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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This hotel was in great location, short walk to the Museum Campus, Grant Park, Millenium Park and Buckingham Fountain. From our room (1109) you could see the Field Museum and the Lake. The Hilton is just crossing the street. The decor is old fashioned but the room was nice. The room housekeeping could be better. Sometimes the took our towels...

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Although in a good location, the hotel is a little tired. Our room was clean, but very dated. The air conditioning unit was also on its last legs and although it sounded like a fleet of Lancaster bombers it was barely working. Additionally we were told that we would have free parking via Virgin but when we checked in the...

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3Thank Steven H
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with young children. We had a great stay and would come back here any time we wanted to visit the area. The pool was nice and large albeit a bit cold. The rooms were comfortable and large. The staff was very helpful. The in and out car service was first rate. Not sure why the...

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3Thank Jon S
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

I gave this hotel an "average" rating because it is average in comparison of it's competitors! It's not a newer hotel, it's not constantly updating it's decor, it's not going to make you feel like your in a castle of luxury when you walk in your room! But what it is, is a great friendly staff, CLEAN rooms, NICE NEWER...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2014

we were doing route 66 very good start to a great trip booked with Jenny of American & Worldwide Travel. Tunbridge Wells Kent. Clean nice big rooms coffee maker safe free of charge. We had a great room corner view. Over looking grants park. Free wifi

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed at the Essex Inn while in Chicago for a concert on Northerly Island. The location of this hotel is perfect! Walking distance to the museum, aquarium and Northerly Island. There are places to grab a bite within walking distance also. The rooms are small but 3 of us were very comfortable in our room. The room was clean...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at the Essex Inn one night before helping to move our daughter into an apartment in Chicago. The room was clean, but small -- other reviewers have covered this in detail. We did really enjoy the Brasserie bistro that is in the lobby of the hotel -- very good and reasonably priced. We would like to send a...

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Henderson, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 July 2014

After reading other reviews after booking, I was a bit nervous. I will start off by saying our room was clean and although the air was not controlled by us, we were comfortable the entire time (and I am pregnant on top of behing hot natured). We chose the Essex because we were looking for an affordable two-room suite near...

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Thornhill, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Location is close to bus lines/subway and near one of the stop for Hop-on/Hop-off sightseeing bus tours. Room is small but clean. Washroom is also small and there is no hook for your clothes. The pictures on this site show exactly the room/washroom/pool. The pool is indoor and quite big with life guard on duty. There are many machines in...

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Northumberland. UK
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Check in staff good. We upgraded to a king suite without seeing the room we had been allocated and were glad we did as if the bathroom had been any smaller we couldn't have used it. We felt that in the bathroom if bath mat was to be used then door had to be closed and then could not be...

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chicago's Essex Inn is a hotel in downtown Chicago on the Michigan Avenue Cultural Mile that combines breathtaking panoramas of Grant Park, the Museum Campus and Lake Michigan with exciting promotional packages that incorporate famed attractions and events in Chicago. From our steel and glass lobby to contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Essex Inn offers amazing views and amazing value. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago's Essex Inn

Address: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $130 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chicago's Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
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Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
Chicagos Essex Hotel
Essex Inn Chicago
Hotel Chicagos Essex
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