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Chicago's Essex Inn

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
+1 312 939 2800

$132+

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Overall guest ratings

7.1/10 Good
Based on 4,314 reviews
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  • 9.1
  • 8.0
  • 4.9
  • 4.5

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    About

    Chicago's Essex Inn is in the heart of Chicago, walking distance from Museum of Contemporary Photography and Columbia College Chicago. This hotel is close to Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.

    Rooms

    Make yourself at home in one of the 254 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature spring water baths and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

    Amenities

    Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

    Dining

    Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours).

    Business, Other Amenities

    Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Fitness center
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • ATM on-site
    • Business center
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • No smoking
    • Express check out
    • Pets not allowed
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.1 Good
    Based on 4,314 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
    • 6.9 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.5 "Average value."
    • 6.2 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 4.9 "Not very clean."
    • 4.5 "Internet is poor."
    • 3.8 "Rooms are not good."
    • 3.6 "Vibe wasn't good."
    • 3.4 "Bad amenities."
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    Overall Rating

    7.5 Good
    Based on 1,596 reviews
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      9.4 "94% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.4 "City centre within easy reach, said 94%."
      9.5 "Near to public transport, according to 95%."
      9.5 "Easily accessible by car, said 95%."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      8.5 "85% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.4 "Average value."
    • 4.2 "Not very clean."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      1.7 "83% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.1 "Internet is poor."
      2.2 "78% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      0.8 "92% complained about the bathroom."
      2.7 "73% said rooms were small."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      0.8 "92% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.4 "96% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "For 81%, the rooms looked old."
      1.7 "83% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.6 "84% found problems with the furniture."
      0.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 92%."
      1.4 "86% had problems with the shower."
      1.6 "84% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
      3.7 "63% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      4.4 "56% were disappointed with the minibar."
    • 3.6 "Bad amenities."
      3.5 "65% thought the building wasn't nice."
      1.0 "90% complained about the elevator."
      0.8 "92% thought the facilities needed updating."
      4.8 "For 52%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      2.6 "74% didn't like the architecture."
    • 3.6 "Vibe wasn't good."
      1.9 "81% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      4.8 "For 52%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      4.9 "51% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall Rating

    7.0 Good
    Based on 1,509 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.1 "91% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.6 "Near to public transport, according to 96%."
      9.2 "Easily accessible by car, said 92%."
    • 7.5 "Good service."
      8.8 "88% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.9 "89% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.3 "83% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 6.6 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.5 "65% thought the sauna was ok."
    • 6.3 "Average value."
    • 5.7 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 4.9 "Not very clean."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
      1.5 "85% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.8 "Internet is poor."
      3.0 "70% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.6 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.0 "80% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      4.6 "For 54%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
    • 3.4 "Rooms are not good."
      0.6 "94% complained about the bathroom."
      1.9 "81% said rooms were small."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
      0.8 "92% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.3 "97% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.1 "For 79%, the rooms looked old."
      0.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 92%."
      1.3 "87% had problems with the shower."
      1.3 "87% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
      1.5 "85% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.5 "85% found problems with the furniture."
    • 3.3 "Bad amenities."
      3.2 "68% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.8 "92% thought the facilities needed updating."
      1.1 "89% complained about the elevator."
      4.6 "For 54%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
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    Overall Rating

    7.0 Good
    Based on 431 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.6 "City centre within easy reach, said 96%."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.6 "Average value."
    • 4.9 "Not very clean."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
    • 4.8 "Internet is poor."
    • 4.0 "Rooms are not good."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      2.4 "76% said rooms were small."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
      0.9 "91% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.8 "For 82%, the rooms looked old."
      1.8 "82% found problems with the furniture."
      0.6 "94% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 90%."
    • 3.6 "Bad amenities."
      3.5 "65% thought the building wasn't nice."
      4.4 "For 56%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      1.1 "89% thought the facilities needed updating."
    • 3.5 "Not very comfortable."
      2.4 "76% said rooms were small."
      2.1 "79% thought it was too noisy."
      0.6 "94% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 90%."
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    Overall Rating

    7.3 Good
    Based on 776 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.9 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.5 "65% thought the sauna was ok."
    • 6.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.3 "Average value."
    • 4.4 "Internet is poor."
      2.5 "75% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 4.3 "Not very clean."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were dirty."
      1.3 "87% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      0.8 "92% complained about the bathroom."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were dirty."
      2.2 "78% said rooms were small."
      1.1 "89% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 92%."
      1.9 "For 81%, the rooms looked old."
      0.4 "96% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.4 "86% had problems with the shower."
      1.3 "87% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.9 "61% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      4.7 "53% were disappointed with the minibar."
      1.9 "81% found problems with the furniture."
      1.8 "82% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
    • 3.6 "Not very comfortable."
      2.2 "78% said rooms were small."
      2.5 "75% thought it was too noisy."
      0.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 92%."
      0.4 "96% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 3.2 "Horrible vibe."
      2.2 "78% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      4.0 "For 60%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
      4.7 "53% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Hotel type
    Economy Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
    Business Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
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    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
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