The Drake hotel in Chicago, IL is a historical gem. We went in August and got a great deal! You can't beat the location, right on the shore of Lake Michigan! The hotel is steeped in tradition and is an old fashioned, elegant hotel. If you like tradition, then this is probably the hotel for you.
If you get a room with 2 beds, they are kind of small. However, the room was clean and the view was great. It was a peaceful hotel and the staff was pretty friendly. The hotel is surrounded by great shops and we loved the cafe downstairs. They also have tea time, which is really nice.
- 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