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The Drake Hotel

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Celebrities and guests from around the world stay at The Drake Hotel to experience our first class service and excellent location where the Magnificen
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The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL US 60611-1501


The Drake Hotel is ideally located in downtown Chicago. With stunning views of Lake Michigan, this historic, landmark hotel is located on the Magnificent Mile and is just a five minute walk from the John Hancock Center and less than two miles from the Navy Pier. While staying at this magnificent hotel you will be in the heart of the city`s most exclusive shopping, dining, culture and nightlife.


At The Drake Hotel guest rooms are distinguished by their comfort, elegance and amenities. Guests can relax in the comfortable serenity bed or surf the web on the executive desk. Or, guests can choose to upgrade to one of the suites at The Drake Hotel, their suites are designed to the highest standards of hospitality and combine the latest technological advancements and exclusive amenities.


While staying at The Drake Hotel guests will have no shortage of choices for their dining experience. They can choose to enjoy a fine cocktail at the COQ d`OR, this legendary Chicago bar has been open since 1933 or they can choose to experience what fine dining is all about at Cape Cod. This highly regarded Chicago seafood restaurant has consistently been named one of America`s finest dining spots since 1933 and was inducted in the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation`s Restaurant News.

  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Maintenance
  • AAA Approved
  • ATM Machine
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Art Gallery Within One Mile (nearby)
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility
  • Beach Access (nearby)
  • Bicycle / Scooter Rental (nearby)
  • Biking / Hiking Trail (nearby)
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Casino Shuttle (nearby)
  • City View
  • Coffee Shop
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Use of Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Event Catering
  • Executive Floor
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Full Breakfast (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Great for Kids
  • Great for Nightlife
  • Handicap Accessible Elevator
  • Handicap Services
  • Honeymoon Amenities
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Ice Machine
  • Interior Corridors
  • Jogging Area (nearby)
  • Lake Access (nearby)
  • Lake View
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Museums Nearby
  • On-Site Check In
  • On-Site Events
  • Parking (Fee)
  • Photocopy Machines
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Postal Services
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk (+)
  • Shoe Shine
  • Town Car Services (nearby) (+)
  • Train Access (nearby)
  • VIP Rooms
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Video Check-Out
  • Video Game Console
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Walk to Nightlife
  • Wedding Services
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet (+)
  • Wireless Internet Access (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3327 reviews
from Louisville, CO
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The very first "nice" hotel my parents took us too...about 60 years ago. I am pleased to report that The Drake Hotel still sets the standard that others should follow. Outstanding warm, personal service from top to bottom. All you would want in a hotel. Beautiful public spaces, great concierge service, and a fabulous location. High ceilings and nicely sized rooms. In my opinion, The Drake Hotel sets a standard that all hotels should strive for and few reach. You'll love your stay.
from louisiana
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Beautiful historic hotel w/ large rooms Elegant decor throughout hotel Clean & well- maintained Quiet & well- functioning black out curtains Excellent concierge service Ideal location on Magnificent mile Truly a luxury hotel!
from St Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 24-05-2016
It was a three night getaway to Chicago. My wife and I had stayed at the Drake many years ago, and decided to stay there for this trip. Great room. Great service. Great location. The Drake helped make the trip special.
from usa
Submitted on 24-05-2016
The Drake is old-fashioned and built to stay that way. It is a historic hotel, proud of it, and happily doesn't pretend to be anything but. What this means is that your bedroom will be spacious but boring, full of your mother's or grandmother's old brown furniture. Your bathroom will be almost equally outdated (e.g. a bath tub rather than walk-in shower). At the same time, sound insulation in the rooms is good plus there is a simple but effective shade system. What I like best about the Drake... Read more
from Riga, Riga, Latvia
Submitted on 25-05-2016
It really feels like Chicago here, its nice to know that in the restaurant was sitting Monroe some day and many other celebrities were here over time. I would suggest to book a lake view room, the view is amazing! We stayed in executive room (recommend mostly because of the access to executive lounge for breakfast and snacks/tea all day long), everything was lovely (great pillows!) except a tiny technical error in the bathroom (water pipe leak, not a serious one but you wouldn't expect that her... Read more
from Northville, Michigan
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Their tea room and late night jazz room were great. We enjoys the historical architect of the hotel were amazing. We enjoy the hospitality if the breakfast crew as well. Given the fact that our stay included the memorial weeken, and the sheer number of guests, the service was very good.
from Dearborn, Michigan
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Stayed here for one night. In the heart of downtown Chicago, and if you get lucky you get the Lake Michigan facing room. But make sure you mention that during booking as the rooms rent out pretty fast. I stayed in a sweet, larger bed big living area and beautiful street view of downtown. My stay was pleasant !
