# 6 of 203 hotels in Chicago

Hotel Chicago's Essex Inn(3 stars)

800 South Michigan Avenue 60605 Chicago Illinois View on map
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.7
  • Room
    4.8
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    5.3
  • Gastronomy
    4.9
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    25
  • very good
    8
  • acceptable
    3
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

4.916666666666666

For all our detailed description not read books: We recommend the hotel for short stays further, if you don't sensitive is. For longer stays we would next time another hotel book. Details: Hotel in general: - condition: 1 sun deducted, since in our opinion in need of renovation (partly outdated) 1 sun deducted, since in the lobby construction in the hallway were 1 sun deducted, since the heating system is old and just from the reception from either co …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.516666666666667

The hotel (or the lobby) is currently under construction - the reception is poorly next to the side entrance too. At the front desk mostly very competent staff - then but also again a bit rude. The room (2 king-size beds) was relatively big-the dark, hard carpet made a unhygienic impression. Room service is ok. Laterally next to the hotel construction-open at least 8:00 construction noise (room with a window towards the town centre, the request). Bus conn …  read hotel review

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Helmut
Top location, friendly staff
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • January 2016
Hotel is close to the city and the attraction at the Millennium Park. Busses and trains direct in front of the hotel or close to the hotel. Outside season times prices are ok, season times prices are to high. We had first a room opposite to the Hilton but the busses are to loud. After asking the reception we have got another room. No problems. Friendly helpful staff. Rooms are ok. read hotel review
Robert
Top notch hotel nearby lots on my to do list-ideal
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • City break
  • November 2014
Great room which i used as my base during my 3 day trip to chicago. The bedroom was very large enough space to hold my 2 pieces of luggage. The room had tea and coffee and all the stations on the tv. more importantly the bed was king size and very comfortable and well decorated. The staff was friendly and helped us with some requests and questions I had. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Ok hotel for work / convention
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • May 2014
I stayed at Essex Inn for 5 nights to attend a convention at McCormicks. Paid around £100 per night (room only) during convention week so one of the cheapest hotel in town. Would probably use ago for work/ convention but would paid more to stay else where if on holiday/vacation. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    4.0

    I stayed at Essex Inn for 5 nights to attend a convention at McCormicks. Paid around £100 per night (room only) during convention week so one of the cheapest hotel in town. Would probably use ago for work/ convention but would paid more to stay else where if on holiday/vacation.

  • Location
    4.0

    Good location and a short walk to Grant Park/ cloud gate. Magnificent miles was about 30mins walk. Also metro/ bus stops near by. For those attending conventions - the is a free shuttle bus from Hilton to McCormick's.

  • Service
    4.0

    Check in and check out was efficient and staffs seems friendly and helpful. Initially checked in and was given a room on the smoking floor (3rd). Not wanting all my stuff to smell of smoke, I went back to the reception and ask to move. They didn't have an issue with this and I was moved to the next floor up.

  • Room
    3.0

    Décor was dated and cleanliness was generally ok (however did find a pair of someone else's underwear under the bed when checking the room on leaving which was gross!).

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Information about Hotel Chicago's Essex Inn

Hotel Information

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We would like to proudly welcome you to the Chicagos Essex Inn. Guests arriving by car are welcome to use the hotel's available parking spaces. Make yourself at home Guests of the hotel may find it convenient to use the elevator to the upper floors. If you are staying for an extended period, rest assured you can use our washing service. Enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends in our full-service restaurant or the convivial hotel bar. Your paradise is here with us, especially if you're a sauna-lover.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Volleyball

Spa offers

  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Car hire
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service