Stayed here at the start of our Route 66 adventure. Had 2 nights here and found it a great location for exploring Chicago. Sightseeing buses pass right outside the front of the hotel which is a great way to see the city if you are short on time like we were.
The hotel is comfortable although I must admit we didnt use any of the facilities as we were short on time. Rooms were adequate although somewhat dark and dreary as are the corridors, which doesnt give you the best feeling (it does make you want to get outside though). Beds comfortable enough and we did have a couple of good nights sleep.
Sadly there was only one lift working whilst we were there and it was very slow which meant there was often a queue or it stopped at most floors.
Overall an adequate hotel for a budget but does appear very dated.
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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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- Also Known As:
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- Chicagos Essex Hotel
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