The Drake Hotel

Chicago, USA

The hotel

The Drake Hotel is in the finest location in Chicago, situated at the very tip of the Magnificent Mile Neighbourhood, and located right in front of Oak Street Beach overlooking Lake Michigan. It hasn’t lost any of the glitz or traditions which drew in Chicago’s glitterati for its grand opening on New Year’s Eve in 1920, and in the decades which followed. It still hosts High Tea, with its delicate petit fours and fragrant teas now served in the appropriately decadent Palm Court. You can still dine (and drink) at Coq d’Or, the city’s second venue to get that all-important liquor license after Prohibition ended in 1933. A milestone on The Magnificent Mile, with direct access Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach, be prepared for drama, history and luxury.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a central spot at the end of The Magnificent Mile, and with direct access to Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan, this hotel is a block from John Hancock Center, famous for its 360 CHICAGO and TILT! attractions. It’s also just a few blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art and two of the city’s most historic landmarks: The Old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station. Transfer time from O'Hare International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

609 rooms and suites. All with individual climate control, flatscreen HDTV with premium movie channels, WiFi access*, fridge*, marble bathroom, safe and luxury terry bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 oversized twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Lake View Rooms overlook Lake Michigan with 1 king-size bed or 2 oversized win beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Coq d’Or (piano lounge with cocktails and whiskey bar, open for lunch, dinner and late nights). Café on Oak (open for breakfast). Palm Court (open for afternoon tea and cocktails, with entertainment including live harpists and Salsa dancing). Lavazza Espression (hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks). Room service*. Fitness centre (on-site centre, and access to neighbouring full-service fitness centre*). Arcade shopping. Les Clefs d’Or Concierge. Self parking $49 plua tax, per day and valet parking $70 pus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Jan 25, 2020 AlexanderV1273

We had an amazing stay here at the Drake. Dan at the Front Desk was amazing throughout, providing not just top notch service, but efficient service at that. Kossiwa at the Front Desk was also amazing, and she helped guide us to the full buffet breakfast. Tony at breakfast was lovely as well. Mary Carmen at concierge is more than deserving of her… Read more
We had an amazing stay here at the Drake. Dan at the Front Desk was amazing throughout, providing not just top notch service, but efficient service at that. Kossiwa at the Front Desk was also amazing, and she helped guide us to the full buffet breakfast. Tony at breakfast was lovely as well. Mary Carmen at concierge is more than deserving of her Le Clefs D'Or designation, as she was intimately knowledgeable about basically every restaurant in the city. Chris the bellman was hilarious, and almost gave my wife a heart attack when he quoted "Hilton Code" requiring beautiful couples to be photographed. It was great for a laugh, and for a little luxury touch. And Pouwedeo and Latarsha were consistently courteous and excellent at Lavazza. And thanks to Janet at the Front Desk for helping me get everything sorted. It's not often that I truly feel like royalty, but his was the most luxurious and welcome we've felt at any property we've stayed, and just in time for our second wedding anniversary. Thank you all for an amazing stay. Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 Paul W Napa Valley, California

I love this hotel. It's wonderfully elegant, and right in the heart of the Golden Mile. What more could you ask for? We've done events here for the past twenty years, and never been disappointed. Highly recommended
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Jan 22, 2020 JKfromWisco Madison, Wisconsin

We recently stayed at the Drake from Jan 17-Jan 20th. We arrived late due to the weather but encountered a welcoming staff. The rest of the staff was also very friendly, service exceptional and our room was more than adequate - it had two bathrooms - which spoiled us. The location was great too! Would highly recommend!
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Jan 21, 2020 petermM8713BN Payson, Arizona

The hotel service was exceptional...amazing staff and beautiful facility! For how much we paid this was an incredible stay...almost magical....the location to the best shopping and restaurants was an add on! Overall an amazing place...can't wait to go back!
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Jan 21, 2020 Snbtrip2019

Attended the New Years Eve bash here and it was great. The staff was friendly, attentive and present. The hotel was clean, decorated nicely and security blended in. The food was readily available and the bartenders were fast, accurate and courteous.