drake for the past few years during the Michigan Avenue Festival of Lights. We start of with a large group of 12+ for tea then head off to parade with a stay at the Drake afterwards. This will be the end to a tradition - there are too many other places to stay... More 

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

Dear linelip, Please accept our sincerest apologies with regards to this very disappointing stay at the Drake Chicago. I would love the opportunity to speak to you in person, and ask that you contact me at 3129324505 to see what I can do to ensure you do choose to stay with us again next year. I look forward to your... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay at the drake. A lovely old hotel with updated rooms but keeping the character of such a historic hotel. The front desk was hospitable and friendly. The beds comfortable. The doormen helpful. Can't beat the location with not being too crowded with tourists.

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

Thank you Christina C for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed your room, as well as the service of our front desk team. We look forward to welcome you back very soon, Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old world hotel. With extremely friendly staff and is ideally situated near the "Golden Mile". It is close to many restaurants and drinking establishments and is close to the lake shore. Its bedrooms are much larger than are found in more modern hotels.

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Thank you Q8893FKkevink for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you had a five star worthy rated stay and we are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Palm Court
Palm Court
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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: ₹ 8,387 - ₹ 23,047 (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
#45 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
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