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Chicago's Essex Inn

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Reviewed 25 October 2014

After reading some reviews and considering I wanted to be close to Grant Park area I decided to book this hotel for my stay. Here is the summary: location - excellent, close to Grant Park and downtown Chicago in a nice surrounding; cleanliness - very good - and we are quite tough on that, cost/benefit - very good considering the...

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Reviewed 24 October 2014

Sure one can not expect too much in the price range below 140$ a night, but the rooms are slightly run down. It was clean an everything and I could not comment too negatively, however not a place I would necessarily pick again.

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Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights. Nice hotel in a very good location. Very close to millennium park and within walking distance of other main shopping attractions including magnificent mile. The metro station is close by and goes directly to the airport. Also they have a shuttle that takes you to navy pier and Central chicago and it runs up until...

3Thank demitravel
caxton, cambs
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on a trip around North America. On arrival it was busy in the lobby but looked good and clean areas with great help with our luggage from the very helpful porters. On check in the guy who checked us in didn't seem to be too bothered and was a bit hasty. They was offering...

1Thank mrblakey
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Having pre-booked months ahead, arriving via AMTRAK during a Chicago September 'cold snap,' we found our Essex Inn room very comfortable & cosy. The counter staff were friendly, pleasantly chatty and efficient and the overall ambiance that of a good quality tourist hotel. We particularly enjoyed dining at the in-house Brasserie by LM, which has an excellent breakfast, modestly priced...

2Thank Hutchycup
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We stayed during September and found the location of the hotel good. It was away from the centre of the city and required a bit of walk but we liked this aspect. The hotel rooms we a nice size (with two beds) and the beds were really comfy. the staff were really helpful and friendly.

1Thank helen_j_8
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This hotel may meet the minimum qualifications to be rated a 3-star hotel, but it definitely did not meet 3-star standards. Rooms were small, bathrooms and carpets need a deep, deep cleaning and heating/cooling system needs serious updating. I'm sure this was an above average hotel 20 years ago.

1Thank jennysue11
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Not walking distant to attractions unless you are physically fit. Mis-led by web page.......not great views from rooftop garden, and rooftop is only the garage roof which is 4th floor. Maybe a view if you are on top floors facing the lake. Older rooms, not so clean.Overall not impressed and not worth the price.

1Thank anita l
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

We stoud theire for two days. We've been in many hotels But we never been seen a hotel like this. We couldn't have a shower because the Tube of the shower was brocken. The bathroom was Complete full with mood. The Rom smelts as someone has pathed the way. But the crown of all was, that they've broken in our...

2Thank Mario P
GMEssexInn, Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mario P, I am sorry to learn that this happened during your stay. At your convenience could you send me more details as to what transpired. Please contact me at jscott@essexinn.com

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2014

The hotel is a 5 dollar taxi ride from the centre of the city. The rooms are a little dated but they are very clean and roomy enough. The indoor pool and gym is excellent and the staff were spot on. I would recommend this hotel

1Thank john_heathrow

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Chicago's Essex Inn is a hotel in downtown Chicago on the Michigan Avenue Cultural Mile that combines breathtaking panoramas of Grant Park, the Museum Campus and Lake Michigan with exciting promotional packages that incorporate famed attractions and events in Chicago. From our steel and glass lobby to contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Essex Inn offers amazing views and amazing value. ... more   less 

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Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $153 - $595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
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Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex
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