Hotel Essex in Chicago, IL

800 S Michigan AveChicago, IL 60605
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$105.19
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Overview

This hotel features elegant rooms with panoramic views of Chicago! Enjoy gourmet French food from the on-site restaurant, Grant Park Bistro, or grab a delish cocktail from SX Skybar, the hotel's stylish new nightclub and lounge. Numerous amenities guarantee a comfortable and convenient stay. Oh, and you will be just a short walk to many popular attractions and shopping! Hotel Essex is the newest icon of Michigan Avenue.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • A daily urban fee of $15.00 (tax-exclusive), will be added to all reservations.
  • Valet parking available for an additional fee of $73 per night.
  • In-room high speed internet included in urban fee.
  • On-site restaurant and bar.
  • Nearby attractions: Buddy Guy’s Legends, The Loop, Jazz Showcase, Fox in a Box Chicago.
  • Room will have Mini-fridge but no microwave.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Handicapped Access
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Ice Machines
  • Valet Parking
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
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Description

from Hotel Essex
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00pm
Experience the Windy City like never before at Hotel Essex Chicago. Situated within the chic building that once housed the Essex Inn, our brand-new hotel welcomes you with effortless style, contemporary amenities and an exceptional downtown location. Grant Park is just across the street, and attractions including Millennium Park, McCormick Place and Shedd Aquarium are a short walk away.

Settle in to luxurious rooms showcasing deluxe bedding, espresso machines and high-speed Wi-Fi – not to mention extraordinary views of Grant Park, the lakefront, Buckingham Fountain and the Museum Campus. Fuel up for day of work, sightseeing, Michigan Avenue shopping, Grant Park Bistro, our cheerful restaurant – or join us in the evening at SX Sky Bar, the city’s hottest new nightclub and lounge.

?Host your next event or group gathering in our flexible venue space, and let us assist you with audiovisual facilities, catering and more. We hope you’ll take time to discover downtown Chicago while you’re here as well; nestled in the Historic Michigan Boulevard District (known as the “city’s front porch”), our hotel puts everything you want to see and do well within reach.

Always Iconic. Quintessentially Chicago. We look forward to making your stay special.

Amenities:

Luggage Storage: Explore the city some more and we’ll hold your luggage.
SX Sky Bar: SX Sky Bar offers an exciting fusion of spectacular bar and unforgettable nightclub.
Valet Parking: Explore the city and we’ll take care of the parking. Our hotel offers 24-hour valet parking with in-and-out privileges for $73 per night.
Guest Laundry and Dry Cleaning: Whether it’s last minute or next day, you have to look your best while you’re in Chicago.
Fitness Center: State-of-the-art fitness center featuring Peloton bike, Myride VX IC5 Bike, Life Fitness Discovery Series Cardio Equipment, Powermill Stair Stepper, and a variety of stretching equipment. The cardio equipment features connections to Hulu and Netflix.
Wi-Fi Access: We offer super-fast throughout the entire hotel.
Frette Robes: Exclusively designed for Hotel Essex Chicago.
Trussardi Bath Products: Designed for Hotel Essex Chicago.
Alarm Clock Radio with Wireless Charging and USB outlets: Exclusively made for Hotel Essex.
55" Smart TV: State-of-the-art television with streaming capabilities from mobile devices with a clear and crisp display for viewing pleasure.

Hotel Essex is all about re-imagining the urban experience. A daily urban fee of $15.00 (tax-exclusive), will be added to all reservations in addition to your current nightly rate. Our urban fee allows us to ensure that we are providing the best accommodation for our valued guests. The benefits of this service include:
  • Bottled water upon arrival

  • In-room high-speed Wi-Fi

  • In-room espresso

  • Local phone calls

  • Access to fitness center

  • 24/7 access and printing at the business center

  • Daily newspapers in the lobby


Minimum check-in age is 21

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ruth r
Chicago, Illinois
"Hotel Essex"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
The staff at the Essex Hotel are amazing. I have stayed there 3 times and they could not be more accomodating, helpful and pleasant. Specifically, Kevin, one of the managers, has been the reason I continue to return.
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Wrkinlateagain
"Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
The Essex is a great hotel with great prices and great personnel. I am most impressed with James. He is very knowledgeable and personable. He is the real reason we will frequent the Essex! Today's weather is nasty. Cold, windy, sleet changing to snow and I witnessed James help a guest with great mobility challenges cross the street. Its wonderful to see good people doing good things without hesitation.
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cynthiaw82
"New Years Eve"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
Martina was very nice and helpful. She offered us information about the party at the sky bar. Besides being friendly she made us laugh and feel more at ease about our stay. We had a great time! They let us do lateish checkout.
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234Will
"New Year’s Eve"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
Martina was very friendly, helpful and went the extra mile to help us get the information we needed to get to the Sky Bar. Because of her and her friendly I will return to the hotel. Thanks Martina for everything!!! You Rock!! Kimberly
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bodey20002
Lansing, Michigan
"Awful experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
Just never go there... it’s really awful experience. Among 70 hotels I tried before this is the worst.. and it’s my first time to write a negative review for a hotel, only because they deserved it. Expired shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, shower gel. I have all dated photos for that garbage. Scam discount prices (room for $70, posted for $270 %60 discount, just to get customers ). Weird charges and extra fees (plus tax) around $80 per room. Weird security hold $100 per room per night (refunding %60 because of the transaction! Never heard of that)(any other hotel only $75 per room for any number of days).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Essex

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
No, this hotel can not accommodate pets.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No, this is a non-smoking hotel.

Does the hotel have WiFi? 
WiFi is included in the $15(+tax) urban fee.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
No, the hotel does not serve a complimentary breakfast.

Does the hotel have a restaurant/lounge/bar/coffee shop? 
There is an onsite restaurant: Grant Park Bistro. There is also an onsite Bar: SX Sky Bar.

Does the hotel have a pool?
No, the hotel does not have a pool.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes, the hotel has a fitness center.

Is parking available?
Valet parking is available for a fee of $73 per night (in/out privileges).

Will my room have a safe? 
Yes, your room will have a safe.

Will my room have a microwave and mini-fridge?
Your room will have a mini-fridge but NO microwave.

Does the hotel offer a shuttle service?
No, the hotel does not have a shuttle service.

Is room service available?
Yes, room service is available.

Is housekeeping included?
No, housekeeping is not included but extra toiletries can be requested through the front desk.

Is there a resort fee?
Hotel Essex is all about re-imagining the urban experience. A daily urban fee of $15.00 (tax-exclusive), will be added to all reservations in addition to your current nightly rate. Our urban fee allows us to ensure that we are providing the best accommodation for our valued guests. The benefits of this service include:

  • Bottled water upon arrival.
  • In-room high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • In-room espresso.
  • Local phone calls.
  • Access to fitness center.
  • 24/7 access and printing at the business center.
  • Daily newspapers in the lobby.
What is the minimum age to check-in?
You must be 21 or older to check in.

Can I request a rollaway bed or crib?
No, the hotel does not have rollaway beds or cribs.

Is a business center available?
Yes, there is a 24-hour business center.

Can I request adjoining rooms? 
No, the hotel does not have adjoining rooms.

Is the hotel accessible?
Yes, the hotel is accessible. If you have special needs, please put them in the "Have Special Needs" section while making your reservation.

Is late check-out available? If so, what time?
Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies).