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Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue (Chicago) 60605

Congress Plaza Hotel
Directly across from Millennium Park and sitting on the iconic Michigan Avenue, Congress Plaza Hotel offers elegance, luxury, and history in the heart of downtown Chicago. This historic Chicago hotel offers stunning city and lake views, on-site dining options, and free WiFi. Offering a mix of contemporary amenities and classic, historic character, each room at Congress Plaza Hotel boasts high ceilings, expansive bathrooms and a flat-screen cable TV. Coffee makers, working desks, and ironing facilities are provided in each room. Some rooms offer separate living areas and family-friendly bedding layouts. Rafael’s offers a menu of American classics, coupled with creative seasonal chef specialties for lunch and dinner. For breakfast, guests can start the day off with breakfast at Gazebo or grab a drink and watch a game on the flat-screen TVs at the Congress Lounge, which offers city views and comfortable leather couches and chairs. A 24-hour fitness centre, barbershop and same-day dry cleaning and shoeshine services are available on-site. The hotel includes 23 contemporary venue event spaces, including the infamous Gold Room, dating back to early 1920's Chicago. Room service, a business centre, and multiple seating areas are also offered. Congress Plaza Hotel is within walking distance from Chicago must-see attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, and Lake Michigan. Shops, dining and entertainment on the Magnificent Mile is only 10 minute's walk. Navy Pier is only 2 miles away.
Score from 7222 reviews
Excellent 7.4/10
Rooms: 852   calendar  (Search)
Address: 520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60605  map (Map)

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The room, the view, the location, the ease at checkin, the room service. place and location. very weel located. Locaton, attitude of staff, comfortable beds and security. atmosphere--service. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel itself is very convenient to attractions I wanted to see in Chicago. The room was less expensive because it faced Michigan Ave and the lake...noise level from Grant Park did not bother me, but some might not like it.
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Congress Plaza Hotel Room information

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Queen Room
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2
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USD 118.15
Room features a flat-screen TV with cable and movie channels, in-room tea and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

King Room
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USD 126.65
Room features a flat-screen TV with cable and movie channels, in-room tea and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

Standard Double
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4
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USD 126.65
Features 2 Double Beds. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
TV, Toilet, Telephone, Shower, Radio, Pay TV, Iron, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom

Lake Front King Room
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2
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USD 143.65
This room features views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Toilet, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

Double Room With Two Double Beds Lake View
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USD 152.15
This suite offers a lake view and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

King Suite with Lake View
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2
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USD 237.15
This suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

Family Room
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USD 237.15
This suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels in both bedrooms. Please note that this suite does not offer a seating area. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 5 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Minibar, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

King Suite with City View
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2
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USD 228.65
This suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Telephone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Pay TV, Minibar, Ironing Facilities, Iron, Heating, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Bathroom Amenities, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Air Conditioning

Amenities at Congress Plaza Hotel

Transportation
Parking garage
Shops
Souvenirs/Gift Shop, Shops in Hotel, Minimarket on site, Barber/Beauty Shop
Services
Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN, Internet Services, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
Pools and wellness
Fitness Centre
Miscellaneous
Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Non-Smoking Rooms, Heating, Family Rooms, Elevator, Bridal Suite, Allergy-Free Room Available, All Public and Private spaces non-smoking, Airconditioning
General
Private parking, Parking on-site, Parking , Different parking types
Front-desk/reception area services
Valet Parking, Safety Deposit Box, Luggage Storage, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Concierge Service, ATM/Cash Machine on site, 24-Hour Front Desk
Food & Drink
Wine/champagne, Vending Machine (drinks), Room Service, Restaurant, Fruits, Chocolate or cookies, Child friendly buffet , Breakfast in the Room, Breakfast details, Bottle of water, Bar
Cleaning services
Shoe Shine, Ironing Service, Dry Cleaning, Daily maid service
Business facilities
Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Business Centre
Activities
Golf Course (within 3 km)

Food & Drink

For dining and entertainment, Congress Plaza Hotel features two restaurants and a lounge. The Gazebo Restaurant serves American favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual environment. (Open daily from 6:30 am - 10:30 pm). Rafael's offers the same cuisine in a more intimate atmosphere. (Open daily from 11 am to 10.30 pm). Tavern Tap Lounge is a great place to greet old friends and watch your favorite team on the big screen. Room service is available for the travelers that prefer to watch the big game in their guest room.

Hotel information details

Many guests have found the features of this Chicago hotel to be beneficial. While the layout of this property lends itself to groups arriving for a big game, the location is ideal for frequenting the Museum Campus.

