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Congress Plaza Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Columbia College Chicago
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  • Rooms were nice, liked the old style that has been kept. But it was very noisy the the…Feb. 19, 2020
  • Great service. Clean rooms. Aged looking but suits the character.Nov. 17, 2019

Congress Plaza Hotel

from A$116
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

What’s around Congress Plaza Hotel

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • Columbia College Chicago - 1 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 5 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography - 1 min walk
  • Auditorium Building and Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Fine Arts Building - 3 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Center - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 2 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 10 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 13 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 6 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 7 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 870 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Valet parking * on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built – 1893
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerhead
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Tavern Tap - This sports bar serves breakfast only.

Tavern Tap - Onsite sports bar. Open select days.

Congress Plaza Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
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  • Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel Congress Plaza
  • Plaza Congress Hotel
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Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number Hotel License

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 49.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 59.00 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs USD 46.00 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 16 and USD 23 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Congress Plaza Hotel

  • Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Congress Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 46.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM. There's a charge of USD 49.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 59.00 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Mercat a la Planxa (3-min walk), Kitty O'Shea's (4-min walk), and Corner Bakery (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Columbia College Chicago (1-min walk) and Museum of Contemporary Photography (1-min walk), along with Auditorium Building and Theatre (2-min walk) and Fine Arts Building (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 5,288 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Awesome view of the lake and loop. Breakfast was great in the restaurant.
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location.
Was a good stay, little bit over priced but your really paying for the area your in. 10-15 walk straight into the city centre. Probably needs a little update but it was built in the 19th century.
au11 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location and friendly front desk however the room requires some tlc. Overall good hotel.
Sharmaine, au4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Congress Plaza Chicago
The hotel location was excellent, close to shops, restaurants, tourists attraction etc. Walking distance to the blue line to the airport. The hotel is very old and dated. It really needs a lot of renovation inside the room.
Sri, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service.
We had night cleaning noises on our first night so i asked for a room change and it was no trouble. The room they gave us was an upgraded room.
colleen, au3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Double bed room so large.
au1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Wouldn’t go back
Reception staff extremely friendly as for the rest of the staff extremely rude. I had got outside to do my laundry as cheaper went down to collect both the luggage guys and the security guy were so rude when I was asking about the laundry I ended up in tears
Helen, au3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
The hotel basically was fine but the service from the bar staff was appalling - the food was also very poor and very expensive as were the drinks in the bar. I won't stay there again.
Richard, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean but check in front desk wasn’t friendly.
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Disappointing
Temps were not taken upon check-in, which was shocking given that every restaurant we walked into over the weekend checked both of our temperatures and had us sanitize our hands immediately. Bathroom fixtures needed updating, tv was dated and small, and mattress was VERY firm. Also, there is no parking validation for the public parking lot around the block.
Lauren, us2 night trip

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