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, and taken its place as a Midwestern point of interest that has stood the test of time.
A fascinating and storied past combined with stunning architecture, gorgeous lakefront views, superior customer service and modern amenities make the Congress Plaza Hotel your best choice for a unique and memorable stay in the Windy City.
Guests at the Congress Plaza Hotel can explore the best downtown Chicago has to offer 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.
Groups and conventions will relish our proximity to the Museum Campus, the famous Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, the numerous retail shops and boutiques along State Street and a wide variety of dining, entertainment and nightlife options nearby.
Business travelers can experience the convenience of wireless internet access on the property as well as our ideal location near the Willis Tower, LaSalle Street, the Chicago Board of Trade and city, county, state and federal offices. Throughout the year, events and festivals including the Taste of Chicago, take place along the lakefront in Grant Park and the Congress provides the perfect home base to take everything in.
The Congress Plaza Hotel boasts 871 guest rooms and suites featuring modern amenities combined with uncommonly spacious layouts. Though times may have changed since the Congress was originally built, the property has retained its character by blending the old with the new.
High ceilings, larger bathrooms, unique room configurations and more expansive views breathe personality into a hospitality landscape populated by cookie-cutter hotel chains. The property features 36 downtown Chicago hotel suites, 15 of which offer a fabulous view of Lake Michigan and a residential ambiance full of warmth and comfort.
Lakefront Suites and Kings are in high demand, but the Congress also offers Standard Doubles and Kings perfectly suited for families, groups and business class guests with an unrivalled view of the city. Our checkin time is 3pm and our checkout time is Noon.
In addition to in-room amenities including complimentary WiFi, hair dryers, coffee makers and cable television with premium channels, the property itself features a 24-hour exercise facility, game room, room service, valet parking and dry cleaning as well as a gift shop and barber shop.
Guests will be tempted by several excellent Chicago dining options available onsite. The Gazebo Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a casual atmosphere. Rafael’s Steakhouse features a modern Midwestern menu for dinner daily.
The Congress Lounge provides the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail, take in a game or meet up with colleagues in style. The Congress Plaza Hotel also makes a wonderful backdrop for your next corporate event, ceremony, Chicago hotel wedding or reception featuring a variety of affordable catering menus, event capacities from 10 to 1,200 attendees and over 50,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space.
Our efficient, helpful and experienced professional event staff is at your disposal to set the tone for a memorable and successful event.
The Congress Plaza Hotel is a living and breathing Chicago landmark that has played host to presidents, celebrities, performers and foreign dignitaries for more than a century. But we roll out the red carpet treatment for all our guests, treating our business and leisure travelers to outstanding customer service, exceptional accommodations and an uncommon hotel experience steeped in history.
We can’t wait for you to be our guest - book your next stay with us today.