Business travelers will enjoy the wireless internet connection in the lobby, and shoppers will love the proximity to stores on State Street and Michigan Avenue. Families are excited to view Buckingham Fountain, with the lake in the background. Architecture enthusiasts will gaze in awe at the mosaic tiles on the ceiling of our lobby. History buffs can peruse the spots where famous Presidents addressed their legions of supporters.


Important information to guests

Guests must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply. Please be advised that starting 1 February 2018, private parking will be offered for USD 44 per night. Valet parking will be offered for USD 49 per night. The total amount of the first night will be charged as a deposit at time of booking. Cancellations made within the allowed time frame will be refunded 100% of deposit. Please note that use of extra beds incurs a separate charge from extra guests in the room. Please contact the property directly for more information. Refunds for cancelled reservations are processed on the day of cancellation, availability of funds depends on the individual banks, and it may take up to 60 days. A security deposit of USD 75 is required upon arrival for incidentals. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.

Information about the area

Congress Plaza is nicely situated for our business and meeting travelers! Sears Tower, LaSalle Street, the Chicago Board of Trade, and city, county, federal and state government offices are just three to eight blocks from our perfect corner.

It is just a short stroll from the hotel to the Loop with Marshall Fields and Carson Pirie Scott, among the many stores you will want to include in your shopping plans. And, it is also a very short walk to The Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Library, Symphony Center, and the Auditorium Theatre.

From the corner in the heart of Chicago's Culture Coast, you can hop a cab up the avenue to the Magnificent Mile of world-class stores, shops, restaurants, and the excitement of Navy Pier with its 17-story Ferris Wheel, the Children's Museum, shops, live music stages, and great restaurants.

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Featuring free WiFi, Congress Plaza Hotel offers accommodation in Chicago, 300 metres from Grant Park. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. Certain rooms feature views of the lake or city. Every room includes a private bathroom. A TV is available. You will find a 24-hour front desk, a cash machine, hairdresser's and gift shop at the property. DePaul University is 400 metres from Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago, while Chicago Symphony Orchestra is 400 metres away. The nearest airport is Midway Airport, 14 km from the property.

Room information details

The guestrooms and suites of the Congress Plaza Hotel are truly spacious by today's standards, and many overlook the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. Over half of our 850-room downtown Chicago accommodations have multiple bedding, perfect for families or extra occupants.

Travelling information

The airport shuttle is available from 4:00 AM until 10:00 PM, and must be reserved in advance. (USD 46 - 1 person, USD 34 - 2 persons round trip)
The nearest subway (CTA) is 4 blocks from the hotel; the nearest train station (Amtrack) is 1 1/2 miles from the hotel; the nearest bus station (Greyhound) is 3 mi. from the hotel.

Chicago Transit Authority from Airports (Train):
From O’Hare: Take the Blue Line to the “Jackson” stop and exit underground train station. Walk South 2 blocks to Congress Parkway, then 3 blocks East to the hotel.

From Midway: Take the Orange Line to the “Library” stop and exit the elevated train platform. Walk South 1 block to Congress Parkway, then 2 blocks East to the hotel.

Directions:

From the South on the Dan Ryan Expressway - I-90/94
Exit at Congress Parkway downtown. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

From the North on the Kennedy Expressway - I-90/94
Follow to Congress Parkway East. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

From the West on the Eisenhower Expressway - I-290
Follow to Congress Parkway East to Michigan Avenue. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

Driving South on Lake Shore Drive - Route #41
Stay in right lane, exit at Randolph onto Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue and keep straight seven blocks to corner of Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

Congress Plaza Hotel Policies

Check-in
15:00 -
Check-out
- 12:00
Accepted CreditCards at Hotel
The hotel reserves the right to preauthorise credit cards prior to arrival.
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover, Carte Blanche, MasterCard
Cancellation Policy
If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.
Children and Extra Bed Policy
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All older children or adults are charged USD 25 per night for extra beds.
Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.
Deposit Policy
100 percent of the first night will be charged on the day of booking and is refundable.
VAT and city/tourist taxes
15.4 % Tax is not included.
Service charge is included.
City/tourist tax is not applicable.
Internet
Wi-fi is available in public areas and costs USD 7.75 per 24 hours.
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs USD 9.95 per 24 hours.
Meal Plan
Breakfast is not included, breakfast menu is available and costs vary.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 33 per day.
Pets
Pets are not allowed.

Terms and Conditions

We never charge your credit card when you make a reservation - you will pay for your stay at the hotel. Our reservation service is free of charge, without any administration fees. Cancellation is also free of charge unless it is clearly stated. We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. All your personal data is encrypted and processed securely. More information can be found in our terms and conditions and privacy statement.

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