We stayed here on New Years Eve. I had read the reviews and was ready for the "outdated and worn atmosphere of the hotel" I love old things, and I love history so I didn't think it would bother me, and it didn't. The lobby is beautiful, with wonderful mosiac tiles and a chair given to them by the white house. The rooms are quite large and have super high ceilings.Yes, the bathrooms are small, but the hotel is over 100 years, so what do you expect. Our carpet was not worn or stained and the beds were comfortable. We had breakfast in the restaraunt and I was not expecting much but it was actually very good, and the portions were large. We also had buffalo wings and beer in the lounge, and the wings were nice and crispy, very tasty. The bartender was very friendly...as was all the staff. The locations was great, and straight view to the Buckingham Foutain. Is this a 5 star grand hotel that glitters and sparkles? No. But for the $ we paid to stay here, in downtown on N.Y. eve it was well worth it, and I was not dissapointed.
- 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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