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Hotel Essex

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800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-7101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#26 of 215 hotels in Chicago
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Find your home away from home in the elegant accommodations at Hotel Essex Chicago. Our intuitively designed and thoughtfully appointed guest rooms offer a restful energy amidst the bustle of the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows boast an awe-inspiring view of the downtown Chicago cityscape and expansive views of Lake Michigan from Navy Pier to Soldier Field overlooking the Buckingham Fountain. Spoil yourself with perks including luxurious bedding and plush towels, in-room Lavazza espresso machines, Wi-Fi and oversized Smart TVs. When reseverving one of our sumptuous Skyline King rooms can enjoy sweeping vistas of the lakefront, Grant Park and the Museum Campus. Some of our amenities include: 24 hour Fitness Center with Peloton bike, in-room Lavazza espresso machines, 55" Smart TVs with Chromecast, valet, Bluetooth speakers bathroom mirror , wireless charging alarm clock and in-room movie options.
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Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Car park
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Happy hour
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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DayTrip559643 wrote a review 5 Jun
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This was my second stay at this particular hotel. The first experience was very nice. This second experience was exemplary. There was a slight mixup with my reservation ( third party) but I was graciously attended to and accommodated. The lobby area and rooms are beautifully decorated and the bed are extremely comfortable. My new favorite hotel! I highly recommend. Thank you to both Larry and Jesus.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Larry Irving, General Manager at Hotel Essex
Responded 1 week ago
Hello DayTrip559643, Thank you for your review and for visiting us recently. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. From our warm and welcoming team members like Larry and Jesus to our beautifully decorated and "extremely comfortable" rooms and beds. We thank you again for your recommendation and look forward to having you with us for your future Chicago stays. Thanks again, DayTrip559643!
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queen s wrote a review 2 Jun
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Front staff (Cindy and Larry) were professional and very helpful. Traveling under new COVID-19 protocol can be different at this time, the staff made the trip very enjoyable. Cindy attention to detail was noted. i left my backpack outside the hotel when departing. she was able to retrieve it and call me before i got to the airport. Larry, was able to get us a room change with an outstanding view of the water and Grant Park. This made my wife happy and you know what they say when that happens.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Select the City View with King size beds. its awesome
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Response from Larry Irving, General Manager at Hotel Essex
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello 450queens, Thank you so much for your kind review and for visiting us recently. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. From our warm and welcoming team members like Larry and Cindy, to our great location across from Grant Park and Lake Michigan. We thank you again for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks agian, 450queens!
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Reshae B wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Having a lovely time at this amazing hotel getting sum alone time the room is awesome & view is great thanks to Larry & Phyllis Amazing job 😀 I'm definitely coming back you guys is awesome thank you 😊
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello reshaeb, Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us recently. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. From our warm and welcoming team members to our fantastic views and location close to great Chicago attractions, shopping and restaurants. We thank you again for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks again, reshaeb!
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Morning Time Lime wrote a review May 2021
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Right in the center of it all at the perfect price! My fiancé and I stayed in a skyline suite with the most incredible view. Amenities were wonderful and the espresso machine was a wonderful touch! Everything we wanted to attend was a walk away (Magnificent Mile, art museum, aquarium, shopping, cloud gate). We would suggest this hotel for anyone planning a getaway to Chicago!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Best skyline views, corner suites have incredible views, espresso machine in room, quiet A/C units.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello MorningTimeLime Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us recently. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. From our wonderful in-room amenities to our fantastic location close to great Chicago attractions, shopping and restaurants. We thank you again for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks again, MorningTimeLime!
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Sharon C wrote a review May 2021
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My daughter and I received excellent service on our recent and first trip to Chicago. Larry checked us in and was very helpful. He not only provided us with a city map, but acclimated us to our surroundings, told us the safest place to park our vehicle, and how to purchase a Chicago City Pass. The location was great, only a few blocks from Lake Michigan and a short walk to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Riverwalk. Our room had an excellent view of Lake Michigan. Our amenities that we appreciated: hotel security, elevators that could only be ridden by using your room key; the front doors opened automatically; the elevators were a very short distance from the hotel's front doors, the modern, sleek décor of our room; and a huge walk in shower. The service again was excellent and every staff member we met greeted us warmly. Will stay at the Hotel Essex on my next trip to Chicago.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Larry Irving, General Manager at Hotel Essex
Responded 6 May 2021
Hello sharoncG9664PX, Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us with your daughter recently! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. From our warm and welcoming team members like Larry, to our close proximity to all the great attractions, shopping and restaurants in the city. We thank you again for your kind recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks again, sharoncG9664PX!
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop
NUMBER OF ROOMS
274
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Essex
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Essex?
Nearby attractions include Fox in a Box Chicago (0.4 km), Jazz Showcase (0.3 km), and The Loop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Essex?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Essex?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Essex?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Essex?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Essex?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eleven City Diner, Yolk - South Loop, and Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Essex?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Essex located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Chicago.
Does Hotel Essex offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Essex?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Romanian, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Essex?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (7.9 km), The Rookery Building (1.0 km), and Macy's on State Street (1.4 km).