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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
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  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

My husband & I stayed at Chicago's Essex Inn at the beginning of April, we had booked our accommodation well in advance & while we did check in late on the day of arrival we felt we received the last room available in the hotel....More

Thank Mairead H
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We were staying here for a business trip but there was no heating in our room for the entire visit. We were not told when we checked in that it was not working and even though it was fixed and began to work in the...More

1  Thank JoliveB
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Hotel wants to charge a $40 early check in fee if you check in anytime before 4. Very disappointing...quite a few families basically told they are SOL until 4. It's 1:30 pm and check out time was 11. Surely they can begin allowing people to...More

4  Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Upon arrival the staff were really friendly and helpful - I was having major issues with my tour operator and they were really wonderful at helping me get this sorted. In fact I had an issue every single day with them and they were helpful...More

Thank Vicki52
Reviewed 5 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

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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
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$42 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$42 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Downtown / The Loop
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Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
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Fileeta C
13 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
18 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
30 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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"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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