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Chicago's Essex Inn
Ranked #137 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Very good Location”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Quite enjoyed staying at the Essex Inn. Good location and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Small room but comfortable. Can not comment on any if the facilities eg pool as we did not use them

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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198 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

My family and I stayed in a "family suite" for three nights and were very happy with the experieince. The room was very comfortable and fit the four adults to a T. Beds were comfortable and enough space to store the clothes we brought. Only concern was the bathroom was a little small for anyone trying to move past the sink into the tub/shower area.

Pool and exercise facilities were well maintained and easy to access, no waiting.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Second time at this hotel with family of four (two kids, ages 12 and 10). As always, the pool is a great attraction for them and my wife and I enjoyed winding down each night on the pool deck watching the kids swim (along with professional lifeguard supervision).
Proximity to all the attractions we like to see when in Chicago, along with clean rooms and reliable service keep bringing us back to Essex and will for a long time.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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WALES ENGLAND
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76 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights it was clean and the hotel had a shuttle bus that took you to most of the sights which saved us using the public transport. The staff were very helpful and polite.We did eat next door and the food was good with polite staff.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City MO
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87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a night with a Groupon deal.  At $100, this place was much more affordable than the other hotels on Michigan Ave.  The location was great: walking distance from the museums, the L-Train, and downtown attractions.  Our room and the lobby were clean and updated with modern furnishings.  The only downside was the bathroom's small size, with a tub that was slow to drain, but we didn't really care because we spent little time in our room.  The staff was helpful and polite, and check-in/check-out were quick and easy.  I'd return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hillsdale
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

If you are looking to stay at Essex Inn and want to use the Kid's Rule package offered on their website, buyer beware! There is no $199 price for this package. You must buy a room for $239.00, and, if your children are 10 and 9, will be charged an extra $20.00 because of their age. Grand total? $259.00 for the package! Interestingly, front desk manager had never heard of Kids Rule promotional package. Needless to say, I cancelled my reservation!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chicago's Essex Inn
Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-7101
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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