Congress Plaza Hotel

Congress Plaza Hotel

520 South Michigan Avenue, Loop, Chicago (IL), United States, 60605
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    Guest reviews

    7.5
    Very good
    /10
    (419 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great location View to the lake"

    Ruben

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    December 31, 2018

    7.4
    Very good cleanliness

    Property highlights

    • 300 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    This property is in high demand!Booked 12 times since yesterday
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Columbia College100 m
  • Spertus Museum of Judaica130 m
  • L. H. Selman Ltd130 m
  • Spertus Institute130 m
  • The Science Institute130 m
  • Auditorium Building and Theater140 m
  • Roosevelt University140 m
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership150 m
  • Fine Arts Building170 m
  • Columbia College: Science & Math170 m
  • Value for money7.3
    Distance to city center1 miles
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
    Distance to airport13.7 km
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    Lake View King Bed
    Lake View King Bed
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard King
    Standard King
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Queen
    Standard Queen
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Bedroom
    1 Bedroom
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Park view
    • 1 king bed
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    Lake View Room with 2 Double Beds
    Lake View Room with 2 Double Beds
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 double beds
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    Queen Room
    Queen Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Lake View Suite with King Bed
    Lake View Suite with King Bed
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 super king bed
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    City View Suite
    City View Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 super king bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 6.4
      Good

      "Museums, aquarium, Navy Pier, etc all outside the door and for a really good price."

      Kathlene

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      June 21, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Cool bar, food is good, we will definitely come back."

      Roger

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      July 24, 2018

    • 6.8
      Good

      "The hotel is located in the centre of Chicago with easy access to sightseeing spots."

      Joan

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      January 11, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Beautiful hotel in great location."

    stephanie

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    August 20, 2018

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    What they offer

    7.2
    Very good

    "Great location!"

    maimin

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    August 20, 2018

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    Garage parking and valet parking are available at an additional charge. Kindly contact the property directly for more details.

