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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

3-star3 stars
520 South Michigan AvenueChicagoIL60605United States of America

3-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Columbia College Chicago
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Good7.2
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Vibe
Vibe is not too good
Amenities
Amenities are not the best
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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

from $79
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View
  • Family Suite

What’s around Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Auditorium Building and Theatre (2-minute walk)
  • Columbia College Chicago (2-minute walk)
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography (2-minute walk)
  • Fine Arts Building (2-minute walk)
  • Buckingham Fountain (3-minute walk)
  • Harold Washington Library Center (3-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 41 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 11 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 13 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 7 min walk
  • Adams-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

Location.
Originally built in 1893 to house visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition, this hotel is across the street from Grant Park and less than 2 miles from Navy Pier.

Hotel Features.
Congress Plaza Hotel provides a lounge just off the lobby along with 2 restaurants. Gazebo Restaurant serves American cuisine in a casual setting for breakfast and lunch, while Rafael Steak House features Midwestern cuisine for dinner only. 25 conference rooms offer nearly 50,000 square feet (about 4,600 square meters) of event space and banquet facilities. Of special note is the hotel's Gold Room, decorated with gold-leaf trim and chandeliers, used for formal events. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

Guestrooms.
Rooms provide tiled bathrooms with hair dryers and shower/tub combinations. All rooms offer free wireless and wired Internet access, pay movies, and premium TV channels. Extra touches include in-room safes and coffeemakers.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 870 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Congress Hotel
  • Congress Hotel Plaza
  • Congress Plaza
  • Congress Plaza Chicago
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel Congress Plaza
  • Plaza Congress Hotel
  • Congress Hotel Chicago

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 49.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 59.00

Self parking costs USD 44.00 per day with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 49.00 per day with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

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

Good 7.2 From 3,872 reviews

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Fair4.0
Hallway smell and looks terrible
The lobby looks amazing and the personnel are very nice, but once you get out of the elevator smell and looks terrible. We got scare thinking the room.will smell that bad. But thankfully the room was always clean and didn't smell bad as the hallway. No microwave on the room what was very difficult for us since we have a 2 years old baby, but again the worst thing was the bad smell on the floor. Location is great.
A Traveler, us4 night trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Exceptional10.0
Awesome stay
J, us1 night trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Go Bears
Nice place, but facility this large with only one elevator is not convenient at times.
Keith, us1 night trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Great location
The hotel is a grand old hotel with a lovely lobby, but many of the rooms and corridors and a bit drab and run-down now. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is great---walkable to many places, and on a number of bus routes.
Vivienne, us3 night trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Fair4.0
Loud and Scary
Two of my four night stay was interrupted due to the smoke detector going off in the next room. I had to call the front desk to alert them that this was happening .( scary) . Also , on Friday and Saturday night There were adult guest running up and down the hall, it appears that there is no roving security on the upper floors of the hotel .
joyce P, us4 night trip

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