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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
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Free Wifi
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Heated pool
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3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

Getting there from Midway is pretty easy. There is a subway stop at the airport and one near the hotel. The hotel is across the street from Grant Park and is very close (3 blocks) from the Metra train at Museum Campus Station. Harrison on...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2015

My husband and I had a great time at the Essex. We came in just for a night out away from the kids. We took the train downtown as the parking is pretty expensive. Union station is only about 15 minutes away. The staff were...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Well priced good accomodation, staff helpfull. Well within walking distance of all sights. Would recomend this hotel without exception, great park over the road and close by breakfast available for alternative

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Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed here as part of a large group, and we enjoyed it! The rooms are quite nice, and of course the location is perfect. My room did look across the street to the Hilton, almost to remind me that there are nicer places, but...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Depending on what one is looking for in a hotel, you could give the Essex Inn a 5 star rating...or a one...or anything in between. Because of my own personal needs I'm giving it a 4. Now let me explain. I agree with many other...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$ 53 - US$ 385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$ 53 - US$ 385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, the property offers valet parking for 60.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option for public parking behind the property on 8th and Wabash for 35.00 per night based on... More
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Suzibeaton
7 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi, our regular check in time is at 4:00PM. There is early check in available based on availability.
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Tanger2
1 July 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi, both the orange and red line station is 4 blocks away, 10 minute walk.
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"Higher floors to avoid construction noise."
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"No idea what a good room would be, View of the street or view of the construction?"
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"Yolk cafe serves a good breakfast and is open very early"
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"Ask for one near the WiFi router - the reception staff said it worked in all rooms, but it didn't."
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