Essex Inn

800 S Michigan Ave (at E 8th St), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
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  • overlooks grant
  • 4th floor
  • grant park and lake michigan
  • rooftop
  • free Wifi
  • swimming pool
  • scenic views
  • comfortable
  • spacious
  • TVs
  • free breakfast
  • museums
  • discounts
  • hotel
  • park
  • heated pool
  • fitness center
  • piers
  • subway
  • arts
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Did you know? Essex Inn is the only hotel that has Chicago Bears tickets/overnight stay packages! Sports fans: this hotel knows how to rock their sports packages, so check them out. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · January 18, 2011
  • Sean E.

    Now have free wifi. I'm on it right now.

    Sean Enright · July 30, 2011
  • calvin r.

    Excellent pool and workout equipment fitness center with a spacious outside deck facing the park. Very cool glass enclosed sundeck setup

    calvin reid · April 19, 2010
  • Teddy M.

    Great service but tiny bathroom. I'm a fit person and it's difficult for me to maneuver

    Teddy Mallers · December 18, 2011
  • Heather H.

    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.

    Heather Hale · July 18, 2011
  • Felisha J.

    Really great employees and very great rates

    Felisha Jones · February 18, 2011
  • Duncan P.

    Great place to stay during lollapalooza. The entrace is very close to here

    Duncan PJ · September 2, 2014
  • Matt N.

    Free wifi if you are staying there. Connection is 256k for free and works good.

    Matt Nethercott · October 18, 2012
  • Cherie Y.

    Very thin walls....

    Cherie Yanek · July 18, 2012
  • Mog

    decent hotel. old building but nicely renovated. got free wifi now with 256kbps speed.

    Mog · November 17, 2010
  • Sunny D.

    The room was sooo hot. It was 66 degrees out and the heat was on in the room. No option for cool, ugh!

    Sunny Doyle · May 5, 2013
  • Veronica L.

    GREAT prices, unbeatable location for the Museum Campus.

    Veronica Lorenzen · March 20, 2013
  • Kayla C.

    Okay, shower in the pool bathrooms doesn't even compare to the ones in the rooms. Pool shower=incredible.

    Kayla Coburn · March 7, 2013

    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. · June 6, 2012
  • Becky R.

    Not sure if all hotels in Chicago are like this, but be prepared to pay 41 bucks a night for parking!

    Becky Reeb Williams · April 15, 2012
  • Jim B.

    Try sleeping when the rooms only have heat until May 1. Your room will be like a sauna.

    Jim Brooks · March 18, 2011
  • Mike Q.

    Eat beakfast at the restaurant. Very good!

    Mike Quinn · February 21, 2010
  • Anita R.

    Not the best, but in the exact place

    Anita Ramírez · 3 weeks ago
  • Joan A.

    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.

    Joan Atkins · May 24, 2014
  • Essex

    Abstract art on the 8th floor.

    Essex · December 3, 2013
  • Cheapism

    Enjoy the shopping on Michigan Avenue and an all-season rooftop swimming pool. free breakfast each day. Read more:

    Cheapism · November 12, 2013
  • SolomonL

    Not the greatest rooms. Need to be updated. Tiny sinks. Not my favorite place.

    SolomonL · October 2, 2013
  • Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz

    Make sure you check out the pool early in the morning. It faces the park and you can see an awesome sunrise!

    Gerhart Hauptman-Diaz · September 9, 2013
  • Ashley S.

    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.

    Ashley Steinmetz · April 28, 2013
  • Jennifer D.

    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 :)

    Jennifer Donoghue · March 30, 2013
  • Stephane E.

    Go to the 4th floor to swim and train. The bathroom is really small.

    Stephane ETHEVE · March 20, 2013
  • De'Jon F.

    Pool area shower is great!

    De'Jon Faulkner · March 7, 2013
  • Kayla C.

    Literally NO water pressure in shower/bath.

    Kayla Coburn · March 6, 2013
  • Kayla C.

    Very comfortable room sizes, excellent service from employees.

    Kayla Coburn · March 5, 2013
  • Shasta D.

    Nice hotel friendly staff!!!! Bathrooms suck :( hard to get in and out

    Shasta Downey · January 13, 2013
  • Sharon K.

    Awesome fitness room with up to date equipment and a variety of machines, tvs, and a decent size pool.

    Sharon Korrer · December 16, 2012
  • Marisa K.

    Smells like vanilla lol

    Marisa Keeton · April 29, 2012
  • Joy M.

    Great location, nice hotel. Small rooms & bathroom, but nice interior design.

    Joy Marcus · February 5, 2012
  • Mike M.

    Good hotel all around. Double beds are a bit small. The new restaurant Tribute is expensive for the quality of the food.

    Mike Murphy · September 12, 2011
  • John B.

    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!

    John B. · September 3, 2011
  • Nicholas L.

    Great hotel, but crappy service.

    Nicholas Lugo · September 2, 2011
  • Lisa C.

    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 :)

    Lisa Chwastiak · August 4, 2011
  • Laura G.

    Leaky shower. Bug on bed. They lost a package, then when found, refused to get it to us. Not recommended.

    Laura G · September 30, 2010
  • sanchesofficial

    Пароль wi-fi: 7736491834

    sanchesofficial · November 8, 2013

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