The Drake Hotel - Chicago  4 stars

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This historic hotel was built in 1920 and has an informed staff, gorgeous lobby, excellent dining, and an afternoon tea accompanied by live harp music. Critics say that it's showing its age a bit, the rooms are classy but vary widely in quality. There are renovations currently being performed.

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

Since 1920, a four-star hotel The Drake, located in the historic downtown Chicago, IL, United States, has been a symbol of elegance and style.

The hotel features spacious classic rooms, a swimming pool, a gym and a gorgeous lobby.

The rooms are really bright and well-equipped, including everything that you may need for a comfortable stay.

The guests of the restaurant will be amazed with the variety of tasty dishes.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   535.

City Center Chicago - 1.6 mi
Airports Midway (MDW) - 10.4 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.5 mi
Train Stations Millenium Station - 1.1 mi, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 1.6 mi
Underground stations LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.8 mi, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 1.8 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar) - 700 ft, The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American, Seafood) - 200 ft
Beaches Oak Street Beach - 1000 ft, Ohio Street Beach - 3800 ft

Rooms

There are standard rooms (king size bed, twin beds and queen size bed), deluxe rooms (king size bed), executive rooms (king size bed) and family rooms (two queen size beds).

Each room is rather spacious and bright; it includes TV, safe deposit box, telephone, speaker phone and a mini- bar.

In addition, every room features a marble bathroom and a cozy sitting area. The guests will be amazed because of a wonderful view of the lake.

Dining options

You are proposed to begin your day with the great continental breakfast served in the dining room or you may also enjoy it in you room as well. Besides, the hotel restaurant has a long menu along with a wine list, making it a perfect venue to eat at.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

For people traveling on business the hotel has meeting and banquet facilities with free Wi-Fi.

Leisure

The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym, a spa and wellness salon and message services.

There is also a restaurant and a bar in the hotel.

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms at USD 12.95 per day.

High-speed internet access is available in the business center for additional charge

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 42 per day.

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 65 per day.

Activities
  • Racquetball
Services
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
  • Kids club
Leisure facilities
  • Night club
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
Room view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Lagoon view
Room facilities
  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Bedroom
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets
Media
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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There are standard rooms (king size bed, twin beds and queen size bed), deluxe rooms (king size bed), executive rooms (king size bed) and family rooms (two queen size beds).

Each room is rather spacious and bright; it includes TV, safe deposit box, telephone, speaker phone and a mini- bar.

In addition, every room features a marble bathroom and a cozy sitting area. The guests will be amazed because of a wonderful view of the lake.

Guest Room
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The Drake Hotel Guest Room
The Drake Hotel Guest Room
The Drake Hotel Guest Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 3770 sq. feet

Elegant room offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Family Room
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    The Drake Hotel Family Room
    The Drake Hotel Family Room
    The Drake Hotel Family Room
    The Drake Hotel Family Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed or 1 Single bed

    Spacious room has practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Deluxe Room
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      The Drake Hotel Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
      The Drake Hotel Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
      The Drake Hotel Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed

      This elegant room comprises a sleeping zone, a comfortable work area and a snug sitting area. Bathroom has all modern conveniences.

      Room facilities
        Lakeview Room
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        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Queen Size bed
        Size: 3770 sq. feet
        View: Lake view

        Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

        Room facilities
          Junior Suite
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          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed

          Spacious room comprises a comfortable lounge zone with a coffee table, workspace and modern bathroom.

          Room facilities
            Goldcoast Suite
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            The Drake Hotel Goldcoast Suite
            The Drake Hotel Goldcoast Suite
            The Drake Hotel Goldcoast Suite
            The Drake Hotel Goldcoast Suite

            Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

            Executive Room
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            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
            Bed type: King Size bed

            Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom. The room offers access to the luxurious Executive Club Lounge.

            Room facilities

              The Drake Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              The museum of contemporary art, museum shop of the art, the Old Water Tower Chicago, the Water Tower Place, the Bethel cultural art center and City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower are within the walking distance.

              People fond of nature can attend the nearby parks: the Mariano Park, the Lake Shore Park and Seneca Playlot Park.

