Hotel Essex Chicago

800 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 United States (USA) near Exit 52a on I-94 (~1.0mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Luxury Property
Cleaning Policy: Rest assured, we are going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees.
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  • 274 rooms in hotel
  • 14 floors in property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.5/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Local Attractions

Grant Park, Museum Campus, McCormick Place, Soldier Field

Verified Reviews of Hotel Essex Chicago

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"It was very nice!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Really liked Hotel Essex. The most comfortable hotel bed I have experienced in years. The hotel was clean, COVID safe and the personnel was friendly and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jun-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 19 to Sat Jun 20 2020 at a $104.99 average nightly rate.
"Problems with the room."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
First of all, I paid for a city view. Didn't get that. Was placed on the 3rd floor looking at a brick wall. Plus, had to wait about an hour for that room. Didn't get all my deposit back. Not happy.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 05 to Fri Sep 06 2019 at a $209.23 average nightly rate.
"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.

Property Description

The exciting, 4-Diamond, Hotel Essex Chicago is located on Michigan Avenue mere steps from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Soldier Field, the Museum Campus. All rooms feature a modern design with well-appointed amenities for a luxury lifestyle experience. We offer amenities and features like 274 well-appointed, 300-count Frette Linen & Robes, exclusively designed for Hotel Essex, Trussardi Bath Products, exclusively designed for Hotel Essex, 55” Flat-Screen SMART Televisions, Lavazza Espresso Machines, and much more! Rest assured, we are going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees.

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: 14
Rooms: 274
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 274
Handicap Rooms:
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

Valet Parking - $73 per night

Internet / WiFI

Included in rate

Cleaning Policies

Rest assured, we are going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees.

Previously known as:
Le Meridien Essex Chicago

Hotel Rate Trends at Hotel Essex Chicago

Rate fluctuations of Hotel Essex Chicago

This chart illustrates averages of sleeping room prices for both group rates and the best online individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The lowest group rate shown is 20.5% in December 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $337 in the month of October 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 Chicago in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Hotel Essex Chicago

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 Chicago have?

There are 274 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Hotel Essex Chicago?

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

What kind of breakfast is at Hotel Essex Chicago?

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

What parking is available at Hotel Essex Chicago?

Valet Parking - $73 per night

How much does internet cost?

Included in rate


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