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Le Meridien Essex Chicago

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Find your home away from home in the elegant accommodations at Le Meridien 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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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking nearby
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Ukrainian
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KK N wrote a review 14 Apr
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I had the most amazing time this weekend. I owe it all to Le Meridien. A person energy is everything to me. The hospitality at this hotel is top tier. Thanks to Ro and Kiera for the amazing check in. I Stayed on the 14th floor with the Grant Park and water view and it was breathtaking. Thank you to Nikali and Leah for giving my ideas on places to go eat and enjoy myself. Nikali thanks for making sure I was ok everytime you seen me 😊
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Nice bar and restaurant right down stairs.
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Hi KK N — We're so glad to hear that our team's hospitality truly made your experience memorable! A special thanks for acknowledging Ro, Kiera, Nikali, and Leah for their outstanding service and personal touches. It’s fantastic to know you enjoyed the breathtaking views from your room on the 14th floor, as well as the thoughtful recommendations for dining and entertainment. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful stay!
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Marc S wrote a review 14 Apr
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Service was excellent at check in, restaurant and room service. Markei at the front desk was especially friendly, efficient and good with follow up. I was having trouble with the AC and he took care of it right away. I will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thanks for your feedback, Marc. We're thrilled to hear that you experienced excellent service throughout your stay. It's great to know our team was able to efficiently resolve the issue with the AC and make your stay comfortable. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your plans to return. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing another top-notch experience!
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Keyon H wrote a review 11 Apr
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Nikala the attendant at the front desk, was amazing on my check in. She welcomed me with a Warm greeting. She was knowledgeable about the property. Even though the room was not ready, the environment was hospitable and comfortable all the way until my room came available. Good times. I’ll be back!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hi Keyon — We're delighted to hear that Nikala made your check-in experience enjoyable, despite the wait for your room. Her warm greeting and knowledge of the property are just what we strive to provide to make our guests feel comfortable and welcomed. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and are looking forward to your return. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your positive experience. See you again soon!
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Svanbeek46 wrote a review 9 Apr
Hartford, Connecticut2 contributions
Kiera was efficient, friendly and helpful in getting me checked in and explaining services. The Valet service great. I was in a hurry and the restaurant accommodated my needs perfectly and it all tasted wonderful after a long day! Room was clean , comfortable and I should have a great night sleep! Couldn’t beat the location!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Valet parking garage is on 8th street!
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Hi Svanbeek46 — We're delighted to hear about your high-quality experience with us — from Kiera's efficient and friendly check-in process to the great valet service and our restaurant meeting your needs perfectly. It's wonderful that your room was clean and comfortable, setting you up for a great night's sleep. Thank you for highlighting our unbeatable location. We look forward to welcoming you back for another excellent stay!
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Sarah M wrote a review 8 Apr
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Kiera made check in a breeze! My stay was wonderful—friendly and professional staff and the room was clean and lovely. The Grant Park Bistro was great; food/beverage vouchers for each day make up for the destination fee. The location is convenient for all kinds of activities, restaurants, and access points for public transportation. If you’re picky about toiletries, they provide Malin + Goetz hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion (which I loved).
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Take advantage of the daily vouchers for Grant Park Bistro! You can use them for food and even...
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Hi Sarah — Thanks for sharing your experience. We're so glad to hear that Kiera made your check-in experience a breeze and that your stay was wonderful, thanks to our friendly and professional team and the clean, lovely room. It's great that you enjoyed the Grant Park Bistro. We also love to hear that that our convenient location and the Malin + Goetz toiletries were appreciated too. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay!
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Carrie D wrote a review 7 Apr
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Kiera and Markel and Karen and others at the front desk provided AMAZING service and kindness during our stay. We had 5 rooms over 4 nights for Spring break and our family was comfortable and welcome the whole time. Rooms are smallish but comfortable and clean. Lobby is relaxing if you need a few minutes to hang out. The location cannot be beat! We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your kind review, Carrie. We're thrilled to see the hospitality and kindness provided by Kiera, Markel, Karen, and the rest of our front desk team made a lasting impression. It's wonderful that your family felt comfortable and welcome throughout your stay, and that you found our rooms to be clean and cozy. We're glad our lobby offered a relaxing space for you, and that you appreciated our unbeatable location. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Jocelynn W wrote a review 7 Apr
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Kiera is the best ! Enjoying my stay . My fav hotel . She helped me out a lot . Checking with with her was very easy . She didn’t give me a hard time . I loved my room. The hotel staff is very nice . The restaurant in the hotel is very nice also . I recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for sharing your experience, Jocelynn. We're thrilled to hear that Kiera made your check-in experience seamless and that you're enjoying your stay with us! It's wonderful to know you love your room and are enjoying Grant Park Bistro as well. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to continuing to be your favorite hotel and making each visit memorable!
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Melissa C wrote a review 7 Apr
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Clean, modern, comfortable. Convenient location and very friendly staff. Kiera and Jasmine got us checked in and answered our questions. Appreciated the convenient and attentive valet service. I have nothing negative to say.... fantastic shower/bathroom too!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience, Melissa! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay — from our clean, modern facilities to our convenient location and friendly team. It's great that Kiera and Jasmine made your check-in smooth and were helpful throughout. Your appreciation for our valet service and the fantastic bathroom is great to hear. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Chicago.
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Ryan C wrote a review 6 Apr
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Very nice boutique hotel, close to all the attractions in Chicago! Thanks to Kiera and Jasmine at the front desk for a pleasant check-in experience. All employees though were very courteous and helpful. The restaurant was good and the cocktails were reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi Ryan — We're so glad you found our hotel to be a great option near Grant Park and enjoyed our proximity to Chicago's attractions. It's wonderful to hear that Kiera and Jasmine provided a pleasant check-in experience, and that all our team was courteous and helpful throughout your stay. We're also glad you enjoyed Grant Park Bistro. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Santiago L wrote a review 6 Apr
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Hotel smelled great right as I walked in, the front desk attendants were happy to see me. (Kiera and Markel). Kiera was fast with my reservation, gave me a goodie bag filled with mints, chocolate and water. Along with my free voucher to the hotel restaurant. Definitely made a lasting impression. 2nd time here at this hotel and it just keeps getting better.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: There's a parking garage right next to the hotel, no need for valet.
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Thanks ofr the kind review, Santiago! We're so glad to hear your visit was pleasant and that the welcoming atmosphere, along with the thoughtful touches from Kiera and Markel, made a lasting impression. It's wonderful that the little extras like the goodie bag and restaurant voucher added to your experience. Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,363 - HK$2,670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chicago`s essex hotel chicago, chicagos essex hotel, essex inn chicago, hotel chicagos essex
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Essex
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop
NUMBER OF ROOMS
274
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Méridien Essex Chicago
Which popular attractions are close to Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Nearby attractions include Fox in a Box Chicago (0.4 km), The Loop (0.3 km), and Jazz Showcase (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yolk - South Loop, Eleven City Diner, and Buddy Guy's Legends.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Le Méridien Essex Chicago located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Chicago.
Does Le Méridien Essex Chicago 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 Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Méridien Essex Chicago?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (7.9 km), The Rookery Building (1.0 km), and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (5.8 km).