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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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minneapolis, mn
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was very clean and comfortable, but the bathroom was tiny! Any size person could hardly turn around in it. We had a nice view of the pool deck, in our corner room, and frequented that area quite a bit since we were on floor 5 and pool area is floor 4. Enjoyed a swim or two, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we arrived at the hotel the porter helped us with our bags, then got us information together to help us with our sightseeing. He also told us about the Chicago Taste which was going on in the park near the hotel, we dumped our luggage in the room and went straight out to this free food festival with live... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good hotel, in a very quiet location of Chicago. Rooms are very new and completely spotless. Free indoor swimming pool, free WIFI. Just what you expect from the price you are paying. Recommended if going for conference related issues.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in a room on the 4th floor, near the elevator but our room was very quiet. The tv channel selection was really good and the room was well equipped. It was great to have free wifi too. The bathroom was also clean and spacious. Our bed was comfortable and the hotel itself is quite close to restaurants and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd rather stay here than some of the Kimpton properties any day. Better service, bigger room, much better value, friendly, unpretentious staff. Right on Michigan avenue. Clean and comfortable. A little bit noisy with the L train, but not horrible. My room came with a closet and a nice sized bedroom, desk area. Hotel also has pool. Saw the front... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews which is why I am writing this! First of all it is 3.5 stars (simply because they do not have a 24/7 place to eat on site). If you are looking for a 5 star hotel why would you stay here?? I read about outdated decor etc. It was... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good hotel but too much noise. In fact the train ( CTA LINE) is passing just in front of the room so you really feel as if you were sleeping in the avenue... Otherwise the staff is very helpful and friendly and hotel is just in front of Millenium Park and a few blocks from Art Institute of Chicago. Pool... More

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Vincennes, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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Also Known As:
Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex

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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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