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Hotel Essex

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-7101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#28 of 213 hotels in Chicago
Travellers' Choice
Find your home away from home in the elegant accommodations at Hotel Essex Chicago. Our intuitively designed and thoughtfully appointed guest rooms offer a restful energy amidst the bustle of the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows boast an awe-inspiring view of the downtown Chicago cityscape and expansive views of Lake Michigan from Navy Pier to Soldier Field overlooking the Buckingham Fountain. Spoil yourself with perks including luxurious bedding and plush towels, in-room Lavazza espresso machines, Wi-Fi and oversized Smart TVs. When reseverving one of our sumptuous Skyline King rooms can enjoy sweeping vistas of the lakefront, Grant Park and the Museum Campus. Some of our amenities include: 24 hour Fitness Center with Peloton bike, in-room Lavazza espresso machines, 55" Smart TVs with Chromecast, valet, Bluetooth speakers bathroom mirror , wireless charging alarm clock and in-room movie options.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Car park
Paid wifi
Happy hour
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Laptop safe
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
71Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
26Attractionswithin 0.5 km
258Reviews71Q+A27Room tips
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Kierra MeNulty wrote a review Feb 2021
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Tiara was an amazing help , she took great care of me while I was there . She made my stay super welcoming. She had excellent customer service she also made everything worthwhile .. Sincerely Kierra .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Esbeydy M wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
Right off the bat , Tiara treated us amazing, took great care of us while there even went the extra mile and helped me locate a lost item. She’s the one who checked us in and since then we loved how well she treated us and even had a lot of patience with other people checking in. She was super polite and professional with everyone. She definitely deserves a rise , We need more of her in this world. Thank you so much Tiara , you rock!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Angela Crigler wrote a review Dec 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution
Hotel Essex is very elegant. Hospitality was excellent. Room was neat and clean. It was an intimate stay. Set up was very nice with all the amenities that we asked for. I would totally recommend them & use them again for future visits.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jailene G wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Tiara was an amazing help and made the stay super welcoming. Had an amazing trip and couldn’t ask for a better hotel. If you’re looking for somewhere nice to stay I highly recommend hotel Essex. It was great!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mary A wrote a review Dec 2020
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My favorite Chicago hotel, by far! I had the distinct pleasure of staying at Hotel Essex on Michigan Ave. on several occasions in 2020. During a year that has been filled with challenges, my stay at this hotel has been a highlight. My room was always immaculate and the staff makes every effort to minimize risk in regards to Covid. Darius at the front desk represents the hotel with a culture of excellence. While the rooms are beautiful and the views spectacular---it is the staff that makes your stay exceptional. I recommend this hotel to all friends and family and will forever sing its praises. The hotel is located across the street from Grant Park and your morning walk along the lake. There is no other hotel I would consider in Chicago---this one will exceed your expectations!
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$107 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Essex
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Essex?
Nearby attractions include Fox in a Box Chicago (0.4 km), Jazz Showcase (0.3 km), and The Loop (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Essex?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Essex?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Essex?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Essex?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Essex?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eleven City Diner, Yolk - South Loop, and Cafecito.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Essex?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Essex located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Chicago.
Does Hotel Essex offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Essex?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Romanian, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Essex?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (7.8 km), The Rookery Building (1.0 km), and Macy's on State Street (1.4 km).