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Chicago's Essex Inn

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800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted to stay closer to downtown, but The Essex had a significantly better price. We still had a great time at this location. There's a great Chicago-style pizza restaurant two blocks away. We took a cab downtown and rode the subway - both were cheap and convenient. The Essex also has a free shuttle, but we didn't have a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in the Essex Inn for 3 nights. As others have said, it's very convenient and close enough to walk to the Millenium Park, shopping on State Street, symphony, theatres plus great accessibility to the Loop, CTA Red and Blue line and buses. Had a room with a view of the park, the Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier. Unfortunately, it... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here with a Groupon, the decision was influenced by it's proximity to the museum campus. It is definitely within walking distance to the museum campus, Art institute, and Magnificent Mile. Our kids are middle school age, so the walk was no problem. Check in was quick and we were able to securely store our baggage before our room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great pool for the kids; very friendly, helpful staff. Sunny at the front desk gave us a great recommendation for breakfast. The rooms were clean, and the beds comfortable; although the bathrooms were very small. It is an old hotel, but still very comfortable. There was a little confusion about the bill when we checked out but they handled it... More 

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Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking distance to everything. Bus stop nearby for the science museum. Pool was great after a long day sightseeing Restaurant was ok Room was clean and not much noise as it looked onto internal pool area

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Sumaré
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good service, staff very friendly, nice restaurant, great location. Perfect form yo wants to isitChigo not stay at the hotel. Specially if you need to visit a trade show or an event. There are subways stations closed the hotel and you can go to different places in Chicago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Valet parking was $60/day. They wouldn't even let us check in while parked in the entrance. Room appeared clean but there was a q-tip and pieces of paper in the hallway all 3 days we were there. Pool area and pool water were cool.

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EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shannon L, Thank you for your review and staying with us. We sincerely appreciate your comments as they forward us to the right direction to make sure we provide the utmost service to all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to parking rate. Unfortunately, Chicago’s Essex Inn doesn’t manage the garage and doesn’t... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3 of us stayed here for a Chicago trade show,we stayed 5 nights. The hotel is older but functional. After a reasonably quick check in, we found the elevators to be very slow and yes all three were working. The room was OK, tired but clean. The view from room was good of Navy pier and the lake. I did... More 

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EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dtravis814, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel, location and the view from your room. We understand your concern about the furniture and condition of the room. The good news is we are new management company that took over the hotel recently and we are studding options... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I had a lovely time staying here when we visited Chicago. It's not too far from subway stops and a short walk to the edge of the lake. Nice area with other hotels located nearby so tourists can feel pretty safe but you are away from the hustle and bustle of the main city area. From the... More 

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EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Dear ThaicandyUK, Thank you for choosing to stay with Chicago’s Essex Inn Hotel and for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that you and your fiancé had a good stay with us and enjoyed the area. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the future and we hope you experience breakfast... More 

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on a spring break with my teenage son. The hotel was a nice location to the museums. I got a decent price given the location. Everything was good in terms of the room, cleanliness, comfort. it is an older hotel, but I like that about the place.

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EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Dear Julia G., Thank you for your review on your recent stay at the Chicago’s Essex Inn Hotel. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our rooms to be suitable for your needs. We are glad you have enjoyed the convenience of the hotel's Cultural Mile location. Thank you again for staying... More 

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