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The Drake
4 stars

The Drake

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501, United States
+1 312 787 2200
From
C$ 163
Cheapest

rate per night

7.9
Good

based on 672 reviews

The Drake
Thu 30/5
-
Fri 31/5
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 163
Queen room
C$ 167
King room
C$ 173

About The Drake

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Drake Hotel has been a Chicago icon for the better part of a century. The 4-Diamond hotel, symbolizes elegance and promises quality to all of its guests, since its opening in 1920. It is perfectly located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just a few seconds from Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. Nearby, some of the best shopping and dining in the country can be found just outside the doorstep of The Drake.

All suites and guest rooms are crafted with utmost quality and comfort in mind. Standard guest rooms, elegant suites, and executive rooms are available. All rooms feature a 32-inch television, high-speed wifi, complimentary coffee and tea, and a Serenity Bed.

Deluxe Rooms offer exceptional views of the city, and Deluxe Plus Rooms boast stunning views of Lake Michigan. Guests can enjoy upgraded amenities in Executive Level suites, which feature a specialty shower-head, elegant bathroom furnishings, and luxurious linens. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available with roll-in showers and railings.

Guests have three options for drinking and dining on-site. Cafe on Oak is a breakfast nook which overlooks Lake Michigan and serves up iconic dishes, like specialty benedict varieties. Indulge in fine wines, cocktails, beers, and classic comfort foods at Coq d’Or, the legendary on-site bar which has been open since the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Lastly, in room dining is available to guests, with options from a special room-service menu.

The Drake offers countless meeting facilities which serve as the perfect event spaces for any occasion. It boasts twenty-one functional meeting rooms, two grand ballrooms, and onsite staff audio and visual professionals to assist with event productions.

A trip to Chicago is not complete without a stay at The Drake.

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Latest deals for The Drake

Thu 30/5
Fri 31/5
Standard Room
2 double beds
bed type unknown
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Deluxe room
bed type unknown
1 king bed
1 king bed
King room
1 king bed
bed type unknown
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Queen room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
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Double room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
bed type unknown
Traditional Room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Superior Room
bed type unknown

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Drake

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Air-conditioned

Dining

  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • TV

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pants press

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Fold-up bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Drake

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

7.9
GoodBased on 672 verified guest reviews
7.8Couples
8.0Families
8.0Solo
7.8Friends

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2.0 Poor
The hotel rooms are very outdated and so is the staff. I was treated poorly by greeter and desk check-in. The room was deplorable. Everything was dated and broken. My view out the window was a fire escape for$200 a night. I felt the rudeness was racially motivated by the entire white haired senior citizens employed at the Drake.
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Our stay was wonderful. The Drake is a classic, old school hotel that is an amazing gem in Chicago. It is very well maintained by a staff who take great pride in its appearance.
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful landmark hotel in the middle of luxury shopping.
Cons:Rooms were very nice but lacking a mini fridge
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Wedding in the coast ball room was phenomenal. The staff throughout the Drake were very kind, courteous and very helpful always. Food was excellent.
Cons:A/c in our room didn't work very well. Only disappointment.
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Big room; clean; comfortable bed; good service; staffs were friendly
Cons:There was no room in the fridge that the customers can store god; no microwave;
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:An architectural gem in downtown Chicago with old look but kept updated with modern amenities. It shows it's age sometimes but that is the charm of it.
Cons:Just know that there is no lounge access for Hilton Gold members which is strange for a property with a lounge.
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5.7 Fair
Pros:Location was great.
Cons:Booked and paid for a King bed -- received a double bed. Hotel offered $40 off dinner at their in-house restaurant. Could not offer any other room accommodations - nothing with a view, not a bigger room, and not what I ordered and paid for -- a room with a King size bed. Slept uncomfortably most of the night. Separately, went to breakfast in the hotel and the windows were very dirty.
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6.2 Okay
Pros:Staff were tremendous
Cons:Hotel needs updating. It is old, worn and dirty
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8.5 Very good
Pros:The Drake is a Chicago classic. A bit old, but very luxuries and very, very beautiful. The excellent location and nice staff delivering outstanding service make the Drake the place to be.
Cons:A bit dated, and almost impossible to roll your own luggage. Unlike most hotels with marble floors, The Drake has the thickest carpet imaginable. Also, the rooms are small for the US (and the money) and you will pay a lot for a view. However, this is the oldest and most desirable location that The Drake sets the standards for all of the other Chicago luxury hotels.
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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Whinin walking distance to downtown shopping and attractions and great restaurants, walked to Chicsgo Art Institute to take in Van Gough exhibit.
Cons:Parking too expensive

