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Drake Hotel - Chicago

Hotel Overview

Chicago hotels - Drake Hotel - Chicago Legendary elegance on the Magnificent Mile
  • This opulent 1920 landmark hotel overlooking Lake Michigan has a prime location on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue / Magnificent Mile, with its world-class shopping and dining.
  • Elegant decor of the 537 guestrooms features European flourishes such as armoires with lion-head handles. Every room layout is slightly different, creating a unique experience for each guest.
  • An enclosed shopping arcade within the 12-story hotel includes a florist, barber shop, and gift shop as well as designer boutiques such as Chanel and Giovanni.

Property amenities

The 537-room Drake Hotel has two restaurants, an intimate lounge, 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping service, and a shopping arcade. Remodeling of the fitness center is scheduled for completion in spring 2003. The hotel offers discount guest memberships to the Gold Coast Multiplex gym, 4 blocks away.

What to expect: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Drake frequently hosts royalty and celebrity guests as well as a constant flow of newlyweds, VIPs, and executives. From the palatial lobby adorned with an immense flower bouquet, to the tapestry-covered benches in the elevators, to the rose-colored drapes that frame every entranceway, this unique hotel lives up to high expectations.

Amenity highlights: A bustling staff of nearly 600 provides extras such as twice-daily housekeeping service, chocolates at turndown, and ice delivery. The upper lobby Palm Court hosts a traditional English tea each afternoon as a harpist plays.

Insider tip: The highly connected concierge can secure premiere seats to concerts, symphonies, operas, and theater performances—including those that are sold out—and arrange for tables at restaurants, even when no reservations are available.

  • Fitness equipment
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting or child care
  • ATM/banking
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Hair salon
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Catering
  • Suitable for children
  • Computer rental
  • Concierge services
  • Conference room(s)
  • Cribs available
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax machine
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Internet access in public areas - surcharge
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Maid service daily
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Photocopy machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • Piano
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Tour assistance
  • Number of rooms: 537
  • Nightclub
  • Rollaway beds
  • Shopping on site
  • Secretarial services
  • Security guard
  • Turndown service
  • Parking (valet)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wheelchair accessible


This 1920s hotel has 537 guestrooms, most of which are decorated in neoclassical style. Many rooms have views of Chicago or Lake Michigan. Standard amenities include minibars, dial-up Internet access, cable TV with pay movies, plush terrycloth robes, and in-room safes. The hotel offers nightly turndown service and weekday newspapers delivered to rooms.

  • Bathrobes
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary newspaper (M-F)
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Climate control
  • Desk
  • Video-game console
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Housekeeping
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Voice mail
  • In-room safe
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Smoking rooms
  • AM/FM radio
  • Window opens
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Chicago hotels - Drake Hotel - Chicago

    Traditional room
    One king or two twin beds. Lake Michigan or city view. Layout and furnishings vary, but most with neoclassical decor. Amenities: minibar, dial-up Internet access, pay movies, terry robes, in-room safe. Hotel offers turndown service and M-F newspaper delivery.

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