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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Free Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness centre
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here together as part of our honeymoon. The location was ok, however I wouldn't stay here again. We had booked and paid for the Chicago Essex Inn through our travel agent in Australia prior to leaving, but upon check out...More

Thank Caitie_Fitzgerald
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stayed for 2 nights end of March. Reception staff very friendly and helpful - woke up to snow and below zero temperatures so did a lot of eating in the hotel restaurant, which was quite pricey, 9 dollars for a glass of wine. Room was...More

Thank stevieaNeath
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

I have just got back from the US. My wife and I stayed here for two nights, before moving to Memphis and New Orleans. The hotel was excellent, but was let down by it's tired appearance. It had 1960s heating and no air con, at...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2015

When deciding to stay at this hotel, keep in mind that it is an older hotel and it has the limitations that come with an older building. The heating system pumps either hot water or cold water through the pipes--you have very little control over...More

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We had two rooms in the hotel for a long weekend and both were very clean and we found the service to be very good. Our beds were completely changed each day, which is rare to find these days and the housekeeper even tucked our...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$69 - US$398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$69 - US$398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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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.
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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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Suzibeaton
7 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi, our regular check in time is at 4:00PM. There is early check in available based on availability.
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Room Tips
"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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"Ask for one near the WiFi router - the reception staff said it worked in all rooms, but it didn't."
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