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Congress Plaza Hotel

520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
12 reviews

The only good thing about this hotel is its location. The rooms are in dire need of renovation. Having said that, we obtained a very good rate compared to neighboring and newer hotels.

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  • 41
    0.34 mi

    Christkindlmarket

    0.34 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    6 reviews

    Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Germans come to Chicago to set up a traditional Christmas market. There's food and booze, christmas trinkets, and german candies and pastries. Dress warm because it can be bitterly cold.

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  • 42
    0.81 mi

    Lyric Opera of Chicago

    0.81 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    6 reviews

    Lovely on the outside and lovely on the inside. Opera on a rainy evening. A worthwhile splurge if you can get your hands on tickets.

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  • 43
    0.38 mi

    Alexander Calder Flamingo Sculpture

    0.38 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    9 reviews

    My favorite of the Loop sculptural icons. The splash of red against the backdrop of black / grey government buildings is impressive. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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  • 44
    0.34 mi

    Lake Michigan

    0.34 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    5 reviews

    Amazing lake

  • 45
    0.46 mi

    Chicago Park District

    0.46 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    5 reviews

    Big park on the river with swimming pool, soccer fields, playground & canoe launch. A prime area to spot Great Blue Herons is at the small dam & waterfall. Ah.

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  • 46
    1.0 mi

    Chicago Riverwalk

    1.0 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    5 reviews

    The Chicago River has a bad reputation for its polluted past, but the city has taken great strides to clean it up. They've also done a lot of work to make the riverwalk an appealing destination, and it's one of my favorite spots downtown. I especially love hanging out in the park near State Street, where you can sit and ...

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  • 47
    0.91 mi

    Gold Coast

    0.91 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    5 reviews

    Fantastic area of downtown Chicago. Gorgeous churches, tree lined streets, and great shopping.

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  • 48
    0.93 mi

    B.L.U.E.S.

    0.93 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    6 reviews

    Doesn't attract the caliber of acts that regularly play at Kingston Mines, but this sister bar across the street has some hidden gems depending on what night you go. Also, if you pay cover on Sunday night you get into Kingston Mines for free, too. Pretty sweet deal.

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  • 49
    0.49 mi

    Reckless Records

    0.49 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    4 reviews

    There are three Reckless Records located around Chicago and they have the best music collection. If you're on the hunt for a rare record, like to see what's new, or just love flipping through albums, then Reckless Records is the place for you! I love checking out the staff suggestions.

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  • 50
    0.34 mi

    Chicago ilinois

    0.34 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    4 reviews
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  • 51
    0.98 mi

    Shoreline Water Taxi

    0.98 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    Cheap, easy, and fun! Who doesn't love a ride in a boat on the Chicago RIver?

  • 52
    0.92 mi

    Chicago's First Lady

    0.92 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    Awesome tour!

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  • 53
    0.65 mi

    Bike Chicago

    0.65 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    The best way to really get a good feel for the city is to bike it. You can rent bikes by the day at Navy Pier or Millenium Park. Riding by the lake and beach is the lifestyle of Chicagoans during the warm days. Walking is just as fun too, but watch out for those speed-bikers.. they have no mercy!

  • 54
    0.96 mi

    Wendella Boats and Chicago Water Taxi

    0.96 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    Water taxi can be a nice way to avoid the hectic street traffic in Chicago. On a clear day - early in the morning or just about sundown chugging along the river amidst the sky scrapers will provide you good photo opportunities.

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  • 55
    0.72 mi

    Chicago Theatre

    0.72 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    So, so very Chicago. Even if you can't make it to a show, it's worth walking by just to snap a picture of the quintessential logo. The theater is red velvet with gold trip and just beautiful. I have seen some amazing performances come through this historic venue.

  • 56
    0.31 mi

    Jazz Showcase

    0.31 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    The oldest jazz club in Chicago, Jazz Showcase has been treating visitors to excellent music since 1947. Though it has changed locations a few times before setting up shop at its current Dearborn Station spot, attentive listeners and an intimate atmosphere have always been there. Talented musicians who have graced the stage here include Dizzy Gillespie, Chris Potter, and Frank ...

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  • 57
    0.62 mi

    Chicago Pedway

    0.62 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    3 reviews

    The only traffic and weatherproof way to get around downtown Chicago. There are also lots of stores along the routes. A very forward-thinking creation.

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  • 58
    0.52 mi

    McCormick-Tribune Ice Rink

    0.52 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    7 reviews

    Who doesn't love a date ice skating (even if you're terrible)?

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  • 59
    0.43 mi

    Bank of America Theatre

    0.43 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    4 reviews

    This theater is super old but has great shows here. Currently, the Book of Mormon is here so it is packed all the time. If you want to see the show, a cheap option is to do the same-day lottery at the box office held two hours before each performance. The winners can get 1-2 tickets to the front rows ...

  • 60
    0.74 mi

    Daley Plaza

    0.74 mi from Congress Plaza Hotel
    5 reviews

    Washington Stop. Downtown. Our beloved Picasso Sculpture resides upstairs. Farmers markets, critical mass & ethnic fairs happen here. The lake is due east.

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