Constructed in 1920 and housing 535 rooms, The Drake has endeavored to be one of the first urban resorts in the nation for almost a century... so please don't refer to it as the Drizzy. The Drake is so nice (how nice is it?!)... The Drake is so nice, the elevator lobby is nicer than most hotel's rooms. Their exquisitely manicured rooms look as though King Midas were the previous guest, and because ballin' works up an appetite, a bench at the foot of your bed can apparently hold a fruit plate. At their top-notch seafood joint Cape Cod, mounted fish sit next to even more mounted fish, and a partnership with Shedd Aquarium has informed their sustainable raw bar & fresh swimmer options. To get drinks in a room suspiciously lacking mounted fish, hit up Coq d'Or, which unlocked its doors a scant one day after the repeal of Prohibition, and has kept them open ever since. That's just good business. Go ahead and get John Basedow-style shredded while in their contemporary fitness center.