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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
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  • I booked this hotel online. The room was nice. They offered valet parking. I asked how…Mar. 17, 2020
  • Nice clean rooms. Location is good and close to museums.Dec. 11, 2019

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

from $142 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
  • City View Double Double Accessible
  • City View King Accessible

What’s around Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 11 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 22 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 22 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 24 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 27 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 20 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 34 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage) - 51 min drive
  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) - 90 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is property policy that all guests must wear a face mask within public areas of the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • No 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
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
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch Smart TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Grant Park Bistro - Onsite bistro.

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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  • Chicago Hotel Essex Chicago Hotel
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This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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)

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.

FAQs for Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

  • Does Hotel Essex Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Essex Chicago does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Essex Chicago?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hotel Essex Chicago.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Essex Chicago?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Essex Chicago?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Essex Chicago?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Yolk (4-min walk), Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (4-min walk), and Tamarind (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 968 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Very nice hotel in great location in The Loop (south Loop) bus stop is a min walk. (We bought a CTA unlimited 3 day bus pass and found the bus service very convenient!) Hotel was very nice, wish we had a better view as the side seen in the pictures with a wall of windows was facing another big hotel a few feet away so those windows were almost pointless. Hotel was very modern and clean (they need to do a better job cleaning floors in rooms though) otherwise very happy with our stay and would definitely stay again, cheaper then other hotels in The Loop!
ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing stay, but overpriced parking
Parking is extremely overpriced so we parked elsewhere. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay, and we were treating very well by all staff.
Gillian, ca3 night family trip
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, ca2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
COVID limited service understandably. The only staff I interacted with was check-in and they were friendly. The room was smaller than I expected. Hotel was clean and well-maintained. Good location with access to Michigan Avenue and a few blocks from the Red Line 'L' train.
Max, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very comfortable and accomodating hotel. Will definitely stay there again. The location was perfect, walking distance to the river and more.
Marcia, us2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
To be quite honest, it was not a good trip for me. Firstly, the map and the was showing me the location of this hotel is 800 N Michigan and it was on 800 s Michigan, which was on the other side of where I was trying to be. I had to repark twice, $30 each time i reparked. Terrible experience. The hotel didn’t even have maintenance, everytime I needed room service I had to go to the lobby to get it myself. Terrible, I will not be back. The view I paid for isn’t even marvelous like they said it to be. Honestly, I would’ve just stayed at the London House hotel if i knew this is what they were bringing to the table. 2/10.
Stormie, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
4th of July disaster
I stayed there before it was great but unfortunately this time was such a bad experience there a/c didn’t work and I didn’t get the room I was promised front desk answered by saying if you wanted a room higher you should of called ahead . Like if I knew what room I was gonna get when reserving made no sense . Great hotel unfortunately I had a bad experience that day but my room was not worth the price
David, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Good location & clean. Worst design of a shower ever! A lot of water splashes outside of the shower. Pillows need to be replaced. Very little down filling.
us2 night trip
Good 6.0
When I first checked in I was a little surprised by how much their incidental fees were. My total from the hotel app was completely different from my total when I got to the hotel. (Almost $1000 for three nights) I was given two warm bottles of water at the front desk. I loved my view from my room, very spacious but not so clean. There were soooo many people hanging around the hotel, I was definitely uncomfortable. Not one time out of my three nights did I have my room cleaned. I would have thought at least one out of the three nights my room could get cleaned. I’m disappointed at the fact that there is no microwave available anyway in the building. When I called the front desk the woman just said there was no microwave and hung up the phone. Food that was bought at the hotel restaurant had to be thrown out that sucked. The people next door from my room were loud and I don’t like the fact that EVERYONES Bluetooth outside of my room can be connected. My last night at this hotel someones phone connected to the hotel alarm clock and I was woken up by music. Thirty minutes into my check out time I had housekeeping knocking at my door as if they were rushing me but NEVER CLEANED MY ROOM WHILE I WAS THERE! I’m so disappointed, I was not expecting this type of mini vacation. Only positive thing I can say is that the view from my room was GREAT.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice view!
Despite the limited services available, we still enjoyed our stay. Clean rooms!
us2 night trip

Hotel Essex Chicago, Chicago

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