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Chicago's Essex Inn

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I'm confused, normally three stars means average and the reviews said three stars; well colour me wrong, this is a true hidden gem. The Essex is located pretty much near the centre of Chicago, it has great access to the local parks and other recreational areas, as well as being within walking distance of the Museums (Actual walking, not call... More 

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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Essex inn for two nights during July. Here are some of the Pros and Cons of the building. Pros: It was in a Prime Location. Right On Michigan avenue. The cost was cheap and affordable The main lobby was very nice, had phone charging ports, and chairs in the lobby Very nice view of the Sears... More 

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Thank Hunter M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice guest service allowed us to check bags and walk around the city before checking in. Accommodations were not what we thought but stayed in a large presidential suite. Room had a great view and within walking distance to all attractions and shopping. They do not have room service which was a blow and decor was a little run... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this hotel to watch some family fun in the Chicago Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon. The staff were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. The beds and rooms were clean...but....tile on the bathroom floor were cracked and loose in several places. carpet in hallways looked worn and dated. For what we needed this served its purpose. Was close to... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice, simple hotel. Very helpful, accommodating and friendly staff. "Great Location in The Loop", near many restaurants and other attractions. Rooms are a bit small but not too bad. It was a bit difficult to regulate the temperature in the room though.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Essex in was very centrally located, within walking distance of museums, parks and lake. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and responded quickly to our requests. Room very clean and beds were comfortable, although the bathroom was old and could use updating.

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Thank Maribel5951
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel last minute through Hotwire. I was given a very nice corner room which was perfect as I was able to have two windows with great views of the city. The lobby has a modern dear to it but the rooms maintain a kind of vintage look..... I would prefer if the hotel would revert completely back to... More 

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Thank Melissa M
NYC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic location and the fitness center was surprisingly top notch! Only put off was they charge $12 for a continental breakfast. Would be okay but the breakfast was very bare bones, I'd skip and go to a breakfast place close by that will be more worth your while. Staff was courteous and helpful, couldn't be happier with my choice and... More 

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Thank Yelena L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here with my family of 5 in a double queen bed room, we all fit and they didn't charge any extra person fees! It was a pretty nice lobby, clean, updated furniture. Definitely a great hotel because the location is awesome!! I felt safe walking back to the hotel, very close to the bean and park. The workers were... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at the front desk were very knowledgeable and friendly. The room was clean, comfortable but pretty basic. The lights didn't work when we got there and figured out it was because they had cords around under the bed that went out to a central extension cord. Weird setup. The bathroom needed updated and there was plumbing to nowhere... More 

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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, the Essex Inn offers amazing views and amazing value. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago's Essex Inn

Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $134 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
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Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex
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