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The Drake Hotel
Ranked #78 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado, United States
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100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“like going back in time.”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

was exactly as I remembered it from several years earlier. simply a timeless classic in one of my favorite cities in the US. the place oozes charm.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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RMenkes, General Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2012
Dear Trip Advisor,
We are delighted you returned to visit us at The Drake. It is important to us that we maintain the classic charm this hotel has had since 1920. We do hope you enjoyed some of our latest aesthetic upgrades and enhancements to our technology. I assure you, The Drake will remain timeless and you will continue to see the Drake as you do now, visit after visit. We hope to see you soon. Thank you again for your kind review.
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

I enjoy staying there over a Feb. we.
Good service, good rooms, good lobby, good breakfast bar, good location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Met a girlfriend in the middle of the country and we chose The Drake as our hotel. The twin-bed room was perfect for the two of us -- 9th floor (no view). The room and hotel was clean and the carpets felt fresh. There was a little wear on the edges but for the most part we felt the room was just right and we got a good value for what we paid (we did get the government rate). We enjoyed a late dinner in the downstairs bar/restaurant and high tea on Saturday (make reservations for tea!). The hotel was perfectly situated for shopping -- which is all we did. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay there again for sure.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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RMenkes, General Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2012
Dear Trip Advisor,
Thank you for visiting the Midwest and allowing The Drake to be your host. We are delighted to hear that your stay was enjoyable and it is wonderful to see that our guests are visiting more than one of our restaurants. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and thank you again for taking the time to review The Drake.
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

had a very pleasant stay at The Drake this past weekend.Room was large and well appointed with good amenities.Unbeilavable location just off the best area of Michigan Avenue so best shopping and great restaurants.
Best person there - Carlos - the doorman - first class and really knew how to get us around
lounge enterttainment on Fri/Sat night super

Room Tip: get a high floor and pay a bit extra for the lake superior view
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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RMenkes, General Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Trip Advisor

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Drake. It is great to see team member's names mentioned in these reviews so that we can personally acknowledge their fine service. We are very pleased to have Carlos as part of our family here at The Drake. It is also great to hear that you were able to experience our live entertainment in the lounge. Thank you again for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

The Drake has fantastic old world charm but manages to still feel hip and relevant.

As soon as you enter the lobby you know that you are in a true classic. The decor is beautiful and the staff very gracious and friendly. The rooms may not have all the electronic amenities of a super modern hotel, but the classic charm and feel more than make up for it.

The location at the top of The Magnificent Mile is absolutely perfect - you can walk to everything but it is just slightly removed from all the hubbub.

Also, the service is outstanding. My sink was slightly clogged - I called guest services and when I returned about an hour later not only was it fixed but they left a little note telling me so. Nice touch!

Breakfast at The Drake Brothers was good; I would suggest ordering off the menu as opposed to the buffet.

Also - Hilton Honors members get fantastic upgrades here - or at least I did. The Executive Suite with a lake view is amazing!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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RMenkes, General Manager at The Drake Hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Trip Advisor,

Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make sure or hotel remains relevent, but more so than anything else we always want it to maintain that classic charm you made note of. We thank you for choosing The Drake and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Property: The Drake Hotel
Address: 140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Family Hotel in Chicago
#49 Business Hotel in Chicago
#49 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): $235 - $582
Hotel Class:4 star — The Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 535
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 
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