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Congress Plaza Hotel
520 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, 60605 Chicago
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City center 1.1 km Train station 1.26 km Airport 14.49 km
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Style of hotel and ambience

Originally built to accommodate visitors to the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893 the guest rooms and suites of the Congress Plaza Hotel are truly spacious by todays standards. There are a total of 850 guest accommodations including 36 deluxe suites many of which overlook the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. The Congress Plaza Hotels convenient downtown location commands a spectacular view of Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. It also provides easy access to the Art Institute of Chicago Millenium Park Orchestra Hall and Sears Tower all within walking distance. The downtown business district shopping and restaurants as well as downtown theaters museums and universities are just steps away. For convention attendees we are a short cab ride from McCormick Place Convention Center 1.5 miles and Navy Pier 1 mile.

Service & facilities

  • Elevator
  • Hotel-owned car park
  • Garage in the hotel
  • Restaurant(s) 3
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Whirlpool
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm

Room facilities

  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025

In-house services

  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • ATM
  • Classic concierge service
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • Babysitter

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1983, Last complete renovation 2014, Number of floors 14, Total number of rooms 871, Number of single rooms 431, Number of double rooms 378, Rooms with connecting door 21, Number of suites (separate rooms) 48, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking room 839,

Reception open

Every day 24 hours

Reception manned at weekends
24 hours occupied
Check-In : 15:00
Check-Out : 12:00

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Accepted payment methods

The following credit cards are accepted by Congress Plaza Hotel:

 Diners Club  Visa  Eurocard/MasterCard  American Express  Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)

Congress Plaza Hotel

Location and distance

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City center

1.1 km


14.49 km
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Train station

1.26 km
Chicago - Union Railway Station


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Location of the hotel

In the heart of Chicago, this hotel is located by Van Buren Street Station, around 100 metres from Buckingham Fountain's North Rose Garden. Within 5-minutes' walking distance you reach restaurants, shops, the Harrison underground station and the shore of Lake Michigan, with an extensive green area that invites you to go for walks.



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