We stayed at this hotel reluctantly after finding out we messed up the reservation on our original choice. We did not want to pay $300 for a hotel near Grant Park for a half marathon, so we checked other reviews and rolled the dice. This place was not at all luxurious; though it appeared to be at one time. People just need to manage their expectations better. If you want prime location during peak weekends and holidays, this is the best you are going to get for under $200.
Here are the ups and downs:
- The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, though maybe a little hard for my liking
- The location was unbeatable. We walked from Amtrak to this hotel and from the hotel to Grant Park, loop shopping, dining, McCormick Place, etc
- Price was good for location
- It is old and need of some serious renovations to be back to it's former glory
- The low price attracts those who are looking for a good time. Expect beer cans all over the place in the morning and maybe some drunken load people in the halls at 3 AM.
I probably will not stay again because I generally like experience when visiting Chicago, but a price sensitive person will be fine if they do not expect too much.
- 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:
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- Hotel Congress Plaza
- Congress Hotel Chicago
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