The Drake Hotel - Chicago

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

Wi-Fi

USD 12.95 per day

Parking

USD 49 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Health club

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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 Drake Hotel boasts prime positioning at a close distance to Goodman Theater, Michigan Avenue and Art Institute of Chicago offering 535 rooms with a fantastic view over the lake. The hotel opened its doors in 1920 and was remodeled in 2010.

The city center is 30 minutes' walk of the property. A museum, a theater and a tower lie a short distance away.

There are a mall and shops in the proximity of the hotel.

The hotel is walking distance from Chicago-Red subway station and Millennium train station. Just 20 minutes' drive from Midway airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of executive double room on executive floor, executive floor double room and large junior suite that come with antique décor as well as cable television, a DVD player, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and a private safe. Guests will admire views across Gold Coast and Lake Michigan from the rooms. The non-smoking rooms feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. At the lounge restaurant guests can enjoy seafood cuisine. Refreshing drinks are offered in the oyster bar. Spiaggia and The Cape Cod Room are situated in a beach area, about 50 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The on-site limousine rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

The Drake Hotel provides a mini club, video games and a playground for children. For active guests, there are a gym, a jogging trail and a fitness centre at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at USD 12.95 per day.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 49 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Lagoon view
  • Island view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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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)
    170 m
  • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
    30 m
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    320 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 photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Executive Floor Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    The Drake photos Room Guest Room
    Guest Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed
    Size: 350 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Standard|Double Room Run of House (Without Breakfast)

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      The Drake photos Room
      King Guest Room
      Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or Double bed
      Size: 350 m²
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      Standard|DOUBLE KING SIZE BED

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        Executive Floor King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        The Drake photos Room
        King Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 350 m²
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        Suite|1 Bedroom Suite - 1 King Bed - Lake View - Continental Breakfast, Whirlpool

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          The Drake photos Room
          Queen Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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          Standard|DOUBLE QUEEN

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            The Drake photos Room Goldcoast Suite
            Suite
            Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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            Suite|Suite

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              Quadruple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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              The Drake photos Room Junior Suite
              Junior Suite
              Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed
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                The Drake photos Room Junior Suite
                Junior King Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed
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                  The Drake photos Room Family Room
                  Family Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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                    The Drake photos Room Family Room
                    Family King Room
                    Bed type: King-size bed
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                      The Drake photos Room Family Room
                      Family Room
                      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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                      The Drake photos Room Lakeview Room
                      Superior Room
                      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
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                      • Air conditioning
                      • Private bathroom
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                      Superior|SUPERIOR LAKE VIEW

                      Room facilities
                        The Drake photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
                        Deluxe Room
                        Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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                        • Private bathroom
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                          The Drake photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
                          Deluxe King Room
                          Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed
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                          Room facilities
                            The Drake photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
                            Deluxe Queen Room
                            Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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                            The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                            Executive Single Room
                            Bed type: 1 Single bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
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                            The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                            Executive Room
                            Bed type: King-size bed
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                            The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                            Executive King Room
                            Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed
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                            • Air conditioning
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                            Room facilities
                              The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                              Executive Executive Floor King Room
                              Bed type: King-size bed
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                              • Air conditioning
                              • Bathtub
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                              Room facilities
                                The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                                Executive King Suite
                                Bed type: King-size bed
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                                Luxury Room
                                Bed type: Double beds
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                                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)
                                  170 m
                                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                                  30 m
                                Beaches
                                • Oak Street Beach
                                  320 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

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                                What's nearby

                                Tourist attractions

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

                                Popular areas

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

                                Places of interest

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

                                Sport related

                                • Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place - 200 m

                                Shopping areas

                                • American Girl Place Chicago - 200 m
                                • Neiman Marcus - 400 m
                                • Magnificent Mile - 600 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
                                • Loyola University Museum of Art - 300 m
                                • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 300 m
                                • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 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

                                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 - 190 m
                                  875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                                • Broadway Playhouse - 190 m
                                  175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
                                • Oak Street Beach - 320 m
                                  1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 420 m
                                  220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago
                                • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 170 m
                                  126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                                • Water Tower Place - 250 m
                                  835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                                • Loyola University Museum of Art - 320 m
                                  820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

                                Restaurants nearby

                                • The Signature Room at the 95th - 170 m

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

                                  60% likes this, based on 904 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American
                                  Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 116

                                • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel - 30 m

                                  Address: 140 E. Walton Pl.
                                  Phone: 3127872200

                                  74% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American
                                  Price Range: GBP 32 - GBP 78

                                • Coq D'Or - 30 m

                                  Address: 140 E Walton Pl
                                  Phone: 312-932-4623

                                  74% likes this, based on 43 reviews

                                • The Cape Cod Room - 30 m

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

                                  65% likes this, based on 107 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American
                                  Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 58

                                • The Cheesecake Factory - 160 m

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

                                  67% likes this, based on 744 reviews
                                  Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
                                  Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 23

                                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 Reviews

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

                                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)
                                  170 m
                                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                                  30 m
                                Beaches
                                • Oak Street Beach
                                  320 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