I stayed in the Congress Plaza Hotel for one night during my trip to Chicago for the Yankees-Cubs series. It was a good stay, the hotel was a little older and confusing but overall I'm happy I stayed here. The hotel was definitely an older hotel here in Chicago, it definitely feels as if it was designed before World War II but it maintains a nice charm in that manner. The hotel is located in what can be considered the South Loop near immediately adjacent to where Congress Parkway ends at Michigan Avenue and Buckingham Fountain. The rooms are arranged in a corridor style in two towers which is a little confusing, even numbered rooms are in one tower, odd numbered rooms are in another tower. The room presentation was good, they are well made rooms with high cielings, a small private bathroom, tall windows looking outside and . The front desk staff appeared a little overwhelmed during my check in and check out but nonetheless got me in and out at the exact rate I paid for the hotel which was $220 after taxes. That may sound a little expensive but its actually reasonable by downtown Chicago standards. There is a large hotel lobby downstairs with a restaurant and bar attached to this hotel as well. I believe it was used for a convention center type purpose at some point in it's existance given its ground floor layout. Overall, I'd recommend people stay at this hotel if in Chicago at least once. It's not my top hotel in the city but it is one I'd send people too if they were asking for my recommendation on it.
- 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