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The Drake Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
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Ranked #47 of 167 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband, daughter, and I had a lovely time staying at the Drake hotel for six days. We booked a Family Room with 2 marble bathrooms, and it was a wonderful set up for us. It was a large room with a sofa and chairs to lounge in. The room furnishings were very nice. Everyone was so friendly and helpful... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have not been to the hotel in 20 years, but saw a GREAT price for a one night stay. Everything about the stay was great, and would Definitely come back Rooms are good, clean and amazing views of lake. Lobby is classic, and very great location.

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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just spent Easter weekend at The Drake Hotel and it was awesome! It was our first time staying at this hotel, so I wasn't sure what it was going to be like! This hotel is located right by the lake, for beautiful views. When we pulled up the valet, who was great and helpful, unloaded our bags and brought... More

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed five days last week. We come to Chicago twice a year to see the grandchildren and we try to stay at the Drake. It was a pleasant stay, as usual. We arranged for our six year old granddaughter to spend one night with us and this made our stay extra special. The rooms and bathrooms are large and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has the beautiful old world style you want to experience at least once in Chicago. There were some hiccups (being ignored at check in by 4 people, room getting nothing but heat, layer of dust on bath sconces that may have dated back to the opening) but they were quickly rectified. The view of Lakeshore Drive was fantastic... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent staff with great service. Classic hotel with beautiful public spaces, including the Palm Court for afternoon tea (with a harpist) and late-night drinks (with live jazz music). Location on the Magnificent Mile and close to Lake Michigan can't be beat. Only two problems were temperature control system (room was very hot even with the heat off and the air... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was for many years my favourite place to stay in Chicago. This last visit was a company affair, and I was forced to stay in a room chosen by our agent. The room was an off-the-rack cheapie, but that’s something that is still pretty good by international standards. The heating air-conditioning was not functioning when we checked in. It... More

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Muncie, IN
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend. This was a last minute weekend trip over a holiday. Traffic getting in was naturally busy. We used the valet parking service and found everyone to be helpful from the moment we pulled in until checkout. At registration we received two hotel coffee mugs as gifts, part of the Chillcation package. Our room was a double queen and... More

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StefanGruvberger, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Sometimes the best trips are last minute, I'm glad you chose The Drake as your destination. I'd like to thank you for your lovely remarks about our historic property. "Great location, wonderful historic charm, offering great service" is exactly the review we strive for. We look forward to hosting you again for your next spur of the moment vacation. Stefan... More

Buford, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Drake is a marvelous hotel and I will stay with you as often as possible. You have done an amazing job of not only preserving the old world elegance but also the service quality only available at the best of the best hotels and resorts. Thank you for all you do and caring enough to make every stay special!

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StefanGruvberger, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review of The Drake on TripAdvisor. We strive to provide the best service, upholding a standard that has lasted almost a century-- and we do it for you. We care enough to make every stay special because, as a guest, you make it worthwhile. I truly appreciate the time you took to share... More

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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Drake hotel was wonderful. What a grand place. It is old so there are stairs where you wouldn't want them to be but it is a really nice place. I had a problem with my neighbor and their noise and I called the front desk. Within minutes security was at their door and they had a good talking to.... More

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Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Drake Hotel
Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#38 Family Hotel in Chicago
#45 Business Hotel in Chicago
#47 Spa Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
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 
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