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    Chicago's Essex Inn

    800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    “grant park” (237 reviews)
    “michigan ave” (102 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
    1,134 reviews
    #137 of 187 hotels in Chicago
     
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    1,940 reviews
    #135 of 187 hotels in Chicago
     
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    #146 of 187 hotels in Chicago
     
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is reasonably priced in a relatively good location (but realize that it's over a mile from the real "magnificent" mile portion of Michigan Ave so it's a $6 cab ride or a long walk back and forth each time you want to go somewhere.)...More

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    Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn

    Hi emily b, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are a boutique property with lots of character. I want to apologize for the inconvenience of the A/C, we are on a 2 pipe system so the range of control is limited.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Older style hotel. Still very nice. Tub drained slow. Rooms were clean, no signs of any bugs. My big gripe was the construction that started promptly at 8 am RIGHT outside our room. Bathroom was clean and staff was very helpful. Parking is expensive if...More

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    Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn

    Hi flying_babyb, Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay and had the chance to enjoy one of Chicago's historic boutique hotel. We've been around since the 60s and has been one of Chicago's landmark so we are glad you...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My mom recently visited us here in Chicago for the first time and I picked this hotel for the location. We live 15 minutes away from downtown but because of parking issues and for my mom's convenience, we stayed there for a few days. (There's...More

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    Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn

    Hi NORMZZ, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay. Glad you had a chance to visit some of the greatest attractions Chicago is known for. We hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I asked for items in the room which I never got. The shower pressure was terrible and temperature not consistent. I will say the beds and pillows were very good so once I was asleep I was good. I finally learned on the last night...More

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    Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn

    Hi Bruce S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. This experience is not the usual service that we provide. I truly apologize, we have shared this with management and maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, we will...More

    Reviewed 23 March 2017

    Stayed 4 nights this week. Convenient location. Fitness room is brand new and nice. Front desk staff and bellman very friendly. The view from my room was lovely. .That is all that is nice to speak of. The constant noise, construction and otherwise, is terrible....More

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    Response from EssexInnChicago, Front Office Manager at Chicago's Essex Inn

    Hi Melissa R, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so sorry for the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay. While some of the issues you mention in your review are unfortunate experiences at any hotel, we will work towards providing...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Price range
    • US$110 - US$438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    ellstewsin
    i'd like to know if there are rooms where I can vape (electronic cigarettes)
    6 April 2017|
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    Response from rockanroll4u | Reviewed this property |
    Im not to sure just guessing you can most place's?
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    ellstewsin
    I would like to find out if I can vape in the room
    6 April 2017|
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    Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
    Hi, we are a non-smoking property. This includes cigarettes, e-cigs, candles, incense, etc.
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    haydon1957
    is there shuttle service to and from O'Hare offered at this hotel?
    23 March 2017|
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    Response from Yves H | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure, but we asked the lobby and they told us NOT to take a regular cab, but suggested a 'local driver'. BEWARE this driver is Iranian and he tells he helps his son (who has the cab/ shuttle company). Hotel told us it... More
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    "don't stay here"
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    "Get room away from construction"
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    "We stayed here to enjoy Buddy Guy's Legends Bar...within walking distance easily!"
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    "construction could be a problem. typically lasts form 8am - 4pm"
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