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

Tripster Customer Reviews

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emmarudy1234
"Incredible stay! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2020 NEW
I booked this hotel last minute. Tiara, who works at the front desk is an absolute sweet heart and recommended I use an app called spot hero to find parking which saved me big time! She welcomed me and my boyfriend with such joy Our room is clean and has a beautiful view! Will definitely come back!!
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emueller9
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Good deal - new interiors"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020 NEW
This hotel seemed to be newly remodeled, and was at a good price point for the location. I would stay there again. It was clean and nice. Second floor restrooms very clean. A bit of a walk to nearby restaurants (in the winter).
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TMfromSB
"Our Go To"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020 NEW
This is our favorite place to stay when we visit Chicago. The location is great. It is close to the South Shore and Metra as well as Grant Park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Especially Tiara. We also found a great place to get a Chicago dog call Devil Dawgs just a few blocks away on State. It's not the quietest, but I've yet to find a truly quiet hotel anywhere. Definitely a great value.
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532karlh
Greenwood, Indiana
"Nice hotel "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020 NEW
The hotel itself was nice rooms were very clean. The view we had was nice, skyline view room 11th floor floor. I'm sure it would look much nicer in the spring and summer. Tiara who checked us in was very helpful and kind. The bar however was very expensive and the bartender did not know how to make drinks very well. Right behind the hotel there is a place where you can park for 24 hours for like $39. That's way better than $77 per night for valet.
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Big-neil80
"Hotel is great! Tiara is better!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020 NEW
I got to this great hotel, location is great! New renovations...and when I got here Tiara was smiling and made me feel at home after a long travel...I came down 11 hours later, Tiara was just as awesome as when I showed up...Girl!! How you stay on your toes while your on your feet all day?? God bless!
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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).