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Chicago's Essex Inn

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3.5
5,168 reviews
+1 312-939-2800

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center
Restaurant

Chicago’s Essex Inn Offers Extraordinary Lake Michigan Views

What Does a Chicago’s Essex Inn Room Include?

Rooms average 185 square feet; suites span to 350 square feet but feel larger because of the floor to ceiling windows that offer light and views of the city, Lake Michigan, or Grant Park. The art-deco styled rooms feature framed art posters, marble bath countertops, and plush bedding. A refrigerator, coffee or tea maker, iPod docking station, room service, and a LCD TV with cable and HBO make you feel at home. 

What Features Does the Chicago’s Essex Inn Offer?

The best feature of this Chicago hotel is the pool with two sun decks and a rooftop garden that provides incredible city and lake views. There is a French restaurant that offers a patio set on Michigan Avenue for delicious food and people watching. Other notable features include ATM, fitness center, luggage storage, computer station, and free Wi-Fi.

How Much Will a Stay at Chicago’s Essex Inn Cost?

Among the hotels in Chicago, the room rates are on the lower side, starting at $125 in the low-peak seasons of fall and winter but averaging $189 to $199 in the summer season. A suite with two double beds or one king bed averages $237 in summer. 

What’s There to Do Nearby?

This Chicago hotel is across from Grant Park, 3 blocks from Lake Michigan and 4 blocks from the Art Institute. It’s just a mile to the Loop theaters. At nearby Lake Michigan, there is a 20-mile pathway that offers walking, jogging, and biking along with bicycle and Segway rentals.

What’s the Bottom Line?

This accessibility-enabled Chicago hotel puts you in the middle of all the city’s sites at a reasonable price geared toward families, couples, and individuals.

 

 

 

 

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800 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
3.5
Location
"Location was superb" "Excellent location and priced"
93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 59%.
Service
"Very helpful and outstanding customer service" "Staff were excellent"
88% found the staff to be very friendly.
66% said the reception staff was ok.
Wellness
"Good spa" "Nice GYM"
top-notch fitness area, thought 83%.
69% thought the sauna was ok.
Value
"Paid for cheaper hotels" "Excellent location and priced"
89% thought it was a great value.
74% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Pool
"Proximity to pool and rooftop garden" "Lack of pool"
Dirty pool, said 71%.
Food
"There's no restaurant" "Plate damaged"
The price was too high for 71%.
57% did not like what was on the menu.
Cleanliness
"Carpet is very old and dirty" "Heater was very dirty and dusty"
53% said rooms were dirty.
54% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Room
"Carpet is very old and dirty" "Heater was very dirty and dusty"
88% complained about the bathroom.
73% said rooms were small.
Comfort
"AC falling apart" "Terrible rattling noise"
73% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 59%.
Amenities
"Vending machines need updating" "Narrow hallway"
68% thought the building wasn't nice.
For 58%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
WiFi
"Unusable internet" "Internet signal was very spotty"
81% said the wifi quality was bad.
89% thought it was a great value.
Vibe
"Towels we received were old and thin" "Sink was very poorly designed"
84% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 58%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
Bar
"No peppermint schnapps for hot chocolate" "No restaurant or bar"
Alcoholic drinks were not bad, according to 50%.
Breakfast
"Pricey for breakfast" "No complimentary breakfast"
74% said the breakfast was too expensive.

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Bathroom could be optimized
Bathroom could be bigger
Rooms need regular maintenance
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
Gayot
Although the exterior of this hotel is not particularly inviting, the clean rooms are tastefully decorated.
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.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
254
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 75 per stay
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 65 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 25.00 per day
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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