from Tampa, Florida, United States
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Room was small but fine, staff efficient but in this city the internet was so bad I couldn't watch youtube, videos off facebook and even some pages timed out it took so long to load, and this was the $14.99 UPGRADED internet. gasp, seriously. I ran speed test and got this: 2Mbps down, .1Mbps up. That's faster than what I experienced.
from Birmingham
Submitted on 02-06-2016
What a great find! My wife and I were in town for a few days and decided to try The Drake. It was fantastic place, and rich with history. The rooms were spacious, well updated but kept the classic style we hoped for and the view was great. Will be our go to from now on while in Chicago!
from Prairieville, Louisiana
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Nice big room with two bathrooms was great. Good location and easy to gind since so near the John Hancock Tower. Breakfast included in our package. Gisele was a great hostess and wait staff was helpful
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 17-06-2016
I was very excited when The Drake came up on Priceline as an option. The professionalism was notable during check-in. The room was nicely appointed, not extravagant, but I didn't expect that for the price I was paying. The street level bar was 'hoppin' each late night when I was there. I visited the Palm Court for tea and dessert just to take in the history. There was a band and singer. I enjoyed that too. I hope I return to The Drake.
from Amman, Jordan
Submitted on 18-06-2016
I've been there once until now, the hotel is really big, luxurious, comfortable, the rooms are very nice, spacious, everything you might need you'll find in your room. Staff are very helpful. Location of the hotel is great, close to all the shopping places, The lake is just on the other side of the street. I recommend this hotel ! đ???đ???
from Wauwatosa, United States
Submitted on 18-06-2016
We stayed at the Drake in downtown Chicago in early June. We were meeting family from a couple of cities. The Drake gave us the "family room" with two bathrooms + space to gather & chat. It was good value for the $$$ price. An old quote from a Seinfeld episode comes to mind..."You gotta love the Drake!"
from Waynesville, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-06-2016
From the moment I made the reservations, till the time I checked out, my overall impression of this grand 'lady on the lake' was that customer service was a high priority and that guest comfort and satisfaction were a top priority. My reservation was unusual in that there was a surprise birthday event involved which required some custom attention to the room as it switched over to the birthday couple on the last evening. The staff was most accommodating, assisting with a couple of amenity snaf... Read more
from San Diego
Submitted on 21-06-2016
I do love an old historic hotel, so the Drake Hotel fit the bill. The lobby will make you feel like you stepped back in time with it's old world luxury. The staff was friendly and efficient. We were lucky enough to get a nice big room overlooking the lake. The décor is lovely and more updated to provide for a comfortable stay. The bed and linens were excellent. We had a nice large bathroom with shower/tub combo. A safe was provided in the closet. There was a coffee maker and small refrigerator.... Read more
from Lake Park, Georgia, United States
Submitted on 30-06-2016
The Drake is a beautiful, classic hotel that, thankfully, has not been refitted to look like a Disney cruise ship to accommodate the masses. My room reminded me of other historic hotels I've visited such as the Roosevelt in New Orleans, or the Jekyll Island Club in Jekyll Island, Georgia. I really enjoy stepping back in time. I found the staff very helpful, accommodating and friendly. My room was clean, large, had two closets a large bathroom. As some of the other comments have stated, the ... Read more
from Winston Salem, North Carolina
Submitted on 30-06-2016
It was nice to stay in a historic hotel that kept to the original architecture of the building. Rooms were unique with historic touches. Very clean and well run. Loved the location too on the Magnificent Mile!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 01-07-2016
The rooms are small; the staff is not attentive; and the food is pricey and just average. It's not worth the price. The area is great for shopping and touring the city. The best part of our stay was the food served during the event.
from Fairport, New York
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I stayed at The Drake during a workshop that took place there. The location is wonderful and allowed easy walking access to, restaurants and the beach! My room was old, small and the wallpaper left something to be desired but the partial view of the lake was beautiful. Every employee that I encountered was very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely stay here again if I get the opportunity to return to Chicago.
from oakland, United States
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Historic hotel with a lively bar, great views of the Lake and close to the Miracle Mile. A close ride to Wrigley field. Enjoyable walk along Lake Michigan and walking distance to many good restaurants.
from Marcellus, New York, United States
Submitted on 02-07-2016
I was fortunate enough to fly into Chicago a day before my business conference and stay at this establishment. What a great place. They treated me wonderfully, made every accommodation I requested and the location was great. I'd highly recommend this hotel.
from Kansas City, United States
Submitted on 03-07-2016
If you would like to experience going back in time with excellent location to shopping and the beach, The Drake is the place to go. The minute you arrive you are greeted by very professional and friendly staff. The lobby is gorgeous and the fresh flower bouquets are extraordinary (if you enjoy that type of thing). The furnishings are fresh and classy at the same time. Not sure what type of sheets are on the bed but they are a little piece of heaven!
