Hotel is opposite Grant Park, so nice views and convenient for parks, the Loop, shopping, city tour buses etc.
Hotel is quiet despite being only a couple of streets from the elevated railway.
Staff are helpful and friendly and Ray sorted us out with a very nice taxi driver to take us back to O'Hare airport, after trying the railway from the airport to the hotel and finding the last stretch wearing with cases when we first came to the hotel.
The floors of the hotel are themed and we had Andy Warhol artwork in our room, and some areas have an art deco feel.
Room was comfortable and quite large for a city hotel with windows to the floor making viewing better.
Good covered swimming pool in the roof area with an outside seating area that looks over the park - nice views. There was a blues festival on when we were there, making the whole area vibrant but not overly crowded or noisy.
The Hilton hotel next door was enormous and had coach load after coach load of guests arriving and leaving, so we were pleased to be in a small personal hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Chicago`s Essex Hotel
- Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
- Chicagos Essex Hotel
- Essex Inn Chicago
- Hotel Chicagos Essex
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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