Hotel Essex

7.1
Good

Based on 3,751 reviews
 
800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
  +1 312 939 2800
Hotel Essex - Chicago, IL
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Distance to city center 0.3 mi
Location rating 9.0
Nearest Airport Chicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport 16.2 mi

Rooms

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Double Rooms

$77+

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Unknown
$353 per night
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$77 per night
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Unknown
$80 per night
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Unknown
$82 per night
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Unknown
$84 per night
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Unknown
$86 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$63+

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King bed
$109 per night
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Double bed
$135 per night
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Double bed
$207 per night
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Double bed
$257 per night
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$63 per night
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King bed
$65 per night
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Double bed
$65 per night
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Double bed
$65 per night
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King bed
$66 per night
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King bed
$66 per night
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Double bed
$67 per night
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Unknown
$67 per night
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Double bed
$69 per night
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Double bed
$70 per night
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Unknown
$70 per night
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Unknown
$72 per night
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King bed
$76 per night
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King bed
$76 per night
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Double bed
$78 per night
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Double bed
$78 per night
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Unknown
$78 per night
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Double bed
$79 per night
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Unknown
$80 per night
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Double bed
$81 per night
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Unknown
$84 per night
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Unknown
$88 per night
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King bed
$93 per night
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Double bed
$93 per night

Queen Rooms

$80+

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$240 per night
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$80 per night
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$87 per night

Standard Rooms

$66+

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Queen bed
$189 per night
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Queen bed
$66 per night
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$78 per night
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$78 per night
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$81 per night
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$81 per night
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$85 per night
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$88 per night
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$94 per night

Reviews

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air conditioning in 40 reviews
bed was comfortable in 84 reviews
construction going in 125 reviews
elevators were very slow in 30 reviews
essex in 14 reviews
fitness room in 13 reviews
grant park in 37 reviews
great hotel in 134 reviews
great location in 368 reviews
great view in 66 reviews
great view of lake in 77 reviews
right outside of our window in 34 reviews
room temperature in 36 reviews
room was clean in 249 reviews
small bathroom in 36 reviews
staff was friendly in 295 reviews
valet parking in 82 reviews
walking distance in 34 reviews
  • Good
    Jun 2019
    7.7

    The location was great for what we needed it for, valet and bellhop were friendly and accommodating

    The housekeeping schedule was very odd. We were expecting something in the morning or afternoon but had no housekeeping the first day and a half, didn’t even get housekeeping or an attempt at it until the night before we left, which would’ve happened between 7:30 and 9:30 that night while we were out.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2019
    10.0

    Honestly nothing friendly and officious staff, gregarious even.

  • Okay
    Apr 2018
    5.1

    Good location, ok hotel.

    Location was great. This is the reason why this place is worth it.

    Bathroom was dirty. Sound got through the walls really easy (couple next door and construction next building)

  • Mediocre
    Dec 2017
    3.4

    Weekend getaway

    It’s near of all the shops and businesses.

    The sink is clogged and faucet handle is loose.

  • Good
    Oct 2017
    7.7

    Our stay

    We like the very kind and courteous staff. We did like that they moved us to a new room when we requested to be moved. We like the price point and the location.

    We didn't like that they put us on a floor where they were doing construction right outside the window. We didn't like that there was water damage and mold on the wallpaper by the window. We didn't like the beds were uncomfortable.

  • Good
    Oct 2017
    6.2

    Location was convenient to activities I was doing

    Very dark on our floor. Felt haunted! The bathroom had the feel of a public bathroom

  • Okay
    Aug 2017
    5.1

    Hope you like construction

    Being close to the parks. The loop is very walkable.

    They changed our reservation for a suite with two beds and a pull out couch to 1 king bed. Could not find the 3rd party email to show them this was wrong, had to pay an "upgrade fee" to get what we had already paid for. The Willis tower has over 105 elevator cars, this place had 3 and one of those was not working. 2 elevators that served 15 floors. Housekeepers very kind, but you never see them until late in the afternoon/evening. Had to call down for towels every day of our stay. Had an awesome view: of the construction right outside of our window. Good news, the crews don't work weekends. Bad news: they work late in the day. Interior is dated. Beds are hard.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2017
    8.2

    Great location

    We walked everywhere. This is great to see the city.

    I needed a plug for my CPap to sleep at night and there were none by the beds. I called for an extension cord but never got it. Had move things around to sleep.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2017
    9.4

    The staff was excellent. ALL staff members were superior in their performances from checking to cleaning staff everyone was helpful. The concierge service was extremely knowledgeable of the area and transportation and very helpful.

    The new construction taking place in the hotel.

  • Okay
    Mar 2017
    4.2

    Deceiving Pictures

    The staff was very friendly and were in a great location.walking distance from many museums.

    The bed was hard and awful. The hotel was in severe need of renovation. Not your typical 3 star hotel. More like a 2 star. Other guests are loud and the walls are paper thin. I would never stay here again.

  • Good
    Feb 2017
    8.0

    Great for the price

    It was a clean place to lay your head at night. The staff was nice and courteous. The TV and refrigerator were modern and worked well.

    The construction around the hotel is pretty scary. The heating system of the hotel is ancient and it was hard to get to a comfortable temperature without opening the window.

  • Good
    Feb 2017
    7.7

    Location is excellent for access to all Chicago has to offer. They are renovating and the construction noice was a bit tedious. My room was clean and adequate but there were visible signs of disrepair.

    Cracked drywall, buckled ceiling and signs of water damage on one wall.

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About

Overview

Hotel Essex offers relaxing accommodations for visitors to Chicago, also known as the Windy City. The hotel has undergone renovation in recent times and lives up to the expectations of contemporary style with amenities that every modern traveler expects. Guests staying at Hotel Essex can enjoy its prime location in the heart of the city. Several tourist attractions and places of interest are situated nearby. It’s located in the same chic building that was once home to Essex Inn. Across the street is the iconic Grant Park, while a short walk from the property will bring guests to Shedd Aquarium, McCormick Place and Millennium Park. Downtown Chicago is also close to the hotel. Hotel Essex offers an array of elegant accommodations. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed and feature intuitive designs. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows that open to mesmerizing views of the downtown Chicago area. Plush towels and luxury bedding are provided in every room. Other features include oversized Smart TV sets, complimentary WiFi connectivity, and espresso machines in each guest room. Some of the rooms also offer views of the Museum Campus, Grant Park and the lakefront. Several dining and drinking options are available at Hotel Essex. Grant Park Bistro is an ideal place to dine during the morning hours, while the SX Sky Bar is abuzz at night with a dance floor and a great collection of drinks and cocktails. In addition to its prime location, Hotel Essex has plenty more to offer its guests. Free WiFi throughout the premises helps guests stay connected at all times. There’s a fitness center for those interested in a workout session. Valet parking, laundry, and dry cleaning services are also provided. Hotel Essex is the best place to stay for those looking for comfortable and affordable accommodations in the heart of Chicago.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.1 Good

Based on 3,751 reviews

9.0

Location

7.9

Service

3.1

Comfort

2.1

Amenities

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Increased accessibility
Coffee shop
Night club
Wi-Fi (surcharge)
ATM on-site
Business center
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Pets not allowed
Storage available

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Grant Park 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center 0.5 mi
  • Field Museum 0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago 0.5 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate 0.8 mi

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