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Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Congress Plaza Hotel get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grant Park. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Built in 1893, this 3.5-star hotel has 870 rooms over 14 floors. Free WiFi and deep-soaking bathtubs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with deep-soaking bathtubs, cable TV and fridges
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Drinking and dining options include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast offered for a fee
  • Valet parking and self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and a porter
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the comfortable guestrooms and the local sightseeing
  • Steps from Columbia College Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Photography

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£95* Per night/room 28 Oct - 29 Oct

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Congress Plaza Hotel ratings based on 10 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Congress Plaza Hotel

Everyone (6)
3 out of 5
Hotel reception staff not very pleasant or helpful didn’t crack a smile or welcome us to the hotel just took a $75 deposit pointed to lift and that was it figured everything else out yourself, lads in restraunt were lovely and porters etc, even the security man was very helpful, otherwise super trip

Posted by , from Co meath on 7 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5

Good Hotel in a prime location

Pros: On the web
Cons: The bathroom taps ran constantly and the lock on the bathroom door was very haphazard.
Location: In prime location for visiting the art gallery and all the major tourist sites.
Had a very pleasant stay in this hotel. The staff were all very helpful and the room was what I had expected.

Posted by , from UK on 21 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5
Spacious clean room with AC, perfect bed. Beautiful lobby and nice bar. Good location near the Grant Park, Millennium Park and Chicago Art Institute.

Posted by on 2 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep 2019 by Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we look forward to hosting you for a future stay!

3 out of 5

Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis

Gute Lage, Restaurants, Kulturszene in der Nähe. Man kann viele Sehenswürdigkeiten zu Fuß erreichen

Posted by , from Bayern on 16 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Sehr gut

Pros: Das Ambiente. Blick auf den See.
Zimmer mit Blick auf den See (12. Stock). Gut eingerichtet, geräumig, alles vorhanden, preislich sehr interessant (vermutlich stark abhängig Jahreszeit / Events). Wir waren schon einmal da (Frühjahr 2016). Wir waren damals zufrieden und auch diesmal. Wir kommen wieder. Frühstück (sehr gut) nicht inbegriffen, aber preislich OK.

Posted by on 4 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Stilvolles Hotel in bester Lage

Pros: Der Stil und die Lage.
Das Congress Plaza ist ein wundervoll uriges stilvolles Hotel mit sehr zentraler und schöner Lage am Grant Park, wenige Meter von der Buckingham Fountain und dem Lake Michigan entfernt. Wer auf Hotels mit gewissem Flair steht, ist hier genau richtig.

Posted by on 22 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Chicago Marathon

Pros: Das Bett und die Lage
Cons: Klar man könnte es renovieren aber dann geht der Preis wieder rauf. Also deshalb sag ich nein.
Location: Sehr zentral gelegen. Gut erreichbar mit Metro vom Airport.
Wir haben am Chicago Marathon teilgenommen und das Congress Plaza ist gleich an der Start- und Finishline. Super cool. Auch sonst ist die Lage ausgezeichnet. Das Hotel ist nicht mehr das neuste aber die Zimmer sind tiptop und die Betten super. Wir haben super geschlafen.

Posted by , from Zürich on 15 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Gehobenes Mittelklassehotel im Zentrum von Chicago

Pros: - Nähe zum Zentrum - Zimmer
Location: Hotel befindet sich im Zentrum. Zum Eishockeystadion fahren Spezialbusse. Abfahrt im Zentrum.
Für unseren 2-tägigen Aufenthalt ein ideales Hotel mit gemütlichen Betten. Das Zentrum ist gut zu Fuss erreichbar.

Posted by on 15 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5

Décevant !!!

Pros: Le calme des gens qui ne claquent pas leurs portes ! L'emplacement.
Hôtel un peu décevant et vieillot (du moins dans l'aile où nous étions) ascenseurs de service, sale. Pas de frigo dans la chambre. C'est une chambre qui revient chère pour ce que c'est.

Posted by , from Chicago on 12 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5
Lit confortable, coffre-fort malheureusement inutilisable car fermé à l'arrivée et bon petit déjeuner au Travelodge juste à côté

Posted by , from Chicago on 9 May 2017

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. You'll find a business centre on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 50000 square feet (4645 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A fitness centre, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the business-friendly Congress Plaza Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 870 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 50000 sq ft of conference space
  • 4645 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1893
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Free cots/infant beds


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)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
  • Train station: Chicago Van Buren Street Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Harrison Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Congress Plaza Hotel offers 870 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Congress Plaza Hotel has 2 restaurants serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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, credit card or debit 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.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 44.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per day (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 20.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.