I checked very good because for the money it is the best for the location. I read a lot of these reviews and I was shocked! I have taken my wife and kids there 3 times now and the place is just fine and is safe. It is very old and has not been remodeled but has been kept up very nicely. It has CHARACTER! I am not a prima donna and would never stay in a dump, and we love this place. It is 150 a night for a family of 4 with double beds, the furniture is very old and beautiful! Nice new flat screens! Some hotels in worse locations on Mich Ave are 3-400 a night. This hotel is a 2-3 block walk from Millennium park and 3-4 blocks from Bennagins restaurant (nicer applebees basically) . It is 2 blocks or so from a nice bakehouse for breakfast and a mom and pop breakfast place and dunkin donuts a block maybe. You can walk to Shedd Aquarium if you don't mind a 15-20 minute walk. My son lost a toy in the trash and the room guy searched through the main trash until he found it. Bellman are all nice! In the hotel...Nice bar and restaurant with old wood work and original bar! I will never stay anywhere else in Chicago! It is true the strike is almost 8 years but the hotel does not miss a beat and they only walk 1-2 times a week and do not say a word to you. The strikers get paid well by the union according to the desk lady and can have other jobs so who is at fault here, really? This hotel is GREAT for what you pay and location rocks!!! Oh, it is quiet, Walls are thick like older hotels!!!
- Official Description (provided by the 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 explore art institute, millenium park, buckingham fountain, magnificent mile,museum campus all with in walking distance just by stepping outside our front doors. Situated adjacent to Grant Park, our 14-story property is located along Michigan Avenue, providing unlimited access to the city's finest retail stores, the bustling business district and Chicago attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Congress Plaza Chicago
- Hotel Congress Plaza
- Congress Hotel Chicago
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