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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

3-star3 stars
520 South Michigan AvenueChicagoIL60605United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

3-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Art Institute of Chicago
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good
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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

from $79
  • XXX Two Bedroom
  • XXX Jacuzzi
  • XXX Lakefront
  • X-Standard Two Doubles
  • XXX Standard 2 breakfast
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside
  • Double Room
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View
  • Family Suite

About Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

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.

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


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *
* 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 20
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1893
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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
  • 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


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.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 49.00

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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)
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (2-minute walk)
  • Fine Arts Building (2-minute walk)
  • Buckingham Fountain (3-minute walk)
  • Harold Washington Library Center (3-minute walk)
  • Mergenthaler Lofts (3-minute walk)
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation (3-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 3 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 13 min walk
  • Chicago Union Station - 22 min walk
  • LaSalle Street Station - 8 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 15 min walk
  • Washington-Wells Station - 20 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

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