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.
Grant Park, Museum Campus, McCormick Place, Soldier Field
May 15, 2013
kensan123, Glasgow, United Kingdom | Trip type: Couples
This hotel is in an ideal situation on Sth Michigan Ave if visiting for a couple of days.Most tourist sites are within walking distance.
The Lobby was in the process...
This hotel is in an ideal situation on Sth Michigan Ave if visiting for a couple of days.Most tourist sites are within walking distance. The Lobby was in the process of refurbishment when we were there but they compensated us with discounts in the restaurant.I thought this was a nice touch ,both being prewarned and compensated .As it was the disruption was minimal. Staff during our visit were excellent and seemed to be striving to compensate for the mentioned upheaval.The staff at reception were extremely pleasant and very helpful. The rooms were spacious and kept very clean. Restaurant was excellent,however although access is via the hotel lobby,the restaurant is not part of the hotel. If visiting Chicago again I would certainly stay here. « less
“very nice trendy hotel”
May 14, 2013
G C, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Trip type: Couples
Had to pay extra night because of early check inn, then they gave me the wrong room, (double beds), the tile in the 1st room in bathroom was missing at...
Had to pay extra night because of early check inn, then they gave me the wrong room, (double beds), the tile in the 1st room in bathroom was missing at the tub, 2nd room was nice. looks like this hotel needs an update. lots of burned out lights all over hotel. looks like they cut down on the maintenance staff.also stains on the carpet, all in all great place for the price on grant park. « less
May 13, 2013
9W21, Buffalo NY | Trip type: Friends getaway
Went on a ladies 3 day Mother's Day get-away May 10-13. We stayed at Chicago's Essex Inn on South Michigan Ave. I have to say the woman who arranged this...
Went on a ladies 3 day Mother's Day get-away May 10-13. We stayed at Chicago's Essex Inn on South Michigan Ave. I have to say the woman who arranged this trip did her homework, we were in a great location. We arrived at 9 am Friday, the hotel stored our bags for us at no extra charge. The Hotel staff pointed us to the perfect breakfast restaurant 3 blocks away. We were mere steps from the trolley pick up and drop off stop. We were in a smoking room on floor 3, but the room was very clean and the windows opened to let fresh air in. No problems asking for extra towels, they arrived 5 minutes after I asked. Everyone was so helpful and smiled. I would stay here again if I ever go back to Chicago! « less
“Much improved over last visit”
May 13, 2013
PhilHills, Lewes, United Kingdom | Trip type: Solo travel
Stayed here in 2010 and thought hotel seemed worn out, tatty and past it's prime. On arriving yesterday found it much improved. Lobby recently refurbished and my room was great...
Stayed here in 2010 and thought hotel seemed worn out, tatty and past it's prime. On arriving yesterday found it much improved. Lobby recently refurbished and my room was great with side views to both the Lake and Willis(Sears) Tower as well as spotlessly clean. Wifi is now free and I found it reliable and fast enough to stream BBC iPlayer for radio from UK. Well done! « less
“Great for location and budget”
May 13, 2013
Hamish M, Chicago, Illinois | Trip type: Couples
The location of this hotel partnered with the great price of the rooms made it perfect for our weekend stay. We were able to walk down Michigan Ave and many...
The location of this hotel partnered with the great price of the rooms made it perfect for our weekend stay. We were able to walk down Michigan Ave and many of the great attractions like the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium are just across the road! The rooms were clean - we had a great view over the lake - and the staff was super helpful. Perfect for the downtown weekend getaway! « less
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