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- 84%Luxury Travelers
- 80%Local Culture
- 51%Green Travelers
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- Congress Plaza HotelMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Oct 11, 2013
Chicago's historic and haunted hotel is a great choice for a bit of luxury with a tale to tell. Al Capone reportedly spent time here, and so many U.S. Presidents held meetings here that it earned the hotel the nickname 'Home of Presidents.'
- Congress Plaza HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 24, 2013
Walking into the Congress Plaza Hotel feels like entering another time period. Colorful mosaics and early 20th century artifacts allow you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern city outside and with two restaurants, a fitness center, gift shops and an abundance of banquet halls--you may never have to leave the hotel during your stay! Unless you're afraid of ghosts. Don't be alarmed, but this place is reportedly haunted. All I wanted to do during my visit was scare myself by getting lost in the hidden stairwells and corridors throughout the place. I couldn't help but think that Congress could be a lot better if they put a little money into renovating the interior of the rooms, which looked pretty shabby and run-down compared to some of the more grandiose features of the lobby and banquet rooms.
- Congress Plaza HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 12, 2013
Location is great, near the Millenium Park, the lake and the start of the marathon. But it's in bad shape... Weird smell, creepy carpet and wall paper. Needs serious renovation. And how can hotels still charge $10 for 24h Wifi?
- Congress Plaza HotelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Sep 26, 2013
I love an old historic hotel as much as the next guy, but there's a certain point when things need to be updated and fixed. My experience with the Congress Plaza Hotel wasn't great. To start, all of the furniture in our room was cheap and scuffed up to death. The room had a funky smell to it and the walls/ceilings all had visually bad repairs. The decor was hideous (bad wallpaper of the hotel's logo, with matching curtains and some very disgusting carpet). The bathroom door was so old and crooked that it didn't even close properly. I know the hotel has a lot of history, and that's great, but I don't think they should be charging the kinds of prices they are without doing a little updating. The only thing this place really had going for it was location.Recommended for
- Congress Plaza HotelFirst to ReviewSep 26, 2013
great location, great price, incredible view of everything from the 9th floor. is a bit run down, but was a very elegant hotel so has high ceilings, big windows, spacious room for the city, and quiet too. nice linens, marble tile in the bath, huge closet space. Too bad the windows were fairly dirty, but they face the lakeshore so must be hard to keep clean. didn't get 5 stars because you have to pay 10,/ day for internet, and it is a cable (which I wouldn't have been able to use with the ipad) that is only long enough to hook up and sit in front of a dresser! doesn't even reach the table. also, no coffee in the lobby, in room coffeemaker was inconvenient, had to go to dunkin donuts if you wanted coffee early. get a good look at the lobby, pool tables in there too
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Address:520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Total Reviews:10 Reviews
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Dining options at Congress Plaza Hotel include two restaurant options (Gazebo Restaurant and Rafael Steak House) and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during
There are 871 guest rooms at Congress Plaza Hotel. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to in-room safes, guest rooms offer phones with voicemail. Televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Notifications and Fees:
Please note: Unionized employees at this hotel are currently on strike. Strikes can involve union picketing and public demonstrations, and can affect hotel services.
- There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Self parking: US$ 28 per day
- Valet parking: US$ 33 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.