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Chicago's Essex Inn

3.5-star3.5 stars
800 S Michigan AveChicagoIL60605United States of America

City centre Hotel within walking distance of Grant Park
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved
Food could be better
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Chicago's Essex Inn

from £75
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

About Chicago's Essex Inn

This Chicago hotel is across the street from popular Grant Park and 3 blocks from the Loop business district. A metro station is nearby. The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Hotel Features. At the fitness center, guests can watch multiple TVs while accessing treadmills and elliptical machines. Free WiFi is available to guests during their stay at this non-smoking hotel.

Air conditioned rooms, decorated with museum and art posters, offer refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Beds are triple-sheeted and include duvets. Flat-screen TVs have premium channels. Free WiFi, desks, and in-room safes are also provided.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 254 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Chicago's Essex Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago's Essex Inn
  • Essex Inn
  • Chicago's Essex
  • Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
  • Essex Inn Chicago
  • Hotel Chicagos Essex
  • Chicagos Essex Hotel
  • Hotel Chicagos Essex

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 75 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00

Valet parking costs USD 60 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Chicago's Essex Inn


  • In South Loop
  • Art Institute of Chicago (12-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (15-minute walk)
  • Willis Tower (21-minute walk)
  • Skydeck Ledge (21-minute walk)
  • McCormick Place (32-minute walk)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (34-minute walk)
  • John Hancock Center (39-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 33-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 36-min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station 6-min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 8-min walk
  • Millennium Station 18-min walk
  • Harrison Station 7-min walk
  • Roosevelt Station 8-min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station 11-min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Chicago's Essex Inn

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