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The Drake

Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, TL500

Photo: Courtesy of The Drake Hotel

140 E. Walton Pl.
Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
TEL: (312) 787-2200
TEL: (800) 553-7253

As the preferred stop for visiting heads of state, 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. The experience begins in the palatial lobby, where the ornate crystal chandeliers, soaring wood-paneled ceiling, and red upholstered walls conspire to make guests feel like royalty, especially when enjoying high tea in the gilded confines of the Palm Court. The 535 guest rooms and suites, traditionally outfitted with Regency-style furnishings, combine a scattering of antiques with crisp white bed linens. Those who are lucky enough to score rooms facing north and east have unobstructed views of the lake and Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach.

Room to Book: No. 550, the luxurious six-room Presidential Suite, where Princess Diana stayed during her 1996 visit to the city.

Insider Tip:

Have a drink in the Cape Cod Room restaurant, where you can still see where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe carved their initials in the wooden bar.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 535

Number of Suites: 74

Number of Restaurants: 4

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened: 1920



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