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.

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   948.

City Center Chicago - 1.6 mi
Airports Midway (MDW) - 10.4 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.5 mi
Train Stations Millenium Station - 1.2 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 Spiaggia (Cuisine: Italian) - 300 ft, The Signature Room at the 95th (Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar) - 700 ft
Beaches Oak Street Beach - 1000 ft, Ohio Street Beach - 3900 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. 

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.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
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
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
Room view
  • Lake view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
Living Area
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • PC hook-up in room
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

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. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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

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: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size 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
        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 Double 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

            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.

            Tourist attractions
            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
              1400 ft
            • Museum of Contemporary Art
              1400 ft
            • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art
              1700 ft
            • Terra Museum of American Art
              2000 ft
            • Arts Club of Chicago
              2300 ft
            • 2300 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            Medical care and Hospitals
            Casinos
            • Venetian Casino Resort
              400 ft
            • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
              2000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Carbide and Carbon Building
              5300 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
              800 ft
              875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • Fourth Presbyterian Church
              700 ft
              126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
            • Broadway Playhouse
              800 ft
              175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
            • Water Tower Place
              1000 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

            • Spiaggia

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

              300 ft
              980 N Michigan Ave

              Phone: 312 280 2750

            • The Signature Room at the 95th

              65% likes this, based on 902 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar
              Price Range: USD 16 - USD 151

              700 ft
              875 N Michigan Avenue

              Phone: 312-787-9596

            • The Cape Cod Room

              64% likes this, based on 86 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Seafood
              Price Range: USD 27 - USD 77

              200 ft
              140 East Walton

              Phone: (312) 787-2200

            • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel

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

              200 ft
              140 E. Walton Pl.

              Phone: 3127872200

            • The Cheesecake Factory

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

              700 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

            Average guest rating

            8.6
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 69 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            9.3
            Rooms
            8.6
            Service
            7.9
            Value
            8.1
            Dining
            4.7

            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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