from Montreal
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We decided to drive to Chicago from Montreal to spend Christmas at the Drake. We were expecting the hotel to be a bit older and more nostalgic than luxurious. When we arrived they had given us a city view suite that disappointed us since the only view was a rooftop. The assistant manager immediately changed our room to lakeside. We ended up with a two suite unit, which pleased our 20 year old daughter to no end, since she had her own room. The suite had a great view and was reasonably appointed.... Read more
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Loved this hotel. We had 3 adults in a family suite (two queen beds and two full baths plus a "living area". It was spacious and comfortable. Super convenient location - walk to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Great people watching in the lobby and the staff was super accommodating. We were only there for one night but wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy this wonderful hotel.
from Troy, Michigan
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We traveled as family of two adults and two teens. Upgraded to an executive one bedroom suite mostly because of the views (room 625). The living room was enormous, but it didn't have any pullout sofas. The entire suite was outdated and needed renovations. I understand the style of the hotel is not modern, but the couches were literally dusty old! Everyone that works at the hotel was very polite and helpful and the room view was amazing. These were the only positives about our stay and over... Read more
from Turlock, California
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at The Drake Hotel On June 29-July 2nd. We stayed in a family room, which is very spacious, very important when you have two teenagers. Our room consisted of a King size Bed, a queen sofa bed, and a rollaway that we requested (additional fee of $20.00 each night). I have the HH app on my phone, so I received an email the day prior to our arrival which allowed me to select our room location. When we arrived at the hotel, the hotel staff check in clerk, Janet, said there was a room for... Read more
from Salt lake city
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at The Drake during 4th of July week. Hotel is located right on the Miracle Mile close to some excellent shopping. Hotel is an old classic hotel with great bones. We stayed in a Junior Suite as we wanted a nice sitting area for when we returned to our room after long days out. Our room was very spacious and relaxing with a couch and two comfortable chairs. Bedding was also very comfortable. Room was clean and nicely furnished. Mini fridge in room was for the mni-bar, but we were ... Read more
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Perfect location and stay. Lovely hotel with excellent staff. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Elevators were incredibly swift. The location was perfect for shopping, site seeing and catching public transportation. Will stay here again in the future.
from Daphne, Alabama
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Great hotel friendly wonderful view of beach and lake from higher rooms. Easy access to shopping and dining on the mile. Most helpful staff and great coffee shop in hotel. We plan to always stay at THE DRAKE.
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We stayed here for two nights before going out to the suburbs to visit family. We had a junior Lakeview Suite and the room was spectacular. The hotel staff and amenities were excellent. There is a shop on the lower level where you can pick up very good pastries and coffee and skip the breakfast. The location is on the Miracle Mile and a short walk to Rush Street. Highly recommended if you want to stay in the area.
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Stayed in many hotels in Chicago since my son lived there for 10 years. The Drake has a wonderful location. To be honest the service was poor. Housekeeping was very helpful and friendly. We were given the option of upgrading our room and ordering extra towels and pillows on line. The email was sent three times. We paid for a lake view and could see a tiny bit of it through our window. There was no available upgrade when we checked in. There were no extra towels or pillows in our room and... Read more
from Chattanooga
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Love the Drake. It stays true to its elegant, but earnest roots. Staff is outstanding. You know they love their jobs, because the turnover rate is way low. All the same smiling faces all the time. Go Drake.
from Surbiton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
I always like to stay in hotels with some history. There are signed photographs of many of the stars from the golden age: including Bob Hope and Dean Martin. Also, and this was special to see, the initials of Joe DiMaggio and his (then) wife Marilyn Monroe engraved on the wooden bar in the Cape Cod. My room overlooked Lake Michigan and was so comfortable - I could have stayed in my bed all day, except that there is so much to see in Chicago. Finally, the breakfast buffet with plenty of choices... Read more
from Woodstock, Georgia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We were frustrated with having to make several requests for bathrobes and coffee before the hotel got the hang of it. We were surprised that the room upgrade did not include a second bathroom. All those issues aside, the hotel was very comfortable and the location was great and we would go back forewarned about our probable issues. It could be a great hotel instead of pretty good
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We stayed 2 nights for our 25th wedding anniversary. Service was excellent, the hotel itself is just such a beautiful property, and is situated in the beautiful East Lake Shore Drive historic district, just a short stroll from Mag Mile, John Hancock Bldg, and famous Oak Street Beach. A memorable 2 days.
from Charles Town, West Virginia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
The first impression of The Drake is well taken care of hotel. The second is lots of steps! If you can't do the steps, there are elevators but you have to get to those too. Wheelchairs are a nightmare to get around in throughout the building. After the 2nd day I had grown tired of trying to get out of the building circumventing the many stairs. The common areas, dining rooms and each floor lobbies are spectacular. Well appointed furnishings and excellent customer service. The rooms are small... Read more
from Northern Ireland
Submitted on 16-07-2016
This is a tired and jaded hotel trading on its former reputation. Tired and jaded furnishings don't matter if the staff are good but they were tired and jaded too as other than the very helpful door staff the general reception, bar and restaurant staff were unfriendly and unenthusiastic. The bathroom fittings were more in keeping with student accommodation - plastic fittings and bath, flimsy shower curtain, suspect cleanliness - and in a junior suite too - just a total let down.
