$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Chicago's Essex Inn

3 stars
View map of 800 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

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Ratings and reviews for Chicago's Essex Inn

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
259 out of 259
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tat J
Business
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Nov 25, 2014

Very reasonable, conveniet hotel

I stay there for 3 days for my business at the convention center. Very convenient to go to the convention center, and also close to the city center. Excellent staff, very clean room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lou Malnati' Pitzza

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fluffy's friend
Business
Chicago
Nov 24, 2014

Still A Nice Place To Be

The Essex isn't a fancy, luxury hotel. It is a clean, relatively inexpensive, and totally pleasant place to be with a great location and friendly, helpful staff. Restaurant menu is limited, but the food is good and the wait staff is also friendly and reasonably efficient. We'll be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ttravels
Business
Santa Monica, CA
Nov 24, 2014

HIGH-FIVE!

Travel cheers to: 1. LOCATION 2. SERVICE 3. AMMENITIES 4. FOOD 5. LAKEVIEW We'll return, as ALWAYS!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dayton OH
Business
Dayto,n Ohio
Nov 18, 2014

Grant Park Area

Very helpful staff. Let us store our luggage early. Helpful with directions and tips of how to get around town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Genevieve mom
Business
Cheshire, CT, USA
Oct 31, 2014

Conference trip

I had a conference at the McCormick Center. Shuttles were run from there to the Hilton which is right next door to Essex, so it was extremely convenient for considerably less cost. Room has nice large desk, fridge. Bathroom a bit small, but fine for me. Walking distance to the Art Institute of Chicago which I went to between time convention ended and shuttle came to take me to airport. Free Wifi is slow but you could upgrade to faster if you needed it. Also a printer in lobby to print boarding pass.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

15 min walk to Art Institute

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rosmarms
Business
long beach
Oct 30, 2014

good marathon hotel

perfect location if you're running the marathon. hotel was nothing fancy, room was okay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jan Theater Lover
Business
Wisconsin
Oct 27, 2014

Great location

All of the staff were really helpful and this location was great for doing all the things we wanted, museums, theatre, blues venue, and boat cruise on the river. Short walks or taxi drives allowed us to reach all these places easily.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
salvo75d
Business
Lindon
Oct 12, 2014

Equipped room

Rooms are clean and well equipped with hair dryer, iron board, toiletteries. Good position for downtown, the brasserie doesn't serve a great breakfast. Overall is worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David C. Chang
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 10, 2014

Location matters

The best thing is the location of the hotel, very close to Michigan Ave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chicago's Essex Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
REisenbrei
Business
Sarasota, FL
Oct 2, 2014

Never disappointed

i am a business traveler and have stayed at this location in the S. Loop on Michigan Ave. many times. Staff is always polite, café is outstanding and rooms and rates are reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Café Biondo

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