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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

3,328 reviews
+1 312-787-2200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
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
"Close to the beach" "Near beach"
"Location is fantastic" "Amazing location;"
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Wellness Area
"Great exercise room" "Good gym"
top-notch fitness area, thought 91%.
"Excellent selection at breakfast" "The breakfast buffet was great"
76% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Staff EXCEEDED my expectations" "Desk staff EXCELLENT"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
72% said the reception staff was great.
"Gorgeous ballroom" "Beautiful architectural detail"
85% thought the building was wonderful.
93% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Gorgeous ambience" "Beautiful old traditional hotel"
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
73% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Delicious buffet" "Superb meal"
87% loved the menu selection.
Desserts were ok, said 68%.
"SUPERB CLOSET" "Cheap toilet paper"
Only 69% said rooms were big enough.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"Huge HD TV" "Noisey during the night"
Only 69% said rooms were big enough.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"Clean bed sheets" "Property clean"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
81% thought it was clean.
Value for money
"View room for no charge" "Expensive restaurants"
76% thought it was overpriced.
76% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Expensive wifi" "There was no wifi"
93% said the wifi quality was bad.
76% thought it was overpriced.
"No swimming pool" "There's NO pool"

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Friendly atmosphere
Rooms need regular maintenance
Friendly service
Stylish hotel
Expert Reviews
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.”.
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.
The Telegraph
The Drake time-warps you back to an age when hotels had sweeping staircases, gilded ballrooms and harpists plucking in the lounge. Rooms are less high society and more ordinary, though...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • 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 35.0 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible