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Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Le Méridien Essex Chicago

VIP Access

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationArt Institute of Chicago11 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park14 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)33 min drive

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About this area

Chicago

Located in Chicago's The Loop neighbourhood, Le Méridien Essex Chicago is in the city centre and near a metro station. Buckingham Fountain and Civic Opera House are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit State Street and Navy Pier. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium are not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transportation: Harrison Station is 7 minutes on foot and Roosevelt Station is 8 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 11 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grant Park Bistro — 1 min walk
  • Yolk - 4 min walk
  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - 4 min walk
  • Devil Dawgs - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Curry House - 6 min walk

About this property

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

4-star Chicago hotel in The Loop, walk to Grant Park
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a business centre and concierge services. All 274 rooms provide WiFi, room service and Smart TVs. Rainfall showerheads, espresso makers and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Le Méridien Essex Chicago offers 274 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with espresso makers and a safe. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, and hairdryers.

This Chicago hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 12.99 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukranian

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch smart TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 16.73 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness centre access
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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 on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Hotel Essex
Essex Chicago
Hotel Hotel Essex Chicago Chicago
Chicago Hotel Essex Chicago Hotel
Hotel Hotel Essex Chicago
Hotel Essex Chicago Chicago
Essex
Hotel Essex Chicago
Le Meridien Essex Chicago
Le Méridien Essex Chicago Hotel
Le Méridien Essex Chicago Chicago
Le Méridien Essex Chicago Hotel Chicago

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4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 632 out of 1087 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 276 out of 1087 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 98 out of 1087 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 52 out of 1087 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 29 out of 1087 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
The location of the hotel is ideal, right at Grant Park and close to Metra and the El. I have two complaints, aside from not receiving any of the promised VIP amenities. The third floor park view room was subject to loud traffic noise throughout most of the night, and I was told, when I requested that the room be cleaned on the morning of the third day of our stay, that due to COVID the hotel was only cleaning rooms between occupancies. I was offered clean towels and sheets, but was expected to make the bed myself! Unacceptable in a hotel that calls itself a luxury hotel .
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The bellhop, Jesus, was the only Staff that was welcoming and friendly. We had stains on the top blanket/towels. The sheet had a big hole in the center. Ended up using our own blankets. Coffee maker did not work-asked for service at the front desk and the ladies were just full of excuses as to why no one came up to help. Tried to check in early- and was told we could after a couple of hours- never received a call and ended up checking in after 5 pm. Thank you for your hospitality, Jesus!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This was my second time staying here. I really like this hotel because of the location, but it does not have many amenities. They seemed short staffed as well because I tried calling the front desk several times and no one answered.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms smell like cigarettes and ac didnt work sheets where dirty
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
I was celebrating my birthday with a group of friends in Chicago over the weekend. I was greeted by front desk at a timely factor. Once in my room I had noticed there were stains on the sheets. There was only one set of towels for myself and my husband. Then we only had one pillow apiece. And the day of check out, a housekeeper attempted to walk into my room after knocking twice! I was not dressed and highly upset. That was very unprofessional! There was also lots of loitering outside of the hotel and near the parking garage where we parked. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021