Room type

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Family Suite

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 4 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Chicago hotel across from Grant Park


Built in 1893, this downtown Chicago hotel offers a convenient location across from Grant Park and close to Lake Michigan.

Property Amenities

The public areas of Congress Plaza feature ornate chandeliers, statuary, and murals; a lounge and two restaurants are on site.


Congress Plaza Hotel's guestrooms offer free wireless and wired Internet access and cable TV; many have Chicago or Lake Michigan views.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Across the street from Grant Park, this downtown Chicago hotel was originally built in 1893 to accommodate visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, a lounge, gift shop, and barber shop. 25 meeting rooms cover nearly 50,000 square feet (about 4,600 square meters) of function space, including a ballroom for groups of up to 2,000. The hotel's Gold Room, currently used for banquets and other formal events, has a vaulted ceiling, chandeliers, and gold-leaf trim. Wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the property, free of charge.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 20 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 25 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 870 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1893 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Gazebo Restaurant - Casual ambience, American cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Rafael Steak House - Serving Midwestern cuisine. Open late afternoon through late evening for dinner only.

Congress Lounge - Located just off the lobby. Cocktails, beer, wine, and light fare. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

A fitness center on the lower level of the Congress Plaza Hotel is open 24 hours a day.

Guests can run, walk, bicycle, or skate on a path that runs along Lake Michigan for 20 miles. It's accessed via Grant Park, across the street from the hotel. Bikes, in-line skates, and pedal-powered buggies can be rented at several beachfront locations. During the summer, Oak Street Beach, about two miles north, is a popular swimming spot when lifeguards are on duty. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing equipment is available for rent at the Lincoln Park Boathouse, four miles north of the hotel. A public golf course is located six miles north.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


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 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 59.00
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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

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