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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Free Wifi
Parking
Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't sure about the Hotel when we saw it, but we were very surprised how the bellhop and the front desk handle everything. The room was very clean but did not have the luggage rack and we were able to get one from my...More

Thank Vermontsteve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No pool, shoddy elevators and the bathroom is for kids not normal adult size people. Water pressure is more like a gentle rain and hot water fluctuates at random. Staff is great though always helpful with getting a ride when needed.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Essex has a great location and reasonable rates. However, it's just an OK hotel, mostly due to a lack of polish on a few things. * Spotty and slow WiFi - I think dial-up would be faster * Missing towels - after cleaning the...More

Thank TheBFCE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m giving it two stars instead of one because the employees are nice. The engineer has been to my room twice and very helpful. Walking to my room there was garbage in the elevator and on the 6th floor. Creepy outdated orange hallways. In my...More

Thank Elsa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there last week. The location is very good, the staff were most helpful and seemed to enjoy being helpfu.....can't say enough good about them. The hotel itself is very clean. It is fairly basic but certainly a great deal and very clean. We...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$94 - US$525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$94 - US$525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Downtown / The Loop
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
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Fileeta C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Henrique C | Reviewed this property |
You must pay and it is very expensive. Hoje to your left no the same street and you Will find a parking for only $10 overnight
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MaRy D
19 January 2018|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi MaRy D, Thank you for your interest in the Essex Inn. The hotel does NOT have a pool currently. However, we are at a prime location and would be happy to assist you in finding a local pool nearby.
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Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, the property offers valet parking for 60.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option for public parking behind the property on 8th and Wabash for 35.00 per night based on... More
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"Ask for a room away from the giant crane"
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"The Art Institute is a couple of blocks up the street and cabs to the main loop are readily available"
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"Rooms on Michigan Street have the best view."
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"Filthy stay away"
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