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The Drake Hotel

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Drake used to be an amazing place. Now it's just another hotel on the magnificent mile. There are so many other nice hotels that actually care about their rooms and their customers, so skip this one

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A weekend at the Drake Hotel in Chicago is fraught with some trepidation. After all, it is the Grand Dame of Chicago hotels, where there is always something new and trendy. The good news it still delivers a classic downtown hotel experience. First, its location is probably better than ever at the north end of Chicago's premiere shopping district. When...

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Kathryn D, Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Hoosier33 for your review of your stay with us at the Drake Chicago. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, especially our location, the bathroom in your room and the amenities offered in the hotel. We do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back on a future visit to this area. Sincerely, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, super quiet rooms and perfect service. The executive level private breakfast room wasn't available due to construction so we were given vouchers for a full breakfast in the restaurant. My guess is that we received more choices than we would have if the breakfast room had been available. This was a wonderful experience.

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Yorkville, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I use the Drake when I travel to Chicago for work. The staff is always awesome! From the minute I hand my car to be valet, to checking in, to dinning in one for the restaurant to checking out. It is always a great stay!

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Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful room with a gorgeous lake view. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Great experience! Our room price included breakfast. Would definitely do that again! Paid $13 extra and got breakfast for two which separately would have cost close to $45. The restaurant and hotel staff were fabulous!

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, very friendly staff, the staff goes above and beyond. I forgot tooth paste on my trip and the cleaning staff quickly had it placed in my room. Any question or need that I had was handled quickly and kindly.

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West Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A weekend stay here was very relaxing; the beautiful old world decor style was accompanied by the friendly charm of midwestern manners. Clean comfortable rooms, well lit and appointed decor of the corridors and thoroughfares all added to the good 'feel' and pleasant atmosphere here. The rooms facing the lake have a spectacular view of the lake and lake shore...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent location and good views looking north up the lake if you can get a lakeview room. It has that old world charm but the rooms could do with a little renovation as they are showing some wear and tear. Elevators are fairly small but not much they can do about that given the age of the building. The checkin...

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Room 752 was extremely large & far from the elevators. The TV, about 32" or 35", was so far away from the bed that we could not read the guide on the screen. Please upgrade to 42 or 50" for that size room. The bathroom had very limited counterspace and the bathtub floor felt spongy. The decor was expected given...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Drake remains a classic hotel, with friendly, reliable service, elegant public spaces, and comfortable guestrooms. The location at the top of the Magnificent Mile, with a view of Lake Michigan, is wonderful.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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  • Restaurant
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Palm Court
Palm Court
Cuisines: American
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No other Chicago hotel has inspired more legendary acclaim on par with The Drake. This timeless property affords guests easy access to the city's most exclusive shopping, nightlife and dining.A fully equipped fitness/wellness center, business center and meeting rooms are available (surcharge). The stunning Gold Coast Room can accommodate 600 guests.Afternoon Tea at The Drake Hotel is as Chicago as a hot dog at Wrigley Field or a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. High society has always recognized The Drake Hotel as the quintessential social hotspot. Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and the Empress of Japan have all been seen in the Palm Court.Though The Drake has progressed both architecturally and technologically over the past 93 years, the roots of The Drake Hotel run deep beneath Lake Shore Drive into Real Chicago. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Drake Hotel

Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Price Range: $187 - $527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotels Chicago
Chicago Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Make sure you ask for a lake view room!”
 of 5 bubbles daveinhp, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing Lake Michigan”
 of 5 bubbles JustinG873, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid street side due to noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Shepherdkisses, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms either have a lake view or a Michigan Ave. view.”
 of 5 bubbles pipemajorbob, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a corner room for a better view. Try to stay away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles AvWriter, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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