Book your room at Congress Plaza Hotel
Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Chicago hotel across from Grant Park
With a stay at Congress Plaza Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Auditorium Building and Theatre and Columbia College Chicago.
This hotel is close to Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.
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 amenities include an arcade/game room, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
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. Breakfast is 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.Would you like to give us feedback? Share it! Opens in a new window
Congress Plaza Hotel520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605
Across the street from Grant Park, this downtown Chicago hotel was originally built in 1893 to accommodate visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, a lounge, gift shop, and barber shop. 25 meeting rooms cover nearly 50,000 square feet (about 4,600 square meters) of function space, including a ballroom for groups of up to 2,000. The hotel's Gold Room, currently used for banquets and other formal events, has a vaulted ceiling, chandeliers, and gold-leaf trim. Wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the property, free of charge.
- Meeting rooms 20
- Conference space
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 870
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 14
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Hair salon
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Arcade/game room
- Year Built 1893
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Luggage storage
- Business center
- Express check-in
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Conference space size (feet) - 50000
- Conference space size (meters) - 4645
- Number of meeting rooms - 20
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Number of buildings/towers - 2
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
- Arcade/game room
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Room service (limited hours)
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Where to Eat
Gazebo Restaurant - Casual ambience, American cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Rafael Steak House - Serving Midwestern cuisine. Open late afternoon through late evening for dinner only.
Congress Lounge - Located just off the lobby. Cocktails, beer, wine, and light fare. Open daily.
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
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Deposit: USD 25.00 per night
- 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
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We should mention
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.