This grand old hotel is in the perfect Water Tower Michigan Ave location with spectacular views of the Gold Coast, Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach. The Drake takes you back to the opulence of the 1920s. We had a lot of fun watching what we assumed to be octagenerian neighborhood regulars dancing to a live jazz band in the Palm Court. Like the Drake they were old and a little worn but they still got it baby. I hear the rooms can be hit or miss. Ours was great - a 6th floor Jr. King Suite. It was very spacious with the best views. It was a little drafty, a little noisy and a little tired but that was easy to overlook given the location, charm, spacious room and the price. The old girl's been around the block a few times but still worth asking to the dance.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Drake Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotels Chicago
- Chicago Drake Hotel
- Drake Hotel Chicago