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Built in 1893, this downtown Chicago hotel offers a convenient location across from Grant Park and close to Lake Michigan.
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.
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.
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)
Congress Plaza Hotel offers 870 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
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.
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.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-out time is noon
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
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.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
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.