A Chicago icon, the Drake Hotel is the place to stay for history buffs that enjoy an interesting background story with their hotels. Dating back to the 1920s, the Drake is a Chicago landmark that has progressed through the years without losing its old-school charm.Guests of the Drake Hotel are just steps away from shopping on Michigan Avenue, Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan, and plenty more Chicago activities and entertainment. However, it is challenging to leave the hotel. Rooms are equipped with high-quality furniture, HD TVs, high-speed wireless Internet, and luxurious Italian marble bathrooms. If that still isn’t enough to convince you, grab a drink at Coq D’Or or dine in at Cape Cod, where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe carved their initials in the bar. With no shortage of history, you can even sip afternoon tea at Palm Court just like Queen Elizabeth II did back in 1958.