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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 #48 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel approximately once per year for the last ten years or so and love it. First of all, the location is great. It is right on Michigan Avenue at the far north end of the Magnificent Mile, prime shopping and dining territory. Second of all, it is a classic grand hotel kept in tip-top shape,... More

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Farmington, Arkansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was very spacious. The view of Michigan avenue was nice. It is very close to lots of stuff on Rush street etc. The shopping close to the Drake is a bit upscale for me, but hey so is the cost of the Drake. March is a very cold time to go to Chicago, brrrr. I thought the noise... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives: 1)*nice, helpful staff (except for one) 2) nice view of the lake from my room 3) clean room 4) plenty of hot water. *The concierge, valet attendants and bellmen were extremely courteous and helpful - I felt pampered by them. I also had one particularly nice housekeeping lady who went to another floor and brought me a bucket of... More

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Naples, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the ambience of The Drake. I stayed because of HH but really wanted my neice who is in UIC for Architecture, to see the Hotel. She noted the inlaid ceilings, the elevators with couches, the mail shoot, the powder room, etc. I felt Marilyn Monroe had just checked out~!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my husband and two grown up children. Was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Did not dine in the hotel but consider it to be a well positioned historical hotel full of character. Would stay there again on a heartbeat.

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

On behalf of the entire Drake Hotel Team, thank you for your truly gracious review of our National Historic Landmark hotel. I enjoy reading about families who appreciate the background story of our hotel: almost a century of famed Chicago corruption, passion and scandal have passed through our doors. We welcome you back and hope you have the opportunity to... More

München, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Drake. It was such a nice hotel. the Lobby is amazing, the rooms so couzy and the whole impression is just excellent. its location was just perfect to go for a stroll and discover some local highlights. I cannot wait to return to the Drake!

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

We can't wait to have you back! Thank you for taking the time to share your observations of our historic property. Perhaps, when you come back, the REAL CHICAGO history tour will be open so that you can get an in depth look at how The Drake has remained the fulcrum of controversy, scandal and romance for almost 100 years!... More

Petersburg, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we have stayed at the Drake. And it wont be the last time. My wife & I loved the Old Chicago feel of the Drake. The room was nice and larger than I thought they would be. The location of the Drake made it even better, we are use to staying on the South Side of the Mile... More

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

It brings me great pleasure to read such a glowing review of our landmark property. If you truly enjoy that "Old Chicago" feel, you should come back in late spring for The Drake's REAL CHICAGO history lunch and tour. The tour includes a three course prix fixe meal, but mainly showcases some of the most interesting facts about Northern Michigan... More

Lincoln, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Drake. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Despite a wedding and a swing band in the lounge our room was very quiet. The only downside is that the parking facility is two blocks away, but I imagine this is fairly typical for a large downtown area. Fortunately dealing... More

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

Thank you for your very kind review of The Drake on TripAdvisor. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed yourselves at our National Historic Landmark property. I hope you and your family will have a chance to visit us again soon as the weather gets warmer so that you can benefit from the proximity to Oak Street Beach and... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Drake is one of those iconic hotels that you should at least see once. The lobby and the public areas are beautiful and bring you back to a time when hotels were palaces of glamour and style. Well the rooms at The Drake do the same thing, they transport you back in time, but not in a good way.... More

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

I appreciate you taking the time to share your observations on TripAdvisor. It was truly regrettable that your stay did not meet your valid expectations. I can assure you that this is an anomaly and I’d appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further to discuss the details of your stay. If you would, please email me your TripAdvisor name... More

Paxton, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go to hotel in downtown Chicago. I have stayed in just about every category of room available from the basic king bed room to a suite that you could fit four regular rooms in. I have been pleased with all of them. The beds are very comfortable & the rooms are clean. One neat room that they... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review The Drake Hotel on TripAdvisor and choosing us as your "go to hotel in downtown Chicago." I was so pleased that you have consistently found our staff to be polite and professional, though I can't say I'm surprised as we do pride ourselves on the guest experience. Thus, I was disappointed 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
Amenities:
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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#28 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#36 Family Hotel in Chicago
#44 Business Hotel in Chicago
#48 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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