The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel
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8.4

Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping2
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
360 Chicago Observation Deck 170 m
The Magnificent Mile 610 m
Navy Pier 1.8 km
Cloud Gate 2.0 km
Millennium Park 2.0 km
The Art Institute of Chicago 2.3 km
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 2.6 km
Shedd Aquarium 3.7 km
Wrigley Field 6.0 km
Museum of Science and Industry 12.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Coq D’Or 30 m
Delle Amiche Salon 70 m
Marshall Pierce & Company 80 m
Stuart Weitzman 100 m
Bloomingdale's 100 m
Alternatives 100 m
The 900 Shops Mall 110 m
Atlas Galleries 130 m
Kate Spade 140 m
Jil Sander 140 m
Free Wi-Fi

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago (IL), United States, 60611 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to 360 Chicago Observation Deck
Within 170 m of property

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

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Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 570 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 190 meters to the beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.6
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport15.8 km

Rooms available at The Drake Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
1 King Bed Lake View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed
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1 King 1 Bedroom Goldcoast Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 Twin Beds Lake View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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1 Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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1 King Junior Suite Lake View
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed
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1 King 1 Bedroom Michigan Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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1 King or 1 Sofabed Family Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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2 Queen Beds Family Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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1 King Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Drake Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Drake Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Drake Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chicago (IL) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at The Drake Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at The Drake Hotel?

The Drake Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Drake Hotel?

Clark/Division Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 770 m away from The Drake Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Drake Hotel?

Restaurants including NiX Restaurant, The Cape Cod Room and Drake Brothers are popular in The Drake Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Magnificent Mile.

What popular shopping places are close to The Drake Hotel?

Located in the Magnificent Mile area, The Drake Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Water Tower Place, Delle Amiche Salon and Marshall Pierce & Company.

What are popular attractions near The Drake Hotel?

Guests at The Drake Hotel can easily visit The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and 360 Chicago Observation Deck located in the Magnificent Mile area.

What popular beaches are close to The Drake Hotel?

Guests at The Drake Hotel can easily visit Oak Street Beach and Ohio Street Beach in the Magnificent Mile area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Drake Hotel?

The Drake Hotel is located in the Magnificent Mile area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Lakefront Trail.

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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
41 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.8
Location
9.5
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More about The Drake Hotel

More about The Drake Hotel

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Drake Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Chicago (IL). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Delle Amiche Salon, Marshall Pierce & Company, Bloomingdale's.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Drake Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel's fitness center are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at The Drake Hotel.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site

Cafe on Oak

  • Cuisine: American
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Coq dOr

  • Cuisine: American

Palm Court Dining

  • Cuisine: American
Location
140 East Walton Place, Magnificent Mile, Chicago (IL), United States, 60611
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Airports

  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
    15.8 km
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
    24.9 km

Public transportation

  • Chicago
    570 m
  • Clark/Division Subway Station
    780 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Prentice Women's Hospital
    490 m

Shopping

  • Water Tower Place
    260 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    170 m
  • The Magnificent Mile
    610 m
  • Navy Pier
    1.8 km
  • Cloud Gate
    2.0 km
  • Millennium Park
    2.0 km
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    2.3 km
  • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    2.6 km
  • Shedd Aquarium
    3.7 km
  • Wrigley Field
    6.0 km
  • Museum of Science and Industry
    12.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Coq D’Or
    30 m
  • Delle Amiche Salon
    70 m
  • Marshall Pierce & Company
    80 m
  • Stuart Weitzman
    100 m
  • Bloomingdale's
    100 m
  • Alternatives
    100 m
  • The 900 Shops Mall
    110 m
  • Atlas Galleries
    130 m
  • Kate Spade
    140 m
  • Jil Sander
    140 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee35 USD
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee13 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors10
  • Number of rooms 535
  • Year property opened1920
  • Most recent renovation2008
Property announcements

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all guests are required to wear a face covering in all public spaces and indoor common areas.

Reviews of The Drake Hotel from real guests

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8.4
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10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.8
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.7
Value for money7.6
High score for Chicago (IL)
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8-9 Excellent (10)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (10)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Axel from Germany
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

Home away from home!”

