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The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

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Step inside and experience an extraordinary piece of living history during your next visit to downtown Chicago at the Congress Plaza Hotel. This "Landmark of Chicago Hospitality" has delighted business and leisure travelers for over a century. Guests at the Congress Plaza Hotel can explore art institute, millenium park, buckingham fountain, magnificent mile,museum campus all with in walking distance just by stepping outside our front doors. Situated adjacent to Grant Park, our 14-story property is located along Michigan Avenue, providing unlimited access to the city's finest retail stores, the bustling business district and Chicago attractions.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
Historic Hotel
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Special Price:10 % off room rate


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
128Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
40Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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I had such high expectations for this hotel and boy was I disappointed. The furniture was cheap, dresser doors didn’t close, poor maintemce, cheap and tacky looking inside of the room. It looked like someone was paid under the table to repair things at the lowest price possible.
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Hotel's Favourite
On recent business trip stayed at the Congress for two nights, wonderful historic location over looking the lake, fabulous. The building is full of history and the bar is excellent location to meet for a few cocktails and talk business.
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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Responded 28 Dec 2018
Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we are delighted to hear your visit to Chicago was nothing short from exceptional. We look forward to hosting you for a future stay!
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From the check in to the hotel and room ? Fabulous pricing , beautiful location, awesome staff . I highly recommend this hotel for your stay .. The rooms are huge , very clean . There isn’t a bad view in any of the rooms I stayed in .
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One cannot get a better view than we get from rooms facing the lake Michigan. However the hotel is very old and the physical facilities need to be renovated. House keeping is excellent and the ball-mans are friendly. However some of the staff from reception desk need to take
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Got a super good rate, but was quickly very apparent why. The Congress Plaza has certainly seen better times. I'm sure it was a lovely location in its day, but sadly that day has passed. My room was literally the first escape. Nothing really wrong - good bed, nice amenities, but
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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Robert- We are truly sorry and certainly disappointed to hear about the perception you are left with about our hotel. We hope to welcome you back for a much better experience on your next visit to Chicago. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Good morning, To book a specific room please feel free to contact our front desk agents at 312-427-3800 ext. 5017 or our reservation department at 312-427-3800 ext. 5025
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Well, most conventions have shuttle service to all hotels. The Congress is between the Palmer House and the Conrad Hilton, thus shuttles should get one close to McCormick Place. Commuter trains (Metra) also are an easy walk from the Congress, and they stop beneath McCormick Place. These hotels are near State street and Michigan Ave. Not to be confused with north-side hotels. Hope this is some help. NRA is a large convention, indeed. Stan "Z"
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We walked not sure about shuttle never saw one
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Do you have 24 hour check in?
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Maybe 1/3 of a mile. We passed the sign a few times. Have fun!
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"North facing rooms for instance 1080"
"Stay away from the part of the building facing the trains! The noise is unbearable."
"ask for a NEW ROOM specifically"
"Ask about sizes of rooms, we had two that were vastly different."
"14th floor on the south tower... we had 1403, right next to the elevator, quiet with a knockout view."
US$ 96 - US$ 265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentralDowntown / The Loop
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