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Le Méridien Essex Chicago

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grant Park

  • Free WiFi
From
€105

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800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, 60605, IL, United States of America
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Room small for the high price , found dust next to the bed The only good thing was the…

    Oct 12, 2019

  • Very nice hotel, good location, and very clean

    Nov 19, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
Transport options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 274 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Business center

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • State Street - 4 min walk
  • Columbia College Chicago - 4 min walk
  • Auditorium Building and Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • State Street - 4 min walk
  • Columbia College Chicago - 4 min walk
  • Auditorium Building and Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 11 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 14 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 15 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 16 min walk
  • Chicago Cultural Center - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 15 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage) - 51 min drive
  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) - 90 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 7 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 19 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
  • Roosevelt Station - 8 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 11 min walk
Profile: The Loop

Profile: The Loop

No visit to The Loop, located in the vibrant heart of central Chicago, is complete without a trip to Millennium Park. Make sure to take a photo in front of Cloud Gate, affectionately nicknamed “The Bean”. You’ll see your own image and that of the downtown skyline reflected in its mirror-like surface.

The Loop’s celebrated Theater District buzzes with award-winning shows and glitzy productions. At any given time, you can enjoy productions ranging from world premieres of musicals to witty original plays in famed venues such as the Goodman Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, and many more.

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800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, 60605, IL, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 274 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 15 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 72 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Grant Park Bistro - Onsite bistro.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 16.73 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • Faxes
    • In-room safe
    • In-room coffee

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

ParkingPay at property

  • Valet parking costs USD 72 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Hotel Essex
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  • Essex

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FAQs

  • Yes, Le Méridien Essex Chicago does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs USD 72 per night.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 25 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Grant Park Bistro. Nearby restaurants include Yolk (4-min walk), Devil Dawgs (4-min walk), and Pauly's Pizza-Ria (5-min walk).
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good.

    Mary, 1 night business trip, Nov 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Marathon Weekend

    We had a great trip to Chicago for the marathon. The hotel is so close to the start/finish line- we would definitely stay again!

    4 night trip, Oct 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff was extremely helpful and courteous, location is excellent walking distance to solider field, field museum and much more. Wish the room had a microwave other than that great stay

    Taylor, 1 night trip, Oct 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Essex

    great room with city views. a bit noisey from street traffic.

    Angela, 1 night trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Review

    Location was convenient. Staff were nice. Room was comfortable and clean. The house keeping was not daily. The shower water pressure was poor. The restaurant, like many in downtown Chicago are under-staffed.

    Scott, 2 night trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Mediocre

    Mediocre hotel with limited amenities. The hotel did not really have much to offer and was more of a 3 star than a 4 star stay. I feel it was overpriced in all aspects and should be priced at less than $200. I am disappointed in myself for paying ~$300 per night to stay here. Spending more staying at a 5 star would have been a better value.

    Derek, 2 night trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent

    Great service and nice hotel.

    Iris C, 3 night trip with friends, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Boutique Hotel worth staying at in Chicago

    This is a great boutique hotel with excellent service. It's hip and fresh and super convenient to a lot of things. Love staying here.

    Melissa, 2 night family trip, Aug 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were very friendly, nice and accommodating. They made our stay over the top. It was a great location, comfortable bed, great dining and a wonderful overall experience.

    3 night trip with friends, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel! My place to stay in Chicago!

    4 night family trip, Aug 10, 2021

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