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Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 2325 reviews)
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fitness Center
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 44 per day.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs USD 39 per day.
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Hypoallergenic room available
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to two children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
Congress Plaza Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
You must show a valid photo ID and a credit card upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that a credit card is required at check-in for incidentals. A daily deposit will be refunded at check-out pending no damages to the property.
Use of extra beds incurs a separate charge from extra guests in the room. Please contact the property directly for more information.
Refunds for canceled reservations are processed on the day of cancellation, availability of founds depends on the individual banks, and it may take up to 60 days.
Check-in before 3 pm is subject to an additional night charge at the current hotel rate.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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- Great location to the "L", buses, parks, and only about 1 mile from main part of Magnificient mile. - Friendly staff and helpful - The hotel had great ambiance. - Elevators were very quick up/down
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Sense of history
Small gift shop didn't meet all of our needs
Location, location, location. Great spot to base at. Easy to get around, close to transport.
Price of breakfast. Other guests very noisey.
The bed was comfortable. The room was clean and was maintained daily which we appreciated. The location was fantastic and close to everything we needed.
The room decor is a bit tired looking but that did not deter us. The room size was small and the bathroom was smaller. Also the tub was not draining too well. The last thing was the internet wifi was not very fast and the signal was weak.
Good location to see the city sights
No towel rack by sink to hang a face towel, clock radio didn't work
Nice spot on Michigan Ave
Beds and pillows are not real nice. Carpet is stained, A/C unit controls were not fully operational...I would describe the room as tired
The location is good, especially handy for the Art Institute, Field Museum, Planetarium, and the lake front is not far away.
The hotel has seen better days, it could use a lick of paint apart from the lobby area, but it's in fair condition and fair value for money.
- bartender was excellent and very professional - quiet at night - affordable - well located - has its own identity - clean bathroom
- shows its age in many aspects - smell in corridors and rooms is some times quite strong - there is no fridge in the room - my impression is that anyone can enter the hotel and go up to the rooms
The location was amazing, the staff were very helpful and the beds were surprisingly comfy!
State of the bathrooms, room was slightly dated (in terms of decor), no Fox on the tv and we could hear the music from outside.
Location - convenient to many attractions and good restaurants.
The Congress has seen better days. The room appeared and felt not very clean. The carpet was filthy and the bathroom needs updating badly. The towels were very thin. The lobby was not inviting. The staff had "an attitude". Even the smallest request was begrudgingly granted.
The size of the room was way too small and no fridge to keep medicine. No parking for guests!!!
Very very tired and dated. Needs a refurb however if your a cheapskate like us then you gets what's ya pays for.
The red leather settees, bad lighting and horrible carpets.
staff---------clean-------location to reach the areas of shopping and nightlife.
there was nothing negative about my stay at the Congress.
Restaurant in hotel. Location of hotel. Staff helpful.
We could hear traffic going by.Horns from traffic.
The location is very good, distance to the cloud gate, the field museum, the magnificent mile is all walking distance. Very near the lake.
This hotel seems to have a very long history.
Size of the room and location.
Old furntures. Old bathroom. Not clean.
Very dirty halls and elevator, very thin walls, somewhat apathetic staff....location and price made up for this, however....
Old over rated hotel. Hallways are scary with no monitoring. Noises from outside especially the lower floors, you get worried from outside breaking entry. I dont recommend it and wont go again.
The room was very clean. The hotel was in a great location.
Envirnoment and over looking the fountains at night
We loved the proximity of this hotel to all the parks, the bean, the water, it was a great area with a great panoramic view! Only a five min. Cab ride from Union Station! Very helpful staff....from check in to leaving our luggage at the hotel until we had to catch the train, it all went smoothly!!
It was close to everything we wanted to do.
It was a very old building. Our view was poor. Looked into other rooms. Kinda reminded me of Stephen kings The Shining.
Incredibly great place to stay. Elegant and comfortable. Huge rooms and beautiful view. Incredible location.
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