Book your room at Chicago's Essex Inn
Chicago hotel across from Grant Park on Michigan Avenue
A stay at Chicago's Essex Inn places you in the heart of Chicago, walking distance from Museum of Contemporary Photography and Columbia College Chicago.
This family-friendly hotel is close to Art Institute of Chicago and Skydeck Ledge.
Make yourself at home in one of the 254 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Chicago's Essex Inn. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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 indoor pool complemented by a 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.
The Essex Inn also features an onsite restaurant, the French-inspired Brasserie by LM, which offers a modern and casual setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also enjoy domestic and imported draft beers and a full wine list. Room service is also available.
Valet parking (surcharge) is available, with limited space for SUVs and trucks. Chicago's Essex Inn is a non-smoking hotel.
- Fitness facilities
- Indoor pool
- Multilingual staff
- Conference space
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Express check-out
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 254
- Number of floors - 14
- 24-hour front desk
- Concierge services
- 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
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Coffee/tea maker
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Free WiFi
- iPod docking station
- Room service
- LCD TV
Where to Eat
Brasserie by LM - Open for breakfast, lunch, drinks, and dinner, this French-inspired restaurant offers specialties such as onion soup gratineé, Lyonnaise salad, mussels frites, duck confit, and croque monsieur.
Nearby Things to Do
Chicago's Essex Inn features a rooftop indoor pool and two outdoor decks; all areas have plenty of seating. A lifeguard is in attendance from early morning until late night. Men and women have separate locker rooms. Guests can work out in the 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.
- Windsurfing nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
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.
- Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
- Deposit: USD 75 per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.