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Safety index

84 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Pet-friendly

Le Méridien Essex Chicago

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8.3

Good (2,404 ratings)

Chicago, United States - 

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280 m State Street

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770 m Art Institute of Chicago

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1.12 km Michigan Avenue

Hotel Overview

Le Méridien Essex Chicago is a hotel that has drawn numerous opinions from its guests. It presents a unique combination of offerings that cater to various needs and preferences, contributing to its distinctive identity among Chicago's accommodation options.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Breakfast

Atmosphere

  1. Prime Location: Located in a central area, providing easy access to the city's main attractions.
  2. Scenic Views: Offers breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape.
  3. Modern Amenities: Equipped with up-to-date facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.
  4. Professional Staff: Guests have praised the staff for their professionalism and helpfulness.
  5. Attractive Decor: Features stylish and contemporary interior designs.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Bathroom

Accessibility

  1. Noisy Environment: Some guests have reported noise issues, affecting their stay.
  2. Room Size: Concerns have been raised about the size of the rooms being smaller than expected.
  3. Extra Charges: Additional fees for some services have been a point of contention.
  4. Maintenance Issues: Some visitors have encountered maintenance problems during their stay.
  5. Check-In Delays: Longer than expected waiting times for check-in have been a frustration for some guests.

Amenities

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

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RateScore

Total 2,404 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.4

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8.0

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8.4

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3.7/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

107 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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booking

504 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

1,000 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

295 Reviews

3.7 / 5

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tripadvisor

498 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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295+ People Are Talking

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Property

Location

Cleanliness

Sleep

Amenities

Bathroom

Food

Breakfast

Business

Accessibility

Parking

Atmosphere

Bar

Nightlife

Safety

Family

Fitness

Wi-Fi

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Restaurant

Entertainment

Kitchen

Service was mentioned 114 times

46% Negative44% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Coastal307854720911 month ago

I love staying here. The shower is beautiful and the bed is super comfy.|I’m picky about towels and these were okay and seemed to dry quickly enough. The in room coffee is better than your typical hotel. Most places do keurig, but they do a variation of nespresso which I appreciate. ||When we checked in the front desk person was very perfunctory. She had zero personality. ||However, when we went to the front desk later after some dinner we met Jasmine at the front desk. She was kind, interesting, and helpful. ||We also loved the wait staff at the bistro, Diego Was great and gave us perfect service.

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China Moon C2 months ago

I drove to Chicago for a last minute client catering meeting and stayed here in the beginning of December. The location is great (South Loop) and while I did not partake in valet; I found well lit accommodating parking around the corner. I truly love the security; having to utilize your room key for entrance and the elevator makes me feel more secure during a stay.||Fast forward and I decided to stay here again for a 4-day birthday getaway at the end of the month. Upon check-in I was greeted straight away with eye contact and a smile as they took care of the guest in front of me.||The lobby was bustling with excitement as people were preparing for New Years Eve! When it was my turn, I presented my ID and credit card and mentioned about my previous stay and decided to come back for my birthday on a personal visit. Markel at that moment was looking over my license and said, well Happy early Birthday! He and Jasmine hooked me up in a nice room and even presented me with a little "Birthday Grab-Bag," complete with water, chocolate, cookies, and a nice note!||I had a snafu (not the properties fault) on my stay extension and Nikali was also a great help with getting me settled. Since the process took a little longer to get through, I was given another $15/restaurant card (also given at the beginning of your stay.) I was thankful for her help and patience with my 2nd reservation. ||My stay was awesome as I now find this one of my new favorite hotels! |P.S. Feel free to tip your Hospitality workers!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 274

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Number of floors 15

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

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12

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218

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95

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

State Street

280 m

Art Institute of Chicago

770 m

Michigan Avenue

1.12 km

Grant Park

1.12 km

Soldier Field

1.26 km

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Getting around

Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station

350 m

Harrison Station

490 m

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Airports Nearby

Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD)

19.5 km

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Restaurants

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

280 m

Buddy Guy's Legends

280 m

Grant Park Bistro

Nearby

Devil Dawgs

280 m

Yolk

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

56 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

26 out of 100

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Chicago safety index

Safety

Crime

84

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

84 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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71

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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62

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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93

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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80

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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66

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

66 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

69

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Mugging or robbery  64/100

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Car theft  56/100

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Car break-ins  65/100

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Home break-ins  56/100

Violent crime severity

High

72

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Physical attacks  62/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  48/100

Other crime severity

High

78

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Insult or harassment in public  61/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  71/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $4.5

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Coffee

$2.7 - $8.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.6 - $45.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2 - $4.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$59 - $181.5

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.2 - $22.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.9 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2.1 - $4.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$68.1 - $104.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.3 - $90.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.2 - $158.8

Weather In Chicago

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Precipitation In Chicago

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.512

PM1022

45

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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