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    The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

    520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-1602
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Stayed 3 nights on 8th floor. Walls are so thin you can hear normal conversations through the walls, old hotel without any charm. The restaurant is terrible - service is slow and food isn't good. Go down the street to the Yolk restaurant for a...More

    Thank Karen B
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Hotel needs a return. Tiles on bathroom floor of my room were broken and I cut my toe. Decor is outdated Room was ok and carpets were ok. All wood frames round doors and skirting were showing lots of signs of denting. Plug sockets were...More

    Thank Owen J
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The hotel is old. The rooms need to be re-painted big time. There was a dead fly in one bed, and bugs on the inside of the window. The rooms have a musky smell. The room service is fast and food is good, but interaction...More

    Thank Nathan G
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Stayed for 2 nights and found it to be very low value for money- even though the location was good, the rooms and bathrooms were not clean at all, hair etc and management was rude and non cooperative.

    Thank Saad H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hotel has a perfect location, right on Michigan Ave. When you first walk in the stairs to the lobby, there is a bit of a funky moldy smell. Gone when you enter the main lobby, and the lobby is beautiful. Nice that they have...More

    Thank dooley22
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    • US$89 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Corinne C
    11 August 2017|
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    Response from mdaby3 | Reviewed this property |
    Call them. 312-427-3800
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    Corinne C
    10 August 2017|
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    Response from RockiesFan13 | Reviewed this property |
    The newly updated room we stayed in, was probably redone in the 1960s. Call the hotel directly and ask for the suite # and verify with them.
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    Christine M
    7 June 2017|
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    Response from congressplazahotel | Property representative |
    Good morning Christine, We usually don't take room requests when its a full house in the hotel. I blocked your room for this coming Monday, June 12, 2017 so no one else can take this room. Early check in is available at... More
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