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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 #54 of 168 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I were in Chicago for a wedding, and being as it was our first time in Chicago, we weren't sure where to stay. There are so many nice looking hotels to choose from. We chose the Drake Hotel because it seemed like it was going to be in a good location. It was in a great location... More

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff . Wish we could have gotten a bottle of water for less than 3 dollars, but other than that great place to stay if you want to be right down town. There is free transportation right by and it is walking distance to the lake and many restaurant and stores. If you go to the Cape Cod... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake hotel has a lot of history. It is in beautiful condition and worth just walking through. The room we had was huge, had king bed with a couch , table an separate area with desk. The employees were amazing! Hotel is in great location, right by Oak street beach, block from water tower place.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake is a large, old hotel with charm and character. We had a nice view of the lake from our room; wonderfully convenient for lakefront walks or bike rides. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast buffet was delicious each morning, omelets made to order. Nicely equipped fitness center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed over the fourth of July holiday and were very close to everything...shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing on foot. The staff was excellent! Room was service good and the view was spectacular!

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful lake view with the lake just across the street; lovely tea in a beautiful environment with great live harp music, dog friendly (not just tolerant, but there is a fee); accessible to everything in Chicago

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was not very visually appealing for such an expensive price. The location was good and the staff was very nice, but the rooms weren't very nice looking (too old, and not old in an antique/vintage way).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the The Drake in May and it was one of the nicer hotels I have booked. I ended up with a very large room that was very spacious. Plenty of room to move around in the room. If I had to come up with a negative, the door to the bathroom was a bit troublesome as you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the lake-view junior suites for our honeymoon. We loved the location and the atmosphere of the suite and the hotel in general. The entire staff was welcoming and helpful. The breakfast buffet was included with our stay; while a far cry from the incredible Sunday Brunches the Drake once served, it was a pleasant start... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there for a convention. The hotel was beautiful, old style furnishings etc. Unfortunately there were many steps and staircases to get from one conference room to the other which was uncomfortable for my not so young knees. The staff were helpful and the ambience lovely. Location to high end shopping was great, an!d also to restaurants. I would... 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
#28 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #39 Family Hotel in Chicago #41 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #53 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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