4.4 out of 5

"A beautiful and historic hotel in Chicago with a wonderfully helpful and courteous staff! The location is amazing...great for access to the beaches o ... " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Chicago awaits you at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel. Within steps you'll find John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include 5 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a health club.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 535 rooms, and you can enjoy MP3 docks, WiFi, and wired Internet. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers a business center, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Near North Side hotel include Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building.

One Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$209 per night

King Deluxe

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Drake ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

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

Memorial Day Weekend at the Drake

Cons: The bathroom needed some attention. The light fixtures were very dusty and there was inadequate ventilation when showering.
A beautiful and historic hotel in Chicago with a wonderfully helpful and courteous staff! The location is amazing...great for access to the beaches on Lake Michigan and/or the shopping and sights of Michigan Avenue.

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent location

Pros: Helpful and friendly staff. The room was big, clean and elegant decorated. Excellent location and the tea room is a piece of art. The buffet is great
Cons: A microwave will be great and extra towels.
Location: Any store that you can imaging is next to this hotel. Including the Water Tower. Everything is walking distant. A lot of places to eat.
The checking was fast. The room was clean and elegant. The view was great. The music at the bar and at the tea room was delicate and elegant. The bed was great! I like that the room have a refrigerator, Wi-Fi , and a coffee maker.

Posted by , from Tampa on Apr 18, 2017

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4 out of 5

Classic Chicago Hotel, Electric Needs Redone.

Pros: Location, charm.
Cons: New electricity in all rooms. Candles in bar area to mask fish smell.
Location: Mag Mile--restaurants, shopping galore.
Great, old world Chicago Hotel. Great X-mas Decorations. Very comfortable beds, updated TVs. However, electricity in our room did not work, many outlets are old and need replaced (even mini-bar fridge did not work). Also, no microwaves in rooms does not help if you bring back food---and you will on the mag mile. Hotel bar also smelled like fish.

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Dec 27, 2016

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4 out of 5

The grand old lady is showing her age

I've stayed at the historic Drake many times over many years. There are many reasons it is famous, but while the common areas are still reasonably nice, our room was in bad need of refurbishment. Even worse, when we checked in at 8 pm on a Friday night, we were told our reserved lakeview room wasn't ready! Rather than wait after a long travel day, we accepted a non-lakeview room, and there was no adjustment to the price. Overall, for the price, I think we will try somewhere else next time.

Posted by , from Orlando on Nov 21, 2016

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2 out of 5

The Drake is not what it used to be...

Pros: The location is one of the best inn the city, onn the north end of the Magnificent Mile
Cons: I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express recently that was far nicer than our room at the Drake that cost $400 per night. We ended up checking out after one night and moving to another hotel. Apparently they are doing renovations, but the room we were given was very dated, terrible mattress, and smelled musty. We asked to change rooms but they didn't have any other rooms available. Perhaps that was because of the Travelocity discount rate, but they didn't even offer to upgrade our room for a charge. The silver linning was we moved to The Langham Hotel and it was fantastic and we will stay there again. We wont go back to the Drake any time soon...

Posted by , from IN on Oct 27, 2016

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4 out of 5

Charming surroundings

The Drake has an old world charm with modern conveniences. The beds/pillows were heaven after a day of walking and shopping. The staff were very helpful and determined to give great service. I would stay at the Drake again.

Posted by , from Michigan on Aug 25, 2016

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5 out of 5
Location Outstanding Ameneties Outstanding Great Time

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016

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5 out of 5

Timeless Class

The Drake is simply a classy experience beginning to end! Beautiful room, excellent facilities, top notch food, and cocktails crafted to perfection, not the watered down flavorless mess you get elsewhere. I will definitely put the Drake at the top of my list when staying in Chicago!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Sep 22, 2015

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5 out of 5
Very attentive staff! My room was clean and comfortable. A grand old hotel that hasn't lost it's charm and has remained grand.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel on Michigan Avenue, close to the lake

Pros: Lake view
Cons: Clean up the rooms in the morning, put out at least 4 bath towels. Clean the shower drains so the customer dosn't have to do it.
Location: At the upper end of the Magnificent Mile, close to the beach and lots of bars, restaurants and shopping. Don't need a car.
Like this hotel because its close to all the action on Michigan Avenue and a short block from Lake Michigan. Few little problems, like not having the room made up until late in the afternoon, shower drain plugged up with hair, not enought towels. But the lounge and Cape Cod restaurant were nice, prices in line with the area. Room 534 has a nice lake view and the halls were fairly quiet at night.

Posted by , from Arizona on Aug 25, 2015

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About the The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

Location 140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611

Property Features

There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A health club, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Drake, a Hilton Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 535 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 14 conference rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • 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
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator


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

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (29.5 km / 18.3 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Western Avenue Station (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel offers 535 air-conditioned 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 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 phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • 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, a Hilton Hotel has 5 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel's fitness center features polished wood floors and an array of new equipment including stationary bicycles, treadmills, stair machines, and exercise balls. Complimentary earphones are available during workouts. Guests also receive discounted access to the facilities and classes at the Equinox health club in the Bloomingdale's building less than a block away. The hotel is across Lake Shore Drive from Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan, popular for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. Guests can walk, jog, or bike along a 20-mile lakefront path. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing equipment can be rented from the Lincoln Park Boathouse, two miles away. Four miles from the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 75 per pet (varies based on length of stay)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


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 47 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • 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

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.