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The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place | Chicago, IL 60611-1501 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: GOOD
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Frommer's Exceptional


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  • Fitness Center

How it Ranks: The Drake Hotel ranks #24 out of 358 Chicago Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.

Our Take: 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 todays technology: Accommodations are also equipped with HD flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. Plus, if you're a member of the Hilton HHonors program, you can accrue or redeem points here.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 358 hotels in Chicago, 60 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Chicago. The 10 closest to The Drake Hotel are shown on the map below. These include Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago (<0.5 miles) and The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago (<0.5 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Drake Hotel is 1.3 miles from the #1 ranked Chicago attraction, Millennium Park. Of the 14 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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