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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Cant understand how people can complain about such a great budget hotel. The room rates simply cannot be beaten. Friendly and helpful staff in a great location and Chicago is such a fantastic city! We also had a lovely view of soldier field and lake...More

Thank matt01092015
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Chose the place because of its location to Soldier Field (Chicago Quarter Marathon). Nothing to rave about but descent for price. 1) Good for price if want walking distance to Soldier Field, Millenium Park, Aquarium, Field Museum 2) Parking...More

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Good quality for a reasonable price. In walking distance of the city centre. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Bit oldfashioned rooms, but clean and good bedding. Only problem was the noise at night. The sound of the nearby metro-railway, the airconditioning of the Hilton and...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2015

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights recently at the Essex Inn. It's location on S Michigan Ave is convenient to the museum campus, walking north into the city (if you so desire), and to connections to the CTA's Roosevelt station. The room was...More

Thank Mike41157
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I wanted to stay closer to downtown, but The Essex had a significantly better price. We still had a great time at this location. There's a great Chicago-style pizza restaurant two blocks away. We took a cab downtown and rode the subway - both were...More

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Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
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
Price range
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
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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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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