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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute elegance for high tea!

Mar 16, 2020 flygirllalisa

We took Grandma and granddaughter to celebrate their birthdays together for high tea at The Drake. It was elegant and lavish. The wonderful team of Gisele, Mirchet, and Roberto made the experience warm and welcoming. They were friendly and professional and truly seemed to care and celebrate with us! They brought us delicious teatime treats and… Read more
We took Grandma and granddaughter to celebrate their birthdays together for high tea at The Drake. It was elegant and lavish. The wonderful team of Gisele, Mirchet, and Roberto made the experience warm and welcoming. They were friendly and professional and truly seemed to care and celebrate with us! They brought us delicious teatime treats and sandwiches and kept our tea kettles warm and full. These 3 made it such a special and luxurious afternoon. This will stay one of those special happy memories! Thank you for being so wonderful!!! We appreciate you!!!! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 Mobile685943 Chicago, Illinois

The overall experience was good. The only thing we had an issue was adjusting the heat so that the room was not so warm. The area of the hotel was very good. The bar area down stairs had excellent service.
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Mar 12, 2020 155toconn

Excellent couple getaway in Chicago with outstanding service. The concierge was very helpful in my planning with suggestions that were perfect. As always the Staff was very attentive. We attended the tea for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The Coq d'Or was also very nice experience after our dinner.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dated And Faded Rooms. Solid Staff.

Mar 8, 2020 CmkAtl Saint Paul, Minnesota

My husband and I stayed at The Drake this past weekend. The hotel is in a great location for exploring Chicago. The reception staff was helpful and friendly checking us in. The bell hop, Chris, helped us both checking in and checking out. He was very friendly and efficient. The rooms at the Drake are dated. The furniture in our room was… Read more
My husband and I stayed at The Drake this past weekend. The hotel is in a great location for exploring Chicago. The reception staff was helpful and friendly checking us in. The bell hop, Chris, helped us both checking in and checking out. He was very friendly and efficient. The rooms at the Drake are dated. The furniture in our room was dinged and banged up. Two other couples were with us and their rooms showed the same wear and tear. The coffee shop was great for breakfast. Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 FivefiveGWM

My husband and I had a great stay at the Drake. Allen at the front desk was friendly, helpful and made us feel so welcomed. Our room was beautiful and very clean. The bar/lounge was a great experience and we loved listening to the music while sipping wine and having appetizers. Breakfast in the morning was a real treat. Not only was the food… Read more
My husband and I had a great stay at the Drake. Allen at the front desk was friendly, helpful and made us feel so welcomed. Our room was beautiful and very clean. The bar/lounge was a great experience and we loved listening to the music while sipping wine and having appetizers. Breakfast in the morning was a real treat. Not only was the food good, but more than that, was the warm, attentive and friendly service from Gisele, Anthony, Guillermo and staff. They made us feel so very special and we can’t wait to come back! We highly recommend this Hotel. This is a first class Hotel with a great location. Read less