Essex Inn

800 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60605, USA

Don't judge this place on appearance alone: the nondescript tower is actually one of the city's most family-friendly hotels, and its location—just five minutes by foot from the Museum Campus—is one reason why. It also offers easy access to nearby attractions like the Art Institute. Kids, however, might not want to leave the hotel once they see the huge, top-level pool; open year-round, it is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Comfy rooms (with cribs and rollaway cots available on request) fulfill parent’s practical needs.

PROS

  • good value
  • big pool

CONS

  • bathrooms on the small side
  • the Wi-Fi is free but slow

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 312-939–2800 | 800-621–6909

HOTEL DETAILS

231 rooms, 23 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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