$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

The Drake Hotel

4 stars
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
193 reviews
A class act

The Drake stands out in one of the most competitive hotel markets in America. As soon as you set... See full review

  • Cambridge Don
  • Nov 29, 2014
Perfect place to stay

Never write reviews but The Drake deserved it. All staff friendly and efficient. Always smiling and... See full review

  • DustinW
  • Oct 14, 2014
From its beginning on New Year's Eve 1920 to today, The Drake Hotel has defined elegance and hospitality. Set in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood at the start of the Magnificent Mile, this iconic Chicago hotel is footsteps from Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan.Relax at The Drake Hotel in one of 535 elegantly decorated guest rooms and 74 suites, including the Princess Diana Suite, which was graced by the Princess of Wales herself. Appreciate the amenities that include classic decor, plush bedding, marble bathrooms, and views of Lake Michigan and the city. The Executive Lounge on the top floor features amazing views, and Executive Level Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, hot and cold beverages, and an honor bar with evening appetizers.Become a part of Chicago history. Relax with a cocktail in Coq D’Or, one of the first establishments in Chicago to serve alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. Enjoy a memorable dinner at Cape Cod, where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe hand-carved their initials in the bar, or take afternoon tea at Palm Court, just as Queen Elizabeth II did in 1958.The Drake Hotel provides the perfect spaces for meetings and gatherings. Hold a meeting in the heart of Chicago in the sophisticated boardrooms, or host an elegant Windy City celebration in the Gold Coast and Grand Ballrooms. Write your own chapter of Chicago history at The Drake — one real Chicago moment at a t

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.2 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.2 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.8 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.8 mi
  • History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Marina City: 0.9 mi
  • Children Museum: 1 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 1 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 1 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1.1 mi
  • Navy Pier: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1.1 mi
  • Macys: 1.2 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.2 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.2 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1.2 mi
  • City Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • State Street: 1.3 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 1.3 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.3 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Yacht Club: 1.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.4 mi
  • Opera House: 1.4 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (193)

Ratings and reviews for The Drake Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
193 out of 193
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 19, 2010

The Classic Hotel Experience

From the moment we drove up until we drove away, the service was terrific. The rooms were comfortable and we heard no hall noise. The Drake is beautifully appointed and the lower level shopping area is a plus. Location is unsurpassed on Chicago's Magnificent Mile in walking distince to lots to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Use the Concierge; they are very good.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kyg
Business
birmingham
Oct 10, 2010

Great Chicago location!

This hotel is located right across from Lake Michigan and on the Magnificent Mile of unbelievable shopping. The facility has old world charm with all the modern amenities. We had great service, particularly from the wonderful concierge staff. My husband had easy access to the financial district for his business while I was able to jog, shop, and feel safe in the area surrounding the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you fly into Midway, it is very easy to ride the Orange Train right into downtown. It was only $2.50 one way!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City
Jul 15, 2009

Outstanding!

Gorgeous hotel with an outstanding staff. Great location downtown. Will stay again next time we are back in Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Fine dining and shopping within 1 block.

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Portland Oregon
Jun 1, 2009

Great Hotel

Great hotel, great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, NJ
Mar 2, 2008

Drake = Sexy

Unbelievable old-world Chicago hotel. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants and bars

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nantucket, MA
Mar 9, 2010

perfect location for a family weekend

old world feel... nice service... great location for a family get together

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pickerington, Ohio
Jan 3, 2010

WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

Staff was very helpful. They allow dogs to stay, which made it very helpful for us. There were also a couple of dog parks just a few blocks away. The rooms were incredible! The location was perfect, it was within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants without being right in the middle of the city. The overall atmosphere felt very upscale and luxurious at a very reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
McHenry, IL
Oct 6, 2009

The Best

Located at the North end of the Michigan Ave shopping area and at the South end of the Gold Coast a few feet from Oak Street Beach. We got a slightly upgraded room ($40 more) with twin beds and a lake view. The room was very large for the price with a sitting area, a 50 inch flat panel TV, and a walk-in closet. Nice. The entire staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
central IL
Feb 21, 2010

Drake

great location and view

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Drake Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fitfreak30
Business
Norfolk, VA
Aug 11, 2009

Lalapalooza

From the moment the door of my cab opened I was treated very well and the people genuinely respected me and for my being at their hotel. The staff at the LavaZazza coffee shop located in the hotel who were NOT hotel staff were the exact opposite. They acted as if I was interrupting their day. They also seemed to move more slowly allowing for a long line of people waiting to get coffee. They need customer service training from the hotel that is for sure. The coffee is good but not that good. I didn't have much interaction with hotel staff as I was out on the town most of the time I was there. The bell men and the gentlemen who hail the cabs for you are exceptional, especially a gentleman named [...]. He took care of my date who was leaving after me. I was concerned that she make it to O'Hare on time and without hassle. He took excellent care of her.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Filene's Basement is great place for excellent bargains on great women's clothes. I took my friend shopping there and bought two pair of awesome shoes for under $150.00 total!

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