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140 East Walton Place, Gold Coast, Chicago, IL 60611, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 205 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Drake.
|King Junior Suite with Lake View|
|Family Room with Two Queen Beds|
|King Room with Lake View|
|One Bedroom King Goldcoast Suite|
|King Junior Suite|
|Family King Room with Sofa Bed|
|Deluxe King Room|
|Executive King Room|
|Twin Room with Two Twin Beds|
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in public areas and charges are applicable.
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs USD 12.95 per 24 hours.
Wired internet is available in the business centre and charges are applicable.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 42 per day.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 65 per day.
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 18 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 30 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 205 reviews
Value for money
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The décor was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The stay was perfect.
room size was good, location is good
after giving them our reason for coming to Chicago, no recognition of our arrival or departure. Needs updating, doors need improvement you can hear everyone coming and going.
people ambiance location tradition history class food and beverage options
probably, facility is getting a little tired, but still comfortable Nothing too serious
I love the uniqueness of the hotel, it's an old hotel but still shines like a new penny. You feel like you've stepped into an old Hollywood movie
My only complaint is I wish the bathroom had light dimmers. It was SO bright in there!
Room was clean. Location was great. Not a long walk to shopping areas. Hotels overall appearance was great.
Guy at front desk was condescending. For a $200/n (Executive suite) room my shower was clogged and lamp was broken. Shower floor stained with dirt.
Front desk did not answer the phone
Location location location! This gorgeous hotel reminded me so much of the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.
From the moment we arrived and met Chad at the front desk everything was wonderful. Beautiful room overlooking the lake. Giselle in the breakfast room was vvery efficient, friendly and nothing was a problem. All in all a wonderful experience. We will be back! Forgot to mention that concierge desk was so helpful and pleasant
Nothing we didn't like!
It was my daughters birthday and we decided to take a quick trip. The staff knew it was her birthday and made it very special with sprinkles on her pancakes. It was a great trip in a grand hotel!
We got a lake view for the price we origanilly got. Usually hotels charge more for a lake view.
Their was a couple of door man outside and for some reason they never asked me if I needed a taxi or any service at all. I flagged my own taxie more than twice.
I was very unhappy with my stay.
Size of room View Poor customer service
Location of course, however there are a lot more of hotels to choose from in this area if the Drake doesn't get it together.
No TV remote in the room. Light bulbs were burnt out. I asked for a high floor from the desk clerk, he put me on the 3rd floor. He was kinda short with me. When leaving the parking garage my card from the hotel wouldn't work.
Downtown close to event
Food and Drinks way over priced in the hotel
The Grand Old Dame, the beauty of age of the hotel.
The aged air conditioning system, and the lack of freshness of air, lots of dust in the curtains and smell of the old carpets. The overused rooms I was assigned to on the lower floor. The cream for the coffee has caked up and turned sour.
Comfortable beds the hotel itself was nice
The rooms were a little worn obvious distress and for the price could have gotten a nicer suite somewhere else instead of just a room and paid 65$ to park car for a day. More specifically about the room, the paint on the ceiling was peeling, the lamp shades have water stains and the worst part was the headboard was loose or unattached. After trying to lay still I finally got up at 2am to put a bath towel in between the wall and the headboard so we could sleep. I felt like I was in a Motel 6, rigging the bed. I have taken my wife to Chicago a few times, but this is the first time we stayed at The Drake. It was to be special, for our 15th anniversary. It was quite the disappointment.
Location, Saturday night jazz, great staff.
Hotel reeks of cigarette smoke. Was informed it was in the vent system.
Exceptional poor quality of the buffet for an exceptional high price ( $ 31)
Room was large and clean. Bed very comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this establishment to friends.
Bathrooms are very small. One chair seat cushion had holes in it. Concierge was not familiar with Southwest Airlines 24 hour check in policy and not as computer knowledgeable as I would have expected. Iron was missing.
We loved this historic hotel and all it offered. It was a fabulous anniversary experience for us in Chicago!
The one of staffs at the reception desk was really arrogant. If a guest has a problem or misunderstanding, the staff has to help him/her out, rather than trying to penalize the customer. "I do not know" is not a proper answer to the customer who asks some questions.
Everything was great
I have no compliants
Excellent breakfast buffet and staff, comfortable bed
For over USD 330 a night I expected a bit more, e.g. a bathrope and slippers.
Reserved luxury king room. Expected view of lake. Instead looked out on air handlers and ducting. Listened to air handlers running all night. Pillows too soft. Shower curtain too short, allowed water to leak out on floor.
The staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. Location is really good if you like shopping. Room is veer spacious.
The hotel is a bit old so the facility is sometimes not updated. No wifi in room unless paid. I told my friend when I was in Chicago " there is free wifi everywhere in Chicago except my hotel room". And a pair of slippers is missing is such a 4 stars hotel!
Location room with a view Great breakfasts.
One elevator seemed to be on the blink. People had to push on both outside and inside elevator doors to open and let the guests out.
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