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Essex Inn

Hotel and General Entertainment
South Loop, Chicago
  • Christopher R.
    "Very nice hotel across from Grant Park."(2 Tips)
    Lisa C.
    "Check out the roof top patio + pool- overlooks Grant Park."(2 Tips)
    "... which overlooks the Grant Park and Lake Michigan. The views are enough to make you smile."(2 Tips)
    "all-season rooftop swimming pool."(3 Tips)
45 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • free Wifi
  • swimming pool
  • overlooks grant
  • grant park and lake michigan
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  • John B.
    John B.September 3, 2011
    if you didn't book a suite,ask for a room on the east side of the building so you dont have to listen to the subway...possible bonus, you may get a slight view of the park, navy pier and lake like me!
  • Y K.
    Y KimApril 6, 2015
    If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Chicago, here is the one. Clean, friendly staff, perfect location, free wifi and even fitness facilities/a pool. But can be a bit noisy.
  • Joan A.
    Joan AtkinsMay 24, 2014
    Stayed here for the C2E2 Convention 2014. Room was on the fourth floor near the pool area. Due to proximity of the pool it got loud. Hotel is older but comfortable. No HVAC to control room temp.
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DarnaApril 28, 2013
    Pretty good hotel. Overlooks Grant Park and lake Michigan. Ask for a room away from the elevator and on a higher floor. Elevator and pool are loud at night, we needed ear plugs to sleep.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismNovember 12, 2013
    Enjoy the shopping on Michigan Avenue and an all-season rooftop swimming pool. free breakfast each day. Read more:
    DHR.comJune 6, 2012
    If you want some me time or enjoy private moments, head to the rooftop garden which overlooks the Grant Park and Lake Michigan. The views are enough to make you smile.
  • Alfons M.
    Alfons MartensAugust 17, 2015
    Hotel Is not bad .location very good. Easy access to the city. Hope on hope off tour bus stops around the corner. But the pricing for the parking is unbelievable. Overnight 60 dollar is to much.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChwastiakAugust 4, 2011
    Check out the roof top patio + pool- overlooks Grant Park. Ask about local restaurants/tickets at the counter; they have lots of coupons and discounts :)
  • Heather H.
    Heather HaleJuly 18, 2011
    Incredible value in the heart of everything, across from Grant Park, heated pool w/AC ;) on the 4th floor, free WI FI - all around great deal.
  • calvin r.
    calvin reidApril 19, 2010
    Excellent pool and workout equipment fitness center with a spacious outside deck facing the park. Very cool glass enclosed sundeck setup
  • Jasmine B.
    Jasmine ButtolphNovember 2, 2015
    Don't bother. I'm sure there are other places that are a better value for what you are paying. I didn't get a room with a vie and they were run down.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DonoghueMarch 30, 2013
    Don't get room by elevator or stairwell if you plan on sleeping :( pool very crowded :( but was a nice clean hotel for the price :)
  • Sharon K.
    Sharon KorrerDecember 16, 2012
    Awesome fitness room with up to date equipment and a variety of machines, tvs, and a decent size pool.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MurphySeptember 12, 2011
    Good hotel all around. Double beds are a bit small. The new restaurant Tribute is expensive for the quality of the food.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SelemanJuly 7, 2015
    I would not recommend this place unless it is all your budget can afford. Didn't get into our room til 5. The wifi is the worst.
  • Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz
    Gerhart Hauptman-DiazSeptember 9, 2013
    Make sure you check out the pool early in the morning. It faces the park and you can see an awesome sunrise!
  • Teddy M.
    Teddy MallersDecember 18, 2011
    Great service but tiny bathroom. I'm a fit person and it's difficult for me to maneuver
  • Joy M.
    Joy MarcusFebruary 5, 2012
    Great location, nice hotel. Small rooms & bathroom, but nice interior design.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GSeptember 30, 2010
    Leaky shower. Bug on bed. They lost a package, then when found, refused to get it to us. Not recommended.
  • Shasta D.
    Shasta DowneyJanuary 13, 2013
    Nice hotel friendly staff!!!! Bathrooms suck :( hard to get in and out
  • Stephane E.
    Stephane ETHEVEMarch 20, 2013
    Go to the 4th floor to swim and train. The bathroom is really small.
  • Kayla C.
    Kayla CoburnMarch 7, 2013
    Okay, shower in the pool bathrooms doesn't even compare to the ones in the rooms. Pool shower=incredible.
  • Christopher R.
    Very nice hotel across from Grant Park. Be sure to visit Brasserie by LM for breakfast
  • Kayla C.
    Kayla CoburnMarch 5, 2013
    Very comfortable room sizes, excellent service from employees.
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LorenzenMarch 20, 2013
    GREAT prices, unbeatable location for the Museum Campus.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 2, 2014
    Great place to stay during lollapalooza. The entrace is very close to here
  • Sunny D.
    Sunny DoyleMay 5, 2013
    The room was sooo hot. It was 66 degrees out and the heat was on in the room. No option for cool, ugh!
  • SolomonL
    SolomonLOctober 2, 2013
    Not the greatest rooms. Need to be updated. Tiny sinks. Not my favorite place.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NethercottOctober 18, 2012
    Free wifi if you are staying there. Connection is 256k for free and works good.
  • Becky R.
    Becky Reeb WilliamsApril 15, 2012
    Not sure if all hotels in Chicago are like this, but be prepared to pay 41 bucks a night for parking!
  • Mog
    MogNovember 17, 2010
    decent hotel. old building but nicely renovated. got free wifi now with 256kbps speed.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BrooksMarch 18, 2011
    Try sleeping when the rooms only have heat until May 1. Your room will be like a sauna.
  • Felisha J.
    Felisha JonesFebruary 18, 2011
    Really great employees and very great rates
  • Kayla C.
    Kayla CoburnMarch 6, 2013
    Literally NO water pressure in shower/bath.
  • Nicholas L.
    Nicholas LugoSeptember 2, 2011
    Great hotel, but crappy service.
  • Mike Q.
    Mike QuinnFebruary 21, 2010
    Eat beakfast at the restaurant. Very good!
  • De'Jon F.
    De'Jon FaulknerMarch 7, 2013
    Pool area shower is great!
  • Essex
    EssexDecember 3, 2013
    Abstract art on the 8th floor.
  • Anita R.
    Anita RamírezMarch 9, 2015
    Not the best, but in the exact place
  • Sean E.
    Sean EnrightJuly 30, 2011
    Now have free wifi. I'm on it right now.
  • Cherie Y.
    Cherie YanekJuly 18, 2012
    Very thin walls....
  • Miquel F.
    Miquel FeliuJune 3, 2015
    Bah... Not bad.
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto Franco do AmaralSeptember 22, 2015
    Hotel bem localizado mas pode melhorar muito ainda. Preço bem acima do que oferece!
  • sanchesofficial
    sanchesofficialNovember 8, 2013
    Пароль wi-fi: 7736491834
  • Marisa K.
    Marisa KeetonApril 29, 2012
    Smells like vanilla lol
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