"Solid room; great location"
Nice room in fabulous location. Loved the history associated with the hotel. Nice to be so close to walking/jogging path along Lake Michigan.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
One of our favorite locations in the city. I had been to the Drake before for their tea room service. The lobby area of this hotel is stunning. The rooms are smaller and older. While some things were updated (bathroom, bedding, entertainment in room) parts of the hotel seem very dated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful, classy place. We had a king suite that was quite large. This is located just off Michgan Ave and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. It was our second time staying at The Drake. Would select them again next time we visit Chicago.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mom and daughter weekend!"
My daughter and I met for a girls weekend and the Drake was the perfect choice. The concierge Mary was fantastic! She made our stay extra special. The only thing that concerned me was Sunday morning about 9:00, housekeeping tried to get into our room without announcing themselves. We had the bolt on - but this was unnerving. Otherwise our stay was […] great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room with a view of the lake was awesome. Chicago is wonderful in early September.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a wonderful stay at this charming old world hotel full of character ! Staff were most helpful, in fact allowed me extended check out without extra charge as I had an emergency. Would definitely stay at Drake again and highly recommend. Ask for the ocean view room. Stunning views, great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful old hotel, pitiful room"
When we first entered our room we thought it odd that they'd put an extra bed in the closet! Our disappointed, however, was alleviated when we open the window shade to a wonderful view of the massive HVAC system. The staff, for the most part, were very courteous and friendly except when calling from the room phone. It took them forever to answer then […] were rude. I have had much better experiences at other Chicago downtown hotels and won't be staying at the Drake again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for enjoying Michigan Avenue and Gold Coast"
The staff of this hotel was great! They were always very friendly and more than willing to help with anything we needed. Plus, the historic feeling of the hotel really added to the experience. If you're going to the city to shop and eat, there isn't a much better location. The only downside was the room felt a bit damp/humid and there was some mildew […] on parts of the tub. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"classic hotel amazing lake views"
room was on 7th floor w/ lake view - amazing views of lake, spacious room, attentive staff would definitely recommend to others and would stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"We loved our stay at the drake"
Everyone at the hotel was wonderful and the room was very clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Super location, super facilities, great service"
I had a super experience in this hotel, perfect location, great service, very clean, a lot of history of the building. The bicycle rental station is right next to the hotel and you can ride it to Navy Pier on the shores of the lake. Super.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel, a couple of small issues"
Fantastic hotel - staff friendly and courteous. Location was amazing. However, $65 just for parking for one night was outrageous. I don't care where you are located, $65 a night for parking is ridiculous. And the second thing is that the upstairs lounge shuts down at 6pm. I've no idea why, they just do it. We were very much looking forward to a cocktail […] in the upper lounge after dinner and were shocked to find it closed "just because". Otherwise, totally recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful location, close to running paths along the lake. Can run all the way up to Nay Pier! Loved the opportunity to take a yoga class at Equinox at a discount! The staff, the restaurants and bars were top notch. A lovely hotel.. I would highly recommend The Drake Hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Grand Dame of Chicago hotels--classy"
I always enjoy the traditions and sophistication of the Drake. Service is excellent, location is great and ambiance is beyond compareGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful view and loved the hotel!"
Everyone was extremely courteous and friendly. Loved the architecture and the history of the hotel! The location was central to Michigan Ave. shopping and great restaurants! The basement bar is a must see!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You'll Feel Like Royalty"
Splendid time at The Drake. Huge rooms with great views. The staff, although not overwhelmingly welcoming, was cordial, helpful & professional. They seem to not bother you with small talk or offer suggestions for your stay unless you speak to them directly. Actually, not a bad way to run a hotel for people who are visiting from all over the globe & […] want their privacy. I hope to return soon! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Thought everything was fine except our view was the fire escape. Hallways were very wide until you got to our room. Very cramped. Figured they gave us one of the most undesired rooms since we got a discount. The room itself was clean and nice but if I didn't have they discount I would have complained. It was our wedding anniversary and really wanted […] something special for our 27th years. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel right off of Michigan Avenue"
Very nice and beautiful hotel. Loved it. Got a "Queen" room on Expedia and found out when we got there that "Queen" rooms do not have any view...a little disappointing since all of the reviews say how great the views are. We upgraded to a Deluxe King for $50 per night extra. Loved the room, the hotel...very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for sigh-seeing"
Great location for swim in Lake Michigan, and use of the new Divvy bike sharing system to get around sights of the city. One point less for room cleanliness because of some dirt in waste basket,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Over all very good....... One thing really annoyed me. We were having breakfast, when our granddaughter (6 yrs) joined us. She ate one small croissant, with us and we were charged $5.00 for this... I wouldn't have thought a hotel of this calibre would have charge for this...Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect Location for Mag Mile & Watertower ShoppingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel was great"
Love the location and the service was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Found a great deal on Hotels.com and my fiancee has always wanted to stay here. It lived up to its reputation and we have a wonderful evening celebrating a romantic night in the city. The hotel was very clean and the room was big! The room service for breakfast was perfect. They called to make sure we were up and to confirm the time we wanted it delivered […] and the gentleman that brought it up was fantastic: very polite and sweet. The valet and service rep when we checked in were a little grumpy but the rest of the stay was perfet! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love the Drake"
Loved my suite! Love the location. Love the character of the hotel. This is my go to hotel in Chicago. The staff is always very courteous and helpful. The only confusing thing is that there aren't enough valets out in front to help with luggage, while there are many parking people who don't help with your arrival, so you feel ignored when you first […] arrive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the best hotels in Chicago."
