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Congress Plaza Hotel

3.0 of 5 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Congress Plaza Hotel for the Chicago Marathon and loved the location! This hotel is the closest one (even closer than the Hilton) to the start and finish line of the marathon and is very close to downtown and main attractions. Overall, the the hotel would need a little renovation work, but its still fine and the rooms... More

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San Marcos, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First up...all the reviews I read about this hotel were true for us....including Great Location! Historic! Grand! Good Prices! as well as worn down, a bit seedy, loooong time for hot water, poor room temperature control, L train sounds (on city side) through the night. We had a room in the south tower on the 8th floor...great big room with... More

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Congress Plaza hotel is on Michigan Ave very close to the subway system, the South Shore train system, art museum, millennium park and other activities in Chicago. The hotel for the price works. I had an event in the city for one night and wanted to stay somewhere safe and close to Michigan Ave and not spend a ton.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a grand, historical hotel in the middle of everything, right on Michigan Ave. Walking distance to Chicago Institute of Art (fantastic) and the Millennium Park ( a must see) and the loop--lots of restaurants and shopping. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Great for the price. the front rooms face the lake and the back hotel rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a grand hotel, the prices are great. Nice friendly staff, a really beautiful old piece of architecture and it's right by the loop. Easy to get everywhere you want to see. Very highly recommended. My conference was a the Hilton, which is a only about 100 yards away so it was easy to get there and a relief to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in an amazing position. You can walk to all the main city's attractions, but if for some reason you must stay in the hotel (as I had to) you will not really have good time. The rooms are cold and the heating system is noisy (especially at night) and it doesn't work very well, as the air... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here because the other hotels in the area would not let us stay only one night. We had read the reviews and they seemed to all ring true. The location is excellent, right on south Michigan, the hotel itself is outdated but clean. No major complaint so. The hotels part, just be aware you may have A LOT... More

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Superior, WI
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129 reviews 129 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. You can feel the history in this place. Sadly, you still live the history as everything is old and mostly beat up. My room looked like it hadn't been updated in decades. Great location. I had a view of the lake front which was awesome. Easy to get to lots of things on the Mile. But wow, this hotel... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in this hotel couple months ago, and it was the worst experience for me and for my friends too! The hotel has an old furnitures and has a musty stuff. BE CAREFUL before you book:) Btw, the location of this hotel is the only good thing.

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a tip on my room key holder. The hotel is in a good location and centrally located. The hotel could have been worse but it was not a good value, given my room rate. My room was quite dated and could use some updating.

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  • Grant park(26)
  • Great location(25)
  • HOT WATER(14)
  • Lake view(10)
  • Very nice(8)
  • Navy pier(7)
  • Very old(7)
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Additional Information about Congress Plaza Hotel

Address: 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Congress Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 851
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Hotel Congress Plaza
Congress Hotel Chicago
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