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Chicago Essex Inn Hotel

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7.0
Good
4,356 reviews
+1 312-939-2800

Top Amenities

Fitness Center
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Chicago's Essex Inn is located in downtown Chicago on the Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, the Museum Campus and Lake Michigan. The hotel provides comfort, personal services and excellent value. With art and music infusions running throughout the hotel, rooms are stylishly decorated with framed art posters from the Art Institute's finest reproductions, and many rooms offer spectacular views over Lake Michigan and the city. The hotel's rooftop garden is the perfect place to relax and people watch as the parade of activity across the street in Grant Park entertains you! . Guests can also enjoy the sauna, or work out in the fitness room, which offers several of each type of equipment, including treadmills and elliptical machines, plus free weights.
Please note that there will be works taking place in the lobby from early December till further notice.
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800 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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User Highlights
7.0
Good
Location
"Fantastic restaurants nearby" "Superb location"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 61%.
Service
"Staff were fantastic" "Staff was very attentive"
89% found the staff to be very friendly.
63% said the reception staff was ok.
Wellness
"Fitness Center is old" "No gym"
For only 55%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
Room
"Televisions did not work properly" "Fridge was broken"
87% complained about the bathroom.
60% said rooms were dirty.
WiFi
"Not use wifi" "No internet access"
87% said the wifi quality was bad.
95% thought it was a great value.
Cleanliness
"Stained carpets in the hallways" "Carpet was dirty"
60% said rooms were dirty.
68% thought it was rather dirty.
Comfort
"Outdated AC system" "AC barely worked"
52% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
73% said rooms were small.
Vibe
"Outdated AC system" "Outdated fixtures"
86% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 78%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
Food
"No place to eat" "No restaurant or bar"
50% thought the snacks were adequate.
Amenities
"Business center printer did not work" "Worn out facility"
81% thought the building wasn't nice.
95% complained about the elevator.

Good to know...

Hotel could use some updating
Elevator in need of updating
Bathroom could be optimized
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
Time Out
The 1999 makeover of this '70s-style hotel, located in the shadow of the hulking Hilton, has placed it squarely in the ‘best buy’ category.
Fodor's
Don't judge this hotel on appearance alone: the nondescript, plain-brick tower is actually one of the city's most accessible and family-friendly hotels.
Lonely Planet
Walk out to the 4th-floor rooftop garden and soak in the sun, or swim protected in the giant glass-enclosed pool, which looks like a bit like an Olympic pavilion.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
274
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 100 per night
  • Resort Fee: USD 16.73 per room, per night
Add-ons
  • Internet Fee: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: USD 73 per night (in/out privileges)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible