Hotel Essex

800 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718

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Local Attractions

Grant Park, Museum Campus, McCormick Place, Soldier Field

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Verified Reviews of Hotel Essex

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Modern and Stylish."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Enjoyed my night at the Hotel Essex. Clean modern rooms. Quick elevator to my 7th floor room. Quiet hotel. Slept great.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jul 30 to Wed Jul 31 2019 at a $102.19 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 141 guest reviews

Property Description

The brand new Hotel Essex just opened April 1, 2019 after a $75M full renovation. Located in Chicago's Historic Michigan Boulevard District, often referred to as 'the city's front porch', the Hotel Essex offers its guests an outstanding location across the street from Grant Park, near the Museum Campus and McCormick Place. With its sleek, mid-century modern architecture and floor to ceiling windows, the Hotel Essex offers its guests unparalleled views of Grant Park, the lakefront, iconic Buckingham Fountain and the city's Museum Campus. The most original venue in Chicago's south Loop, SX Sky Bar offers an exciting fusion of a spectacular bar and an unforgettable nightclub. This colorful two floor space features a dance floor, event space for intimate social gatherings and retractable walls that offer guests an open-air experience.

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: 2019
Floors: 15
Rooms: 274
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 274
Handicap Rooms: 10
Rooms with 1 Bed: 215
Rooms with 2 Beds: 59
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Space: 4673 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 250 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Pool Info:
Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.Indoor pool with lifeguard68,000 gallons
Ownership: Oxford Hotels & Resorts
Policies / Expenses
Varies by size of group.
Nightly Parking: 73
Typical Group Deposit: 1st night
Total Taxes: 17.40%
Total Misc Fees: $16.73 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 11.50%
Parking Fee: 73.00 Per Night (indoor valet parking)
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Item (round trip/optional)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (complimentary)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • 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
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

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

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast available at Grant Park Bistro located on the lobby level.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

$73/night for valet

Internet / WiFI

Included in rate

Seasonality and Projections at Hotel Essex

Rate fluctuations of Hotel Essex

The graph above is fluctuations of room rates for both group prices and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The lowest group discount displayed is 15.3% in the month of June 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $223 in the month of June 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Hotel Essex in a month when rates are lower.

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FAQs about Hotel Essex

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Hotel Essex have?

There are 274 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Hotel Essex?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Hotel Essex?

Breakfast available at Grant Park Bistro located on the lobby level.

What parking is available at Hotel Essex?

$73/night for valet

How much does internet cost?

Included in rate


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