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
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

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, large junior suite and family double room that come with antique décor as well as a private safe, an iPod dock, ironing facilities, a sofa and satellite television. 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

A play area, video games and a playground are provided for guests with children. Guests may choose from a gym, a jogging trail and a fitness center as well as mountain biking, table tennis and bowling to spend their time actively.

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

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

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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. 
  • 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
    1.6 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.1 mi
  • Millennium Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.8 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
    700 ft
  • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    1000 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    3800 ft
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 Guest Room
Guest Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 3770 sq. feet
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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 photos Room Family Room
    Family Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size 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 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 photos Room Lakeview Room
        Lakeview Room
        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
        Size: 3770 sq. feet
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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 photos Room Junior Suite
          Junior Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size 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 photos Room Goldcoast Suite
            Goldcoast Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
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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 photos Room Executive Room
              Executive Room
              Bed type: King-size bed
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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
                  1.6 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Millenium Station
                  1.1 mi
                • Millennium Station
                  1.1 mi
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  1.8 mi
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Restaurants
                • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
                  700 ft
                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                  200 ft
                Beaches
                • Oak Street Beach
                  1000 ft
                • Ohio Street Beach
                  3800 ft
                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 Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Convention centers

                Shopping areas

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Museums

                • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 400 ft
                • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 400 ft
                • Mimi International - 700 ft
                • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 1000 ft
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1400 ft
                • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 1700 ft

                Universities, Institutes

                • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 700 ft
                • Loyola University of Chicago - 1000 ft
                • Ruth Page Foundation School - 1700 ft
                • N'western Univ Medical School - 1700 ft
                • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 2000 ft

                Business areas

                Medical care and Hospitals

                Casinos

                • Venetian Casino Resort - 400 ft
                • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 2000 ft

                College Campuses

                Local attractions

                • Carbide and Carbon Building - 5200 ft
                  230 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
                • Navy Pier - 1.1 mi
                  600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
                • Joffrey Ballet of Chicago - 1.1 mi
                  Chicago, IL
                • Chicago Opera Theater - 1.0 mi
                  205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
                • Millennium Park - 1.3 mi
                  201 E Randolph St, Chicago

                Near the hotel

                • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 700 ft
                  875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                • Broadway Playhouse - 700 ft
                  175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
                • Oak Street Beach - 1000 ft
                  1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1500 ft
                  220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago
                • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 700 ft
                  126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                • Water Tower Place - 900 ft
                  835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                • Loyola University Museum of Art - 1200 ft
                  820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

                Restaurants nearby

                • The Signature Room at the 95th - 700 ft

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

                  60% likes this, based on 904 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: USD 17 - USD 152

                • Palm Court, the Drake Hotel - 200 ft

                  Address: 140 E. Walton Pl.
                  Phone: 3127872200

                  74% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: USD 42 - USD 102

                • The Cheesecake Factory - 600 ft

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

                  74% likes this, based on 755 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
                  Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

                • The Cape Cod Room - 200 ft

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

                  65% likes this, based on 107 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: USD 26 - USD 76

                • Spiaggia - 300 ft

                  Address: 980 N Michigan Ave
                  Phone: 312 280 2750

                  67% likes this, based on 314 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: USD 32 - USD 81

                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
                  1.6 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Millenium Station
                  1.1 mi
                • Millennium Station
                  1.1 mi
                Underground stations
                • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                  1.8 mi
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Restaurants
                • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American)
                  700 ft
                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                  200 ft
                Beaches
                • Oak Street Beach
                  1000 ft
                • Ohio Street Beach
                  3800 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of floors:
                  10
                • Number of rooms:
                  535