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Congress Plaza Hotel

12,682 reviews
+1 312-427-3800

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Airport Shuttle

The Congress Plaza Hotel is a Gem in the City

What Does a Congress Plaza Hotel Room Include?

Congress Plaza Hotel has five different room types, all of which are filled with amenities. The rooms have an apartment feel because they date back to the days when living in a hotel was chic. Each room has a TV with premium channels, a coffee maker, electronic door locks, and an oversized bathroom.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

Congress Plaza Hotel has everything you need at your fingertips. Here is a 24-hour fitness center, shoe shine service, same-day valet dry cleaning, and a barbershop on-site. There are also three restaurants to choose from service breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a gift shop.

What are the Room Rates at the Congress Plaza?

The room rates start at $145 a night.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

The Congress Plaza Hotel is located adjacent to Grand Park, which is the heart of Chicago. Enjoy some the shows and festivals held in the park during the year or venture into the city for shopping and dining options at the Loop. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry or the Art Institute of Chicago.

Can Weddings be Held at the Congress Plaza Hotel?

There is no finer venue for a Chicago wedding than at the Congress Plaza Hotel. With 23 meeting space rooms available to choose from, including the famed Gold Leaf room, and ornate decoration throughout, this hotel can transform a special day into a majestic event. The hotel is located near wonderful picture-taking backdrops such as Buckingham Fountain.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Congress Plaza Hotel is centrally located for the visitor that wants to make the most of their time in Chicago in the lap of luxury.

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520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Location is superb" "Superb location for Art Institute"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 58%.
"Maintainence man was friendly & highly competent" "Engineering staff fantastic"
74% found the staff to be very friendly.
59% said the reception staff was ok.
"Internet which was free, worked great" "Paid for two night stay"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
82% thought it was a great value.
"Excellent dinner" "Cafe in the restaurant was terribly expensive"
The price was too high for 65%.
Only 63% were satisfied with the menu.
"No continental breakfast" "No complimentary breakfast"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Halls and doors look terrible" "Side of the hotel looks horrible"
56% thought the building wasn't nice.
60% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
"Dirty towels on the floor" "Rusted air conditioner"
81% complained about the bathroom.
Beds were acceptable for 56%.
"Wifi refused" "Internet access in room was almost impossible"
71% said the wifi quality was bad.
82% thought it was a great value.
"Carpet in hallways were dirty" "Dirty hall ways"
82% criticized the unstylish hotel.
60% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
"Old gym" "Fitness center was extremely outdated"
94% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Hotel could use some updating
Rooms in need of an update
Wonderful sightseeing
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Expert Reviews
Its scale is grand, its service attentive and its location (near Grant Park and the Art Institute of Chicago) desirable.
This historic, 851-room hotel across from Grant Park is the cheaper alternative to the neighboring Hilton Chicago -- and you get what you pay for.
Travel + Leisure
This striking, 14-story Loop landmark places guests directly on Michigan Avenue, providing easy access to Chicago highlights like the Museum Campus and Millennium Park.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night
  • Early Check-in Fee: USD 49.00
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Parking Fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late Check-out Fee: USD 59.00
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 20.00 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible