The Drake, a Hilton hotel

8.6
Excellent

Based on 3,698 reviews
 
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501, United States
  +1 312 787 2200
The Drake, a Hilton hotel - Chicago, IL
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Good to know

Distance to city center 1.7 mi
Location rating 9.5
Nearest Airport Chicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport 15.4 mi

Rooms

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Superior Rooms

$211+

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$211 per night
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Unknown
$238 per night
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$239 per night
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Unknown
$256 per night

Queen Rooms

$114+

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Nightly
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Queen bed
$114 per night
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$114 per night
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Unknown
$121 per night
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Queen bed
$124 per night
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Queen bed
$126 per night
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Queen bed
$134 per night
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Queen bed
$143 per night
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Queen bed
$145 per night
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Queen bed
$149 per night
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Queen bed
$151 per night
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Unknown
$174 per night
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Queen bed
$200 per night
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Queen bed
$326 per night

Standard Rooms

$130+

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$130 per night
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$134 per night
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$158 per night
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$195 per night
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$216 per night

Double Rooms

$109+

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$109 per night
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$146 per night
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King bed
$173 per night
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Unknown
$184 per night
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$219 per night
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Unknown
$497 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$245+

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$245 per night
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Queen bed
$262 per night
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Unknown
$343 per night

King Rooms

$114+

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$114 per night
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$122 per night
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$124 per night
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$125 per night
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$125 per night
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$125 per night
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$125 per night
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$128 per night
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$133 per night
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$138 per night
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$139 per night
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$139 per night
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King bed
$140 per night
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Unknown
$143 per night
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King bed
$145 per night
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King bed
$146 per night
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King bed
$149 per night
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$194 per night
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King bed
$209 per night
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King bed
$382 per night

Reviews

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breakfast buffet in 114 reviews
comfortable bed in 68 reviews
good staff in 228 reviews
great location in 250 reviews
great room in 228 reviews
historic hotel in 241 reviews
lake view in 83 reviews
michigan ave in 67 reviews
nice lobby area in 28 reviews
old world charm in 31 reviews
parking too expensive in 18 reviews
room door in 29 reviews
room was small in 243 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2018
    9.7

    Beautiful landmark hotel in the middle of luxury shopping.

    Rooms were very nice but lacking a mini fridge

  • Excellent
    Oct 2017
    9.7

    Beautiful with a classic old Chicago look

    Wedding in the coast ball room was phenomenal. The staff throughout the Drake were very kind, courteous and very helpful always. Food was excellent.

    A/c in our room didn't work very well. Only disappointment.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2017
    9.7

    Luxury and comfortable

    Big room; clean; comfortable bed; good service; staffs were friendly

    There was no room in the fridge that the customers can store god; no microwave;

  • Excellent
    May 2017
    10.0

    Quaint

    An architectural gem in downtown Chicago with old look but kept updated with modern amenities. It shows it's age sometimes but that is the charm of it.

    Just know that there is no lounge access for Hilton Gold members which is strange for a property with a lounge.

  • Okay
    Apr 2017
    5.7

    Mediocre Drake visit

    Location was great.

    Booked and paid for a King bed -- received a double bed. Hotel offered $40 off dinner at their in-house restaurant. Could not offer any other room accommodations - nothing with a view, not a bigger room, and not what I ordered and paid for -- a room with a King size bed. Slept uncomfortably most of the night. Separately, went to breakfast in the hotel and the windows were very dirty.

  • Good
    Aug 2016
    6.2

    Farnsworth Barnum

    Staff were tremendous

    Hotel needs updating. It is old, worn and dirty

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016
    8.5

    Still the good old Drake

    The Drake is a Chicago classic. A bit old, but very luxuries and very, very beautiful. The excellent location and nice staff delivering outstanding service make the Drake the place to be.

    A bit dated, and almost impossible to roll your own luggage. Unlike most hotels with marble floors, The Drake has the thickest carpet imaginable. Also, the rooms are small for the US (and the money) and you will pay a lot for a view. However, this is the oldest and most desirable location that The Drake sets the standards for all of the other Chicago luxury hotels.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2016
    9.4

    Great Location, staff and comfort

    Whinin walking distance to downtown shopping and attractions and great restaurants, walked to Chicsgo Art Institute to take in Van Gough exhibit.

    Parking too expensive

  • Excellent
    Jan 2016
    9.7

    Great location and afternoon tea was amazing.

  • Good
    Dec 2015
    6.2

    Location and old world elegance

    Several elevators broken, tea room not kept up-my chair had a big hole in it. Chairs looked dilapidated, carpet worn, menu insert pages barely legible (bad photo copies). Most pages had faded writing in 3 of the four menus. Also-3 menus did not include alcoholic beverages

  • Mediocre
    May 2015
    3.7

    Drake is a 2.5 to 3 Star at Best- Do not pay over

    not much

    Room was 'nasty' for a 4 star hotel. -broken soap dish on the floor -faucet handle was not fastened and fell. -really dirty carpet -old building. poorly renovated. bad paint job in the hallways.

  • Good
    Sep 2014
    6.3

    location

    65.00 a day to park car didn't know where to go for breakfast?? not alot of water pressure for shower

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About

Overview

The Drake Hotel has been a Chicago icon for the better part of a century. The 4-Diamond hotel, symbolizes elegance and promises quality to all of its guests, since its opening in 1920. It is perfectly located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just a few seconds from Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. Nearby, some of the best shopping and dining in the country can be found just outside the doorstep of The Drake. All suites and guest rooms are crafted with utmost quality and comfort in mind. Standard guest rooms, elegant suites, and executive rooms are available. All rooms feature a 32-inch television, high-speed wifi, complimentary coffee and tea, and a Serenity Bed. Deluxe Rooms offer exceptional views of the city, and Deluxe Plus Rooms boast stunning views of Lake Michigan. Guests can enjoy upgraded amenities in Executive Level suites, which feature a specialty shower-head, elegant bathroom furnishings, and luxurious linens. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available with roll-in showers and railings. Guests have three options for drinking and dining on-site. Cafe on Oak is a breakfast nook which overlooks Lake Michigan and serves up iconic dishes, like specialty benedict varieties. Indulge in fine wines, cocktails, beers, and classic comfort foods at Coq d’Or, the legendary on-site bar which has been open since the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Lastly, in room dining is available to guests, with options from a special room-service menu. The Drake offers countless meeting facilities which serve as the perfect event spaces for any occasion. It boasts twenty-one functional meeting rooms, two grand ballrooms, and onsite staff audio and visual professionals to assist with event productions. A trip to Chicago is not complete without a stay at The Drake.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.6 Excellent

Based on 3,698 reviews

10.0

Beach

9.5

Location

5.0

Cleanliness

4.7

WiFi

Things to Know

  • Stylish hotel
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness center
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Storage available
Elevator
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Internet (surcharge)
Parking (surcharge)
Babysitting or child care
Laundry facilities

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  • 360 CHICAGO 193 yd
  • Magnificent Mile 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Riverwalk 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Theater 1 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center 1.1 mi
  • Navy Pier 1.2 mi

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