Accommodation in Chicago

Chicago Essex Inn

Gym Swimming Pool Internet Access Room Service Restaurant Meeting Rooms Business Center Bar/Lounge Onsite
Chicago Essex Inn

Address: 800 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605

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What to Expect

Spend less on the room and more on the City, Chicago’s Essex Inn has so much to offer and the Essex Inn is within reach of just about anything your heart desires: world class theater, stunning art museums, winning sports teams, concerts, parks, local attractions and "magnificent" shopping. At the Essex Inn, you'll find comfort, personal service, an affordable price, and one of the greatest cities in the world at your fingertips. The Essex Inn is one of the only hotels in Chicago to offer a luxurious all-season rooftop swimming pool and fitness center. This architectural gem has a beautiful garden and views of Grant Park for you to enjoy while you swim or sunbathe. Experience the extra touches that this hotel has to offer like the free shuttle to the Magnificent Mile, free coffee in the room, wireless Internet connection and more. .

Amenity Highlights

Amenity Highlights

Essex Inn Grant Park has fourteen floors and is centrally located close to the greenery of Grant Park and some of the city’s main attractions, which include the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The hotel features a delightful sunlit indoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by chaise lounges. There is also a sauna, decked area and rooftop garden. The adjacent fitness centre has multiple TVs, cardio training equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, strength-training equipment and free weights.

A 24-hour business centre features computers with high-speed internet access, printing facilities, laptop station and fax and copy services. There is also an on-site French-inspired Brasserie restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

There is a laundry and dry cleaning facility available with a 24-hour front desk open to help with any queries or problems. Air conditioning is in all public areas and valet parking is available for a small charge. Event catering, banqueting facilities, meeting rooms and ATM/banking services are also be provided.

Property/Local Amenities

Essex Inn Grant Park enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of Chicago, so guests will be based close to many of the Windy City’s most popular attractions. The Loop business district and theatres are within walking distance or guests can visit the nearby Art Institute of Chicago. A complimentary shuttle service runs along South Michigan Avenue and can take guests to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

Other city landmarks that should be visited include the Chicago Water Tower, Hancock Tower, Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. Chicago is superb for shopping or guests can visit the Harbour area, which provides a number of water sport facilities within the world renowned Lake Michigan.

Alternatively, visitors can relax and unwind in the hotel’s restaurant, sample draft beers from France and Germany or unwind with a drink on the rooftop garden.


Essex Inn Grant Park has 254 art-deco style guest rooms, decorated with framed posters, which the hotel owner has collected. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, cable TVs and complimentary wireless internet access. There are additional rollaway beds and cots available, with each room having a coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, refrigerator, air conditioning and there is complimentary wireless internet access.

Daily housekeeping is provided and there is a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination, complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. A wake-up call can be organised and extra towels and bedding can be made available.


Essex Inn Grant Park has the French inspired Brasserie by LM, which opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurants specialities include onion soup gratinee, mussels frites, duck confit, Lyonnais salad and croquet monsieur. There is a full wine menu or guests can sample one of the draft beers from France and Germany.


Essex Inn Grant Park enjoys a location close to a number of recreational activities, which guests can easily walk to or travel to. These include a path/track, which is popular for running, cycle tracks and bicycle hire, golf courses, tennis courts, fishing lakes, hiking areas, volleyball and ice skating rinks.

For fans of water sports there is a great amount of activities to enjoy in and around Chicago. These include windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and boating.


f guests want to stay around the hotel, there is a rooftop indoor pool, outdoor decking areas, a sauna and well-equipped fitness suite.


The minimum check-in age at Essex Inn Grant Park is 21 years old. Check-in starts from 4pm with check-out at 11am. Government issued photo identification and a credit card will be required at check-in for incidental charges.