Le Méridien Essex Chicago

800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA
+1 312-939-2800

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

800 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA

Phone:+1 312-939-2800

Fax:+1 312-753-3415

Toll-free:+1 312-939-2800

Sales:+1 312-753-3405

Sales fax:+1 312-753-3415

Services & Amenities

All public areas non-smoking

Car Rental

Coffee in lobby

Coffee/tea in-room

Concierge desk

Full American breakfast, fee from: 24 USD

Hot breakfast, fee from: 24 USD

Local restaurant dinner delivery

Mobility accessible rooms

Newspaper in lobby

Shoeshine stand

Storage space

Valet dry-cleaning

Guest Room Information

General Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Safe

Bathroom Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer

Room Entertainment

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Internet TV
  • Movies/videos, pay-per-view
  • Plug In Panel

Business Amenities

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Electrical outlet: dual-voltage
  • Phone feature: cordless
  • Phone feature: speakerphone
  • Phone feature: voice mail
Visit the Guest Rooms page for more information


Dining Services

Local restaurant dinner delivery


Full American breakfast, fee from 24.00 USD


Grant Park Bistro

An American Bistro from LM Restaurant Group. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 312-753-3420

Fitness & Recreation


Biking trail (0.5 miles)

Boating (1.4 miles)

Bowling (1.7 miles)

Kayaking (1.4 miles)

Sailing (1.4 miles)

Bike Rentals (0.5 miles)


Fitness center on-site

Local Attractions

Shedd Aquarium

1200 South Lake Shore Drive

Cloud Gate

201 East Randolph St

Grant Park

337 E Randolph St

Buckingham Fountain

301 South Columbia Dr

Millennium Park

Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr

Adler Planetarium

1300 South Lake Shore Dr

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Avenue

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St.

360 Chicago - John Hancock

875 N Michigan Avenue, 94th floor

Visit Local Area page for more information

Airport Information

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)


Airport Phone: +1 800-832-6352

Hotel direction: 18.3 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Visit ORD airport website
Driving directions

Exit O'Hare and get on I-90 East. Take I-90 East to W. Congress Parkway/Ida B. Wells Dr. Continue West on Congress Parkway and drive to E. 8th Street. The hotel will be on your right.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


Airport Phone: +1 773-838-0600

Hotel direction: 11.8 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Visit MDW airport website
Driving directions

Get on I-55 N/Stevenson Expy from S Cicero Ave. Continue to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the US-41 N/Lake Shore Drive exit from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Use the left 2 lanes to take the Columbus Dr exit toward I-290. Continue onto S Columbus Dr. Turn left onto E Balbo Dr. Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. Turn right onto E 8th St. Destination will be on the left.

Business Services

Copy service

Fax service

Network/Internet printing

Overnight delivery/pickup


Secretarial service


For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas, or special services relating to a specific disability, please call +1 312-939-2800+1 312-939-2800.

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Center
  • Meeting spaces and ballrooms
  • Public entrance alternative
  • Registration Desk Pathway
  • Registration desk

Accessible Hotel Features

  • Meeting room(s) with assistive listening devices
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
  • Elevators

Guest Room Accessibility

  • Accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways
  • Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
  • Alarm clock telephone ringers
  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Bathtub grab bars
  • Bathtub seat
  • Deadbolt locks, lowered
  • Door night guards, lowered
  • Doors with lever handles
  • Electrical outlets, lowered
  • Flashing door knockers
  • Hearing accessible rooms and/or kits
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower wand, adjustable
  • TTY/TTD available
  • TV with close-captioning
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height
  • Transfer shower
  • Vanities, accessible
  • Viewports, lowered
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