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The Drake Hotel

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#77 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 305*
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights recently. The hotel breads really history from top to bottom. Carefully maintained and modernized over time it stays in good shape. Nice beds, good service and a place to stay at

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

Dear Anders L, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your extended stay with us, and look forward to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the Drake. Breakfast was excellent, but the service was a little slow sometimes, its mostly a buffet but they bring you coffee etc. The entertainment areas on the lower floors are excellent, a step back to an earlier time of luxury. But on the downside our room was a little tired, quite acceptable but not...

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

Thank you Sggaunt for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicgo. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your constructive feedback with regards to the speed of service in Drake Bros, and the quality of your room. We do look forward to see you again very soon, and ask that when you do...

Calgary
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This grand daddy of a hotel in Chicago was a good place to stay for 2 nights. It is now owned by Hilton hotels and you get the same service at the Drake as any of this high end hotels in the Hilton chain. It is a throw back hotel to the roaring 20's in décor but it is clean...

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

Thank you gotapresent for your review of your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the service we provide. On behalf of the entire team of the Drake, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Rock Island, Illinois
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The old charm of this hotel is still there, But Management needs to start looking at the small items, bathrooms, hallways. People. This is the first time since we have been going to this hotel I can honestly say the people working there didn't Care. except for the Doormen. The bar Cog D'or was the worst

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

Dear TMQTS, Thank you for your review. I am sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your stay as you had in the past, especially the service of our team. I encourage you to contact me at 3129324505 to discuss what we can do to ensure you do stay with us again. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Orland Park
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We spent the New Year's Eve weekend at the Drake and received a wonderful room facing Michigan Avenue. We went out for dinner and then returned to the hotel to participate in the New Year's Eve festivities; we had purchased tickets weeks before. Now, I enjoy drinking and dancing, but the sound volume in each of the three halls we...

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

Dear Pete R, Thank you for your review of your stay with us over New Years Eve. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your stay as much as we would have hoped. Please contact me directly when you do return to the Drake, so I can assist you to ensure you do have an opportunity to dine in Palm...

New York, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Outdated, I would highly recommend the Intercontinental over the Drake. I find the rooms not very comfortable or warm Also, watch out for the room service charge. I got the continental breakfast for $22 and it ended up being $37 dollars and not that good.

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

Thank you Ella V for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. I appreciate your feedback with regards to our rooms, as well as the charges for room service, which will be considered internally. We do hope you choose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The rooms were beautiful, the staff were curious and friendly, definately a great place to stay. highly recommend.we had a room overlooking the lake, the conceirge was extremely helpful with recommendations. they were so helpful with an extended check out time. definately a high class hotel in the heart of the city.

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Thank you Cortney H for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Please pardon me that this review comes a month late. This past Christmas, I renewed a five-year old tradition to stay at The Drake during the holidays. After a two years of taking care of my parents, I moved back to Chicago and returned to one of the time-honored traditions in Chicago: The Drake. It was so refreshing to once...

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

Dear Erick J, Thank you for your detailed and candid review of your experience with us at the Drake over the Christmas period. On behalf of the entire team of the Drake I would like to extend my sincerest apologies that you had such a disappointing stay, especially for your dinner in Drake Bros on Christmas Day, as well as...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I stayed at The Drake and it was the perfect place to stay for a weekend in Chicago. Located right on Michigan and easily accessible by Lake Shore Drive, my fiance and I were able to walk to most of our destinations for the weekend (Art Institute, various stores, etc). But what really made the difference was the level of...

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

Dear Evan D, Thank you for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, especially our location, and the service of our team. We are sincerely grateful for your acknowledgment of Laura from the front desk, and Araceli from Coq D'or, we are very proud of the service they...

sayreville
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Drake awhile ago and treated myself to high tea. The experience was elegant and delicious. I may have been abit under dressed. Most patrons were elegantly dressed and I was in a business suit. Regardless, this was one of the best high teas I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Jennifer of Sayreville

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Dear JenniferKST. Thank you for taking the time to review of your experience at afternoon tea in our Palm Court. We are glad you took the time to enjoy this wonderful experience. 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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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: ₹ 12,400 - ₹ 28,847 (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
#48 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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