Drake Hotel Chicago  4 stars

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

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.

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 rooms   535.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 2.6km
  • Airport: Merrill C Meigs (closed) - 4.8km, Midway - 16.7km
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 1.9km, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 2.5km
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 2.9km, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 2.9km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

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. 

Work

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.

Policies

Check-In

from 15:00-23:00 hours

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 night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 12.95 per day

Hotel 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.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

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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

The Drake Hotel Guest Room
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The Drake Hotel Guest Room
The Drake Hotel Guest Room
The Drake Hotel Guest Room

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

    Family Room

    The Drake Hotel 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

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

      Deluxe Room

      The Drake Hotel Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Executive 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

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

        Lakeview Room

        Lake view

        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
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        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room
        The Drake Hotel Lakeview Room

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

          Junior Suite

          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
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          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite
          The Drake Hotel Junior Suite

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

            Goldcoast Suite

            The Drake Hotel 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

            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
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            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
            The Drake Hotel Executive Room
            The Drake Hotel Executive Room

            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.

            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.

            Attractions for Tourists
            Shopping Areas
            Museums
            • Bethel Cultural Arts Center
              100 m
            • Museum Shop of the Art Inst
              100 m
            • Mimi International
              200 m
            • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
              400 m
            • Museum of Contemporary Art
              400 m
            • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art
              500 m
            • Terra Museum of American Art
              600 m
            • Arts Club of Chicago
              700 m
            • 700 m
            • 800 m
            Universities, Institutes
            Medical care and Hospitals
            Casinos
            • Venetian Casino Resort
              100 m
            • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
              600 m

            Local Attractions

            • Carbide and Carbon Building
              1.6km
              230 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • Navy Pier
              1.8km
              600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
            • Millennium Park
              2.1km
              201 E Randolph St, Chicago
            • Chicago Opera Theater
              1.6km
              205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
            • The Chicago Theatre
              1.7km
              175 N. State Street, Chicago

            Near the hotel

            • John Hancock Center / Observatory
              230 m
              875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show
              70 m
              163 east Walton Place, Chicago
            • Fourth Presbyterian Church
              210 m
              126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
            • Broadway Playhouse
              220 m
              175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
            • Water Tower Place
              290 m
              835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
            • Oak Street Beach
              280 m
              1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
            • Oak Street
              300 m
              Chicago, IL

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Spiaggia

              60% likes this, based on 333 reviews
              Food: Italian
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 82

              90 m
              980 N Michigan Ave

              Phone: 312 280 2750

            • The Cape Cod Room

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

              60 m
              140 East Walton

              Phone: (312) 787-2200

            • The Signature Room at the 95th

              64% likes this, based on 881 reviews
              Food: American, Dessert, Bar
              Price Range: USD 17 - USD 152

              210 m
              875 N Michigan Avenue

              Phone: 312-787-9596

            • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel

              77% likes this, based on 94 reviews
              Food: American
              Price Range: USD 41 - USD 101

              60 m
              140 E. Walton Pl.

              Phone: 3127872200

            • Coq D'Or

              74% likes this, based on 43 reviews

              60 m
              140 E Walton Pl

              Phone: 312-932-4623

            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

            Average guest rating

            8.6
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 72 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            8.6
            Service
            7.9
            Value
            8.1
            Dining
            4.7
            Location
            9.3

            Individual guest reviews

            • The location is good, the hotel and the rooms are big, the beds are great.

              The staff is not nice.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.8
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • The location is perfect, the common areas of the hotel are charming and the staff were really friendly and the beds are comfortable. Great restaurants close by.

              Old rooms.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.8
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                10
              • Value
                6
              • Dining
                9
            • The location was excellent, service was great, hotel staff very helpful and the front desk personnel were professional and friendly. The bed was wonderful.

              Room a bit dusty and could have been cleaner.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.8
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • Fantastic Magnificent Mile location, great hotel and beautiful lobby. Staff are knowledgable and friendly, rooms are spacious, clean, and elegant, boy, one of the best diner breakfasts I think I have ever had.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.6
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • The location is great and hotel lobby arguably the best holiday decorations of all Chicago. The staff is very helpful and public rooms ornate and grand, especially Palm Court, served wonderful tea. Service and food are excellent.

              Coffee bar not restocked well.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.8
              • Location
                6
              • Rooms
                7
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                8
            • Just the perfect Chicago location, plenty of great dining within walking distance and atmosphere in the hotel lobby very well. Staff all friendly and helpful, spacious room. Loved the bar, i liked very much the decorum and the idea of sofas in the elevator adding to the relaxing feeling, the lounch services classic tea and a harpist is playing.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.8
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                10
            • Location for excellent for shopping, plenty of good restaurant near by within walking distance and the luxurious atmosphere that surrounds the hotel. Very nice lobby and the best staff. The beds were amazingly comfortable and high tea served in beautiful Palm Court was delightful.

              The rooms are dated.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.2
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                7
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                8
            • The location is perfect and i am more of a modern hotel guy and therefore i didn't like as much. Lobby bar are just as beautiful as i remember as a kid and the staff is very polite and helpful. Room size and comfort great, the 4 restaurants are wonderful, employees are friendly.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.0
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                9
              • Value
                9
            • The location was great and our stay at the Drake was exceptionally enjoyable. The staff were wonderful and room was excellent. Bar was nice and tea at the Palm Court was lovely and the food was delicious.

              As far as hotel ammedities there were not many.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.0
              • Location
                9
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                8
            • The location was great and hotel was quiet and had a nice feel to. The room was clean and comfortable and the lobby lush and elegant, the staff members were very friendly and helpful, the beds were extra comfy. Honestly the best burger i've had in years.

              Bathroom floor not cleaned as i had dropped a pill on the floor the day before.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.8
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                10
            • Beautiful lake view and just steps the other direction to Oak Street beach walkway. Great place to stay, fabulous wedding venue and finally, the price was very reasonable for downtown Chicago. The christmas decorations were amazing, staff were very helpful and courteous, the room was large and comfortable.

              A grand old hotel that is historic in many respects.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.0
              • Location
                9
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                9
            • Comfortable in a great location, michigan Avenue shopping is also just steps away and the front desk made us feel welcome. Wifi in the room is charged for, in the lobby free, staff takes good care of you and high tea is always special and the food is the best. Facilities are available.

              The hotel is expensive and not reasonably priced, the bed is too soft, breakfast in the restaurant is limited.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.2
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                7
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • The location was great, the overall atmosphere was traditional luxury Chicago and booked price was better than the conference rate. The lobby was very nice, staff were friendly and the checkout process was simple as was retrieving my car. The room was quite big and the sheets were ironed felt like silk. Restaurant was fine for breakfast and the cocktail hour was delicious.

              For a dated hotel and the internet is not free.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.0
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                8
            • Nice view of the lake and water Tower is just a few blocks away. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is very helpful and the building itself beautiful, the rates are very reasonable. The lobby is magnificent and bed is excellent.

              Old world good value, not worth the extra money and reception was not brilliant.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.0
              • Location
                9
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                6
              • Value
                8
            • Room on lower floor functional w/ michigan ave view and in a Chicago winter that can be a long walk.

              Some staff members displayed a poor service attitude.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.6
              • Location
                10
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
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