With a stay at Congress Plaza Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Columbia College Chicago and minutes from Art Institute of Chicago.

This hotel is close to Millennium Park and Willis Tower.

Make yourself at home in one of the 870 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this hotel include gift shops/newsstands and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 50000 square feet (4645 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms.

WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 50000 square feet (4645 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Congress Plaza Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 870 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 20 conference rooms
  • 50000 sq ft of conference space
  • 4645 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1893
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Congress Plaza Hotel offers 870 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

This hotel has 2 restaurants serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

A fitness center on the lower level of the Congress Plaza Hotel is open 24 hours a day.

Guests can run, walk, bicycle, or skate on a path that runs along Lake Michigan for 20 miles. It's accessed via Grant Park, across the street from the hotel. Bikes, in-line skates, and pedal-powered buggies can be rented at several beachfront locations. During the summer, Oak Street Beach, about two miles north, is a popular swimming spot when lifeguards are on duty. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing equipment is available for rent at the Lincoln Park Boathouse, four miles north of the hotel. A public golf course is located six miles north.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per night
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 59.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Congress Hotel
  • Congress Hotel Plaza
  • Congress Plaza
  • Congress Plaza Chicago
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  • Hotel Congress Plaza
  • Plaza Congress Hotel
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You should know

Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.