Congress Plaza Hotel

520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States
(3 star hotel)
#95 of 284 hotels in Chicago
Pleasant (2.5 out of 5.0) 19 reviews
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This is THE Place to Be

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 1, 2006

We were lucky enough to be traveling when a bunch of this hotel's employees were on strike. For us, this meant that we had to cross a picket line to enter (they were peaceful and never even said anything), that room service was unavailable...and that the prices were ridiculously low. The service, despite the strike, was impeccable. And the views from the windows were just as amazing as they must always be.

Unique Quality: It's a great upper-class hotel, right in the middle of town, and within a stone's throw of the lake. So far as I understand, a bunch of US Presidents have stayed here, including Thomas Jefferson.

Directions: You know that spot right in the middle of the west side of Grant Park where there's that little circular arc of a road? Right across from that.

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lake view

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 8, 2006

There was a strike in my visit but still the rest of the personnel try to help you and I had by chance a very beautiful room at the top floor of the hotel with excellent view of the lake

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Congress Plaza-strike finally over

by written on June 16, 2004

5/30/13 update-The Chicago Tribune this morning reported that the strike, which started on June 3, 2003, is over. That's a 10 year strike!!!!

This isn't a statement for or against unions, the workers at the Congress Hotel or the hotel management since I'm not all that familiar with the issues, just a warning to anyone considering staying there.

Workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel have been striking since June 2003 and from what I understand the protesters are out there every day although not in great numbers and low on enthusiasm now that the strike is nearing it's 4th anniversary. Just my opinion, a hotel with striking employees would not be my first choice for accomodations.

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Downtown Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 25, 2002

We, ten Ukrainian educators from Luhansk, stayed in this hotel three days and two nights.
It was striking to see the old hall, the grand piano - a museum piece - and lots of other well-known places that made that hotel famous.
I had a good room - I think the number was 1107 - with a view of Sear Tower.
I felt I traveled in time and I lived in the twenties of the last century...

Unique Quality: Gazebo Restaurant (American cuisine, relaxed atmosphere, big choice of dishes); Tavern Tap (cocktails, full menu & popcorn, electronic games, pool table & big screen television); Fitness Center located in the lower level.

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Address: 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States

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  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
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  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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