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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 €102
  • 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

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 20 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 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 center
  • 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/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1893
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Congress Plaza Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Congress Hotel
  • Congress Plaza Hotel Hotel
  • Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
  • Congress Plaza Hotel Hotel Chicago
  • Congress Hotel Plaza
  • Congress Plaza
  • Congress Plaza Chicago
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel Congress Plaza
  • Plaza Congress Hotel
  • Congress Hotel Chicago


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.

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

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 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 59.00 (subject to availability)

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

  • Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Congress Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 46.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Congress Plaza Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Artist's Cafe (2-min walk), Cafecito (3-min walk), and Osaka Express (3-min walk).
  • 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).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 6,115 reviews

Very Good 8.0
basic room great location tons of history
Great location right across from Grant Park and 7 min walk to blue line from the airport and 5 min walk to red line in the loop. Rooms are basic and dated but lobby is great.
Brandon, ie3 night business trip
Good 6.0
Great stay over all
Good stay overall. We had an issue with a room that the front desk staff very quickly resolved. Breakfast was a bit disappointing and probably would go elsewhere for the price. Beds were comfortable and location was great!
Megan, ie1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Well-located downtown hotel close to Lake Michigan
A good well-located hotel in an old-fashioned style building. Staff friendly and professional. Parking expensive so I did not use it. Room needs more electrical sockets.
Frank, ie4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location
Good location, we could walk around to all the places we wanted to visit or we took the train. It’s a huge hotel and getting to our room through the maze hallways took a while.
Raluca, ie2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Perfect location perfect view
Leyla, ie7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Congress Plaza
Perfectly located near the park with a beautiful view.
ie5 night business trip
Fair 4.0
The room despite being non-smoking had heavy tobacco smell. The room is old, they also charged handling fee for package (who does it these days?)
ie2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Stay Classy Chicago
Great location,and a great price but room could do with a face lift
Walter, ie2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Never Again
It was one of the worst hotels I’ve ever been to. I felt like I was at a haunted house. The carpet was dingy and the smoke detector was hanging out the ceiling. Don’t go here if you’re trying to have a peaceful relaxing stay.You could hear people yelling and partying all night. They said nobody would come into our room until we left because of the corona virus and a maid walked right in on me and my boyfriend while we were sleeping! I was suppose to stay for 3 days because of the 4th of July holiday but I end up leaving the next day because I couldn’t do it anymore! Don’t stay here!
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Congress Hotel is Veteran-friendly
I have been going to the Congress Hotel for the past five or six years on 4th of July... They remember me every year and they always put me on the floor that is high up usually the 11 10th or 13th floor... They understand that I do not do well with the fireworks but they understand that I do want to see them... just not the pops and bangs and every single year they accommodate me and my stay is Fantastical... Thank you Congress Hotel and staff your work and kindness towards this veteran is greatly appreciated
Juan, us2 night trip

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