Location

140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501

What's nearby

  • 360 CHICAGO171 m
  • Magnificent Mile0.6 km
  • Chicago Riverwalk1.3 km
  • Chicago Theater1.6 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center1.8 km
  • Navy Pier1.9 km
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail1.9 km
  • Millennium Park1.9 km
  • Cloud Gate1.9 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago2.3 km
  • Symphony Center2.3 km
  • Willis Tower2.6 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Drake

Low season

March

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 367

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 347
Cheapest month to stay with an average 40% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 52% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at The Drake

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Top tips for your stay at The Drake

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Drake, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in March and July.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Drake, plan to stay on a Saturday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Drake was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 315, while the most expensive was C$ 321.
  • How long should you stay at The Drake? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Drake

  • What are the dining options at The Drake?

    Guests at The Drake can enjoy breakfast at Cafe on Oak, classic comfort foods and cocktails at Coq d’Or, and in-room dining from a special room-service menu.

  • Are there any special amenities for guests with accessibility needs?

    The Drake offers wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in showers and railings, as well as increased accessibility, lowered sinks, and other adapted features for guests with accessibility needs.

  • How do I get from the airport to the Drake Hotel?

    Chicago Midway Airport is the main airport used by travelers arriving to or departing from the Drake. The distance between this hotel and the airport is about ten miles. Visitors can use a train, a private shuttle, a cab, or a shared shuttle to go from the airport to the hotel. Cabs are located in the ground transportation section of Chicago Midway Airport. Before leaving for the airport, travelers who wish to take a private shuttle to their hotel should make arrangements with their chosen shuttle services. Consider booking a seat on a shared shuttle if you need to get from the airport to the hotel on a low budget. Another choice for visitors who want some independence while staying at the Drake it to rent a car. There are rental car agencies available at the airport.

  • What can guests expect from the rooms at The Drake?

    Guests can expect comfortable rooms with a 32-inch television, high-speed wifi, complimentary coffee and tea, and a Serenity Bed. Deluxe Rooms offer exceptional city views, while Deluxe Plus Rooms boast stunning views of Lake Michigan.

  • How accessible is the Drake Hotel for people with physical limitations?

    Consider staying at The Drake Hotel if you want to experience everything Chicago has to offer but have limited mobility. The entire hotel is wheelchair accessible. The Drake features a wide elevator that makes it easier for tourists in wheelchairs to reach all floors in the hotel. Specialist staff at the hotel offers excellent assistance to clients with mobility issues, including guiding guests using wheelchairs or with other disabilities fom their taxis to their rooms. For the convenience of guests with limited mobility, the hotel includes grab rails on the toilets, a roll-in shower, a lowered sink, and shower benches.

  • What are some nearby attractions to The Drake?

    The Drake is conveniently located near attractions such as 360 CHICAGO, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Riverwalk, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • What business-related amenities does the Drake Hotel offer?

    The Drake is well-respected for its ability to help create memorable events from small meetings to large conferences. Specially trained staff will work with you from start to finish to ensure your meeting impresses your company and your clients. With more than 30,000 square feet of even space and 20 different rooms, space can be configured to suit your company's needs. Along with space, catering, and set-up for large meetings, the Drake also provides binding, laminating, photocopying, scanning, faxing, and printing, among other standard business services.

  • What is the best time to visit The Drake?

    The high season at The Drake is in August, offering a great time to enjoy the nearby beach access and cultural offerings. December is the low season, which may provide a quieter experience for guests.

  • What amenities does the Drake Hotel provide for families?

    When visitors are bringing loved ones to Chicago, Illinois, they should consider staying at the Drake. This hotel has family-friendly features like kid-friendly eating options, paid babysitter services, and a free outdoor pool where you can enjoy a complimentary swim with your loved ones while taking in the breeze of the city. The hotel also offers special diet menus upon request, making it a great choice for families traveling with children who must adhere to specific diets.

  • Can I bring my dogs with me to the Drake Hotel?

    Reservation concerns shouldn't be an issue for pet-loving tourists in Chicago, Illinois. The Drake loves them, too! Ask about their special services to help pamper and care for your furry friends while you're out exploring the city. The maximum weight is 75 pounds and you should expect to pay a nominal pet fee during your stay at the Drake.  

  • Where is The Drake located?

    The Drake is located at 140 East Walton Place in Near North Side, 2.7 km from the centre of Chicago. 360 CHICAGO is the closest landmark to The Drake.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Drake?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Drake.

  • Does The Drake offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Drake offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Drake from the airport?

    The Drake is 16.2 km from Chicago Midway.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Drake hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Drake in Chicago and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Drake and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Drake.

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