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

Paid 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
  • 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

  • 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/ Baby cots
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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)
    600 ft
  • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    1100 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

Corporate Twin Room
Bed type: Twin beds
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Standard|2 TWIN BEDS...PLEASANT-SMALLER ROOM-LIMITED VIEW...HI SPEED 12.95 / DAY-ROBE-MARBLE BATH-MINIBAR (CORPORATE|ODCC25)

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    Corporate King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    Standard|1 KING BED/1 QUEEN SOFABED FAMILY ROOM...SITTING AREA-LARGE DESK-SWIVEL CHAIR...HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY-ROBE-MARBLE BATH-MINIBAR (CORPORATE|ODCC25)

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      Corporate Queen Guest Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed
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      Standard|1 QUEEN BED...PLEASANT-GUEST ROOM-LIMITED VIEW...HI SPEED 12.95 / DAY-ROBE-MARBLE BATH-MINIBAR (CORPORATE|ODCC25)

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        Corporate Queen Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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        Standard|2 QUEEN BEDS FAMILY ROOM...SITTING AREA-LARGE DESK-SWIVEL CHAIR-2 BATH...HI SPEED 12.95 / DAY-ROBE-MARBLE BATH-MINIBAR (CORPORATE|ODCC25)

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          Corporate Junior Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          Junior Suite|1 KING BED JUNIOR SUITE...LARGE SITTING AREA-WORK AREA-MINIBAR...WI-FI-12.95 P/DAY BATHROBE-MARBLE BATH (CORPORATE|ODCC25)

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            The Drake photos Room Junior Suite
            Junior Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed
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            • Bathtub
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              The Drake photos Room Guest Room
              Guest Room
              Bed type: Twin beds or Double beds or 2 Single beds
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Standard Room with One Bed including American Breakfast for Two

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                The Drake photos Room
                King Guest Room
                Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
                Size: 3770 sq. feet
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                Stay on Michigan Ave. in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Room features include: 1 king-sized bed, marble bathroom, HDTV, in-room safe, minibar, coffeemaker, work desk, wired or wireless Internet (complimentary in public areas), allergen-free down-comforter, plush pillows and a custom mattress set.

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

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                    The Drake photos Room Guest Bath
                    Queen Guest Room
                    Bed type: Queen-size bed
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                    • Bathtub
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                    Standard|1 QUEEN BED...PLEASANT-GUEST ROOM-LIMITED VIEW...HI SPEED 12.95 / DAY-ROBE-MARBLE BATH-MINIBAR

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                      The Drake photos Room
                      Queen Room
                      Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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                      Steps to the Mag Mile, Oak Street Beach, or upscale Goldcoast. Room features include: 1 queen-sized bed, marble bathroom, HDTV, in-room safe, minibar, coffeemaker, work desk, wired or wireless internet (complimentary in lobby), plush bath robes, allergen-free down-comforter, plush pillows and custom mattress set.

                      Room facilities
                        Suite
                        Bed type: Double bed
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                        Suite|Suite

                        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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                            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 Room
                              Bed type: 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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                                  Room facilities
                                    The Drake photos Room Lakeview Room
                                    Superior Double Room
                                    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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                                    • Private bathroom
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                                    Superior|SUPERIOR LAKE VIEW

                                    Room facilities
                                      The Drake photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
                                      Deluxe Room
                                      Bed type: Double bed
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                                      • Private bathroom
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                                        The Drake photos Room Deluxe Room Executive Room
                                        Deluxe Room
                                        Bed type: King-size bed
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                                        Upgrade to 430 sq. ft. of space with separate living area and city views. Room features include: 1 king-sized bed, nightly turndown service upon request, marble bathroom, HDTV, in-room safe, minibar, coffeemaker, work desk, wired or wireless internet (complimentary in lobby), allergen-free down-comforter, plush pillows and a custom mattress set.

                                        Room facilities
                                          The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                                          Executive Executive Floor King Room
                                          Bed type: King-size bed
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                                          Room facilities
                                            The Drake photos Room Executive Room
                                            Executive King Room
                                            Bed type: King-size bed
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                                            • Air conditioning
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                                            Room facilities
                                              Executive Executive Floor King Suite
                                              Bed type: King-size bed
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                                              • Private bathroom
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                                              All Executive Level guests enjoy key access to the Private Concierge Service Floor and Lounge. Start your day off with continental breakfast and relax in the evening with hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and honor bar. Our upgraded bath amenities are complete with a bathroom scale, upgraded shower head and elegant bathrobe. Each room includes features from The Hilton Serenity Collection. The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down duvet, Touch of Down pillows, luxurious linen program, as well as custom decorative bed throws and bolster pillow. The Serenity Bath features Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath amenities (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, mouthwash, facial and body soap).

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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
                                                  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)
                                                  600 ft
                                                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                                                  100 ft
                                                Beaches
                                                • Oak Street Beach
                                                  1100 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

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                                                Universities, Institutes

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

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                                                Medical care and Hospitals

                                                Casinos

                                                • Venetian Casino Resort - 400 ft

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                                                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 - 1.0 mi
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                                                • Chicago Opera Theater - 1.0 mi
                                                  205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
                                                • Millennium Park - 1.2 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 - 1100 ft
                                                  1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                                                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1400 ft
                                                  220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago
                                                • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 600 ft
                                                  126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                                                • Water Tower Place - 900 ft
                                                  835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                                                • Loyola University Museum of Art - 1100 ft
                                                  820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

                                                Restaurants nearby

                                                • The Signature Room at the 95th - 600 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 - 100 ft

                                                  Address: 140 E. Walton Pl.
                                                  Phone: 3127872200

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

                                                • Coq D'Or - 100 ft

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

                                                  74% likes this, based on 43 reviews

                                                • The Cape Cod Room - 100 ft

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

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

                                                • The Cheesecake Factory - 600 ft

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

                                                  67% likes this, based on 744 reviews
                                                  Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
                                                  Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

                                                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)
                                                  600 ft
                                                • The Cape Cod Room (cuisine: American)
                                                  100 ft
                                                Beaches
                                                • Oak Street Beach
                                                  1100 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