Visit Our Chicago Hotel Near Grant and Millennium Parks

Experience Year-Round Chicago Events

Visitors travel from all over the country to attend Chicago’s famous cultural events, and there’s no better hotel for event-goers than Essex Inn near Grant & Millennium Parks. 


Located right across from Chicago’s Grant Park fairgrounds, our downtown property is only steps away from Millennium Park. Guest can also walk to Soldier Field football stadium for music concerts, Chicago Bears games, and other seasonal events. In addition, First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is only steps away from the hotel where you can experience outside concerts from world famous musicians.

From marathons to auto shows, Essex Inn near Grant & Millennium Parks is the perfect choice for experiencing downtown Chicago like a local.

  • Auto Show

    Hosted just 5 minutes from the hotel at McCormick Place convention complex, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in all of North America. If you’re a car lover, you won’t want to miss this Chicago…
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  • International Home + Housewares Show

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

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  • America's Beauty Show

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  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

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  • St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & River Dyeing

    http://www.chicagostpatricksdayparade.org/

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  • National Restaurant Association Show

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  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

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  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

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  • Chicago Blues Festival

    There’s no better way to experience the "Blues Capital of the World" than at the three-day Chicago Blues Festival, hosted right across from the hotel in Grant Park. Even larger than Lollapalooza, the…
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  • NeoCon

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  • Taste of Chicago

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities…
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  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

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  • Lollapalooza

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  • Chicago Air & Water Show

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html

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  • PROCESS EXPO

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  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    http://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/registration /
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  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    https://www.themagnificentmile.com/lights-festival/

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  • RSNA Annual Meeting

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  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

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  • Chi-Town Rising: NYE Celebration

    http://chi-townrising.com/

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  • Auto Show

    02/01/2015
    Hosted just 5 minutes from the hotel at McCormick Place convention complex, the Chicago Auto Show is…
  • Taste of Chicago

    02/12/2015
    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor…
  • Chicago Blues Festival

    02/26/2015
    There’s no better way to experience the "Blues Capital of the World" than at the three-day Chicago Blues…
  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/24/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.c2e2.com/
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/16/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.restaurant.org/Home
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/19/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.sweetsandsnacks.com/
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    05/29/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.asco.org/meetings
  • NeoCon

    06/15/2015
    http://www.neocon.com/
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/10/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.niketournamentofchampions.com/calendar/
  • Lollapalooza

    07/31/2015
    http://www.lollapalooza.com/
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/15/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.myprocessexpo.com/
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/09/2015
    http://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/registration /
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/29/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/16/2015
    McCormick Place http://www.midwestclinic.org/default.aspx
  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/06/2016
    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx
  • America's Beauty Show

    03/12/2016
    McCormick Place http://www.americasbeautyshow.com/
  • St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & River Dyeing

    03/11/2017

    http://www.chicagostpatricksdayparade.org/

  • Chicago Air & Water Show

    08/19/2017

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html

  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    11/18/2017

    https://www.themagnificentmile.com/lights-festival/

  • Chi-Town Rising: NYE Celebration

    12/31/2017

    http://chi-townrising.com/

  • Auto Show

    02/01/2015

    Hosted just 5 minutes from the hotel at McCormick Place convention complex, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in all of North America. If you’re a car lover, you won’t want to miss this Chicago tradition, dating all the way back to 1901. 

  • Taste of Chicago

    02/12/2015

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • Chicago Blues Festival

    02/26/2015

    There’s no better way to experience the "Blues Capital of the World" than at the three-day Chicago Blues Festival, hosted right across from the hotel in Grant Park. Even larger than Lollapalooza, the Chicago Blues Festival is considered the largest free blues festival in the world. Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles and B.B. King.

  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/24/2015

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/25/2015

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/26/2015

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/16/2015
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/17/2015
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/18/2015
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/19/2015
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/19/2015
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/20/2015
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/21/2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    05/29/2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    05/30/2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    05/31/2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/01/2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/02/2015
  • NeoCon

    06/15/2015
  • NeoCon

    06/16/2015
  • NeoCon

    06/17/2015
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/10/2015
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/11/2015
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/12/2015
  • Lollapalooza

    07/31/2015
  • Lollapalooza

    08/02/2015
  • Lollapalooza

    08/03/2015
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/15/2015
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/16/2015
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/17/2015
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/18/2015
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/09/2015
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/10/2015
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/11/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/29/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/30/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    12/01/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    12/02/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    12/03/2015
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    12/04/2015
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/16/2015
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/17/2015
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/18/2015
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/19/2015
  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/06/2016

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/07/2016

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/08/2016

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/09/2016

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • America's Beauty Show

    03/12/2016
  • America's Beauty Show

    03/13/2016
  • America's Beauty Show

    03/14/2016
  • St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & River Dyeing

    03/11/2017

    http://www.chicagostpatricksdayparade.org/

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/18/2017

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/19/2017

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/20/2017

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • International Home + Housewares Show

    03/21/2017

    Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

    http://www.housewares.org/show/future.aspx

  • America's Beauty Show

    03/25/2017
  • America's Beauty Show

    03/26/2017
  • America's Beauty Show

    03/27/2017
  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/21/2017

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/22/2017

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

    04/23/2017

    McCormick Place

    http://www.c2e2.com/

  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/20/2017
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/21/2017
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/22/2017
  • National Restaurant Association Show

    05/23/2017
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/23/2017
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/24/2017
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo

    05/25/2017
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/02/2017
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/03/2017
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/04/2017
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/05/2017
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

    06/06/2017
  • NeoCon

    06/12/2017
  • NeoCon

    06/13/2017
  • NeoCon

    06/14/2017
  • Taste of Chicago

    07/05/2017

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • Taste of Chicago

    07/06/2017

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • Taste of Chicago

    07/07/2017

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • Taste of Chicago

    07/08/2017

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • Taste of Chicago

    07/09/2017

    Located right across from the hotel in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago is the nation's largest outdoor food festival. Sample Chicago's diverse culinary scene while participating in family-friendly activities and listening to live music on the waterfront. 

  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/10/2017
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/11/2017
  • NIKE National Invitational Tournament

    07/12/2017
  • Lollapalooza

    08/03/2017
  • Lollapalooza

    08/04/2017
  • Lollapalooza

    08/05/2017
  • Lollapalooza

    08/06/2017
  • Chicago Air & Water Show

    08/19/2017

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html

  • Chicago Air & Water Show

    08/20/2017

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html

  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/19/2017
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/20/2017
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/21/2017
  • PROCESS EXPO

    09/22/2017
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/06/2017
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/07/2017
  • Bank of America Chicago Health & Fitness Expo and Chicago Marathon

    10/08/2017
  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    11/18/2017

    https://www.themagnificentmile.com/lights-festival/

  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/26/2017
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/27/2017
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/28/2017
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/29/2017
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    11/30/2017
  • RSNA Annual Meeting

    12/01/2017
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/20/2017
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/21/2017
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    12/22/2017
  • Chi-Town Rising: NYE Celebration

    12/31/2017

    http://chi-townrising.com/