Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL

520 South Michigan AvenueChicago, IL 60605
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$88.00 $74.80
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Boasting warm hospitality and premium amenities in a central Chicago location, the Congress Plaza Hotel provides travelers with the conveniences and comforts they need. Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center or make an appointment with the on-site barbershop. WiFi access keeps you connected throughout your stay and rooms feature well-appointed furniture, amenities, and bath products.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Keep up with your workout regimen at the 24-hour fitness center.
  • Room service is available.
  • If traveling for work, take advantage of the on-site business center.
  • WiFi access is available throughout the hotel.

Property Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Wedding Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee Shop or Café
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from Congress Plaza Hotel
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm

Property Location
With a stay at Congress Plaza Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Columbia College Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Photography. This hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Fine Arts Building and 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Auditorium Building and Theatre.

Make yourself at home in one of the 870 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this hotel include gift shops/newsstands and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 50000 square feet (4645 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
"Tired rooms"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2019 NEW
Stayed there for a week during an exhibition, it feels like a hotel stuck in the 70’s. Huge place in gradual decline as rooms are very dated and in need of some TLC, God knows who would have deep enough pockets to bring this iconic hotel back to its prime.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
"Wonderful stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019 NEW
This is a very late review however I can’t imagine much has changed. We had the most amazing stay here. The hotel reception and our bedroom was spotless. I have seen reviews where people have mentioned the shabby hallways, yes some areas had a bit of pealing paint however it was clean, as were the carpets and as we only walked between the lift and bedroom it didn’t matter. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, I had the best sleep ever. The staff were wonderful, polite, friendly and very helpful. If we ever return to Chicago we would have no hesitation in returning. Very good value for money.
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"So much potential"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019 NEW
Got a relatively good price on this historic hotel in the Loop and was eager to check it out but we were disappointed by the staff interactions, which ranged from indifferent to downright hostile, the room itself; and overall experience. At check-in the clerk was gruff, didn't greet us or make eye contact, and generalyl let us know that he'd rather be anywhere else. This hotel has clearly seen better days and owners have clearly skimped on maintenance and updating it. While our room had a very nice view of Grant Park, the noise level we could hear from the room next door was unacceptable (room still had connecting door that transmitted everything). Parking process was chaotic.
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Chicago, Illinois
"Grand Old Lady"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2019 NEW
We want to a concert at the United Center and planned to stay overnight in the city afterwards. The Congress was the cheapest on a Saturday night ($142). It’s a grand old hotel that was built in 1893 – so don’t expect a ton of amenities in the rooms. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bed was new and the bathroom had recently been renovated. And it was quiet – maybe because our room faced the inner courtyard instead of Michigan Avenue. We used Parkwhiz to find an overnight spot in a parking garage about 2 blocks away – much cheaper ($18). Good place to choose if you just want to spend a night in the city after an event.
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Detroit, Michigan
"Comfortable ol sole."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2019 NEW
The room was clean in the new white decor. The bed slept great. You don't even notice any movement by your spouse. I had a lakeview of the fountain (it was shut off during my stay). It is in walking distance of the Art museum and the bean sculpture. The bathroom had updated features along with the older tile. The hot water in the faucet and shower was almost instant. You can tell this is an older hotel, but very comfy. One drawback was you couldn't control the room temperature (No thermostat). I had to open windows to cool the room down. I could stay here again, but I prefer to test other places closer to shopping.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Congress Plaza Hotel

Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No. Pets are not permitted.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No. This is a 100% smoke-free hotel.

Does the hotel offer WiFi?
Yes. WiFi access is included in the resort fee.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
No. However, guests can purchase breakfast at the on-site restaurant, Gazebo.

Does the hotel have an on-site restaurant?
Yes. Guests can dine at Gazebo or Rafael’s.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes. The fitness center is open 24/7.

Will my room have a safe?

Will my room have a microwave and/or mini-fridge?

Is there a pool at the hotel?

When are check-in and check-out?
Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out ends at 12:00 pm.

Does the hotel provide an airport shuttle?

Is a resort fee required?