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1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

Overview of The Drake

The Drake

4 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL, 60611

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJohn Hancock Center3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWater Tower Place3 min walk
  • Popular LocationChicago Riverwalk16 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)40 min drive

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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, The Drake is in Near North Side, a neighborhood in Chicago with great shopping. Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Lincoln Park Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Soldier Field or UIC Pavilion. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • John Hancock Center - 3 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Water Tower - 5 min walk
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Millennium Station - 2 min drive
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 9 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • LaVazza — 1 min walk
  • Palm Court Dining — 1 min walk
  • Spiaggia — 2 min walk
  • Rosebud's Steakhouse — 3 min walk
  • Drumbar — 3 min walk

About this property

The Drake

Romantic Chicago hotel in Near North Side, near Michigan Avenue
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference center, and WiFi in public areas. All 535 rooms offer thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes, as well as comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding. MP3 docks and WiFi are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Drake offers 535 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 12.95 per 24-hour period), Wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 12.95 per 24-hour period)

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 53.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 75 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 15-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Designer stores
  • Fitness center
  • Shopping

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (40000 square feet of space)
  • Coworking space
  • Meeting rooms - 22

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • MP3 dock
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
1 per room (up to 75 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 53.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 75 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Property Registration Number Hotel License

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Drake Chicago
Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel Chicago
Hotel Drake
Chicago Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel Chicago
Drake Hilton Hotel
Drake Hilton Chicago
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Chicago
The Drake Hotel Chicago
The Drake a Hilton Hotel

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Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 446 out of 968 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 277 out of 968 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 114 out of 968 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 73 out of 968 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 58 out of 968 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
I didn't like what you did for service
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such an iconic hotel...loved roaming about the premises and learning about it's history. You cannot beat the location and the staff was awesome.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the historic feel of this property
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The price if the room was great. The location was wonderful! I am from Chicago and have always loved the drake. My main issue was that the fan to the ac was very loud and squeaky. It made it impossible to sleep. There was also no overnite valet. We had a 630 flight and had to park at a parking garage which was very inconvenient.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The Drake is a historic hotel off the mag mile. The lobby, history, and amazing floral arrangements around the facility were breathtaking (unless you have bad allergies). The reason for the low rating is quite simple. The HVAC system. We set our room @ 68 because it had been hot all day. We return from a concert and settle in for bed and about every 20-30 minutes (randomly) a loud crashing sound like a cymbal hitting a concrete floor would happen, startling you out of sleep. My first attempt was to turn the fan off. Still didn’t do it. Finally @ 1:15am I turned off the AC and system completely and the sound stopped for the rest of the night. So if you stay there figure out what temp you want and over shoot it before you go to bed and turn that thing off.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021