We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 169 Chicago hotels

The Drake Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
Hotel deals
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Summer in the City Sale
Save Saved
You added The Drake Hotel to your Saves list
The Drake Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
79%
Ranked #50 of 169 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Cpasweetie Cleveland, Ohio
  • Overview
  • Reviews (1,764)
  • Photos (717)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (400)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,764 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    847
    549
    194
    116
    58
See reviews for
280
563
91
510
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (400)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake was great in accepting my Doberman as a guest. The building was fabulous, but the room was so so. I paid over $700 for one night-- not exactly a good price. The location is unbeatable and the staff were great! Bell boy and valet definitely earned great tips. I love the hotel, but the price will be the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
silver lake
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here end of June 2014. We did not have a good experience. Management responded, we gave it another try. Downtown for a wedding over Labor Day Wkend. Room was spacious, clean, view of the lake. We couldnt have been more pleased. Ordered coffee from room service in the morning, it arrived in 15 min. We then had breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would highly recommend staying here. All staff are extremely courteous & helpful - from the doormen, the valet, front desk, concierge etc they were super nice & above all, GENUINE (though that's all of Chicago, such a friendly city). The hotel itself is gorgeous & room was as expected - old world charm & furnishings, though comfortable. Walls were slightly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband & I have enjoyed The Drake on numerous occasions. This time we booked a 2 night stay for business & pleasure. Unfortunately we slipped from Diamond to Gold HHonors level this year. The day of arrival we noticed the room rates posted online were 15% below our reservation. I called reservations to see if they would "honor" the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful experience. We were treated like royalty. Staff went over the top to make our stay memorable. We were celebrating my husband's 60th with our 21 year old daughter and 16 year old son. We all thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The food at the restaurant was awesome and the concierge helped us numerable to book events. Wouldn't stay anywhere... More

Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family has been staying at the Drake, literally for generations. For us it was always part of our love affair with Chicago. Unfortunately their standards seem to be slipping. We took two rooms for four days. We requested robes, turn down service and a Tribune in the morning, none of which appeared throughout our stay. There were cobwebs in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jim G, I am sincerely sorry you had a very disappointing stay with us. Id very much like the opportunity to speak to you in person, to apologize, and also see what I can do to ensure we do stay as part of a family tradition. I can be contacted directly at the hotel at 3129324505. I look forward... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All rooms are non smoking. Prompt room service. Great Lake view. Large spacious rooms in this historical facility. Needs better sound proofing if there is a connecting door as you could hear conversation from the other room which was a problem late in the night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Muhammad A for your review. I am thrilled you had great service and enjoyed the spectacular views our hotel offers. Please accept my apologies for the noise disturbance. I encourage you to reach out to me personally on your next visit so I can ensure you don’t receive a room with a connecting door. Kind regards, Kathryn Day... More

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband I recently went to Chicago for the first time and stayed at The Tremont because that is where the couple we were traveling with made reservations! What a nightmare. The Tremont was dank, musty, moldy, smelly, worn and outdated. We checked out on a Friday night no less and rushed to The Drake. All they had was an... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Sharon S, I am thrilled Fabiola could ensure your vacation was not ruined and that you have discovered the Drake, our wonderful afternoon tea, Coq D’or and the very famous, Cape Cod. I have shared your comments with my team, especially Fabiola, who smiled from ear to ear to hear you had personally recognized her! We can’t wait to welcome... More

Bellbrook, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful classic hotel. Great location. The Palm Court bar is wonder with great old style jazz and swing bands on weekends. Professional staff. The lobby is grand. The only place we want to stay in Chicago.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Drake Hotel experience never disappoints. From the Doorman to the reception person to Room Service and the Housekeeping Staff, everyone excels. The room is always well appointed and clean. I just feel so comfortable here. I initially made dinner reservations at a very trendy restaurant and then cancelled them for The Cap d'Or and the Cape Cod Room and... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Drake Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Drake Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Tingo, Hilton Hotels, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Reservation Counter, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL, Otel and Venere so you can book your The Drake Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago

717 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (315)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (71)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (79)
Viewed
View from room (24)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Other (110)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (355)
Viewed
Amenities (104)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (53)
Viewed
Standard Guest Room with King Bed (127)
Viewed
The Hotel (71)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (48)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Chicago with
any amenities

Amenities

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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #31 Family Hotel in Chicago #37 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #45 Business Hotel in Chicago
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
535

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of The Drake Hotel and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Drake Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer