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140 E. Walton Place Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#100 of 213 hotels 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, A Hilton 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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Salon
Paid private parking nearby
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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jennypitts wrote a review Jan 14
Temuco, Chile103 contributions4 helpful votes
Was not impressed with much. We got in late, to start our stay off we got stuck in the elevator, then we had the room reserved for four people we had to call for extra covers because none were in the room the the couch bed, along with needing extra towels as we only had enough for two people. Then when booking the room it said minibar, of course that was not in the room either. One of our blinds was broken as well to the windows. Dirt along baseboards and inside of cabinets were dirty. We have used a lot of hotels between the US and Chile most being cheaper than this and they by far were nicer and cleaner than this one. You would think for the price it would offer more, I understand it has a lot of history behind the hotel which is neat but you need to keep up with surrounding prices and accommodations as well or eventually it is going to not be there anymore.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Oat R wrote a review Oct 2020
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+ Very convenient location to walk around to restaurants and shopping + Not bad for the self-parking, of course hotel charges for that + Nice services + If you get the lake view can be really nice - Rush hour can be annoying for driving around
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Sharon Smith, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake
Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear Oat R Thank you for taking the time to forward your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The Drake Hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we are truly delighted to know you had a marvelous stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Thanks again Sharon
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GoPlaces312016 wrote a review Jan 12
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The most basic amenity was not available to us during our stay. For $170 a night I would expect to be able to take a hot shower in clean water. See pictures below. Seemed like staff knew this was a problem and responded by telling us to just run the water for a few minutes for it to clear up. It didn't. After running the water for close to an hour they finally sent maintenance but they weren't able to solve it either. After that we requested a room change. Dirty hot water persisted to be a problem even in new room. Although more clear, it left dirt remnants in the shower after you ran the water. Needless to say, we weren't able to shower. Thank god we only stayed for one night. I made several attempts to contact the Drake to make them aware of this issue but radio silence. It was really disappointing since we were so looking forward to our stay at the historic Drake. I really didn't think having to worry about clean hot water was going to be a part of the experience. Stay at the Millennium Knickerbocker across the street. Half the price and you can shower!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Diane G wrote a review Sep 2020
Temecula, California183 contributions50 helpful votes
First time in Chicago and was looking forward to staying at the Drake. Contactless entry is provided instead of going to the front desk and rooms are what would be expected of an iconic hotel/price range. As expected, services are almost non-existent during COVID and ordering and/or going out for a meal is to be expected. However, I would think at a minimum The Drake could provide for some time of coffee service and packaged foods at their street level restaurant. Instead, when you wake up and would like a cup of coffee to start your day you are directed to go outside, walk a block to the nearest Starbucks and get your coffee there. Nothing like waking up and having to walk outside early in the morning to get breakfast. If other food establishments are open and available for consumers, why couldn't an establishment like The Drake find a way to offer this most basic of services? Not impressed.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear Diane G Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we're very sorry you were unhappy with your recent stay regarding our lack of services. We hope this experience will not deter you from returning to our property when we are back in full swing. We do hope to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Thanks again Sharon Smith Drake Management
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LongA1066 wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions17 helpful votes
Visited in September 2020 and thoroughly enjoyed stay. Very sizeable room with wonderful high ceilings and bath of entry hall. Comfortable bed. Excellent workstation when I needed to do work. Room was clean and front desk very helpful. Unfortunately with Covid I could not try their restaurants. At some point updating will be necessary but if you want to enjoy the way grand hotels were built the Drake still has it!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: If you wish to pay a little more request a lake view and wake up to a wonderful view
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Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear LongA1066 Thank you for taking the time to forward your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The Drake Hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we are truly delighted to know you have a marvelous stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thanks again Sharon Smith Drake Management
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the drake hotel chicago, hilton hotels chicago, chicago drake hotel, drake hotel chicago
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Gold Coast / Near North Side / Magnificent Mile
NUMBER OF ROOMS
535
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Drake
Which popular attractions are close to The Drake?
Nearby attractions include Lookingglass Theatre Company (0.2 miles), Fourth Presbyterian Church (0.1 miles), and 360 Chicago Observation Deck (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Drake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Drake?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Drake?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Drake?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Drake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Foodease, and The Lobby.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Drake?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Drake?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Drake?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Drake offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Drake?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.