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The Drake Hotel

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here on a Thursday night and loved it. The heavy window treatments blocked most of the city noise, the carpets were so thick, and the bathroom was very large for a hotel. Room 820. We booked this for my first trip to Chicago and I cannot wait to go back. The robes were so cozy & a Starbucks/bus...

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect stay at the Drake for a family visit. Had three rooms for a week, one with daily breakfast plan. The location is perfect for getting anywhere North, South, Rush Street, or along the lakefront. Used the breakfast coupons at Lavazza Cafe instead of the hotel buffet. Freshly squeezed OJ, coffee/latte and pastry were better (and healthier) choice each day....

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you DFDubya for your review of your Thanksgiving celebration with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay with us and will return. Thank you also for your feedback with regards to our fitness center. There are plans in the next year to upgrade the equipment we have. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake hotel is a classic Chicago hotel! The location was great to go for a morning run on Lake Michigan, jump on the train to Wrigley, or walk to Magnificent Mile to shop. The staff is friendly and took good care of my family during our stay.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel in the heart of Chicago! Great location, rooms, and service was excellent! You can get to Hancock Tower, Little Eatily, and the river with a very short walk! I would highly recommend Steve's Segway Tour, Field Museum, Architectural tour and of course a Cubs game!

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife had always wanted to stay at the Drake due to its landmark status and old time elegance, whilst I had always ignored the place preferring to be either closer to the river or the south loop....well I received a well deserved kick the pants for avoiding the Drake after our first but almost certainly not our last visit....

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Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Drake is a landmark hotel. The experience of having a large family gathering was handled by the Drake staff with attention to detail and with smiles. A wonderful time was had by all! There were at least 40 family members with the majority staying at the Drake. Each and everyone shared what a lovely time it was by having...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a pleasure staying at the Drake. Great location and nicely kept for being over 100 years old. Every staff member that I came into content with was in a great mood and pleasure to talk to. I'll be back next month.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a bad experience in a New York Hilton property and had already booked to stay at the Drake , Once the Drake found out about the problem we had with the other hotel they immediately emailed me and assured me that they would make our stay memorable and they went above and beyond , The check in lady...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I slept again very well in The Drake. The service remains impeccable. Where else would you have it that you come back from running at the lake into the lobby and the Concierge spots you and says "Hey, we've got some ice-cold water for you, wait a sec". The facilities however start to get outdated. Some little things in the...

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Shaker Heights, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My seventh stay. Great people, location, and accommodations. Enjoy the downtown location and access to going north on Lakeshore Drive. Great for walking and shopping on M. Michigan Ave and other shops close-by

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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Palm Court
Palm Court
Cuisines: American
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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 

Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Price Range: €178 - €416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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