My daughter and I spend 2 days at the Drake in Chicago. What a fantastic hotel. I was surprised when it came up on the bidding site particularly at the rate I bid. Check the bidding for travel sites for more info. Arrived and parked across just across Michigan Ave, for $27 for 24 hours, and checked in, hotel valet is very expensive as is standard at this level hotel in Chicago. The self park is $35. Go across the street Front desk staff moved us into a two twin bed room on a refurbished floor and were generally friendly and helpful. The lobby is phenomenal, a piece of another age. The room was more pedestrian, It faced Walton Pl and was on the small side, not tiny, just small. We had a huge flat panel tv and an internet connection ($12.95/day) but there is wireless from somewhere else for $9.95 a day if you are a cheapskate. Beds were comfy, and the bathroom small but the shower was divine! Just the ticket after a long cold walk on Michigan ave. We did not eat at the hotel, as there are many options close up on Rush and State streets. Great place for breakfast is the Original Pancake House. Bell staff kept our bags efficiently after we checked out. Overall a great stay at a great hotel.
- 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