The have live music in the bar and gives a very nice ambient together with the classic decoration of the historic building. The location is perfect, one block away from the Gold Coast beach. Is not massive big, so it is very comfortable unlike the Palmer house where there is so much people because of the size of the hotel and you can't hear anything when the lobby is full.
Rooms have a perfect size.
Things to improve: The wall of my shower had hairs.. for a hotel of this category is totally unacceptable. Aside from that everything was perfect.
- 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