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Chicago's Essex Inn

3.0 of 5 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel in October for 4 nights on the 14th floor. Two adults - room was great two queen beds very comfortable. Room was very today and a good amount of room for the two of us and our suitcases. We had a small fridge in the room which was great for a couple of soda cans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The only thing(s) that kept me from giving this hotel a five-star review were: the inability to control the heat (two settings: "Off" and "Mordor") and the cigarette smoke leaking into the hallway and room. I slept with the window open to help with both issues. Luckily, it was 45-ish and not a true winter night. I was on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a room on the 15th floor but as served by the lift this was no problem. Rooms large and clean. Staff very helpful and friendly, good budget option in reasonable location. The hotel provided a free shuttle to the christmas market and the magnificent mile. For budget transfers from ohare use the cta train then the bus, it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel changed hands since Oct and "lost" my reservation. Ended up in a tiny room. No "Lake Michigan" view. View is roof of building next door. Advertised a smoking room; there are none. "King" bed is smaller than my queen at home. Rooms hot, had to open window and listen to El train all night. Despite what website boasts, there... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located across a side street from the Hilton and across the street from Grant Park, it is a good choice for conventions ay McCormick center, walking to cubs games at the stadium, and forays into downtown. The front desk staff was very alert and professional, the guests very cosmopolitan, and the room was clean and well kept. The 5th floor... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the city to see a play were stayed at the Essex for the first time and were pleased. Friendly staff, clean well appointed rooms, and a great pool. We've stayed in fancier hotels in the city - yet this one was a great deal for the money and location. Highly recommend if you are going to be spending time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our first trip to Chicago nice central location, lovely clean comfortable room, with a view of the Willis Tower, I would happily stay here again, short walk to field museum, soldier field and the shedd aquariam, on the bus routes, Close to attractions, Nice service from the front of house, helpful and friendly.We stayed on the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a 5th floor room near the elevator and ice machine. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable. Front desk staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel has a nice roof top swimming pool and sauna. Coffee maker in room and an empty mini frig to store my snacks. Bus stop on the corner and across the street from... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, son, and I spent Thanksgiving at The Essex Inn. We paid a little extra for the lakeside view, and that at least was worth the upgrade. Even in the dreary parts of November the view of Grant Park and the sun rising over the lake is magnificent. The room itself was less impressive. It was a two room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Essex Inn for three nights. It is across the street from the Hilton where a convention I attended was based. The Essex is a less ostentatious, less expensive choice than the Hilton, a perfect choice for me. Nathan and the gang at the front desk were friendly and professional. My room was quiet and comfortable. The... 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*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#98 Business Hotel in Chicago

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