The Drake

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32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, pay-per-view films
32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, pay-per-view films

Overview of The Drake

The Drake

4.0 star property

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
Map
140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL, 60611

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJohn Hancock Center3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWater Tower Place3 min walk
  • Popular LocationChicago Riverwalk19 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)39 min drive

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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, The Drake is in Downtown Chicago, a neighbourhood in Chicago with great shopping. Art Institute of Chicago is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include Navy Pier and Lincoln Park Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or Wrigley Field. Practise 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 - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Millennium Station - 2 min drive
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 9 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Grill on the Alley - 2 min walk
  • Rosebud's Steakhouse - 3 min walk
  • Pelago Ristorante - 3 min walk
  • The Signature Room at the 95th - 3 min walk
  • Southern Cut Barbeque - 3 min walk

About this property

The Drake

4-star Chicago hotel in Downtown Chicago, walk to Michigan Avenue
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a conference centre, a coffee shop/cafe and WiFi in public areas. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Drake offers 535 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. 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-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

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

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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 or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • 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 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 15-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • LaVazza
  • Coq d'Or Restaurant & Bar
  • Palm Court Afternoon Tea
  • Cafe on Oak

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Designer shops
  • Fitness centre
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

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

Accessibility

  • If you have any 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)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • 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 duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels
  • MP3 dock
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

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

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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 checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
1 per room (up to 75 lbs/34 kg)

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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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 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

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

Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 462 out of 981 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 266 out of 981 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 117 out of 981 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 75 out of 981 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 61 out of 981 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Classic, nostalgic; an excellent part of an great Chicago trip.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I didn't like that there was still no room service or spa, otherwise a classic historical piece of heaven in chicago right in the heart.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great but 1 suggestion get better pillows.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Drake is great
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Drake is an elegant hotel in the best Chicago location. She shows her wear but that’s part of her charm. The proximity to the beach is unmatched.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Classic elegance. The lobby and the bar in the lower level is one of my favs
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I'm in love with this hotel.. What a piece of real American History. The decor is beautiful... I felt as if I stepped into a 1930s Hollywood movie. You can just feel this special energy. My daughter is 9 years old and was mesmerized by the interior
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Check in was supposed to be at 3:00 pm and we planned around that. Checking in, was told our room wasn't ready (this was 3:50). Told to hang tight and it would be about 15-20 minutes later. 30 minutes later I went back to the desk and they had to call to see if it was ready. In the meantime, I saw others check in before that. It was explained to ne that it was a staff shortage. I would be more understanding if my last visit to the Drake had to be transferred to someone else because I didn't hit the cancellation window. They did not care about my very legitimate excuse then, so no offense, I don't want to hear their excuse now. Front desk clerk not apologetic nor even offered any inconvenience benefit (as other hotels have in the past). This is strike 2 on the Drake from my experience. Not sure whether there will be the opportunity for strike 3.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
I forgot a Kindle Reader in the room and reported it 3 hours after checkout. Nobody bothered to check and I was told to file a report online. I am still waiting for a response.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022