The Drake

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1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
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Overview of The Drake

The Drake

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Michigan Avenue

8,0/10 Very good

1 001 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Internet access
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL, 60611
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 22 meeting rooms
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue - 1 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 19 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 22 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 22 min walk
  • Grant Park - 24 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 27 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 28 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 40 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 5 min drive
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 41 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 49 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 3 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 4 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 22 min walk
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 9 min walk
  • Clark-Division Station - 12 min walk
  • Grand Station (Red Line) - 16 min walk


  • The Grill on the Alley - 2 min walk
  • Rosebud's Steakhouse - 2 min walk
  • Pelago Ristorante - 3 min walk
  • The Signature Room at the 95th - 3 min walk
  • Southern Cut Barbeque - 3 min walk

About this property

The Drake

4-star hotel near Millennium Park
Close to Michigan Avenue and Chicago Riverwalk, The Drake provides a grocery/convenience store, an art gallery on site, and designer stores on site. Be sure to enjoy a meal at LaVazza, the onsite café. In-room WiFi (surcharge) is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • Express check-out, concierge services, and an elevator
  • Tour/ticket assistance, coworking spaces, and a ballroom
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the proximity to shopping
Room features
All 535 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks like laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses, and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Free infant beds, coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 535 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (1 per room, up to 75 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms*


  • Onsite self parking (USD 53.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 75 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 22 meeting rooms
  • Coworking spaces
  • Conference center (40000 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Built in 1920
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer stores on site


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi and wired internet for a surcharge
  • Phone


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


LaVazza - Onsite café.
Coq d'Or Restaurant & Bar - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Palm Court Afternoon Tea - Onsite restaurant. Reservations are required. Open select days.
Cafe on Oak - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • 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)
  • Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet (may vary based on length of stay)


  • Self parking costs USD 53.00 per day with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking costs USD 75 per day with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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 Drake Hotel
The Drake Chicago
The Drake Hotel Chicago
The Drake a Hilton Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Does The Drake offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Drake does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Drake?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Drake?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Drake?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 53.00 per day. Valet parking costs USD 75 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Drake?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Drake and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. The Drake also has a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Drake?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, LaVazza. Nearby restaurants include The Signature Room at the 95th (3-min walk), Southern Cut Barbeque (3-min walk), and Signature Room (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Drake like?
The Drake is located on the boardwalk in Downtown Chicago, a short 9-minute walk from Chicago Station (Red Line) and 19 minutes' walk from Chicago Riverwalk. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Villa, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

It was ok overall, but hotel needs a refresh, view was a brick wall, no room service and didn’t have a refrigerator in room.
Eileen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An adventure named drake
The Drake was a blast. We enjoyed its walk ability to shopping and food. We had a great view out our window.
Kristina, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Gone downhill
This hotel has certainly gone downhill. Room was a large family room, size was excellent. Just felt dirty, paint peeling off the trim and the ceilings. Cobwebs, dust all over. Carpet was thread bear in the middle of the room, you could nearly see the floorboards under the carpet. Bathroom ceiling had brown spots all over it. Maybe there was a shortage of staff, but the cleaning standards shouldn’t slip that much. Whoever checks the standards needs to be held to task. There was no room service or concierge, would have been nice to know before we travelled there. Had free breakfast included. Told us where to go in the morning, however when we got there the next morning it was shut? Only open on certain days? Huh.. Told to use a coffee shop instead. Then told us we had only $15 each person, that was just enough to buy a coffee and pastry. The omelette in the breakfast restaurant was over $20 plus coffee and the rest would have blown through the free breakfast is a second, so no free breakfast included really. They should disclosure at booking. Just seems underhanded. Have stayed her numerous times, this was the worst by far. Back to the Langham for us.
Threadbare carpet in middle of room
Pain peeling
Disgusting brown stains, bathroom ceiling paint peeling ceiling
john, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great stay
Great Hotel, great staff. Only thing that would have been nice would be a mini fridge to keep our leftovers from all the great restaurants nearby!
STEPHEN, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Very disappointing hotel.
Stephen, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deirdre, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a very nice stay at The Drake. The only slight complaint was that we were offered daily water bottles but everytime we came down to the front desk to get them there were several people in line and it wasn't worth the wait. Maybe they could just bring them to the room.
JAMES, 3-night trip
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