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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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#101 of 211 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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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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Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Gladys A wrote a review Aug 2020
32 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all, walking in to their grand lobby is like stepping back in history, when Princess Diana and Frank Sinatra chose this hotel for their stay in Chicago. We had the magnificent view of Lake Michigan, which is so breathtaking, especially at night! Our family walked everywhere from the hotel, and even did an impromptu trip to the Tilt at John Hancock, where my hubby and I experienced the Tilt while our grown kids were still asleep on the comfortable beds. Our vehicle was parked a block away at the 900 building where Bloomingdales is, and it was very convenient to drive in and out while we stayed at the hotel. Great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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WallingfordEl wrote a review Aug 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania141 contributions73 helpful votes
It's hard to review any hotel during these weird pandemic times. I looked forward to experiencing a stay at the Drake and though many services are cut back ( or non existent), this hotel is still a grand dame. Our room overlooking the lake was comfortable and the view of the lake...spectacular. We had to get take out both nights but it was fun to bring our dinner back and dine while watching the sun set (and watch a storm roll by). The staff is trying so hard to make a stay comfortable. I would definitely love to return when the hotel once again offers High Tea and dining. Still, it was a wonderful stay. Don't miss the florist shop...it's amazing!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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JBolosh wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York237 contributions100 helpful votes
SOS save the Drake! I stayed for two days on business and the hotel was a dump! It had been years since I last stayed there and it had so much character and charm but not any more. Dirty hallways and elevators. Dirty rooms that haven’t seen an upgrade in a very long time. Worn, musty, dark and just a pal of sadness over the whole place. Hilton has obviously given up on this hotel so we can only hope that someone will purchase it who has integrity and the funds and creativity to give this once great hotel a new lease on life because The Hilton vampires have sucked all the blood out of this place. The staff knows and can’t say anything because they want to keep their jobs but they know how bad it’s gotten. And no security at night makes it a little scary coming and going. Walking the deserted halllways littered with clean stickers is creepy. Especially since you know this place is far from clean or sanitized. Sad. Just sad. The Drake needs a desperate SOS from a benefactor!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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WandererMind wrote a review Apr 2020
Bengaluru, India52 contributions20 helpful votes
Excellent place! The concierge was very helpful and the staff was very attentive. Loved the 2 days stay there, tho my room wasn't lake facing but the proximity to the lake and even to magnificent mile made it worth every penny. I booked it for the history it caries and that was pretty evident in the ambiance, architecture et al.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for lake facing rooms
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Response from SharonS5157, Manager at The Drake
Responded May 18, 2020
Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments, and we are glad you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back Thanks again Sharon
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Lisa M wrote a review Mar 2020
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We took Grandma and granddaughter to celebrate their birthdays together for high tea at The Drake. It was elegant and lavish. The wonderful team of Gisele, Mirchet, and Roberto made the experience warm and welcoming. They were friendly and professional and truly seemed to care and celebrate with us! They brought us delicious teatime treats and sandwiches and kept our tea kettles warm and full. These 3 made it such a special and luxurious afternoon. This will stay one of those special happy memories! Thank you for being so wonderful!!! We appreciate you!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: We had a large room with TWO bathrooms!!!!
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Responded Apr 5, 2020
We thank you for your time to forward your wonderful comments and we will share with our team. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the near future. Thanks Sharon
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $363 (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 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 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.
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.