CHICAGO'S ESSEX INN

800 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
41.87187-87.62427
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3.5/5

Based on 2010 guest reviews

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  • Hotel has 254 rooms
  • 15 floors in hotel
  • 23 suites in hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 9.5/10
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bd Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lights
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed + Sofa Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Mini Fridge
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Check Rates1 King Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Wndows Mini Fridge
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Check Rates1 King Bed Free WiFi Mini Fridge
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Free WiFi Mini Fridge
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lights
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Check Rates2dd Beds Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Windows Mini Fridge
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Check RatesBest Flex Rate 1 King Bd Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lights
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Check RatesBest Flex Rate 1 King Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Wndows
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Check RatesBest Flex Rate 2 Double Beds Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Li
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Check RatesBest Flex Rate 2dd Beds Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Windows M
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Check RatesCorner Suite with Skyline View Mini Fridge
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Check RatesDeluxe Double VIP
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Check RatesDeluxe King VIP
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Double Beds
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Check RatesExtended Stay 1 King Bd Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lights
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Check RatesExtended Stay 1 King Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Wndows M
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Check RatesExtended Stay 2 Double Beds Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lig
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Check RatesMore Nights More Delights 1 King Bd Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Rea
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Check RatesMore Nights More Delights 1 King Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceil
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Check RatesMore Nights More Delights 2 Double Beds Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi
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Check RatesMore Nights More Delights 2dd Beds Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceilin
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Check RatesPark and Stay 1 King Bd Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lights
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Check RatesPark and Stay 1 King Bed Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Wndows M
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Check RatesPark and Stay 2 Double Beds Large Windows Natural Light Desk Chair Mini Fridge Free WiFi Reading Lig
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Check RatesPark and Stay 2dd Beds Corner Suite with Skyline View Living Area Sofa Bed Flr To Ceiling Windows Mi
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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 2010 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, 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.We also offers a 24-hour business center, 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:254
Handicap Rooms:0
Suites:23
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:6 View Spaces
Meeting Space:4673 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 110 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 1.0 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:60
Typical Group Deposit:1st night
Total Taxes:17.40%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax:11.50%
Parking Fee:60.00 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


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • 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
  • 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.

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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.

Feel free to use the Chicago's Essex Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chicago event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

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 Gallery 66 x 24 x 13 1605100/----504540----/--150150--
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Park East Gallery

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1605 Sq. Mi
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 Court 24 x 20 x 13 51430/----161215----/--40----
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Essex Court

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
514 Sq. Mi
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 Court 24 x 20 x 13 51430/----161215----/--40----
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Windsor Court

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
514 Sq. Mi
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 Combined 49 x 20 x 13 102880/----402529----/--100----
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Essex/Windsor Combined

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1028 Sq. Mi
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 Room 26 x 13 x 13 345--/----------12--/--------
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Board Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
345 Sq. Mi
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 Room 29 x 23 x 13 66740/----241619----/--5560--
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Venetian Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
667 Sq. Mi
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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