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140 East Walton Place, 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#121 of 220 in Chicago
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4.8
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4.3
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4.3
Value
4.0
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel is a historic downtown Chicago hotel in the Gold Coast, and has been a symbol of elegance and style since its opening in 1920. Celebrities and guests from around the world stay at our hotel to experience our first class service and excellent Chicago hotel location where the Magnificent Mile begins. Chicago City Attractions include Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile shopping and dining, Lake Michigan, Bloomingdale's, Oak Street Beach, Chicago Gold Coast, John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Lincoln Park Zoo, and North Avenue Beach. We offer stunning city and Lake Michigan views in the center of Chicago's famous shopping, nightlife, culture and local dining area. The Drake Dining Options include Café on Oak, serving breakfast daily, Coq d'Or Restaurant & Lounge, and Palm Court, where you can enjoy Afternoon Tea. Coq d'Or and Palm Court feature live entertainment on weekends.
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Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking nearby
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
24-hour security
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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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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stevebillis wrote a review May 21
Tulsa, Oklahoma1 contribution
The Drake is a classy hotel, well-appointed and nice rooms. For example, in the room, instead of a plastic ice bucket or tissue dispenser, they were made of metal. Walls had quality wallpaper not just painted. The staff was very good in terms of customer interaction. That said, there was serious understaffing of the front desk. Even outside of normal check-in/check-out times. there was a line of people waiting. In looking at the front desk, there was only one person there. One time I didn't see anyone there and just left! The other thing is that the Wi-Fi was too slow, I ran a speed test and download speed was less that 10Mg/second. Why doesn't a classy hotel have fiber internet that gives us speed in the 100mg range? The bed was quite comfortable but had trouble sleeping because my room was across the hall from the ice machine. Shockingly, the ice machine was not in a separate room but literally in the hallway! So the noise would occasionally wake me up. All that said, I would recommend staying at The Drake if your looking for a classic and classy hotel. Try to get a lakeside room as the view is amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Webster wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois95 contributions17 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Ever since I moved to Chicago for my first job out of college, I have wanted to experience a weekend at The Drake. This weekend, we did it! Yes, we splurged for a room with a lake view. Yes, *worth it*. Watching the sun set, then rise again over the water was a meditative, beautiful escape. We stayed in the Gold Coast Suite. It’s is a calm, peaceful, and generous space. The Drake is over 100 years old - a living antique. As we settle into the gorgeous yet well worn rooms, the Japanese word kintsukuroi comes to mind❤️ The Gold Coast Suite is deep luxury, old luxury. The living room and bedroom have *separate temperature controls*. We made use of that every day. The jacuzzi is wonderfully generous. Deep enough to settle into up to our shoulders. Large enough for two large adults to use together, fully lying down and without overlapping limbs. The shower was excellent. Rain shower, instant water pressure, and towels on a rack in the shower with you. The living room includes a couch, a couple of stuffed chairs, and a round dinner table with 4 chairs. We invited another couple over to share the view (and eat carry out food from the Rosebud resturant next door) one evening, and saved the other two nights for ourselves. Highly recommend the Drake!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Hope L wrote a review May 10
Rockaway, New Jersey64 contributions50 helpful votes
Classic hotel with large traditional furnished rooms and conveniently located for restaurants and shopping. One block from the John Hancock building. Nice stores in the base of the hotel.Friendly staff.
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Sasha wrote a review May 8
Chicago, Illinois148 contributions37 helpful votes
This hotel is located in the heart of downtown. Footsteps away from shopping, dining, the lake and pretty much everything. We had tea at Palm Court so it was convenient to walk downstairs and have tea. We also saw a play at Broadway Playhouse which was a 2 minute walk. My niece shopped at American Girl and we had brunch at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe. Loved waking up to the sun rising with lake views. The furniture is outdated, but it offers so much more that it’s not a problem, I would definitely recommend friends and family to stay here. Also I want to mention the bellhop went out his way to help us and volunteered to take our picture before we left the hotel. Everyone was pleasant and made our time at the Drake enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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J4372XAPeter_S wrote a review May 6
Lewiston, New York23 contributions9 helpful votes
I have a soft spot for the Drake but it has gone downhill terribly. We stayed two out of three nights and checked out, the service as so terrible. Among other things they forgot to bring up our baggage, the bed was hard and uncomfortable, they promised to bring up bottled water and never did. Had to ask twice for extra pillows. There was no hot water, just very tepid. Had to complain twice about that. The engineer came and said it could not be fixed and said he would get reception to contact us about a new room. They never did. When I finally spoke to a front desk supervisor she told me none of this had been noted on the account. Only the Coq d"Or bar lounge was its old reliable self and was excellent. My recommendation is to stay away. WE checked out and moved to the ever reliable JW Marriott.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Michael G wrote a review May 4
Chicago, United States21 contributions4 helpful votes
I stay at many hotels, different states, countries, Provinces and brands, but primarily Hilton. Having traveled extensively the past 40 years I still rate the Drake as a 5+ among the very best. The quality of staff, services, rooms, and amenities is second to none - anywhere. Never a disappointment ever. A few problems here and there but always handled swiftly and fully. Simply the most beautiful of hotel venues and staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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steveschanning wrote a review Apr 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1 contribution
Service, accommodations, and staff were second to none. This trip was a “get away weekend” for my wife and I to Chicago. By far, the Drake was one of the nicest hotels that we have stayed at. Would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Nicole F wrote a review Apr 2022
pittsburgh27 contributions32 helpful votes
Every visit to the Drake is an adventure. The staff is very accommodating and always is happy help. The bar in the basement is fun to people watch in. Location is the best. Close enough to walk to stores and restaurants. A trip to Chicago must include a stay at the Drake!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Meghan12 wrote a review Apr 2022
Lake Lotawana, Missouri1 contribution
Stayed there for a vball tournament this wknd. Customer service is not up the par. Rooms were hot . A/C did not cool rooms down. Could not open windows. Rooms were run down and old looking. Nothing what photos represent. Do not pick here to stay. Im sure there are other places to stay with up to date rooms at a more reasonable rate
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid the drake hotel
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Kathleen wrote a review Mar 2022
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Rooms are dated and much, much smaller than they appear in the photos. While bathrooms are more updated, the pipes are old so you might find sediment when you run the water. Front desk staff was very kind. Location is great if you want to shop but not is you want history.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$217 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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 American Girl Place Chicago (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, a lounge, and breakfast 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, The Lobby, and RL.
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.