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4.3 out of 5

"The tissue and toilet paper was harsh. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 04 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Grant Park

Central Chicago getaway

At this Downtown Chicago hotel, you'll be well placed to visit State Street and Columbia College Chicago, both within a 5-minute walk. Grant Park and Art Institute of Chicago are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A coffee shop, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$169* Per night/room Jul 4 - Jul 5

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Le Méridien Essex Chicago ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2021

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5 out of 5
The tissue and toilet paper was harsh.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2021

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5 out of 5
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Posted by on Jun 7, 2021

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5 out of 5
I like everything about this property 🙂the rooms was

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 19, 2020 by Hotel Essex

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
great location--would be nice if there were a coffee shop on the premises

Posted by , from colorado on Aug 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2020 by Hotel Essex

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 10, 2020 by Hotel Essex

Thank you for staying with us!

3 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2020 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Hotel Essex, as your home away from home, while visiting the Windy City!

4 out of 5
Room was modern but small. Hotel entrance was around the corner from the building address. Address was for apartments in same building - Minor inconvenience, but should be corrected. Good value for location.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 19, 2019 by Hotel Essex

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us. We're thrilled that you had the such a great stay! Your feedback is truly appreciated, and it's the reason why we are a success hotel. Thank you again for staying with us, we look forward to having you stay with us again! Kindest Regards, Clayton Ramsey Director of Front Office 312.939.2800

5 out of 5
Comfortable and staff were very friendly. The restaurant served good food at reasonable prices

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 9, 2019 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Hotel Essex, as your home away from home, while visiting the Windy City! Come back and see us soon!

5 out of 5
Comfy beds & pillows, nice updated rooms. Wish they offered coffee in the lobby in the morning.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019

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Dec 9, 2019 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Hotel Essex, as your home away from home, while visiting the Windy City! Come back and see us soon!

About the Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Location 800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Le Méridien Essex Chicago also features a 24-hour fitness center, concierge services, and laundry facilities. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 274 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Chicago Van Buren Street Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Harrison Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Le Méridien Essex Chicago offers 274 air-conditioned accommodations with espresso makers and safes. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 25+ Mbps). Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Espresso maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Grant Park Bistro - Onsite bistro.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 17.62 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 72 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Essex Chicago
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  • Le Meridien Essex Chicago
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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.