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4.2 out of 5

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By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near Michigan Avenue

Heart of Chicago

A stay at this Near North Side hotel places you steps from John Hancock Center and within a 5-minute walk of Michigan Avenue. Navy Pier and Art Institute of Chicago are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel's 5 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and fitness center are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and valet parking. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and concierge services are also provided.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 535 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes. Other amenities include MP3 docks, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Twin Beds, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Two Queen Beds Family Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Drake ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Drake

Everyone (12) Couples (4) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Why must I add a minimum of 50 characters to rate the hotel? This is the result of some inane idiot programmer.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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4 out of 5

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2 out of 5
I prepaid breakfast through Travelocity but the hotel is trying to charge me $60 for breakfast. Rip Off

Posted by on Dec 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
It is a beautiful hotel with wonderful service. The Wi-Fi in our room was not good at all.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Could have refrigerator in the rooms. I had left over from restaurant and had nowhere to put it.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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4 out of 5
Checkin was VERY slow with only 2 employees at the desks. Long line waiting but no change.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019

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2 out of 5
May want to add some furniture to the rooms that doesn’t look like you just picked it up in an alley. You can do better. No queen bed, as requested. I won’t stay there again

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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5 out of 5
Enjoyed the beautiful historic details and loved the overall style

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019

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Property Features

There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Drake. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 535 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1920
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) (29.5 km / 18.3 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Chicago Station (Red Line) (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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. This Chicago hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access 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.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

The Drake has 5 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

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)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 75 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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 credit cards, 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of CleanStay (Hilton) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: 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 49.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 71 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 49.00 per day
  • 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.