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The Drake Hotel

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this hotel! Cannot beat the location ! The staff is friendly and the bar is lots of fun on the weekend! The views of Lake Michigan are terrific from many of the rooms. We hope to return to Chicago again and it will be our third visit to the Drake.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked an Executive Level room and feel like it was a waste of money. The room had a wonderful view of the lake but the furniture and lighting was outdated by at least 25 years. Upon arrival, the room carpet was still wet from a shampoo. They recommended that we leave so that housekeeping could further dry the carpet.... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a an 'old gal' of a hotel - a land mark in Chicago - in great shape with super rooms, staff and food. I had one problem with my wifi and it was fixed pronto. A most enjoyable stay - and they even had great coffee to enjoy anytime of the day or night. The service overall was... More 

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Branson, United States
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Management has really classed this great ole hotel down. sub par room amenities. poor house keeping , ridiculous amenities with the concierge lounge including very high prices for drinks. It's sad to see this happen to the Drake. Won't be staying there again which pains me. I have stayed for many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the drake in chicago was one top notch hotel and if you want a special night with your spouse take them there, really classy and very friendly polite people who go out of their way to help you and yours a little pricy but worth it

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel is a Chicago landmark. Spent 5 night and really enjoyed the old glamour of a time gone by. The staff was great, the room was large with 2 bathrooms and right on Michigan Ave. Some minor things need attention, but overall a nice stay. Great beds!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Drake since I had a music festival in the area a few weeks back. I have stayed here before, but this time it felt different. The room was extremely old and not up to date. I understand the hotel has been around for quite some time, but c'mon! The seats in the room looked old and... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at The Drake through the grand entrance, and made our way upstairs to the front desk. Check-in was quick and easy, if a little impersonal. The architectural detail and decor transported us back in time as we strolled through the wide halls to find our room. The room was charming, and the minibar was stocked with goodies. We... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Drake is a portal to experience the grandeur of the early 20th century. It nicely integrates the technology of today with the luxury of yesterday. Kudos to the ownership for its preservation of the historic integrity of the hotel and for an excellent staff to ensure that the trip through this portal to the past is a memorable journey.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shopping at every corner. Walking distance to the John Hancock building and if you want to catch a bus tour. Great coffee and food at the restaurants in the hotel. Great lightning for makeup application.

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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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Amenities

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  • 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: 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: $140 - $446 (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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