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Sonder - Essex on the Park - Chicago

4-star4 stars
808 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Grant Park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • I rented this room out for my parents anniversary & I gave them all the information they…Mar 1, 2020
  • If you don't need the amenities of a traditional 4- or 5-star hotel, this is an amazing…Feb 26, 2020

Sonder - Essex on the Park - Chicago

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$187
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, City View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Signature Studio
  • Deluxe Studio
  • Design Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Signature Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Lake View
  • Premier Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View
  • Design Studio

What’s around Sonder - Essex on the Park - Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 12 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 13 min walk
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium - 14 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 15 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 20 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) - 90 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 31 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 7 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 19 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 7 min walk
  • Roosevelt Station - 8 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 91 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Sonder - Essex on the Park - Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Sonder Essex On The Park Hotel
  • Sonder - Essex on the Park Hotel
  • Sonder - Essex on the Park Chicago
  • Sonder - Essex on the Park Hotel Chicago


Property Registry Numbers: HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122, HL 2671122

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 63 reviews

Good 6.0
hotel in an apartment building
An interesting experience. A "Hotel" in a condominium sky rise. The check-in process while different was easy. You check in online before you arrive. The unit itself was clean and had a full kitchen as well as a separate bedroom. The Bad: -Fold out bed Broken -Very low water pressure -Shower clogged and would not drain The Good: -Was offered a new room, alas it was the next day so we just took the mattress and put it on the floor. -Office staff were extremely nice and fixed the clogged drain -Bag storage in office so checkout was easy ( and allowed us to go see more of the city before the flight) -Toiletries supplied like standard Hotel -Pool access ( although we didn't visit) Overall a fun experience and priced competitively. Do not regret but may stay in traditional hotel next visit.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay
So spacious! It was much bigger than we thought it would be. There was even a pull out bed in the alcove for my daughter so she felt like she had her own space. Had most of what you needed to cook, which saved us money. The location was wonderful. Right on the bus line, we got to the McCormick center easily, then down the other way to the river. Out the front door is the lake, which would make it ideal for summer. It was super easy to check in. The front desk was more than friendly. Any concerns were immediately addressed.
Jamed, us3 night family trip
Good 6.0
False Advertisement & Not Sorry
Super disappointing case of false advertisement and complete lack of concern about making it right. Our apartment was completely different than the photos online. I chose this place based on those photos. It's frustrating to pay for the weekend getaway you were led to expect (floor-to-ceiling windowed views of the city or park or lake) and get stuck in a side room with smaller windows only showing close-up views of another building. Part of being in the city is knowing you're in the city; this veiw was of a rooftop and close-up of a cracked building next door. No sunlight, no city, and no internet or cellphone coverage. Both the Sonder internet and our hotspot (as well as our cell phones) were not working for the whole 4 days because we were packed down between buildings, and the Sonder office told us this was pretty typical and recommended we move closer to the closet with the router. No difference. We had to go downstairs to the lobby to do just get cell phone coverage to get an uber. But, really, the worst part was that we booked a place for the views and had an anti-view. When we asked about getting the room that was pictured and labeled as the room that we paid for, we were offered a downgrade. Not only did I have to ask 3 times about this (they kept apologizing for forgetting us), but there was no attempt at compensation or promising a better view next time - because I still totally want to stay in one of those places they picture in the photos on future trips.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
New high-rise condo/apt, great location
Fabulous location, gorgeous new high-rise in the heart of it all. Be sure to obtain access to the amenities deck with pool and gym. Will definitely stay here again.
Michelle, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect alternative to an impersonal hotel for a week of business travel. It was such a relief to just cook for myself rather than track down a restaurant after a long day. And my view was spectacular.
Catherine A, us5 night business trip

Sonder - Essex on the Park - Chicago

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