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    The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

    520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-1602
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          US$ 245
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          Overview
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          • Very good28%
          • Average30%
          • Poor15%
          • Terrible16%
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          Reviewed 6 days ago

          spent 4 nights here in may when attending a medical meeting at the mc cormick convention centre.location was excellent .close to metro stop (3 blocks away)and bus stop (across the street).saved quite a bit in taxi costs .took a train to and from airport as...More

          Thank saradurban
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          This is an older hotel, but it has been recently remodeled and is very attractive. Our room was a "family suite" consisting of two rooms - one with a king bed and one with two queen beds. The room was neat and clean and the...More

          Thank JimB941
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Awesome location, across from Grant Park.. Our first impressions of a grand old world hotel after a long flight, was nothing short of spectacular! The staff were wonderful and had the heaters on in our room.. Brilliant! Our room was huge and clean and the...More

          Thank 0212anita
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Not sure about all the positive reviews. Maybe some rooms have been refurbished, but certainly not all. Just moved in today. The room is on the 8th floor. The room looks very old and outdated. The size is small as in some European hotels. Everything...More

          Thank Frank I
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          This is a really interesting hotel right on Michigan Avenue. The rooms have been redecorated so are much better than on previous visits, but the corridors and lifts are a bit grotty. Not all rooms have views and some look onto an internal well. It...More

          Thank Iona M
          Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

          Thank you for your feedback, we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences encountered during your stay at The Congress Plaza Hotel, we look forward to the opportunity to host you for a future stay!

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          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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          • US$ 126 - US$ 309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 851
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          • Downtown / The Loop
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          Lexie S
          Hi! I booked this hotel for the weekend of Lollapalooza and was very excited based on its proximity to Grant Park and the good reviews. Unfortunately, after looking at reviews again I found that there are a many negative reviews on the old rooms and am disappointed that I cannot be guaranteed a clean, updated room like the ones that are advertised. Is there anything that I can do to make sure that I am in one of the newer rooms?
          29 May 2017|
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          Response from congressplazahotel | Property representative |
          Good morning Lexie, We can definitely make sure you have a newly renovated clean room for your stay here during lollapalooza. Feel free to call me at 312-427-3800 ext. 5071. I'll not be in the office Tuesday, May 30th so... More
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          ChrisandCarol F
          What's the best way to get to Wrigley from your Hotel and how long does it take?
          21 May 2017|
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          Response from Kimberly S | Reviewed this property |
          This hotel is about a 15-20 minute cab ride from Wrigley Field. You can take a cab or for $2.25 you can catch the Red Line which is about four blocks from the hotel.
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          awalters2006
          Are the non-smoking rooms the only rooms that have been renovated?
          9 May 2017|
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          Response from shaq735 | Property representative |
          yes we have renovated 500 rooms out of 870 rooms all non smoking
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          "Nearly every room except those on front side have a view of an internal fire escape"
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