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Chicago's Essex Inn

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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
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Free Wifi
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Heated pool
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3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

The lobby looks great but our room was dirty. The bathroom was disgusting, the floor of the shower was supposed to be white and it was a brown grey with mold in the caulking. I called the front desk with my complaint. I explained that...More

Thank CMarvin
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I was visiting Chicago on a business trip and stayed at the Essex Inn due to its proximity to McCormick Place. Since it was deemed a conference hotel, I figured that the quality would be average. To my surprise, it was below average. A group...More

1  Thank EndaTravel
Reviewed 8 May 2015

First the good: Staff are very kind and helpful. They always have a smile on their face! Room was clean and quiet. Other: Walked into the room and it is very small (King). I can live with that. Toilet paper holder is broke, lights on...More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The hotel itself was not bad it is older and the bathroom was small but other than that it was decent. However they charged our card more than $700 more than what our room cost days after we checked out of the hotel. We had...More

1  Thank lovechitown
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite hotel in Chicago. its not the classiest, but it had a great Chicago feel and the pool with balcony cannot be beat. The King Suites let you wake up over looking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, STUNNING! Plus it's a little...More

3  Thank MIChicago_Traveler
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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
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$96 - US$519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
US$96 - US$519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Fileeta C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Henrique C | Reviewed this property |
You must pay and it is very expensive. Hoje to your left no the same street and you Will find a parking for only $10 overnight
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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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