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Le Méridien Essex Chicago

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

+1 312 939 2800

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based on 920 reviews

About Le Méridien Essex Chicago, Chicago

Value for money

Set in Chicago, Hotel Essex is within walking distance of Dearborn Station and provides a rooftop pool, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. Featuring views of Grant Park, it also offers a variety of facilities, such as an express check-in and check-out feature, a free shuttle service and valet parking. This 3-star hotel provides a 24-hour business centre, a concierge and a 24-hour reception. Additionally, the multilingual staff are available to offer local information. Rooms at Hotel Essex are contemporary and air conditioned, and offer a refrigerator, heating and tea and coffee making facilities. They come with ironing facilities, a radio and a telephone. The unique on-site restaurant is a perfect place to unwind while enjoying a selection of French dishes. Alternatively, there is a wide selection of international restaurants close by. Chicago Midway International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. It is also within walking distance of Grant Park, Chicago Board of Trade Building and Field Museum of Natural History.

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Property safety 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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Deluxe Rooms - Panoramic view


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Classic Rooms - Garden view


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King Rooms - Mountain view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Parking
  • Night club

Services and conveniences

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

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Safe
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests

Accessibility and suitability

  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Increased accessibility


  • Wi-Fi (surcharge)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop


  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Toilet


  • Laundry service


  • Fax/photocopying

Things to do

  • Night club

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Attractions in Chicago, Illinois curated by momondo

Le Méridien Essex Chicago location: 800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605


Grant Park0.3 mi
Symphony Center0.5 mi
Field Museum0.5 mi
Art Institute of Chicago0.6 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

SX Sky Bar at Hotel Essex0.0 mi
Grant Park Bistro0.0 mi
Niu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan Ave0.1 mi
Kitty O'Sheas0.1 mi

Le Méridien Essex Chicago Reviews

GreatBased on 920 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Helpfull Staff and great location. (in 212 reviews)
  • "Perfect location, and gorgeous windows." (in 185 reviews)
  • Comfortable room and great view! (in 130 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room was disgustingly dirty. (in 109 reviews)
  • We weren’t told there was construction. (in 58 reviews)
  • The bathroom was absolutely horrible. (in 51 reviews)

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Le Méridien Essex Chicago room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago is $118 cheaper than the average 4 star hotel in Chicago. You can usually find a nightly rate of $126 when staying at Le Méridien Essex Chicago.

  • If there is no traffic, the 16.2 mi drive between Chicago O'Hare Intl and Le Méridien Essex Chicago should only take about 48min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from Chicago O'Hare Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Le Méridien Essex Chicago offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $18/day for a base model rental. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Le Méridien Essex Chicago. The nearest airport to the hotel is Chicago O'Hare Intl.

  • Le Méridien Essex Chicago does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Le Méridien Essex Chicago at +1 312 939 2800. If you are staying at Le Méridien Essex Chicago, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Judging by our data, Le Méridien Essex Chicago does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Le Méridien Essex Chicago at +1 312 939 2800.

  • 0.3 mi separate the front steps of Le Méridien Essex Chicago and the city center of Chicago where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course Grant Park, a very popular landmark in Chicago.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Le Méridien Essex Chicago, call +1 312 939 2800.

  • Yes, Le Méridien Essex Chicago has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Yes. If you are looking for a hotel with a fitness center on-site, Le Méridien Essex Chicago is a great place to stay.

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