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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the welcome to the checkout everything was superb. Staying here is like stepping back to the grand hotels of 100 years ago. Great bars and restaurants. Location is great as are views from the hotel.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Drake last Sunday, August 10th in celebration of our 40th anniversary. I wish to express to you our sincere appreciation for the wonderful treatment by everyone at this hotel to make our stay memorable. From the upgraded room, to the wonderful champaign and cake, to the delightful staff service from all whom we interacted with during... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you walk in to the lobby, look around. Just beautiful! If you like classic older hotels, this should be on your list. Many older hotels have cramped rooms. Not here! My room and bathroom were enormous! It also had a very nice view of Lake Michigan. Fantastic location on Michigan Avenue next to Oak Street Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel carry an air of aristocrat and character. The best part is that the service team did not let that get to their head. Service is great and friendly. Room conditions are excellent except elevator entrance can be interesting if you have a large frame due to older system.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great stay at The Drake. Located on the Miracle Mile, the hotel is rich in Chicago history but has updated and lovely amenities. I was impressed by the multiple restaurants and bars available to guests, the gorgeously maintained lobby, and well-appointed hotel rooms. Our bathroom was a little on the small side, but that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall stay was great. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. The concierge staff is really helpful and knowledgeable. I agree with a lot of the reviews that the hotel is pretty old - the rooms are not very modern and are quite beaten down. The location is beautiful, just at the top of the Magnificent Mile.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall stay was good. Not happy with cancellation policy. Had to leave a day early due to a death in the family and was charged in full. Older hotel if you are looking for modern facilities this is not the place for you.

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

Dear Kathy R, Thank you for your review. Please accept my condolences’ for the death in your family. Please contact me at 3129324505 to discuss your concerns with the early departure fee. I look forward to your call, Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived in the city early and hoped for early Hilton check in possibility, but only got in 1 hr early. Reservations were on the Executive level, but no room available so upgraded to Jr. Suite. Large corner room with 5 windows! Spent little time in room, but enjoyed Executive lounge and lake view over continental breakfast. Biggest issue is parking... More

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

Dear Doug R, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our Executive Lounge and the amazing view from there over Lake Michigan. I appreciate your feedback on the price of parking, and we will consider it internally. We do offer a discounted self park option though, verses the valet parking, should you be looking for a lower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Drake for 3 nights. Our room was clean and comfortable. We had a room with a lake view was terrific. The concierge staff was extremely helpful in answering our questions and making suggestions as to what we should not miss, as well as where we could grab bite to eat or have a... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always enjoy returning to The Drake Hotel where the staff is always friendly and professional, rooms are large and clean and service is outstanding. No better place to get the feel of what Chicago has to offer than here. Great hotel, great location, great city....can't wait to go back and do it all over again!!

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Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
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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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