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The Drake Hotel

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at this hotel while on a trip to Chicago. Although it's not too modern, the service is exceptional. The hotel is closely located to a number of attractions. We would go back. Finding the actual hotel can be a little tricky, but it's well worth the stay

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here for three nights before Thanksgiving. Really enjoyed the hotel with room 850, an executive suite. Great views of the lake from the living room. The bed was so comfortable. Bathroom was spacious. Breakfast was in the executive lounge, accessible from the 10th floor. A busy room but a nice continental selection. Afternoon drinks in the lounge were relaxing.... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a treat to stay at the Drake. It's a classic hotel with wonderful views and dependable service. It could use a bit of an update but overall, well worth a stay for the old-world charm. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has not stayed here before.

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Thank easytrav2010
Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you easytrav2010 for your review of your recent stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us. We look forward to welcome you back in the very near future. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband & I stayed here for 2 days before Thanksgiving. Took him for his first tea and it fell flat(other times were wonderful). Having been here many times for the tea I was let down. We had a disinterested server with slow service . They were more on top of their game when the room was packed during previous... More 

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Thank Sasha983
Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sasha983 for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your tea experience with us as you had previously, and encourage you to contact me directly to see what I can do to ensure you do choose to dine with us again for tea. We are happy that... More 

Eden Prairie
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a piece of Chicago Hotel History and a great place to stay while visiting Chicago. The location is great, as well as the staff. With the Hilton Automated Check-in on line and mobile key system, the whole process is smooth and enjoyable!

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

Thank you Dewey G for a wonderful review of your stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our location, and especially the service of our team. We look forward to welcome you back in the very near future. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our room was so spacious. The bathroom was large and very elegant. The room overlooked Lake Shore Drive and the lake. The view of the city at night was beautiful. I recommend a high floor such as 642 or 742. The toiletries were very nice as well. The breakfast was so tasty. I recommend the hash browns which were just... More 

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

Dear 739ReneeM, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your room and the amenities offered. On a future stay, please contact me directly and I will ensure you have robes in your room. I can be contacted at 3129324505, as these are offered as an amenity in our executive rooms, or... More 

Warsaw, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at The Drake many times over the years and have been very disappointed with my last 2 stays and will not be back. Written on the in room services card it stated that in room dining is available until 2am. I doubled checked knowing we would arrive back late after attending a show. I began calling for... More 

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

Dear Karen G, Please accept our sincerest apologies with regards to two past recent stays. The response you received with regards to room service and the shower issue in your room are not acceptable, and I encourage you to contact me directly to discuss how we can make this right for you. I can be contacted at 3129324505 here at... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Drake Hotel is known for its rich history, and ambiance. I had high expectations, for this much anticipated trip, but they fell flat. It began with the initial interaction with the hotel bellmen. On this particular trip, I had a family member drop me curbside. Unfortunately, that did not rise to the level, for the bellmen to interrupt the... More 

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

Thank you Barbara S for your feedback with regards to your recent stay with us. We are sincerely sorry you left disappointed and that the service you received was not the service we have been known for at the Drake Chicago. We do hope that you consider staying with us again, and encourage you when you do to contact me... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Okay, pros and cons for Chicagol. This was my first time visiting Chicago. We stayed at the Drake hotel and it was right where all the action is and very safe. The price is reasonable and the locations is great. You can visit the Millenium park and see the Anish Kapoor exhibit "The Cloud" aka "The Bean" and walk on... More 

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

Dear CajunQueen70124, Thank you for your review of your visit to Chicago, especially your experience at the Drake. We are glad you found our location ideal for touring and were able to take in so many Chicago sites. We are disappointed you did not enjoy the food at the Drake, and would be interested to specifically know more of what... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at The Drake due to a hotel block had expired for the 2 day workshop I attended at the Waldorf. This hotel was wonderful and the bed was very comfortable. Ordered room service and it came quickly and it was good! I would stay here again.

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

Thank you Eilena M for a wonderful review. We are glad you had a wonderful stay with us and that you especially enjoyed the room service you had delivered to your room. We look forward to welcome you back when you travel to this area. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager More 

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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, British
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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: €116 - €319 (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
#45 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
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“Higher floors are quieter”
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“Choose a room such as 642 or 742 for a roomy room with a king bed and an amazing room.”
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