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Congress Plaza Hotel

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
5,828 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Columbia College Chicago
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Museum of Contemporary Photography
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Auditorium Building and Theatre
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.)
    16 min drive

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    About this area


    In the city center, Congress Plaza Hotel is in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, an area with good shopping. State Street and Water Tower Place are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grant Park and Millennium Park. Check out an event or a game at Soldier Field, and consider making time for Skydeck Ledge, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife and sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Harrison Station is 5 minutes by foot and Harold Washington Library Station is 6 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Columbia College Chicago - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Museum of Contemporary Photography - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Auditorium Building and Theatre - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Fine Arts Building - 3 min walk

    Getting around

    • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 2 min walk
    • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
    • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 16 min drive


    • Serves breakfast.

    About this property

    Congress Plaza Hotel

    Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a fitness center, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking. All 870 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and TVs. Guests will also find free wired Internet, refrigerators, and room service.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi, Free wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Free wired Internet


    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Valet parking (surcharge)

    Food and Drink

    • Food and drink
    • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 16-20 per person
    • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Shopping onsite
    • Fitness center/gym
    • Bicycle rentals nearby

    Family friendly

    • Refrigerator
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi


    • Gift shops and newsstand
    • Elevator/lift

    Guest Services

    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop

    Business Services

    • Conference space
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
    • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible parking
    • In-room accessibility
    • Assistive listening devices available

    Room amenities


    • Premium bedding
    • Air conditioning
    • Cribs available
    • Rollaway beds (surcharge)


    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries


    • TV
    • Cable channels

    Food and Drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator


    • In-room safe
    • Iron/ironing boards
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Desk

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby

    Where to eat

    Where to eat
    Serves breakfast.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Rooms were spacious and kept very clean and tidy Disappointed not a swimming pool

    Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019


    Customer service is very bad and room is tiny and dirty

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    This property is located perfectly for tourists. Located on S Michigan Ave with an awesome view. Rooms are spacious. Initially we had a few issues with our room but the manager moved us to a room with a much nicer bathroom and WiFi that worked. This move made our experience perfect. Thank you. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    Great old hotel...needs a little TLC but overall was clean and comfortable and the staff were quite friendly.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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