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 16-07-2016
I was here for almost a week for business. Let's remember this place is a landmark for the city of Chicago. 100 years old is becomes 2017. No microwave in room. Pillows are small. Couches can be considered uncomfortable. Valet does not open door on arrival but courteous. The history of the building is impressive. Staff was courteous. If you are seeking a vintage luxury hotel this will fit your need. Great location for beach, shopping and local dining is remarkable which includes The Chees... Read more
from Rochester, New York
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Beautiful hotel, comfortable room and beds. Friendly and helpful front desk staff; courteous and professional. Self parking option nearby (at 900 North Michigan building with discount from hotel). The Magnificent Mile is right by the hotel, 360 Observation Tower is just a block away. Will definitely stay here again.
Submitted on 17-07-2016
I liked this because it feels special - old world elegance, it has history but it could do with some work. I loved the entrance and the shopping grotto. The lifts feel like a step back in time. The rooms aren't a bad size, but the beds and bathrooms could do with an update. I visited the pub for dinner, the bar staff were nice although a little slow. I also had drinks next to the fountain, there was a band playing jazz and people started dancing, it was lovely. This is definitely a hotel for th... Read more
from Shorewood, Illinois
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Bring back the performance that has been provided in past years! The service level has slipped considerably over past years. Room service needs to be addressed. Experienced lack of attentiveness to detail in the room amenities and cleanliness. Lack of understanding by some of the staff members. Lack of customer focus at the front door reception.
from Markham, Canada
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We attended two functions at this hotel - Friday evening and Saturday morning. Excellent service by hotel staff -ever ready to attend to guest requests. Wheel chair access is bit disappointing. Although, they do have have a provision to take you to whatever location through some restricted area and with staff assistance. Ambiance of the halls, dining areas, lobby around the hall are all very good. Comparatively, we found that the hotel's main lobby restrictive. Parking at down town Chicago is e... Read more
from Ottawa, Canada
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I love this hotel. The location is so perfect if you want to be close to the Mag Mile, Water Tower, and especially the Lake and beach. The hotel is rich in history! We did not have a room with a view but the room (family) was more than enough room for us (3 adults). 2 large closets, 2 bathrooms & 2 queen beds plus a seating area. The beds were very comfy. The hallways are so vast it's beautiful walking to your room. We had a wonderful experience with all staff (with the exception of grumpy Floy... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Spent two nights there July 15th weekend. The hotel is very old but it has been totally updated and modern. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Tip: Reserve an upper floor lake view room. Parking is $68 a night. We didn't have a car. We used UBER to get around. There is also free WIFI.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This was the grandest hotel in Chicago, I said was. The staff is what you expect of a 5 star hotel. 5 star the hotel was in its day but that day has passed. This could be a very hip and cool hotel with some updates. The furnishings are straight out of the 80s, I expected to see a tube TV in the armoire with Regan on the picture. Also, update the Air Conditioning!!
from Albuquerque, United States
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Such a great old hotel. Service has been top. The room was very clean, fantastic bed and the view of Michigan lake from the room. So glad I found this hotel on line. Plenty of restaurant choices and access to plenty of downtown shopping. Beautiful garden and easy walking to beach area.
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Let me start by saying I love the Drake. Its a grand old hotel with a rich history, the rooms are big and have tall ceilings. The location is awesome, just off Oak Street Beach. That said, its a little tired on the inside. The elevators are small and the executive lounge, while having an awesome view, is very small for the number of people trying to use it. Service is very good but make sure you don't get a room on the Walton St. side of the hotel as you will overlook nothing but an ugly, v... Read more
from Wilmington, Delaware
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Excellent service all around. Staff was personable and personalized service. Room was nice, though it could use a chest of drawers for extra clothing storage. Property is beautiful and well maintained
from Lake Forest, Illinois
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Slow check-in followed by trash outside door. Drinking glasses in room were dirty. Small bathroom and lack of lighting in room. The windows were dirty and cigarette butts were jammed outside of window. The property may have history but the rooms were not worth the price. Staff at front desk were at least professional. Bathroom needed caulk and better showers.
