Situated in a great location at the north end of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Drake remains a classic gem of a hotel, and surprisingly affordable for such a renowned name. Rooms were clean and comfortable, with good lighting throughout. The layout of the room did leave some to be desired, with television and small couch on opposite ends (I assume this is a product of the older design of the building). Still, a lovely and well-maintained property, and definitely worth a visit.
Hotel is located along Michigan Ave., so catching a city bus generally means only a few minutes' wait, if you opt not to walk. Subway is a couple blocks west.
Don't bother paying extra for "City View" rooms - more often than not, your view will be of the rooftop A/C machinery.
Hotel places a $100 hold (per day reserved) on credit card upon check-in, to cover incidentals. Maybe a deal-breaker on a long stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Drake Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotels Chicago
- Chicago Drake Hotel
- Drake Hotel Chicago