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Located in Gold Coast, 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 2 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 2 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.

Highlights

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

On-site dining options at the Drake Hotel include a renowned seafood restaurant, a steakhouse with lake views, an intimate piano lounge, and room service.

A fitness/wellness center is equipped with cardiovascular and strength-training equipment (surcharge). Guests also receive discounted access to the Equinox health club, less than a block away, with an indoor pool, massage therapy, and yoga and Pilates classes.

The business center is open Monday–Saturday and features 2 flat-screen monitors, printing, copying, shipping, office supplies, faxing, and high-speed Internet access (surcharges).

The hotel's 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes the Gold Coast Room, which features Italian architectural style, marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and room for 600 guests. Event catering, audiovisual equipment, and high-speed Internet access are available (surcharge).

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 535 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Pillow menu 

Where to Eat

Cape Cod Room - Specializing in seafood dishes—including lobster, bouillabaisse, and crab cakes—this popular restaurant features a nautical decor, and light fixtures made from copper pots. Open for lunch and dinner.

Drake Bros. - Offering superb views of Lake Michigan, and decorated with black-and-white vintage Chicago photography. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Coq d'Or - This intimate lounge is a throwback to its Prohibition past, with dim lighting, low ceilings, and brick-red leather booths and barstools. Martinis are the drink specialty, and a short menu features dishes from the Cape Cod Room, including clam chowder and whitefish. Lunch and dinner are served daily.

Palm Court - Located in the hotel's upper lobby, this Chicago tradition hosts cocktails, coffee, and traditional English tea next to an antique marble fountain. A harpist plays at teatime.

Room service is available until 1 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The Drake Hotel's fitness center features polished wood floors and an array of new equipment including stationary bicycles, treadmills, stair machines, and exercise balls. Complimentary earphones are available during workouts. Guests also receive discounted access to the facilities and classes at the Equinox health club in the Bloomingdale's building less than a block away.

The hotel is across Lake Shore Drive from Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan, popular for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. Guests can walk, jog, or bike along a 20-mile lakefront path. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing equipment can be rented from the Lincoln Park Boathouse, two miles away. Four miles from the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet (varies based on length of stay)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 47 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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