The Drake Hotel

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 16 publications
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say expert reviewers

Top 4% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

16 expert recommendations



Once you have had your dinner at one of many upscale dining establishments near this Chicago landmark, consider heading back to the hotel.


DK Eyewitness

The grande dame of Chicago hotels, this luxurious Michigan Avenue destination still attracts luminaries from all over the world.


Fodor's Tick 3

Built in 1920, the grande dame of Chicago hotels stands tall where Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive intersect in Chicago's swanky Gold Coast. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Chicago's version of New York's Plaza or Paris's Ritz may no longer be the most luxurious hotel in town, but its public spaces still maintain the regal grandeur of days gone by. Full review →


Gayot 48

With sweeping views of Lake Michigan, this handsome hotel is an historic landmark that was built in 1920. Full review →


Insight Guides

Opened in 1920, the Drake keeps pace with the polished neighborhood, right off the Magnificent Mile. Full review →



Storied hotel on the Magnificent Mile, with old-timey glamor and views of Lake Michigan. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The grande dame commands a striking location at the north end of Michigan Ave, near Oak St Beach. Full review →


Michelin Guide

It doesn't get more old-time Chicago than The Drake and this esteemed hotel retains its status as one of the finest in the city.


Oyster 4.0

The 535-room Drake Hotel is a historic property on upscale Magnificent Mile and one of Chicago’s grande dames. Full review →


Rough Guide

Chicago’s society hotel, just off the Magnificent Mile, has been modernized without sacrificing its sedate charms.


Star Service Tick 4

This place competes with the InterContinental and Palmer House Hilton for the honor of Chicago's most iconic historic hotel Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

The Drake time-warps you back to an age when hotels had sweeping staircases, gilded ballrooms and harpists plucking in the lounge. Full review →


Time Out

A traditional "old money" stomping ground favored by Chicago socialites and celebrities, this stately icon exudes old-school style. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The Drake is the grande dame of Chicago hotels, with a prime location, storied history, white-glove service, and of course a distinguished guest list. Full review →

Try to score a room facing north or east for unobstructed views of the lake and Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach.

Zagat 4.0

A stay at the “elegant” and “historic” Drake Hotel is “more about the experience, ambiance and history than the rooms”, which could use “a little updating.”

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The Drake Hotel

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140 E. Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611

Contact (312) 787-2200
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning

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