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

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • 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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from Chicago's Essex Inn
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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Whitehouse, Ohio
"Nice room and great staff!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
We weren't sure about the Hotel when we saw it, but we were very surprised how the bellhop and the front desk handle everything. The room was very clean but did not have the luggage rack and we were able to get one from my daughter's family room which they didn't need it. For the price for the room, you just can't beat it. Notice some people were complaining about the $60.00 parking. To me it was great because they put the car in a secure parking garage and our car was there for three days just for $60.00 and will bring the car out front when you leave. You can use the car anytime during the stay which we didn't.
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Dan W
"Not worth the stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
No pool, shoddy elevators and the bathroom is for kids not normal adult size people. Water pressure is more like a gentle rain and hot water fluctuates at random. Staff is great though always helpful with getting a ride when needed.
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Ladera Ranch, California
"Great location and low rates for an OK hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
The Essex has a great location and reasonable rates. However, it's just an OK hotel, mostly due to a lack of polish on a few things. * Spotty and slow WiFi - I think dial-up would be faster * Missing towels - after cleaning the room they neglected to replace the towels * Giant Crane - right outside of the window. The noise didn't start until 8 (which was nice) and you couldn't open the window shade (which was not.) All that said, if you told me I had to stay there again I'd do it. It was a great value and close to everything I needed. A little TLC on the property - combined with their nice, friendly staff, would make this a GREAT place to stay.
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Elsa R
" Nope"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 13, 2018 NEW
I’m giving it two stars instead of one because the employees are nice. The engineer has been to my room twice and very helpful. Walking to my room there was garbage in the elevator and on the 6th floor. Creepy outdated orange hallways. In my room there was a strange smell, the dated orange lamp didn’t work and some of the lamps near bed didn’t work either. The rug is dirty. Stains all over the chair and on the curtains. You guys should just get rid of the ugly cheap orange curtains and the rug, gives it a 70’s vibe. I wouldn’t complain but I payed too much. Maybe if I had a better view it would be better. Wish I stayed at my original hotel, The Cambria. I’ve always paid less and it’s modern, clean and bright or the Hilton across the street. I won’t stay here again.
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columbus, oh
"Moderately priced and very clean"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 01, 2018 NEW
We stayed there last week. The location is very good, the staff were most helpful and seemed to enjoy being helpfu.....can't say enough good about them. The hotel itself is very clean. It is fairly basic but certainly a great deal and very clean. We will be coming back from overseas in June and will definitely stay there again.
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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?