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South Loop

Congress Plaza Hotel

520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60605, United States
TEL: (312) 427-3800

This striking, 14-story Loop landmark places guests directly on Michigan Avenue, providing easy access to Chicago highlights like the Museum Campus and Millennium Park. Originally constructed in 1893 to accommodate guests attending the World’s Columbian Exposition, this Renaissance Revival building remains a symbol of old-fashioned elegance. The spacious, apartment-like accommodations, with their high ceilings, large bathrooms, and unique configurations, recall an era when living in a hotel was fashionable. East-facing rooms feature stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, and the 15 Lakefront Suites have separate bar and parlor areas.

Room to Book:

If you’re a light sleeper, request a room overlooking the quiet inner courtyard.

Insider Tip:

First-time visitors are often offered a complimentary room upgrade so that they can enjoy views of bustling Michigan Avenue.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Historic
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service

Number of Rooms: 850

Number of Suites: 36

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1893



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