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Chicago's Essex Inn

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Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

I stay here every other year for a trade show at McCormick. I love staying here. Staff is amazing, food in LM restaurant next door is phenomenal, and the staff there is amazing too. I give all of them high marks! Yes, the hotel is...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

I was in town for the recent rugby match and found the location in relation to Museum Campus to be really convenient. The rooms are a worn but are a decent size, although the bathrooms are pretty tiny. It is also one of the few...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2014

Fairly typical for a city hotel. The room was a decent enough size for me, comfortable, and afforded me a good nights sleep despite the city noises outside. The staff were friendly especially the lovely lady on reception who helped me get my wi-fi sorted...More

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Response from GMEssexInn, Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 19 November 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed the location of our property and helpfulness of our staff. We strive on providing excellent customer service to our guest every day. We truly...More

Reviewed 1 November 2014

This hotel has seen better days. It is dingy and worn upon entering and the rooms are no better. Upon arriving with reservations, made well in advance, we were informed that the only room left with 2 beds would be on the 'smoking' floor. WOW!...More

1  Thank TaunyaGrace
Response from GMEssexInn, Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 19 November 2014

Dear TaunyaGrace, I appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review our Hotel. I am happy that you liked the location and found our staff accommodating. I apologize for your experience with the smoking room. If you decide to give us another chance when...More

Reviewed 30 October 2014

We stayed at Chicago's Essex Inn from October 25 to October 28, 2014. The hotel is older I guess but I found the lobby and rooms to be updated. The shower seemed a bit old and mildewy, but not bad enough to affect my opinion...More

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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air Conditioning
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Heated pool
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Fileeta C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Henrique C | Reviewed this property |
You must pay and it is very expensive. Hoje to your left no the same street and you Will find a parking for only $10 overnight
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MaRy D
19 January 2018|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi MaRy D, Thank you for your interest in the Essex Inn. The hotel does NOT have a pool currently. However, we are at a prime location and would be happy to assist you in finding a local pool nearby.
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Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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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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