Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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

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Le Méridien Essex Chicago
Fri 9/23
Sat 9/24

About Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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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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Property safety measures

Le Méridien Essex Chicago has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at Le Méridien Essex Chicago

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Parking

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Safe
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Increased accessibility


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • Wi-Fi (surcharge)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Night club


  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Toilet

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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6.8 Okay
Pros:Updated everything .nice location
Cons:The "urban fee " is ridiculous! $15 per night.its a scam to make them look cheaper then the other hotels.room is definatly small but updated and pool and workout room is still closed.they want 75 to park..garage directly behind them is $35. Also I was literaly trapped in elevator because I didnt have my room card but I was in elevator before I realized that and it closed the door and as I looked it shut down .the lights turned of and panel was nonresponsive so I used the emergancy speaker thing and they were a off site answering service!!!!!! I survived.lol but what a irdeal....overal.clean updated and good locale .dump the fee figure the elevator issue out park behind and itll be a great place...
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Breakfast was amazing... very pricey.
Cons:Not being near elevators.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Location, bar and breakfast were all great. The rooms were excellent.
7.7 Good
Pros:The location was great for what we needed it for, valet and bellhop were friendly and accommodating
Cons: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.
10.0 Excellent
Cons:Honestly nothing friendly and officious staff, gregarious even.
5.1 Passable
Pros:Location was great. This is the reason why this place is worth it.
Cons:Bathroom was dirty. Sound got through the walls really easy (couple next door and construction next building)
3.4 Poor
Pros:It’s near of all the shops and businesses.
Cons:The sink is clogged and faucet handle is loose.
7.7 Good
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
6.2 Okay
Pros:Location was convenient to activities I was doing
Cons:Very dark on our floor. Felt haunted! The bathroom had the feel of a public bathroom
5.1 Passable
Pros:Being close to the parks. The loop is very walkable.
Cons: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.


800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

What's nearby

  • Grant Park0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center0.5 mi
  • Field Museum0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago0.6 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate0.8 mi
  • Willis Tower0.8 mi
  • Millennium Park0.8 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center0.8 mi
  • Adler Planetarium1 mi
  • Chicago Theater1 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail1.1 mi



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  • Guests with existing Le Méridien Essex Chicago reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, can make full changes or cancellations without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. For guests making new reservations at Le Méridien Essex Chicago for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between today and June 30, 2020, reservations may be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date. For more information, visit the Mariott Response to COVID-19 page.

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago is located at 800 South Michigan Avenue in Loop, 0.3 miles from the center of Chicago. Grant Park is the closest landmark to Le Méridien Essex Chicago.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Le Méridien Essex Chicago.

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago is 8.5 miles from Chicago Midway.

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Distance to city center

0.3 mi

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Nearest Airport

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Distance to airport

16.2 mi