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The staff are amazing. So kind and accommodating. I had gotten separated from my 14 year old son and was worried when I couldn’t reach him (his phone had died). I called the front desk and asked them if they could keep an eye out for him in case he returned to the hotel. Fifteen minutes later, they had him calling me from their front desk. They went above and beyond!

Super cute, trendy, very clean & safe

Location near to great Michigan Ave attractions

Staff was great. But Larry went behind he was very helpful,friendly.and always smiled. He provide us with what we needed. just went out of his way for us He was the best part of our stay. The rooms were very clean,nice and comfortable.Beds were comfortable as well. The only negative thing was that we did not get any housekeeping. And parking. We felt the parking was just a little to far. But all in all great hotel.

Lovely rooms. Accommodating staff.

I liked everything, I wish the restaurant would have been open

It was directly across from Grant park which was great! The staff was pretty laid back he helped. Parking was 50 dollars for that day. I had to download an app on my phone to pay for parking. Dark garage, down the street from the hotel.. I didn't feel safe.

I loved my view staff was very nice and professional.

The complimentary water was a plus Location was perfect Lobby decor was pleasant

Our stay at Essex was absolutely amazing, even though we stayed during the quarantine. Tiara and the rest of the staff at Essex did a great job of accommodating us during the stay. Understandable, house keeping wasn’t able to clean our rooms but we’re more than willing to supply us with what we needed. The bar was also a plus on this trip until they were mandated by the city to close on Monday. All in all, I loved this hotel and would highly recommend anyone interested in staying in Chicago to stay here.

Great property but got stuck in one of the elevators which was quite concerning. If it wasn’t for that we would have rated excellent.

The room was nicely appointed but a bit on the smaller side.

Great location for going downtown at a reasonable rate. Great location for Bears football or field museum.

my girlfriend liked the location of the hotel which is along michigan avenue and but also the view of the room which shows the city skyline up north of us since she doesn't like to be in the city itself.

The location of the hotel was great and the rooms were clean and comfortable

Well designed clean facilities. Pleasing cooperative staff. All equipment’s are operative. No unnecessary hassles. Enjoyable.

Proximity to everything, helpful and friendly staff, clean and well lit,

S Michigan Ave Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grant Park and State Street
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in The Loop, Le Méridien Essex Chicago is adjacent to Grant Park and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like State Street. This 274-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite bistro, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 274 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including espresso makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and 55-inch Smart TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Le Méridien Essex Chicago features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

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

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

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

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, View

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Everyone (27) Couples (13) Family (17)
5
Family

The staff are amazing. So kind and accommodating. I had gotten separated from my 14 year old son and was worried when I couldn’t reach him (his phone had died). I called the front desk and asked them if they could keep an eye out for him in case he returned to the hotel. Fifteen minutes later, they had him calling me from their front desk. They went above and beyond!

By on Jul 31, 2021

4
Friends

Super cute, trendy, very clean & safe

By on May 25, 2021

Review comment responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you for staying with us.

1
Friends

Location near to great Michigan Ave attractions

By on May 18, 2021

Review comment responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the feedback and will work hard to fix the issues you experienced.

5
Friends

Staff was great. But Larry went behind he was very helpful,friendly.and always smiled. He provide us with what we needed. just went out of his way for us He was the best part of our stay. The rooms were very clean,nice and comfortable.Beds were comfortable as well. The only negative thing was that we did not get any housekeeping. And parking. We felt the parking was just a little to far. But all in all great hotel.

By on May 17, 2021

Review comment responded on May 17, 2021

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

5
Everyone

Lovely rooms. Accommodating staff.

By on May 3, 2021

Review comment responded on May 4, 2021

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

5
Everyone

I liked everything, I wish the restaurant would have been open

By on Apr 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again.

2
Partner Couples Business Business

It was directly across from Grant park which was great! The staff was pretty laid back he helped. Parking was 50 dollars for that day. I had to download an app on my phone to pay for parking. Dark garage, down the street from the hotel.. I didn't feel safe.

By on Mar 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2021

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

5
Everyone

I loved my view staff was very nice and professional.

By on Dec 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2020

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

5
Partner Couples

The complimentary water was a plus Location was perfect Lobby decor was pleasant

By , from Cleveland on Oct 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 21, 2020

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

5
Partner Couples

Our stay at Essex was absolutely amazing, even though we stayed during the quarantine. Tiara and the rest of the staff at Essex did a great job of accommodating us during the stay. Understandable, house keeping wasn’t able to clean our rooms but we’re more than willing to supply us with what we needed. The bar was also a plus on this trip until they were mandated by the city to close on Monday. All in all, I loved this hotel and would highly recommend anyone interested in staying in Chicago to stay here.

By on Mar 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2020

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!

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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