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The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

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#152 of 197 Hotels in Chicago
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good28%
  • Average32%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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Free Wifi
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3 Star Hotel
Step inside and experience an extraordinary piece of living history during your next visit to downtown Chicago at the Congress Plaza Hotel. This "Landmark of Chicago Hospitality" has delighted business and leisure travelers for over a century. Guests at the Congress Plaza Hotel can...
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520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1602
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9 miles to Midway Airport
96 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.3 miles from The Art Institute of Chicago
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I'm not too picky with my hotels because when I'm on vacation I'm there to be out doing things, not hanging in my hotel room. With that said, this hotel seems to have been a very nice hotel at one time, but that time was...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

The location is without doubt one of the best in Chicago and as a consequence we stayed here again on this visit.This time we were in the North tower on the tenth floor,the room has an amazing view down the street past the fountain down...More

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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention CenterResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we are delighted to hear your visit to Chicago was nothing short from exceptional. We look forward to hosting you for a future stay!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m guessing they inflated the price for events going on that day but for $200 a night I was extremely disappointed with my stay. This is more of a $70 per night place. The room was clean so I will give them that, but it...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked this room through hotel tonight for a last minute extended work trip. I wanted to try to e plots as much I could and this was such a great location! Was a little scared looking at pictures that made the rooms look really old....More

Thank Taylor D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great hotel! Clean, great price compared to other hotels in the area, and location cannot be beat!!! Right by the parks. It is an old hotel and you can tell that, but it is well cared for. The lobby is gorgeous! All of the staff...More

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
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gajndra
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
They will allow it if your room is ready, but if it's not they are more than willing to check your stuff.
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Jean Ralette R
July 13, 2018|
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Response from lisa1255 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $43 per night. I did ParkWhiz about a block away and only paid $64 for Friday from 1:00 in the afternoon until 11:00 Sunday night.
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Johnson T
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Y4298GFmarinag | Reviewed this property |
No. I am a sinple tourist who stayed at rhe Congress Hotel in Chicago
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"Ask for lake view if you want to splurge. Those rooms are more expensive."
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"Avoid the Buchanan wing. If you want a nice modern experience, stay somewhere else."