Chicago's Essex Inn

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605


We are sorry but there are no available rooms for June 25, 2017.

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Hotel Description

The Essex Experience awaits. Right in the heart of downtown, this contemporary hotel puts you within walking distance of sports, shopping, museums, shows, and more. 

The rooftop garden gives ideal viewing of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. 
Enjoy a full fitness center and lovely heated, covered rooftop pool. With a variety of rooms and suites at budget-friendly rates, you can enjoy the hotel for business or pleasure.  Book your day room with Hotels By Day!


There’s no better place for exploring Chicago than downtown. The Essex is the perfect central point for business and tourist destinations. Restaurants, shows, shopping, museums, and amazing architecture – it’s all close!

Attractions – Literally within walking distance, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Magnificent Mile are ready to entertain, amuse, and educate you. Sports fans can head to nearby Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, and US Cellular Field.

Fun for Free – As Chicagoans, the Essex staff loves to share the highlights of their city. They can point you to free entertainment at Buckingham Fountain, summertime fireworks at the Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Grant Park, skate parks, wintertime sledding at Soldier Field, lakefront strolling, and free summer concerts.

Hotel Amenities

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Parking Details - Parking is available never the hotel for $37 per day. Valet parking is available for $48. 

Ideal Location – We are truly in downtown but do not have a downtown price tag. Enjoy all the Essex amenities while still being close enough to walk to top city attractions.

Fitness Center – This is not a skimpy fitness center. There are many treadmills, elliptical machines, lifecycles, free weights, and weight machines. Take your pick!

On-site Dining – Join us at Brasserie by LM for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks. The Brasserie is French-inspired and offers signature items including onion soup gratineé, Lyonnaise salad, duck confit, mussels frites, and croque monsieur.

Downtown Deal – The Essex doesn’t cut corners but allows you breathing room in your budget. This is truly a best value for downtown access.

Garden Spot – Step outside while in the city and experience a breath of fresh air. The Essex rooftop garden is a delightful spot to sit, relax, and watch the bustling city go by. The rooftop pool is adjacent, so enjoy a dip and then soak up the rays outside.

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