The Congress was glorious back in the day. I say this not because I know any history about the building, but because you can see its past glory shining through. Beautiful marble floors, arched doorways, Greco-Roman sculptures, gold detailing. It was gorgeous at one time. Now the rooms are just ok. Service is ok. Price is ok. Its a typical 3 star place minus the lobby. I'd put the actual rooms on par with the Travelodge Downtown.
- 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