Convenient and classy, the Essex Inn of Chicago delights LGBT travellers with a broad range of modern comforts and conveniences. Many guests enjoy the stunning panoramic views offered by the rooftop swimming pool or the easy access to Chicago’s incredible shopping district. Each spacious guest room offers free in-room wireless internet, a refrigerator, and plenty of stylish amenities. Guests lavish upon large and comfortable beds, overlooking Grant Park or Lake Michigan. The hotel also provides a free shuttle, granting access throughout the city of Chicago.


  • 254 rooms
  • 14 floors




  • Restaurant
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Concierge Desk
  • Valet Parking


The French inspired Brasserie by LM is a modern and comfortable bar and restaurant located in the lobby of the Essex Inn. The restaurant serves a vast menu of European specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal is accompanied by an exquisite selection of French wines and German draft beers.


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About the Location

Situated in the heart of Chicago, the Essex Inn puts guests within a few footsteps of some of the city’s finest gay-friendly attractions. The nearby Navy Pier offers plenty of excitement, including fireworks twice a week in the summer, the Smith Museum, and an amusement park. Gay travellers will also enjoy the Grant Park Symphony, which plays in the famous Millennium Park throughout the week. In the winter, the park is a perfect place for ice skating.

Street Address

800 South Michigan Ave,
Chicago, Illinois, United States,
60605, North America


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