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Chicago's Essex Inn

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LaHarpe, Illinois
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The good, bed was comfy and location is good. Now for the bad, a/c wasn't working we was told if we are to warm they would assist with opening a window that has no screen in it and hundreds of pigeons flying around yeah I don't think so.The room itself is small. We had to leave our suitcases by the...

1Thank Powelson
Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Close to buckingham fountain. Parking was pricey, but there's no where to really escape that in Chicago. I recommend parking in one of the 24 hour lots found on every corner. Much more friendly on your wallet. The room was nice. Overall great value.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We did a weekend stopover here on our way to Tucson & I was very pleasantly surprised with the level of accommodation. Our room was very clean & spacious & had a superb view of the lake in the background & the big wheel at Naval Pier. Chicago is an amazing place & so very clean, the whole place looked...

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Average type of hotel, it did look from the outside a poor relation to the Hilton complex next door. We were allocated room 1106 which had a great view of the park and a partial view of the lake, the room was of an average size with a small bathroom, the lighting wasn't great and it could of done with...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here after finishing a trip across America in a camper van so for me the bedroom was definitely a little element of luxury. When you arrive at the hotel you would never guess how nice and big the rooms are with all the extras (we were delighted to have good tv, hair dryers, clean bathrooms and big cosy...

1Thank S3vans77
Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 7 June 2014

To whom it may concern, My husband and I recently stayed three nights at The Essex Inn, ( 3rd, 4th and 5th of June). We had the most amazing time, large in part to the reception staff. April especially went out of her way to ensure that my husband and I enjoyed our little getaway. She was always there to...

4Thank Tia G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The front desk staff was average at best. Not very friendly at all. The bell staff was nice and friendly. The room was very nice and the bed was amazing. I would just say work with your front desk on being a little more friendly. The pool was amazing.

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GMEssexInn, Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I would really like to speak with you directly. At your convienece, please contact me at jscott@essexinn.com

Reviewed 2 June 2014

Although I didn't eat, drink or take advantage of the concierge service, on the location, price and room alone I couldn't fault our stay at the Essex in. The Hotel staff were super friendly, wishing us a nice day and welcoming us back to the hotel every time we past reception. They were always eager to please and ensure we...

4Thank Hudds-Steve
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Good clean hotel close to everything ,food good downstairs at bistro ,pool was a little cold ,but clean and quiet a1,staff very helpfull and friendly ,well positioned to the centre of Chicago,easy access to everything nice place to people watch at breakfast through big windows.

1Thank paul g
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at Chicago Essex for 3 nights and since we booked at last minute, we could only book 2 nights through 3rd party website and 1 night directly to the hotel. The first front desk attendant we spoke was nice and helpful quoting us a double bed room for $200 something and Zoe who was the...

2Thank Christy S
GMEssexInn, Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn, responded to this review

Christy, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to give us more information and would like to discuss your stay with you directly. Please send an email to jscott@essexinn.com at your convenience.

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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 

Additional Information about Chicago's Essex Inn

Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: ₹ 6,449 - ₹ 28,530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
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Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex
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