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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 #52 of 168 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
E31_Owner Washington, D.C.
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I realize the Drake dates back to the 1920s and it aims to be a throwback to a more glamorous time. But I wasn't impressed. I was paying a negotiated rate and I expected to be assigned a less-than-lavish room. (This practice is especially common in big old hotels that have lots of rooms that were just fine was Eisenhower... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I booked a Lakeview twin room at the Drake for a girls' getaway and were looking forward to staying at a nice hotel that Chicago is known for. While the lakeview is certainly worth the extra price, the Drake itself is not. We arrived at the hotel at 9:30 a.m. after a very early flight, and while... More

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chicago, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are staying here on points, prepare to be treated as a second class citizen. Practically had to argue with check in staff to get room when checking in after 6pm as the room they had supposedly allocated for me was still being used by flight crew. I was told we could not get in till after 8pm. When... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, amazing view and location. We had the most enjoyable experience ever. Staff was nicest ever. You don't want to miss this next time you are in Chicago. We booked a month ahead and got a decent rate.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up in Chicago 3rd generation so I know what a gem the Drake is. Was very disappointed a few years back So was hesitant to stay this past wknd for my niece's wedding. From the moment we arrived on Friday morning to our check out on Sunday everything was perfect! All 9 of us coming in from Denver... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a room at the Drake last minute when our adult son who was a week between jobs decided to join us. The hotel previously booked could not accommodate 3 adults. The Drake had "Family Rooms" which were perfect without having the expense of another room to accommodate the 3 of us. It is a larger sized room with... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed on the 10th floor (top floor) because it was said to be haunted by "the lady in red". Didn't see her but had an awesome room with a view of the best parts of Chicago. Room Service was excellent and the front desk staff was very helpful getting my luggage (delayed by the airline) to my room. Great... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am very pleased with my stay at the drake hotel in chicago. Kathryn Day, General Manager has done a fine job with all aspects of the hotel. I found no negative issues that many other reviewers have posted. Check In was very simple. I appreciate The Drake being VERY pet Friendly. If you are traveling with your pet, the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended a conference at this hotel. Beautiful lobby but on leaving the lobby in all directions were steps either going up or going down except for the floor elevator on the lobby level. Afternoon tea is served and requires a reservation. Convenient for city tours.

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

Thank you Parsons9593 for a great review of your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed our hotel, the location and our famous afternoon tea. I hope to see you again very soon when traveling to this area. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More

East Providence, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not going to lie, being a Diamond preferred member and hearing my request for a lake view room could not be met, I was a bit disappointed. But, after that moment everything was perfect. Beautiful rooms, executive lounge was great, and awesome options for dinner/drinks in the hotel. First time in Chicago and didn't know where to stay, this... More

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

Dear Joshua I, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Drake Chicago, our location, our restaurants and bars and our Executive Lounge. Thank you for your loyalty to Hilton as a Diamond Member and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #38 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #39 Family Hotel in Chicago #46 Business Hotel in Chicago
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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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