Welcome to Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Check Into Living History on Chicago’s Michigan Ave.

Enjoy unparalleled value and gracious hospitality at one of downtown Chicago’s most legendary hotels. Located near Grant Park on Michigan Ave., with views of Lake Michigan, the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center has been a Windy City icon since 1893, playing host to U.S. presidents, international celebrities and performers, foreign dignitaries and elite travelers from around the world.

From the gilded lobby ornately designed with blind arches, marble and chandeliers to impeccable service and classically decorated rooms and suites, a stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel has long been a symbol of luxury and privilege among executives, families and leisure guests seeking to explore the best the city has to offer. 

Guest rooms are appointed with everything today’s traveler needs, from refrigerators and free Wi-Fi to room service, pillowtop beds and flat-screen televisions with cable and satellite channels. Our Lakeview Rooms offer Lake Michigan views that most downtown Chicago hotels can only dream of. If you are hosting a meeting, wedding or special event, our majestic Gold Room is one of the most beautiful venues in the Windy City.

Walking distance from the Buckingham Fountain, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute and exclusive Magnificent Mile shopping, we offer a vibrant gateway to exactly the Chicago you’ve come to discover. Before you set out, be sure to treat yourself to our sumptuous breakfast in the Gazebo Restaurant. 

On your next visit to Chicago, check into the Congress Plaza Hotel and experience a rich showcase of living history at one of the city’s premier addresses for nearly 125 years. And our remarkably affordable rooms and suites make us one of the best values in the downtown area.


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Bed & Breakfast

Our Bed & Breakfast package includes standard accommodations and a full American breakfast 

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Standard Queen

Located in all three towers of the hotel, our Standard Queen Rooms feature one Queen bed as well as a coffee maker and a decorative round table with two chairs in each room.

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Standard King

Located in all three towers of the hotel, our Standard King Rooms feature one King bed as well as a decorative round table and two chairs. 

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Standard Double

Located in all three towers, Standard Double Rooms feature two double beds and are the perfect choice for families or groups with multiple occupants.     

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Truly in the Heart of It All

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL, adjacent to Grant Park and the Magnificent Mile and steps from the shores of Lake Michigan.

The Bean in Downtown Chicago

Gold Room

Want to ensure an unforgettable meeting or special event? One of the most sought-after spaces in Chicago, our Gold Room is ideal for ceremonies of up to 400 guests or dinners of up to 290.