A very last minute meeting resulted in a very last.minute reservation at the Drake..the only available room was with twin beds but we were in a jam and booked it. Upon arrival the valet and bellman promptly took the car and the bags...check in took mere minutes and we went off to inspect our twin bed room. Suprisingly, the room was great, huge bathroom,big closet, super comfy fluffy beds which made me happy.
We went down to the bar and had drinks and snacks, specifically manhattens, deviled eggs and chicken wings and all were perfect. The bar is old school fun.
We ordered room service for breakfast and made some crazy requests on the room service hangtag you leave on the door. Everything thing we asked for was done perfectly...we wanted poached eggs on spinach on top of tomatoes and they did it! Anyway we got a late checkout and made our meeting happy and rested.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Drake Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotels Chicago
- Chicago Drake Hotel
- Drake Hotel Chicago