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The Drake Hotel

140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
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  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
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  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed yesterday
Gold Members are truly treated well
We returned to the Drake recently and were treated very well. A... more
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned to the Drake recently and were treated very well. A choice of rooms was offered- a junior suite or a lake view. We took the lake view room. The view is magnificent. The room was very comfortable. The location, of course, for those who want to be near the lake or the magnificent mile is ideal.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hotel is perfect : Location, service, decoration... everything you expect. The location itself is unique. The best in Chicago in my opinion. Worth every penny you pay. Plenty of places to go on a walking distance. All the best places are around.

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Dana Point, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this hotel. Great location and ambiance. Staff is welcoming. If you have time for High Tea - enjoy! Wonderful event. The rooms are very comfortable. If you have an issue with warm rooms make sure to check with desk to ensure your thermostat works. I like a very cool room - even in the winter.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have enjoyed many executive level stays here thru the hotels ups and downs. We like historic, even quirky traditional hotels. Our Chicago go-to. The downs on this stay began immediately. Recent HH gold weeklong king deluxe stay started off with reception assuring us the feather pillows were removed and the duvet replaced with a blanket as requested. Not. Also...

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Northville, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Drake for three nights in Jan 2017. The staff was great and the location was excellent. Sadly, this hotel is in dire need of updating. The beds were hard and lumpy. The pillows did not fit the bed. I guess they were feather pillows, but gave zero support and were small. The paint was peeling in...

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Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently went here for a lovely tea service. We found it to be a delightful experience complete with outstanding service and a harpist playing background music. We had a little one with us who loved her own cup and pot of hot chocolate. This was a once in a lifetime special outing.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked the family suites. The rooms are large and have 2 bathrooms. The Palm Court offers live music and dancing on the weekends. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The location is right on the Magificent Mile.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beware. My credit card was compromised and I immediately updated my hotel reservation to reflect the new card number. When my original card was denied, the hotel put my room charge on another guest's credit card - without permission - because we had the same last name. Never called that other person or me. When the other person called the...

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

Dear ChitownChicago, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. This is not our normal practice, and we are apologetic that we assumed the party you checked in with was related to yourselves. As such, we attempted to gain payment from them when we were unable to obtain payment from your credit card. We are sincerely glad...

Dallas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were reasonably pleasing. The facility was just awful! The Drake is a staple of Chicago and has famous historical significance. The rooms are really terrible. The hotel needs a face lift extremely badly!

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

Thank you travism659 for your feedback with regards to our hotel. We are in the process of upgrading our guest rooms, and hope to welcome you back again to enjoy these upgraded. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time at the Drake! Amazing views from our room and the suite was huge! Very classy hotel. Remembrance of a bygone era. Everyone we ran into was extremely nice. Only downside is that the Cape Cod Room is currently closed.

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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: €118 - €344 (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
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#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#48 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“Avoid street side due to noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Shepherdkisses, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms either have a lake view or a Michigan Ave. view.”
 of 5 bubbles pipemajorbob, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a corner room for a better view. Try to stay away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles AvWriter, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Worth every penny for the lake views. Also, ask for packages which include the breakfast, it has great food and views.”
  • 4th floor room view during sunrise in December.
 of 5 bubbles 934derrickh, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose a room on higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles 520StephenB, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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