Chicago's Essex Inn ★★★

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$67
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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Mar 1, 2016

Great location!

Would recommend Mon, Aug 10, 2015
We could walk to many attractions - the location was wonderful. The room was okay, there were a few ants in the bathroom. The maid service was sporadic - sometimes here were washcloths, sometimes not. The bed was comfortable and the wifi worked very well.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great time

Would recommend Mon, Aug 10, 2015
We came to Chicago for a biking event, that took place at the park. If you are doing anything within the park, waterfront or Navy Pier this is a very convienent location. Not a bad place for a older building. Great value for the money. Very friendly staff.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Perfect Location for a Grant Park Events

Would recommend Mon, Aug 3, 2015
Perfect location for Lollapalooza or anything at nearby Grant Park. Walking distance to Soldier Field and other venues. Excellent, friendly staff! We will be back!

| Bloomington Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great trip, awful room

Would not recommend Sun, Aug 2, 2015
This experience was a bad one. Our bathroom, which consists of three main functions, had issues. Shower drain was broken so had to manually hold up to drain. Toilet took two flushes, every time. Bathroom sink didn't drain. We also had to ask for towels each day, because the staff wouldn't leave enough (3). Had to ask for pillows and regular coffee, apparently they only give you decaf, unless you ask EVERYDAY.

| N/A Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Family trip

Would recommend Wed, Jul 29, 2015
The location was excellent, the hotel is located in the middle of all the touristic sites and are within walking distance. The room comfort was OK, at the end of the day we were exhausted and were able to sleep. About how clean the hotel is...well, the carpet is really dirty and dusty, the bath tub would flood but staff came to fix it. My only complaint is that I forgot a gift for my sister in the room once I checked out (on a Friday) but came back within hours and they told me that the housekeeper manager was gone for the week until Monday and no one else had keys to a HIGH security locker that not even the general manager had access to. So, luckily I drove to Michigan to visit my sister over the weekend and came back Monday to Chicago to get my gift back. Now, I will have to ship my sister's gift all the way from Texas since I couldn't take it to her! Lesson: DON'T FORGET anything because they might not return it to you. Tips: the metro is really close, restaurants are also within walking distance.

| N/A Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Museum trip

Would recommend Mon, Jul 13, 2015
the hotel was clean and pleasant. The room was a little small but manageable.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

great vacation

Would recommend Thu, Jul 2, 2015
Bath tub got stopped up with water but great hotel

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

2nd Time Here

Would recommend Mon, Jun 1, 2015
Conveniently located in the South Loop area across from Grant Park. Quieter and less crowded than staying further up on Michigan Ave. Easy 2 block walk to the Red Line, buses in front of the hotel. A few very good restaurants within a couple of blocks, including Lou Malnatis, Eleven City Diner and The Yolk. There is also a full service restaurant and bar in the hotel, a full time front desk, bell service and a very large pool. My only complaint is the very small sink in the bathrooms. The hotel was recently sold, so room renovations are in the works, although the rooms are very quiet and nice to begin with. The hotel was built very solid in 1963. I will stay there again.

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A good time

Would recommend Thu, May 7, 2015
The hotel was clean, close to attractions, and had a gym and pool. I had a lot of time to relax and explore from this hotel just a walk away from many activities and also snuggling inside when it was freezing outside.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Chicago Trip

Would recommend Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Had a great stay. The staff and valet was friendly and professional. The location was excellent. Loved the rooftop pool.

| milwaukee Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5