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Congress Plaza Hotel - Chicago

3 star Hotel Chicago

520 South Michigan Avenue - Chicago

Price starting from $ 149.21

Experience the luxury and sophistication of the 3 star Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. This Windy City landmark is built for both business and leisure travelers, so you can get your job done in style or relax during the vacation of a lifetime.

Feels Like Home

Congress Plaza Hotel prides itself on delivering the ultimate experience for guests, and that includes guests with allergies. Hypo-allergenic bedding is available for those who seek the comfort of home while traveling. If in the mood for a little workout, access the fitness facilities on-site or unwind with a game of pool at the hotel's pool table. With this perfect location, you can seek out all of the top attractions of Chicago, such as the nearby marina. Take advantage of the on-site restaurant or venture out to savor some of the city's finest food.

In the Loop

Congress Plaza Hotel is located near Grant Park, in Chicago's famed downtown loop. This location puts you close to all of the great Chicago attractions, such as the Museum of Natural History, the Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. If you want to pay a visit to Wrigley Field, a subway stop is just seconds away from the hotel, ready to whisk you to baseball paradise. The hotel provides free wired and wireless Internet access throughout.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.1 Good
Based on 11 hotel reviews © 2015

Hotel has a great location, just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown. Withi...

Venere Guest, USA
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Breakfast at Congress Plaza Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Congress Plaza Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Hairdresser
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Gym
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet/Email services
  • Indoor entertainment room
  • Valet service
  • Private parking

Know before you go

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

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before Noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 11.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 59.00
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Congress Plaza Hotel reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Good location. Rooms a little dated but comfortable. Linens with the hotel logo were a nice touch. Beds were comfortable. Lobby area is classy. Elevator service was very adequate. Nicely located on Michigan Avenue just south of the Magnificent Mile shopping. The walk was easy to the river and shopping. The train station for the Red Line is a 5 minute walk, making the whole city, airports, and sports venues easily accessible.

  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Serbia

Hotel is old and very, very, very dirty!!!

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very pleased with hotel staff, in particular the bellman, Joseph who was more than accommodating. He was able to provide us with suggestions on dining and procured a limosine for the ride to the airport. The hotel is older but well maintained. There is a lot of history.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

It is a very old hotel established in 1893. It is said several presidents ever lived here. Good opportunity for foreign travellers to experience the original America sytle. Very comfortable and full of history. I like it very much!

7.1 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This hotel needs a major update. The room was musty smelling, carpet, paint and the wallpaper looked dated. Overall, very good location, but not an attractive place to stay. More of a budget version if you trying to save money.

7.0 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

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  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Congress Plaza Hotel, offering 870 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy televisions with premium cable channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers visiting the The Loop - Downtown area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Congress Plaza Hotel

Auditorium Building and Theatre - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Columbia College Chicago - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museum of Contemporary Photography - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Fine Arts Building - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Buckingham Fountain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Harold Washington Library Center - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Grant Park - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
DePaul University-Loop Campus - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Symphony Center - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Art Institute of Chicago - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fisher Building - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Old Colony Building - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Monadnock Building - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Film Row Cinema - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Bank of America Theatre - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Congress Plaza Hotel are:
Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 25.8 km / 16 mi

The preferred airport for Congress Plaza Hotel is Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Congress Plaza Hotel

  • Valet service
  • Private parking