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Overview of Congress Plaza Hotel

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Guest reviews

3.7 / 5Good
6,754 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

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Highlights

Popular LocationColumbia College Chicago1 min walk
Popular LocationMuseum of Contemporary Photography1 min walk
RestaurantArtist's Cafe2 min walk
RestaurantCafecito3 min walk
AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)35 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 251 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 278 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 251 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Family Suite

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 251 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

Chicago

In the city center, Congress Plaza Hotel is in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Auditorium Building and Theatre and Museum of Contemporary Photography are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Fine Arts Building and Buckingham Fountain. John G. Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier are not to be missed. Looking to get your feet wet? Windsurfing and sailing adventures can be found near the property. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Harrison Station is 5 minutes by foot and Harold Washington Library Station is 6 minutes.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

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

Getting around

  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 2 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 5 min walk
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • Artist's Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Cafecito - 3 min walk
  • Osaka Express - 3 min walk
  • Mercat a La Plaxa - 3 min walk
  • Tamarind - 3 min walk
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About this property

Congress Plaza Hotel

3.5-star Chicago hotel in The Loop, walk to Millennium Park
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a business center. All 870 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free wired Internet, refrigerators, and room service.
Congress Plaza Hotel offers 870 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 46.00 per night
Valet parking: USD 52.00 per night

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 6:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 16-23 for adults and USD 12-18 for children
2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
2 bars/lounges
Room service available

Things to do

Fitness center
Shopping

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Refrigerator

Conveniences

Banquet hall
Elevator
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Business services

Business center
Meeting rooms
Conference space (50000 square feet)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible business center
Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Linens

Bathroom

Deep soaking bathtub
Eco-friendly toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination
Towels

Entertainment

Cable channels
Premium channels
TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Refrigerator

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Guidebooks/recommendations
Iron/ironing board
Phone
Recycling
Restaurant dining guide
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 5:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

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

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 23 for adults, USD 12 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 46.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 59.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • 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.

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Congress Plaza Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Congress Plaza Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Congress Plaza Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Congress Plaza Hotel?
As of Jun 1, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Congress Plaza Hotel on Jun 2, 2020 start from $79, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is available for USD 46.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 52.00 per night.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–5:00 AM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 49.00 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Congress Plaza Hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for USD 59.00 (subject to availability).
Where is this hotel located?
Located in The Loop, this hotel is steps from Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Auditorium Building and Theatre. Fine Arts Building and Buckingham Fountain are also within 5 minutes. Harrison Station and Chicago Van Buren Street Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
1,653
4 - Good
2,654
3 - Okay
1,419
2 - Mediocre
676
1 - Poor
352
3.8
Cleanliness
3.9
Service and Staff
3.5
Amenities
3.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in May 2020

      3/5

      • Liked: Cleanliness

      Staff was nice. Hotel did not have heat and it took 3 calls to Front desk to get a portable heater for the room and first one didn’t work so I had to call again. Very old property but it was clean.

      Stayed 1 night in May 2020

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

      Needed updating, worn carpet overpainted doors and lack of larger televisions

      Stayed 1 night in May 2020