See Chicago from Our Rooftop Pool

Top-Notch Chicago Hotel Amenities

From outstanding amenities to impeccable service, and even a rooftop pool, there’s no better value in downtown than Chicago’s Essex Inn.


Keep up with your workout routine in our modern fitness center. Treat yourself to delicious French cuisine at our signature restaurant or head to our rooftop pool for panoramic views of the Chicago skyline.



Whatever your pleasure, there’s something for everyone at Essex Inn.

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    Free Wireless Internet

    At Chicago’s Essex Inn, we know how important it is to stay connected. Guests can take advantage of free high-speed Wi-Fi in the comfort of their guestrooms, at the indoor pool or in our cozy lobby area. 

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    Free Luggage Storage

    No one wants to be weighed down by heavy suitcases. If you’re arriving before check-in or flying out late, feel free to check your bags at reception and we’ll watch them while you’re busy exploring Chicago. Best of all, it’s completely free. 

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    Restaurant and Lounge, Brasserie by LM

    Located in the lobby of the Essex Inn, our French-inspired restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialties include onion soup gratinée, lyonnaise salad, mussels frites, duck confit and croque monsieur. Room service is also available. Brasserie by LM is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30p.m.

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    Indoor Rooftop Pool

    Located indoors on the fourth floor, our large rooftop pool is open year-round and offers breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and the famous Chicago Museum Campus. Towels are available in the pool area and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Business Center

    At Essex Inn we understand that business demands don’t stop just because you’re out of town. Catch up on work or print last-minute boarding passes without having to leave the hotel at our convenient business center. We have two Internet-equipped workstations, a printer and fax access (fees apply).

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    Fitness Center

    Located on the fourth floor, our state-of-the-art fitness center makes it easy to stay in shape on the go. Guests can choose from treadmills, Lifecycles, elliptical machines, weight machines and free-weights, or just take it easy in our relaxing sauna. Numerous TVs are also available for entertainment during your workout. Guests must be at least 18 to use the fitness center.

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    Sauna

    After a long day, relace (and detoxify your body) in our brand new dry sauna made of cedar wood.

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    Guest Laundry and Dry-Cleaning

    Spill something on your favorite shirt? Just call reception and we’ll have it dry-cleaned before you even notice it’s missing. We also have a coin-operated laundry room, so you never need to worry about running out of clean clothes at Essex Inn.

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    Rooftop Garden

    Located next to the indoor pool on the fourth floor, our lovely rooftop garden offers panoramic views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. This is the perfect place to grab a lounge chair, order a cool drink and take in the sights on a warm day.

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    Valet Parking

    Parking can be an expensive and scarce commodity in downtown Chicago. Luckily Essex Inn offers on-site valet parking at competitive prices, including unlimited in/out privileges. Our secure parking garage is located on the 8th Street side of the hotel and monitored 24 hours a day by security cameras and staff. The current rate is $60/night (subject to change). 

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    Rollaway Beds

    Available upon request (subject to availability, fees apply)

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    Hairdryers

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    In-Room Safes

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    Room Service

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    Coffee and Tea Makers

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    Mini-Refrigerators

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    iPod/MP3 Compatible Alarm Clocks

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    Sleek Desks and Ergonomic Rolling Chairs

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    LCD Flat-Screen TVs with Cable Programming