My husband and I spent our wedding night in this hotel, which had a special meaning for us as it was where my grandparents spent their wedding night in 1946. That said, The Drake has been lavishly restored and all its beautiful original designs and architectural highlights preserved. We had a stunning view of Lake Michigan and the staff spared no expense looking after us and ensuring that our stay was special. We were upgraded from a lake view room to the Senator's Suite! The suite consisted of a very cozy and comfortable bedroom with a truly amazing bed, a standard bathroom and a ridiculously large open plan living room/dining room. Bizarrely we were in one of the most luxurious rooms in the hotel and it didn't feel that...comfortable. Although it was spacious beyond belief it was sparsely furnished and a bit soulless, and the bathroom was nothing to write home about. I believe that all the bathtubs in the hotel are the originals, which means they are small and shallow; I would have expected the Senator's Suite to come with a sumptuous bathtub large enough for two, and it was beyond disappointing that it didn't.
- 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, 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Drake Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotels Chicago
- Chicago Drake Hotel
- Drake Hotel Chicago