The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place | Chicago, IL 60611-1501 [See Map]
#38 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Travelers love the Old World elegance than defines The Drake Hotel: think New York's Plaza Hotel done Chicago-style. Once the preferred choice of both Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, this Gold Coast neighborhood outpost knows how to deliver a quality experience. (If you really want to blend in with the posh clientele while you're here, recent guests suggest attending the traditional English tea service in the Palm Court, offered every afternoon.) Unlike its trend-setting neighbors, The Drake boasts a distinctly vintage ambiance with high ceilings, upholstered walls and glittering chandeliers. Though recent guests admit the hotel could use some remodeling, they also say the hotel's old-fashioned style is exactly what makes it so charming. As a member of the Hilton Hotels portfolio, guest rooms include signature Serenity beds, as well as more unique features like Italian marble bathrooms and period furnishings. But that doesn't mean you won't find modern technology: Accommodations are also equipped with HD flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). Plus, if you're a member of the Hilton HHonors program, you can accrue or redeem points here.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 2120 guests have reviewed the The Drake Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 2120 reviews)

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The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place | Chicago, IL 60611-1501 [See Full Map]