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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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Business Centre with Internet Access
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127Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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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 was to attend a conference at the Chicago convention centre and was booked at the Congress Plaza hotel as it is close to the convention centre. It is a nice old hotel, comfortable rooms and bed, neat bathroom and linen. The breakfast seemed adequate although not a large spread
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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you for a future stay!
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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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That's exactly what I got with my stay on Saturday, Feb 9th, 2019. I check in, put my bags down in my room, and off to the auto show. Great time! Only to return to a toilet that wont flush, a fridge with the last guests food in it along with some old pills, a filthy coffee
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Love the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago. Always try to get a lake view. Easy walking distance to Shedd and Field Museum, Grant and Millenium Parks and Michigan Ave. Old rooms but most updated. Always clean. Take friends there because of this.
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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you for a future stay!
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We loved the location- the hotel was within walking distance of many sites especially the lake and parks and some downtown areas. Rooms were clean and comfortable but this is a hotel with more of an old-world "character" which we loved but may not be for everyone.
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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Responded 5 days ago
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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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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Yes.
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Maybe 1/3 of a mile. We passed the sign a few times. Have fun!
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"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."
"Cash on hand gives best access to amenities."
"Saw Frankie Vali across the street. Walking distance to Art Museum."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 78 - US$ 249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentralDowntown / The Loop
NUMBER OF ROOMS
851
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