Forget people-watching on Michigan Avenue. When you stay at the Essex Inn, you can see sharks, whales, dolphins and other famous denizens of the deep! With the Whale of a Package, you get an overnight stay at the Essex, and two tickets to the John G. Shedd Aquarium.

Your kids will go crazy for the new touch pools filled with sea stars, so have them practice their best fish-faces. And you’ll love the short walk to the Shedd Aquarium from the hotel!

With Shedd Aquarium VIP tickets, you will gain express entry and won’t have to wait in line. Get immediate entry to Jellies, Waters of the World, Amazon Rising, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone and Wild Reef.

Don’t miss Jellies, a mesmerizing new exhibit that showcases these pulsing, translucent animals and their mystifying natural history. On earth for millions of years. At Shedd Aquarium for a limited time only.

Package Rates are as follows and are per night, subject to availability:

Starting from $159

  • Prices may vary by season and day of the week
  • Package includes 2 tickets. Each additional person will be charged $34 (not included in rate)- Please call hotel if you would like to add tickets to this package.
  • A 72 hour cancellation policy applies, a one-night stay will be charged to your credit card if you fail to contact us 72 hours before your arrival.

Available From Saturday, July 6, 2013
Available To Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This package requires that you stay at least 1 night(s).

Chicago's Essex Inn

800 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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