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.

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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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Diane C
"Weekend getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2017 NEW
2nd time at this hotel. For the price it's a good place to stay. Close to the museum's and loop shopping. I would stay again but I do not necessarily need a high end hotel. It's a moderate which is fine because when I'm in Chicago I'm rarely in my room.
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"Safe location and good concierge, but...."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2017 NEW
Negatives: Saggy bed with unsupportive (rather old) pillows Shabby corridors and bathrooms Wifi extremely flaky - best to go to Starbucks up the road Not the cleanest hotel I've stayed in Positives: In a safe location half an hour's walk from the centre up a main road Tony, the concierge, is super-helpful
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Henrique C
Sao Paulo, SP
"Very Nice hotel. Close to everything you may need"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2017 NEW
This hotel is one Of The best Solution if you are In Chicago. The Room is big and has a good structure. Two people makes the difference and makes you fell as at home: Julian and Sandra from front desk. They are very kind and worried with The customer’s needs. Congratulations to The hotel in keeping so special people like them. Regarding The Place, you can go walking to station dr. where you can Shop and also Go up to The 103rd floor at Willis Tower. Everything is easy to do walking. If you are Going to McCormick Place it is also close and you can come Back using The Metra
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Marie P
"Lack of Service Culture"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 22, 2017 NEW
I stayed with my friends last week, and the welcome was lame, we knew the room wont be ready by that time in the morning but we were expecting some help from the staff to suggest some things to do around while the room was ready. That did not happen, good thing the hotel is in a great location. The hotel looks old and the door room was broken. We were 3 in the room and we had to ask for more bathroom amenities all the time and extra towels, they even told us once to go for them at front desk (not nice). There was a bellboy who was rude with us, we asked him if it was save to walk around the area at night and was so mean in his answer making us feel dumb for asking him. In despite of that, Braulio another bellboy was the only one who was nice, and helpful. He always was welcoming us whenever we enter the hotel with a great smile, maybe the rest of the staff should learn from him. We definitely expected more. We are definitely not coming back or suggest the place to our friends,
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Bryan B
Portland, Oregon
"Cheaper than nearby hotels, comfortable bed, hot shower, great staff!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
Location is only 1/2 mile from the famous Bean - easily walkable. Hotel isn't super fancy, but it's much more affordable than nearby hotels, beds are comfortable, rooms are clean, showers have good pressure and hot water, and the staff are all very nice.
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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?