$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 9, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

The Drake Hotel

4 stars
View map of 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The Drake Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
197 out of 197
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Staying at the Knickerbocker Next Time
Business
Boston, MA
Jan 25, 2011

Resting on its reputation...

Stayed for a wedding (which was fabulous), but the overall experience as a guest was less than impressive, given the storied reputation of the Drake. Room was nice, decently-sized for an old hotel, but missteps like not having shampoo/conditioner -something discovered mid-shower - were disappointing. Most disappointing was the staff, who were actually rather rude. When I called to ask for a hairdryer (not having searched behind the bathroom door), the front desk cut me off to tell me I needed to contact housekeeping. When I called housekeeping (they didn't transfer me!), I was rudely instructed to look behind the door. The bar staff was unpleasant, though the staff that served the wedding reception was lovely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jan 9, 2011

Historic Experience

The room was fabulous and spacious for an old hotel. The Cape Cod Room seemed overpriced, but we loved the Palm Room and the Coq'dor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For better Seafood, try Devon on Chicago Ave.

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Savy Sam the Traveling Man
Business
Dallas,TX
Jan 1, 2011

Gold Coast maybe not gold but good.

It was ok, nothing to special, location was good hotel was nice and service was as expected. Overall it was good, but for the MONEY and the location I would expect a little more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask the conceirge for coupons and other deals for locations stores.

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Green Bay WI
Dec 28, 2010

The Drake- lost opulance

My grandfather took my father here, my father took me here and the disappointment that met us at the door was sad. While the rooms were ordinairy and the view nice, the pillow had stained cases, the towles reeked of chlorine and the historic beauty of the hotel is all but gone. No cocktails in the lobby, dark and dingey dining rooms and a compleate loss of formality in the public rooms of this once fancy establishment. Too bad. It's not a deal at the high prices one pays and in the end you would most likely get more 'bang' for your buck elsewhere. On the up side the service staff was pleasent and helpful, [...] the concierge outstanding!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Blackbird. A fantastic dinner while not cheap, totally worth the splurge

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lincoln, Nebraska
Dec 2, 2010

Great location, large quiet room

Close to North Michigan shopping and restaurants. The rooms were spacious with a great view of Riverside Dr. and Oak Street beach. The elevators were rapid and readily available

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Paris, France
Nov 29, 2010

Great stay

You have to pay for Internet (about 15 USD per day) which is not great and breakfast is a little overpriced, especially if room service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iowa
Nov 22, 2010

Perfect location and incredible views.

Welcoming. Wonderful room service. The views spectacular. Across the street from the lake walking paths. Best of shopping right outside the door. The most comfortable bed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Across the street from the walking/running paths of the lake.

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 31, 2010

Lovely, Elegant Hotel

The Drake is lovely, elegant and hospitable. The service from check-in, to housekeeping, to room-and concierge service was first rate. The rooms are large and comfortable, with luxurious beds and linens. The 1920s architectural flourishes have been charmingly kept in tact throughout the hotel (including the guest rooms and baths), yet there is absolutely no sacrifice to 21st century amenities. The Drake is the most famous hotel in the city of Chicago, and consequently, the world. It lives up to its reputation and its guests expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St Louis
Oct 24, 2010

Great for the weekend

Nice room, excellent location, great hotel name recognition. No pricier than any other central Chicago hotel. Worked great for the weekend. Parking pricy but again no more than most other similars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto Ontario ,
Oct 13, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price"

Was excelent

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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