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Located in The Loop, Chicago's Essex Inn is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. This 254-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Chicago, the hotel is also a short walk from Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.

Rooms

The 254 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer spring water baths, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Chicago's Essex Inn offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 60.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • Rooftop terrace

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Chicago's Essex Inn is centrally located along South Michigan Avenue near a metro station and a number of attractions, including Loop-area theaters and businesses, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

This Chicago hotel is distinguished by its sunlit, 4th-floor deck and rooftop garden with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park. An adjacent fitness center has a range of cardio and strength-training equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights. Guests can use the computer station, 24-hour business center and 4 meeting rooms that are available onsite. Free WiFi is provided.

Valet parking (surcharge) is available, with limited space for SUVs and trucks. Chicago's Essex Inn is a non-smoking hotel.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 254 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Spring water bathtub 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free WiFi 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Nearby Things to Do

Chicago's Essex Inn features a fitness room, which offers several of each type of equipment, including treadmills and elliptical machines, plus free weights.

About five blocks from the hotel is the 20-mile path that runs along Lake Michigan, where guests can run, walk, bike, or skate. Bicycles, in-line skates, pedal-powered buggies, and Segways are available for rent at several beachfront locations.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 75 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Chicago's Essex
  • Chicago's Essex Inn
  • Essex Inn
  • Inn Essex
  • Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
  • Chicagos Essex Hotel
  • Essex Inn Chicago
  • Hotel Chicagos Essex

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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