Stayed in the Essex this week with my husband and 5 yr old daughter. We flew to Chicago so we needed a nice, clean hotel but location was key. The Essex was perfect. The staff were all wonderful from check in to departure. Great lobby with computer access & printing for airline check in, etc. The free area shuttle was so very helpful. Goes to different locations in the am & pm. It will take you to a variety of places & you walk or take a taxi back to the hotel. The hotel location is across from Grant Park, Shedd aquarium and Field Museum, etc. took the shuttle to Navy Pier for a lot of beautiful sights & Harry Caray's Restaurant. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant but there were many people in the restaurant daily. We wanted to try the area local restaurants & foods. We ate at Yolk for breakfast 2.5 blocks away...wonderful. Ate at Luke's Chicago Pizza... My husband is still talking about the pizza! Back to the hotel... The room was very clean we were on the 14th floor...with a partial view, Sufficient bathroom space, hair dryer,ironing board & iron, great over bed personal lighting for reading,in room safe, refrigerator, flat screen tv, desk & ergonomic desk chair with free in room Wi-Fi. There was concern about the reviews I had read about the heating & air system, but we had no problems with the system and it was adjustable in our room. So it was perfect. Only thing I did not like was that the windows open. With a 5 yr old not desirable but we placed the luggage stand & suitcase in front of the handle,etc. so it made it out of site.The pool is huge & The weight room has a view of the pool. We loved The Essex which is maybe 1 block from the Hilton. You will not be disappointed and we will definitely stay again & stay longer.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
- Chicagos Essex Hotel
- Essex Inn Chicago
- Hotel Chicagos Essex