Submitted on 24-07-2016
The Drake is an older hotel, but extremely reasonable in price with a great location. Easy to get to the beach or shopping. Decent amenities and gracious staff. I had researched hotels like Best Western and they were $25-$50 a day more! My room had two double beds, a small refrigerator, free wifi and plenty of TV channels to chose from. Perfect for my stay.
from Colon, Michigan
Submitted on 27-07-2016
This hotel is a beautiful property. Although it is older it is maintained very well. The rooms and corridors were very clean and the conference/ballroom space was amazing. There are little rooms to have small private meetings and big ballrooms for conference or a romantic wedding!! The location is great. I was able to walk out and shop all of Magnificent mile.
from Carbondale, Colorado
Submitted on 27-07-2016
The hotel staff was very professional from the front desk to the maid services. The standard room we had was huge and very comfortable. The location was excellent. The hotel has everything you could want if you don't want to explore beyond the building but has numerous restaurants to choose from in the area.
from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Get staff and room service. Was surprised WiFi was not included, seems too old fashioned. Also wish we had had a view. The hazards of the going through Expedia good rate but you realize you pay in other ways.
from United States
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Very good hotel, very clean, very good breakfast and very comfortable room. Hilton is the place to stay that is comparable to our home. The reservation was very quick and full attended my needs. Team very well trained and attention to details that make a very good positive difference.
from Canton, Ohio
Submitted on 28-07-2016
My daughter and I just spent a 2 day getaway at the Drake in downtown Chicago. We loved it! the location was wonderful to go to the beach and to do marathon shopping downtown. We paid a little extra to have the lake view room but it was so worth it! Best of all about the Drake was the staff. Check in was prompt, the concierge was very helpful and stored our luggage after we checked out so we could shop and come back for it. Valets were terrific! Can't wait to go back. It was elegant and you felt... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Awesome place to stay and recharge. The staff is great and the price is in line. The door men are awesome Be sure to try the room service. The pizza is great. Great location in the city with easy access to evertging
from Palm Harbor, Florida
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Very very historic hotel. Lots of class. Great views of the city and water. Front desk staff top notch. Jr. Suite had lots of room. Very nice. HH club was okay, evening snack and breakfast in the morning. Another good place to get views of the water.
from STL, MO
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Normally I'm a "the newer the better" kind of person, especially when it comes to accommodations, so I was a little surprised when I was so taken with the overall vibe at the Drake. From the moment you pull up outside, it literally feels like you're going back in time to a much more glamorous era. The decor, the fresh flowers, the super friendly and attentive staff.... it's all amazing. The 2-bathroom "family suite" is possibly the best idea ever for a hotel - two beds, a small 'living room' typ... Read more
from Saint Charles, Illinois
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Central to all the luxe of Chicago, the Drake is elegance wrapped in opulence. This lovely lady of a hotel maintains it elegant posture Chicago's intimidating architecture. Nothing like the Drake for and Great views of the city and lake, excellent lounge For music and cocktails, and state of the art workout room. Had a great stay and look forward for a repeat.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Excellent location, and wonderful views of Lake Shore Drive from the rooms. Gracious and helpful staff, and comfortable, spacious and well-appointed rooms. The hotel has a distinct old-school charm, as well as lots of stairs to reach the main desk and some of the restaurants.
from Fort Lauderdal
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Good hotel, antique with modern upgrades. Good location for shopping, navy pier. Cape Cod Restaurant was a disappointment for the price. Very few customers on a Saturday evening and they tried to seat our party of 5 in uncomfortable looking bench seating by the front door. We insisted on seating at one of the numerous round tables. One person in our party had something in her water glass. It took 3 attempts to finally get the water changed. With all the great dining in Chicago we made a mistake ... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 01-08-2016
About 4 months before a big girl's weekend planned for the city, I called and inquired about any room or suite that would accommodate 5 girls. I was put through to Nedal who helped in numerous different ways to get the room all booked and set up. I had to call back a couple times through out the following months and Nedal was quick to respond and help me with all of my requests. Thank you, Nedal! The room itself was awesome! Very, very clean, spacious, with a fantastic view of the lake. I have... Read more
from Köln, Deutschland
Submitted on 03-08-2016
I stayed here for the first time, usually stay at a hotel nearby on my visits to Chicago. The Drake is a nice, historic hotel and I really liked the old-fashioned atmosphere. My room was small and could have done with a little overhaul, wallpaper was coming down a bit in some spots and the furniture seemed quite worn. What I really disliked was the fact that it was virtually impossible to open or close the room door without slamming it. It seemed really crooked. The same was true for the room op... Read more
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Just four nights here at the end of our trip and they were almost perfect. The staff are welcoming and always happy to chat, help, offer suggestions, and just be wonderful in general. The location is superb. So close to everything. With its stunning historical features my only small criticism would be that the room we had was in need of some TLC in regards to an upgrade. It was a little 'tired' We would love to stay here again.
