CHICAGO'S ESSEX INN

800 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
41.87187-87.62427
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3.5/ 5

Based on 1163 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 8.7%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 254 rooms
  • 15 floors in hotel
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.8/10
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms

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Non-Smoking
Check RatesAARP Rate ID Required To Qualify Standard Double Room Rooms Are Tasuitefully Decorated with An Art D
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Check RatesDouble Run Of The House
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Check RatesRequires Corporate or Business Card At Check in Sunday Thursday Updated WiFi Deluxe King Room
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Check RatesRequires Corporate or Business Card At Check in Sunday Thursday Updated WiFi Standard Double Room Ro
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Double Bed or 1 Queen Bed
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Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
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Check RatesTriple Room (without Breakfast) Room Only
Non-Smoking
Check RatesTwin Room (without Breakfast) Room Only
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Local Attractions

Grant Park, Museum Campus, McCormick Place, Soldier Field

Verified Reviews of Chicago's Essex Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice room with a great view."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We stayed one night in a suite on the 10th floor overlooking the lake. It was very nice a bedroom with a TV and a living room with a sleeper sofa, chairs, a desk and a TV. The bathroom was teeny tiny. It had a tub with shower, toilet and a very small sink. I have no idea if all bathrooms at the Essex are this small or not. The Essex charges $52 for parking there for 24 hours (valet parking) which is pretty steep in my opinion even for Chicago. About a half of a block away is a self-parking garage which charges $25 for 24 hours, but I didn't see it until after I had parked at the hotel. The staff at the hotel is very nice and accommodating and the hotel is in a good location close to restaurants and to Soldier Field, Shedd Aquaruim, Adlder Planetarium and the Field Museum.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 28 to Tue Jul 29 2014 at a $161.70 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Chicago's Essex Inn

3.5 out of 5.Based on 1163 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Chicago’s Essex Inn is your key to the city, whether for business or sightseeing. The hotel combines breathtaking panoramas of Grant Park and Lake Michigan with convenient access to shopping, museums, sporting venues, The Loop and McCormick Place. From our steel and glass lobby to newly renovated rooms to an all-season rooftop pool and fitness center, we offer amazing views and amazing value.Each of our 254 rooms and suites features a colorful décor, LCD flat screen TVs, complimentary wireless internet access, sleek desks with ergonomic seating, coffee/tea service, refrigerators, and alarm clock radios complete with iPod and MP3 capability. Marble countertops and contemporary tiles grace the remodeled bathrooms, along with rich wood accents. Crisp new linens surround new plush bedding—the perfect backdrop for sipping early-morning coffee or falling asleep to HBO on the flat screen.Guests of Chicago’s Essex Inn can also take advantage of our complimentary all-season rooftop pool, fitness center, sauna, and garden deck as well as our complimentary shuttle service to area attractions and the Magnificent Mile shopping district. We also offers a 24-hour business center, 4 meeting rooms and 1 board room, a full service restaurant with bar located off of the lobby, coin-op laundry, and same day dry cleaning services.

Green Sustainability

•Green Seal certified hotel with in-room, meeting and public space recycling as well as in-room linen reuse program•Rain barrels are used to collect water to clean sidewalks, garage space as well as water our plants•In-room amenities collected and donated to local area shelter•CFL Light bulbs, water conserving fixtures and cleaning products are biodegradable

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation:2008
Floors:15
Rooms:254
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:210
Handicap Rooms:0
Suites:23
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:6 View Spaces
Meeting Space:3000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 100 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:11am-11pm
Pool Info:
Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.Indoor pool with lifeguard68,000 gallons
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Varies by size of group.
Nightly Parking:41.0
Typical Group Deposit:1st night
Total Taxes:16.40%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax:11.25%
Parking Fee:50.00 Per Night (indoor valet parking)
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Item (round trip/optional)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (complimentary)
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare airport, 18 miles. Taxi $45, shuttle $25. Midway Airport, 15 miles. Taxi $30, shuttle $20.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Seasonality and Projections at Chicago's Essex Inn

Rate fluctuations of Chicago's Essex Inn

Above shows fluctuations of room prices for both group/meeting prices and the lowest individual traveler prices we could find at the time the group offer was submitted. The most competitive group discount displayed is 47.8% in the month of December 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $196 in the month of December 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Chicago's Essex Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Chicago's Essex Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Chicago's Essex Inn.

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Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Park East Gallery66 x 24 x 131605100/----504540----/--150150--
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Park East Gallery

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1605 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
66 x 24 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
12
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Essex Court24 x 20 x 1351430/----161215----/--40----
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Essex Court

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
514 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
24 x 20 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Windsor Court24 x 20 x 1351430/----161215----/--40----
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Windsor Court

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
514 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
24 x 20 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Essex/Windsor Combined49 x 20 x 13102880/----402529----/--100----
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Essex/Windsor Combined

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1028 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
49 x 20 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
0
Windows:
12
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Board Room26 x 13 x 13345--/----------12--/--------
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Board Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
345 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Venetian Room29 x 23 x 1366740/----241619----/--5560--
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Venetian Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
667 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
29 x 23 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Air Conditioning

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