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The Drake Hotel

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gold standard of elegant, historic hotels. Staying here sold me on staying in these properties nationwide. The location is outstanding, with lake views and right on Michigan Avenue. Bell staff and parking valets superb. Rooms and lobby everything you expect from a top notch historic hotel. The word is "classy." In every way.

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Laguna Beach, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived late to the hotel and were pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the front desk staff. Upon entering our room we were assaulted by a smoky room smell. The staff relocated us to another room but it was not inn the executive floor and was noisy in the morning. Personally I was excited to stay at the Historic... More 

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Oswego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This past weekend I surprised my wife with a quick stay-cation in the city. I chose The Drake Hotel because of its history, location and comfort. Upon check-in, we were awarded an upgrade to a lake view superior room and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The room was spacious and comfortable, slightly dated, but lovely. The staff... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, our seventh floor view of the lake was stunning. Bar has good food and good service. Very nice room with High quality bedding, but the bed and pillows in our room are in desperate need of an upgrade! Not a super comfortable sleep which is why I give the room a 3 rating. A non lumpy... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best in Chicago! I have stayed in a lot of hotels but this is one of the best ever. I can see why it is ranked as one of the top 100 ranked hotels in the US. I would highly recommend this hotel and its facilities.

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Los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Drake Hotel has wonderful location, with old world charm. Staff is wonderful andy try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Everybody is friendly and eager to help. Beds are great, room service is there to help.

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Thank Harold L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Drake for our anniversary. The staff congratulated us, up graded our room and sent a complementary bottle of champagne to our room. For an old hotel the rooms are a very nice mix of old and new, decorated very tastefully.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Drake Hotel during our 3 night visit to Chicago. This is a nice hotel in a very convenient location. However, I found the room and lobby area to be very tired looking and in need of renovations. Housekeeping was below average. Our coffee grounds and empty sugar packets were left in tact. Even after we called and... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this hotel! It is elegant and has a helpful, friendly staff. The location is great for exploring and shopping on the magnificent mile. The only reason I didn't put a fifth star is because we were told they would text me when our room was ready, and they did not. They apologized. The day before there had been... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice piece of history! I had a king room, it was very large! Very clean, comfortable bed too. Very quiet for a Chicago hotel. Lobby and common areas are great to visit, a great glimpse of the past! Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Palm Court
Palm Court
Cuisines: Gluten Free Options, American, British
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Price Range: $161 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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