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The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center - Chicago, IL

Historic Hotel in Chicago’s Loop

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard king room, standard two-double room, lake-view king room, or lakefront king suite
  • Up to two kids 14 or younger stay free in a standard two-double room

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Hotel at a Glance: The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

When it was opened in 1893, The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center was intended to be the elite spot for travelers who passed through Chicago. The hotel first welcomed guests during the World’s Columbian Exposition. Over the next 50 years, it was furnished with glamorous ballrooms and stylish supper clubs. Now the hotel’s chief advantage is its superb location in downtown Chicago, where it stands along Michigan Avenue. It’s just minutes from Grant Park, several world-class museums, and a host of luxury retail stores.

  • Onsite dining: Rafael’s Restaurant serves gourmet burgers, pan-roasted rainbow trout, and other specialties. In the morning, you can enjoy a hearty American breakfast at the Gazebo Restaurant.
  • Past presidential guests: Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon
  • Work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness room.
  • Get some culture across the street at the Auditorium Theatre, which offers musical performances, plays, and ballet.

Chicago’s Loop: Historic Commercial Center with World-Class Museums and Parks

Named after the shape formed by the elevated train tracks that form its perimeter, The Loop is Chicago’s downtown and the country’s second-largest business district. Skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the art-deco Chicago Board of Trade Building loom large here. They overlook waterfront parks, a glitzy theater district, and some of the world’s finest art collections.

The Art Institute of Chicago’s gargantuan collection covers everything from marble busts to Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Just north of the Art Institute, Millennium Park is known for both the Frank Gehry–designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and for the sculpture Cloud Gate, known to Chicagoans as “The Bean” for its legume-like shape. Nearby Grant Park is dotted with several impressive attractions, including Buckingham Fountain, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. The city’s public transportation system is among the country’s best. Check out our guide to Chicago public transportation for helpful tips on navigating the city like a local

Other Details

Room Details

Standard King Room, Lake-View King Room, and Lakefront King Suite

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Standard Two-Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • ADA accessible rooms available upon request
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 15 or older; kids 14 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: self-parking available for an additional $46 per day; valet available for an additional $52 per day.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available


  • Two restaurants and a lounge on site
  • Room service
  • 24-hour exercise facility
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Barbershop
  • Concierge services

The Fine Print

  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total LivingSocial rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by LivingSocial after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Midway (MDW; 12 mi) and O’Hare (ORD; 19 mi)
  • Cab fare: about $45 from MDW and $60 from ORD, including a 15% tip
  • Nearest transit stops: CTA Blue Line, LaSalle stop; CTA Orange Line, Harold Washington Library stop
  • Shuttle service: available through Airport Express; book prior to your trip

Customer Reviews

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4 days ago
The view and bed. The room was small and old looking. The hotel had an eerie feeling but maybe it’s because it’s more than 100yrs old.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 22, 2020
5 ratings4 reviews
July 16, 2020
The hotel was great. The bathroom was very small but overall it was wonderful very clean and comfortable. Beautiful hotel service was wonderful thx
1 ratings1 reviews
June 25, 2020
I love it
7 ratings6 reviews
June 19, 2020
The size The room was very, very cold
1 ratings1 reviews
June 7, 2020
The view room was a little small
2 ratings2 reviews
June 8, 2020
The bed was very comfortable and it was peaceful on the floor I was on
13 ratings1 reviews
2 days ago
Amazing time despite the pandemic going on! The staff went above and beyond for us! Even going as far as to letting us borrow silverware when the steak house we got dinner from forgot to provide us with some. Room was clean! No complaints!
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