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Hotel Essex Chicago

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
632 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grant Park
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Buckingham Fountain
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Field Museum of Natural History
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.)
    15 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, Hotel Essex Chicago is in the city center and near a metro station. Buckingham Fountain and Willis Tower are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include John G. Shedd Aquarium and Skydeck Ledge. Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and Navy Pier are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Harrison Station is 7 minutes by foot and Roosevelt Station is 8 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Grant Park - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Art Institute of Chicago - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Field Museum of Natural History - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      John G. Shedd Aquarium - 14 min walk

    Getting around

    • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
    • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
    • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 15 min drive


    • Grant Park Bistro – Open daily.

    About this property

    Hotel Essex Chicago

    A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a business center. All 274 rooms provide WiFi, room service, and Smart TVs. Rainfall showerheads, espresso makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 12.99 per night)
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Valet parking: USD 73 per night
    • Parking height restrictions apply

    Food and drink

    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • 24-hour fitness center

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities


    • ATM/banking services
    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • Chinese
    • English
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Ukrainian

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Linens


    • Bathtub or shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels


    • 55-inch Smart TV

    Food and drink

    • Espresso maker


    • Desk
    • Laptop-friendly workspace
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • Grant Park Bistro – Open daily.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    I like mainly the great location, it's near to the best part of Chicago.

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019


    The property is boutique style! Modern, great location for Chicago Marathon. Very small rooms, the only friendly staff was the housekeeping and one doorman that helped us. We had a large group for the Chicago Marathon and we all paid different amounts for the hotel room that weekend. This obviously brought in a lot of money, but did nothing special for this weekend nor staffed for the amount of people that would be there which probably affected their friendliness. Like I said very small rooms, rooms were drafty, nice style, but the bathroom still had other people’s hair in it. Only picked this hotel based on other people reviews and I wanted to be close to grant park. I called to make sure they had late check out before booking, they assured me they did. I called again knowing it was going to be a busy weekend to get my name on the list and they said it would be no problem just ask when I arrived, then when I arrived they said I had to ask the morning of, I asked the night before because I was getting worried about it and was completely denied based on what room he had. That meant before I went to run the marathon I needed to be completely packed up and out of room and they would store my stuff, plus I wouldn’t not be able to shower before my long ride back later that day. I paid for the option to be able to modify or cancel my reservation and that priced to be difficult through both Expedia and the hotel.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Clean hotel and convienent location

    Stayed here for Chicago Marathon. Just opposite start/end line. Clean and newly renovated hotel. Should provide kettle as not everyone drink hot coffee all the time from the Expresso machine. Staff generally helpful and friendly.

    Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    Shower room we excellent. Room is very clean and comfortable. Love it.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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