The Essex Inn was a GREAT place to stay. My whole family enjoyed it! The staff was very kind and always offered to show us plays to eat or tour. They were very helpful too! The housekeepers were a bit off though, missing small things like changing the empty toilet paper, and stuff like that, but over all they were nice.
The location worked VERY well, especially for sightseers like my family. It was close to the water and some rooms had beautiful views. Also it was very close to lots of the museums like the Art Institute, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium. Also the hotel offered a free shuttle bus at scheduled times to different locations. There were also some great restaurants and cafes nearby!!!
The rooms were very cozy too. The bathroom was on the small side, but it worked wonderfully! Also I thought the beds were very comfortable, but thats a matter of opinion I guess. Most of the rooms had great views too of the water and Grant Park.
The pool was very nice too. It was a beautiful place, and even had a life guard which is great for people with smaller children. The sauna wasn't always very hot but it was most of the time. There was also a gorgeous roof top garden!
A restaurant in the lobby opened while we were there and the food was fantastic and priced reasonably! It was great to just go down the elevator to breakfast and such!
I highly recommend this hotel to anybody. Its perfect for people with a low budget (they offer very good low priced rooms, and offer suites for higher prices) and for people with children. It also would be great for business trips and such. I will for surely be back here when my family returns to chicago. Thank you 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, the Essex Inn offers amazing views and amazing value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
- Chicagos Essex Hotel
- Essex Inn Chicago
- Hotel Chicagos Essex