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, 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.

Good To Know

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  • Valet parking offered for $60 per night, per vehicle.
  • Minimum check-in age is 21.
  • Free WiFi is provided throughout the hotel.
  • Rooms include safes, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers.

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 lake shore 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 $60/night per vehicle.

Minimum check-in age is 21

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
"Very good! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2017 NEW
Okay, so, couple nights we stayed here, yes there is workman outside, and the shower probably not as powerful as I would like! But the bed was clean, the bathroom clean etc and bed pretty comfy too! The people who work here really make the place a great place to stop! Couldn't have done anymore for us whilst here! Between us having disaster with broken suitcase so they let us have the room for longer to sort it out at no charge, helping us order food, just little things that in other "posher" hotels would have charged us for - thanks guys for a fab stay and having us!
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Joseph F
"One night stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
Got the room at a good price but the carpet flooring was dirty and had old gum on it, peeling paint and one set of towels were put out. Got there early for check in so my king bed room was not available which I figured. However, they offered me a queen size bed with early check in. Only problem the bed was a full and not a queen. If you can get a room for a good price it's not bad not worth 175 or more with what else is available in the area.
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"Booked a 3.5 star ... got a 2 star at the most "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
I have used 4 star hotel express deals In the past with Priceline and have been satisfied. This time, I chose a 3.5 star hotel express deal in Chicago since the description said " compares to Hilton or Hyatt" and I have always had a good experience with these two chains. According to Priceline, a 3.5 star hotel is a "upscale plus hotel " and the description includes : The most recognized name brands and quality independent hotels in the industry, these hotels feature high quality hotel rooms and well-decorated public spaces. Along with all of the amenities of 3 star hotel, 3½ star hotels offer a higher level of guest service. In addition, hotels will offer a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and in-room dining. A fitness center may also be available. When the hotel was revealed it was an "Essex inn ". The only positive thing I can tell about this hotel is location with a nice view of beautiful Chicago. The hotel is in serious need of maintenance and renovation in all areas ( including rooms ). The lobby has outdated, worn out, dirty furnishing. Elevators are slow and appearance is similar to the lobby. Hallways in the floors and rooms have poor lighting and Carpets are dirty, torn and dingy. To finish , there is lack of amenities in this hotel. I would never recommend this hotel and definitely would rate it as a 2 star hotel ( according to Priceline ) at the most .
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Michigan City, Indiana
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
Hotel needs improvement however the staff was outstanding. Darius provided outstanding service through out our stay. Location is right in the middle of all attractions. With all the construction we plan on visiting again our next time in Chicago. Thanks Darius and Staff for everything.
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New York City, New York
"Great one-night stop in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2017 NEW
Friendly faces abound in this establishment. The first person who greeted me was Ali who was an amazing guy with a great personality. George and Michelle at the front desk were very accommodating and friendly and let me leave my bag for a day, and giving me an extra hour to sleep before check out since I came in late at night. Great people, smiles and nice big windows in the room with black out curtains so you can sleep well after a late night :)
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Chicago's Essex Inn is located at 800 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago's Essex Inn

What parking options are offered?
Guests can valet park for $60 per night per vehicle.

Is WiFi available?
Yes. Free WiFi is offered throughout the hotel.

Can I request a rollaway bed?
Yes. Requests are subject to availability and fees apply.

Will my room include a safe?

Will my room have a mini-fridge and microwave?
Rooms include mini-refrigerators.

Does the hotel have a pool?