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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago

4-star4 stars
140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States of America

4-star hotel with 5 restaurants, near John Hancock Center
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Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago

from $109
  • King Deluxe
  • One Queen
  • King
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Lake View
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • 2 Queens Family Room
  • Deluxe, Two Queen Beds, City View
  • One Single Bed
  • Junior Suite, One King Bed
  • Suite, One King Bed, Non-Smoking
  • Two Twin Beds, Lake View
  • One King Bed, Lake View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
  • Junior Suite, One King Bed, Lake View
  • Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Business Lounge Access
  • Suite
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Room

What’s around The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago


  • In Near North Side
  • John Hancock Center - 2 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 19 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 22 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 24 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 27 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 42 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 25 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 11 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 11 min drive
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 10 min walk
  • Clark-Division Station - 13 min walk
  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 17 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago

Location. The Drake, a Hilton Hotel's is located in downtown Chicago, adjacent to Michigan Avenue's renowned shops and restaurants. This property stands three blocks from the John Hancock building and Water Tower Place.

Hotel Features. Italian Renaissance architecture pervades the hotel lobby which is distinguished by crystal chandeliers and carved-wood moldings. Constructed in 1920, the hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Five restaurants and bars include Drake Bros. which serves American-style fare, Cape Cod which is known for its New England seafood specialties and Coq d'Or which prepares American-style cuisine. The famed Palm Court offers afternoon tea service. Travel Traders convenience store stocks snacks and sundries. A staffed business center houses two computer stations and offers administrative services. A total of 30,000 square feet of function space accommodates up to 500 people. Internet access is available in public areas for a fee. Clefs d'Or-designated concierge staff resolves tour and reservation related questions and attends to special requests. The Drake, a Hilton Hotel's limited-hour fitness center contains polished wood floors and an array of stationary bicycles, treadmills, stair machines, exercise balls and weight-training equipment. The fitness center provides complimentary headphones for use during workouts.

Guestrooms. This 10-story property offers 535 guestrooms equipped with high-speed Internet access for a fee and MP3 adaptors. Hilton Serenity beds feature pillowtop mattresses and down duvets. Bathrooms contain marble vanities and curved shower rods. Coffeemakers and minibars are provided in all accommodations. Laptop-compatible, in-room safes are complimentary.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 535 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • 1 per room (up to 34 kg)


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1920
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago’s small print

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 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 47 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 70 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet (may vary based on length of stay)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 807 reviews

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Still a great hotel, but needs a little TLC
The Drake Hotel has been one of our favorites for probably 20 years. However, it was very disappointing to find the Cape Cod restaurant has been closed. Also, the rooms are getting a little long in the tooth. Wallpaper starting to crack and peel in the room. Shower tub stopping up during shower. The tub however was immediately addressed by maintenance and the problem solved. Finally, I booked a room on the executive floor to have access to the executive lounge, only to find the executive lounge was close for remodeling upon check-in. The hotel did I ever provide a $50 credit at one of the restaurants and offered a free buffet breakfast every morning as well. However it did not replace being able to sit in the executive lounge having a drink looking out over Lake Michigan. Not withstanding the glitches, the Drake remains one of our favorites and we will be back.
rick, us2 night romance trip
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Great place to stay for a staycation!
We loved the Drake, what a fun hotel with a unique vibe in the city. Loved the bar and lounge in the hotel too!
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Outstanding value
Great location, amenities, service, room, and the value is outstanding. We have been coming here every February for years and will continue to stay at this wonderful hotel.
Rudolf, us1 night romance trip
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Bed Bugs!!!! Beware!!!
Was excited to stay in this historic hotel, until in the middle of the night I woke up covered in bug bites in a linear pattern on my face and neck among other areas of the body. My husband and I saw two of the offending (bed) bugs on the bed and pillow. We immediately alerted the hotel staff who performed an investigation, then moved us to another room. The hotel would not yet agree to refund our money. In addition, no instructions on safety or precautions were taken for our clothing or luggage, which could have been contaminated by the room. Obviously, this is a serious issue and also opportunity for some customer service to step up. My husband and I were offered another room for the evening, but were still charged for the nightly rate. The second hotel room looked very similar to the first, but also had red stains on the pillowcases, which wasn't comforting, and our blinds would not open to view the windows for city views or light into the room. Hotel staff on check-out were clearly not informed of the situation and were "surprised" when I showed up at check out unhappy, covered in swollen bites and referred to bedbugs. They did not agree to refund money for the evening at this time either. I will not recommend this hotel, nor do I want to stay here again. This is an old hotel and cleanliness/health-code violations is a potential issue for The Drake. Customer service is also an issue needing work.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Water not running properly in the sink.
Armando, us2 night family trip

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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, Chicago

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