from Defiance, Ohio
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We found the Drake Hotel be an excellent place to stay while visiting Chicago. The staff was friendly and professional. We utilized valets, bellmen, desk, concierge, and housekeeping - all were terrific! The room was adequate and clean - but the toilet could be heard blocks away! There was internet access, but it was, at times, hard to get on and VERY slow. The location is excellent. It is in walking distance of wonderful shopping and great dining. There are some nice bar/restaurants associ... Read more
from Danville, United States
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Terrible experience at what is supposed to be a landmark Hilton. Room we were shunted into was terrible. As a Diamond status Hilton customer I'm truly rethinking my loyalty. Executive lounge is a small hovel with a view if you can get one of the few windowed tables that peer out through small windows at lake Michigan. Dining room staff at the casual restaurant couldn't be bothered to take our orders. After waiting 15 minutes we gave up and left.
Submitted on 07-08-2016
The Drake is a fantastic hotel in every possible way. Check in and check out were timely and seamless. The room was lovely: it had an old world feel but with all the modern features you'd expect. The restaurants were very good. The hotel itself is filled with history and pretty cool pics of celebrities and royalty who have stayed with them. The location is unbeatable and quite convenient to everything. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel and cannot wait to return with my family next ... Read more
from Monument, Colorado
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Stayed at the famous Drake Hotel and could not have been more pleased, Great room, restaurant and bar which was centrally located. Shops and eats and the Navy Pier. Walking distance to all attractions and restaurants! Had a blast!
from Cary, North Carolina
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Hotel was elegant and comfortable. We got a great rate and upgraded to the Executive Lounge, which was fabulous. Food and service were excellent and what a view. The room was enormous! We walked to Navy Pier and Lincoln Park. We'll be back again.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Staying at the Drake was a great experience. The rooms are comfortable, the lobbies, lounges, restaurants are all wonderful. You could have a whole weekend of fun and never leave the hotel. The location is exactly right of shopping, museums, the beach, the parks, restaurants - anything you would want for a weekend of fun. The concierge staff helped with a fantastic birthday surprise. The hotel experienced a bit of a water/electrical issue and they managed it with grace and respect .
from Terre Haute, Indiana
Submitted on 10-08-2016
I have always wanted to stay at The Drake since I was a kid growing up in the Chicago Suburbs. The Hotel is an iconic property on North Michigan Ave. The front desk staff was fantastic upon check in. The front desk staff was very accommodating and got my wife and I a larger room as we are Hilton Gold Members. The lobby is nicely decorated with new carpet and looks fantastic. The hall ways are wide and spacious. The room was very nice but needs some updating in the bathroom. The view out the no... Read more
from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Submitted on 10-08-2016
It has a truly grand ballroom that harkens to a by gone era. Room are large with uncharacteristically small bathrooms. And the rest of the hotel is run down. Quality of food in the executive lounge is average or below average. The staff is helpful but the infrastructure problems cannot be easily remedied.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The Drake is my "Go-to" hotel when I am in the city. The amazing combination outstanding customer service and serious shopping therapy across the street at 900 North is perfect for R & R. If you love traditional customer service and charm. This is the Hotel to choose. This is not for someone who wants modern. History. The best word. Every where you look. You are looking at how the world was. No one beats the Drake on customer service. The hotel is close to all the major restaurants and shopp... Read more
from Glen Allen, Virginia
Submitted on 12-08-2016
What a pleasure to stay at the Drake hotel in Chicago. Centrally located near everything, this is an amazing historical hotel. The rooms are quite comfy, the staff is most professional and helpful. Check in and check out is quick and efficient. The food is quite good and the bar has a varied wine list. Loved being in Chicago this summer every week for work and look forward to staying at the Drake again.
from Hong Kong
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Deep dish pizzas, hotdogs (no ketchup), Sears Tower - and the Drake Hotel is as iconic Chicago as any of them. Good sized rooms that are not the most modern but full of charm in a great location with nice views. Personally I prefer staying in hotels that are full of character and this was definitely one of them. Classic.
from Salem, United States
Submitted on 15-08-2016
We have been staying for over 30 years and have found it's staff excellent and decor a bit dated but still grand. Check in staff very helpful and the best doormen, bell staff and front desk in the City.
