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Chicago's Essex Inn

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Housekeeping started banging on our door at 0800 on Sunday despite having DND sign on door. Shower disgusting with moldy tile. Good location however but otherwise nothing to recommend this place. Staff unresponsive when these items mentioned, "maybe you will hear from us - it...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

Valet parking was $60/day. They wouldn't even let us check in while parked in the entrance. Room appeared clean but there was a q-tip and pieces of paper in the hallway all 3 days we were there. Pool area and pool water were cool.More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 29 March 2015

Dear Shannon L, Thank you for your review and staying with us. We sincerely appreciate your comments as they forward us to the right direction to make sure we provide the utmost service to all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have...More

Reviewed 27 March 2015

3 of us stayed here for a Chicago trade show,we stayed 5 nights. The hotel is older but functional. After a reasonably quick check in, we found the elevators to be very slow and yes all three were working. The room was OK, tired but...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 29 March 2015

Dear Dtravis814, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel, location and the view from your room. We understand your concern about the furniture and condition of the room. The good news is we...More

Reviewed 26 March 2015

My fiancé and I had a lovely time staying here when we visited Chicago. It's not too far from subway stops and a short walk to the edge of the lake. Nice area with other hotels located nearby so tourists can feel pretty safe but...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 29 March 2015

Dear ThaicandyUK, Thank you for choosing to stay with Chicago’s Essex Inn Hotel and for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that you and your fiancé had a good stay with us and enjoyed the area. We are...More

Reviewed 26 March 2015

Went on a spring break with my teenage son. The hotel was a nice location to the museums. I got a decent price given the location. Everything was good in terms of the room, cleanliness, comfort. it is an older hotel, but I like that...More

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Response from EssexInnChicago, General Manager at Chicago's Essex InnResponded 29 March 2015

Dear Julia G., Thank you for your review on your recent stay at the Chicago’s Essex Inn Hotel. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our rooms to be suitable for your needs. We are glad you...More

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Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$72 - US$464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$72 - US$464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Fileeta C
14 February 2018|
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Response from Henrique C | Reviewed this property |
You must pay and it is very expensive. Hoje to your left no the same street and you Will find a parking for only $10 overnight
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MaRy D
18 January 2018|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi MaRy D, Thank you for your interest in the Essex Inn. The hotel does NOT have a pool currently. However, we are at a prime location and would be happy to assist you in finding a local pool nearby.
Rebecca T
31 August 2017|
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Response from EssexInnChicago | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, the property offers valet parking for 60.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option for public parking behind the property on 8th and Wabash for 35.00 per night based on... More
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"Filthy stay away"
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"Higher floors to avoid construction noise."
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"No idea what a good room would be, View of the street or view of the construction?"
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"Yolk cafe serves a good breakfast and is open very early"
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