The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL

520 S Michigan AveChicago, IL 60605
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The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center is one of downtown Chicago's most legendary hotels. It is located near Grant Park on Michigan Ave., with views of Lake Michigan, has been a Windy City icon since 1893, playing host to U.S. presidents, international celebrities and performers, foreign dignitaries, and elite travelers from around the world.

up to 4 people

Good To Know

  • Within walking distance from the Buckingham Fountain, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, and many shops and dining facilities.
  • Complimentary WiFi in rooms and throughout the hotel.
  • 24-hour fitness center.
  • Full-service concierge.
  • Minimum age to check in is 18.
  • Pets are not allowed. ADA-service animals are welcome.
  • Overnight self-parking is $58.00 per vehicle, per night. No in-and-out privileges. Fees are subject to change and applicable taxes.
  • Millenium Park - 0.7 mile
  • 360 Chicago - 1.7 miles
  • Skydeck Chicago - 1 mile

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicapped Access
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
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from The Congress Plaza Hotel
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm
From the gilded lobby ornately designed with blind arches, marble and chandeliers to impeccable service and classically decorated rooms and suites, a stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel has long been a symbol of luxury and privilege among executives, families and leisure guests seeking to explore the best the city has to offer.

Guest rooms are appointed with everything today’s traveler needs, from refrigerators and free WiFi to room service, pillowtop beds and flat-screen televisions with cable and satellite channels. The Lakeview Rooms offer Lake Michigan views that most downtown Chicago hotels can only dream of. If you are hosting a meeting, wedding or special event, the majestic Gold Room is one of the most beautiful venues in the Windy City.

Catch up with friends or relax with colleagues in the hotel's beautifully designed lobby. Enjoy a workout in the 24-hour fitness center or allow the hotel to arrange an appointment at the onsite barbershop. a full-service concierge will help with any request large or small, from same-day dry cleaning or shoeshine service to restaurant reservations or tickets, tours and transportation to any attraction here in Chicago.

Parking: Overnight self-parking is $58.00 per vehicle, per night. No in-and-out privileges.

Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed. ADA-defined service animals are welcome.

Other fees: A $25 per night, per room deposit is required at check in.

All fees mentioned are subject to change without prior notice, and applicable taxes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Congress Plaza Hotel

Does Congress Plaza Hotel have a pool?

No. Congress Plaza Hotel does not have a pool.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel offer free breakfast?

No. There are 2 onsite restaurants perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat. Full breakfast is offered on weekends for a fee from 6 AM to 11 AM local hotel time.

Is The Congress Plaza Hotel located near the city center?

Yes. The Congress Plaza Hotel is approximately 0.2 miles away from the center of Chicago.

Is there a fitness center at The Congress Plaza Hotel?

Yes. Guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.

What are some historical sites close to The Congress Plaza Hotel?

Garfield Park Conservatory is less than 5 miles away, Macy's on State Street is less than a mile away and The Rookery Building is approximately half a mile away.

Does Congress Plaza Hotel charge a resort fee?

No, Congress Plaza Hotel does not charge a resort fee, however, a deposit of $25 per night plus taxes is collected upon check in.

Is The Congress Plaza Hotel haunted?

The Congress Plaza Hotel is said to be the most haunted hotel in Chicago. Constructed in 1893, the hotel has a long history of a few of the most notable villains who stayed there. America’s first serial killer Dr. HH Holmes was a guest at the Plaza, as well as Al Capone. These and other spirits are believed to roam the halls and play creepy pranks.