Congress Plaza Hotel

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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
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Overview of Congress Plaza Hotel

Congress Plaza Hotel

3.5-star property
3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Columbia College Chicago

7.4/10 Good

3,895 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Map
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Grant Park - 1 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 6 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 8 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 11 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 17 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 17 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 17 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 22 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 23 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 28 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 39 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

Restaurants

  • Cafecito - 3 min walk
  • Tamarind - 3 min walk
  • 720 South Bar & Grill - 4 min walk
  • Kitty O'Shea's - 4 min walk
  • Meli - 6 min walk

About this property

Congress Plaza Hotel

3.5-star hotel near Millennium Park
Close to Chicago Riverwalk and Soldier Field, Congress Plaza Hotel provides shopping on site, a coffee shop/cafe, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as 2 bars and a gym.
Other perks include:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and wedding services
  • Meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator
  • A gift shop, a banquet hall, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at Congress Plaza Hotel include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and deep soaking tubs
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Separate sitting areas, recycling, and refrigerators

Languages

English, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 870 rooms
  • Arranged over 14 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (USD 54.00 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 6:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (50000 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1893
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerheads

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

Tavern Tap - This sports bar serves breakfast only.
Tavern Tap - Onsite sports bar. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 16 and USD 23 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 49.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 59.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerators are available for an additional charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Parking

  • Uncovered self parking costs USD 54.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

A shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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 there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Congress Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Congress Plaza Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Congress Plaza Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Congress Plaza Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 54.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Congress Plaza Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 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). Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Congress Plaza Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, sailing, and windsurfing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars and a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Congress Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Tamarind (3-min walk), 720 South Bar & Grill (4-min walk), and Kitty O'Shea's (4-min walk).
Does Congress Plaza Hotel have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Congress Plaza Hotel like?
Congress Plaza Hotel is in Downtown Chicago, a short 5-minute walk from Harrison Station and 8 minutes' walk from Millennium Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

7.4

Good

7.5/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

6.8/10

Amenities

6.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.1/10

Eco-friendliness

2/10 Poor

Phani, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

great location maintance service was fast
Maria, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Vander, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Needs a lot of updating
Overall, it was a decent stay. Hotel lobby is beautiful ! The rooms , pictures look a lot better . But there was no heat and it was freezing in the rooms! I have to say, the location was great though .
Sara, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Will stay again.
Went pleasingly well. As expected.
Gregory, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ada, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect weekend
Classic hotel with the best view of the park and lake. We always choose lake view. Love the old architecture and friendly helpful staff. Also perfect walking distance to a lot of things in the loop.
Anne, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Trisha, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Sherry, 2-night trip
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