Chicago's Essex Inn - Chicago, IL

Stay at Chicago's Essex Inn with Two Field Museum Tickets or Holiday Shopping Package

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, 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.
  • The Holiday package includes a holiday shopping tote with treats, discounts at Water Tower Place, and a free shuttle to and from the Magnificent Mile.

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 guests in a Standard Double or King Room
  • Holiday shopping package or two general admission Field Museum tickets
  • Dates into February 2014

Booking Tip: You can find great rates throughout the travel window into February, but you'll find the best rates at $66 in late-December.

Holiday package includes:

  • Shopping tote with mittens and treats
  • Shuttle to Magnificent Mile
  • Discounts and savings at Water Tower Place
  • Water Tower Place Perks Card
  • Special gift
  • Complimentary gift wrapping at hotel
  • Visit Santa Claus at Water Tower Place from November 16 to December 24.

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
  • Taxes: 16.4% tax added at purchase

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

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
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 16.4% tax added at purchase.

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.

Customer Reviews

(278 ratings)

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Deborah B. ·
2 ratings   2 reviews  
· March 27, 2018
The room was a little shabby but it was clean and the staff were nice and helpful.


Corinne S. ·
3 ratings   2 reviews  
· March 13, 2018
It was Ok for comfort.


12 ratings   14 reviews  
· February 23, 2018
It was clean and inexpensive. The bed was comfortable.
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