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Congress Plaza Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Columbia College Chicago
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Great location
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money
Decent vibe

Congress Plaza Hotel

from £91
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Lakeside
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

What’s around Congress Plaza Hotel


  • In The Loop
  • Millennium Park - 10-min walk
  • Columbia College Chicago - 1-min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 5-min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography - 1-min walk
  • Auditorium Building and Theatre - 2-min walk
  • Fine Arts Building - 3-min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Center - 5-min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 27-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 21-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 35-min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 2-min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station 10-min walk
  • Millennium Station 13-min walk
  • Harrison Station 5-min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station 6-min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) 7-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 870 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built – 1893
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerhead
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Congress Plaza Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 49.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 59.00

Self-parking costs USD 46.00 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 16 and USD 23 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Congress Plaza Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes. Self-parking costs USD 46.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM. There's a charge of USD 49.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 59.00 (subject to availability).
  • What is there to do near Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Columbia College Chicago (1-min walk) and Museum of Contemporary Photography (1-min walk), along with Auditorium Building and Theatre (2-min walk) and Fine Arts Building (3-min walk).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Artist's Cafe (2-min walk), Cafecito (3-min walk) and Osaka Express (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 6,130 reviews

Good 6.0
Expected more!!
The room was / is very dated. The shower door didn’t close properly. The water would pool in the bath for about 5 minutes when having a shower. Light incorporated in the bed didn’t work.
Richard, gb3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Faded glory
Great location, but no hot water fro shower. No decent coffee at the hotel or nearby. Retro restaurant with bad food. Someone should restore to its former glory; it has amazing heritage story.
CAROL, gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Lack of basic comforts, smelly, unwelcoming staffs
thiagarajah, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location and comfortable room.
Big rooms. Comfy bed and a walk-in closet.
Ahmad Nazhri, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good. The room was good and cleaned nicely
gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Tip of the hat to a bygone age.
A gorgeous throwback to a bygone time..... The glitz and glamour is still abundant you just have to accept either functionality, hence the more modern furnishings or tradition which would definitely cost more and needs respect from patrons. As we are further into an immediate gratification mindset the demands of modern life leads to more 'Functionality' i.e modern IKEA type furnishings, easy to maintain and replace. If people would respect things and prepared to pay the premium prices the 'Beautiful bones' of gentility are definitely still here to be enjoyed 'The Gold Room' is a sheer delight.
Paul, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Top hotel
After staying in a really poor hotel in New York for several days, what a treat to arrive at this hotel. Excellent location, excellent room and bed. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Jonathan, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great place, great location and friendly
Great location with a great view of Lake Michigan from the room I was staying in. The room was clean, food was lovely and helpful friendly staff, and would recommend to anyone and I will be happily staying here again when I'm in Chicago next.
David, gb6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good location with a great view of the lake
R P, gb4 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
The hotel in Boston was much much better.. That was the reason I booked it....
thomas, gb5 night trip with friends

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