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The Drake Hotel

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4.3
1,822 reviews
+1 312-787-2200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center

Classic Elegance Meets Modern Conveniences at the Drake Hotel

What Do the Rooms Include?

All 535 luxurious rooms and suites are traditionally decorated and keep with the rich history of this 1920s hotel. Rooms include beautiful touches like luxe cream furnishings, ornate lamps, and Italian marble bathrooms. In-room facilities include HDTV with premium movie channels, WiFi, multi-line telephone, private mini bar, and climate control. Rooms offer stunning views of Oak Street, Lake Michigan, or Streeterville.

What Amenities/Features Are Available?

The enormous 3,000-square-foot fitness center is home to PRECOR endurance equipment and free weights, and all guests also have access to the nearby Gold Coast Equinox facility with spa pool and fitness classes for an extra fee. Dining options are plentiful with three renowned restaurants, as well as the exclusive Cape Cod Room where Marilyn Monroe famously carved her initials on the bar.

How Much Does a Room at the Drake Hotel Cost?

Room rates start at a very affordable $199 a night for the superior room with two twin beds or one king.

What's There to Do Nearby?

The Drake Hotel is located among top luxury Chicago hotels, designer boutiques, and elegant eateries on the city's Magnificent Mile. Cultural attractions like the Museum of Modern Art, the Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier, and the Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works are all nearby.

What's the Bottom Line?

This Hilton-owned five-star hotel wows guests with its chic decor, celebrated restaurants, and exceptional service, making it a fine choice for discerning travelers who want a beautiful base for their Chicago stay.

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Near North Side
140 E Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
4.3
Beach
"Walk to beach across the street" "Close to nearby beaches"
Location
"Right on the Magnificent Mile and Lake" "Location is fabulous"
96% liked the proximity to shopping.
97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Service
"Front desk was fabulous helpful" "Flower arrangements in the lobby were outstanding"
92% found the staff to be very friendly.
95% thought the service was very professional.
Breakfast
"The breakfast buffet excellent" "Morning brunch is fair"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%.
Vibe
"Excellent facilities for entertainment" "Beautiful old building"
63% criticized the unstylish hotel.
88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Bar
"Classy hotel bar downstairs" "No cocktails"
Bar service was average, according to 57%.
Comfort
"Hardly any wardrobe space" "The smallest hotel room"
Beds were acceptable for 69%.
Only 66% said rooms were big enough.
Room
"Toilet was also very loud" "There was no toilet paper"
Beds were acceptable for 69%.
Only 66% said rooms were big enough.
Cleanliness
"Clean sheets" "Clean the place"
Only 52% said rooms were clean enough.
74% said the bathroom was dirty.
Value
"Had to pay for wi-fi" "Paid for the executive suite"
75% thought it was overpriced.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%.
WiFi
"No USB" "No free internet in rooms"
75% thought it was overpriced.
93% said the wifi quality was bad.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Rooms need regular maintenance
Great shopping
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Travel + Leisure
The Drake is the grande dame of Chicago hotels, with a prime location, storied history, white-glove service, and of course a distinguished guest list.
Try to score a room facing north or east for unobstructed views of the lake and Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach.
Zagat
A stay at the “elegant” and “historic” Drake Hotel is “more about the experience, ambiance and history than the rooms”, which could use “a little updating.”.
Frommer's
Chicago's version of New York's Plaza or Paris's Ritz may no longer be the most luxurious hotel in town, but its public spaces still maintain the regal grandeur of days gone by.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
535
Fees
Add-ons
  • Pet Fee: USD 75 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Internet Fee: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: USD 47 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 35 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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