Comfort / Service / Location

Overseas traveling is a major part of my job since 25 years. To live out of my suitcase for four to five months every year isn’t easy, but The Drake managed something that I haven’t experienced in a very long time: I felt at home away from home. I was upgraded to the Senator Suite, received complimentary (excellent!) breakfast and enjoyed outstanding service. This is my first ever review about a hotel to say “Thank You” to the staff and management of The Drake for an exceptional experience. The Drake with its good name and rich history exceeded my high expectations by far and will be my first choice when in Chicago again.

Reviewed January 21, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
saksit from United States
Family with young children
2 Queen Beds Family Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Location”

Location

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Drake hotel. The location was excellent as it was close to so many amenities including shopping and dining. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and had answers to all my questions and needs. The rooms were clean, spacious and modern. Taxis to all areas of the city were easily accessible and not too expensive. All and all an enjoyable stay and definitely a hotel I will return to my next trip to Chicago.

Reviewed December 17, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
saksit from United States
Family with young children
2 Twin Beds
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Location”

Location, shopping and sightseeing

The Drake Hotel was one of my favorite hotel experiences ever. The location was awesome and within walking distance of everything I wanted to do in Chicago, the staff were so friendly and helped us book a boat tour, make reservations, etc.; we had afternoon tea there one day and it was phenomenal, it was also a very quiet and restful hotel with wonderful beds, a huge TV, and personality and class to boot. I LOVED the Drake and it would be a dream to stay there again!

Reviewed December 17, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Kevin from United States
Solo traveler
1 Queen Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

Great location on Magnificent Mile”

Relatively quiet, good room for the price

The nicest features of the hotel include a comfortable bed, relatively quiet room, and a great location on the magnificent mile a block away from the John Hancock building and two blocks from the Water Tower. The hotel is older and it shows in the little things (condition of the doors and faucets, etc.). There was a nice HD flat screen tv in the room where I watched some of the olympic pre-lims one night. The closet is small and the room itself in ok for a solo traveler. I asked for a small fan to block out white noise and to my surprise they had one available to bring to my room. When I checked in I asked for a room on a higher floor. I was told that the hotel was sold out, which I found very hard to believe based on the activity in the lobby that day. Half of the staff I came across seem friendly and welcoming and some didn't want to acknowledge me. I've stayed at better and worse hotels in downtown Chicago. I'd rate this one 4.0/5.0. I gave a higher rating for the staff providing a fan which allowed me to sleep throughout the night. :)

Reviewed July 04, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Stephen from United States
Couple
1 King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

classic and classy”

excellent location for Michigan Avenue exploring, restaurants and shopping

The Drake is a Chicago icon, and still feels like the epitome of class. Rooms are beautiful and well maintained. Bathrooms do not have a modern feel, but are perfectly clean, spacious, and well equipped with every amenity. We required services of the concierge, bell hop and business center during our stay, and all were helpful and efficient. High tea in the lobby (first floor) and a nightcab in the intimate bar (ground floor) rounded out the experience.

Reviewed April 08, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
punchada from Thailand
Business traveler
2 Queen Beds Family Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Great Location Luxury Hotel”

Great Location, near shopping places, clean

The Drake is located in the city center of chicago. The room is very clean and I had a family room with 2 baths. It was very nice. The hotel is not far from subway and about 3 mins to bus-stop.

Reviewed June 03, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Couple
1 King Bed Lake View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Historic hotel in downtown Chicago”

Location, staff, accomodations

Great weekend at The Drake Hotel. Our beautifully equipped room overlooked Lake Michigan. The staff, especially the concierge, were all extremely helpful.

Reviewed December 26, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Trish from Canada
Couple
2 Twin Beds
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Great time and lots to do”

downtown, great shopping access, and cleanliness

We had an absolutely great time. My sister and I flew in from Kitchener, Ontario Canada for a bridal shower for our niece. Having never stayed in downtown Chicago, I think we picked a great place to stay. Two negatives, no free Wi-Fi in room which we assumed would be available. (any hotel we have stayed at offered free wi fi), the other is the elevators were very very very slow.....

Reviewed August 14, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Leilani from United States
Family with young children
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Spoil yourself ”

The afternoon tea was really good and the evening live band at the Palm Court was entertaining. Perfect date night. Truffle fries were yummy!

Our stay was comfortable and room service cane right away. We upgraded to a bigger room and was worth it. We will be staying at the Drake when we return to Chicago.

Reviewed October 14, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Kristin from Canada
Couple
1 King Bed Lake View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

Great stay in Chicago”

The hotel was fantastic in so many ways, the location, the comfort and the beauty.

