Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park ★★★

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$79
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016

Annual trip to Chicago

Would recommend Tue, Sep 29, 2015
We have stayed at the Congress for three years in a row. The hotel is old and the rooms show it. There are three areas to stay in: North Tower, South Tower and Buckingham (I think that 's what it is called). IF you are given a room with three digit room number you are in either the north or south tower. If you are given a room number with four digits you are in the other area. Do not sleep in the Buckingham, it is old and kinda scary. In general, the hotel has seen better years. However for the price and location it is a great place to stay.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Not Kept Up Well

Would not recommend Sun, Sep 27, 2015
While it is a grand old hotel, not much detail has been paid to taking care of things that have gotten dusty and dingy. Room was not particularly clean, bed was hard as a rock, and generally the hallways were paint-chipped with old carpets, etc...

| Cleveland Business

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location and service.

Would recommend Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Can't beat the location. The room was a bit tired but quite adequate and clean. Upgraded (at no extra cost) to a room with a great view overlooking Grant Park and the lake.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great bang for your buck

Would recommend Sat, Sep 19, 2015
We stayed here because it was cheap and it was in a great location. It was very easy to get around and walk everywhere. It isn't a great hotel but it is cheap, clean and located well so you are definitely getting your money's worth!

| Newton Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Old building...and everything else

Would not recommend Wed, Sep 9, 2015
When I booked a room at this hotel I wondered why the price was $100 cheaper than most of the other places in downtown Chicago. When we arrived at the elevator to go up to our room I started to understand why. Only one working elevator in a full hotel with 14 floors is unacceptable. Then, upon getting out of the elevator only to be faced with a dark, dingy hallway with flickering lights that put me in mind of The Shining I started to more fully grasp the error I had made in booking the hotel. I don't know when this hotel was last updated, but it wouldn't have surprised me to learn that Kennedy was still in office. What little interaction I had with the staff was pleasant enough, I have no complaints about that. Also, the room had high ceilings and was relatively spacious. The location was convenient to places like the art museum, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. That is the end of the positives unfortunately. There were no towel holders in the bathroom for hand towels or wet towels. The carpet bubbled up and so did the paint. The paint was also discolored and peeling. Oh, and I shouldn't forget to mention the awesome wallpaper..also peeling. The beds were absolutely horrendous. I could feel every spring digging into me. This hotel is in dire need of an update and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in its current state.

| N/A Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Family trip

Would recommend Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Location was awesome and close to everything. Loved the old nostalgia mix of old and new. The staff were very helpful in the lay of the land. Rooms were a bit old and could use some updating. Just add more items so it has a more comfortable feeling and not such a cold one. Did not get the Lake view as requested. Didn't understand that one. Our view was the roof. Did give us adjoining rooms which they got right. Overall pretty cool.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

good value

Would recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2015
This is the 2d time I stayed here. As usual the check in was efficient and even though I was quite early I was given another room that was ready - a blessing! The room was clean and comfortable and everything worked. Only complaint was the soda machine ate my money.

| N/A Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nothing to write home about...

Would recommend Sun, Sep 6, 2015
The value for what we got was good, but there is evidence everywhere that this is an older hotel w a great nead of modernization.

| Anaheim Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good value for money

Would recommend Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Great location, so good value for money. Big, old hotel but well taken care of.

| N/A Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Classic old hotel

Would recommend Wed, Sep 2, 2015
A little rough around the edges, but a lot of history here and the location/price couldn't be beat. Don't go if you're expecting super modern rooms, but the place was built 100+ years ago.

| Bethesda Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5