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The Drake, A Hilton Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
155Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
59Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Classic Chicago style meets modern conveniences! The room was wonderful. Ask for a view of the lake. Make sure if you stay over the weekend to visit the lounge and listen to the band. Beautiful hotel with great style.
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This historic luxury property is located in a prime area of Chicago right on the lake side of Michigan Ave. It is an older hotel but is very well maintained. Although we had a lake side room the view was fog and rain during our visit. Our nicely furnished room was large with
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Response from mchin80, Manager at The Drake, A Hilton Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the great comments from your stay. We hope that you will return to enjoy a warm and sunny day in Chicago in the near future. Safe travels and thanks again.
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The Drake is a legendary Chicago landmark with a long history. It is located in the Gold Coast, one of Chicago’s nicest neighborhoods. The common areas are very elegant. Rooms vary quite a bit by size and features. Some have great views of Lake Michigan. Lots of restaurants
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We loved staying here - it was an easy 2 block walk to the John Hancock building (Tilt, restaurants) and very easy to walk down the Magnificent Mile for shopping and eating. The doormen were always friendly and helpful. The bed was pretty comfortable, the room was large.
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As you enter the Drake you are greeted by friendly personnel eager to help. The lobby area was overflowing with fresh flowers. Our king bedded room was huge, however the size of the bathroom was underwhelming. We did have an issue with the water drainage in our shower which
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Does The Drake have a shuttle from Midway?
I believe they’re one of the few hotels that does not. We wanted a ride back to the airport. It was $45.
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How much is the parking, we are driving in .and will probably Uber around town
According to TheDrakeHotel website it’s Parking: Valet parking @ $70 and self-park @ $49.
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Dear eastdeparture, yes, we have now installed technology that requires guests to have a room key to allow access to the floors. If I can assist in anyway, and potentially note your reservation to ensure we issue you sufficient keys for your party. We look forward to have you as our guest. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager
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Hi Alice M, Equinox visit is $25.00 per visit, as long as when you go to Equinox, you show your room key. We look forward to have you as our guest. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager
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"higher floors are best"
"Only had high Tea so cannot comment on the rooms."
"If looking for real luxury look to other name chains in Chicago"
"Request a room overlooking the lake, but they will charge extra. This hotel room only offers a small coffee maker--no fridge or microwave."
"Ask for a lake view if you enjoy looking out at Lake Michigan and South Lake Shore Drive."
$154 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentralNear North SideMagnificent Mile
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