THE CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL

THE CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL

520 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Downtown property, Hotel in Cook County
41.87523 -87.62433
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  • The Avg. Group Discount is 3.4%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 871 rooms
  • 14 floors in hotel
  • 36 suites in hotel
  • Check out time: 12:00pm
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 22 meeting rooms

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Verified Reviews of The Congress Plaza Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Excellent accommodations and great location."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I brought a group using nine rooms and check in and checking out went very smoothly. The staff was helpful and friendly. The location is one of the best in Chicago with the Taste of Chicago right across the street at Grant Park. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfy. I loved the history that goes along with The Congress Plaza Hotel.
(Meeting planner, booked 25 rooms), from US flag
15-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 12 to Sun Jul 13 2014 at a $149.00 group rate.

Customer Reviews of The Congress Plaza Hotel

3.0 out of 5. Based on 1203 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

a chicago landmark The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center was originally designed and built in 1893 to accommodate visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition. We have catered to our nation’s Presidents, foreign dignitaries, opera, stage and movie celebrities, and a multitude of conventions, business travelers, and folks who love coming to Chicago with families and friends for the absolute delight of it. The guestrooms and suites of the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center are truly spacious by today’s standards. There are 871 guest accommodations, including 36 deluxe suites, many of which overlook the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. location ? Centrally located on the world famous Michigan Avenue over-looking Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain with a majestic view of Lake Michigan ? Recreation and shopping just steps away. Shop on the “Magnificent Mile” Or stroll in Grant Park on your way to relax on the beaches of Lake Michigan. Take in a show at the Shubert, Auditorium or Goodman Theater, The options are endless. ? Within a mile, experience Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Sears Tower, Orchestra Hall, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. We are in the heart of it all. ? O’Hare and Midway Airports are just 25 minutes away (Airport Express available) accommodations ? The Congress Plaza Hotel has 853 Guestrooms including 36 deluxe suites, many of which over-look Lake Michigan. ? Built in 1893 for the World Columbian Exposition ? The Gold Room, one of the most grand and historic ball rooms in Chicago. ? The Great Hall, this colossal room is perfect for a reception of 2000 or a Banquet for 700.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 14
Rooms: 871
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 835
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 36
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: As Needed
Meeting Rooms: 22 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 50000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 550 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4pm-12am
Pool Info: No Pool in the hotel
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days for groups
Nightly Parking: $35
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 16.40%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 11.90%
Occupancy Tax: 0.00%
City Tax: 4.50%
Food and Beverage Tax: 10.75%
Audio Visual Tax: 0.08%
Parking Fee: 44.00 Per Night (Valet Parking)
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Person
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Person
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 150.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 10.75% (Non commissionable)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 22.75 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 21.50 VAT % Inclusive (per pp)
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 27.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 36.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 30.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 50.50 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 60.75 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 11.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 60.50 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 3.50 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.50 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar: 20.50 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 35.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Midway Airport - 11 miles O'Hare Airport - 18 miles **Taxi cab One way to/from O’Hare $30.00-$35.00 One way to/from Midway $22.00-$28.00 **Airport Express One way from O’Hare $27.00 each way, $49.00 round trip One way from Midway $22.00 each way, $37.00 round trip Call Airport Express for group rates

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle is not available.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

American Breakfast per person inclusive tax & service charge at $21.95 - Coupons through sales department

Previously known as:
Congress Plaza Hotel, Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Seasonality and Projections at The Congress Plaza Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Congress Plaza Hotel

This graph illustrates fluctuations of sleeping room prices for both our group prices and the most competitive individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The best group discount displayed is 54.9% in the month of February 2012 and the highest average individual rate is $199 in the month of October 2012. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Congress Plaza Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Congress Plaza Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Congress Plaza Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Congress Plaza Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chicago event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
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Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Gold Ballroom 46 x 107 x 24 4922 --/300 -- 224 118 141 80 25/-- 400 500 492
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Gold Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4922 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
46 x 107 x 24 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$3600.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$6000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$9000.00 USD
Room Rental Waived with F&B min
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Great Hall 57 x 145 x 24 8265 --/550 481 330 198 236 100 40/-- 864 1200 827
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Great Hall

Room Type:
Exhibit Hall
Total Size:
8265 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
57 x 145 x 24 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
6
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$5000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$7500.00 USD
Room Rental Waived with F&B min
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Windsor 64 x 50 x 15 3200 --/200 186 150 77 92 60 20/-- 340 320 320
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Windsor

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
3200 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
64 x 50 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$900.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$2250.00 USD
Room Rental Waived with F&B min
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