Chicago's Essex Inn in Chicago, IL

800 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605
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Situated near the Field Museum and overlooking Grant Park, Chicago’s Essex Inn offers simple accommodations near many of Chicago’s top points of interest. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and shuttle service to nearby attractions, an indoor rooftop pool, an outdoor garden deck, an exercise center, in-lobby coffee and tea, a business center, meeting and event space, and more.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • ATM/Banking
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Handicapped Access
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Valet Parking
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Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Our downtown Chicago hotel is located next to Grant Park and the Buckingham Fountain. We are a short distance from the shore of Lake Michigan and the city’s best museums and attractions such as Navy Pier. Whether you want to shop on the Magnificent Mile, visit the Shedd Aquarium, bike or jog along the lakeshore or climb up Willis Tower, the best of Chicago is right outside your door.

The spacious rooms at Essex Inn are designed for simplicity and comfort, so guests always enjoy a relaxing stay at a great value. All accommodations include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, work desks and mini-fridges. Families love our sprawling suites overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, and work trips are a breeze with our free Wi-Fi and business center.

Keep up with your workout routine in the hotel fitness center. At our downtown Chicago hotel, our first-class amenities are second to none.

The Essex Inn is pleased to provide valet parking services at competitive rates. Guests will find our on-site Chicago hotel parking garage on the 8th Street side of the property. Valet $65/night Per Vehicle.

Minimum check-in age is 21

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Arpita P
Oakville, Canada
"Book elsewhere! "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
This hotel is completely overpriced for what's being offered. We paid $1000 for three nights and were totally let down with our stay. Everything from the lobby, front desk help, room itself, housekeeping and the heat/AC were sub par. I could go on and on about what I didn't like, but instead I strongly advise you to book elsewhere. The pics online were totally deceiving...what you see is definitely not what you get! I would never recommend this hotel or stay here ever again.
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"Pay for the location "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2017 NEW
A bit pricy, but if you care much to be in the heart of Chicago and have access to the majority of its highlights, this hotel is relatively a good value for what you pay. The staff is so friendly. The room is cool, but don't expect it to be fancy and luxurious as what you pay. Generally speaking, I like it even it's a bit expensive.
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Michigan Center, Michigan
"hotel was not good as expected...."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2017 NEW
we stayed there for 4 nights and 3 days all together. first there is construction during these days the staff didn't tell u about that and u never know when u experience a mini earthquake after every 20 minutes. whole building started shaking ,its like a mini earthquake.hotel bath room are very small u can barely fit in. cleaning is not good ,two days no bed sheets were changed .if u talk about location its good rite in downtown ,very accessible to buses and tour bus. staff is good . i don't recommend this hotel price is high according to service.
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Holte, Denmark
"It was OK"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 12, 2017 NEW
The bed was nice and the staff was helpful and friendly. However, the hallway smelled of weed and the walls were thin, so you could hear anything. We got a decent price, but we still expected a bit more. The hotel is located right next to the park, which is really nice. We felt safe at the hotel and in the neigbourhood.
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Joensuu, Finland
"A good location"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 11, 2017 NEW
The hotels location is good, walking distance from CTA and the loop attractions. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was ok, equipped with tv, phone, fridge, iron & board, safe, coffee maker. Wi-Fi was free, but quite slow. Our room need some renovation, like most of the hotel. No restaurant. Noises was quite loud from corridors and another rooms. There are construction site next door, they start working at eight a clock, so you can sleep ok. When we arrived our room floor wasn't vacuumed well, but after thst cleaning was ok. Overall ok stay.