from Paris, France
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Where to start. Pro's, and these are really so huge that I will book this hotel again without second thought if I go to Chicago: The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the beach, and I mean the sand beach not just the boardwalk. Make a right when you exit the main doors, turn right on the corner, cross the road, take the underpass and voila, you're there. Beach chairs and parasols for rent straight ahead (35USD for two chairs and a parasol), totally worth it if it's super hot. Don't think about it, ... Read more
from Shelby Township, Michigan
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I used to live a block away from the Drake and I now stay here frequently for work. I love the history of the hotel and its location IMO is among the best locations in the city (duh, I used to live a stone's throw :) ). I have always received a nice room, both in terms of size and view but I do have Hilton Diamond status. The executive lounge is great, though they do charge for alcohol. Amazing gym, love the history of the place. If you like more modern, updated places this might not be the... Read more
from Galway
Submitted on 17-08-2016
The drake oozes old world charm and is located right in the middle of downtown Chicago. The rooms are spacious and the beds are big and comfortable. The hotel bar is really nice and has live music most nights. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. All in all a great hotel experience. Will definitely be back for a visit
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Stayed at the Drake this past weekend, was slightly underwhelmed. It's still a very nice property in good shape. With that being said, it's clearly aged a bit. We were upgraded into a suite, but the AC didn't work. I requested it be looked at 3x and no one ever stopped by or followed up. The hotel had set it at 60 degrees when we arrived and the actual temp was closer to 72-74 the entire time. Clearly an issue as different parts of the hotel had much different temp levels. Tough to deal with dur... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 06-09-2016
A previous reviewer said, "Faded opulence" ... could not have described it more succinctly. It's a very old hotel building and oozes character and history. Some extra touches would be helpful in bringing it to the 21st century. I arrived early around 10am expecting to store my luggage until later in the afternoon when I can check in. Surprisingly they found an Executive room available I could check into immediately. Although it was not a Lakeside view room, I took it so I wouldn't have to d... Read more
Submitted on 06-09-2016
The Drake is now a Hilton. Its been gently restored. The price is right, when you consider where you are staying. Rooms are old but comfortable, and the views! The location is the best in Chicago, across from Oak Street Beach, One Mag Mile, and Michigan Avenue. If you want to see Chicago, its the best.
from Woking, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Loved the hotel, slight mix up when we arrived with rooms but they upgraded us to a suite as an apology. Staff are very helpful and friendly, and the hotel is in a perfect spot that (our room at least) overlooked the lake.
from Valley Center, California
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We all had a great time at the Drake. This was a bucket list. We did High Tea, which was wonderful!! Rooms were nice. So much history here. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Close for walking everywhere.
from Goshen, Indiana
Submitted on 08-09-2016
What is not to love about this one time boutique style hotel. Yes, Hilton is the proud owner now, but they have done a great job of period restoration. From the wide hallways to the spacious rooms and fabulous room service. This is a great romantic get-a-way that will be remembered positively for years.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The Drake Hotel in Chicago was a lovely place to stay - old stately and very classy hotel with gorgeous decor and nice service. The food was good and the location is perfect for that Chicago getaway. It's right on the Magnificent Mile and across the street from the beach and walkways.
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Beautiful hotel in brilliant location. Stayed her for 4 days in early September. The staff are helpful and courteous. Hotel is in a fantastic location for visiting the city and sightseeing. Highly recommend a stay here
from Tallahassee
Submitted on 11-09-2016
For the cost I would have expected more. The room was damp and not well maintained. Not worth the premium paid. Valet was expensive and the views were not good. I felt it should have been nicer for the money.
from LaGrange, Georgia
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I loved this hotel. I could see Lake Michigan from my room. The hotel is beautifully decorated. It is located within walking distance to Lake Michigan. Would definitely stay here again. The room was huge. The beds were very comfortable.
from Tinley Park, Illinois
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The Drake Hotel would be a wonderful place to stay even if weren't a stone's throw from Water Tower Place, Oak Street Beach and a bunch of fabulous restaurants. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The hallways are wider than any I've ever seen in a hotel. Staff is friendly and helpful. And we feasted at the breakfast buffet.
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The Drake is located on Walton & Michigan Avenue. Noted for their Cape Cod Restaurant. The location is great. On the "Mag Mile". Lots of great shopping. We requested a room with a lake view and were not disappointed. You can see the inner and outer drive, the lake plus views of the condos facing the lake. The room doors are extremely loud when they close. The Room is outdated and all the furniture needs to be replaced. However, the staff if very friendly, efficient and helpful.
from Great Falls, Va.
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Unfortunately , we only had one night at this glamorous well kept vintage hotel. Next time we'll stay a couple more nights. It's got a great location quickly accessible to Michigan Ave. one way and the lake the other. There were also three children's parks within walking distance. Two with sprayer fountains important because it was unbearably hot and humid. Back to the hotel it was spotless enormous bouquets decorated the foyer and restaurant. My grandson loved the dragon lights outside the fron... Read more
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I was pleased to find that The Drake allowed me to make reservations minths in advance without a deposit. However, upon calling to modify those reservations their staff said that my nightly rate would be higher than that in my written confirmation. When I politely insisted that she honor the confirmed rate...she hung up on me! I sent a complaint via email, and another staff member fixed the problem, but he did not offer any apologies for his employee's rude treatment of me.
from Ottawa, Canada
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights. Really nice, old fashioned place, but with plenty of modern amenities. For me, the sole issue would be the walls are a bit thin; I could here people talking in the hall/next room. During my stay, I had an issue with the A/C in my room, and it was fixed quickly and well, so props to the maintenance staff. Would be happy to stay here again!
