Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
+1 312 939 2800
R1 637

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based on 586 reviews

Le Méridien Essex Chicago
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About Le Méridien Essex Chicago

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
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Situated in Chicago, Hotel Essex is within a 20-minute drive of Chicago Midway International Airport and offers a rooftop pool, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. It also boasts views of Grant Park and features contemporary rooms.

A wide range of personalised services are available for guests of Hotel Essex, like valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour business centre. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets. A free shuttle bus service is also available.

The hotel features 254 rooms, all of which are filled with a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. Hot drinks can be brewed with the provided coffee and tea supplies.

Hotel Essex's restaurant offers the added convenience of on-site dining, with a variety of French dishes to choose from. Alternatively, there is a wide selection of international restaurants close by.

The hotel is set by Lake Michigan and is a brief stroll from Dearborn Station. Grant Park, Chicago Board of Trade Building and Field Museum of Natural History are a brief stroll away.

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Property safety measures

Le Méridien Essex Chicago has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Classic rooms(R1 637 - R9 140)
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1 king bed

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King rooms(R1 988 - R5 673)
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Superior rooms(R3 279 - R12 396)
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Standard rooms(R1 834 - R5 672)
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Deluxe rooms(R2 570 - R9 124)
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Amenities at Le Méridien Essex Chicago

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Wi-Fi (surcharge)
  • Shampoo
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Alarm clock

Things to do

  • Night club

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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6,8 Okay
Pros:Updated everything .nice location
Cons:The "urban fee " is ridiculous! $15 per night.its a scam to make them look cheaper then the other hotels.room is definatly small but updated and pool and workout room is still closed.they want 75 to park..garage directly behind them is $35. Also I was literaly trapped in elevator because I didnt have my room card but I was in elevator before I realized that and it closed the door and as I looked it shut down .the lights turned of and panel was nonresponsive so I used the emergancy speaker thing and they were a off site answering service!!!!!! I survived.lol but what a irdeal....overal.clean updated and good locale .dump the fee figure the elevator issue out park behind and itll be a great place...
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:Breakfast was amazing... very pricey.
Cons:Not being near elevators.
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:Location, bar and breakfast were all great. The rooms were excellent.
7,7 Good
Pros:The location was great for what we needed it for, valet and bellhop were friendly and accommodating
Cons:The housekeeping schedule was very odd. We were expecting something in the morning or afternoon but had no housekeeping the first day and a half, didn’t even get housekeeping or an attempt at it until the night before we left, which would’ve happened between 7:30 and 9:30 that night while we were out.
10,0 Wonderful
Cons:Honestly nothing friendly and officious staff, gregarious even.
5,1 Fair
Pros:Location was great. This is the reason why this place is worth it.
Cons:Bathroom was dirty. Sound got through the walls really easy (couple next door and construction next building)
3,4 Poor
Pros:It’s near of all the shops and businesses.
Cons:The sink is clogged and faucet handle is loose.
7,7 Good
Pros:We like the very kind and courteous staff. We did like that they moved us to a new room when we requested to be moved. We like the price point and the location.
Cons:We didn't like that they put us on a floor where they were doing construction right outside the window. We didn't like that there was water damage and mold on the wallpaper by the window. We didn't like the beds were uncomfortable.
6,2 Okay
Pros:Location was convenient to activities I was doing
Cons:Very dark on our floor. Felt haunted! The bathroom had the feel of a public bathroom
5,1 Fair
Pros:Being close to the parks. The loop is very walkable.
Cons:They changed our reservation for a suite with two beds and a pull out couch to 1 king bed. Could not find the 3rd party email to show them this was wrong, had to pay an "upgrade fee" to get what we had already paid for. The Willis tower has over 105 elevator cars, this place had 3 and one of those was not working. 2 elevators that served 15 floors. Housekeepers very kind, but you never see them until late in the afternoon/evening. Had to call down for towels every day of our stay. Had an awesome view: of the construction right outside of our window. Good news, the crews don't work weekends. Bad news: they work late in the day. Interior is dated. Beds are hard.


800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

What's nearby

  • Grant Park0.5 km
  • Symphony Center0.8 km
  • Field Museum0.9 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago0.9 km
  • Shedd Aquarium1 km
  • Cloud Gate1.2 km
  • Willis Tower1.2 km
  • Millennium Park1.3 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center1.4 km
  • Adler Planetarium1.6 km
  • Chicago Theater1.6 km
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail1.8 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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  • Guests with existing Le Méridien Essex Chicago reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, can make full changes or cancellations without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by 30 June 2020. For guests making new reservations at Le Méridien Essex Chicago for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between today and 30 June 2020, reservations may be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date. For more information, visit the Mariott Response to COVID-19 page.

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago is located at 800 South Michigan Avenue in Loop, 0,5 km from the centre of Chicago. Grant Park is the closest landmark to Le Méridien Essex Chicago.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Le Méridien Essex Chicago.

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago is 13,7 km from Chicago Midway.

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Distance to city centre

0,5 km

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Nearest airport

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Distance to airport

26,1 km