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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
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  • Average24%
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  • Terrible8%
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Free Wifi
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Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Went to see Buddy Guy play at Legends. The location was perfect to walk to and from the venue. It seems to be under construction right now but everything was fine for the price. We would stay there again

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Traveled to Chicago to celebrate a friend's 50th. Booked 3 nights at the Essex Inn for what i though was a great deal. The hotel was convenient to get to from Midway and was just a short walk to my friend's. The first thing that...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 7 January 2018

Dear dsequeira, I want to thank you for sharing your detailed review with us. After reading your review, we followed up with my management team and your concerns will be addressed. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We are very...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights. My expectations were low the hotel looked a little tired. Firstly all the staff were great and really helpfull bed was very comfortable and the room clean. The safe was easy to use and the location was great. The room...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 7 January 2018

Dear philipwhittingham, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! We are always glad to hear our guest had a great time as this shows consistency the of our staff and service. We will be...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Essex with my two sons for football weekend. Great location to downtown Chicago and to solders field. Spent Saturday walking tour of downtown. Easy access to parks, shopping and local sites. Walked to lunch dinner and to the game on Sunday. Hotel...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 7 January 2018

Dear tmrringo, Thank you for your awesome review on your recent stay with us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our excellent customer service team. We have shared your feedback with the entire team and will continue to work diligently, to provide excellent...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I didn't read any reviews of this hotel before staying there, but when I look at them now, they seem harsh. Yes, our bathroom sink was comically small, and the heater was a bit loud. But, the location was excellent. We had floor to ceiling...More

Thank supererin
Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 7 January 2018

Dear supererin, Thank you for sharing feedback on your stay. We are an older property, which we like to think adds character to the hotel. However, thank you for bringing this to our attention some things we need to address. We try to be diligent...More

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Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Price range
US$68 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$68 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
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Fileeta C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Henrique C | Reviewed this property |
You must pay and it is very expensive. Hoje to your left no the same street and you Will find a parking for only $10 overnight
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MaRy D
19 January 2018|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi MaRy D, Thank you for your interest in the Essex Inn. The hotel does NOT have a pool currently. However, we are at a prime location and would be happy to assist you in finding a local pool nearby.
Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, the property offers valet parking for 60.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option for public parking behind the property on 8th and Wabash for 35.00 per night based on... More
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"Filthy stay away"
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"Higher floors to avoid construction noise."
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"No idea what a good room would be, View of the street or view of the construction?"
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"Yolk cafe serves a good breakfast and is open very early"
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