Stayed at the Drake for four nights and had a great experience. If you travel to Chicago, especially in the warm weather months, I can't imagine spending much time in the hotel anyway!! Staff was helpful and polite - although I didn't have many special requests except for a cot which was delivered promptly. The valet staff and doormen were excellent with directions, advice, luggage, etc. Just be sure to call down in advance (15-20 minutes) and your car will be ready to go.
Rate was $129 a night prepaid - can't beat that.
Great location on North Michigan Avenue! Shopping, Restaurants, Etc.
Check-in was fast and painless.
Bags were delivered to the room quickly.
Valet was $30 / night
Room was nice, clean, quiet, and roomy enough for two men.
Nice bathroom with lots of room, good water pressure, and hot water.
Lots of towels and nice bathrobes.
View was nothing special from our room.
Construction across the street causes some traffic congestion in front of the hotel.
Bottom line: Beautiful hotel with great character and an attentive staff. It is not the Ritz or the Four Seasons, but for the price you can't beat it! There may or may not be a health club, and I can't comment on the food as I never ate there. The Drake is a perfect base camp for a trip to Chicago - hundreds of restaurants, bars, stores, and sites to be had within walking distance.
- 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