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Chicago's Essex Inn

3.0 of 5 800 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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Lincoln City, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Comfortable bed and very clean but the room is by far the smallest I've stayed in. We walked it off and it's only 11x11... There's room for a queen bed and that's it. Long walk to bars and restaurants. While they have free internet, it's is SLOW. Will find a different hotel next time we visit Chicago.

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Perth, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having pre-booked months ahead, arriving via AMTRAK during a Chicago September 'cold snap,' we found our Essex Inn room very comfortable & cosy. The counter staff were friendly, pleasantly chatty and efficient and the overall ambiance that of a good quality tourist hotel. We particularly enjoyed dining at the in-house Brasserie by LM, which has an excellent breakfast, modestly priced... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed during September and found the location of the hotel good. It was away from the centre of the city and required a bit of walk but we liked this aspect. The hotel rooms we a nice size (with two beds) and the beds were really comfy. the staff were really helpful and friendly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel may meet the minimum qualifications to be rated a 3-star hotel, but it definitely did not meet 3-star standards. Rooms were small, bathrooms and carpets need a deep, deep cleaning and heating/cooling system needs serious updating. I'm sure this was an above average hotel 20 years ago.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not walking distant to attractions unless you are physically fit. Mis-led by web page.......not great views from rooftop garden, and rooftop is only the garage roof which is 4th floor. Maybe a view if you are on top floors facing the lake. Older rooms, not so clean.Overall not impressed and not worth the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is a little delayed, but I stayed here a couple months ago and was completely taken aback by their rude front desk staff, especially from Mallory (I believe). When I asked for help with directions they acted as if I was wasting their time. It is extremely disappointing that the front desk staff is so cold, otherwise I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stoud theire for two days. We've been in many hotels But we never been seen a hotel like this. We couldn't have a shower because the Tube of the shower was brocken. The bathroom was Complete full with mood. The Rom smelts as someone has pathed the way. But the crown of all was, that they've broken in our... More

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Dear Mario P, I am sorry to learn that this happened during your stay. At your convenience could you send me more details as to what transpired. Please contact me at jscott@essexinn.com More

Staines, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a 5 dollar taxi ride from the centre of the city. The rooms are a little dated but they are very clean and roomy enough. The indoor pool and gym is excellent and the staff were spot on. I would recommend this hotel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Essex Inn for 10 days on business, and highly recommend this hotel as an affordable place to stay. My room was basic, clean and comfortable, with an excellent bed, and the central location on Michigan Avenue really is fantastic. I walked everywhere, because the hotel was so central and because Chicago is so pleasant to walk... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights on business because the neighboring hotel for the conference was sold out. Enjoyed the view, and the clean rooms. Well suited for the business traveler. Also appreciated the free wifi. Would definitely stay here again.

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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*
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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