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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

3.5-star3.5 stars
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Columbia College Chicago
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Good7.2
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Room
Room is all right
Vibe
Decent vibe
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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

from $129
  • 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.) - 16 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 31 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 2 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 10 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 13 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 6 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 7 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

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

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) - 50000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1893
  • 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
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • 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 (subject to availability)

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 4,424 reviews

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Convenient location
The hotel is a beautiful, historic hotel with ornate decor. The rooms mix modern style with the original charm of the building. The staff was friendly and the hotel is located in a convenient and nice area. Only gripe was that the door to the room would not lock, but security was helpful and got maintenance to fix it quickly. Would stay again.
Jodi, usTrip with friends
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Great stay at the Congress
Location was excellent; near the water, near transportation and downtown sights and restaurants. I loved the old building; the windows in my room even opened a bit so I didn't have the "hotel dryness" I usually get. A tad noisy though.
Claire, usBusiness trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Very Good8.0
A bit outdated for me
The hotel is old. Some of it is charming but some parts need a major upgrade. The Air conditioning in our room didn’t work from the original, rusty, radiator looking thing. The carpets need to be replaced on every floor and the plumbing needs to be updated. It’s a pretty hotel but there’s a difference between old world charm and just old. The bar was beautiful along with lobby area.
Jennifer, us2 night family trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Exceptional10.0
We enjoyed our stay. You could tell the room had been painted and maintained recently. It is nice to see an older hotel invest in keeping their rooms updated. We are definitely planning another trip to enjoy the city.
Brandie, us1 night family trip
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Good6.0
Congress needs an upgrade
Location is the best thing u can say about this hotel. View from hotel was awesome. Room temp is governed by outside temp so couldn't turn on air if we wanted cooler. Had to open windows with now screen in it if we wanted cool air. Room was extremely small. Limited outlets, had to unplug lamps for charging. Shower leaked and room smelled funny.
, us3 night family trip

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Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

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