Chicago's Essex Inn - Chicago, IL

Stay for Two with Sightseeing Cruise at Chicago’s Essex Inn in Chicago, IL

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Top Reasons to Stay at Chicago’s Essex Inn

  • The hotel is within walking distance of the Museum Campus, a lakefront park that’s home to the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and The Field Museum.
  • The hotel runs a free scheduled shuttle to the Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and other downtown attractions. Within a few blocks of the hotel, you can also catch buses or subway trains to other parts of the city.
  • A rooftop garden with a covered, all-season pool overlooks Lake Michigan and Grant Park.
  • All guest rooms have free WiFi, refrigerators, LCD flat-screen TVs, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Deluxe king rooms and king suites have views of the lakefront.
  • The onsite Brasserie by LM serves duck confit, croque-monsieur, and other French dishes in a contemporary dining room.
  • The included half-hour Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise Skyline Lake Tour travels from Navy Pier's docks through Lake Michigan. On this cruise, you can see Chicago's lakefront sights and attractions and learn about the history and landmarks as you enjoy the panorama of Chicago's iconic skyline.

Chicago's South Loop: Historic Downtown Neighborhood Near World-Class Museums and Lake Michigan

A cultural renaissance in recent years has seen Chicago's South Loop turn into one of the city's most vibrant residential and industrial centers. The downtown neighborhood is bordered on the north by Printer's Row, a two-block stretch along Dearborn Street once known as the printing capital of the Midwest. Here you'll find some of the buildings that made Chicago one of the world's leaders in architecture in the 1880s and '90s—a title it's held ever since.

To the east lies Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus, a 57-acre lakefront park home to the city's trio of natural-sciences museums. The Field Museum houses more than 21 million artifacts, including its most famous resident, Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed. Bullfrogs, beluga whales, and moon jellies dwell at Shedd Aquarium, and stargazers will want to make a stop at Adler Planetarium, the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two adults
  • Two tickets to Shoreline's Sightseeing Cruise Skyline Lake Tour


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 16.4% tax added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Free scheduled shuttle to downtown attractions
  • Rooftop garden with covered, all-season pool
  • French restaurant onsite
  • Fitness center
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked
  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 16.4% tax added at purchase
  • Cruise valid 7 days a week, weather permitting and subject to availability.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free

Standard King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for an additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free

Deluxe King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

King Suite

  • One king bed and one sofa sleeper
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet available for an additional $41 per day
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: smoking rooms may be available upon request; inquire before booking.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request by calling the property.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 10 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW); about 20 miles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • By transit: CTA Orange Line from MDW, Roosevelt stop; CTA Blue Line from ORD, LaSalle stop
  • By cab: about $25 from MDW; about $40 from ORD

Traveler's Tips

  • Onsite valet parking is $41 per night with unlimited in/out privileges.
  • The hotel will store your luggage for free prior to check-in and after checkout.
  • Guests can book their cruise date and time upon arrival at the hotel.

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