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Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago

3.5-star3.5 stars
800 S Michigan AveChicagoIL60605United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

City-center hotel within walking distance of Grant Park
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved
Food could be better
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Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago

from $64
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

About Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago

This Chicago hotel is across the street from popular Grant Park and 3 blocks from the Loop business district. A metro station is nearby. The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Hotel Features. At the fitness center, guests can watch multiple TVs while accessing treadmills and elliptical machines. Free WiFi is available to guests during their stay at this non-smoking hotel.

Air conditioned rooms, decorated with museum and art posters, offer refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Beds are triple-sheeted and include duvets. Flat-screen TVs have premium channels. Free WiFi, desks, and in-room safes are also provided.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 254 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago's Essex
  • Chicago's Essex Inn
  • Essex Inn
  • Inn Essex
  • Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
  • Chicagos Essex Hotel
  • Essex Inn Chicago
  • Hotel Chicagos Essex

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 75 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Valet parking costs USD 60 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago


  • In South Loop
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 12 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 15 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 21 min walk
  • Skydeck Ledge - 21 min walk
  • McCormick Place - 32 min walk
  • University of Illinois Chicago - 34 min walk
  • John Hancock Center - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 18 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 26 min walk
  • LaSalle Street Station - 13 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 20 min walk
  • Washington-Wells Station - 25 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Chicago's Essex Inn, Chicago

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