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 15-09-2016
The professionals in catering and events at the Drake made our stay A plus. Miranda coordinated most of our stay. Our guests were happy and so were the bride and groom! We had lovely lake view suites to use for guests to congregate. Miranda anticipated our needs at a very hectic time and this was much appreciated. We hosted a lovely brunch at Drake Bros. on Sunday. Giselle coordinated the brunch and even put our wedding flowers on the brunch guest tables. We definitely recommend The Drake for it... Read more
from Naples, Florida
Submitted on 17-09-2016
The Drake has always been our favorite for our fall week in Chicago. It is so convenient to everything and who would not be impressed with the lake view ...counted 51 sail boats. The staff is friendly and highly trained. We were never inconvenienced by housekeeping and the room was very clean. Highly recommend. Old but well maintained. DRB
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 18-09-2016
IMTS show registered over 115,000. The best hotels in town were a maximum occupancy. For the price, we received a great value in service, comfort, and convenience. Their Cape Cod restaurant offers a great experience and is rich with history. Enjoy your stay!
from Milan, Italy
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We had an Executive rooms (with additiinal 80 dollars x night...) with a broken entrance door, a broken shower, a big hole in the sofa, no robe and sleepers (in a five stars??), a poor minibar, no water free (i am a gold member), window dirty full of spiders. Hey Hilton, it is time you look at your Historical hotels.... Next time we will choose another chain.
from Chicago, United States
Submitted on 18-09-2016
I would not recommend this hotel - and not go there again - not 5 star, it is tired, worn out and not well cleaned - staff are disengaged. Trading on its past. It needs a total refurbishment. The executive club room is a joke.
from stevenage
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Lovely old building with very good service and a lovely atmosphere. The only criticism is that when we were leaving they were filming The exsorcist and we could not get our transfer to the airport from the front of the Hotel ad ended up pulling our cases up and down the streets trying to find a pick up point. Never mind it was a lovely hotel and Chicago was just beautiful.
from Minneapolis
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We stayed as a family around the holidays with the hotel completely decorated. From a service standpoint, we didn't have much interaction but when we did it was generally excellent. The bar was extremely busy but there were multiple events going on in the hotel and the staff worked to accommodate the large number of guests. The rooms we reserved were large and both updated. We'll be returning the next time we're in Chicago.
from Jefferson City, Missouri
Submitted on 21-09-2016
The hotel is right on the Magnificent Mile for shopping and easy access to all that entails. We walked down to the river for the river tour and to Millenium Park. The hotel is also right down the street from a huge beach on Lake Michigan with a boardwalk where people run and ride bikes. The hotel itself is immaculately kept and well appointed and has all the charm of a ritzy old hotel. We had a view of Lake Michigan with sailboats. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
from California
Submitted on 22-09-2016
the hotel is has the feeling of classic and modern at the same time!! the building sits at the middle of busy Chicago and is accessible to almost everything. The staff are very attentive and genuinely nice!! Our housekeeper Karen was more than accommodating when i have to ask for extra towels! recommended to all!
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Shopping at every corner. Walking distance to the John Hancock building and if you want to catch a bus tour. Great coffee and food at the restaurants in the hotel. Great lightning for makeup application.
from Lincoln, Nebraska
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The Drake is a portal to experience the grandeur of the early 20th century. It nicely integrates the technology of today with the luxury of yesterday. Kudos to the ownership for its preservation of the historic integrity of the hotel and for an excellent staff to ensure that the trip through this portal to the past is a memorable journey. We've stayed there more than a dozen times and have not been disappointed.
from Grapevine, Texas
Submitted on 26-09-2016
We arrived at The Drake through the grand entrance, and made our way upstairs to the front desk. Check-in was quick and easy, if a little impersonal. The architectural detail and decor transported us back in time as we strolled through the wide halls to find our room. The room was charming, and the minibar was stocked with goodies. We checked out the executive lounge before going out for the night. When we returned the lounge was closed, so we opted for Coq d'Or. We had a few drinks while e... Read more
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I stayed at the Drake since I had a music festival in the area a few weeks back. I have stayed here before, but this time it felt different. The room was extremely old and not up to date. I understand the hotel has been around for quite some time, but c'mon! The seats in the room looked old and raggity and there was a random "mini closet" that only had a small mirror on the wall. There was nothing else to that "closet" which made it creepy. I am an HH member and never received my free brea... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The Hotel is a Chicago landmark. Spent 5 night and really enjoyed the old glamour of a time gone by. The staff was great, the room was large with 2 bathrooms and right on Michigan Ave. Some minor things need attention, but overall a nice stay. Great beds!