              Tourist attractions
              Sport related
              Shopping areas
              Museums
              • Bethel Cultural Arts Center
                400 ft
              • Museum Shop of the Art Inst
                400 ft
              • Mimi International
                700 ft
              • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
                1000 ft
              • 1400 ft
              • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art
                1700 ft
              • Terra Museum of American Art
                2000 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              Medical care and Hospitals
              Casinos
              College Campuses

              Local Attractions

              • Carbide and Carbon Building
                5200 ft
                230 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • Chicago Opera Theater
                1.0 mi
                205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
              • Navy Pier
                1.1 mi
                600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
              • Millennium Park
                1.3 mi
                201 E Randolph St, Chicago
              • Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
                1.1 mi
                Chicago, IL

              Near the hotel

              • John Hancock Center / Observatory
                700 ft
                875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • Fourth Presbyterian Church
                700 ft
                126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
              • Broadway Playhouse
                700 ft
                175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
              • Water Tower Place
                900 ft
                835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
              • Oak Street Beach
                1000 ft
                1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
              • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
                1200 ft
                820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
              • Museum of Contemporary Art
                1500 ft
                220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago

              Restaurants Nearby

              • The Signature Room at the 95th

                60% likes this, based on 904 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar
                Price Range: USD 17 - USD 152

                700 ft
                875 N Michigan Avenue

                Phone: 312-787-9596

              • The Cape Cod Room

                65% likes this, based on 107 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Seafood
                Price Range: USD 26 - USD 76

                200 ft
                140 East Walton

                Phone: (312) 787-2200

              • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel

                74% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 42 - USD 102

                200 ft
                140 E. Walton Pl.

                Phone: 3127872200

              • Spiaggia

                67% likes this, based on 314 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 32 - USD 81

                300 ft
                980 N Michigan Ave

                Phone: 312 280 2750

              • The Cheesecake Factory

                74% likes this, based on 755 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Dessert, International, Eclectic
                Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

                600 ft
                875 N Michigan Ave

                Phone: (312) 337-1101

              Getting there.

              Being in historic downtown Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, the hotel is rather close to major tourist landmarks such as the museum of contemporary art, museum shop of the art, the Old Water Tower Chicago, Bethel cultural art center and City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower are within walking distance.

              Getting around.

              There are many bus stations nearby.

              Car rental is also available. The hotel offers a parking.

              The Drake Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Drake Hotel

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers

                Historic hotel with a great location. Check-in staff very quick and courteous. To be a close walk to the beach and local shops was a big plus.

                We felt the room could be a bit more updated and to have a view of windows across street only should have come with a lower price tag. We were on the 10th floor, room 1001.

                • Average rating
                  6.6
              • Group of friends

                We had a very nice room facing Lake Michigan. Concierge was helpful with booking a tour. Staff were very helpful and courteous.

                Room was not ready when we checked in at 3:15 pm

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Single

                I liked that I could walk to the places I wanted to go.

                I called ahead to ask for directions for parking. I was told I could turn right on Walton. I could not. The parking attendants were rude. Resorted to valet parking. I asked for a bathroom. I was told by the concierge that she would look into it. Never received a response. I would not stay at the Drake again.

                • Average rating
                  5.8
              • Family with children

                Location - close to Lake Michigan, loads of shopping nearby, great restaurants close by. In the heart of a great city.

                First day we went to breakfast in the hotel. It was way too expensive.

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Single

                The historial building and personalized service

                Maintenance

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Older travelers

                The location is perfect near of the shopping and restaurant area, the staff is really helpful and the room is clean, quiet and comfortable. The air conditioning works perfect maintaining the room temperature always stable and isn’t noisy.

                You can listen the next room door when it's closed and in the middle of the night is not very pleasant. Because we planned our trip at the last minute the rate was a little bit higher than the usually are, but that was our fault.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                The staff is not nice and always angry..

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Older travelers

                Lake view makes the high ceilings, old-style glamor of the hotel that much better.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                Well, it's The Drake! It's a wonderful hotel, and the room we got (an upgrade from our original request) was huge, beautiful, and overlooked Michigan Avenue. The location was perfect for our needs. As it was Easter weekend, we got an exceptional deal, and it was fun to stay in such a famous hotel. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. All in all, a great experience, one we hope to repeat.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                The hotel is classy and comfortable in a great location. The Palm Court is a wonderful weekend spot for dancing or a late night cocktail.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Group of friends

                The beds were amazingly comfortable. Hotel was quiet and had a nice feel to it.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Family with children

                Its location and staff friendliness

                Poor Christmas dinner- main course for party of 7 arrived cold

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Family with children

                The Drake Hotel was all I ever hoped it would be.The Christmas decorations were amazing. It was the perfect hotel to stay at during the Holidays. Every aspect of this hotel was a 10!!! loved it!!!!!

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Single

                Ideal location, beautiful lake view

                Wifi is not accessible in rooms and is not free in the lobby.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Older travelers

                everything was great.

                valet parking was toooo much. There should be a discount for parking when staying there.$49.00 a day for parking is too much.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
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