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The Drake Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Drake prides itself on quality as evidenced by their photos; however, the chairs were worn with gaping holes, and the tables uncomfortably squeezed together the food and service were very good

Our stay began with high tea and ended with a porter telling my daughter, "I was not told a princess would be staying at the Drake..." my five year old daughter is already asking when we will be back at the Drake.

We paid extra for a room with a view and we had a view of a wall. The hotel staff said that we booked it through a third party and it happens all the time. The staff was not nice. We will not go back to The Drake and when booking through Orbitz we will not be fooled by their false claims.

Old, outdated, thin walls, smells, falling apart. Needs a complete makeover top to bottom.

We had a great stay. Loved the room and view of the lake! The bar was so fun as well.

Perfect across the board! Staff, amenities, food- wonderful!

It was a pleasure to stay at the Drake Hotel minus a couple of issues the manager happen to provide excellent customer service and made sure me And my husband left satisfied. We will definitely be back

It was our second time staying at the Drake Hotel and just loved it. Beautiful hotel and the staff was just great..

Outstanding hotel. Classic service. What more can I say?

Very festive. Great decorations through out the lobbys. Clean room-620 clock radio did not function, wrong time, would not reset. set alarm clock, on buzz, and it did not buzz-just flached a very small red "buzz lite" Nice hotel. gvk closet left door knob ripped off-in closet on shelf.

Our room was the size of a postage stamp, wallpaper was peeling, artwork was water stained, and very musty smell. Beware as valet parking was $68.00/night!

The room at the Drake was beyond belief. It was very spacious, the amenities were fabulous and it made our visit feel like we were "home" - not in a hotel.

Room service said it would be 25 min. and they took 45 mins.

Had dinner in the Cape Cod Room...Awesome. The breakfast buffet awesome as well..I plan to return sometime in April.

needed a place to get ready and go out for a concert, this was ideal, close to dining and shopping. beautiful historic hotel to explore.

Need bubble bath, besides that it's an amazing hotel that I would definitely visit again.

Close to downtown, convenient to shopping and the beach and to stores

I was very annoyed that after arriving very exhausted I has to wait almost 3 hours to get toy room. Was told that the occupants had a late check out so I had to wait.

Grand hotel in the style of luxurious travel. Something we don't usually enjoy in todays high tech world. Once in a while it's great to slow down and take a walk along Michigan Ave as a tourist instead of the speed racer on my way to the next critical meeting or vital appointment. People become more interesting and the landscape more colorful. I'll do the same thing when I have the time and opportunity.

140 E Walton Place Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Near North Side, The Drake Hotel is adjacent to John Hancock Center and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Chicago Water Tower. This 535-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 5 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a health club. It's in central Chicago and also close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.


Dining

This hotel is home to 5 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

The Drake Hotel's 535 air-conditioned rooms provide MP3 docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

The Drake Hotel features a health club, WiFi in public areas, and 14 meeting rooms. Parking is available for USD 47 per night (USD 67 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-out.

Room options

King Deluxe

King 1 | Sleeps 2

One Queen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Lake View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Drake Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (105) Business (24) Family (25) Friends (23) Other (17)
4

the drake is lacking

Everyone

The Drake prides itself on quality as evidenced by their photos; however, the chairs were worn with gaping holes, and the tables uncomfortably squeezed together the food and service were very good

By , from memphis on Jun 26, 2017

5

the staff made my daughter feel like a princess

Everyone

Our stay began with high tea and ended with a porter telling my daughter, "I was not told a princess would be staying at the Drake..." my five year old daughter is already asking when we will be back at the Drake.

By , from washington DC on Mar 18, 2017

2

a room with no view

Everyone

We paid extra for a room with a view and we had a view of a wall. The hotel staff said that we booked it through a third party and it happens all the time. The staff was not nice. We will not go back to The Drake and when booking through Orbitz we will not be fooled by their false claims.

By , from Chicago on Mar 15, 2017

1

this hotel needs to be gutted and redone.

Everyone

Old, outdated, thin walls, smells, falling apart. Needs a complete makeover top to bottom.

By on Mar 11, 2017

5

great location!

Everyone

We had a great stay. Loved the room and view of the lake! The bar was so fun as well.

By , from Grand Rapids, MI on Feb 13, 2017

5

perfect location- beautiful!!!

Everyone

Perfect across the board! Staff, amenities, food- wonderful!

By on Feb 5, 2017

4

close to everything

Everyone

It was a pleasure to stay at the Drake Hotel minus a couple of issues the manager happen to provide excellent customer service and made sure me And my husband left satisfied. We will definitely be back

By on Jan 27, 2017

5

girls birthday celebration.

Everyone

It was our second time staying at the Drake Hotel and just loved it. Beautiful hotel and the staff was just great..

By on Dec 21, 2016

5
Everyone

Outstanding hotel. Classic service. What more can I say?

By on Dec 19, 2016

4

wedding group

Everyone

Very festive. Great decorations through out the lobbys. Clean room-620 clock radio did not function, wrong time, would not reset. set alarm clock, on buzz, and it did not buzz-just flached a very small red "buzz lite" Nice hotel. gvk closet left door knob ripped off-in closet on shelf.

By on Dec 19, 2016