Chicago's Essex Inn - Downtown Chicago

Stay at Chicago's Essex Inn with Two Field Museum Tickets or Spa Credit

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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 high-end shops of the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place, the Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and other downtown attractions. Within a few blocks of the hotel, you can also catch buses and 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.
  • The onsite Brasserie by LM serves duck confit, croque-monsieur, and other French dishes in a contemporary dining room.
  • Two options include a $50 spa credit to Kiva Day Spa at Water Tower Place, just 10 minutes from the hotel. The credit is only redeemable during your stay, and appointments are highly recommended.

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.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard double or king room
  • $50 spa credit for the Kiva Day Spa at Water Tower Place or two general-admission Field Museum tickets per booking
  • Dates into April

Included with the spa credit option:

  • Water Tower Place Perks Card, which offers store discounts


Policies and Fees

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

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

Amenities

  • Free scheduled shuttle to downtown attractions
  • Rooftop garden with a 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
  • 48hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Spa credit only valid during stay
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 16.4% tax added at purchase.
  • 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

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet available for an additional $50 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: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • 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 $50 per night with unlimited in/out privileges.
  • The hotel will store your luggage for free prior to check-in and after checkout.

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