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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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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
855Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
156Attractionswithin 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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All reviews grant park buckingham fountain gold room a lake view room an older hotel art institute lake michigan field museum shedd aquarium the bean navy pier king room few blocks the magnificent mile lakeview
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This huge, old style hotel offers large, renovated rooms with wonderful views of the downtown area and the lake. Reasonably priced, it is within easy walking distance to main attractions - Art Instiute, the Loop area - not to mention loads of bars and restaurants...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average hotel; tired rooms, the bathrooms in particular; low water pressure in shower and variable water temperature. Overpriced breakfast buffet. Decent location. Good housekeeping. There are better hotels Downtown for the same or lowering price.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Congress Plaza for Thanksgiving. Here my ups and down. Ups: The location is amazing. Near publics transports, Buckingham park and Millennium park. The staff member are great and very helpful. Bed mattress are very comfortable. Downs: I'm pretty sure it use...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Congress was so much better than I imagined. There were lots of mixed reviews for this hotel and i did not go with high expectations. Yet, it turned out to be much better than i thought. Let's talk about decor. The common areas of...More

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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention CenterResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing The Congress Plaza Hotel, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you for a future stay!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last month for some R&R before a Conference down the street. First, they have smoking rooms, and let me just tell you, they are in the “old” part of the hotel, and when I say old, I mean the original tower with double...More

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Response from congressplazahotel, Public Relations Manager at The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention CenterResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are extremely sorry for the inconveniences you've encountered. As you can tell by most of our reviews, these issues are not common to the hotel and we are both surprised and disappointed by the...More

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28 November 2018|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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"14th floor on the south tower... we had 1403, right next to the elevator, quiet with a knockout view."
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"Cash on hand gives best access to amenities."
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"Saw Frankie Vali across the street. Walking distance to Art Museum."
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"14th floor facing Lake Michigan - if you like views in the am -- beautiful Sunrise one day / massive..."
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US$78 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentralDowntown / The Loop
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