Essex Inn-Chicago
800 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Found 6 reports:

I stayed on November 14 and November 15th. Found bed bugs on two days. I took photos and emailed them to management. I got a new room. But the whole experience was super gross! I had to disinfect everything when I got home. Hotel management said they would be in touch within 72 hours. They were not.

Stayed there from Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2015. Noticed a few bites and rash after the first night, but didn't think much about it. After the second night, I had raised itchy welts in a line on my shoulders, hips and back. My husband called Essex last night to report it. They said this has never been reported before. RIGHT.

Stayed there last week with my children and husband. I woke up on the second morning with a ton of little itchy bites on both hands and right arm. By that night I was itching a lot--thought it was a mosquito that chomped on me, but the bites were smaller and clustered in a weird way.

Later my whole right hand and all the bites swelled up disturbingly, and the bites became red, horrendously itchy, painful and raised--about the size of a dime each.

It's now 4 days later and they look total

ly disgusting and disfiguring and still itch like hell. I've discovered since that they are bedbug bites. Lovely...

Thanks, Essex. Next time I'll choose another hotel to spend my $300+ a night on!!! So glad it was me and not my little kids!!

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Woke up to clusters of bites on leg

We woke up in the middle of the night to hundreds of bites all over our bodies. The sheet was dotted with blood.
Check in Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Checked in 10/27/11. This hotel is immaculate. Did a bug check and absolutely no sign of bugs. Super clean hotel.

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