I got this room due to the proximity to downtown attractions. I was happy when we checked in to get 2 beds. Normally with priceline I am booked into a 1 queen bed. The rooms were clean but small. The furnishings are new and they have a flat panel screen tv with many channels which was nice. They are basically at the end of mag mile and I suspect if the weather were nicer it would be just fine but in the cold we had to deal with buses. They also have a shuttle which we used which is nice. Overall, my family enjoyed the pool and work out room. This is a nice feature especially downtown. Not many of the hotels have a pool. I am sure there are nicer hotels but when you have small children watching tv is just not enough. I enjoyed our stay here and would book again if I could get the $50 plus tax rate on priceline.
- 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