We stayed here in August this year and had a fantastic time. Beautiful hotel. Loved sitting watching the sun rise in the morning and sun setting at night from the terrace garden. We are also planning coming back next August… Cannot wait!
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Chicago Art Galleries
Not sure what to do when you stay at our Chicago hotel? Check out our list of nearby art galleries and museums.
The Art Institute Of Chicago is an art museum and school located in Grant Park. It is the second largest art museum in the United States and features a collection of Impressionist and post Impressionist art.
Check out the Chicago Cultural Center located at 78 E. Washington St. Many galleries in the Center exhibit contemporary art from around town and around the world. Live musical performances take place every weekday at 12:15PM in the Preston Bradley Hall, as part of the Lunch Break program. Hear live music on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Randolph Café.
The City Gallery is a free gallery in the iconic Chicago Water Tower, located at 806 N. Michigan Ave. The gallery is dedicated to local photographers and artists of Chicago.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 220 E. Chicago Ave, is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film and performance.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is located at 1852 W. 19th St. and showcases the beauty and richness of Mexican art and culture. Offers free admission to all visitors.
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We often have special deals for our guests at local attractions, restaurants, shops and more! Ask at reception and discover more of Chicago for less. And, don’t forget about all the great extras you get for free staying at the Essex Inn.
Free rooftop pool, with a great view of Grant Park
Free fitness center with treadmills, lifecycles, elliptical machines, weight machines and free-weights
Free shuttle around downtown, ask at reception for schedule and availability
Free wireless internet
Panoramic views from our rooftop garden overlooking the parks and Lake Michigan
Combine these extras with our affordable rooms and suites, reasonably priced valet parking and unbeatable location in the heart of downtown and you’ve got the ultimate downtown hotel to experience Chicago.
Essex Inn is the downtown Chicago Hotel for attractions and events
The Essex Inn is one of the best value Chicago Hotels. We offer excellent accommodations at fantastic prices and free extras to make your stay special. And we don't cut corners on comfort or location.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, with Chicago's finest attractions within walking distance, we have comfortable rooms, hotel suites and family rooms overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Our free pool, fitness center and rooftop garden, free shuttle and reasonably priced parking all make for a better Chicago vacation or business trip.
We offer Chicago hotel deals and packages for all interests and budget, so when you're planning your next trip to Chicago, check out The Essex Inn's hotel specials and vacation packages. Whether you want to see a game at Soldier Field, shop the Magnificent Mile, soak up culture at the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, attend an event, go to a Broadway In Chicago show, or attend a convention at McCormick Place we'll have the Chicago hotel deal for you.