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Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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Property amenity
Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, View | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Le Méridien Essex Chicago

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
Map
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSoldier Field18 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)40 min drive

Room options

About this area

Chicago

Le Méridien Essex Chicago is located in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grant Park and Millennium Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or United Center. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Harrison Station is 7 minutes by foot and Roosevelt Station is 8 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Grant Park - 6 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 9 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 13 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 15 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Peet's Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Yolk - 4 min walk
  • Devil Dawgs - 4 min walk
  • Tamarind - 5 min walk
  • Burger Bar Chicago - South Loop - 6 min walk

About this property

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

4-star hotel near McCormick Place
Close to Grant Park and Soldier Field, Le Méridien Essex Chicago provides a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Grant Park Bistro, the onsite bistro. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps, and guests can find other amenities such as a 24-hour gym and a business center.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Valet parking (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and ATM/banking services
  • A front desk safe, concierge services, and luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff, and proximity to public transit
Room features
All 274 rooms include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • LED light bulbs, heating, and daily housekeeping

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 25+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 72 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Grant Park Bistro

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Transfer shower
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
1 per room (up to 25 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 23.48 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Valet parking fee: USD 72 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Hotel Essex
Essex Chicago
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Essex
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Le Meridien Essex Chicago
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Frequently asked questions

Is Le Méridien Essex Chicago pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 25 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Le Méridien Essex Chicago on Jan 2, 2023 start from $107.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?

Valet parking is available for USD 72 per night.

What time is check-in at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Le Méridien Essex Chicago?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Le Méridien Essex Chicago located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lakefront Trail and Grant Park. Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue are also within 1 mi (2 km). Harrison Station is 7 minutes by foot and Roosevelt Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Le Méridien Essex Chicago and receive a full refund?

Yes, Le Méridien Essex Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Le Méridien Essex Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 564 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 226 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 102 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 58 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 51 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 5%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Julio C S, Orlando
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Atendimento atencioso da equipe e boas instalações do hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Krystle
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was friendly. The room was nice, clean and updated. The “view” for my “room with a view” on the 9th floor wasn’t the best; as you just looked into the greenhouse of the building across the alleyway but, I’ve had much worse. Valet parking was a bit higher than I’ve paid for in Chicago previously but there is public parking available nearby as well. Overall Le Meridien Essex Chicago was lovely and I would stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mark
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great. The Grant Park Bistro that was adjoined was a great place to start the day. Short pleasant walk to many must visit attractions (ie, Chicago Art Institute, Millennium Park, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium).
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Vladislav
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was renovated and is a spotless place. Some of the upgrades in the bath were a little awkward, but they might be the same in other hotels, so this might not be a negative, I just won't use such solutions for my home.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ellen
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, clean and updated rooms
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

1/5 Terrible

MARCELA
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When I did the check-in, front desk just asked me for the $100 deposit, and the charged me $643 (the full booking price), despite the booking was done via Expedia. Now it's been 18 days and I still don't have my money back
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

4/5 Good

rebecca, Topeka
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel, close to everything in south loop area, plus the park and museums. Clean, quiet room and I really appreciated having a window I could open for some fresh air. Liked using the Toast app (per their recommendation)to order food.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

khalil
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

MIRCEA, LAFAYETTE
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Location is excellent ; staff is not very polite, e.g, I took my 8 pieces of luggage to my room , no staff helped ; the restaurant does not offer good options.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Alison, Philadelphia