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    Agoda Reviews (419)Booking.com Reviews (6662)
    7.5
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    10
    Cleanliness7.4
    Facilities6.7
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.3
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Semaj from United States
    Couple
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Big history smaller fare ”
    This place is full of history and mystery and if u even get a chance food drinks and company too with a cheaper incidental and smoking rooms on the mag mile u can’t beat it
    Reviewed February 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marra from United States
    Couple
    Lake View King Bed
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2018
    Check Out the View!”
    We stayed in the south tower on the 11th floor in a Lake View King Room and had a view of the Buckingham Fountain directly in front of us, the Chicago skyline and Navy Pier to our left, and the Planetarium, Aquarium and Soldier Field to the right. There is a heater in the room but the windows also open a few inches for fresh air when the weather allows. The weather allowed us to open the windows and enjoy fresh air in our room over a few days, the rest of the days we used the heater since it was fall. The concierge staff were always helpful getting our car and giving directions and advice. The front desk staff were always helpful whenever we had a question. The housekeepers kept our room looking fresh and ready to return to and they let us know how to get in touch with them in case we needed anything. When we did ask for more towels and more coffee, they gave it to us happily. This is a GREAT and historic hotel in the perfect location in the heart of downtown Chicago. Enjoy Chitown!!
    Reviewed October 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Karen from United States
    Business traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Great place to stay in Chicago”
    The Congress Plaza was just what we needed for our business trip to Chicago. Large room and bed, close to attractions and restaurants, easy to get where we wanted to go. The hotel itself is full of history, having been built in 1893, so not as modernized in some ways, but generally quite acceptable. We will stay there again if we go back.
    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    5.2
    Sri from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Congress Hotel Chicago ”
    Contra Bad smell inside the room. Smells old and dampness. Bathroom very old fashion. Elevaror very old. Overall hotel is very dated. Needs to be renovated. Check in staff was arrogant and mot helpful. A few amenities are broken inside the room. Room was noisy. Pro location of the hotel is superb. Near to blue line to go to Airport. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Close to a lot of sight seeings places.
    Reviewed October 21, 2018
    5.2
    Sri from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Congress Hotel Plaza Chicago”
    Hotel is very dated and old. The room in the north side is older than the south side. The room smells dampness . The bathroom is so old fashion. The room's lighting is not bright. Room always looks so dark. There is no fridge in the room. The good part of the hotel is the location. It's near to Millennium Park and walking distance to the blue line to go to O Hare airport . It's along Michigan Road where we can walk to the city.
    Reviewed October 20, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Semaj from United States
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Make sure your reservation was in order”
    Mix up with my reservation lead to me being held at the front desk like a common criminal and the apologies given about the issue were lackluster I felt inadequate as a customer
    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Patrick from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Good but old”
    Met my needs for a night stay during a baseball game. Easy access to the park and lakefront. Building is very old which is part charming and cool but also results in some noted aging aspects that just can't be avoided. Rooms are rather small and have a slight musty smell. Bathrooms have been updated with modern fixtures but evident it is a surface job mainly for aesthetics. Rooms felt overall clean but with a "lived in" quality that comes with the age of the carpet, walls, etc. Hallways are dimly lit and a real-life maze to navigate. Straight out of The Shining for sure. If you are a single dude traveling for a fun weekend then this is worth the savings. Outside of that, look elsewhere higher quality on the dollar in my opinion.
    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Karen from United States
    Family with teens
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Ideal location”
    Beautiful hotel with a nice mix of old and new. Room was very nice with a comfortable bed and several pillow choices. Our stay was quiet and relaxing. Staff was friendly and helpful. I did not care for the shampoo/ conditioner combo. Did not condition and scent was too masculine. The tv was rather small. Overall it was a wonderful stay and we loved that we were so close to most of the things we wanted to see and do. Would definitely stay again.
    Reviewed June 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara from United States
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Pleasantly Surprised”
    We loved this room. It had an amazing view of the Lake. The bed was so comfortable. Walkability was super. Interior décor of room and the lobby were immaculate. Staff was very nice, especially valet.
    Reviewed May 17, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Elias from Armenia
    Business traveler
    Lake View King Bed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Good Hotel old but gold...”
    don't listen to anyone .. this hotel is not as some gals were saying... i stayed for 5 days there.. no al capone no ghosts came to me and all was great and good. room was very clean and bed was big and comfortable ... i spent good time in my room that had a direct view to the lake in chicago and no noise no bad smells nothing to mention... Jose ... gave us a good service and he guided us to go for great places... appreciated hermano...
    Reviewed May 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    john from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
    Congress Plaza”
    This is an old Hotel and is located in the. Heart of Chicago. Easy to get to all the attraction. Its rooms are a good size with most things you would want. Although a fridge and microwave would be better if they were in the rooms. Otherwise it was our second stay there . and there are plenty of places to eat all very close
    Reviewed May 08, 2018
    5.2
    Anthony from United States
    Family with young children
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Don't trust their parking. Hotel needs remodeling.”
    Parking attendant at the garage associated with and recommended by the Congress Plaza Hotel damaged my vehicle. Staff was less than helpful. Waiting to see if anyone actually takes responsibility for damages. My rear license plate, plate bracket, and backup camera were so bent up I had to try bending it back to avoid getting a ticket for a non-visible plate. The fact that they destroyed my backup camera by backing into something is painfully ironic.
    Reviewed October 15, 2018
    6.0
    Joseph from United States
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Nice lobby, shoddy room”
    The plaza to the hotel was very nice, but it's clear that's where profits are circulated back in to. The elevator creaked and shook and the hallways reminded me of something from The Shining. The bed was comfortable but the room interior had noticable drywall patches, the tub drain could be popped out, and the paint was chipping from the door frames. I had to slam the door shut to get it to close at all because it has since warped out of place. Ok hotel for a quick stay but wouldn't recommend for longer trips. If you are renting a car, expect to pay $44 per night you stay at a hotel in downtown chicago. That's just the way it is it seems like
    Reviewed September 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ruben from Costa Rica
    Couple
    Lake View King Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excelent location”
    Great location View to the lake
    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nikki from United States
    Family with teens
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Go elsewhere for food, don’t waste your money there”
    The food at the restaurants were just terrible and disappointing.
    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Cody from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    good location, luke warm shower not preferred”
    nice locatiin, cool building, i can deal with a smaller room, but the luke warm showers are not enjoyable to say the least!! prices for hotels in chicago are insane!!
    Reviewed October 16, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Joan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
    Convenient Location”
    The hotel is located in the centre of Chicago with easy access to sightseeing spots. The service and facilities are okay. However, the view of Michigan Lake from the room is a pleasant surprise. Not sure if it applies to all room though.
    Reviewed January 11, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lori from United States
    Business traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Older Classic Hotel with spacious and very clean rooms”
    Tall ceilings and spacious rooms. Older style classic hotel. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great location and view. I would recommend this hotel. You can order from the menu at breakfast. The food was very good and the staff was exceptionally friendly and attentive..
    Reviewed October 26, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Exceptional”
    Fantastic location, situated on the edge of the city, yet also within easy walking distance of the lake shore. Very polite and efficient staff who were always willing to help. Room facilities were very good and the room itself was very clean and well designed. Very recommendable accommodation.
    Reviewed September 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tingrui from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard 2 Double Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
    The staff was friendly and helpful to change my room to a very good view room. I did enjoyed my stay”
    The hotel is in a very good location which is close to Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, Field Museum and Chicago Institute of Art. The staff helped me to change my room to a very good view room in which I can enjoyed fireworks at navy pier. I enjoyed my stay in this hotel.
    Reviewed July 31, 2017
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