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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I and 12 year old grandson Took the Amtrak train from Effingham for a 3 day/2 night visit that included the Navy Pier and the Shedd Aquarium. The location of this hotel is great with Walking distance to the museum, aquarium. We had one breakfast at the hotel restaraunt which was very good: recommend the Eggs Benedict.... More

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hammond,indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place where u can stay and not worry about going broke from a hotel stay and they are just as good as the higher end hotels just at a better price u couldnt ask for a better place to stay close to shopping and grant park and many other places

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at the Essex was first class all the way. They supplied me with an upgrade stay with my significant other for a minimum cost. Their security staff immediately dealt with a rude, obnoxious party that was keeping guests up at 4 am in the morning. The hotel is a long walk from the Magnificent Mile, but the hotel... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and the staff were wonderful. So close to many restaurants and Grant Park. You could walk around very safely in the area. Parking was very expensive at $59 per night for a motorcycle, I found that quite shocking. The room was very pleasant with a side view of the lake, we were... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was in great location, short walk to the Museum Campus, Grant Park, Millenium Park and Buckingham Fountain. From our room (1109) you could see the Field Museum and the Lake. The Hilton is just crossing the street. The decor is old fashioned but the room was nice. The room housekeeping could be better. Sometimes the took our towels... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although in a good location, the hotel is a little tired. Our room was clean, but very dated. The air conditioning unit was also on its last legs and although it sounded like a fleet of Lancaster bombers it was barely working. Additionally we were told that we would have free parking via Virgin but when we checked in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights with young children. We had a great stay and would come back here any time we wanted to visit the area. The pool was nice and large albeit a bit cold. The rooms were comfortable and large. The staff was very helpful. The in and out car service was first rate. Not sure why the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave this hotel an "average" rating because it is average in comparison of it's competitors! It's not a newer hotel, it's not constantly updating it's decor, it's not going to make you feel like your in a castle of luxury when you walk in your room! But what it is, is a great friendly staff, CLEAN rooms, NICE NEWER... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were doing route 66 very good start to a great trip booked with Jenny of American & Worldwide Travel. Tunbridge Wells Kent. Clean nice big rooms coffee maker safe free of charge. We had a great room corner view. Over looking grants park. Free wifi

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Ada, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Essex Inn while in Chicago for a concert on Northerly Island. The location of this hotel is perfect! Walking distance to the museum, aquarium and Northerly Island. There are places to grab a bite within walking distance also. The rooms are small but 3 of us were very comfortable in our room. The room was clean... More

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Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3*
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Chicagos Essex Hotel
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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