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Get an overview of this hotelChicago hotel across from Grant Park on Michigan Avenue

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Near lakefront

Across from the greenery and attractions of Grant Park, the Essex Inn is 3 blocks from the Loop business district and Lake Michigan, 4 blocks from the Art Institute, and a mile from Loop theaters.

Rooftop sundeck and garden

Amenities at Chicago's Essex Inn include a 4th-floor deck and rooftop garden offering views of Lake Michigan. A fitness center and free WiFi are also available to guests.

Art Deco style

Art Deco-style guestrooms at the Essex Inn are decorated with framed art posters collected by the hotel owner. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable TV includes HBO.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Chicago's Essex Inn is centrally located along South Michigan Avenue near a metro station and a number of attractions, including Loop-area theaters and businesses, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

This Chicago hotel is distinguished by its sunlit, 4th-floor deck and rooftop garden with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park. An adjacent fitness center has a range of cardio and strength-training equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights. Guests can use the computer station, 24-hour business center and 4 meeting rooms that are available onsite. Free WiFi is provided.

Valet parking (surcharge) is available, with limited space for SUVs and trucks. Chicago's Essex Inn is a non-smoking hotel.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • Conference space 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 254 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Spring water bathtub 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 

Nearby Things to Do

Chicago's Essex Inn features a fitness room, which offers several of each type of equipment, including treadmills and elliptical machines, plus free weights.

About five blocks from the hotel is the 20-mile path that runs along Lake Michigan, where guests can run, walk, bike, or skate. Bicycles, in-line skates, pedal-powered buggies, and Segways are available for rent at several beachfront locations.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 75 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Chicago's Essex
  • Chicago's Essex Inn
  • Essex Inn
  • Inn Essex
  • Chicago`s Essex Hotel Chicago
  • Chicagos Essex Hotel
  • Essex Inn Chicago
  • Hotel Chicagos Essex

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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