The Drake is a grand hotel in the style of the very best from the 1940's. However, it remains one of Chicago's best today. The staff knows how to greet and care for guests. The rooms are immaculate, the restaurants superb, and the larger "community" spaces are elegant.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel and locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Chicago made simple"
Super easy to get in and out of and superior location Beds were tremendously comfy. Gorgeous and historic with everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was fabulous!!"
Awesome!! Fantastic!! Terrific!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall great stay, no complaints. You get what you pay for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My favorite hotel in the states!"
The Drake is a wonderful old hotel which takes the effort to maintain its splendor and its grace. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the rooms, while small, are cozy and kept up-to-date.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location beautiful hotel!"
We loved it so much we are already planning for next year! The high ceilings and beautiful location makes this the perfect place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel close to theatre"
good experience - hotel is old and has a lot of older items that were interestingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't stay here"
Our bathroom had mold in the shower and hair on the floor. We called and asked for a crib in advance and had to ask again when we got there and waited 45 mins at 930pm. Housekeeping banged in our door at 830 am to clean the room and when we answered and my 3 children were awakened the housekeeper had no apologies. Housekeeping then when down the hall […] knocking on all doors. When I called management all I got was " oh I'll let someone know. The worst experience for such a highly rated hotel. I will never return and let others know. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location- Beautiful Hotel"
Walking distance to everything!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The young lady at the front desk was wonderful and super sweet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Should have free wi fiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at the Drake for our daughter's graduation, and had older grandparents with us. We initially chose it for its location - so close to restaurants and plenty of shopping - so the grandparents wouldn't have to walk far. We loved it!! So happy with our choice. It has such character and history, and is such a beautiful, stately, gem of a hotel. […] The rooms we chose were very large - nice for all five of us to congregate and play games. Our room was called a family suite, and had two bathrooms - perfect for the three of us to get ready for graduation. The only small negative we had, was that housekeeping seemed to only clean up half the room! They didn't remove and replace any of the glasses we'd used the night before or the ice bucket, or any of the towels or the drinking glass in one of the bathrooms. It was no big deal - we washed out the glasses so we could have soda with our snacks the next night, and used towels from the other bathroom that DID have them replenished, but didn't feel I could give that category a 5 due to that issue. Overall it was a lovely place to stay, met our needs perfectly, and will definitely stay there when we go back! (PS: The coffee shop, "Espressions" was also a nice place to grab a bite to eat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Very nice to have that facility right downstairs.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I picked the Drake as our romantic getaway for our anniversary. It fit the bill nicely, although if you're interested in modern upates, look elsewhere. Room layouts are inherited from the original hotel configuration - odd corners, irregular flow through the space, hoo-hum bathroom. Service staff was excellent; everyone was very courtious and asked […] how our stay was going. Property was clean and very secure. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Drake has become our favorite place to stay in Chicago. Looking forward to coming back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice historic hotel in central area"
hotel is old, of course, but very well maintained, and pleasant. price was very good for the room - but nowhere was I pre-informed before arrival that it would cost me $65 A NIGHT to park my car. Nor did they provide a list of charges for the mini-bar, so I assumed it was extremely high as was the room service. However, this was my first time in Chicago. […] When I picked up my rental car it was $122 for the time I would have it. It was another $198 in "fees and taxes" complements of the city of Chicago. So things haven't changed apparently there corruption-wise. Glad to leave. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Drake is Special"
Beautiful, historic hotel very convenient to shopping, restaurants and the lake Live music, dancing, and drinks in a gorgeous room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Parking check in early check out Late 4PM"
Liked the location to Water Tower Place John Hancock Magnificent MileGenuine Expedia guest review
"2 days in a walk-in closet"
I have always enjoyed staying at the Drake, and realize that with an old hotel, no two rooms are the same. Sometimes your room is spacious and elegant, other times it is small and cramped. On this stay, I stayed in an overpriced walk-in closet - a very small room with a single bed, and little room to maneuver. While the Drake's stately elegance persists, […] the value for money is questionable. One example - parking is now $65 a night. While I am used to paying 40-50, this was a surprise on the bill. I travel to Chicago on business frequently - at least 6-10 times a year. On future trips, I will opt for some of the newer boutique hotels with modern amenities - where the rooms are very upscale, the vibe is a bit more modern, and the value is more apparent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
great place great stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
valet is very slowGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Surprisingly awesome! Grand old Dame"
Tip-top shape, tremendous bed, great stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The housekeeping staff were a delight to talk to in the hallway. They were very customer friendly and did a wonderful job with the room. The rooms were nice although the bathrooms were very very small. Not use to that. The parking was WAY over priced and this is why I will never stay downtown again. It was a nice experience for the first time being […] downtown Chicago, however I would not stay at the Drake again. I appreciated the customer friendly staff from the valet to check in to the housekeeping staff. Very well trained and my wife and I enjoyed the great customer service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Elegance and charm! Cinderella's castle!"
The hotel is absolutely beautiful! 3 huge beautiful chandeliers in the main lobby with a huge fresh flower arrangement below the middle chandelier. We found our room to be awesome! It had two crystal light fixtures, 3 closets, 2 windows looking over the city, brocade wallpaper on the walls with crown moulding and a chair rail. There was also a desk […] and upholstered chair in the room with our very comfortable bed. We ate at 2 of the hotel restaurants. All of the wait staff went above and beyond. We were celebrating my granddaughter's 10th birthday with a vacation. Although her birthday had been several months before. At breakfast the hostess came over to check whether we needed anything and talked to my granddaughter. When she heard she was celebrating, Susan and the other staff came back and sang "Happy Birthday" to her and presented her with a cake and candle on a decorated plate! I cannot think of anything negative to say about the hotel or their staff. Everyone gave us the best possible service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Summertime Deal"
Great hotel. Get the lake view. Bring beach wear if it's summer. Oak St. Beach is just across the street. You can rent bicycles at OSB or at the bike stand.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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