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Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

4-star4 stars
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grant Park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Very nice hotel in great location in The Loop (south Loop) bus stop is a min walk. (We…Oct. 25, 2019
  • Parking is extremely overpriced so we parked elsewhere. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay…Oct. 15, 2019

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

from $114 CAD
  • Single Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • City Single Room, Non Smoking, City View
  • City Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Superior Single Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Superior Single Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 12 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 13 min walk
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium - 14 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 15 min walk
  • Chicago Cultural Center - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) - 90 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 31 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 7 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 19 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
  • Roosevelt Station - 8 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 274 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch Smart TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Grant Park Bistro - Onsite bistro.

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago’s small print

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Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 100 per night

  • Resort fee: USD 16.73 per room, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Valet parking costs USD 73 per night with in/out privileges

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 797 reviews

Very Good 8.0
What you see is really what you get
Would have liked the view of the room we reserved online but overall hotel was as what was!!! Parking garage just a walk away!
Mona, caFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
A gym for a view
Would have rated higher if there was a better view from our room-looked out directly to an active gym with people exercising. It would have cost me almost $100 to get a lake view! Oh well. On the other hand, the gym reminded me to get some exercise.
Epifania, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Zoo Lights & Navy Pier expedition
I have stayed here many times before the renovations & twice since the renovations. I like that parking is close. But $37 a night is a bit expensive. There should be some sort of discount when booking at the hotel. I like the SX bar. Very friendly staff that definitely know how to entertain & accomodate to everyone & their palate. When in Chicago. This place is definitely at the top of my list for... Hospitality "everyone there was friendly & attentive to my needs". Location "walking distance to The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Millenium Park, etc... All in all. Hotel Essex has my vote & i have recommended it to several friends that all thought the same thing.
us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Did not know about the additional utility fee.
us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location, nice rooms, but could be noisy
Pros: Great location right at the south end of the Loop area, close to parking and subway stations. Has a bar and bistro within the building, and some good restaurants nearby. Also close to Chinatown. Room had trendy decor with wooden floors, nice furniture and a large flat screen TV. No bath tub for my room but the shower was nice. Great lighting at all corners. Comfy mattress and quilts. Cons: it was also due to its downtown location that typical downtown noises (cars, car honks, sirens etc) could be heard from early morning till around midnight. Walls appeared to be thin, as I had to knock on my neighbor's door to remind him/her of TV noises. Pillows appeared to be way too soft and I almost fell of them a few times.
Zhicao, us4 night business trip

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

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