Well-appointed hotel offering views of Lake Michigan
With 15 stories of guestrooms featuring floor to ceiling windows, many of which offer stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Essex Inn Chicago is the perfect destination for guests looking to enjoy a scenic stay in the Illinois city.
It’s not all about stunning views either. Chicago’s Essex Inn also offers quick and convenient access to many of the city’s favorite attractions, including shopping centers, sporting venues, and a wealth of landmarks.
This 3-star establishment features 254 guestrooms, all of which are fitted with a private en-suite bathroom. Amongst the amenities to be found within each room are large LCD flat-screen televisions, desks/large work space, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and an iPod/MP3 compatible radio alarm clock. Wireless internet is included as standard, whilst roll-away beds are available for a small surcharge.
Guests can relax and workout at the rooftop swimming pool and fitness center respectively. The fourth floor pool is situated next to a sauna and lounging deck, the latter of which offers fine views of the city and lake beyond. Services such as laundry, baggage storage, and dry cleaning are provided as requested. Corporate guests can make use of the business center or any of the hotel’s five meeting/function rooms.
The hotel’s restaurant and lounge, Tribute, is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The venue offers a relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy traditional American cuisine. Room service is available for those wishing to dine in private. Alternatively, the hotel is located close to a wide range of restaurants and take-away outlets.
Guests at the Essex Inn Chicago will find its Magnificent Mile location exceptional for visiting the many sights and sounds on offer. Within a short walk, visitors are able to visit the likes of Grant Park and Millennium Park, both of which offer scenic settings amidst the urban landscape. The former has a multitude of baseball parks, whilst the latter houses the Art Institute of Chicago.
The famous Navy Pier, which features an IMAX cinema, the Museum Of Stained Glass Windows, various rides and shows, and the Children’s Museum, is a popular destination for tourists, particularly as it launches a number of sightseeing tours onto Lake Michigan, which it juts 1,000 meters out into. The pier and harbor are both a comfortable walk from Chicago’s Essex Inn.
Those with an interest in sports will find the city well represented. Soldier Field, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears, is just a few blocks from the hotel’s Michigan Avenue address. Other venues in the city include Wrigley Park and Cellular Field for baseball (Cubs and White Sox), and the United Center for basketball (Bulls) and ice hockey (Blackhawks).
The hotel also offers convenient access to the city’s universities, making it an ideal stopping point for those visiting these academic establishments.
Guests staying at the Essex Inn Chicago will also find it conveniently positioned to make use of public transport. The Metro system, Union Station, and the South Shore Commuter Railway are all readily accessible.