Our stay was wonderful. The hotel was spotless and our room was very spacious and quiet with a fantastic corner view of the lake. We loved every minute we spent in the hotel. My only complaint was that wifi was not included. It could be purchased for 12.95/day or you could use the lobby wifi but it would be nice in such a premium hotel to have complimentary wifi throughout.

Reviewed September 17, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
punchada from Thailand
Business traveler
2 Queen Beds Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Great location hotel”

great location big room near shopping places

I stayed at the Drake for 3 nights. It is located in the great location right at Michigan Ave. Our room is big with 2 bath.

Reviewed June 29, 2015

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6.0
Valerie from United States
Family with teens
1 King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Old history.. not updated.. furniture looks like it came from Motel 6”

When I booked this hotel I was thrilled. I was in town with my adult daughter for the St. Patrick Day Parade and to go site seeing. I had heard this hotel held a lot of history and was four stars. The bed was great and comfortable, but the tub had been redone with a surround and was cracked. The furniture in the room looked like it was from a old Motel 6. The staff were courteous.. We ordered a hamburger and pot of coffee it cost 42.00 and the bread dry and hard and the meat tasteless. We didn’t stay in the room much so no big deal. A positive was a great location. And A plus for transportation.

Reviewed March 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
ANDREA from United States
Family with teens
2 Queen Beds Family Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Great hotel, customer service second to none”

We had a great view of Lake Michigan. My husband was worried about the riots he heard in the news, but we felt very safe...we were even out until late, and happy to come back to such comfortable beds! Lots of restaurants that are walking distance, in addition to the Tilt! Wonderful stay and cannot wait to experience it again!

Reviewed August 30, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Douglas from United States
Couple
1 King Bed Lake View
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Beautiful Hotel in a great location - a bit noisy”

Great bed!

We upgraded to a lake view and had a very large room on the seventh floor overlooking Lake Michigan. The view of the Lake and Beach was fabulous. We had very little interaction with the staff except for the conceiage. Interestingly, we had one very helpful woman the morning after we arrived, however, the afternoon woman was a bit grumpy and less helpful.

Reviewed July 12, 2012

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6.0
Michael from United States
Business traveler
2 Queen Beds Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

Short business stay”

Good location and very friendly staff

Overall the hotel is aging. It surprises me they are still able to keep the hilton brand. Also quite expensive. The hotel does have some very interesting history in Chicago.

Reviewed May 19, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Iris from United Kingdom
Group
2 Twin Beds
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Luxurious hotel with old fashioned charm”

Service, Decor, Food

fantastic location right on michigan ave and oak street beach. rooms were charming, very clean and well equipped. the service was excellent and the food delicious.

Reviewed March 09, 2012

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6.8
Good
Stella from United States
Couple
1 King Bed Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Paying for the name ”

The hotel was alright! We've stayed at better hotels. Our 1 room was barely cleaned. We've asked for a new room and got moved. I wasn't impressed by the hotel! The last that checked me in was a bit rude! Overall I guess we basically payed for the name.

Reviewed February 15, 2021

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7.0
Very good
Dag from Norway
Business traveler
1 Single Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Central location, traditional, somewhat run down”

Location, breakfast, staff

Perfectly OK for one night. Friendly welcoming and informative reception, pleasant common areas, good breakfast, nice bar. Attentive and friendly service, all around, staff to be commended. A very good location. Room has seen better days and could do with an upgrade. The wi-fi was so slow it for all practical purposes didn't work. Inadequate sound insulation between rooms, I could hear quarreling couples through the night.I might very well have taken an upgrade if offered.

Reviewed July 10, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
Kevin from United States
Couple
1 King Bed Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Classic hotel”

Walking distance to great eating and shopping.

Reviewed September 21, 2016

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6.7
Good
Dale from United States
Couple
1 King Junior Suite Lake View
Stayed 4 nights in September 2011

Historic hotel with interesting architecture.”

The restaurants are great. We really enjoyed the Cape Cod Room. The Bookbinder soup is fantastic.

overall our stay was ok, but not outstanding. the service was only average, and the housekeeping staff was downright aggrevating. we would put out the dnd sign each night, and each morning around 10 they would call, wake us up, and ask if we were going to want the room cleaned. on our last day, they called, then 2 different people came banging on the door. if your a nightowl this is not the place for you.

Reviewed September 26, 2011

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