"The Drake" is truly a grand old hotel. The rooms are a little dated, as in "Old Nice", but never-the -less, nice. Overall, our stay was very good and I would definitely stay there again. The one very large complaint I had was that the shower head in our room had a significant amount of mold/mildew growing on the surface of the head around the spray jets. I am highly allergic to mold and this could have had serious medical ramifications for me. Fortunately, there is modern medicine to deal with the allergies.
However, the mold/mildew is a real let down from the normally high standards of Hilton. Let's hope "The Drake" trains their housekeeping staff to pay more attention to the sanitary and healthy side of cleaning the bathrooms.
- 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