Guests at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel will notice one thing immediately upon entering their guest room or suite: this is no cookie-cutter hotel chain. Our hotel has character to spare, boasting high ceilings, expanded bathrooms, spacious room configurations and some genuinely breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.
Choose from 871 guest rooms and 36 suites that radiate a residential charm with an apartment-like ambiance that truly feels like a home away from home. Our 14-story property is truly a living, breathing downtown Chicago landmark that combines classic style with modern amenities.
All guest rooms and suites are elegantly appointed with oversized bathrooms, electronic key locks, complimentary premium cable television, hair dryers and coffee makers. Find the perfect Chicago accommodations for your next visit to our beautiful city.
All 36 of our suites are in high demand, and for good reason. The majority of our downtown Chicago hotel’s suites were apartments in a different life, as the Congress Plaza served as fifty percent residential in the late 1890’s.
Because it was built in an era when it was fashionable to live in a hotel, the unique room configurations are unlike any of our modern day competitors.
Our 15 lakefront suites provide one of the most fabulous views of the city, overlooking Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and the gorgeous, glittering water of Lake Michigan.
These suites feature a large parlor room/sitting area, a bar or dinette area and a separate bedroom with a king size bed. Adjoining rooms are available at an additional cost. For your indulgence, the Presidential Suite also features a Jacuzzi with a full marble bathroom.
These rooms are similar to Standard Kings in size and configuration, but feature a fabulous view of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan.
Lakeview Kings are located in all three towers, on the Michigan Avenue side of the building.
Like the Standard Kings, they come with a decorative round table and two chairs. Business travelers may want to request a "Business Class" King, which also features a work desk and chair.
Due to the demand for our lakeview rooms, we recommend that you request these prior to your arrival, in order to ensure availability. While a large portion of the hotel is non-smoking, we have smoking rooms available upon request.
The Congress Plaza Hotel is pleased to offer more than 300 Standard Double rooms, primarily located in the south tower.
These rooms feature two double beds and are the perfect choice for families or groups with multiple occupants.
The high ceilings, wide window expanses and large closets offer an abundance of space and a roomy feel that separates our standard rooms from more formulaic hotel lodging.
Because of the large number of Standard Doubles we have to offer, guests can request specific floors, adjoining rooms or be blocked together with friends and family. While a large portion of the hotel is non-smoking, we have smoking rooms available upon request.
Spread among three towers of the hotel property, we are pleased to offer more than 300 Standard King rooms to our guests.
Standard Kings feature one king bed as well as a decorative round table and two chairs. Business travelers may want to request a “Business Class” King, which includes a work desk and chair.
Multiple bedded rooms (some with king beds) and connecting rooms are also available.
Because of the large numbers of Standard Kings we have to offer, guests can request high floors or be blocked onto specific floors with an expansive view of the city from their window. While a large portion of the hotel is non-smoking, we have smoking rooms available upon request.
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