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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Free Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness centre
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 2 night. We booked a deluxe room and we get a standard room. The rooms and the hotel don't look like in picture on the website . The people that work in reception aren't very helpful.. The Best is...More

Thank Gio81_13
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this hotel because the website listed it as having a swimming pool. The hotel has nothing. The rooms have clean white linens, but the carpet and walls are dingy. In the bathroom there are pipes coming out of the bathroom walls, cracked tiles...More

Thank Karla S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The location,(now at $199 a night) is terrific, by Grant Park, The Loop, and walking and transportation are easily done in safety. The pleasant and helpful staff makes this hotel one we have returned to on our five trips to Chicago in recent years. But...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Today is October 17, 2017. I’m here on a business trip and unfortunately I am incredibly disappointed by the caliber of high gene that this hotel offers. Unfortunately the room that I had booked for my business trip that is going to last the direction...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Unbelievably bad. Paid $500/night - I guess that's last-minute price, but still expected a pretty nice place for that kinda coin. This place is less pleasant than any dump I've stayed in ever. They put me in room 30 yards from where dudes are doing...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$63 - US$392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$63 - US$392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Downtown / The Loop
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Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
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MaRy D
19 January 2018|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi MaRy D, Thank you for your interest in the Essex Inn. The hotel does NOT have a pool currently. However, we are at a prime location and would be happy to assist you in finding a local pool nearby.
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Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, the property offers valet parking for 60.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option for public parking behind the property on 8th and Wabash for 35.00 per night based on... More
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Suzibeaton
7 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi, our regular check in time is at 4:00PM. There is early check in available based on availability.
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Room Tips
"Higher floors to avoid construction noise."
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"No idea what a good room would be, View of the street or view of the construction?"
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"Yolk cafe serves a good breakfast and is open very early"
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"Ask for one near the WiFi router - the reception staff said it worked in all rooms, but it didn't."
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