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Chicago's Essex Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is nice for families visiting Chicago or anyone who wants to be near the museums and Michican Ave. The rooms were certainly nothing special but it is at a nice price point for Chicago and about what I would expect for this amount of money. The rooms are fairly small but adequate and that is how I would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't get the warmest of welcomes when arrived the reception clerk was busy talking to the guy fixing the lights or something the clerk paid no attention to the fact we where standing waiting to check in and when eventually came over no apology for our wait " hello we are the customer" the room was clean but the door... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not even sure where to begin...For starters, the door to our room would not lock. Called the desk and was told there was "nobody there to fix it" but somebody would in the morning. Nobody came. The next day called the desk...same answer. When we booked the room under the "package deal", (passes to the Shedd aquarium one day and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here 3 nights on a girls trip with my Mom, Sister and Aunt. We were upgraded to a suite since we pre payed for "early check-in " that didn't exist. I am glad we had an upgrade because even the suite was small. The beds were small but comfortable. The room was clean and the staff friendly. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very long flight from England we booked in. Our room was okay dark. Bathroom was very small. After dropping our luggage in our room we went off to explore. That evening we got ready for a well earned rest. We couldn't sleep because of the noise of the air conditioning unit outside our room. Not good enough Essex... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited Chicago August 2014. We stayed at the Essex Inn as it was one of the recommended hotels in the Fodor's Chicago. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. The pool area was spacious and the terrace off the pool area had great views of the park. The bellmen were... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in August 2014 We appreciated the location that was close enough to the train and all the happenings of downtown Chicago. The rooms are smaller than average which I suppose is typical to that of a hotel downtown. We wanted to use the wifi to search for our next adventure downtown. This... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest factor for a hotel is location. This one is right on michigan ave & is a ten minute walk to millenium park, soldier field, grant park, and most importantly five minutes to the red line stop at Harrison. It's hard to picture a better location in Chicago for a tourist. Wrigley, cellular field, goose island, the loop, navy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great--across the street from Grant Park; few blocks from Millennium Park, Soldier Field, museums, & train station. The pool area was nice with beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The hotel is a little dated on the outside, but not too bad inside. The room was probably the one thing that I feel was lacking. The bathroom sink... More

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night at this Michigan Avenue hotel in July. It is conveniently located near Grant Park events. We were welcomed by the courteous front desk personnel, and directed to our room. Our room was clean and spacious. There is a well appointed work out area near the large pool and lovely outside patio. There is a reasonably priced... More

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Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3*
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Chicagos Essex Hotel
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Chicago’s Essex Inn is a hotel in downtown Chicago on the Michigan Avenue Cultural Mile that combines breathtaking panoramas of Grant Park, the Museum Campus and Lake Michigan with exciting promotional packages that incorporate famed attractions and events in Chicago.From our steel and glass lobby to contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to an all-season rooftop pool, the Essex Inn offers amazing views and amazing value. ... more   less 
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