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The Drake, A Hilton Hotel
Ranked #86 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here before, but my last visit I had to ask for a change of room because it had a weird smell. They gave us another room which was much better, had a nice view and no weird smells. Its a good option if when visiting chicago. Love this place because they filmed My Best Friends Wedding here and I just love the movie!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel location is great. Its right besides the beach and shopping area.
You can walk 3mins to the beach to enjoy the sun and go back shower and then get ready for shopping.
Hotel looks very nice and elegance and make you feel like go back to the old times.
The bed is one of the most comfortable bed among the hotels i stayed.

However, i do find the facilities in the room is a bit older compared to other modern hotels.
My room is right besides the corner and face the beach. However, since the floor is low, it is a bit noise at night. You can hear the cars passing by very clearly.

Nevertheless, it's a great experience. and they do have a awsome afternoon tea.

Room Tip: pick a higher floors to avoid the noise from the street.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is very well located. It is right by Michigan lake in a very pretty Chicago area. I have enjoyed the room and the view. It almost felt like I was at the beach.

Staff is very very professional and amicable.

I really enjoyed my experience

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We love staying at the Drake. This is an older hotel but very beautiful and well-kept. We've stayed here several times when visiting Chicago. Location is great at the north end of Michigan Avenue. Holidays are an extra-special time to stay at the Drake!

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor and get a room with a view of Lake Michigan.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel is beautiful and location is perfect to walk to most shopping and even to Navy Pier. My Granddaughter enjoyed the A G store, lunch and the American Girl hotel package although disappointed about milk and cookies only one night of stay. This hotel is not cheap and probably only a one time experience with children.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

The hotel itself is beautiful. Reception and public areas are very nicely decorated and very appealing. We had an Executive Suite which was wonderful. A good hairdryer and ample toiletries which were replenished daily. Buffet breakfast was included and was plentiful with enough choice to suit most tastes. The service staff were very friendly and efficient. A couple of things which are the only reasons I didn't score the hotel as excellent were: Cape Cod - we dined in the restaurant but it was uncomfortably cold in there. The air conditioning was excessively cold, so much so that we felt we rushed our very expensive meal to get out into a warmer room. The areas around the lifts (elevators) and corridors also had very cold spots. Also, valet parking is very expensive. As foreigners we didn't know where public parking was so took the valet option. Dropped the car off on arrival and didn't use it again until 3 days later to get back to the airport. An expensive option considering we didn't actually use the valet much. (We needed the car as we had driven to Michigan, but maybe next time we would drop the car back to the airport and return to the hotel for our stay and get a cab back to the airport for our flight).
We love the hotel location and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I absolutely love the Drake. It's an older hotel but the elegance and glamour is still all there. The rooms are a great size. Our room actually had 2 bathrooms in it. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The location is amazing for all your Chicago sights. The holidays are a great time to visit because the hotel is decorated beautifully. Worth walking by even if you don't stay there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Chicago
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#53 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $135 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake, A Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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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