The Drake Hotel - Chicago

ex. The Drake

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501  show map
 4 stars
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The Drake Hotel - Chicago

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

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

The 4-star The Drake Hotel enjoys prime setting overlooking Lincoln Park and Chicago's Gold Coast. Renovated in 2010, the hotel features European architecture.

The classic hotel is set next to Navy Pier, Art Institute of Chicago and Lake Michigan. The venue is 3 km away from the city center.

Placed near a stadium, a zoo and restaurants, the hotel offers a racquetball court, a tennis court and squash courts for on-site relaxation.

The hotel stands within a 10-minute stroll of Chicago-Red subway station and within a 20-minute walking distance of Millennium train station. Midway airport lies within about 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The Drake Hotel offers 535 non-smoking rooms with modern bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries. Guests will appreciate a fantastic view over the lake. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the café each morning. The lounge restaurant serves seafood dishes. A variety of cocktails, afternoon tea and coffee is offered in the oyster bar. Guests can dine in Spiaggia and The Cape Cod Room located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Business guests will appreciate a meeting room, a copier and laptops available on site.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with a play area, video games and a playground. The property offers a gym, a jogging trail and a fitness center to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms at USD 12.95 per day.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 42 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   535.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Lagoon view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 16 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. 

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Hotel Address:

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501

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City Center
  • Chicago
    2.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.8 km
  • Millennium Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.9 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
    190 m
  • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
    40 m
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    300 m
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    535

Rooms and availability

The Drake Hotel photos Room Guest Room
Guest Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 350 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Elegant room offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    The Drake Hotel photos Room Family Room
    Family Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or Double bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious room has practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      The Drake Hotel photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This elegant room comprises a sleeping zone, a comfortable work area and a snug sitting area. Bathroom has all modern conveniences.

      Room facilities
        The Drake Hotel photos Room Lakeview Room
        Lakeview Room
        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
        Size: 350 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

        Room facilities
          The Drake Hotel photos Room Junior Suite
          Junior Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Spacious room comprises a comfortable lounge zone with a coffee table, workspace and modern bathroom.

          Room facilities
            The Drake Hotel photos Room Goldcoast Suite
            Goldcoast Suite
            Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
            Size: 350 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

            Room facilities
              The Drake Hotel photos Room Executive Room
              Executive Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds
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              • Air conditioning
              • Bathtub
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              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.

              Room facilities

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Drake Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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                Hotel Address:

                140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Chicago
                  2.6 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Millenium Station
                  1.8 km
                • Millennium Station
                  1.8 km
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  2.9 km
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
                  190 m
                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                  40 m
                Beaches
                • Oak Street Beach
                  300 m
                • Ohio Street Beach
                  1.1 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of floors:
                  10
                • Number of rooms:
                  535

                The Drake Hotel Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • John Hancock Observatory - 100 m
                • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 200 m

                Places of interest

                • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago - 300 m

                Convention centers

                • Oak Street Beach - 300 m
                • Michigan Avenue - 500 m

                Sport related

                • Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place - 200 m

                Shopping areas

                • American Girl Place Chicago - 200 m
                • Loyola University Museum of Art - 300 m
                • Neiman Marcus - 400 m
                • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 m

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • 360 Chicago - 100 m
                • John Hancock Center Observatory - 100 m
                • Old Water Tower Chicago - 400 m

                Museums

                • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 100 m
                • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 100 m
                • Mimi International - 200 m
                • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 300 m
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 m
                • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 500 m

                Universities, Institutes

                • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 200 m
                • Loyola University of Chicago - 300 m
                • Ruth Page Foundation School - 500 m
                • N'western Univ Medical School - 500 m
                • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 600 m

                Business areas

                • Water Tower Place - 200 m
                • Magnificent Mile - 600 m

                Medical care and Hospitals

                • Northwestern University School of Medicine - 500 m

                Casinos

                • Venetian Casino Resort - 100 m
                • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 600 m

                College Campuses

                • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 400 m

                Local attractions

                • Carbide and Carbon Building - 1.6 km
                  230 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
                • Navy Pier - 1.8 km
                  600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
                • Joffrey Ballet of Chicago - 1.7 km
                  Chicago, IL
                • Chicago Opera Theater - 1.6 km
                  205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
                • Millennium Park - 2.0 km
                  201 E Randolph St, Chicago

                Near the hotel

                • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 210 m
                  875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                • Broadway Playhouse - 210 m
                  175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
                • Oak Street Beach - 300 m
                  1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 430 m
                  220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago
                • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 190 m
                  126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                • Water Tower Place - 270 m
                  835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) - 340 m
                  820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

                Restaurants nearby

                • The Signature Room at the 95th - 190 m

                  Address: 875 N Michigan Avenue
                  Phone: 312-787-9596

                  60% likes this, based on 904 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 121

                • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel - 50 m

                  Address: 140 E. Walton Pl.
                  Phone: 3127872200

                  74% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: GBP 33 - GBP 81

                • The Cheesecake Factory - 180 m

                  Address: 875 N Michigan Ave
                  Phone: (312) 337-1101

                  74% likes this, based on 755 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
                  Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 24

                • The Cape Cod Room - 40 m

                  Address: 140 East Walton
                  Phone: (312) 787-2200

                  65% likes this, based on 107 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 60

                • Spiaggia - 90 m

                  Address: 980 N Michigan Ave
                  Phone: 312 280 2750

                  67% likes this, based on 314 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 64

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of floors:
                  10
                • Number of rooms:
                  535
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                The Drake Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Drake Hotel

                Average guest rating

                8.4out of 10
                Superb
                Based on 63 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  6.6

                  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.

                • Group of friends
                  8.2

                  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

                • Single
                  5.8

                  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.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  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.

                • Single
                  7.8

                  The historial building and personalized service

                  Maintenance

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  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.

                • Couple
                  7.8

                  The staff is not nice and always angry..

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Lake view makes the high ceilings, old-style glamor of the hotel that much better.

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  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.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  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.

                • Group of friends
                  9.6

                  The beds were amazingly comfortable. Hotel was quiet and had a nice feel to it.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  Its location and staff friendliness

                  Poor Christmas dinner- main course for party of 7 arrived cold

                • Family with children
                  10.0

                  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!!!!!

                • Single
                  8.2

                  Ideal location, beautiful lake view

                  Wifi is not accessible in rooms and is not free in the lobby.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  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.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Drake Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                140 East Walton Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-1501

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Chicago
                  2.6 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Millenium Station
                  1.8 km
                • Millennium Station
                  1.8 km
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  2.9 km
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
                  190 m
                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                  40 m
                Beaches
                • Oak Street Beach
                  300 m
                • Ohio Street Beach
                  1.1 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of floors:
                  10
                • Number of rooms:
                  535