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Congress Plaza Hotel

520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
+1 312 427 3800

Cheapest
rate per night

7.6

Good
based on 14,752 reviews
Congress Plaza Hotel - Chicago, IL, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.3 km
Location rating 9.4
Nearest airport Chicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport 25.9 km

Rooms

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Standard rooms

$112+

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$116 per night
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$117 per night
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$119 per night
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$120 per night
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$122 per night
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$122 per night
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$126 per night
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$126 per night
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$127 per night
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Double bed
$131 per night
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King bed
$132 per night
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$132 per night
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Double bed
$132 per night
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Double bed
$132 per night
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$137 per night
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$139 per night
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King bed
$140 per night
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$140 per night
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$140 per night
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$140 per night
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$140 per night
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Double bed
$146 per night
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Double bed
$148 per night
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King bed
$156 per night
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$156 per night
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$169 per night
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Queen bed
$175 per night
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King bed
$187 per night
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Double bed
$194 per night
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King bed
$197 per night
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Double bed
$198 per night
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Double bed
$205 per night
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$206 per night
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Double bed
$207 per night
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$208 per night
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$209 per night
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Double bed
$309 per night
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$335 per night
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$518 per night
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Double bed
$573 per night
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$741 per night

Double rooms

$197+

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$197 per night
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Double bed
$252 per night
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Double bed
$269 per night
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$302 per night
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$365 per night
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Queen bed
$388 per night
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$398 per night
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Double bed
$495 per night

Classic rooms

$151+

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$151 per night
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$268 per night
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$303 per night
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$509 per night

Queen rooms

$140+

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$140 per night
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$152 per night
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$211 per night

King rooms

$235+

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$235 per night
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$253 per night
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$316 per night
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$418 per night
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$424 per night
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$441 per night
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King bed
$489 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

747
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air conditioning in 130 reviews
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  • Good
    Jan 2020
    7.9

    Our room was soo hot. Great room and view, but I just couldn’t get comfortable at night to fall asleep

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    10.0

    Everything

    Nothing

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    10.0

    The view was great. The staff friendly and helpful. We also liked being able to use the same sheets and towels for our stay, saving energy.

    Another lamp would have been nice.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    9.6

    Location of the hotel and pricing.

    I was asking for a high floor, water view room but I was told they are not using the high floors because not many people booking rooms.

  • Good
    Jan 2020
    7.5

    Good room, good service and really sweet staffs

    Really hard bed

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About

Overview

The iconic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago has served solo travelers, families, couples, politicians, and celebrities for the last 125 years. Its gracious lodgings and close proximity to many local attractions make it an ideal destination for guests from around the globe.

Congress Plaza Hotel is located across from Grant Park, which overlooks Lake Michigan, and is about 30 minutes away from O’Hare International Airport. It's walking or driving distance from many major Chicago landmarks, including Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Magnificent Mile.

Accommodations at Congress Plaza Hotel are stately and spacious. Guests can choose from the Lakeview King Room overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the Family Suite with two bedrooms, two TVs, and one bathroom, or the Deluxe Suite with picturesque views and a jacuzzi. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms available, and all have complimentary WiFi access.

Congress Plaza Hotel offers many on-site amenities and activities. The 24-hour fitness center can set pulses racing, while the on-site barbershop, shoeshine, and same-day dry cleaning services can help prepare guests for an important meeting or a special night out. A full-service business center is ideal for sending or retrieving documents, and the charming gift shop offers one-stop shopping for special Chicago souvenirs. The hotel's Gold Room has been an in-demand spot for holding dream weddings for over a century.

Congress Plaza Hotel offers various dining options that are as elegant and inviting as the hotel itself. Sidle up to the bar at Congress Lounge and enjoy a craft cocktail or beer while watching the latest Cub’s game. Gazebo Restaurant serves crave-worthy breakfast fare to get your day started right, and Rafael’s Restaurant dishes out classic American fare for lunch and dinner while diners enjoy stunning park views.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.6 Good

based on 14,752 reviews

9.4

Location

7.1

Service

3.9

Breakfast

1.8

Wellness

Things to know

  • Great view

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Lift
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Wedding services
Laundry facilities
Cable or satellite TV
Airport shuttle
Designated smoking area

FAQs when booking at Congress Plaza Hotel

What deals or special offers can guests receive at the Congress Plaza Hotel?

If you are hoping to eat some of your meals at the Congress Plaza Hotel during your trip, consider booking the Bed and Breakfast package, which will provide you with free daily breakfast for every member of your party. Depending on how many nights you will be staying at the hotel, you may also be eligible to receive a discount on your booking.

What wedding packages are offered by the Congress Plaza Hotel?

When couples are planning their special day at the Congress Plaza Hotel, there are several reception packages that they can choose from. The basic package provides a selection of amenities, including a personal wedding planner, a sparkling wine toast, decorations, a 4h open bar, and a custom designed wedding cake. Different catering packages can be selected, with the A Moment in Time package costing $129 per guest and providing entree choices such as beef wellington, pot stickers, and crab cakes. For a fancier menu, opt for the An Elegant Affair package, which costs $159 per guest and includes the option of filet mignon and lobster tails.

What meeting amenities are offered by the Congress Plaza Hotel?

For those that are planning on hosting a meeting or workshop at the Congress Plaza Hotel, there are many services that you can take advantage of. For an additional fee, guests can receive access to audio equipment, technical personnel to help with logistical set-ups, lighting, and special effects. It is also possible to purchase access to flip charts, easels, markers, and an AV cart, as well as computer data equipment and video equipment. There is an on-site catering team that will work with you to customize your perfect menu for the event.

What popular sites and attractions are located near the Congress Plaza Hotel?

If you are interested in science, consider visiting the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, a unique experience that is only a 5m drive from the Congress Plaza Hotel. For those that enjoy art, the Museum of Contemporary Art can be reached by car in under 7m and is known for being one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues. The Field Museum is a 6m drive from the hotel and focuses on natural history, making it a popular choice among children.

What choices do guests have when traveling from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Congress Plaza Hotel?

If you will be traveling with a lot of luggage or just simply want to go from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Congress Plaza Hotel as quickly as possible, it is best to either rent a car or use a ridesharing service. A standard UberX will cost you approximately $31 to $39 each way, while an UberXL will be closer to $50 to $65. If you would like to save money, opt to use public transportation instead, such as the local train. The Blue line will bring you to the hotel in around 50m, and a single-fare ticket will cost $2.50. (Prices checked 06/06/19).

Where is Congress Plaza Hotel located?

Congress Plaza Hotel is located at 520 South Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago, 0.3 km from the centre of Chicago. Grant Park is the closest landmark to Congress Plaza Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Congress Plaza Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Congress Plaza Hotel.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Congress Plaza Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free parking?

No, Congress Plaza Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Congress Plaza Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Congress Plaza Hotel from the airport?

Congress Plaza Hotel is 14 km from Chicago Midway.

Can you bring pets to Congress Plaza Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at Congress Plaza Hotel.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel have a pool?

No, Congress Plaza Hotel does not have a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Grant Park 212 m
  • Symphony Center 0.4 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago 0.5 km
  • Cloud Gate 0.8 km
  • Millennium Park 0.9 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center 0.9 km

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