Our Hotel Enjoy World-Class Amenities Like An Onsite Barbershop & Valet Parking Since welcoming our first guests in 1893, the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center has stood the test of time to become the living, breathing “Landmark of Chicago Hospitality” and the host for U.S. presidents, world leaders, icons in music, art, entertainment, and refined travelers from around the world. We welcome each and every one of our guests to our property, or, as we like to call it, their home away from home. With a marvelous view of Lake Michigan and amenities ranging from free Wi-Fi, a superb breakfast and valet parking, we’re the first choice of Chicago hotels among guests seeking unmatched service and value. Impeccable service and world-class amenities are what have brought generations of discerning Chicago travelers back to the Congress Plaza Hotel time and time again. From the moment our welcoming staff greets you upon arrival, our personalized service is designed to help you get the absolute very best out of your Windy City experience. Catch up with friends or relax with colleagues in our beautifully designed lobby. Enjoy a workout in the 24-hour fitness center or allow us to arrange an appointment at the onsite barbershop. Trust our Concierge to see to any request large or small, from same-day dry cleaning or shoeshine service to restaurant reservations or tickets, tours and transportation to any attraction here in Chicago.