My husband and I traveled to Chicago for the first time and stayed at The Drake Hotel along the Magnificent Mile. WOW! We wanted to stay somewhere that had an authentic, non chain feel and this was it!
* The hotel retains a unique feel and atmosphere even though it is a Hilton property.
* The entire staff provided EXCELLENT customer service. Everyone from the valet, to front desk, to Concierge was friendly, helpful and professional.
* Walking to many restaurants and shopping areas is simple and within blocks.
* The hotel has access to the lakeside recreational trail across the street for those who want outdoor recreation and truly well equipped fitness center indoors.
* Rooms were well sized for a city environment.
* Easy to navigate area without a car to head downtown for the adventurous who are willing to use subway. Access is an easy several block walk.
* Easy access to many local attractions listed in the Go Chicago card.
This is truly a four star hotel, so the prices for everything matched that expectation. Hence, I would not recommend this hotel for lower middle class families traveling on a tight budget.
- 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