I have been traveling to Chicago for over 20 years and have stayed at a lot of HOTELS. I was always curious about this place because of it's pretty cheap rates. My wife and I got 4 nights for $68/ night, less taxes. Anyway, the lobby is spacious and warm then you go to the resident floors. As I was told, it was built in 1920's and it looks like it too ! Thought the doors, trim, molding are pretty bet up at least the have a fresh coat of paint on them. The rooms are not very spacious as you can imagine from that era but have been updated. Bathroom, carpet,,,not so much the window treatments. But, it was clean and very quiet. THe mattress was hard as a rock. There is a little cafe on the lobby level that offers a nice breakfast but at hotel prices. IF you want an inexpensive place without bells and whistles where all you need it forms a place to flop. This is it The owners(s) really need to drop a buck or to into the place though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Congress Plaza Chicago
- Hotel Congress Plaza
- Congress Hotel Chicago
- Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago