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The Drake Hotel

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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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WASHINGTON
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome location in downtown Chicago. Just north of miracle mile. Very friendly staff. Great room. Super fast check in and they emailed the bill at checkout. Great hotel. Would definitely recommend to others

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Canandaigua, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Drake is a beautifully restored Hotel with excellent service and very comfortable rooms. I stay there whenever in Chicago. The location is terrific. The Christmas decorations were unbelievable... It is worth the trip to the Drake just to see the decorations

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great room amazing staff and a fun bar! We had a great time staying here for a fun weekend in the city. The Drake is always a great choice!!!!!! Everyone there is very helpful with great advice to make your stay a memorable one. The location is perfect! You can’t go wrong staying here.

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Houston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wilson Murphy took our reservations and upgraded us and made our stay for us from Texas and my Local Chicago Parents a great experience and great time we so greatly appreciate him and his great attitude and service it keeps me coming back and spending lot$ as I do Restaurant Staff Manager great Breakfast super the blueberry pancakes and special...

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Edina, MN
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand old hotel with modern amenities and terrific staff. Ask for a room with a great view of the lake. Many are amazing. Luxurious rooms. Great location near shopping, restaurants and the lake. Don't stay anywhere else!

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Perrysburg, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we pulled up to the valet our trip was smooth and stress free. Susannah greeted us at the counter and reviewed the reservation with us to ensure everything was the way it was supposed to be. Although we didn't spend much time in the actual hotel we were always treated well and made sure all needs were...

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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unhygienic dirty bathrombosis in first room, took three complaints to housekeeping before being moved. Hotel rooms are shabby and both resaturant and room service burned the food. Beds were comfortable and location is very good.

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

Dear jcmjax, Please accept our sincerest apologies with regards to your recent stay, especially with regards to the cleanliness of your room, and the quality of the food you experienced through our room service department. I do hope you will consider staying with us again and encourage you to contact me directly at 3129324505. Kind regards, Kathryn Day Hotel Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay at The Drake. Love staying in an older hotel that has been well maintained. Tea at the Drake and also the night time band are not to be missed. The location is perfect, lake on one side and shopping a block or so away.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is a beautifully restored part of Chicago's past. It is beautiful. Unfortunately some of the staff were hopeless, whilst others were fantastic. This could be a great hotel if all the staff acted in concert. Silly things which irk a traveller were overlooked (no compendium of services in the room, calls left unanswered, no assistance with luggage, no...

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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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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: $173 - $487 (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
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#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Lake view (north facing)”
 of 5 bubbles ellery802, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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